Brrrrrr! A bit about last week and a baby shower!

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Happy Monday!
Is anyone else cold? Given last year’s brutal winter I know it makes me seem like a huge crybaby to whine about highs in the fifties but I don’t care!!! It’s September! It’s still officially summer! It should be sunny and warm during the day and just a bit brisk at night! It should be perfect right now! Ed Wilson is consoling me by telling me things will warm up throughout the week. Whew. Tantrum over (for now).

I should have posted the following photos last week, but in my typical fashion I got distracted by other things and never got around to it. So, here we go …

I got to hang out with Amanda Krenz and Emily Price last Tuesday when we flew to Louisiana with the Iowa National Guard. The invite came in Monday night and we all jumped at the chance to go. By the end of last week hundreds of Iowa Guard troops were on the ground helping with Gustav recovery efforts. It was a nice surprise to see these two ladies, although I don’t think any of us expected to spend as much time waiting at the Des Moines airport as we did (six hours)! Emily and I had fun making people in HyVee do double-takes when they saw us getting lunch together.

Here is photojournalist Travis Jungling hard at work. It was hot out when we boarded the cargo plane. It was Africa hot inside the plane. We were all sweating bullets and I thought Travis was going to pass out. I was secretly thinking, “I’m so glad I just got my CPR re-certified.” Luckily, I didn’t need it. Seriously though, whenever I’m out on stories I always introduce the photographer by saying he does all the hard work. It’s true. These guys bust their tails in some rough conditions and tv doesn’t happen without them. It was a crazy day. Thanks, Trav.
And we finally got around to having a Channel 13 baby shower for Megan Salois! I was starting to get a little nervous that we wouldn’t get to September 6th before the little guy made his appearance, but he is still hangin‘ out and Megan is a trooper.

You may not be able to tell what is on the front of this onesie. Jeriann had these made. They have the Channel 13 logo and read, “Watch Channel 13 News.” I love it.

I think Megan’s mom is telling a funny(embarrassing)story about Megan. We had a lot of laughs.

Awwwwwwwww! Teeny, tiny clothes and socks. So sweet.

More of the gang

Some of the loot
I should have taken a better picture of this quilt. Megan’s mother made it and it’s a Wizard of Oz theme. I love the tornado reference. Perfect for a meteorologist.

That’s it for now! As always, thanks for reading and watching. Don’t forget to check out the blogs being posted by our insane sports guys – RVTV is on the road headed for Iowa City!

Have a fantastic week!
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1 Comment

  • Melinda

    Hey Erin!I missed it when you went down to Louisiana with the Guard. Where did they send you down there? I just got word from a long-time friend that lives in Lake Charles, Louisiana that she’s evacuating her office and family again. They were spared the first time around, but she said Ike is starting to look like Rita in ’05 and they lost their home back then. It’s hard to imagine having to pull up whatever you can and leave your home and having it be for the second time in a couple of weeks! My friend pretty much grew up in Louisiana, but I don’t ever remember her talking about having to evacuate so often because of these hurricanes before.

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