Please tell me you watch this show. Heather, you should get cable anyway, but this is imperative. Jon and Kate + Eight is a TLC reality show that follows the life and times of the Gosselins, two parents who had twins and then sextuplets. I can see you do the counting in your head - yes, friends, that's 8 kids: 2 eight-year-olds and 6 four-year-olds. I'm exhausted just typing that.
I stumbled across this gem of a program when in Ottawa last fall. I was under the weather, and a Jon and Kate marathon pulled me through. It's truly a lesson in life, love, kids and marriage, and no matter how crazy my life seems to get, their's is always crazier. Who would have ever thought a reality show would keep you grounded?
Well, I've said many times that international travel is much more than sight-seeing and tasting interesting cuisine. And even though the bulk of my travel has been work-related, I still count it as life experience I may never have gotten otherwise. I traveled last week to Japan with Kristen, Mary-Kathryn and Neal McCoy (not the country musician) to promote tourism to Mississippi in Japan. My last visit resulted in a super-long post, and I'll refrain from that this time. But, here are some pictures from my trip: