Here's an update on how things are going...
The visa situation didn't turn out at all like I'd planned it! After some research, and several phone calls to the Spanish consulate, it looks like I don't fit into any of the Spanish visa categories. So that means in order for me to stay in Spain for longer than 3 months I would need to apply for a Spanish work visa. As it turns out, this is the hardest, and most expensive visa there is to get! Ugggghhhhh! Legally I can stay in the country for 90 days with just my passport, so as of right now, that's what I'm planning to do. I'll be headed to Spain in mid July, and I'll stay through mid October. I'm really excited!
Well that's it for now. I'll keep you posted.