Friday, December 28, 2007
Pa and Kara
This is NOT Nate putting on lip gloss
Faith and Nate "reading"
He did like the baby doll the most I think - gift for next year perhaps? He can just play with little sisters :)
If you look closely, you can see the little flat part where my belly button is... Greg is so disappointed I don't have an outie. Next to the kid, I think that was going to be the highlight of the whole journey.
36 week for Christmas - with Greg making fun of my angled photo taking habits. I'll be so ready for a kid in the picture with me... too awkward.
And doesn't thiscute little closet o' pink make it all worthwhile? Amber, note your fuzzy outfit at the beginning - should feel special!
So (less than) four weeks to go until the official due date. Craziness!
Mom and Dad came down for the weekend while the in-laws met up for the big night. I think they should have had a graduation just for the spouses who survived!
My biggest fan :)
Research group with Dr. Ayachi
My big and official looking diploma... just needs an office to go in - with a job
Lots more pics elsewhere but these will have to do. I do accept donations from my PA buddies who ended up with good group pics since I managed not to have them. All finished - now just waiting to take the big test in less than a week... then waiting for the results! Assuming I don't chunk my book across the house before then...
Sunday, December 16, 2007
But a note that might be worth reading.... I decided we needed a date night, and we had a gift certificate to Star Cinema Grill - where you eat and watch the movie. For some reason I wanted to go see the previously mentioned movie...
Not an "enjoyable" experience for me!
Greg of course thought it was awesome.
Pretty much a glorified zombie movie made credible by Will Smith. Granted, still much better than the other zombie movies that I have sat through in the name of love and being a good wife. But still! Don't say you weren't warned!
My girls: Haley, Tien, Teresa, Christine, Meghan, Alli, and Isa
Stacie, Brenda, Allison, and moi
Nice teeth make good PAs!
Katie, Lauren, and Lindsay
The weekend of Haley's wedding, we spend the weekend at Wade and Kristin's house where we had bonus friends of Amber and James. Always interesting when James is around! And since she was making her debut, the belly bump got a lot of attention.
Friday, December 7, 2007
This pic is in honor of my roomies I'm seeing this weekend -
we haven't all been together since Kara's wedding I don't think....
Dallas here I come!
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
I really meant to take more and better pictures but he leaves before I get up (unless I'm really study-dedicated) and gets home at night. So these will have to do. I guess it's about a week old now? 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid with leather interior, sunroof, cool keyless starter, and of course the Sirius radio it got when it was only 2 days old. When we picked it up, it had a whole 8 miles on it. Greg loves his car; I'm paranoid of un-prettying it, too dumb at times to even get it to start right, and trying hard not to be an annoying passenger. It's first drive went to BabiesRUs to look at strollers and it defintely took up the whole trunk -the hybrid part (something) it back there making it smaller. But they all seemed the same size (the strollers that is) so I guess I just need a new minivan :) . We took it to LA last weekend and went like 500 miles or so on a tank of gas - Greg would know the specs. I think she/he really needs a name to quit calling her/he "it" - just sounds mean doesn't it?
Monday, December 3, 2007
It was Greg's work's Christmas party at L'Auberge du Lac (which translated means "Inn of the Lake" - better in French) in Louisiana. They paid for two nights at the hotel (an expensive one at that), and the dinner and brunch Sat and Sun. Our price? Watching 40 and 50 year old co-workers with the intent on drunken behavior and dancing. And there were only like 30 of us there - so the dance floor would have been awkward had you known the people to start with. Worse so when it just meant watching the same 5 women dance while everyone else watched. Granted there were funny moments. And thankfully this ended when we snuck out at the wee hours of 9 or so. Only to hear the stories of stumbling back to their rooms at midnight during brunch the following morning.
I told Greg it's ironic that the only time I've actually been around actual Jello shots were those created by a 55-ish grown up who passed them out to the others.
At least it got me out of the house, got to stay in a nice hotel, eat expensive food - and be reminded why Greg and I go together so well and glad I didn't marry someone "fun". This would be an instance why "can't I'm pregnant" is beneficial - otherwise they might actually realize what boring non-alcoholic, non-dancing (non-gambling) people we really are!
Greg did end up $100 ahead - most of his coworkers were in the hole - and he said he had fun... even though he reaked of cigarette smoke from the slot machines... :)