Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
What does that mean? I'm napping, eating, and
ANYWAY. Mother Nature has been one fickle lady around here. Today it's been GORGEOUS. Highs in the 60s, bright blue skies, and the leaves are at their peak of color change. Yesterday? Rain, rain, rain. Last week it rained for like 5 days straight. With the exception of a few gorgeous days like today inserted here and there, I've started to feel like I live in Seattle.
Which has led me to Target.com to buy some rain boots. (Click that red X at the top right corner right now, Husband) While it's hard to find these suckers in stores because everyone's moved on to their winter inventory, there are TONS of options online. Too many to choose from in fact...
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Adorable, right? Keep in mind these are cell phone pictures that I get from my mom every few days, so they're not the best quality. I'm trying to be patient and wait for real pictures, but it's not working so good... Word on the street is that she may have jaundice and is heading to the doc tomorrow for a check-up. She just needs a little sunlight-- it's been snowing in Colorado this week!
I've got a test tomorrow, my final thesis due on Wednesday, and my defense is next week, so I just don't have a ton to write about these days (at least that you want to hear about...). Good thing Halley came along to inspire some quick posts!
Friday, October 23, 2009
I cannot tell you how excited and happy I am for the Everette family... (And for me for finally getting a niece!) I just hate it that I'm not there...
Be prepared for an onslaught of pictures in the coming days!
Update: Changed the name up top to Halley, not Halle. It's pronounced Hal-ee, like Halle Berry.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
I know zilch about childbirth, but I'm thinking there's a bit of time until we actually welcome this little guy (or girl!) to the world. I'm sad I can't be there to cheer everybody on...
Feel free to send a congratulatory
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Update: It's about 8:45pm now and STILL no baby... Everytime my phone rings or beeps I run across the room like a crazy person trying to get it, but... Nothing yet. They increased her pitosin about an hour ago to keep things moving along and she's at 6 cm now...
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Are you ready?
(P.P.S. In case you're confused, I'm not having a baby tomorrow...preggo big sis is! I'll keep you updated on that as well.)
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
And there's already two...count 'em two actors that have transplanted from Lost to Flash Forward. You never know how that last episode's gonna end up-- Jack, Kate, and Sawyer might just flash into this new show. And then you'll be sorry because you won't know WHAT the heck is going on!
I'm just saying...
Sunday, October 18, 2009
First getting into the North End, the Little Italy of Boston. LOVED it.
Me and Paul.
Copp's Hill Burial Ground on the trail. "That's soooo New England."
The bed closest to the far wall is the actual bed where JFK was born. Most everything in the house was original, as Rose was in charge of the restoration…
Saturday night we headed back to the North End to eat some fiiiiiiine Italian food. We were told to go to Giacomo's and also told we'd have to wait in line…
And wait we did. This is not an ice cream store, people, it's a sit down restaurant. Read: this is not a fast moving line. But it was worth every second. Plus there was a camaraderie among all of us waiting. We cheered on those that finally made it inside and encouraged others still waiting after we'd finished our meals. And the food was awesome. It was this tiny little 10 or 12 table restaurant. We enjoyed wine, appetizers, and entrees and walked out with a $50 bill. We went to Mike's Pastry down the street after dinner, but Tyler accidentally DELETED the pictures of our cannolis. Anyway, they were HUGE and delicious. Thanks for the recommendations, April. We give you full credit for each of us gaining six pounds that night…
So, Sunday morning we drove to Cape Cod. Specifically, Hyannis Port where we checked out the Kennedy Compound. (We're not usually huge Kennedy people, but hey…we were in Massachusetts.)
This is the main house.
The entrance to the Kennedy compound. Not even gated off… 155 Irving Ave.
After driving around Hyannis Port, we headed to downtown Hyannis to do a bit of shopping…
Sunday afternoon we drove back and enjoyed lunch on Newburry St. I liken it to M street in Georgetown—lots of fun shopping and restaurants and impossible to find a parking spot. We ate at Uppercrust and of course, found a cupcake spot afterward.
I had a pumpkin pie cupcake and Tyler had an apple pie one. The whole pie thing is a good idea in theory, but as soon as you take the wrapper off, it's like taking off a sock you wore to the beach…
Really working on that one…
Some tower in Quincy Market… We were SO EXHAUSTED by late Sunday afternoon that we just went to go see a movie, so we could sit down for a few hours. (Side note: we saw Couples Retreat—not the best movie we've ever seen, but pretty funny and very pro-marriage…)
And Sunday night, we headed back to Quincy Market (which kind of served as home base for the weekend) and ate at Durgin Park (Thank you, again, April).For our last night, we had to enjoy another feast of baked beans, oytas, chowdah, and beeyah. (And cornbread). The oysters were great and we could tell the baked beans were authentic to Boston because they didn't taste exactly like a can of Busch's (like they did at the Oyster House…)
Overall, we had an AWESOME trip. It was so much fun. We will say (close your eyes April) that we're not sure we could live there (that's how we judge cities we visit…) because Bostonians are SCARY. I'd rather get in a fight with a NYC cab driver than a native Bostonian… We didn't have any bad experiences with anyone, they're just…intense. Anyway, we really did have a great trip and we were there at the perfect time of year. Thank you to April and Kristin for the great recommendations. We wouldn't have known what to do otherwise!