Sunday, June 22, 2008

in the last 9 days I...

  • ate 2 nutella crepes
  • spent 9 hours waiting for a plane in Cleveland
  • saw Paris from at least 4 tall monuments
  • ...and hiked up over 2000 stairs (probably more than that) to do so
  • bought more gifts for J than things for myself
  • met my annual quota for museum visits (for the next 3 years)
  • saw the Eiffel Tower sparkle, once in the park, many times from our apartment window
  • ran all over the city of Paris
  • typed on a French keyboard (had a hard time finding the ' and ?)
  • got offered and accepted a new job
  • learned to navigate the Metro like a pro
  • got to actually use my French. With people who actually speak French. For real.
  • had an amazing vacation with my mom and sister!
THANKS MOM AND DAD!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Monday, June 9, 2008

Four more days...

...and I'll be here:

I don't know how on earth I'm going to make it through the next three days of work.
Or how I'm going to make it without J and Bailey for a week. :)

Congrats E and J!

Two weekends ago (yeah, I know... kinda late...) E and J tied the knot in New Orleans. That meant that not only did we get to be a part of the wonderful event, but that we also got to take a quick mini-vaca to NOLA, where neither of us had been before!

This is the only picture I got with both of them in it. What can I say... our camera is the equivalent of the Zach Morris cell phone... it's old and big and I hate using it. I'm relying on the facebook use of our cousins to get some good pics.
I did however manage to get a good picture of their cake...

The upside of the aforementioned huge-ass slow camera is that the screen on the back flips out, which makes for easy self-portraits. the girls

"...livin' on a prayer!"
Being in New Orleans also means good times...

Like eating in a restaurant that has a vault...
and of course Bourbon Street. :)

We even got to see Esteban again! (A's boyfriend; on the left)
Mom and Dad even came out to play!
This doesn't even begin to touch the fun of the weekend. I managed to miss: pictures of the bride and groom, the French Quarter, palm reading at 1:00 am, and drunken Bourbon Street, part deux. It was exactly what we needed! :) Now if only J was coming on my next adventure...

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

2 years, 17 hours ago... became my husband. You're my teammate, my partner, the half that makes me whole, my best friend, the love of my life. Happy anniversary, (a day late) Jus. Here's to many, many more! :)