Thursday, December 4, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

My mom will be happy that I've updated the blog. Here's some pie that we ate for Thanksgiving. It was delicious, thanks to my brother!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

My coworker organized a going away for maternity leave cake

On my last day at work before I started my leave, my coworker had surprise organized a cake and cupcakes to send me off! It was really nice! Here I am with the cake:

Monday, September 1, 2014

Meredith and Julia visited! (separately)

Here are some pictures from their visits. We went out for Indian food:

Meredith made waffles and Sam made fruit for our fancy breakfast. It's possible that I got the orange juice out of the fridge, although I can't remember for sure:

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Our last pre-baby visit to Minneapolis

A little more than a month ago, we went to visit Sam's family in Minneapolis. It was really fun! They never take enough pictures, so I always try to take a bunch when we're there. Here are some of them.

I love Sam's face in this one:

A bit of canoeing on the lake:

Some flowers from Grandmom's garden:

Her composting project:

We went on a walk around the lake, and there had been a lot of rain and flooding, so this bench was an island and Jerry climbed out to it:

Some friendly Minnesota teenagers took a picture of us when we stopped for a break on our walk:

Can you tell where I put the camera for this picture?

The main reason we went was to see Louise's art in her art show. It's inspired by our baby, and we get to have it to put in his room! Here we are seeing it displayed in the gallery:

She also wrote a poem to go with it, posted on the wall below to the right:

And of course a visit to Minneapolis in nice weather wouldn't be complete without a trip to Yogurt Lab:

Saturday, August 30, 2014

We moved back to Cambridge

After trying out living in Arlington and deciding it wasn't for us, we moved back to Cambridge a month and a half ago. We love our new place and our new location, and we even have a tiny bedroom for the baby! Here's our very full moving truck:

Obviously I wasn't much help with the moving process, but my family came to help and we had a bunch of friends helping as well. It went very smoothly with so many helpers, and we were even able to get a bit set up that very day! It turns out that having the baby coming was a good motivation for getting things set up and unpacked much faster than we usually do in new apartments. We're very ready now!

Friday, August 29, 2014

I finished my turtle pincushion

It took me more than 6 months to finally make it, but I finished my turtle pincushion almost 2 months ago. This picture is the first pin I put in it! It looks like I got a haircut for some reason, but I didn't:

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Still no baby - here's a post about Maine instead

I'm hanging around just waiting to go into labor, so I suppose this is as good of a time as any to update the blog! Here are some pictures of things we've done in the last couple of months.

Sam planned a surprise trip to Maine for our anniversary in July. We stayed in a cute bed and breakfast with delicious breakfast:

We went to visit our friend at his kayak rental business, where there was also this beautiful flowerpot with buoys:

We ate chocolate cookie dough ice cream in a sandwich between waffles (and yes, that's fudge in the box in the background):

We brought our lobster companion for the baby, who got a pinch:

And just generally enjoyed Maine:

On the way back, we stopped at our favorite, Wild Oats:

It was a great anniversary!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Hi Mom

My mom wanted a new blog post, so here you go. No baby yet!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Some things we've eaten recently

A fancy brownie at a work dinner:

Sam made soft pretzels, which were amazing. I helped a little with the butter, and a lot with the eating, and I also shaped them:

On a healthier note, we also ate a plate of sushi:

Thursday, June 26, 2014

A nice visit home

Over Memorial Day weekend, Sam and I went to visit my family in PA. We went out to dinner with my parents, and my dad wanted to take a picture of my food with his phone, since I was taking a picture of his with mine:

Also Sam and I went out to lunch with my friend and our first and second grade teachers. It was really fun! We try to see them every so often, since they were our best teachers:

Sunday, June 22, 2014

A work meeting in Atlanta, complete with snake!

For work, I went to a meeting in Atlanta. It was actually about an hour outside of Atlanta, on an actual plantation. You might suspect that this was not really my scene, but it was good to meet the people who were there, even if it was at a plantation where the social activity was shooting. At least the shooting was of those clay things, not actual animals. Here are some pictures from the place:

If there are flowers, you can always count on me taking pictures of them:

The most exciting part of the trip was seeing a snake. Check it out:

We were on a walk, and my manager tried to pick it up and throw it out of the path, which didn't really work. Luckily, the snake was happy enough to just curl up and not attack us once we left it alone:

That was pretty much the whole snake story, actually. Here's another picture of the place:

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Some more spring pictures

Spring has been beautiful in Cambridge, and around, and here are some pictures I took:

Sam and I had a picnic in Cambridge Common:

We also went to PorchFest in Somerville with some friends who live there and watched a band play across the street: