Wednesday, August 27, 2008
The good thing about this is that she is 36 weeks plus 4 so a few more days in there can only be a good thing. Also, they were thinking of giving her oxytocin to help bring on labor, which is fine, but the fewer interventions, the better/safer.
The bad news is that Jackie is still pregnant and she is SO ready to be done!!!!
And Shawna - I'm not crazy for leaving! I figured that she had a while left and I had to get home and check my email to see if I had to work today! So there was a method to my madness.
So right now she is 4cm and waiting.... hopefully I will have more news soon.
Now I'm off to make some pizza! Yum! And I might make pumpkin cookies tonight too!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
When Shawna left, my day was only just begining. I quickly threw on a dress while Phil wrapped the gift and then we were off to Donnie and Audrey's wedding. The wedidng was held at Shuksan golf course and it was GORGEOUS! The weather was perfect and the wedding was outdoors against a backdrop of trees and mountains. It was so peaceful out there! The reception was lovely, food was great, and the cake actually yummy!
Phil and I after the wedding.
We slipped out of the wedding as the dancing was starting, raced home to grab Mathias, then headed north for our final social engagement of the day - a surprise 30th b-day party for our friend Kevin. We spent the evening chatting with friends and enjoying the warm summer evening.
And after this crazy long day, we came home and fell into bed exhausted!
Here is the final feast!
While the girls were working hard on the sushi, I prepared our part of the cultural exchange evening - pumpkin pie! I figure that's a pretty American dessert!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
As we were walking to the mail area, Phil announced to Mathias that this is where we had met. I wandered into the middle of the lobby and remembered back to that moment, over 8 years ago! A lot has changed since then!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
A while ago we went and saw the movie Wall-E. Loved it!! I thought that Wall-E was so cute and joked that I wanted to get a little stuffed one. Last night, darling hubby ran into Blockbuster while I ran into the grocery store to grab milk. He came back without a movie, but said he got something for me. A little stuffed Wall-E! I got ridiculously excited! Partly because of the actual little toy, and partly just because my hubby is so sweet and thoughtful. So I now have Wall-E keeping watch over me as I do homework.
- last summer Dirk and Sarah came for 3 weeks (Phil knew Dirk when he was in Tanzania)
- Mattias (who was an exchange student with Phil's parents a few years ago) is currently staying with us for a few weeks
- Next week my good friend Jen will come for a visit, and she will bring her friend Sophie with her. Sophie is from - you guessed it - Germany!
As I said before, we love hosting so this is great. And as an added bonus - we have lots of people to stay with on our next trip to Germany!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Mami and Nami having fun
Phil and I posing
- Switched from my hotmail to my gmail account (including changing my email address with the 20+ different online accounts that I have)
- Separated my blogs - I know have a separate account and email for my nursing blog, Nurse Nickie
- Backed up everything on my computer
- Wiped my hard drive and reloaded Windows and all of my programs
- Finally set up my financial software
Looking at the list now it doesn't look like that much, but believe me, it was a lot of work!
Saturday, August 09, 2008
One of them in particular does what I call, the Japanese Valley Girl. Here are some sample converstations:
Me: How was school today?
Mami: Yeah... GREAT!!! (this being said if an overly excited and happy high pitched tone)
Me: Time for dinner.
Mami: WOW!!! Chicken!!!! (this being said if an overly excited and happy high pitched tone)
Me: Yes Mami, it's chicken. The same as 3 other nights a week.
It's funny and quite sweet, but sometimes I just shake my head. I wish that I could post an audio clip so that you could get the full effect.
Monday, August 04, 2008
Since I find celebrity gossip ridiculous, I rarely look at it. But every now and then, I do get tempted. Tonight, I prolonged my grocery shopping trip by 10 minutes so that I could flip through People magazine and see the "19 page family album" of the Jolie-Pitts. sigh. It's pathetic, I know. But the kids are cute!