Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas, part 1 (with pictures!)

You'll be happy to know that one of our Christmas presents was a new memory card reader, so I can now put my pictures on my computer! So my posts about my family being in town for Christmas will be illustrated. I don't have much time (I'm about to go out for New Years), but I wanted to get something up here to show off our new picture-posting capabilities. The day my parents arrived in town, we met up with Cristie and her family at the DC temple to enjoy the lights and a violin concert. The concert was a lot of fun because I got to see the performer in a different light than you normally see them. She did a number where three of her four young children accompanied her, and it was fun to see her interacting with her kids and sharing her love of music with them. Anyways, the evening was a very fun setting to catch up with my family.
Anyways, Happy New Years!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Wedding Anniversary (belated)

Rob and I's third anniversary was last week. We celebrated elaborately, let me tell you. Neither of us had vacation time to use from work, we were both sick and exhausted with colds, and I was having awful back pain that had kept me up all night. I came from work and promptly broke into tears because I felt so all-around terrible. We cancelled our original plans, went to a nearby restaurant, and came home and immediately fell asleep. Maybe next year I'll have a more exciting tale to tell. But I love that we're at that stage where we're so completely comfortable with each other, and so considerate about the way that the other one feels, that we didn't feel like we had to do something special. Just being together was all that we needed to make it a special evening, and it really was.
I am so grateful to be married to Rob. People talk about how the longer you're with someone, the more you see their faults, but I only keep finding new wonderful things about him. He seems to have no limits on his ability for kindness. This morning, I woke up to discover that he had got up an hour early to help clean the apartment because my family is coming into town this afternoon. And he'd done the things that are hard for my pregnant self, like tasks that involve bending down or things that smell awful. He does things like that all the time, just because that's who he is. He makes me want to be the best I can be, and supports me in everything I do. I know that three years later, we don't count as newlyweds, but I still find myself marvelling at the little things about being together. I even still smile seeing his toothbrush next to mine in our bathroom because I feel so lucky to be his wife, and so lucky I get to be near him every day. I'm incredibly grateful for him, and so excited that with all of life's twists and turns, we'll be facing them together.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


I just wrapped up my last semester of my master's degree! I'm done! Oh, it is a luxurious feeling. I hadn't realized just how much working and going to school had drained me the past three and a half years. Today, Rob and I just sat and watched a movie in the middle of the afternoon, and it was the first time in a very, very long time that I could do that without there being something pressing hanging over my head that I ought to be doing instead. It is going to be amazing to come home from work and not have to head to the computer to start working on homework. I feel like a new woman!

Anyways, I'm very, very excited about this, and very, very grateful that Rob has been so supportive of me along the way.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Random Thought

So my due date is two months from now. Maybe I should sign up for a childbirth class or something...