This is Spencer's new face. When I go to feed him, he open's his mouth as wide as he can and clothes his eyes. So funny.
So I never thought I would eat out for Thanksgiving dinner. But we heard Notre Dame puts on an amazing Thanksgiving feast for $5.00 a person and we decided to try it. We went with some of our close friends and had an wonderful meal. There were bouquets of flowers and tablecloths and plates. They had tables of desserts and breads and turnkey with all the trimmings. Really it was wonderful. Not quite the same as being with Family, but if you can't have family this wasn't bad.
On Saturday we made our way to Kokomo Indiana, (we passed the cities of Miami, Mexico, and Peru all in Indiana to get there). We met up with an old friend and his wife and daughter. Devin and Mike were roommates in Spain so we were all great friends. It was great to see you Mike.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
A girl in the village just brought us over 20 onsies and 20 sleepers all 0-3 months for a little girl, people are so nice here. Naomi was soooo excited to go through them and have a whole pile of pink and a whole pile of purple clothes! Yea for little girls.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Yep I just have to post about it too. I went with a gaggle of girls last night to see New Moon. Which is really the only way to do it, I mean how can you be in love with Edward, and Jacaob and then Edward again and with your husband sitting next to you, really one too many men for a movie theater- so husband has to go.
Well in short words I loved it, so good, much better than twilight, Edward was much better which in my opinion wasn't very hard to do. Jacob was wonderful, Bella was lacking some major emotion, not one tear in the whole thing just 3-5 word sentences with a lot of gulps and sighs between everything. But I went to see a romantic movie and was not disappointed.
If you are interested here is a link to a small screen play that Devin and I just busted up laughing over about twilight: Enjoy:
Saturday, November 21, 2009
The business school has a school grant to take 20 MBA students to Lebanon, Kenya, and Uganda to study the role of businesses in developing economies. This was what Devin studiesd in his Undergraduate Thesis so he was really excited about the project. So he applied in October but was not accepted to go, however he signed up to be the "extra" student in the class who would help with the writing and class research, and be an american contact incase they needed stuff faxed or whatever.
So Thursday night Devin comes home with a big smile and it turns out they have an extra spot, so guess who gets to go to Uganda, Africa from Dec 10-Dec 20th!?
Yep you guessed my favorite Travel Bug husband, I should have know when I met him in a foriegn country they he would be a world wide traveler.
Spencer and I are taking off to spend a few extra days in Sacramento and Fresno visiting family, so we will all be gone for a month at Christmas!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
We had a fabulous Halloween starting with the Ward Truck o Treat on Tuesday and then a MBA family party on Friday and then the best of all the Village Halloween Party.
Our apartment put on the best Harvest Festival that had a horse drawn Carriage, Petting Zoo, Heated Tent, Pizza, Hot Chocolate and a Pumpkin Grotto. It was awesome. Getting ready for the carriage ride.
Monday, October 26, 2009
As you may know, Devin went to China with Notre Dame's MBA program last week. Here are some pictures from the Great Wall of China. It was definitely the highlight of the trip. The Great Wall has many different sections that tourists are allowed to visit. This particular one is slightly less touristy than some of the others, but there were still plenty of vendors, a gondola, a chairlift, and an alpine slide to help you up and down the mountain.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
GIRL! GIRL! GIRL! GIRL! GIRL! GIRL! GIRL! GIRL! GIRL!
So our little cute person had the cord between her legs throughout the ultra sound today, (the stinker), so the tech was not very confident, but there was no sign of boy, and maybe some girl signs. So until further notice, which we hope to have another ultra sound, its a Girl!
Of course Devin being the sensible one, told me not to get too excited. Is this too excited?
This week our MBA playgroup went on a tour of the South Bend Chocolate Factory. So Fun!
They had this poster of "I Love Lucy" that I couldn't resist taking, one of my favorite episodes.
The kids had to wear these nice nets on their hair. Which Spencer kept taking off.
Devin worked so hard this last summer to line up some interviews, and the work has finally paid off, we have had four interviews show up in the last two weeks! So Devin packed up and flew to SLC for two interviews last Friday, and then we just droped him off at the airport tonight for two more interviews in Sacramento. Wish us luck! Hopefully one of these will pan out.
Spencer loves his daddy, and really wanted to go with him. He even tried out the carry on to see if he could fit. In the end we decided it was better for him to stay home and keep me company. Buy Daddy, we love you and are so proud of you! Good Luck.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Last Weekend we left super early to make the trek to the Temple. It is about a 2 hour drive without traffic We got super lucky and didn't hit any! We left at 5;45 Chicago Time and made it for the 8:00 session.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
The missionaries came over for dinner tonight, I was trying all week to figure out a good meal to fix them without actually going to the store.
(I try really hard to only go every two weeks, this has been an amazing strategy to help me stay in my budget, and we are nearing the end of our two weeks, so of course the pantry is bare).
I honeslty could not make any of the 3 decent meals I came up with without going to the store. And then I found my milk was going bad, any body have a good recipe that takes a lot of milk, I have almost a gallon of milk that will be bad if not used immedietly. So point is, going to the store today was required.
Spencer and I went to the store, and this was the big trip of the month, we were out of everything.
1st blessing- Spencer did not cry once, did not climb out of the stroller once, and made it through the entire grocery line happy (of course fruit snacks and grapes were being bribed), but still the last time we went he cried at least half of time, so huge improvement.
2nd blessing my total grocery bill came to $40.00 less than I expected it to. I mean I even bought diapers and everything. The immediate thought came to my mind, you are feeding the missionaries tonight, chalk it up as a blessing for feeding the Lord's annointed.
Sometimes I have a hard time seeing the hand of the Lord work in my life. So these moments when I can feel the spirit and see something specific I feel blessed. So weather everything was just on sale or maybe I really didn't buy as much as I thought, I think I will give the credit where its due and say a thank you to my Heavenly Father.
Moral of the story: Feed the missionaries and your grocery budget will be less, or you will be blessed in mysterious ways :).
How did the Lord work in your life today?
Monday, September 7, 2009
So Notre Dame has two religions Catholicism adn Football. These games are insane. On Saturday we did football all day long. First we got up early and went to the Football Collage Hall of Fame. Which was an awesome museum.