Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Bizarre Halloween Eve

This picture takes of 2 things at once:

I can show off our first snow of the season. I can satisfy the requests for an updated BB belly shot.

My only concern is that this weather means that everything is running ahead of schedule...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fall Break- Part One

The Swiss know how to schedule a school year- we had a week break after just six weeks of classes. Coy and I tried something new and planned a trip months in advance. (Impending parenthood has already increased our appreciation of freedom to travel!) We decided to return to Paris, staying and eating at some of the same places where we had been 3 years before when we were engaged. Once again, we managed to avoid museums and cathedrals and spent most of our time just wandering about in neighborhoods. As you can see, Coy worked on his gargoyle impression. And as you can imagine, I tried more than a few pastries during our 3 days there.

We also spent a night in Amboise, a small town in the Loire Vally. The best part was having rented a car so we could bump around to villages and see the autumn colors in the vineyards. The sparkling wines were delicious though our purchases were limited to a couple of bottle to pop when BB pops in about a month.

Next update will pick up after our Chunnel ride to London!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Happy, happy

We have double the birthday to celebrate this week- Coy's Aunt Louise and cousin Allen are visiting from Texas. Allen's b-day was yesterday and Coy's is today! In addition to making a chocolate cake that is so sweet your teeth almost crawl out of your mouth, I thought I'd post a few pictures contributed for last year's Birthday Power Point. The assignment given to many friends and family was to take a picture that followed a slide reading 'Happy Birthday to...'

And, of course, it's not just Coy's birthday...:

Coy kicked off his morning with a hormonal break-down from me on the way to a doctor appointment where we were able to hear BB's hearbeat and see how cramped the living space has become for our big baby. Yep, that will certainly make this birthday stand out from the thirty he had before now!

Thursday, October 09, 2008