Friday, March 30, 2007
I will post again once I have a name and more pictures...sigh...what an amazing thing.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
I feel so much better now! Carry on!
Sunday, March 25, 2007
I have to say that I think this was a pretty interesting and thought provoking day. Dan and I had to take the FOCCUS test online before the meeting and one of the moderaters e-mailed us our results so that we could talk about them before we came to Pre-Cana. While Dan and I have discussed many of these things already, there were a few that we had not tackled yet and we were able to discus them in private which was nice.
There were about 13 other couples there - we all had to stand up and introduce ourselves and tell about how we met and when we were getting married. Everyone seemed pretty nice and excited about getting married. Some of the guys seemed antsy but I suspect they were hoping that we would get out in time for the Final Four games on in the afternoon.
One of the moderators was my brother's 4th grade teacher who is gorgeous - she always was. She is married and has two kids of her own. She told the story of how my brother pushed her, fully clothed, into our pool at the 4th grade end of year party - yes, Anth, she has yet to forgive you for that.
The funniest part was the Natural Family Planning book that our priest handed out to us during our talk on "intimacy." The intimacy part was actually about achieving more of a spiritual intimacy with your future spouse so we got spare the awkward sex talk but the booklet is hysterical - especially the diagrams - can anyone say cervical mucus?
Now we are home. Dan is dutifully painting our guest bedroom while I try to do my assignments for this week...clearly he is the one being more productive and for that I am so thankful that someone is not wasting away their afternoon like I am...sigh...and so I say goodbye for how, my Human Development textbook calls.
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Then tonight we went out to La Locanda with Eddie (our best man) and his wife Jeannie. It was really fun - they are a blast - and newly married as well. All in all we had a good day.
I leave you with what is quite possibly the cutest picture of Prince Charming and JD. How can you NOT love this man and his cat?
Thursday, March 22, 2007
For the last 3 days I have had the privilege of observing Mrs. McCabe's 3rd grade class at Caley Elementary in Upper Merion. There are 21 adorable little monkeys in her class. She really is one of the best teachers I think I have ever seen. Her classroom management skills are unbelievable. She is able to observe the movements of all of her students at all times and redirect them when they are not paying attention without disturbing the lesson. Amazing really.
I have been lucky enough to be at Caley while the 3rd grade is practicing for their play "On the Radio." It is about music throughout the decades. The cuteness meter is off the charts on this one. My class is in charge of the 80's and is doing a choreographed dance to "Footloose."
Very appropriate, I know! They have been practicing every day and are making tremendous progress. It's not easy getting twenty-one nine year olds to move in sync.
I go back tomorrow for my last five hours of field work and I am so glad that I made the decision to make a career change. I only wish that I had done this sooner - it will be a while before I graduate and who knows how long before I get an assignment. However as a reading specialist I may have more marketability - hopefully - seeing as so many kids need help with their reading,
Ok, back to bed - my head is aching and my nose running. Ewww! I am so glad I am going to have a bright red nose when I get my engagement pictures taken on Saturday. Awesome.
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Afterwards we went back to her house where Kelly, her husband Rich and their kids, Cody and Morgan, made us dinner. We started celebrating St. Patty's Day after dinner with the super cool Heinekein mini keg.
The Mini Keg - the ulimate invention
Soon Rodney & Melissa arrived as well as Dan's sister Lorraine and Kelly's friends Mike and Corinne. After some drinking at home we made our way to the bars...first stop, Braveheart Highland Pub.
Kelly and Melissa with lots of flair.
Kelly and Rodeny - he wins best costume hands down
Dan has his shot glass and whistle ready to go!
Soon I will be a Yeager too! Yay!
Dan half way through the night...in prime shape.
Kelly and Rodney do a "keg stance"
The "mouse" in the bathroom. I love that he has a martini glass in his hand!
How many drunks can you fit in the trunk?
After Braveheart we headed out to another bar, this one called Beer Mussles. We didn't stay here for very long but we did meet some interesting people. Meet Ray.
We left shortly after since the bar closed and we were forced to go home. Although we did manage to go to 7 Eleven before going home to get a "big bite" for Rodney and some chocolate chip cookies for Dan.
All said and done it was an awesome night. Thanks to Kelly and Rich for hosting us!
Friday, March 16, 2007
Thanks a million to Evie, Ian, baby Ava and soon to be baby boy Wellings for the gift. I was so excited last night - I should have taken a picture of the pretty wrapping paper - but Dan and I ripped the present open as fast as we could. It is the perfect frame - now I just have to order my invitations!!!
Thanks again guys!
Here we are last year at Gina's b-day party at Crush? I can't remember where we were - somewhere in Adams Morgan, I think it was Crush.
Gina leaves tomorrow for the Winter Music Conference in Miami Florida so I am sure the celebration will be even better in Miami where it is not sleeting ice pellets. I thought Punxsutaney Phil said spring was on its way? Lying little groundhog!
Happy birthday Gina!!! Have a fabulous time at WMC and remember to Call a Cab!!!
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
They are photos of Doorbells in Florence and each one has a curious story attached to it. I am completely facinated by this and have succesfully avoided doing any work this morning.
Off to lunch now!
Mailboxes will never get any cooler than this.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
I must have stored this image in my subconscience because my wedding shoes were the first ones I tried on and the only ones that I thought were appropriate. I miss SATC. Sigh.
Monday, March 12, 2007
I find them to be very Manolo Blahnik - don't you?
That is all for tonight - my mid-terms tonight were ok - one more to go. And a boat load of reading for this week. Blah. I hope those of you on spring break are enjoying yourselves!!
A few minutes ago I created a website for my step-cat JD on Catster. http://www.catster.com/cats/497146
It's like friendster but for cats.
I know. I promise to get help. Admitting you have a problem is the first step.
Saturday, March 10, 2007
I would also like to point out that I am a huge fan of "theme" outfits and wearing "costumes" ie my Eagles Jersey during football games or the cowboy boots I bought at the rodeo.
Having said this, I have been doing a lot of wedding website trolling looking for ideas for flowers, cakes etc and tonight after endless hours of searching I came across this nugget and I felt I just had to share. I will only say one thing here - God Bless America.
You go Patriotic Wedding Gown girl. Good for you for showing your love for the red white and blue. I really hope you were married on the Fourth of July. Oh and the diamond star tiara is choice. Not my choice but a good choice for you. Seriously, though, I didn't even know you could get a gown that looked like this!!! I am kind of impressed that she found someone that would make it for her. Did I just say that? Pat, feel free to issue me a fashion citation ASAP.
Buona notte ragazzi!
This morning my brother & sister-in-law picked me up bright and early and we headed over to Candlebrook Elementary's First Annual Craft Fair. Lisa set up a table and sold her amazing pictures of Italy.
How cute is she - she doesn't even look like she is about to give birth...sigh...I can't wait for the little monkey to be born so I can spoil her/him.
The fair was fun. Lisa sold about 6 pictures and I bought a cute bird house and the complete novels of Jane Austen. I am a sucker for used books. Oh and I bought a shawl as well. You know for the transitional weather that hopefully is on it's way.
Now I am sacked out on the couch watching French Kiss and procrastinating like crazy - as I mentioned my mid terms are next week and I have some serious studying to do.
OK, that's it for now. A la prossima, ragazzi!
Friday, March 09, 2007
At lunch I have to let our contractor in to drop off the shelving he is going to install in our living room...an extention to our very small kitchen you could say. I will take some before & after pics to show our progress.
And tonight, my brother and his very pregnant wife, accompanied by my Uncle will be joining us for dinner. On the menu...home made Mac n Cheese and Ribs from the Ribhouse....what can I say, I suck at cooking.
A bientot mes cheres....
Thursday, March 08, 2007
How is it that my house is so dirty so fast? I know that having a cat does not help. My step-cat, JD is our 23 pound baby. We love him. He is the best cat ever. I will have to find some pictures to post.
OK, back to cleaning...ready to tackle the bathroom. Blech.