Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

Get ready for Rosh Hashana!

This is Rabbi Mark Bloom. He is the Rabbi that is marrying us in November. We adore him!

Visiting UMN

Well, of course while we're in Minnesota we planned a trip to visit my school. It was weird walking on to campus for the first time as a grad student who's been taking classes since June... online! It was a gorgeous fall day.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

One of my new favorite eGadgets: Dopplr

I'm not sure I'm into these misspelled words with no vowels (like Flickr), but who am I to talk!? Right now my most favorite little online thingy is Dopplr. I have a little box here on my blog (in the right hand side bar), and one on facebook, that tells everyone where I am. I program it and it updates itself. It's nifty.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Why, why, why!?

Why did Sprinkles have to open across the street!? Now how am I going to fit into my wedding dress in less than 2 months with a place like this taunting me every day?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Just try it

Google: November 15 2008

and see what happens...


Nico comes over to play!

Nico came over to play with Stuart and Em today. They were super curious!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I will miss you E Pharm

Today I tried to go to one of my favorite stores, Elephant Pharmacy, and found out they are closing the Peninsula branch! So sad! I guess that is one more place to add to our "visit while in Berkeley" list.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Excitement for kitties!

Similar to tree-trimming-day, power washing day and repainting the balcony day are also exciting days at our house!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Quote of the day - Sunday

"Grab a beer, take an hour, and change your tire four times."

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Go climb a tree!

John ends up in a tree...

Dave decides to climb it too.

Now both boys are in the tree, what's a girl to do?

Jess gets up in that tree...

Now all three friends are having fun!

If only it was just as easy to climb down it one by one.

A day of biking in Berkeley!

Secure those bikes and let's go spend a day in Berkeley!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Less than one week left until the season premiere!

If you haven't already, mark your calendars for Thursday, September 25th because Grey's Anatomy will be back!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Quote of the day: Thursday

This quote touched me so much it warrants providing a little background, which as you know, I never do.

Dave was given the name and email address of a woman who had previously done an NSF sponsored postdoc in the Netherlands so that he could get in touch with her and ask some questions about the process of moving abroad. In her wonderfully helpful email reply she wrote this:

"We long for our days of rambling along the cobble stone streets with tulips in arms and our daughter on the back of our bike listening to the bells chime."

It makes my eyes well up with bittersweet tears. I am so excited to go to Amsterdam and already so sad that we will eventually have to leave.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Visiting baby Erik

Today Monica and Erik and I met up with my Mom for lunch. Is this lady ready to be a grandma or what!?

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008

A September day in San Francisco

My Dad and Dawn visited us this weekend. We explored Palo Alto on Friday and spent the day in San Francisco on Saturday. After showing them our wedding venue and filling up on Dim Sum we just had to take a ride on the cable car... of course.

Then we went over to Crissy Field and enjoyed some fog, views of the GG bridge, and the fresh San Francisco evening breeze. It was a bit chilly for some but the globes were pretty cool so we had to check them out.

Look, that's where we're going to live next year!

Our evening ended with an amazing vegetarian dinner at Greens.