Saturday, June 30, 2007


My 21st birthday is officially over (in this timezone haha). It was really fun. Eric surprised me at 6:30 in the morning by coming to my house and making me pancakes. My dad read me the Dr. Suess Birthday Book (which he's done every year since I can remember) Then I spent the day with Sam. We took Camden to Kensington, and then went to Dairy Queen. After Eric was done working, he drove us to Ruby Tuesday for dinner and drinks. I got a Ruby Relaxer, which was Skyy Vodka, Malibu Coconut Rum, DeKuyper Peach Schnapps, pineapple and cranberry juices with a squeeze of fresh orange. It was pretty good...I discovered I'm not a vodka fan. Sam got a Long Island Iced Tea that she liked but I thought was really gross. And I got free dessert since it was my birthday, and the waiter let us go to the salad bar and didn't charge us either. So we had lots of food and lots of leftovers to take home. Then we went back to Eric's condo, he wasn't feeling well so he took a nap and Sam and I went to Meijer and got ingredients for appletinis. I got to use the shaker Janelle got me, that was pretty cool. Again, I liked it except for the vodka part, so I made myself a new drink with the sour apple schnapps and apple juice that I thought was pretty good. We didn't drink much, just a small glass each. Then we played yahtzee and hangman and laughed hysterically...the vodka may have contributed to the laughing part. All in all, it was a really good birthday and I loved sharing it with my 2 best friends.

Here are some pictures of my celebration!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

It has been a while

Wow, 11 more days until the wedding!!! I am so excited!

Everything is coming together now, just the few last little details to go.

I got an A in my Software Engineering II and BIT Compliance classes, and an A- in my Database Administration class. Another successful semester at Walsh!

I just had my first E-Commerce class, the professor seems pretty cool, a little weird and off the wall, but cool. It should be a good class.

Tonight I have my Business and Technology Strategy class with Barbara, I am looking forward to this class =)

Work is going well, keeping busy learning Vista.


Jasmine got some good pictures, I'll see if I can get the video online later =)

Brandon went with Dad for his 1998th jump, he had 3 of his friends go with him.

I was Dad's 2000th jump, so I told him I would do it again for 3000, but I might want to go again sooner!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


An article about how popular our wedding date is...we didn't know, we swear!

Game Day

Saturday was an impromptu family day. We went to Adam's last soccer game, and obviously Aunt Karen, Uncle Chris, and Amy were there, and Uncle Rick and Aunt Laura were there too.

Then we went back to Eric's condo, where we finally had the chance to play tennis against my grandparents. They challenged us last year but we needed some time to practice. We lost horribly...we played 6 games...and lost 6 games. Although we got points in almost all of the games. My parents, Aunt Karen, Uncle Chris, Adam, and Amy came over and everyone hit the balls around for awhile, then we all went to the Tropical Smoothie Cafe (our new favorite sandwich shop down the street) and ate lunch (Grandpa paid) and then went back to the condo to show everyone around. Grandma brought a cake and we all sat around and talked and ate. Then Grandma and Grandpa had to leave, and the rest of us went down to the pool. The kids had a great time swimming. It was a really fun day, here are some pictures!

Then Sunday we had our pre-wedding photoshoot. Our photographer is awesome! He's so nice, and he's funny. We had a great time. We went to Robert Long Park, and took pictures all over the park. It was a little weird because everyone was staring at us everywhere we went, but it was really fun. We get to see the pictures Wednesday or Thursday, I'm so excited!

Friday, June 8, 2007


I can't believe finals are next week at Walsh, after that I'll only have 3 more semesters!

Things are going great, the condo is looking awesome.

29 days until the wedding!!!

More later...

Sam and Camden update

Sam and Camden came home from the hospital late Wednesday afternoon. They are both sleeping a lot, and are doing great!

There are a couple of new pictures in the album I posted a couple of days ago if you want to check them out.

Thursday, June 7, 2007


So, today is June 7th. You know what that means... ONE MONTH!!!!! Thats right folks, 30 days left until the big day. I have mixed feelings. I'm SOO excited for the wedding, and to be married, but I'm a little stressed out about all of the final plans. We still have to get music (so if anyone has a cd I can borrow with good weddingy songs that would be nice), we have to get the teeny tiny little details like who stands where when and who is in charge of getting what to where. This month should be fun too, if I can avoid being stressed out. Even though I'm not planning on partying or going crazy at all, I'm excited to turn 21. And I have a bachelorette party, which, thanks to my wonderful Sam, I can be sure won't be too crazy.

Sam got to bring Camden home yesterday. He is just so cute. He looks just like his dad, but has Sam's ears and nose. (Sam has an ear with a point, like Spock, and both of Camden's ears have points) and instead of curling up like most newborns, he's always streched out. So far everything is going really well for all of them.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007


Sam had a doctor's appointment yesterday and discovered she had preeclampsia, so she went to the hospital where they induced her. Her labor went really quick, only 5 hours. Camden John was born at 1:31 am on June 5th, 2007. He weighs 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and is 20 inches long. And he's just the cutest little guy ever!

More Camden Pictures

Saturday, June 2, 2007


Our plan was to get the condo all painted, and then start moving furniture in. So last night my dad and I went over there and my dad and Eric sanded, then Eric and I went to Melvin's to get all the paint. Then this morning I went to Eric's house just before 8 for a quick pancake date, and around 8, Uncle Rick and Aunt Laura came over with all of their painting tools and expertise. They gave us a few tips and we got started. We painted the living room/dining room/stairway/hallway area and Aunt Laura started the trim for the bathroom. The living room looks great! It went by so fast! They could only stay until 1 and even though we took a lunch break, we got the whole first coat done! We are using Benjamin Moore paint, I don't know if you can look up the colors on the website or not but we're using Milkyway for the living/dining/stairway/hall, Moccasin for the bathroom, Wales Green for the kitchen, and Bashful Blue for the bedroom. They're all hard colors to explain, but we'll put pictures up as soon as we get them done!

Everything is going great so far! Eric has lived in the condo for a full week now, things are slowly but surely getting moved in, this will speed up after we have paint and can move the furniture and stuff in, and the tomatoes on our plant on the balcony are starting to turn red!

Today is Sam's due date, she's been dilated 1 centimeter for the past 2 weeks, so hopefully that will change soon. She isn't enjoying the heat but she's still so cute! If she doesn't have him by next Saturday, they're going to induce her. So in the next week at some point I'll have a nephew!