Monday, November 27, 2006
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Ellen and Baby. Maybe this isn't the best picture to show off the belly, but at 25 weeks, she's really popping out. Due date: January 25. Ellen and David have heroically hosted me this whole weekend. Ellen drove me to Richmond and back for the wedding, put up with fussy babies, and been my on-call babysitter. They have treated me fabulously.
Isaac, after eating a WHOLE CAN of peaches in one sitting (I kid you not)...and yes, the thought of the teen years sends me quaking in my boots.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
The state fair is such fun. We get in free because Vance volunteers at the U of M horticulture booth. One of our favorite places is the Miracle of Birth barn, where you get to see all kinds of mamas and babies in various stages of labor, delivery, and newbornhood. Isaac is checking out the baby piglets with Vance.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
When Vance's program offered to fund a wrap-up session in Prague, we found ourselves in one of the nicest hotels we'd ever stayed in. A suede couch, terry-cloth robes, slippers, a bathtub, a real queen-sized bed (not the usual twin beds pushed together), a safe (like we needed it!), an amazing breakfast, and even a complimentary bottle of wine. We were living high on the hog, for two nights, at least.
Then reality hit. Not being able to pay for the extra 2 nights we were staying in Prague, we decided to look up the hostel scene. A full hostel booked us for another one down the road, and thus we ended up in the crummiest hostel I'd ever stayed in. It looked like something held over from the communist era. Our questionably sanitized room was conveniently located next to a bunch of perenially partying or sloshed Frenchman, a toilet with no toilet paper, a bathroom with broken lights, and stale corn flakes for breakfast. We were suitably humbled from our previously exalted state, reminded of our grad-student family roots. And boy, were we ready to get back to our apartment in Hannover!