Saturday, December 22, 2012

School's out for the winter!

I'm finished with school for the semester! I completed my last test on Friday. I learned so much new material, but somehow felt like I should have learned more on Thursday and Friday.

I spent my newfound freedom today browsing around the city. It was very cold, but worth it.

Boston Skyline from the Courthouse

 Mormon missionaries signing carols in Quincy Market

 Picked up a ricotta cannoli from Modern Pastry in the North End

Admired the Old North Church and Paul Revere Mall 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Beautiful Day in Boston

The only things missing are Rachel and Brinley!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Party

After over 5,000 hand-cut dots, sixty pounds of potatoes, forty-five wire trees, and fifteen Christmas hams we finally finished one exciting Christmas Party. (Yes, Rachel cut out all those little dots on her own, with nothing but a crummy little set of scissors!)

There was great food, and an amazing group of people that made the night  truly enchanting. 

Thanks to all those that helped with the delicious food, wonderful musical performances, decorations, and--of course--the visit from St. "Nick"-olas.

Have I mentioned how much Brinley loves Santa Claus?

Saturday, December 1, 2012

8 Months

Brin is now crawling, scooting around the furniture and even stands up on her own, though not for more than half a minute or so. With her ability to get around she has become more capable of providing her own entertainment. She can crawl to and reach up to most surfaces in our apartment and pull things down. She is finding all kinds of trouble and has the uncanny ability to find even the smallest scraps of paper even if it means tearing a sticker off a cardboard box and putting it in her mouth. Other fun tidbits include kisses, waves, the game of "I'm gonna getcha", tickling her back and knees, and the unexplained excitement that comes with walking up and down the stairs.

Brin got in a fight with one of our stools. You should see the stool...