Sunday, October 26, 2008

Halloween Party

Our village within Chevy Chase, Martins Addition, had a wonderful Halloween party today.  This might have been the best day of Elosie's life.  There was pizza, cake, real life Elmo, tons of kids, and a bubble bounce.  Eloise had a blast and was the cutest kid there!  She loves being "Lamby."

Rainy Day

When I said "Cheese," Eloise put her finger in her nose.   Nice pose, Eloise!

Monday, October 20, 2008

W&L Girls

Eloise joined me on a wonderful weekend reunion with some of my most wonderful friends--Maury, Jen, Kathryn, and Millie.  Although our time was too brief, it was splendid!  We celebrated Millie with a surprise baby shower (it's a GIRL!), attended Parktober fest, and just talked a lot.  It's always refreshing to pick up where we left off last.

Friday, October 17, 2008


Eloise has earned some bragging rights.  Eloise not only stayed in the church nursery for 2 hours but she also had FUN in there.  She played, danced, and didn't want to leave.  What a relief for us!  Alex and I are so happy and proud.  Good job Eloise!

Monday, October 13, 2008


I am now an employee of Montgomery County School District, the 16th largest in the country.  It serves about 170,000 students--insane, right??  That's like 3 times the size of Eagle county.  I'm actually surprised that I'm hired (as a substitute) because I hadn't heard from them in a couple of months.  They called last week and I interviewed for a total of 5 minutes and I was hired.  I drove 45 minutes there, interviewed for 5 minutes (literally!), then drove 45 minutes home.  I'm happy.  I hope to sub on Mondays, make a little extra money, and keep my teaching experience up.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Our Room

Couldn't fit this one in the last post.  Here's our room.  I LOVE the paint color!

Settling In

Here are some photos of our new house.  We've really done a lot already!  Thanks to all of you who have helped.  We had a church event here last week which was a big deadline for me to finish the downstairs.  Tonight we're having some old friends over for dinner so it's in tip-tip condition.  

Monday, October 6, 2008

Molls to the DC, Thanks to Vero

Molly has been here visiting us for her Fall break and it's been great fun.  Plus she's helped me go shopping and put the finishing touches on Eloise's room.  The house is really coming together--I find that I just keep shopping and it keeps looking better and better.  Funny how that works!

And a shout out is in great order to Nana and Pops!  Thank you so much for all your help and the furniture.  Everything Nancy brought is beautiful and fits in perfectly.  Three cheers for Nancy driving across the country in a U-Haul -- YEA, YEA, YEA!

North Carolina

We had a fabulous week of wining and dining with our seminary friends in Roaring Gap, NC.  It was perfectly exquisite to be with such dear and trusted friends.  

BTW, does anyone know if I can fix the watermark on the photo of the 3 of us?  I've tried some stuff on Iphoto but haven't been successful.