Congratulations v. 10

4.28.2009 Comments: (1)
So, Meredith confirmed some of our suspicions and announced today that she and Geoff are expecting their first preshus baby this November!


Congratulations v.9

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Introducing...Thomas Emery Watts III :)
He arrived Friday, April 17th weighing in at 8 lbs, 6 oz! Kristen and Tommy are, obviously, enamored. See below.

Day at the park

4.19.2009 Comments: (3)
Dan and I went to our favorite nearby park today because it was HOT outside. It was lovely to sit in the shade, eat some cheese and drink a bottle of wine. But mostly, it was lovely to people watch. The following list doubles as "things we saw today" and "reasons why berkeley will never stop being entertaining" **Jugglers **The people who came and popped open a camping tent, big enough for probably 6 people **A big water balloon fight **A VERY unhappy cat on a leash **Possibly the hairiest man alive, showing the most ass crack I have ever seen a man display (niiiiiiiiiiiice) **A creepy guy going around to people on their blankets and towels and asking the women if he could pick them up. As in, literally, off the ground. I pretended to be asleep when he came over our way. **A couple who brought their pet turtle and let him scamper around on the grass for awhile **Lots of pot smoking right there out in the open

Trip East: Part One

4.12.2009 Comments: (2)
The trip we just took home was the longest amount of time we've been away from California since we moved out here. So, in our minds, it was a super long time, which meant that we had plenty of time to see everyone we had ever met in our entire lives. Turns out, that means a lot of time spent driving from place to place and days packed full of things to do and little sleep...but it was so worth it. I needed a good healthy dose of friends, family and home. Trip summary: Places visited: 4 (DC area [including DC, Reston and Arlington], Eastern Shore, Richmond, Johnstown) Different beds slept in: 5 (Mom's house, Dad's house, hotel in Johnstown, Dan's parents in Richmond, Matt's beach house on the shore) Miles put on rental car: 1300 Trip East Part One: Jet lag and babies So, we got in really late, went straight to mom's and "crashed." Dan crashed. I was wide awake until something like 4 AM. So, much of the next day was spent lying around, Dan doing laundry (he flew to DC after 10 days in Texas working South by Southwest), and getting the rental car. We had dinner with mom...Ledo's pizza. (food #1 I was excited about that I can't get in California) And then, we went over to Laura's who had prepared quite the Mexican feast for Missy, Franklin, Sarah, Mike, Kelley and the babies. Of course, Frank and Blue were also there, and were attempting to covertly sneak Ryan or Jack away when Kelley wasn't looking. (alright, let's be honest, it was mostly Blue). We spent a lot of time watching the babies, talking about what the babies were doing, saying what we thought the babies would say if they could talk, feeding the babies, you get the idea. After the babies left, we looked at each other blankly for awhile, and then Missy, Laura and I tried to name all the cast members of all the Real World seasons ever (can you believe they're on season 23?!?!) We did pretty well, up until I'd say the last 5 seasons when we kind of lost interest. You want baby photos? Excellent. Ryan, close up of his cheeks. They demand pinching. He was only taking a power nap in this photo. He was completely, totally cashed out and then woke up ready for more play about 20 minutes later. Ryan, clearly having an awesome time with me and Laura. The next day, Laura, Dan and I went over to Kelley's to hang out, have lunch, and "lend a hand" (which roughly translates to hold the babies as much as possible). Mission accomplished. We hung out through lunch, two feedings, lots of spit ups - mostly on me, although Jack got Kelley really good when he shot formula out of his nose...twice, doggie excitement, and more laughing. Nighttime found us home with mom for dinner, and then over to Missy and Franklin's for a night of Wii playing. Good lord do we love the Wii. More baby photos? You are insatiable. Jack and his big eyes. Jack and Dan both actually asleep. You can't really tell in this photo, but Jack's pacifier says "Chicks dig me" which is you know, adorable. And true.

I know, I'm disappointing.

4.10.2009 Comments: (3)
I'm also sick. Body aches, headache, fever, night sweats (which, ew) the whole thing. So, have not been updating. But, I have been watching all the episodes I've missed from Dancing with the Stars because I'm addicted to it. So, I promise to blog about our trip home, with pictures and everything, just after I get better. Dan is totally over me being sick, by the way. Today, I wanted popsicles, and then like, 10 minutes later on his way out the door, I decided popsicles would be too cold. 5 minutes after that, I decided on pudding. Pretty sure he's going to grind up some sleeping pills in my tea real soon here.

Blizzard '09

4.08.2009 Comments: (1)
Icicles of doom. So these are some photos from when we went up to Tahoe with some friends over Valentines Day. It snowed. A LOT. I look ridiculous. It was SO COLD. mmmm sleet. Up the lift. Pretty, yet freezing. Ski run. Notice the abundance of fresh snow. **Coming tomorrow, posts about our crazy whirlwind trip to the East Coast. To be posted daily, just for my uncle Mike.**


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Well, in political news, here are the highs and lows: Highs: Vermont IOWA. I mean really, Iowa can get their ish together and where the hell are we California? Geez. Lows: This article... A North Texas legislator during House testimony on voter identification legislation said Asian-descent voters should adopt namesthat are “easier for Americans to deal with.” The exchange occurred late Tuesday as the House Elections Committee heard testimony from Ramey Ko, a representative of the Organization of Chinese Americans. Ko told the committee that people of Chinese, Japanese and Korean descent often have problems voting and other forms of identification because they may have a legal transliterated name and then a common English name that is used on their driver’s license on school registrations. Easier for voting? State Rep. Betty Brown suggested that Asian-Americans should find a way to make their names more accessible.“Rather than everyone here having to learn Chinese — I understand it’s a rather difficult language — do you think that it would behoove you and your citizens to adopt a name that we could deal with more readily here?” Brown later told Ko: “Can’t you see that this is something that would make it a lot easier for you and the people who are poll workers if youcould adopt a name just for identification purposes that’s easier for Americans to deal with?” NICE.