We’re in full swing wedding mode now. Only 6 weeks left till the big day. So the other weekend we flew out to Vegas to meet with our vendors and finalize a a bunch of stuff. We learned that the key to not going crazy with all the decisions is to figure out what matters to you and only stress about that. Plus it helps to remember that it isn’t all stressful, tasting food, for example, was lots of fun!
Our old blog provider shut down (RIP Posterous), and it took us a while to recover, but now we’re back! Did you miss us?
It’s been over a year since our last post and way too much has happened to try and catch everyone up here, so I’ll just give you the biggest highlight.
Yup we’re soon to be the “Hottest Married Couple Ever™!”
Stay tuned for more adventures, and if you’re lucky we might even back date a couple of posts from some of the more eventful times of last year.
Happy Easter everybody! I know it’s a few days late, but I thought I’d tell you how we spent our Sunday. We woke up bright and early to head over to Laura’s Aunt’s house, she was nice enough to accept some of our computers (Laura convinced me that I don’t need six of them). She was also nice enough to cook us the fabulous brunch pictured below.
Afterward we had some time to kill before meeting up with one of my old co-workers so we decided to get massages. That turned out to be a mistake. Laura’s was pretty good, but mine started off a little weird. First the girl came in with what sounded like a piece of hard candy in her mouth. Later I realized that she was sick and it was a cough drop. During the massge she left the room twice to go blow her nose, and then she decided to massage my face! Needless to say, I woke up Monday morning with a sore throat and have been fighting a cold the past few days. Take my advice, if you ever have an hour to kill in Walunut Creek, stay out of the massage place, or at least take some Airborne beforehand.
Last weekend Laura and I were on vacation (for a friend’s wedding, congrats again Helen and Daniel!) and we got a taste of the Big Easy. When I say taste, I actually mean a gigantic bite. We ate a ton of delicious food, I think together we easily put down a couple hundred crawfish in every style imaginable.
We also got to catch up with a bunch of people who we haven’t seen in years. In fact some were in town for completely differet reasons and we just randomly ran into them on the streets of New Orleans. All in all it was a fantastic time! (Well except for the 12 hour delay at the New Orleans airport, skipping that would definitely have made it better.) I’ll leave you with a picture of our Saturday breakfast.
No it’s not just a bowl of powdered sugar… there are actually benigets down there!
Wow, last year ended in such a whirlwind we didn’t even have time to post, or breathe too much for that matter. After Thanksgiving, we spent every weekend at a holiday party of some sort, and then we ended with us spending Christmas with our respective families, Laura in Vegas and myself in Delaware (a round trip that involved going through security lines four times!) So when it came time for New Year’s Eve, we just picked up a bottle of Champange and watched the ball drop at home. It was a low key respite that we definitely needed.
Now that the holiday decorations are boxed up and life is returning to normal, we should be able to get back to our regular schedule, so stay tuned.
Hope everybody had a great end to 2011, and I also hope that you’re already rocking your 2012. I have a feeling this year will be another good one.
Rome and I are here in Vegas to celebrate Thanksgiving. We’re not just here for all the gambling, buffets, and drinking though - my grandma lives in the area, so my family and I always get together here for the holidays.
However, it is Rome’s first trip to Vegas! So today my sister, brother, and I had to show him the strip. Rome suggested we grab dinner at the brand new Heart Attack Grill. We went for the novelty of it, but it really didn’t turn out to be very good (Five Guys has way better burgers).
Tomorrow we are looking forward to having a lot of home-cooked food and fun. We hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
The Sunday before Halloween we decided to run in the warrior dash. This year a bunch of us did a group costume, we were foot clan ninjas. Check out the artist’s rendetion of us in our costumes. (The “artist” may or may not actually be a software engineer.)
And here’s the real deal:
The race itself was a lot of fun. Climbing over walls, jumping over fire and crawling your way through mud under barbed wire.
Now that we survived it together, we’re thinking that next year we should go for time.