There is SO MUCH going on around here these days!!
First off, let me start with a big congratulations to my husband! This past week he took (his very first – despite having gone through high school and undergrad) graduation walk to receive his Masters in Business Administration from Naval Postgraduate School!
We were also lucky to be able to see some very good friends while in California for the ceremony, rounding out a very nice trip! (Many thanks once again to my aunt for watching the little hooligans for us!)
March was a very busy month for us; let me take you on a photo tour!
As is the case most years (you know, because my birthday happens at the same time every year), we kicked off the month with my 30th (well, just this year for that) birthday! We took a phenomenal trip to New York City where we saw one of my best friends in a trippy play, ate at our all-time favorite restaurant, rang in my birthday with friends in a ridiculous night out, and had the privileged experience of seeing the theatre gods (and I mean that whole-heartedly) Sirs Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in Waiting for Godot!
Our boys have accomplished so much this past year! In addition to being creative geniuses, Branden has “graduated” from his Speech Language Pathology meetings, and Alexander has earned yet another belt in his Tae Kwon Do class, and moved up to the next level!
It has snowed here more this year than in the last two years we’ve been here! This photo was taken on St. Patty’s Day!
Ostara came up pretty quickly this month (the whole month really just flew right by), and one of my good friends came to visit for the weekend! We dyed eggs, ate yummy food, watched movies, and had a great time!
The very next week was the week of my husband’s graduation ceremony! We flew in to San Francisco and had enough time to stop for dinner on our way to Monterey. We managed to find one of our favorite California restaurants right next to the Apple HQ in Cupertino!! Being the Apple fans we are, we geeked out a bit while dining outdoors in sight of the Apple address/entryway sign and mooning over the possibility (in our dreams) that Tim Cook would come and sit down with us. I also made a new friend - our waiter, who was awesome!
Then it was off to Monterey for two days of graduation craziness. Our first day there, we had lunch at a great sushi place called Crystal Fish! Big fans of sushi, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal, and loved sitting at the bar watching the sushi chefs practice their art (and create our food)!
And then, perhaps disturbingly; once we got finished eating our sushi we headed over to the Monterey Bay Aquarium! They have an amazing aquarium there, where we watched the penguins get sassy and eat, scoped out some cool jellyfish, and watched the most active octopi we’ve ever seen!
After which I laughed way too hard at this guy.
Finally, it was time for Eric to get his diploma!
After that, we drove south to spend an afternoon with old friends before flying home!
What an awesome month!
Looking to the future: More awesome!
Things are only going faster and faster around here as we plan for the coming weeks and months! Here is a glimpse into our future:
- This weekend I’ll be flying out to meet my husband in LONDON!!! We're going to meet one of my all-time very bestfriends and her family for a vacation in the UK and Scotland! (AAAAAAHHHHHH!!! SO EXCITED!!!!)
- While we’re away, dear hubs will be turning 35!
- As soon as we get back from that trip, our oldest son will turn FIVE YEARS OLD, people!
- AND THEN WE’LL BEGIN PACKING!! We officially have orders for our move to Connecticut, scheduled for some time this summer!!
(Sorry for all the caps and exclamation points, I just wanted to you get how CRAZY and EXCITING things are getting around here!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P )
So… yeah. I’ll do my best to keep this whole blog thinger updated as we move through the next few insane months!
In the mean time, happy spring and blessed be, my friends!