Tonight was a wonderful night! My college roommate Nicole, had all of us roommates and our now husbands over to her house for dinner! We haven't all been together at the same place since Christmas 2006! We ate dinner, talked and cought up, and then played Apples to Apples! The last time we were all together, I think I was the only one who was engaged yet... I can't believe how everything has changed in 4 years and as Giselle's husband Dan pointed out, it was a short 4 years because its seems like just yesterday we were all together at school!
December 11th 2006
From Left to right: Dan Urban, Giselle Melendez, Nate Tilley, Jessica Rachid, Nicole Metgez, Kenn DeMoll, Lauren Schroyer, and Joe Bathgate
Dcember 30th 2010
Joe and Lauren Bathgate, Kenn and Nicole Demoll, Dan and Giselle Urban, Nate and Jessica Tilley
So I didn't update my pictures yesterday. I've been pretty relax about when I post them as long as I try to get the post "titled" on the actual day and the picture actually really did come from that day. Well yesterday attacked me big time. I had a cold starting this past Friday... it wasn't all that bad, just watery eyes and stuffy nose but I could mostly breathe. Yesterday, I couldn't breathe through my nose at all which anyone who knows me knows that I hate more than anything. Then, around noon I got up from doing something at the computer and noticed my back hurt.I didn't really think anything of it until the evening when I could barely straighten or walk easily without being in pain. It got worse thoughout the night and I was just having a miserable time of it. So Nate went out to get more dayquil and tissues, and brought me home these :)
The vase their in is really a serving pitcher from a town in Washington state where Nate's extended family lives... it was his mom's present for me for Christmas :)
After the space shuttle Discovery attempt for us back in November... my new passion is the space program :) We are going back in February to try to see the next attempt for the last flight for Discovery and Today, I found on instant netflix this documentary series with all the episodes spanning over the life of the space program! It's so exciting! It covers everything from the first Mercury missions to the present shuttle program and I just got through the Gemini series! I also... without shame... admit that I cry happy tears when something goes wrong and everything turns out ok!
Today was our annual ladies brunch with the family... this year it was at my cousin Amy's new house! My grandmother kept insisting someone could fit in the chair with so finally we made Suzanne prove it... lovely arent they? :)
The afterwards when we came back home, Stevie Steve was being bad so Suzanne made him into a Burrito... he did not think that was a very fun thing!
you can see Ramona there in the background... she thought he totally deserved it!
Then I guess he decided they could be buddies if she shared her new found perch!
Nate's Christmas present last year was TarnX for his old coins he has collected, but he told me the wrong stuff for what he needed :/ But that didn't stop me from throwing every penny I had in there just now :)
Before and after :) Pretty shiny new penny! My life is boring LOL but I love it because of stuff like this!
Oh and this is where I put my Christmas cards this year.... no use in wasting space huh??
Someone who lives 45 minutes away from me texted me and said "it's snowing" and my first thought was yeah well maybe there but not here! I look out the window and HOLY HELLO SNOW!! Sticking on cars, the ground, the road and everything! So after we went out for a while, Suazanne, Kateri and I decided to be shut ins for the afternoon and take naps and watch Torchwood on Netflix!
The surprise view out the window when I looked out!
Kateri loves the snow.... or "no" as she so adorably calls it! She cried when I was too cold to stay out and she didn't want to go in!
Say that 5 times fast :) Ok so my sister just proved it's not that hard to do! ;)
I spent some time in the wonderful craft store today and bought some new knitting needles! I totally suck at knitting yet I find it fun so I keep on going on this ONE pattern that I keep taking out and re-starting! I refuse to quit until its perfect, that's me, the perfectionist! So I got bigger needles so that I can hopefully finish it loose like I think it oughtta be! It is a scarf after all! Here's hoping!
On one hand... it's wonderful because its the most amazing thing you ever could eat. Then, on the other hand, its horrible because it's BAD for you and I could sit there and eat the entire thing, not even joking! Veronica made this for Brad's birthday... it's brownie mix with cherry pie filling! I think this calls for the label of Epic!!! And she didn't even use a recipe, just guessed and put it all together :) Definitely epic!
This is for Saturday, December 11th! I took Nate to Philadelphia for the day for his Christmas present :) He wanted to go to the Ben Franklin Institute... which half school, half really awesome science center. We saw Harry Potter Deathly Hallows at their Imax, which was awesome because we hadn't seen it yet and their Imax is literally a dome, so half the movie it felt like you were watching it on the ceiling :) Good movie too... I liked this one a lot! Then we got a Philly Cheese steak and killed our remaining time before we got back on the bus going in and out of shops!
Our bus! On the way home we got to ride on the top of a double decker!
The Ben Franklin Institute!
Nate inside the giant walk through heart they have there.... it was so neat!
So.... after looking everywhere for my mailbox keys... ours is the upper most left corner... I have deducted they are nowhere :( I have been looking for days after realizing that I didn't know where they are and they arent in any of the obvious places I usually keep them. But my mailbox feels sad knowing it has to wait to get it's keys replaced and I keep looking regardless of the fact that my efforts feel useless! And my Grey's Anatomy Netflix is in there and I'm eager to get in there and get it out so I can watch it!
Sad, neglected mailbox!
Update.... since this picture was taken.... the mailbox has found it's keys!!!! In fact they never left it! Literally! Someone found them in the key hole and just turned them into the leasing office! Someone tell me why on earth they didn't think to check for an apartment number before taking them?? So the office had them all this time and just didn't do anything about it since the person said they found them and didn't know whos they were! And of course it took us a week and a half to determine we couldnt find them and on top of that, even though Nate called about them on a Thursday, they made us wait til Monday to "deal" with it! After losing many brain cells, I am relieved that they have been found and yet wondering where my brain was when I left them IN the mailbox! I can't wait to have my own without keys!
I didn't have a picture for today so I thought I would take the opportunity to take a picture of our advent calendar.... we used to get these when I was little every year but we havn't gotten one in years! So when Nate said he wanted one, I kept my eyes open and found them at the craft store!