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Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Day

This year Jared and I celebrated Christmas morning with just the two of us - that is actually the first time that has ever happened! We have either been traveling or had guests every year for Christmas since we started dating. It was a wonderful morning, Jared spoiled me as usual, and it will be our last Christmas morning with just the two of us for a long time!!

For Christmas dinner we went to Jared's parent's fattoria (that's farm in Italian) to celebrate. Because we don't have kids yet, we only take pictures of the dogs....;) Here are some pictures of Roma and her Uncle Midas enjoying the snow. It was a beautiful day!

Christmas Eve Dinner

Jared had the day off on Christmas Eve which was nice for me! He was my chauffeur for the day as we finished up a few last minute errands. We went to dinner at Mike & Colby’s. The food was delicious! We missed all of our family that couldn’t be there with us. I am 27 weeks pregnant and Colby is 18 weeks pregnant in this picture.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Off to work

Well we have a total of 10" accumulated from the last two days. Jared just arrived at the Microsoft campus in Redmond - the lady at the front told him he was the only person she'd seen come in so far today. He said there were 5-6 cars in the parking lot - it will be a quiet day in the office for him!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

More Snow

At last measure we have had about 8.5 inches of new snow in the last 24 hours, which is quite a lot for the Seattle area! That's 5 inches overnight and 3.5 inches so far today, and the snow hasn't quit yet. It looks liked Jared might be working from home again tomorrow, much to his disappointment. It's hard for him to stay focused with me, Roma, and all of the other distractions at home during the day. But I love having someone home with me, especially when I can't leave because the driving conditions aren't the safest right now. So lucky me!

Mozzarella Making

This is day #4 of being trapped in the house (other than the necessary starbucks runs of course) due to the snow. Jared says we have to live off the fat of the land and learn to make things from scratch in preparation for the massive worldwide depression that will hopefully hit in the next week. Oh Jared.....

So he decided to make his own cheese. This is his first attempt at cheesemaking.

The consistency is good, the taste not so much. I ate one bite and that will suffice for me. It tastes a little bit like stale milk but Jared is going to eat it any ways. One of the two balls of cheese is already gone. One gallon of milk yielded about 14 ounces of cheese. Here is the finished product:

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Roma's Early Christmas

Roma opened her first Christmas present last night, without asking of course. She wanted to go outside around midnight, and we were both sleeping, so we told her no and then went back to bed. Well when Roma gets bored it seems she always finds some way to show you that she should have gotten her way!

It was actually a present for her dad, an electronics gift for Jared with that horrible hard plastic packaging that she must have gnawed on for an hour. I hope the gift still works - pictures of that after Christmas when Jared has officially opened it! It looks like she had a marvelous time....

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Snow Day

Since it rarely snows in the Seattle area it's very exciting for us! The flakes started yesterday evening and we have two inches of snow at our house right now (as you can see on the deck rail) - so fun! Jared and I had a wonderful day enjoying the snow, our coffee, and a nice fire. Poor Jared will probably have a long commute tomorrow morning - they are expecting more snow tonight, and freezing temperatures so the roads will be icy.

25 weeks

and I'm feeling huge! I can't believe I am going to get bigger than this....;)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Puppy Whistle


I saw this video today and thought it was just one of the cutest things ever - puppies are just so adorable!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Accenture Christmas Party

Jared and I went to his work Christmas party last night at the Sculpture Park in Seattle. It was the first time we'd been to that venue, so it was fun to check it out. This is me at 24 weeks! I also made Jared stand in front of the tree by himself for a picture, which he thought was very weird.

I was so excited to get together with Laura and Kari the weekend after Thanksgiving. It wasn't the same without Steph and Erinn - wish we all lived closer! But it was great to see the girls and the fun little babies. I could not believe how much Sean had grown since I last saw him! And Ella was quite cute with an outfit that matched her mom's, as usual!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas decorating is finished!

Jared put up the lights on the house this weekend, and he also helped me decorate the top half of the tree. Apparently he doesn't think a pregnant lady should be on a ladder.....weird. Our house is lit up and there are Christmas decorations everywhere. I love the holiday season!