Sunday, August 27, 2006

Dinner at Border Cafe

Congratulations to Shawn who just found out that he will indeed be attending MIT this Fall. Darek had some special poses to express his excitment for Shawn.

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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Sailing on the Charles!

We had a stake youth activity today and got to go sailing on the Charles River from the MIT Boathouse. It was our first time sailing and it was a lot of fun, though I admit that more than once I screamed in fear that our little dingy was going to tip and we'd end up swimming in the Charles instead of sailing. This was a scary prospect indeed since we were told over and over "no matter what you do, if you fall in, DON'T DRINK THE WATER!" Gross! The Wang Chungs were there as well and thanks to Logan, the skillful Seaman (and Derelique, his trusty 1st Mate!), we neither drank nor swam in the Charles River, but had a lot of fun sailing.

Poor Darek got stuck BBQing for 40 hungry teenagers!

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We went to dinner last night with a group of friends to Border Cafe. During dinner we took some really hilarious pictures but I didn't have my camera with me. I'll be sure to post them when I receive copies! Posted by Picasa

Friday, August 25, 2006

Happy 28th Birthday!!!
Darek had a little party for me for my birthday. We went to dinner with friends at The Cheesecake Factory (mmmmm...) and then had friends over for cake and ice cream! It was a lot of fun!
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The girls!
Amberli, Liz and Kate

Kara and Jhordan

The Boys!
Logan and Clay

Shawn, Josh and Darek

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Ahhh! White cake with fun-fetti! Kate, such a good baker!
Thank you for making the yummy dream with sprinkles!

 Posted by Picasa excited about the yummy cake!Luckily Darek got a package of 24 candles,
(who wants to buy a second package for 4 measley candles?)
and I was able to blow them all out, even if I did look a little lame doing it!
Thanks to everyone for all the presents and cards!!
Thanks to Derelique for the great party!!
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Friends... Kate and Logan Wang Chung
Clay and Kara Noyes
Brad and Nadia Hope, Jhordan and Shawn Cox
Liz and Josh Weeks
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Shopping around downtown Portland The view from our hotel of the waterfront
Lots of shops!

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Portland Head Lighthouse

I spent a day checking out Portland Maine while Darek was there for work earlier this week. I was so excited to find a huge lighthouse! I have loved lighthouses for a long time but have only seen pretty small ones here along the Massachusetts shore.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Hey Everyone!

Thank you so much for your support and concern about the break in. It really was sucky but I am grateful that it wasn't worse. I obviously have limited access to computers now but will keep you posted as much as I can. I did take a quick trip to Portland, Maine this week because Darek was up there for business and I wanted to tag along. It was gorgeous and so much fun and I found a huge lighthouse that I loved and I was all touristy and shoppery and it was great! I took 1000 photos and will post them as soon as I can. Hope you're all well. Thanks again for your love and for the photos that you've all already started compiling! Thank goodness for blogs and web albums right? And just a suggestion...get renters insurance!

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Really Sad...
So sad to let you know that our apartment was broken into yesterday during the day and our computer, among other things, were stolen. I came home from work to find that our door had been crow barred open and the dead bolt ripped out of the wall. We waited around all night for the police to come as well as a locksmith who reinforced the doorframe with metal plates and replaced our locks so that forced entry can't happen again (so they say). We are really disappointed and feel pretty violated that someone was in our apartment, going through our drawers and stuff. Sadly, all of our ditigal pictures are lost. If any of you have pictures of us together we would be really grateful if you e-mailed them to us or mailed a CD so we can start collecting them again. :(
Ransacked bedroom:

Where our laptop USED to be:

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Birthday Wishes!

It's been a week of birthday celebrations! Just want to say Happy Birthday again to Liz! Hope she had a great day! It was fun to celebrate with you!

Also, another happy birthday wish to Brad! Hope it was great!!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

These are our friends the Wang Chungs (as in "everybody Wang Chung tonight") They're always begging to be put on our blog and I can't face the severe disappointment that they will inevitably feel if they check our blog tonight and don't find themselves! Ha ha! Welcome to our blog Logan and Kate! Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 14, 2006

So yeah, I stole this picture off of Leah's Blog because I didn't have my camera with me when I met them downtown to show them around. I missed out on some good photos! This picture was taken in the North End, a.k.a. Little Italy! It was really fun having Geoff and Leah visit! I was in heaven and tried to be a good Boston tour guide. I just need to work on my wicked accent... Posted by Picasa