Thursday, August 30, 2007

Aint no Party Like a Utah Party! Utes! Utes!

My front porch usually looks like this:





But not today. Today it looks like this:





That's right! Today is college football's opening day! I am passionate about college football, and so is Pete.



We have matching Ute shirts to go with matching Ute pride:



We look so good, we decided to walk together to my office:



Here we are at Gibson Hall, home of the math department:









Here's the Utes' poster this year. It looks good.



Good luck to the U vs the beavers of OSU tonight! Wish I could watch!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Laissez les bonnes temps rouler!

So, here we are in the French Quarter. We went in the morning to avoid, uh, the crowds. Here are beignets from the Cafe du Monde:



They are tasty and messy:





Amanda spotted some nuns that she wanted a photo of, so we pretended like she was posing:



Andrew Jackson - "Old Hickory" - routed the Brits here in 1814 at the Battle of New Orleans. He got a square named after him:



New Orleans is on the Mississippi River, which is big as advertised (zoom in on Pete here - he's so cute!):



Peter is cool in New Orleans



The dog is not real:



I fit in so well in the French Quarter, people would ask me for directions. See how well I fit in:



The quarter has lots of shops. They are fun for a while, and they are air conditioned!





Some more photos of the quarter:



Thursday, August 23, 2007

Hello New Orleans!

We have arrived. Actually, we've been here for over a week, but it is hard to find time for the blog posts right now. I will welcome you all to the Crescent City with the city's symbol - a fleur de lis:



Don't worry! More will come shortly!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Carolina in my rear view mirror

Hello everybody! We wanted to give a shout out to all our friends in North Carolina. Petey is wearing his Carolina romper. We've safely made it to Nawlins. And YES it is Hot and Humid, they weren't kiddin'. We love our place and the Tulane campus is beautiful. Go GREEN WAVE!!! We'll be updating the blog soon. Hope ya'll are happy and healthy. Lots of Love!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Little vacation

We didn't get a vacation this summer, but it feels like we're on vacation ever since we checked out of our apartment and checked into the Hotel Stewart. The Stewart family is letting us stay in their apartment this week while they are away. It has felt great to relax instead of pack. Of course, I am still teaching until Saturday, when my students take their final, so we're not really on vacation.

To celebrate being done with packing out, we went to the mall! It was our first family trip to the mall with Petey, and it was his first time in his mall stroller. He seems to like it.





When he wears his green pants, people often think he is a girl. I guess if it's not blue or pink, people just have to guess. So why don't they just say, "What a cute baby!"? That's what I would say.



The Hotel Stewart has a real Lay-Z-Boy:



Pete took a bath in the Stewart's sink, and he barely fit! It was snug. Yesterday at the Dr's office, he weighed in at 17 lbs (92nd percentile) and measured 27 inches (97th percentile). Here he is after the bath:





The best part about Hotel Stewart is that our friends Mike and Melanie live just a few doors down from us.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Jenny's visit - Part II

No, Jenny didn't come for another visit. She just didn't like the photos I posted of her with Peter. She sent me the shots that she took. Admittedly, hers are much better, but she has had a digital camera longer than I have.

I think Jenny wanted y'all to forward this to the single guys you know so they could check her out. That was what you wanted, wasn't it, Jen? Sorry if I misunderstood!





Remember Bennett Place? It's like we're there all over again!



Jenny is a high school history teacher, but I'm thinking maybe she could earn more as a baby photographer:







GROUP SHOTS!



Monday, August 6, 2007

Moving out

We moved all our stuff into a big truck last week. It was a lot of work to go through everything and to pack everything. Then is was a lot of work to put it all into the truck. We get charged by the foot, so we tried to pack it tight. The first few feet are like a jigsaw puzzle. The last few feet are not as impressive. My Dad gets to help me unpack it in New Orleans, so Dad, take a look:



Do you think anything will shift in transit? We threw the mattress up on top of it all to steady it.

When it was all done, we let Pete have a moment to say goodbye to his favorite part of the apartment - the ceiling fan:



We took some photos of Peter playing on all the boxes in our living room. I forgot to turn the lights on though, so all you can see is the boy: