Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween 2011

Halloween is a big deal at my company and many employees dress up and decorate their departments. This year the two best themes were a 1920s circus and a day at the farm.
Pictures #1-5: 1920s Circus.
Picture #6: A day at the farm.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Baby Names

One of the many things Ted and I need to do before our daughter is born is decide on her name. I bought this book yesterday in the hopes that it will help us select a name.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fun Day In The City

I am visiting our friends Bryce and Nicole in the bay area this weekend. This will probably be my last pre-baby trip as my doctors don't want me to travel after the end of November. I lucked out on the weather while I was visiting. The temperature on Saturday and Sunday was in the eighties. Pretty amazing for the end of October. We took advantage of the gorgeous weather and spent Saturday in San Francisco.
Picture #1: Baby at the Golden Gate Bridge.
Picture #2: Beth and Nicole at the Golden Gate Bridge.
Picture #3: Bryce and Nicole at the Burger Bar in Union Square.
Pictures #4-5: Views of Union Square from our table at the Burger Bar.

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Palace Of Versailles: Part Three

Picture #1: Marie Antoinette's bedroom.
Pictures #: 2-5: The gardens at Versailles. We actually enjoyed touring the gardens more than we enjoyed touring the inside of the palace.
Pictures #6-7: Lunch in an outdoor cafe within the gardens of Versailles.

*These pictures were taken 9/21/2011.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Rouen: Part Three

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Picture#4: We had lunch at Quick, a fast food chain that reminded us of a less tasty Burger King.
Picture #5: Ted in front of the Joan of Arc museum.
Picture #6: Inside the Joan of Arc church.

*These pictures were taken 9/17/2011.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

View From Six

The view from my room on the sixth floor of the Four Seasons.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Four Seasons Westlake Village

I am attending a conference at the Four Seasons in Westlake Village. It is such a luxurious hotel I wish I could extend my stay but I don't have $350/night to spend on hotels. It's a good thing another company is footing the bill for my stay.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Win Win

Ted and I watched Win Win last night. It is a quirky comedy that we both really enjoyed.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Babies R Us: Part Two

Ilaria was such a good sport on our shopping excursion yesterday.
Picture #1: Ilaria riding the Bert and Ernie firetruck at Babies R Us.
Picture #2: Ilaria and Carolyn and lunch at Mimi's Cafe.

*These pictures were taken 10/22/2011.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Babies R Us

Our friend Carolyn and her daughter Ilaria took Ted and me to Babies R Us today to help us with our baby registry. Carolyn's help was invaluable and it was so wonderful having a parent share their experiences to help us narrow down the overwhelming number of options.
Pictures #1-2: Ilaria helped us test out some of the baby products.
Picture: #3: Carolyn, Ilaria, and Beth after our successful trip to Babies R Us.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Notre Dame and Les Invalides: Part Three

Picture #1: Ted in front of Napoleon's tomb.
Picture #2: Baby in front of Les Invalides.
Pictures #3-4: Ted and Beth in the gardens of Les Invalides.
Pictures #5-6: Touring the Les Invalides museum and armory.
Pictures # 7-8: Dinner at a Korean restaurant. The food was delicious.

*These pictures were taken 9/16/2011.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

SBHRA Annual Conference Swag Bag

I attended the 2011 SBHRA annual conference today and they handed out these fun swag bags. I like the sentiment on the bag. I do need to think thin.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

These Eyes Are Watching You

My coworker Sue made these amazing eyeball cupcakes and brought them in to share. Yummy.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

2012 ASPCA Calendar

We received our 2012 ASPCA calendar in the mail today. I sneaked a peak at the animals featured in next year's calendar and I look forward to enjoying them again in 2012.

Monday, October 17, 2011


Ted and I watched Priest yesterday evening. It's not the type of movie I typically enjoy but it was Ted's pick and since it was his birthday I decided to watch it with him.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Lordy, Lordy, Look Who's Forty

Today is Ted's 40th birthday, and per his request we kept it very low key and quiet. We spent most of the day at home relaxing but we did go out for Thai food and finished the day with ice cream cake. Happy birthday, Ted.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Birthday Lunch For Ted

We met Ted's cousin Edward and his wife Stacy, and our friends Joe and Rena for lunch at Carlitos this afternoon for lunch to celebrate Ted's birthday which is tomorrow.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Pumpkin Monkey

My coworker Ann bought Baby this pumpkin monkey for Halloween. This is Baby's first stuffed animal.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Baby Classes

We finally received confirmation for our baby classes in the mail today. We start our baby education in November.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Baby's Lunch Craving

Is it wrong to blame my fast food craving on my daughter? She really did want a grilled cheese and french fries for lunch. How could I deny her her cravings?