Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Day Trip and job!

We met our friends the Robins in San Diego last Saturday. Amy and Whitney were out here for David's marine corp graduation. We took a trolley ride around San Diego, spent some time at the Hotel del Coronado and walked on the beach. I even purchased an oil painting from a street vendor in the old town.

I was offered a job at one of the Universities here and I accepted. I start work in a week. I am very excited to be working again AND to have a job at a University. My next step . . . Pick an area of study and go back to get a Masters.

Who's in charge anyway?

Here is a picture of Sofi, attacking my stuffed beagle. She discovered him while I was unpacking boxes and instantly claimed him for her own. I think she thinks he is a dog...and she is the leader of the pack. She loves attacking him, biting his nose and standing over him victoriously. She will also carry him with her from room to room. Despite all the responsibility, we couldn't imagine our family without this furry, friendly terror.

New Nephew

My sister-in-law Vicki gave birth to Alexander Neil Earl on Tuesday, Sept. 5. This is my first nephew on my side. I can't wait to see him in person at Christmas time. David, my oldest brother, was even able to help deliver little Alex. In this picture, Vicki, and her niece Katie, are holding the little guy who only weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz. at birth. I think he looks like Vicki.