Thursday, June 21, 2012
Genevieve was lucky enough to have Allie and Grams here for her sixth birthday. Genevieve had a fabulous day at school, opened presents, picked up Grams from the airplane, ate at Noodles and Company, ate cake and went bowling. Genevieve also requested that her birthday have an ocean theme. Genevieve is an avid party planner and has always been very specific and adamant about her birthdays. Even when she was two, she was instructing people what to wear to her birthday, what we would eat and what everything should look like. Gen thinks I do a great job, but I wonder how old she'll be before she realizes that her mom "ain't no Martha Stewart." Probably on that day, she'll enlist my mother's fantastic skill for all her future birthdays.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I think one of the saddest truisms in life, is the fact that all good things must come to an end. Leaving Durham and being done with Duke was really hard for both Russ and I. We loved participating in all of the graduation festivities, but they were all fraught with a tinge of sadness at this chapter in our lives coming to a close. We were happy that Russ' parents could come out for the graduation and check out Durham for a few days.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
We spent another glorious week in the Outer Banks after Russ had finished his finals. We teamed up with eight other LDS families from the Duke MBA program and rented a pretty sweet beach house in Nags Head. The week was full of lazing about on the beach, surfing, swimming, interviewing (poor Russ), reading, discovering yummy food places and enjoying chatting and playing with friends. Gen and I even caught a few waves together and she'll be quick to tell you that on her last ride she fell off the board and went for a tumble in the waves. Russ and I traded off holding Stewart, who unfortunately has turned out to be a rather high maintenance little lad. But despite his fussiness and desire to be held, he still hasn't approached Genevieve's colic, which we hold as the gold standard of very nasty colic. I'm going to miss the Outer Banks and how much fun can be had by vacationing with friends and as such I purpose a yearly friend trip to somewhere cool. Who's in?!