Wednesday, October 24, 2012

30 before 30 - Month Three Recap

 write letter to family or friend

This month I didn't send the traditional letter, but I did write a note to my mom.  She has worked as a librarian for 33 years.  Her retirement party was yesterday.  My brothers and I weren't able to be there so we sent an arrangement of 36 pink roses (one for each year she worked at the library and one to represent each of us) along with a note from each of us.  She loved it!  I'm glad we were able to be a part of her special day even if we weren't there in person!

My beautiful mom and her pretty flowers :)
Nice display with our pictures and the notes!
 3 monthly goals 

1) Layout pages in Year 2 scrapbook.

I was able to complete this task over the weekend.  Chris was away on a guys' weekend to Buffalo so I had plenty of time to work on this project then.  All the pages are laid out.  Now, the fun of cutting and pasting begins :)

2) Carve (or decorate) a pumpkin.

Chris and I managed to pick and carve our first pumpkin midway through October.  It was an interesting project for us, but I had fun.

We found one that was just the right size!
Ready to begin the fun!!
Scooping out the "guts"....Chris wasn't too fond of this part!
Carving out the face....
Happy (early) Halloween!!

3) Work out at the gym twice a week.

I didn't do quite as well on this as I had hoped.  I was shooting for Tuesdays and Thursdays.  The first week, I didn't go either day.  Not a good start.  The next week, I went on Tuesday and then ended up having to work the Thursday Night Game so I made a little progress.  The next week, I was determined to make it both days...and then the gym was closed for repairs on Thursday.  However, the last week, I was successful!  YAY!  I'm going to try to keep on going (and potentially adding another day) throughout the winter since it's far less likely that I'll be running outside then. 

facetimes with Brinley

Mom and Dad went to visit Brinley the second week of October.  I was able to dual purpose facetime with her and see them, too.  She played her little piano toy for me.  She got a little fussy and needed to have a bottle toward the end, but it was fun watching her.  Mom said she kept reaching out to the phone for me.  Facetime will definitely get more interesting as she keeps growing :)

This past Saturday, I was able to facetime with Brinley while she ate some baby food!  Yes, she is big enough for baby food now!  I can't hardly believe it!  She was making lots of noises and seemed to be eating at least a little bit of the food.  I am so grateful for technology so that I am able to see these little milestones!

Date Night 

Chris and I enjoyed a sushi date night toward the beginning of October.  We had a groupon for Mika in Chinatown that expired soon so we gave it a try.  It was such an easy trip on the subway which was a huge plus.  The food was great, too!  I had the California Roll and the AAC (Avacado, Asparagus, Cucumber) Roll.  Chris had the West Roll and the House Roll.  He is braver than me :)

Chris had the specialty rolls on the left while I stuck to the less adventurous ones on the right.

Girls' Night

There was a girls' night at the very end of September, but I didn't take any pictures.  I promise to do better next time!  We undoubtedly had fun.  It is always good to catch up with the ladies!

Andrea :)


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  2. What an incredibly sweet present you guys sent to your mom! Congrats to her on retirement! :)

    And your note about ladies' night makes me laugh because I go out to dinner every month with a group of girlfriends that I went to high school with. And every single time, we say we're going to bring a camera and take a photo together and every single time we forget!! :) Oh well, at least we have fun!

    have a great weekend, hun!