Tuesday, March 31, 2009

It's a boy!

We are excited to announce that our baby is a boy. (I knew it.)And the name we have chosen is Luke Gregory Gessel. The end.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring Break photos

The cute clipboard. It's a modge podge project.

The Easter egg basket. Also modge podge.

Side view of candy bar wrapper, so you can see that each bar is individually wrapped.

The candy bar wrapper.

It would seem to be a random photo of my kitchen table. But my mom brought it for me during Spring Break. It may not be a big deal to you, but we were using a folding table and folding chairs for a year and a half. So it's wonderful to me.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring Break

My mom came to visit me for a week during the school spring break with my brothers. We played games and watched movies. And my mom basically cooked the meals.(That was my stipulation for them invading my apartment.)
"Time Out for Women" came to the Woodlands that week also, so we made plans to attend. The keynote speaker was Sheri Dew, who is always fabulous. We enjoyed the speakers and musicians. It was all very uplifting. We were also able to bolt out after the lunch break and get seated at "La Madaleine's" before the rest of the conference rush got there. It was delicious, as usual.
Then last week my sister's family came to town with her four kids + a friend. My sister was in charge of the meals the three days they stayed with me. It seemed like longer than three days, because of everything that happened. The breaking of my potted plant, water mark on my wall from a wet towel, niece going #1 and #2 in the pool, the edge broken off my fragrance thing, the dumping of my conditioner in the tub by my nieces during their (bubble) bath, and finally Hawaiian Punch on my white carpet. The water mark and pink carpet stain are a bummer mostly because we're moving in a month and are not likely to get our deposit back now. I have only myself to blame for the Hawaiian Punch because I bought it. The more things happened, the more my sister felt bad. She cleaned my whole bathroom and made dinners. So besides the things that could cost us money, it was all pretty funny.
My sister and I did spend some quality time at the Relief Society craft night where less than 10 people showed up to make some amazingly cute crafts. There was a cute clipboard, easter basket and candy bar wrappers. I was thinking of how much fun it would have been for Chelsea Pace to be there crafting with us. I'll put up some photos later.
We went to Galveston on Friday and walked on the beach and then went over to Moody Gardens to watch a film about sharks that ended up being sold out. Saturday we saw "Race to Witch Mountain" which made me want to see the old ones again, because it's been forever. It was pretty good. Despite all the mini-catastrophes, we had fun with the Martins.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Link to the house


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The house

We've been house hunting and we found the one. We made an offer. Now we wait. It is 3,000 sq ft. It is big. We don't need a house quite that big, but we love it. Greg likes that it has a huge game room. I like the granite countertops. Plus it comes with a fairly new stainless-steel refrigerator + washer/dryer which we don't have being first time home buyers.
The house is in another ward but the same stake. Luckily, we already know some nice people in that ward.