Thursday, April 9, 2009

Crazy Madness Busy Life

I can't remember the last weekend which I had no social or other type of obligation.  The past six weekends in a row have been madness!  So forgive me my dedicated blog readers.  But alas, we catch up.

The activities that have caused my dog excessive anxiety due to loneliness:

(1) Visiting UCLA for grad school
(2) Izze's 1st birthday party
(3) My brother's wedding in Julian
(4) Annual Borrego camping trip with Bree & Gian
(5) Visiting Boston for grad school
(6) MS Walk / Nella's 5th birthday party

I have been admitted to UCLA's Graduate School of Public Health.
Earlier last month, Vince and I went up to visit and learn more about the program.
It is a much larger program than I'd like, but let's get real - LA has lots of health problems and a very large department of public health.  Going to this school will have loads of benefits - if I so choose...

The next weekend, we attended my youngest niece's 1st birthday bash. 
She ate all the sugar in sight, and looked adorable while doing so!

The following weekend my brother got married.
It was the most magical wedding I have ever attended.
The love was infectious and made for a very happy ceremony and reception.

I couldn't be happier to call Erin my sister.  In all my 24 and a half years, I've never seen my brother happier than he is with Erin.  I often describe them as very balanced.  They are a couple to look up to and a love to admire.  Congratulations you two!

The following weekend we went on our 2nd annual camping trip to the desert with Bree and Gian.  We LOVE this ritual and hope it continues into our old age.

The following weekend we ended up in Boston to check out BU's Graduate School of Public Health.  We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Boston, but it didn't feel like home (of course not, it's not San Diego - but it didn't even feel like a temporary home).  This and the fact that UCLA rocks the socks (or should I say "sox") off the program at BU, likely means we will not end up here - sorry Terriers.  But while in Boston we ate chowda, walked the whole city, and learned how to leave off the "r" in words, such as "hahvahd".  A good time was had by all.

And sadly my friends, I have no photos of the MS walk or my oldest niece's 5th birthday party.
The MS walk was super fun, and I hope to be telling you all about more fundraisers to come.
And, it must be said, that Annella had an "Olympic" themed party and my sister reveled in the fact that this allowed her to played the cheesiest music known to man.

We truly have had a crazy busy life, but the fun does not end there.  
To come:

(1) Easter weekend
(2) Gina (Anthony (Vince (my boyfriend)'s brother)'s girlfriend)'s baby shower.
(3) Seattle friends come into town
(4) We leave to Italy for the month of May.
(5) We up root our San Diego lives and move away (TBA) for grad school.

Until then my bloggies, see you in the cyber-sphere.


Diana said...

Wow! Sounds like you're handling it with class!

PS: if you scroll down a little further in my blog you'll find the recipe link for the Quinoa soup, which has added benefit of being super fast and easy.

Happy Easter!

Nicole said...

Dang Sissy....You have just been rolling from one event to another.
I love sure to treat yourself to some quiet once in a while!

Rae Rice said...

When it rains it pours. I will send you a picture from the Nella-Olympics as soon as I can. Great pics!

Erin said...

So, if you move to L.A., can I come up there and take you out to freaky Hollywood places and scare you? Because that would make me happy.