Monday, July 23, 2012

Having two kids means...

the chances of having a decent picture have gone down significantly

 I like how it looks like she is smelling her finger in the one above. Taking pictures is really just that boring to her I guess.

but I'll still try =)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Summer B.D.

This summer, before Dorothea was born we...

toasted Johann's defense date being set 4 minutes before the deadline

visited grandpa and abuela and played in their spa 

gave their dog a bath in an attempt to prove we should get a dog  

did lots of library activities, including reading to service dogs 

 went to the apple valley airport to watch planes take off and land and had lunch at the airport bbq restaurant that just opened up 

rode outside on the tricycle, usually in undies... 

and got a brand new water and sand table at grammy's. 

Since Johann was working on his thesis and then out of town for a week defending and then editing his thesis and I was having the 3rd trimester blahs we didn't do too many big activities before the little miss came. Being at my mom's and having a front and backyard for Henry to play in made the days much easier though. Also, Bill Nye saved me during the hot hours when he couldn't be outside playing. My mom has a thumb drive with all of the Bill Nye episodes on them and she was wonderful and would watch them with him so I could catch maybe a nap or continue getting organized. That pretty much sums up our summer before Dorothea came. 

Monday, July 16, 2012

The end of an era (and really lame blog posts)

That's right folks, I'm afraid there will be no more posts about Johann's thesis because it is finally, Finally, FINALLY done!!!

Friday morning (I'm talking 12:45am) we had a bit of a crisis with submitting it to the online database, it was rejected but Johann couldn't reproduce the pdf issues that caused the deans office to say it wouldn't work but then after simply resubmitting it, it worked-hallelujah, because Friday was the last day to submit to the database.

Now his thesis is in the library offices and they just have to make it officially apart of their database etc but Johann's part is all done. After 3 years of working on it almost daily and 7 months of freaking out about it nonstop, it's over and Johann will graduate in August.

We are beyond happy and relieved. Thank you again to everyone who had kind words or a prayer for us. We absolutely felt them and needed them. So here is to the end of the era of the thesis!
Good riddance! =)

And now to begin posts about 'tiny baby princess ears' as Henry calls Dorothea and what we've been up to this summer. Much better topics than the thesis.