Tuesday, September 02, 2008


Last weekend we went to CT for my dad's big retirement celebration. He served in the Coast Guard for 30 years, so it was a full on military ceremony. And you know what that means...I was a blubbering idiot throughout the whole thing. It was great though, with a great view. We ate lots, and played lots of games with all the family that came to celebrate as well. I gave my pops the super secret surprise I've been working on...my very first quilt! It wasn't perfect, but for my first quilt, I think I did ok! He seemed to like it, so I guess that's all that matters, right??

Being presented his flag.

The whole fam damilyMy pops and me!
The quilt front

The quilt back
Unwrapping the quiltBullseye, baby!

Saturday we were able to make it to New Haven. My friend Rosana, a former Yalie, still lives there and we were able to meet up. We were friends when I lived in PR....17 YEARS AGO. I haven't seen her since I was 10. It was so fun to see her again, and she was a great tour guide and showed us all around the Yale campus, which is beautiful. It was move-in weekend, so it was crazy busy with yuppies everywhere. Seriously, it was insane. Kids in their blazers and sweaters around their necks. It was like out of a movie. We grabbed lunch at this delicious Mexican place that Rose recommended, El Amigo Felix. My tostadas were soooo good. Man, I love Mexican food.

Friends reunited!

Primitive bumper cars???
Yale library

Ivy League ivy!

Now we're home for 3 days, and we head to Seattle on Thursdsay for the BYU game on Saturday. We're staying with the ever-gracious Maria & Skyler Thursday night, and then seeing the sights the rest of the weekend. Should be fun!


Silvs said...

Aren't you pregnant? When are you going to start to show? I'll bet you there are a ton of girls pretty annoyed with you that you've managed to not really put on any weight, and that Derrick is so stoked about that.

Ligia said...

SOOO impressed with the quilt! Who knew you were such a domestic goddess?!

Kaylynn said...

I 2nd silvs comment. Are you sure you have a bun in the oven??

That quilt is AWESOME! You did a great job. I bet your arm is sore now, too :)

Did you hand stitch the lettering or did you sew it on before with the machine?

NelsonFamily said...

Amazing quilt! Tanner misses you already.

Ashley C. said...

i third the comment. where are you hiding that baby? that luxury is long gone the third time around. i look 40 weeks prego already! :) you look adorable and that quilt is awesome.