Saturday, May 26, 2007

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I'm IT??

Wow, I didn't even know I was playing. Well anyway, Anna Connelly "tagged" me which apparently means that I have to tell 7 things about myself and then tag 7 more people. I've never heard of this before so Anna might just be making this up since we've never actually met (or maybe she was referring to a different Desta G). Oh well, here goes.

1 - I am not a Beet lover. Never have been. Seem a little too obvious? Well maybe it would help if I told you all that my dad LOVES them. That and liver and onions. I am sooooo serious.

2 - I know all the moves to the Macarena. Not that I've done them lately, I'm just saying, it was VERY big.

3 - I just signed up on Facebook and so that is pretty much all I have been doing for the past day. Sorry for the neglect, Zoe, but sometimes connecting with people you haven't seen for 6 years is just priority.

4 - I know every word to the movie The Princess Bride. Literally. Every Word. Ver Batim. Memorization. How else can I put this?

5 - I took piano lessons for over 10 years. From age 5 until the middle of High School when I had a major burnout. I can still play and read music but I am definitely NOT a prodigy or even close.

6 - I sew. Don't ask me to teach you, I make it up as I go along and would not want to pass along my bad habits. But I have made clothing for myself and Zoe and I've made the curtains for our house and all of Zoe's room decor (which also includes a little light quilting).

7 - I am so beyond excited for the Lost season finale tonight (except that it means an uber-long hiatus). Does that count as something? Whatever, Zoe is running a muck and I couldn't think of anything else, besides the fact that I'm a huge nerd. Straight A's and all. I even wear thicker-than-average glasses. And I miss school so much. Need more proof? I am working on some spreadsheets to plan our Disneyland vacation. Yikes. Enough said.

So, now the hard part. Who to tag? Are there even that many people who read this? Hmm. Ok, here goes - Keeks, Erin (Rivard), Joy Archibald, Fern (which means that you need to make your own blog - seriously we MISS you all so much).....umm, that's only 4, so if you feel like you want to be "IT" then consider yourself tagged.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Yummy New Traditions

We have a new summer tradition! On Saturday afternoons we've been heading over to Maverick (gas station) for frozen yogurt. They have the best frozen yogurt ever and it is so cheap. Plus, the Maverick we go to has some picnic tables in a shady area that we get to enjoy. Zoe sits on my lap and helps me with mine. I think she eats at least half and would eat more if mom wasn't so stingy!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Zoe and Daddy Writing a New Song Together

Zoe helped me write some music on Saturday. What you are witnessing is the birth of a new song. It is tentatively titled, "Wherever You Go".

Thanks Zoe!

Saturday In the Park

We had a wonderful time at the park on Saturday and here are some pictures to prove it.

Monday, May 14, 2007

A Day without Dirty Diapers!

Or as the rest of the world says, "Mother's Day." Yes, James changed every diaper yesterday, and did all of the feedings (that didn't involve a nursing bra) and took Zoe to priesthood, and watched her when she only wanted to take a one-hour nap and I wanted more, and gave her a bath and put her to bed so I could watch all 3 hours of the Survivor season finale and reunion show (hooray Earl). Does it get any better than that? Yes, as a matter of fact it does. He also gave me the most perfect card and a big bag of Ghiradelli chocolates. Has he done this before? Apparently being thoughtful on mother's day is in the gene pool because James' dad called me as well. What sweet Gillice men. And to all the rest of the Moms in our lives - We Love You!!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

UVSC Employee Golf Tournament

Yesterday was the UVSC Employee Golf Tournament. Our team of four included Travis and John from Media Services (my department) and Steve Namanny. The weather was absolutely perfect. The tournament was held at Talon's Cove at Saratoga Springs. The $20 entrance fee included an amazing BBQ lunch, a free hat (not that cool but it saved my head from the sun), driving range practice and clinic, as well as free snacks and drinks from the snack cart on the course.

It was a good time. My arms are completely sunburned.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Our Weekend Guests

My good friend Aaron Taye stayed with us this weekend. He came into town from DC with his girlfriend Amy. They stayed with us on Friday and Saturday night. Aaron and I went golfing on Saturday morning before they went to a wedding. It was great to see him. The last time he was here he stayed with us when Zoe was a week old.

Amy is a great girl and hopefully things will work out with them and I will be going to a wedding sometime soon.

Aaron is one of several people who are welcome to stay in the Gillice home at any time.