Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Dear Amanda,

I figured we should continue our blog since you keep leaving us. What have you been up to besides being in school? Did I tell you I don't start until February 22nd? =) We haven't really been doing fun things without you. We are going to Disneyland tomorrow with all the Maloneys for my Mom's birthday. I have an interview next Tuesday at the Health Center at PCC. Please help me write my resume. There's like a skills section....I don't have any skills besides eating and I have Brown Bear, Brown Bear memorized.

Here's Niko all ready for the rain.

Postmarked 12:11 p.m.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Dear Becca,

That's crazy. So many babies. Tell Laura she can hire me as godmother if she wants. I'm the best.

I went to Paris last weekend. We only went for a day cause we had too much work to do. We took the bus on Sunday night. We left at 10:30 p.m and got there at 7:30 the next morning. You do the math. We basically rushed through all the sights: Arc de Triomphe, Louvre, Notre Dame, and Eiffel Tower, of course. We took the Eurostar train back which only takes 2 hours.

Here's the Louvre:

And here I am with the Eiffel Tower:

I went ice skating with my flat at Canary Wharf this week. It was pretty fun even though they only played Michael Jackson songs the whole time. Is it too much to ask for a little Christmas music? I only fell once so that's good.

My life has been particularly boring lately because people keep expecting me to turn in work. I just wrote a 3000 word paper. The topic was: What is geography? I still have no idea what it is. I just know I hate it a lot. Oh yeah, and the paper is worth 100% of my grade.

Also you need to send me more food. Or I guess you can just buy me a hot dog when I get home.

Postmarked: 2:02 p.m.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Dear Amanda,

Baby update: We went to go see them yesterday and they are adorably cute and tiny. They can breathe on their own but they have a little tube that forces oxygen in just in case. They are getting fed where the little heart is on their tummy. In a couple days they will be able to get fed breast milk through a tube, but they don't develop the sucking reflex until about 34 weeks. They are only 30 weeks right now, normal babies deliver around 40. Campbell is the smaller one, he's 2 lbs. and Luke is the one who was hogging all the food and he's 3 lbs. They are so precious. Hopefully you can see them sometime when they are bigger. They have to be in the hospital for at least 6 more weeks.

Here's Campbell.

This is Greg and Campbell's hands.

Here's Greg's hand next to Luke so you can see some proportion.

Here's Luke's cute feet.
Postmarked 2:10 p.m.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Dear Amanda,

Sorry I haven't posted lately. Things have been crazy and finals won't be over soon enough. Laura had the babies last night! Campbell and Luke. We are going down in about an hour so I will post pictures. They are little guys but they seem pretty healthy.

Here are some pictures from our Christmas photo shoot. We were in this amazing park called Bronson Park in Los Angeles/Hollywood. I'll take you there when you come home and we can go hiking. I can't wait for you to come home! I hope London is treating you right. It's freezing/rainy here right now.

Postmarked 8:30 a.m.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Dear Becca,

I'm still mad you didn't join Alyson and I for Thanksgiving. We had to have lots of adventures without you. I made Aly make pies while I was in class. It was ideal. Thanksgiving dinner was super delicious. We had turkey from Whole Foods and everyone brought a dish. I ate the appropriate amount of food (meaning I had to change into sweats to contain my belly).

On Friday we went to the Tate Modern and saw a play called Mother Courage and Her Children. Mrs. Dursley from Harry Potter was in it. On Saturday we went to Portabello Market again in Notting Hill. This time we found The Travel Bookshop, thank god.

We also went to the Winter Wonderland carnival in Hyde Park. I went on this roller coaster called Spuk. It was haunted house themed. I have no idea why. It was fun except for the part when I had to pay 4 pounds to go on it.

We went to Brick Lane on Sunday, which has like an outdoor market/ shops/ lots of other hipster things. I got an abundance of bagels from this place called Beigel Bake so I was satisfied. It was raining a ridiculous amount though so we decided to come back home and watch Love Actually. Good decision.

Postmarked: 4:28 p.m.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Dear Amanda,

So I just went to go see New Moon by myself. Which quite possibly could be the lamest thing ever but I was bored and felt like seeing it and no one would go with me. It was actually kinda nice. I don't realize how nice it is to be alone because I so rarely am. Basically the movie wasn't great, but you were definitely right and Jacob's 8-pack made up for it. I'm so Team Jacob. Bella should have seen how good she had it with him. Anyway, of course I'm sitting in the theater with my hood on praying no one I know sees me. The couple next to me: the girl gasped every time Jacob was in the movie, and every single time her boyfriend got mad. Definitely killed the vibe. Then the family in front of me had a little baby who got scared when it was loud. Who brings their baby to a movie at 10 pm at night? I felt so bad for her. She just wanted to sleep.

I hope you and Alyson have a wonderful Thanksgiving! She better make you pumpkin pie. Please feel sorry for me enough to come back home so I have someone to go to the movies with. Thanks.

Just because I had to:

Postmarked 12:37 p.m.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Dear Becca,

I've just been hanging out in London since I talked to you last. So I hadn't seen any movies since I've been here, but this week I saw two. Don't be jealous.

So the first one I saw was 2012. I knew it was going to be horrible, but I haven't had a good movie theatre nap in a long time so I went. I was actually praying the world would end a little early so I wouldn't have to finish watching this movie. Let's just say it was no The Day After Tomorrow. It possessed no qualities of a watchable film (i.e. attractive people, interesting plot, any elements based in reality).

Well things didn't get too much better with Twilight: New Moon. At least it had one of the three good qualities. You can probably guess which one. Let me just say Kristen Stewart is the most unlikable person ever to get a role in a movie. No matter how hard I prayed she just wouldn't die. Falls off motorcycle. Doesn't die. Jumps off cliff. Doesn't die. Antagonizes werewolves. Doesn't die. As you can see this movie was just a series of disappointments for me. The only redeeming quality was Taylor Lautner's 8-pack.

Postmarked: 10:53 a.m.