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Wednesday, October 21, 2009


San Francisco: Installment Two

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We're about to go over the bridge!

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View of the city from the north side of the Golden Gate.

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At Artesa Winery, Napa Valley.

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Darioush Winery

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Darioush Winery

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At Domaine Chandon.

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Our hosts for the weekend--the mother and sister of Paul's sister's long time on-again/off-again boyfriend. Yes, they actually live in Napa, so all the wine tastings were free with them. :thumbs:

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Nancy didn't have a crib or pack 'n' play, and neither did we since it was supplied by the hotel, so we improvised. :) It worked pretty well...for short term.

Friday, October 16, 2009


San Francisco--Installment One

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Out for a walk along the bayshore path by our hotel.

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The view from the restaurant next door to our hotel.

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The first place we visited that I had been to when I was 10. For some reason, I had always thought this was north of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Sutro Bath ruins.

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The beach by Cliff House. This was Paul's first time seeing the Pacific Ocean from the United States. We never saw it without the fog.

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And just a mile or two away, it was beautiful (but cold!).

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View of the city from the path in the previous picture.

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The view of the city from the path by our hotel.

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In Golden Gate Park.

Friday, September 04, 2009


Pictures? Ya'll want more pictures, huh?

We finally got some professional pictures taken this morning...

Monday, June 01, 2009


"I had it written down!" or "The best laid plans..."

As I mentioned, I had another ultrasound appointment on Tuesday, May 12. At the appointment, the doctor found the baby's abdomen measuring several weeks smaller than it should have. I think he measured it at least a dozen times. He didn't like that, so he ordered some tests and found that I had high blood pressure and high protein levels in the urine, so they admitted me overnight to keep an eye on me. My protein levels were still high in the morning, so even though my BP was back to normal, they diagnosed me with severe pre-eclampsia and decided to induce me on Wednesday. Paul had left for New Mexico for 10 days on Sunday. Fortunately, I was able to beg them to push off the induction long enough that Paul could get back for the birth. He made it back and to the hospital at about 9 pm Wednesday night.

Lorraine Elizabeth was born on Thursday, May 14, 2009, at 8:14 pm, weighing 5 lbs 5 ounces, and measuring 19.75 inches. wub.gif

Like father, like daughter.

Paul introduces Lorraine to Mount Rainier. Yes, that was the view out my window.

Going home!!

Her first bath at home.

Out for her first walk.

This beach is walking distance from our house on post. Note, again, Mount Rainier in the background.

My new favorite picture. wub.gif

My new second favorite picture. giggle.gif (She's trying to nurse Paul's nose. wink.gif )

Monday, May 11, 2009


More pictures

Here are the pictures from the ultrasound at 31 weeks on April 7. I have yet another ultrasound tomorrow. I'll post those pictures faster, I promise, mostly because my hubby's gone for the next week and I'm bored.

Her face.

A profile of her face and her fingers.

Full profile.

And the most recent belly shot...

35.5 weeks on May 9 in front of an aircraft carrier at Bremerton Naval Base Kitsap which we just stumbled upon on a random drive on Saturday.

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