Sunday, May 18, 2008

Congrats, Ryan!

We thoroughly enjoyed having Gregg, Julia, Launa, and Sarah in town for Ryan's graduation this weekend. It was fun to show them our apartment, take them on a walking tour of campus, and introduce them to a lot of our friends. Friday night after they got in at about 10:30, we headed right for the grotto. Saturday was our walk around Notre Dame, commencement mass, and a formal dinner for Ryan's program. Sunday was graduation for the business school in front of the library and the infamous Touchdown Jesus mural. It was such a fantastic location for graduation, and I could hardly believe it was happening. What a fast year! After graduation was a brunch put on by his program, and then we chatted for a while at our place before sending the Nielsens on their way. (Thank you so much for coming!)

Thank goodness it didn't rain!

Us in Ryan's building, the Mendoza College of Business. (Can you see my little bump?)

The baby wanted to have his/her picture taken with the golden dome.

The girls by one of the lakes.

Ryan and I with some of our closest friends here, David and Ashely. We are going to miss them and their cute kids! This was taken at the fancy dinner Saturday night.

Everyone in Ryan's program. (He's toward the top, on the left.)

Ryan, Dwight, Austin, and David--friends from his program.

Next stop for us...Utah!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Real Blog to Come

Pack, clean, repeat. Sorry there's not much to blog about! Will blog soon...for real. Graduation is this weekend, so that will be fun! We're looking forward to seeing Ryan's parents and sisters!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Baby Shower Bliss

My South Bend girls threw me the nicest baby shower on Friday! It is so touching to have people come and support you at a shower. I was remembering my bridal showers and thinking about all the excitement of getting married to Ryan. A baby shower is a slightly different story because the excitement (and we are definitely excited!) comes with a fair share of anxiety. I didn't have too much to be nervous about in getting married, but becoming a mommy......I have a lot to learn! So thanks, girls, for showing your support Friday!

I am elated about our new baby things. I usually keep one of the little onesies within sight, just because they are so cute to look at!