Tuesday, October 31, 2006

We're Back (Almost)

Sorry for the lack of posts. For a week, we couldn't upload photos for some reason, and then we have been busy getting ready for Halloween this past week. Now we can't find our camera, for Pete's sake. Thankfully, we were able to borrow Mom and Dad's, and here are some pictures of our fun day.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Sumo Fever

My mom is teaching me to sew, and we are making Gabriel's first-ever homemade Halloween costume. Tonight, to make the belt (wasashi), I tried my hand at designing a pattern, buying the fabrics, cutting, pinning, sewing, and assembling, all on my own. I have to say, OH YEAH! the belly and jumpsuit were adapted from a Simplicity design, and I think it came out great. My mom's a really good seamstress and a great teacher. I am really loving this new skill and having so much fun with it, and I'm so proud of the (nearly) finished product. Take a look:

Saturday, October 7, 2006

ALCS, Here Comes Deeeetroit!

Tigers rout Yankees to reach ALCS
10/07/2006 7:25 PM ET
By Jason Beck / MLB.com

While Jeremy Bonderman retired the first 15 batters, Craig Monroe's two-run homer propelled Detroit to its largest offensive attack of the ALDS, sending the Tigers to an 8-3 victory on Saturday night and their first postseason series victory since the 1984 World Series.

Read all about it here

Friday, October 6, 2006

Deeeeetroit Baseball

First of all, we have to say publicly how much we adore Vanessa and how beautiful she is (and if there happen to be any extra World Series tickets...)...

We know we haven't posted in a while, and we're very sorry, but we've been going to the gym a lot lately and watching a lot of TV too, and we're trying really hard to get more sleep - so posting has been a lower priority lately. We will try to start taking more pictures and posting more.

The most interesting thing we have done lately is attend the last Santana concert for the next two years at Chastain Park Amphitheater. Our financial advisor, Niki (who is a genius, by the way), gave us the VIP treatment for our anniversary. We had a parking pass for the closest lot, a cocktail/hors d'oevres/cheese and veggie/dessert reception, some goodies including a Santana CD, and a great table relatively close to the stage with some really cool people. It was a fantastic concert, especially because they went more toward the Latin rather than the rock aspect of their music. We were especially impressed with the way that Carlos Santana stayed in the background, hardly ever even walking into center stage. He seemed very humble, gracious, and like a good person. We can now say that we danced to "Oye Como Va" and "Black Magic Woman" played by the man himself. This was definitely something to check off our life list. Here are some photos (and two videos - just press play) from the concert:

And of course we wouldn't dare dream of leaving today's post without a photo of the Chipster! Here are the Bobbsey Twins (G and Christopher), with Owen and Joshie in the background: