Erin Virginia

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Back in Boston

We're back in Boston after Allison and Rob's wedding. I dragged by bridesmaid's dress on the bus, subway, shuttle, through the Boston airport, on the plane, through the Cincinatti airport, on another plane, to my parents, to our hotel and finally put it on September 23.
The wedding went really well. Rain was predicted for early afternoon, and it held off just long enough for pictures and the outdoor ceremony. Allison and Rob had the ceremony at Centennial Gardens off France Avenue, and the reception was held at the Hotel Sofitel.

Allison and Katie

Waiting for our ride to the ceremony

Good-looking guy, huh?


Rhonda and Bobbi (Chris' mom and grandmother)

Father-Daughter Dance

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Elephant Boy

On Sunday, Chris indulged his long-time itch and bought a soccer ball. A short jaunt from our house is a wide park with basketball and tennis courts and several soccer fields. We walked over late afternoon and kicked the ball around (I'm a novice) until the sky darkened and the flies began biting. Well, Chris was showing me some tricks, flipping the ball in the air, and what do you know, one of those tricks is rolling his ankle... Hopefully, he doesn't have a limp for Allison's wedding this weekend.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Saabs and Saturns

My silver Saturn SC1 is no longer parked in our narrow driveway. Today, we traded it in for a new (used) 2003 Saab 9.3! I am in shock that we finally turned our talks about a new car into actuality.
Thus ends of the era of our being a solely Saturn family. Chris is still driving his cute, little red Saturn. We put the title of the Saab in both our names so now (as Chris informs me) the cars each belong to each of us equally.

Last weekend, a friend from the military, Ryan McGahan, drove up from New York to visit us. We did some sightseeing (Freedom Trail, North End, Harvard, etc.). Labor Day was beautiful here, sunny and calm, but the days previous were cool and rainy.

This weekend, we have National Guard – weapons qualification and a CPR class. This will be the first time we meet everyone in our unit. We will be drilling at Hanscom Air Force Base, mostly performing physicals and keeping our EMT classifications current. Chris and I have actually been grocery shopping at Hanscom Air Force Base because prices are so much cheaper.

Other news: My cousin Matt is moving to Boston! We are meeting up with him tonight downtown. I am excited to see a familiar face. Speaking of which, we will be back in Minnesota the weekend of September 23 for Allison’s wedding – just a little over two weeks!