Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Graduation: Part I

On Saturday, Franklin Pierce Law Center held its 34th Annual Commencement Exercises, at which was conferred upon me... oh, the hell with it. I graduated law school on Saturday. Or, as one anonymous commentor in the Concord Monitor put it: "Oh my god, another 182 lawyers just from this diploma mill alone ! Just what we need more bottom feeders and future do nothing politicians !" Now come on, isn't that a little unfair to diploma mills?

Beforehand, Austin and I struck mock judicial poses in the school's mock courtroom.

The stage is set. If you're interested, I twittered the event for posterity.

Jermaine name-checked me during his speech, which I greatly appreciated.

Few people can say they have photos of the exact moment they became a man. Thank you, professor. I'll never forget you.

Man and wife. Note how I'm using the diploma to point out the baby bump.

Me and Nanny laughing about something.

Siblings. Dan and Kate and Colin (not pictured) were great enough to sit in a car for 3 hours on the way up from Connecticut, sit in the graduation tent for 2 hours, pose for a picture, and then get right back in the car again to drive back to Connecticut for a wedding.


Sometime this week I'll post about the second part of graduation day: a BBQ at Sharon & Skip's house.

Photos are ready!!!

If you would like to see the pictures the photographer took at the wedding, see below. They really came out great. We are so happy with them!!!

Please go to http://jamespatrickphotography.com

on the WEDDINGS venue (check out Erin's pic in the opening slideshow and a few other of my favorites in Gallery 1)
Click on INFORMATION (third tab from left) and then the farthest tab to the right titled VIEW YOUR PROOFS
Click on the PICTAGE link.
Then click on FIND YOUR EVENT - you'll type in Erin and Nate
A list of all the Erin and Nate's in the Pictage directory will appear with locations (Erin and Nate in Mystic CT)
directly on their name in Blue
This will bring you to a SIGN THE GUEST BOOK page.
Fill out this form (remember your password) and mark yourself as GUEST and check the AGREE TO TERMS box and click VIEW EVENT.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

...And they lived happily ever after-- kind of.

Erin and I discovered this morning that we might need a quick refresher on the plots of some of the classic children's stories before the baby comes. She was driving me to the T, and we heard one of those "Priceless" MasterCard ads on the radio. I don't remember the exact wording, but the ad played off the story of Little Red Riding Hood ("one red hood: $10") before finally reaching the punchline ("getting to Grandma's house before she grows hair: priceless.")

I was sort of half-listening to it, but the last line caught my attention. As I told Erin, I thought the wolf merely ate the grandmother; I didn't think that he turned her into a werewolf, too! (Neither of us thought to point out that the wolf itself was not a werewolf, either.) Then I tried to recall the gist of the story.

"Oh yeah, the wolf just wears the grandmother's shawl, and glasses..." I said.

"...and skin," Erin added.

Hmm. I remember I had the picture book when I was little, and I'm pretty sure there wasn't a drawing of the wolf flaying the grandmother and wearing her skin like Hannibal Lecter. (I can picture the skin not fitting, and the wolf, completely exasperated, shouting "See? This is why it rubs the lotion on the skin!")

Maybe that's how they tell the story in Waterford, but I think we'll stick with the shawl and the glasses.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Saturday, May 9, 2009

WOAH Baby!!

Apparently the baby's timing is improving because last week I most definitely only looked like I had gained a few pounds, but by Tuesday there was a definite bump and now I feel like every time I walk by a mirror it is bigger! This is just one week post wedding!!! After being smooshed into that dress all day, I think he or she had had enough of the hiding. I am sensing some shopping in my near future, as I have now broken into the box of loaner maternity clothes from Lauren...

Friday, May 8, 2009

6 Days

6 Days and all's well!!!
Here are some shots from the church!

This is the part in the ceremony when we weren't sure if the priest had fallen asleep, the part we like to call "The Long Pause". He does it during every mass if anyone is wondering.

I did a pretty good job with the whole not crying thing!

The most excellent maid of honor ever

Nate and Dan

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Getting ready

Here are the guys before the ceremony checking out their sweet and very manly ties!

Here are the girls a little less ready. It is very stressful to choose a hair style... And no Julie and I did not plan on wearing matching shirts, we just happened to pack the exact same button down, which as all girls know is a requirement for getting an updo. If you have ever met us- you would not find this behavior unusual!

We did it!

Well we did it! The sun came out, we didn't cry, and Nate didn't drop me during the dips! We had so much fun, and from the looks of the video clip we saw, so did everyone else :o) We are working on getting all the pictures together for everyone to see. There are a bunch on snapfish already, so check them out. More to come on the blog soon...