Today, I'm leaving work, dropping the girls off at Grandma and Grandpa's house and then picking up Jacinda's sister and her boyfriend. We are heading to the city, San Francisco. It's about a 3 hour drive from our house and we are celebrating Jacinda's sister, Marissa's 21st birthday. We'll stay overnight, giving her a tour of the city since she isn't too familiar with it.
It's hard when you're young and single or just married because you want to give people gifts, but c'mon, you can't afford to give 20 people $100 gifts. You cut corners, you try to budget, you get "creative", but it just doesn't ever seem like you can give as much as you want. Now that we are getting older and more "secure" I look back and wonder what (isn't that a blog name) we've missed out on. I don't even remember what we did for my brother's 21st, but I know I was only 24 and about to have a baby, so I know I was poor! Jacinda and I have really been talking about family a lot lately and how important it all is. I guess that it is kind of a "new year's resolution" to spend more time with our parents, brother and sister. We really love our family and hope that we can create more memories like I hope this trip to San Fran will.
FYI: I haven't blogged in a couple days on purpose because I was really needing some help on the whole iMovie thing. But, I just realized that if you read by RSS, then you read it once and it's gone. But I was hoping that those of you who check my site would chime in. I'll just stop by the mac store in Frisco and ask them.
We made it to Palm Desert! The girls are beggin' me and Carlos (what's new!) to go to the pool with all the kids. I can't say all the girls, because we got my boy, Losiah, with us now. I'll tell you about the story of how we got here later.
I'm so tired, I can barely see straight. We were in Santa Cruz leading worship for a college retreat, when driving home we got lost...twice...maybe three times. The trip is normally 2.5 to 3 hours. We left Santa Cruz at 5pm...didn't walk in our front door until close to 10! I don't even have enough energy to google a picture of being lost to make this post look better. Must...go...home...need...rest...
Boston was awesome. I'm working on making a photo album on my flickr page. If you are one of "friends or family" then you can view them now, I'll make a public one soon. I am way exhausted, so I'll try to do some blogging later tonight or tomorrow.
Well, thanks to Putnam Investments, one of the companies I use for my clients, I will be traveling to Boston for a Due Diligence Meeting. So, for two days I will be in meetings where I get to hear portfolio managers talk about what they are investing in and their view on the market. But the second night they will be taking us to a Boston Red Sox game. So, I will be able to see for the first time that huge greem wall. This stadium is one of the classic's for sure.
So, I'll fly in on a Sunday night and don't have to hit the first meeting until Monday at 3pm. So what should I do with my free time? I've never been to Boston and would love to see some of the bigger sites. Some things that I've already started thinking about seeing would be Harvard, Boston Common, and Boston Harbor. If you've been there, or live there, give me a shout and please, give me some of your own personal highlights to Boston.