Monday, April 30, 2012

Radio Silense

To say that a thesis is a lot of work is an understatement.  But I am so amazingly proud to say that there really is a light at the end of the tunnel.  I can see it!  I can taste it!  It is the most AMAZING feeling to be so close to the end.  All I have left is to print and bind this baby and sign my life away next Monday!


Working part time, having a 1 year old that I take to work and have with me all day, and researching/writing a masters thesis has been an insane endeavor.  It is not for everyone.  Not even the most organized and balanced individual can do this.  Sacrificing weekend of precious family time to sit in crappy library chairs was no fun!

Knowing I have earned this masters degree is due to sacrifices and hard work is bitter sweat.  I would never take on something like this again if I knew how much time it would take away from family.  So many events and invitations were turned down. 

On May 19th I get walk down the aisle with a masters hood on and and celebrate this great accomplishment with family.  So excited to have this done with and get to relax and get to a years worth of projects I've procrastinated on!


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

April 2012

Just a few fun shots out in the backyard I captured:




Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter 2012


April brought one of my favorite holidays.  Easter!  We had so much fun celebrating with Ryder.  Last year he was too small to enjoy it.  But Alan, Julie and Ashley made sure he had an Easter basket!  He still enjoys all of his bath toys he got last year.

This year we celebrated with my family in SF.  We played with the basket of stuff all day.  He loved the crinkly paper, the Toy Story talking book and the school bus.  Still one of his favorites today.


We enjoyed a great family Easter event in Golden Gate Park.  Ryder loved the Easter bunny, but was definitely liking the frog.  He wanted to bite him.



They had these amazing giant tinker toys that Ryder had a blast building with.  He would take apart and put together ant pieces that he could get to fit.




They had an easter egg hunt for the little kids.  But this is the only egg Ryder was interested in:


The pitting zoo area was a hit with Ryder.  Unfortunately he wanted to eat them all instead of petting them:


Ryder really enjoyed riding the train with nana:



We spent the rest of our Easter enjoying playing tourist in SF.  We rode the glass elevators (where Ryer's eyes are huge!) and the cable cars.  The Cable cars were a for sure hit!