Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween 2010

For Halloween this year our costumes not only showed off our creativity (!) but also announced something VERY important and fabulous!

First try and guess what we are....

Did you get it?

A sperm and an egg!

And we're happy to tell everyone "it worked"!!

Baby Beckstrom

Due April 24, 2011

More info to come... :-)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Student reaction...

I wrote this post a while back, but never posted it!


This afternoon I announced to my students (only half the class were there and I only chose this time to share the news because I needed to somehow kill 20 minutes!) our good news! It was very exciting and I loved the reaction from some of the students. Of course, to make it a teachable moment, I immediately asked "how did I get pregnant?". They blushed, squealed and told me that they couldn't answer that question because it was their teacher that did "it"! So, I changed it to "how does a woman get pregnant?" and they were happy to give their answers. I got some great ones, including "the guy puts their thing with the girls thing and POW" ~ Yup! Doesn't get much clearer than that.
So after a good lesson about the birds and the bees, including how they can help me be more comfortable during pregnancy (hey, teachable moment!), we asked them to brainstorm a list of baby name ideas. Here is their list. Gotta love em.

Jeohna & Suji are the King & Queen of Korea ~ definitely top of the list! But really, some of them aren't too bad and possibly even in the running!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Welcome Fall

I am so happy that Fall is finally arriving here in Cali! This year more than ever I've really been looking forward to the cooler temps and changing seasons.... and it's here!

I love Fall for the same reason that everyone does, really.... Evenings on the couch under blankets, crisp fallen leaves outside, long walks where your insides are warm but your skin is chilled, warm food (welcome back Crock-pot) and cute boots. :-) This year I am especially fond of most things pumpkin, which now that I've opened my world to that I've noticed it is EVERYWHERE. I even heard Krispy Kreme has Pumpkin Spiced Doughnut Holes (thanks Holly!) so I've been tempted to take a trip there to see for myself.

Here's to a fabulous Fall!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A sleepover with Auntie

Kaira had her first sleepover at our house last weekend! We had a great time and she just LOVED spending time with us, away from mom and dad. :-)

I told Kaira that if she signs "eat" than I'll give her....

Cake and Mimosas for breakfast!!!!

(Just kidding, it was eggs and water. It was tempting to give her sugar for the first time...)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Zeke & Adina's wedding

We just returned home from a weekend in Carmel to celebrate with Geoff's cousin Zeke, who married his high school sweetheart, Adina. Geoff was the officiant for the wedding and did a beautiful job.... he reminded me a lot of how elegant, well spoken & thoughtful my brother was as he officiated our wedding. The wedding was held at a beautiful home in the hills of Carmel. When it cleared the view was amazing, but even with the thick fog the scenery was absolutely stunning. The bride and groom were glowing and their love shined through all evening ~ so much fun to watch.

Geoff & I before the wedding

What a romantic!

The officiant (handsome husband), best man (cousin Nate) and groomswoman (sister Monica) all looking lovely as they wait for the bride and groom.

Such sweet love!

Officially Mr. and Mrs. ~ Relaxing on the beach this afternoon.

Congrats Zeke and Adina! We love you both!

Larios' Visit

Our dear friends Erica, Hector and Noah came to visit last week and we enjoyed a nice (HOT) evening playing and BBQ'n. Geoff and I decided that they live WAY TOO far away and need to move back to NorCal, pronto.

Noah and Geoff has a great time together ~ he is a sweet little monkey, that's for sure.

Why is pretend sleep so fun for kids??

Ohhh Uncle Geoff, you are so funny!