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Baby showers!

Posted by Greg on May 7th, 2009 with tags: , ,

Catching up on this as a few weeks of Yenari being sick with a cold followed by me being sick with that same cold have led to a bit of procrastination on the blog front.  So, here we go…

Just under three weeks ago Yenari had a baby shower where we had her buddies and some of my buddies over to celebrate the expanding belly and the impending baby.  We had a great time…lots of tastey food, good conversation, and…presents!  Here’s the mother to be opening one up:

Yenari opening up a present

Yenari opening up a present

After showing everyone how much we both can eat we decided to up the ante with a Korean blueberry chiffon cake from Paris Baguette …mmmm….

Tastey cake

Tastey cake

Unfortunately I did a bad job with the camera in this party, so I didn’t get a group shot with everyone, but this captures part of the crowd during dessert:

Dessert time

Dessert time

And here’s another shot of Yenari with some of her buddies from nursing school:

Yenari and her friends from nursing school

Yenari and her friends from nursing school

We had a really great time having everyone over and definitely scored some awesome baby clothes, toys, and medical stuff – gotta expect the medical stuff from a party where every other person is a nurse!  Thanks to everyone for coming and for all the great stuff!  Special thanks to Grace (and Burt) for helping with the invitations, decorations, and setup!

Work Baby Shower!

Having had such a good time at the coed ‘friend’ baby shower, Yenari was pumped to go to her work baby shower just two days later.  A bunch of Yenari’s co-workers (along with their babies) got together at one of their houses to celebrate Yenari and the coming baby.  I wasn’t there, but from what I heard it was a lot of fun and was another goldmine for cute and adorable baby girl stuff!  Here are a bunch of photos of Yenari and her coworkers:

Yenari and her coworkers

Yenari and her coworkers #1

Yenari and her coworkers

Yenari and her coworkers #2

Yenari and her coworkers

Yenari and her coworkers #3

Note from Yenari: Special thanks to Rowena for hosting the party and thanks to everyone for coming and bringing all the yummy pot-luck food and all of the adorable baby presents!

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Yenari’s new whitey, 30 years, and 30 weeks

Posted by Greg on March 26th, 2009 with tags: , , ,

Nope, she hasn’t gotten rid of me – she’s just got a whitey of a new variety – a new car!  On Saturday, my 30th birthday, Yenari thought the best way to celebrate would be for us to go out and buy her a new car…definitely an awesome birthday present, just not for me!  Here she is with her new beaute – a 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid:

Yenari with her new whitey

Yenari with her new whitey

So now I’m definitely on the road to being a grownup – 30 years old, married, preggers wifey, and a family car!  No official belly shot this time, but she did just move past 30 weeks – that’s 3/4 of the way there!  Yenari is all dressed up in the picture because we were going out for a fancy dinner.  My mother and grandmother teamed up to give me a gift certificate to have dinner at Chez Panisse in Berkeley.

The food was great – here are some photos of the meal we had tonight:

Deep-fried green asparagus and onions with mustard Chantilly

Deep-fried green asparagus and onions with mustard Chantilly

Fish and shellfish ragoût with fava beans and chervil

Fish and shellfish ragoût with fava beans and chervil

Grilled Marin Sun Farm grass-fed beef rib eye with cabernet sauce, sautéed new potatoes

Grilled Marin Sun Farm grass-fed beef rib eye with cabernet sauce, sautéed new potatoes

In our excitement on seeing the dessert we dug in without taking a photo, but I managed to get a shot of Yenari finishing off the ‘Bittersweet chocolate fondant with candied kumquat ice cream’ that topped off the great meal.

Yenari finishing off her dessert

Yenari finishing off her dessert

Yup – I was there too – don’t I look so mature now that I’m all grown up?

me!

me!

Chez Panisse sign

Chez Panisse sign on the way out after an excellent meal

We’re trying to sneak in as many nice dinners out and as much quality time as we can be for the impending (doom?) excitement that should be heading our way in 10 weeks or so.   Thanks to ‘moms’ and nana for a great birthday present!

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