Sunday, August 10, 2008


this past week we were SO lucky to be able to spend some time with mark's sister, susan and her husband shawn and their 5.5 month old son, andrew! although it was a whirlwind tour for susan and shawn, we felt like we were able to see them quite a bit, and enjoyed every minute of it! the main reason for their trip from hawaii was that it was time to get andrew baptized in the church. plus, a little pool time never hurt anyone :) below are some photos from the week:

mark and andrew upon andrew's arrival in town

uncle mark lovessss to play airplane

some kisses from daddy shawn before pool time

mamma susan and andrew

family portrait, and andrew's first time in a pool!

i had to sneak some baby boy time in the pool, he's just the coolest kid ever

susan and andrew right after andrew's first time under pool water- he's gonna be a swimmer like mamma

mark and shawn setting up the grill after pool time

dad schmidt enjoying some sleepy baby love

at the schmidt's for some time with family and friends

the baptism, with Godparents, sebastian and amy

mom and dad schmidt with andrew after his baptism

mark and i with susan, shawn and andrew

mark with andrew after lunch in annapolis

andrew with mom schmidt

the cutest nephew i've ever had

i told you uncle mark loves to play airplane

mark, me, susan and shawn before they headed out of town back to hawaii :(

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Working Girl

Hooray! After a few months of being unemployed and near the point of stressing out about it, I got a wonderful job offer with the Holocaust Museum this afternoon! It's the job I REALLY wanted and I think it's going to be a wonderful experience and opportunity. It's certainly a step in the right direction, as I've wanted to get into the museum world for a long time and I'm hoping to get into a graduate program for next Fall. Everyone in the office is very upbeat and extremely nice and welcoming, so I'm looking forward to working with them. It's been fabulous having the summer off and just hanging out with family, friends and Mark, but I am so thankful to be getting back into the "working world" in a few days! Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers during this transition period for Mark and I, we're grateful to you all!