Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

As Diana and I wait for our little one to arrive, we wanted to thank you, our family and friends, for the wonderful gifts of love, support, and friendship you've given us.  We are truly blessed that even in this modern day, we still have our entire village behind us -- it's a rare gift and one that we hope to give our daughter as well.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and much love, laughter, and fun adventure in the New Year!

With Love and Gratitude,

Diana, Albert, and Duncan

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Baby Nacho!

For a while we called her Baby Nacho because we figured she was made out of nachos.  Then she became Baby Ice Cream.  Now her diet is a little more balanced so we just call her Baby.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

First Thanksgiving

This was our first Thanksgiving together.  We are so thankful for each other, our wonderful family, friends, and little Duncan of course.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Fall by the Delaware River

As a second part of our "babymoon" Diana and I drove out to Lackawaxen (what a fun name!), Pennsylvania for the weekend to view the fall colors along the Delaware River.

We went for a hike at Bushkill Falls which we thought was just hiking trails but turned out to be more like Disneyland (and Disney crowds) with trails (and is run by Aramark??).

On our way back we snuck into a bed and breakfasts' backyard (not ours) and borrowed their view for a few minutes.

Of course the best part of the trip was just spending time with each other.

For more pictures from this trip, please view our photo gallery: Fall by the Delaware River 2013

Apple Picking

Back in September, I was initiated into the Northeast tradition of apple picking during the Fall when Diana and I drove out of the city and stayed at Ashford Cottage in Warwick.

I've stayed at a lot of bed and breakfasts before and Ashford Cottage is one of my favorites.  Terry, the innkeeper was a total riot and Irish to boot so there were little touches throughout the house like the Gaelic blessing above the door and the sleeping leprechauns in the entryway (it's no secret that I'm totally in love with Ireland).  The house itself was tasteful and immaculate to an extent I didn't know was possible.

The apple picking was great fun -- perhaps the first time I really felt the East coast had something I would miss in California.  We ate deliciously sweet apples straight from the tree and filled whatever room was left in our bellies with cider.

For more pictures from this trip, please view our photo gallery: Apple Picking In Warwick 2013.