We have a little catching up to do, don't we? Where to start ...
First, Paul got a job. He's funny and kind of superstitious about stuff, so even though we knew about it for a few days beforehand, blogging about it was out of the question. So he has been working for a week now and things are going pretty well it seems. He works with one other attorney (a solo practitioner, as we say) doing real estate law, which is just what he wanted to do. As an added bonus, he is working in Saratoga, which is where we go to church, so the location is great. The day after he was hired he basically got another offer from a small firm in SF, which would have been over an hour commute each way each day which would not have been so great. He says that he finally feels like a lawyer. We both do and it is kind of a cool feeling in a trippy sort of way. Like we went on a date to a chic asian-fusion restaurant last night and saw beautiful people all around and I sat there thinking, "wow, we're young, smart, and good-looking lawyers - this is really weird." Then I got a message on my blackberry about work I needed to do that night and realized that being a lawyer is not as glamorous as it seems.
In other good news, I am going to be an aunt again. My sister-in-law Holly is pregnant and due in July, so that is very exciting. Also, I am going to be getting a new sister-in-law in June. Paul's brother John proposed to his girlfriend (now fiancee) Angelica yesterday. They haven't nailed down the date yet or which temple. I'm really happy for him - John is a cool kid - but I have to admit I don't know anything about this girl. I wish I did. The thing is, they have been dating for quite some time now and I have technically been around her twice, including Thanksgiving. Only I have never once talked to her. See, I knew about her - that she existed and was dating John - long before I met her. I tried to learn as much about her as I could by asking Paul about what he had heard about her, and talking to Deborah who had already met her, but I never got much detail. Then when I was finally in the same room as her, nobody introduced us and I guess I got embarassed or something, because I didn't just go up and say "Hi, I'm Amy, John's sister-in-law." And John was there and never said "Hey Amy, meet my GF Angelica." And she never said "Hi, I'm Angelica." And then after a couple hours went by, it was super weird to do a post-having-already-spent-time-around-the-person introduction so I just left and never talked to her. So awkward.
Also, we had our second set of visitors come out this past weekend. Nathaniel and Dorothy flew out with their daughter Summer on Saturday evening from UT to spend Valentine's Day and President's Day with us. It was SO much fun having them here. Nathaniel played Wii Fit Plus until he beat all my high scores, Dorothy and I went shopping while Summer slept and the boys babysat, we went to Big Basin, Santa Cruz, SF, and Half Moon Bay, and just generally had a good time hanging out together watching the olympics and playing with Summer.
And finally, if you have not seen this commercial which makes me laugh or this commercial which makes me tear up, you have been missing out.