Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Not to leave anything out... here is a little look from our New Years Eve party at the Lawsons... Guitar Hero and Martinelli's. Does it get any better? Well, check out the hat and then you'll agree, Yes, in fact, it does get better. The only question is... where are my boots to match?

Happy Chinese New Year! The Sloans had a great Chinese New Year celebration at Ming's Restaurant (Our favorite place for Dim Sum here in Palo Alto) And we had a great time. We love the little Asian kids and want to take them all home with us. My mom sent me the Chinese dress and I was very excited to finally have a chance to wear it. I guess this means I'm a true Chinese girl now:) love every minute of it.

Also, In my love for CSI Miami, I added the coolest photos of me with the REAL CSI Miami Hummers... see the Dade CSI Miami logo?? When I say real, I mean really on the show! Michael is working with our friend Alex and his office is on the TV sets where CSI Miami is filmed. What a treat to see the hummers! If it's not cheesy enough, we also walked through the set of the new 90210. Pretty great stuff! Thanks Alex and Michael!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!!!

Oh the blog:) We have been doing great at Stanford so far. Chris passed all of his fall classes with flying colors and is enjoying a small break right now. We took a crazy trip to the Pacific Northwest for Christmas... we drove... in the middle of the state's worst snow storms in years! So smart. We knew it was trouble when they closed the 84 freeway and we had to cut through the mountains in the middle of Oregon. After being stuck a couple times, we arrived and had a great time with our neices and nephews. My brother Gabe got married and we all played in the snow... well, I should say we shoveled snow. That's the same as playing in it right?!

Chris is getting ready to start Winter quarter and it seems like our year here is already almost over. Pretty soon he'll be knee deep in books. Work is going great for me. I've loved working at home and it's been nice to be able around during the day. I'll be designing the Stanford Sloan program yearbook this year... freelance work is great! It's a big project and will take a lot of time, but I'm looking forward to it.

We hope everyone had a great Christmas! Chris and I are so appreciative of all our friends and family and wish you the best for the upcoming year.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

New address, new outlook on life.

Well we made it up to Stanford and are loving it so far. Correction, I am loving it. Chris is already knee deep in homework:) Really, he loves it. We have met a lot of new people and they are all very nice. If you are wondering about the happenings at Stanford, I made a Sloan Blog for the program. The link in on the right... check it out. One of the partners (Yeah for Jenny Mu) has already posted to it and the others are excited to learn how to blog. It'll be fun to create one as a group together. We have our first "partners" meeting with all spouses and significant others tonight. Get ready, we are party planners!

We went to church on Sunday to our new ward and also met some great people! There are even a couple families living near us on campus that are also in the business program. It's nice to have someone from church close to us.

Work is going great! I'm getting used to working at home and loving it. It's really not as hard as I thought to be diligent in doing my work. Being connected all day isn't that bad either. So far, it's working out well!

Aarika and Everett came and visited us for Labor Day! They were on their way back to LA from Seattle and stayed the night in our tiny bungalow:) Eating was first task on our list on Labor Day morning! We went to the greatest breakfast place called Stacks and ate like kings. We shared 4 dishes and couldn't eat for the rest of the day... well until we went into San Fransisco and ate hot fudge sundaes at Guiradelli Square. It's a tough life, but somone has to live it, right?

All in all, things are good!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Inquiring Minds Might Want To Know...

I've been working on Melissa's invitations and they are finally done! I had such a great time designing them and putting them all together. I'm beginning to design the next invitation order I have. So far it's been fun, maybe it'll be my booming business someday... Kristin's New York Invitations Inc.

Recent East Coast Weekend Trip

Our recent trip to the East Coast was great! We got to visit with Chris’s grandparents. His grandfather is not doing well, so it was great to see him again. He spoke slowly and was able to walk a little with help. He is a very wise man. They gave me a gorgeous jade and gold bracelet that Pau Pau (Chris’ grandmother) had made from gold coins and a large piece of jade she received at her wedding! It’s beautiful and fits my tiny little wrists like it was made for me. Thank you!

In the record temperatures, we also got to go to Melissa’s bridal shower! It was so HOT… like 110 degrees! Yikes. But it was so fun to see Melissa and Jim. In the midst of all the surprises and spoiling of surprises, Melissa was actually surprised I think! She got so many gifts and ate lots of bubble gum in the sole bridal shower game!

We are so excited for her and Jim. Their wedding is going to be so much fun! We are looking forward to the week in NYC for their wedding and to help them celebrate!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Has it been 10 years?

It was bound to happen...a time has come that I never actually thought would get here. It's my 10 year High School Reunion! What?! I know, I look so young:) I just can't help it. Ha!

Honestly, I knew it had to be happening and I wasn't really looking forward to it. But I just got the little evite and I actually wanted to go! It would be so much fun to see all the great people I enjoyed years of torturous school with. It's happening a couple days before we move to Palo Alto, so I don't think we'll be able to make it. Maybe we'll go to the 15 or 20 year.

So, to Rogers High School Alumni... Congrats on making it 10 years out of High School! Oh how I miss the back hall, the portables, the little smelly gym, the sketchy pizza place across the street, the ghetto tennis courts and purple tennis skirts, Joe Albi Stadium, sweaty dances in the cafeteria (yes, we had dances in the cafeteria), Spanish class (hola, como esta usted?), Miss Munoz for Algebra (all the boys had a crush on her), Our wierdo Chemistry teacher, and my favorite sticky place the auditorium. I know there are other great things and places, these are just a few I've pulled out of the back of my brain. Any others?

Sunday, June 1, 2008

What I'd like to say...

In this day of technology, namely the internet, there are many places to "post" things to or whatever. A lot of the time you have to make a profile of yourself and describe your interests. Well, I'd like to say... I love yoga. Because it seems to be very cool to say that you love yoga. I CAN say I like yoga. It hurts my knees a bit and I'm not that patient (hence, probably why I NEED yoga) with all the poses. So there I said it. I like yoga, I don't love it. And I'm still very bitter that Blessing (our rockin' Pilates instructor) decided to quit 24 hour fitness and teach independently. This left us with no Pilates and I'm not a very good self instructor.

Monday, May 19, 2008