Thursday, August 31, 2006

One-Month Anniversary - August 2006

Kevin brought me flowers and we had dinner together to celebrate one month since we met! The best! 

One-Month Anniversary 2006
Flowers!

Also, I was finished with interviews on Tuesday, and got a callback Tuesday and another one Wednesday, both in New York City. So I could really relax and enjoy myself. So relieved!

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Lauren's Farewell Party 2006

Kevin's friend Lauren was moving out of Charlottesville, and her roommates and friends threw her a going away party. This was my first event with Kevin's friends! Brady came with us and I met a Nick and Emily at the party. I did not however, meet Lauren. Sorry Lauren! Great party!

Lauren's Farewell Party 2006
Spotted in the crowd, Kevin, me, Brady

Lauren's Farewell Party 2006
Nick and Dominic

Lauren's Farewell Party 2006
Katie and Allison

Lauren's Farewell Party 2006
Dance party!

Lauren's Farewell Party 2006
Party like it's Brooklyn!

Friday, August 25, 2006

2L Interviews 2006

I have a million interviews to get a 2L summer associate position next summer. It's a big deal because the 2L summer job typically leads to an offer for full-time employment after law school. It's also a big deal because this determines what city I will live in after I graduate. Stressful! Yesterday was one the craziest, busiest days of my interview scheduled. I survived!

  Interviews 2006
My interview look

In other news, apparently Pluto is not a planet anymore. Sad. So much for "My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas."

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Monroe's Ash Lawn-Highland and Jefferson Vineyards 2006

Becky, Brandon, Kevin and I went to Ash Lawn-Highland yesterday. I had already told Becky I'd go after we went to Monticello and since Kevin and I are together now, I invited him to come with us. So our seventh date was a really nice double date.

Ash Lawn was the estate of James Monroe, fifth President of the United States from 1793-1825. President Monroe called his home "Highland." It did not acquire the additional name of "Ash Lawn" until after his death. The estate is now owned by Monroe's alma mater, the College of William and Mary.

Ash Lawn-Highland 2006
Ash Lawn-Highland

Ash Lawn-Highland 2006
Brandon and Becky with the Ash Lawn-Highland peacocks

Ash Lawn-Highland 2006
Statue of Monroe

Ash Lawn-Highland 2006
Becky and Brandon behind the house

Ash Lawn-Highland 2006
More of the estate

Afterwards we did a little tasting at Jefferson Vineyards. What a fun afternoon!

Jefferson Vineyard, Virginia 2006
Tasting a red at nearby Jefferson Vineyards

Jefferson Vineyard 2006
Becky and Brandon with a white wine toast

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Rockingham County Fair 2006

Sarah M. is starting school this semester, and she and her roommate Alissa recently moved in. Sarah suggested we go to the Rockingham County Fair and I was super excited to go! We had a good time.

Rockingham County Fair 2006
Sarah petting a goat

Rockingham County Fair 2006
Posing with a cow in my county fair shirt


Rockingham County Fair 2006

The auction room

Rockingham County Fair 2006
Sarah and Alissa buying fried yummy things

Rockingham County Fair 2006
I made Alissa pose with a motorcycle on display

Rockingham County Fair 2006
Award winners!

Rockingham County Fair 2006
Craft fair

Friday, August 18, 2006

Giving Blood 2006

For our sixth date, Kevin mentioned he had an appointment to donate blood Thursday morning, and I mentioned that it had been a while since I gave blood so I could join him. He called up and made an appointment for the two of us to go back to back.

He gave blood first while I was giving some intake information, and then I went. I got very cold while donating and asked for blankets. Then I started feeling feint when I was part way through. They asked if I wanted I wanted to stop but I know from previous experience that if you don't give the full pint they don't use it. I finished with the pint while Kevin watched me nervously from the other side of the room.

Afterwards we went back to my place to watch more Six Feet Under together, and he asked me if I wanted to be his girlfriend. I said definitely.

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Blood donation sticker in my planner.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Scottsville, VA 2006

So for our fifth date, we went to the nearby quaint town of Scottsville. He showed me the wall of a building downtown that marked the height that the water had reached during flooding of Scottsville.

Scottsville, Virginia

Kevin suggested we should rent a television show together (so as to have an excuse for frequent dates). We'd heard good things about Six Feet Under. Um, a show about death and funeral parlors? So we went to Sneak Reviews, rented Season 1, and then watched Six Feet Under together at my place. It was the first time he came to my place and he was shocked that I offered him mango juice.

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Sneak Reviews, movie rental place

Monday, August 14, 2006

Rachel and Tim's Wedding 2006

I missed the wedding of these two wonderful people because I couldn't figure out a way to get to Pennsylvania for the wedding. I managed to get hold of these pictures though, and I think you can see that they are lovely- inside and out- and very much in love!

Rachel and Tim's Wedding 2006
Rachel and Tim's wedding in August 2006

Rachel and Tim's Wedding 2006
Her dad walking her down the aisle of the church

Rachel and Tim's Wedding 2006
Getting married!

Rachel and Tim's Wedding 2006
The bride with her parents and sisters

Rachel and Tim's Wedding 2006
Tim and Rachel with Rachel's family

Rachel and Tim's Wedding 2006
Tim and Rachel with Rachel's family

Rachel and Tim's Wedding 2006
Cutting the cake!

Rachel and Tim's Wedding 2006
Rachel and Matthew are both crazy

Rachel and Tim's Wedding 2006
Cheers!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Joseph and Ana's Wedding 2006

Joe and Ana had such a beautiful wedding! It was at the Queen Anne Marina, in Stevensville, Maryland.

Porto Wedding 2006
Ana and Joe- married!

Cathy has been friends with Joe for a long time and I met him through her, but I've probably known Joe now almost as long as I've known Cathy now- about 5 years. I've never seen Joe as happy as he is with Ana! And she's obviously gorgeous and so sweet. I'm so excited for them! Congratulations!

Porto Wedding 2006
Just perfect!

Porto Wedding 2006
Me and Cathy appropriating the perfect setting

Porto Wedding 2006
Group picture is missing Cathy, bride, and groom

Porto Wedding 2006
Wedding cake

Porto Wedding 2006
Beautiful sunset view during first dance

Porto Wedding 2006
Best wedding favor ever! Cultural and fun.

Porto Wedding 2006
With the groom!

Porto Wedding 2006
Joseph's friend Chris, me, Cathy, and Cathy's childhood friend Larry 

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Dinner and Rushmore 2006

On Friday, Kevin invited me over to his place.  I met his roommate Brady, just as he was on his way out. Kevin had cooked me dinner and we watched one of his favorite movies, Rushmore.

Rushmore
Rushmore hotness

We were actually supposed to watch the movie after our second date, but it got too late for me after we walked around UVA, so I declined. He had to make it a separate date and lure me over with dinner.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Third Date Hiking 2006

Our third date was hiking at Shenandoah starting very early in the morning on Wednesday. We went to Brown's Gap, a long and lovely trail with three waterfalls. He brought coffee, oranges, and nuts to snack on at the falls. It was about 4.5 miles out, and the last thirty minutes back were very hot and I was getting bitten by mosquitoes, but I restrained my complaints. I wanted him to think I could hang with his hiking hobby.

Kevin hiking picture
What Kevin looks like when he hikes (photo from his stash)

Afterwards, I didn't really want to go home and it was still early so we got lunch at Bellair Market and then sat near a lake for a little while eating our sandwiches.

Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Anna's Baby Shower 2006

Surprise baby shower for Anna!

Shaw Baby Shower 2006
She was very surprised!

Shaw Baby Shower 2006
Anna and Mike opening up baby presents

Shaw Baby Shower 2006
Cathy and I went together.

Shaw Baby Shower 2006
Baby shower cake!

We played one baby shower game where we used toilet paper to estimate the size of Anna's belly. Kind of funny. Anna was good sport and gave us the real measurement to pick the winner.

Shaw Baby Shower 2006
Anna's sister trying to guess how much to measure.

Shaw Baby Shower 2006
And the winner is!

Shaw Baby Shower 2006
Anna with her baby shower hat and mom, dad, and sister

Shaw Baby Shower 2006
Cathy's mom, also named Catherine, and Cathy