Tuesday, February 28, 2006


Here we are at the Public Interest Law Foundation Auction and Gala. Kind of like Artist Series except that the ushers wouldn't throw us out for holding hands. :-) It was fun, and we bid for and won dinner with a former judge.

The event was held in the Nasher Art Museum on Duke's campus. Not quite the same as the M&G, but impressive nonetheless. There were some very beautiful (and some very odd) pieces. And no, that doesn't refer to the attendees, just the art. :-) Posted by Picasa

Very exciting news! (and some more exploring)

DeWitt is finding his voice!! Today was a beautiful spring-ish day, so when Chris came home, he opened up the sliding door near DeWitt's cage. DeWitt, upon hearing the outdoor birds, started warming up his own chirping! :-) I'm just sad I wasn't here to hear him. Hopefully, soon he'll be comfortable enough with us that he'll sing when we're around.

Here's a picture of DeWitt figuring out exactly where his favorite perch is.

Just look at them--my two favorite men! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, February 23, 2006

For all of you singles out there

Disclaimer: I have no idea who Rita Rudner is, but I just couldn't pass this one up. And marriage really is awesome. But it's funny too. :-)

I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. ~~Rita Rudner

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Proud parents are we!

Here's DeWitt with his new toy right behind him.

And here he is doing a bit of exploring. Posted by Picasa

Please welcome....

The newest member of our family--DeWitt!

Have you ever seen a cuter bird? He's still just a baby, only three or four weeks old, but we can already tell that he's going to be a colorful and dignified fellow, hence the name. If you look closely, you might even see little bits of bow tie on either side of his beak. He still thinks that every time we move, we're going to eat him, but he's a little less paranoid now than he was when we got him on Saturday. He isn't singing yet, but we're hoping he will find his voice very soon.

And I can already tell that we're going to be extremely picture-happy parents when that day comes. :-) Posted by Picasa

Saturday, February 18, 2006

To catch up a bit...

It's been a month since I've posted, and it seems like it's been forever since Chris and I got to breathe. The last four weeks have been crazy, but I think it might slow down as we get into March. At least I hope so...

Just to catch you up to speed a bit, I've been getting into the swing of things at my new job. I'm still working temp to hire, but the decision to hire or not should be coming up in the next month or so. My employer is the president of a non-profit attached to UNC. It's called the Institute for Defense and Business, and basically they work to get the military, the private sector, and the academic world together in a non-sales environment. I guess you could call it facilitated networking. But the idea is to let all three groups exchange industry best practices so that everybody can improve their processes.

Chris has been insanely busy at school. He finished his article for the Duke Law and Technology Journal, and you can find his iBrief here. Yeah for my husband, the published author! His final for his trial practice class is one week from today, and this week he was immersed in the Dean's Cup rounds and the Duke Mock Trial Tournament. He participated in the Dean's Cup (Moot Court), advanced to the quarterfinals, and is now an official member of the Moot Court Board. (I'm awfully proud of him). He's running the Mock Trial Tournament, so he's done all of the scheduling and tabulating, really, most of the organizing, with me pitching in for the food. Next weekend, he'll wrap up his Trial Practice class with the exam/trial on Sunday afternoon, and the next weekend he'll be off to Atlanta to participate in a Mock Trial tournament. Busy, busy, busy, but we're hoping it will slack off once the last tournament is over.

I'll be posting more later about the newest member of our family...