Thursday, April 24, 2014


Yesterday my family got a little bigger with the birth of my niece Caroline Jane.

She's so cute, I can't stand it.

My brother was working very hard waiting for baby Caroline to arrive.

According to him he can play Candy Crush in his sleep.

Mom and baby are doing great. I wish I could have been there to meet baby Caroline and see her big brother Hunter. I miss having my brother nearby. A visit will be planned soon though.

Another arrival yesterday was my friend Monica who is visiting from Colorado. Monica and I have been friends since high school. We met online through a message board I used to run. I haven't seen her since 2007 so a visit was long overdue.

After a little confusion on the T Monica made it from the airport to my work. Boston public transit can be confusing if you're not familiar with it. I let her decide what she wanted to do for the night and she decided we should play trivia at a local bar. Monica is a big fan of trivia and is way better than I am. I didn't do too bad on a category about painters while Derek did pretty good with ancient Greece.

Monica won a free beer and a magnetic bumper sticker.

We didn't come in first but we didn't do too bad either. After trivia Monica wanted to check out the beer selection at Sunset after Derek and I told her about their massive beer list. She's a big fan of sour beers and I knew Sunset would have a few different options to try. I stuck to one of my favorites, Raspberry UFO. I'm not a fan of sour beers and confirmed this was still true after trying a sip of hers.

Here we are at Sunset last night.

Here we are 7 years ago in Kansas.


  1. Such a precious baby girl! And I love the name!