Sunday, January 27, 2008

Get Caught Up

So we've been a little slow to get back into the swing of things here. We've been neglecting our blogosphere responsibilities. So please forgive us as we give you an extra-long blog packed full with delicious experiences, just like a stuffed pepper.

First off, the new semester is upon us. My classes are: Convex Methods/Robust Control, Random Processes, and Mechatronics. They're all 3 impressive sounding titles so feel free to be intimidated by my intellectual prowess. Be sure and comment on it the next time we see each other too.

Second amazing news is our Boston plans. I was offered an internship with Kiva Systems in Woburn, MA. I enthusiastically accepted! So we are busying ourselves with budget concerns and apartment shopping. Needless to say, it'll be expensive. But we're excited for our east coast adventure!

Third piece of Baillio-life trivia: Heroscape has come to overwhelm all of my senses. I can't get enough of it. I'm glad I finally have a hobby that interests me when I'm at home, and which can be enjoyed by my family and friends. I have in fact reverted into an 11-year-old boy who frequents the toy isles in Target and Walmart searching for that extra expansion pack. A little to my shame, I've "invested" a substantial amount of money into this hobby in the short 3 weeks since we returned from Christmas vacation. Oh well, it's an enjoyable (and endurable) pastime. My latest favorite characters are Utgar's Kyrie followers. They're pretty great, especially teamed up with Khosumet the Darklord. 'Nough said.

On to family matters.
Brooklyn is crawling now, and she morphed into an entirely different child. She is adorable still, and loves to get all over everything. The most wonderful part is her new-found independence. She can roam around and play on her own! That gives Celeste at least a little extra time to get things done during the day. Awesome. The most fun is when Celeste and I lay on the ground, Brooklyn rushes over to climb all over us, giggling all the way. It's great!


Lastly, we took our family picture yesterday. Family will get a copy asap. Brooklyn did wonderfully, and of course, looked super cute.

7 comments:

Bunna & Biff said...

Now you too, can brag about your internship!

Mikidees said...

You guys look great! Way to go Brooklyn. Its a totally different world when you can move.

Shelly said...

Love the pic! Just wanted to let you know that the climbing on you when down thing does not change. Emma still comes and sits on my when I do pilates and Nicole too, at times...

Austin Baillio said...

Woburn huh? I just finished reading a book about Woburn and how the water was contaminated and made people get leukemia dn a hot shot lawyer tried to take the case and win millions of dollars!! The book is called "A Civil Action" and they made a movie out of it in the 90s. It starred John Travolta (although the book is much better).

Anyways, just a funny coincidence. By the way, I am sure the water is fine by now. The contamination stuff happened in the 70s. Love the picture and hope to have a visit from you in a couple months!

Quinn said...

Hey Baillio's. Just found your blog. Tiffany and I lived in Arlington, MA before we moved here. It the next town over from Woburn and in the same ward. Let us know if you have any questions or if we can help in any way.

b-ryce said...

Mmmm heroscape. I just bought a bunch of star wars minis, and I'm making my own cards for them. Its really fun! I love the pic, and can't wait to see you guys again.

Aqualung said...

Great picture and hint, hint there are other interesting activities and hobbies you can do at home.