The Farrells

The Farrells
Matt, Nicki, Owen and Nora live in the San Francisco Bay area. Matt is a research analyst at CBRE and is loving his job. Nicki spends her time playing with Owen and Nora, reading, crafting, and taking lots of pictures. Owen loves to read, sing, throw toys, and quote movies. Nora is growing quickly and loves to be the center of attention. We have a wonderful life!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

On being pregnant...

I've decided that the toughest thing about food during pregnancy is not being able to eat certain things. At the top of my list? Brownie batter and cookie dough. I know with the raw eggs you're not really supposed to eat them anyways, but that's never stopped me... and now I'm feeling the absence of licking the bowl when I make brownies. Sad day.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Summer Jobs


Well I thought it was my turn to report on how my summer is going,

So, I have come to realize this summer how much I love school. I am not as eager as I once was to graduate and start working full time. In fact, searching for a job is pretty much miserable.

So far this summer I have had two jobs. I started out with an internship working for the Fremont group in San Francisco. It was a research internship and I gained a lot of great experience. I was able to do a lot of informal interviews with people in the firm and really enjoyed myself. I had my own office on the top floor of the building, and it was incredible.

The second job I have had this summer has been helping the accountant at a small technology company in Berkeley. They are called Cantaloupe Systems and they sell remote sensors for vending machines. I was mostly helping as a collections clerk, trying to get the company up to date on their accounts receivable. It was good experience, but I am glad to be finished there.

On Monday I start my last job of the summer.
I am going back to work at Pool Chlor doing what I did the summer after my mission. It isn't the most prestigious summer job for my resume, but it pays really well and I will be done working by 1pm everyday which will be really nice. I will also enjoy spending more time outside and developing my farmer's tan.

On August 25 we are making the long drive back up to Provo to begin school again,
And I am really excited.

Monday, July 7, 2008

It's a boy!!

We got our second ultrasound done last week, and we found out that we're having a boy! The doctor couldn't tell what it was the first time around, so we scheduled an ultrasound with a 3D place that cost half as much as the doctor. We got some cool pictures and found out that it's definitely a boy. We're very excited. We don't have a name yet, but he'll be due sometime around/between October 18-27. The pictures below are scanned in, so they're not that clear, but I'll try again later to put some better ones up. He was moving around the whole time, and his little mouth was opening and closing like crazy - maybe he'll be a singer. :)

His little face.

Profile view with his mouth open.

His face again. Matt thinks his nose looks funny
in this one, but the doctor assured us that because
of the angle of the ultrasound, most babies' noses look
kinda weird while they're inside. It'll look more normal
once we actually see him.