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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Saturday, April 4, 2009


We celebrated my birthday last Sunday the 29th... I'm 23! Woo. We didn't do a whole lot - just had sisters and friends over for cake, etc. Matt gave me a brand new set of scriptures with my name on them! I was excited, 'cause this is my first pair that actually have my married name on them - PLUS, my old scriptures were very very written on and had tons of stuff between the pages, and I wanted to get a clean start. Matt also gave me two bags of Cadbury chocolate eggs - YUM! Anyway, here are just a bunch of random pictures from the last little while. Oh, and be sure to take a good look at the pictures of Matt's Civ202 project - he built a model of a museum that combined architecture from ancient Greece and various cathedrals. It took him so long, but it is so cool! It nearly killed him, too - in a period of 72 hours, he got three hours of sleep - not consecutively. It was like talking to a zombie. :0 But he's ok, and his project turned out great! Anyway... pictures:

Whenever we lay Owen down, this is what he does... he's got stronger abs than me!

Happy birthday to me.

Owen loves to take pictures of himself when we're not looking.

I just cannot get enough of his sweet little face when he sleeps.

Matt playing finger puppets with Owen.

Watching daddy's finger puppets.

He sits!

Caught in the act... wreaking havoc on our DVD shelf.

Sleepy boy sitting with daddy.

Owen's very first general conference!

Playing with daddy's face while Matt tries to get him to take a nap.

Monster Owen!!

Haha, Matt 'levitating' Owen... we put him in his snowsuit
because he looks so much like a sack of potatoes...

Matt's project!!

Putting the glass dome in the roof - pain in the neck!!!!

Finished front view.

Finished back view - you can see the glass dome as well as the glass observatory that extends out over the 'water'. Pretty darn cool.

Little people going in the front door! One of my favorite parts. :)
Matt did such a great job on this project and his teachers loved it. The only question is... what do we do with it now??


Anonymous said...

Matt's project is amazing. Looks like it was worth all the work.
I couldn't help noticing how long and skinny Owen's legs are in the "caught in the act" picture.
Looking forward to seeing him in person.

Great-grandma Bromley

KarenA said...

I think I like Monster Owen best. Or sleepy boy.

Thanks for the photos! birthday presents!

Lizzy said...

Wow. That Project Matt did was amazing! You gotta save that and send it in with one of his applications for architecture school!

Cami said...

Happy (belated) Birthday! I love the levitation picture. haha. And that project does look fantastic! You should sell it on ebay and make some money. lol

Diana Auman said...

Cool, Matt -- Awesome project. And Owen looks pretty cute, too.

dorothy said...

Matt-you're amazing! That really is a cool project. Too bad it doesn't just fold up and fit under the bed, eh? But it's way too beautiful to throw away. Good luck figuring that out. Oh, and Owen is looking like such a big boy! I still have a little baby!

Rachel said...

Sweet project! I love the pic of Owen being levitated. Y'all have magical powers that I will never have...

Shannon said...

I don't know if I've told you enough, and if I haven't told you at all then know that I think it every time I look at your cute pictures....your son is adorable. He is so handsome...I just can't take it!

Amazing project as well. That is so cool.