SO MUCH has happened since i last posted. sylvie and i are back in ohio until friday. travis was with us for the first couple of days, but left today. the BIGGEST news is that travis is now a certified sommelier! he took the test this morning and got the results this afternoon. this test is rather difficult and has only a 60% average pass rate. not only did he pass, but he received the highest score in all 3 sections of the test! i know i'm gushing a little here, but i am so over the moon proud of him. he has worked tirelessly over the last several months to prepare for today. all of that on top of being a full-time graduate student, assistant professor, father, and husband. he is amazing. this was his stack of flash cards 2 months ago.
i don't even know how many more he has added since then. there is also an audio flash card on his ipod for every one of these. he listened to them constantly. while doing the dishes, rocking the baby, or painting. he blows me away and i am so proud of him. he's well on his way to his goal of becoming a master sommelier (of which there are less than 200 in the world) by the time he's 30. do i have an awesome guy, or what? ok. enough gushing. i'm starting to sicken even myself.
as i mentioned before, sylvie and i are back in ohio. the 4 hour car ride out was rather rough. i was in a lot of pain, and sylvie barely napped. i took a pain pill, thinking sylvie would nap around 2 hours. silly me. she woke up after 45 minutes. as a result, she got "silly mommy" for the rest of the ride. hence, the noises i'm making in this video. anything to keep her happy!
thanks to yo gabba gabba iphone videos, we all made it to ohio with our sanity intact. sylvie and i are hitching a ride back to indiana with travis' parents and brother on friday. friday night is the opening of travis' graduate thesis show. i haven't seen his paintings in quite some time (his studio isn't exactly baby friendly), so i'm really excited. my parents are flying out from pennsylvania on friday as well. it's shaping up to be a really fun weekend! everyone will leave on sunday, except for my mama. she is staying until next wednesday to help me with sylvie bear while i finish recovering. i've been missing my mama something fierce lately, so i'm really looking forward to spending some extra time with her.
the one down-side of this festive weekend? travis' show consists of 3 very large paintings. they are 6.5'x10' (yes, FEET), 6.5'x7' and 4.5'x7'. that last one? yeah, that's a nude painting of ME. that my in-laws and parents will see. AWKWARD MUCH? good thing travis is super sweet, talented, and passionate about his work or i just might smack him. i love you, babe, but next time tell me if everyone's gonna see my lady parts and whatnot. K THNX. just one of the pitfalls of being married to a painter.
well i feel like this post has been long and rambling enough. to summarize, my husband is awesome, sometimes i want to smack him, and i get all sorts of goofy on percocet. GOODNIGHT.