Monday, October 24, 2011

Pariveda Conference

Rick's company had their annual company trip.  They call it Finfest (their mascot is a Dolphin).  We went last year and had a blast!  Read about it here. This year we stayed at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort in Austin, TX.  It was beautiful!  It was right along the Colorado River and there were so many fun outdoor activities to do at the resort.  I, of course, opted to lay in bed for three days straight and it was so nice and relaxing!  I've found when I'm not told that I HAVE to be in bed, I really enjoy it :) I think I also enjoyed it much more than my bedrest because I didn't have any responsibilities to worry about.  I didn't have to feel guilty staying in bed.  Fred, Penny, and Sophie came out to watch Daci while we went to Texas and it was so nice knowing she was in good hands!  Thanks Roberts Clan!

This year, Rick and Micah decided to get a group together and be one of the presenters at Finfest.  They have been working on this project for MONTHS and have put a ton of work into it.  I went to watch their presentation and it was absolutely incredible.  They were all so well spoken and did such a great job.  I was so proud :)  
Brian, Micah, Rick and Jim.  They did a presentation on Enterprise iOS Device Management and App Distribution.  You will have to ask Rick what that mouth full means, because I wouldn't know the first place to start :)

They had so many incredible meals that I definitely left my "cave" for :)  The first night they had a big dinner out on the lawn.  So yummy!  Here we are at dinner:

The last night they had a big party and the theme was Superheroes.  (Last year it was an 80's theme).  Since I am 25 weeks  pregnant and looking more and more like a whale everyday, there weren't many superhero options for me.  There was no way I was squeezing into spandex!  Rick came up with the great idea of us being the SUPER Mario Brothers.  I, of course, would be the fat Mario, I had the perfect belly for it :)  I spent weeks putting our costumes together.  We didn't want to just buy the cheesy Halloween costumes, we wanted to be legit and put it all together ourselves.   Here is the finished product, I think we look pretty darn good!

Rick with his friends Brian Chae and Micah.  Brian was Kato from Green Hornet and Micah was Clark Kent.

These are all the girls from the Chicago Office.  Most are wives, and some of them work in the office with Rick

The whole Chicago Office and their dates

Jim, Micah, Brian and Rick

Some of the Clark Kent's (Micah is on the right end)

We had so much fun on our trip!  It was great for me to relax and Rick had a blast with all his work friends.  They did a lot of disc golf (Rick was the champion) and hitting balls on the golf range.  It was fun for Rick and I to get away one last time before our these little twins come!  FYI-I am 25 weeks in these photos.


Ashley said...

I am so happy you got to go and enjoy your weekend! You make the best Mario I have ever seen. :)

Karen Pedersen said...

So cute. I'm glad you got to go and that you followed Dr's (or mother's) orders and relaxed and stayed in bed as much as possible. I'm so happy that Rick's presentation went so well. Love you all!

Lonnie and Lindsay Fox said...

I think you look great! But compared to me you look tiny. Glad to see you got a little r&r. Send a little my way would you. Babies should be here any day! I'm 36 weeks now but my official c-section is not until 38 weeks. Knowing me I'll go til 38. Glad to see things are still going well.

in morse code said...

yes prego mario! ha love it :)

Chelsea and Michael said...

Seriously you have amazing costumes! One of these years I am going to go all out like that. LOVE IT!

Liz Smith said...

i was wondering if you had ended up going. i'm glad you were able to make the trip! you two look great in your costumes.

Jami West said...

That is great that you got to go. You two look AMAZING! You are by far the cutest Mario I've ever seen! I love the costumes.