Friday, April 25, 2014

TRIP Symposium

We ended up spending a good chunk of the afternoon/evening at Darin's work yesterday, how fitting since it was Take Your Child to Work Day. 

As the semester comes to a close, Darin's institute held a symposium yesterday which gave the Research Assistants an opportunity to present data and projects that they have been working on throughout the semester. It also gave Darin the opportunity to show off his talent on the grill and say a big thank you to all of the RA's by creating a masterpiece meal that he made 99.5% by himself (...I made the bacon that was thrown into the Potato Salad and nada mas).

Shae and I showed up with all the food (that Darin had slaved over the previous evening) a little bit before the symposium got going. Shae flirted it up with all the sweet secretary ladies as he is known to do.

They love him and he loves them OH so much. Anytime we visit he walks right in to everyone's offices as if he owns the whole institute.

Projects were discussed and presented.

And then food was eaten.

Is it just me or is there something about a man at a grill that screams SEXY? Especially one who worked his tight buns off making all of this delicious food. He made chicken thighs and legs, brisket, short ribs, two different kinds of sausage, potato salad, pasta salad and vegetable kabobs which marinated in a sauce that he made from scrath...AND most of the meat was covered in his homemade barbecue sauce that he is oh-so proud of. (Now if I could only get him to cook for ME like this...)

And as if I haven't bragged enough about my sexy, grilling husband... I am so proud of Darin. I love seeing him at work. I love seeing him interact with the RA's and the professors that he works with. I love seeing his inner nerd come out as he delves into conversations about statistics and policy and learning new mind-blowing features of his data software. I love that he has this awesomely perfect job. It has been an answer to many prayers.

He works so hard to make it possible for me to stay at home with Shae and bake bread all day (which I love by the way). He's a stud. Bottom line.

As is this crazy who stayed up way past his bedtime and ran away from us far too many times and ate a few too many sticks for his own good. Still, he's a baby stud. I think he gets it from his Papa.

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