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Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I just wanted to let you know that I have been trying some of the recipes on www.thepioneerwoman.com, and I have been very impressed. The other night I made the parmesean crusted chicken, in addition to my mashed potatoes & asparagus. Although, I felt like the chicken was a bit on the salty side, it was delicious, and the left overs were great. Tonight, I'm making chili with cornbread. Friday night, I'm thinking about making steak with twice baked potatoes and asparagus (gotta use it up!). Hope you're having a great week!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Happy Birthday PawPaw! I hope you have a WONDERFUL Birthday, and many, many more!


Interesting weekend... Friday night I went out to dinner, and I ate escolar. BIG MISTAKE. I got SO sick from the fish. I'm not sure if it wasn't cooked well or if I had an allergic reaction. My tummy hurt throughout the weekend & I was blotchy. Sunday, I started to get really sick, and I woke up Monday morning in a TERRIBLE state. Nevertheless, the weekend was great. I went to visit Pawpaw, and we drove over to L'Auberge to do a little gambling. I got back Sunday afternoon and went for a short bike ride with my friend, Brad. Ricki was intown this weekend, so we all got together for a family dinner on Sunday evening. It was a really nice weekend, and I'm thrilled to be feeling just about back to normal again.

Saturday Night Dinner w/Pawpaw

Pawpaw & I Visiting with Louise & Sophie.

Rose, Looking GREAT, After her Heart Surgery

Sunday Afternoon Bike Ride with Brad...

David, Dad, & Ricki Acting Silly on Sunday Evening.

Close Up

Much Better...

Friday, February 20, 2009


My weekend plans have been finalized. I cannot wait to see PawPaw; we are going to have a blast (like always). Sunday, I'm going on a much needed bike ride, and then we're having a family dinner. This should be an enjoyable family packed weekend. Many photos to load on Monday.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I can't believe that it's already Wednesday; this week is flying by. I am going to see PawPaw for his 87th Birthday, and I am pumped! He had a stroke at the end of September, and he has made a full recovery. He attributes his incredible recovery to working out- walking a mile everyday, heavy weights three times a week, and a cardio work out 3 times a week & staying busy. I am excited to see him again! I think he is the poster child for staying in shape.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Saturday was so much fun- it was the PERFECT day out with the girls. First, Lisa & I went to a REALLY intense spin class (we decided on not riding outside due to weather)-great way to start out the day. Around noon, our group piled into the car and headed to The East End Urban Market (which was different) & ate at a little place next door that has incredible veggie sandwiches. Then we went out to Hubbell & Hudson. We somehow managed to spend over 2 hours there- who would have thought that a grocery store would be so much fun! On Sunday, I went to Benjy's for brunch; I must admit- it was one of the best brunches I have ever had (not to mention the great company!).

Just a few pictures of Dexty as I was changing the sheets. Isn't he SO cute hiding under the covers!?!?!

Friday, February 13, 2009


Last night I had an incredible dinner at Gravitas- great food & company. Since I didn't get to clean last night, I have my evening cut out for me. I also am going to have to find a home for my skis & boots (which is hard to do in a small apartment). SO much to do before my bike ride/girls day tomorrow!

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Tonight I have to do a MASSIVE cleaning (and unpacking from last weekend) to get ready for this weekend.

This weekend is going to be great- not only because it's long, but also because I have some great plans. Tara & I are cycling again on Saturday morning (rolling hills-- eek!), and then I'm spending the rest of the day with the girls. I can't wait! I'll be sure to take lots of photos. Although, I'm sure that I'll collapse after dinner- so much in one day. Sunday I have brunch plans- which I'm really looking forward to, and Monday I'm looking at more houses. Since it's so rare for me to have the opportunity to sleep in, I cannot wait to sleep in on Sunday & Monday!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Tonight I am going to look at a few more homes... The whole house hunting process is a lot of fun, but stressful and overwhelming at the same time! I'll keep you posted; hopefully I'll find my home soon.

Monday, February 9, 2009


I had a great weekend visiting my sister in Colorado! I can't wait to go back & visit again.

Dexty immediately got in my bag before I was even able to START packing... Too bad I couldn't take him with me.

Then, as I was changing the pillowcases, he grabbed one to cuddle up with.

Skiing. You can't see from the sign, but this is where I did my first half pipe! Pretty scary, but REALLY fun.

Jason, my ski instructor, and I at a pub.
Tracy & I after dinner at The Kitchen- what a cool restaurant!

Tracy & I at Centro (a funky brunch restauarant)

This is the lovely frat'date party' at the frat house that Tracy took me to. There were 3 rounds of beer pong going all at once. I tried to play, but I was horrible (haven't played in literally years).

Tracy & I at the 'date party'

AND... this is my date for the 'date party'. Thank you Tracy for coordinating. Even though I felt super old, at least I had a Texan as my 'date.'

Remember lofted beds?!?!?

Tracy & I in her cute dorm room.

Greatest place for brunch- Dushanbe Teahouse, and interestingly the whole building was imported from Dushanbe! Great food & amazing tea!

Sunday, February 1, 2009


AWESOME weekend! Friday night had a family dinner- great to hang out with my cousins... Saturday morning, we had another bike ride; we rode 40 miles this weekend, and it was such a challenge after drinking wine the night before. I learned my lesson- NEVER drink any amount of alcohol the night before a ride. OOPS!

Dinner with the fam

Adam & I

Tara & I getting ready for our 40 mile ride

Just to give you an idea of how many people cycle at 7:30am- when it's FREEZING outside. Not to mention the people wrapped around to the other side of the building.

Tara & I riding