Monday, March 29, 2010

A great weekend...

John and I had a really nice weekend. On Friday night, I got together with a bunch of friends at my friend Madeline's house, and we had a wonderful time. It was so nice to see everyone!

Then on Saturday, our friends and neighbors, Michelle and Freddy, invited John and me to attend Michelle's 4-D ultrasound. It was a really neat experience -- the 4-D technology is truly amazing. Michelle is about 17 1/2 weeks pregnant, but they say that towards the end of the pregnancy, the likeness of the ultrasound photos to the baby's actual appearance is spot-on. I'll be hosting a baby shower for Michelle as her due date approaches, so if anyone knows of any fun shower games (that aren't too terribly obnoxious), I'm all ears!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Oatmeal Cookies

I decided to make oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips tonight. I've never made oatmeal cookies, so I figured I'd give them a try. They turned out pretty well -- here, they're packaged up and ready to go with John and me to work tomorrow. Having 40 odd cookies in the house when I'm the only one who eats sweets, just isn't a good idea.

Spring Break

Jessy was home for Spring Break this past week, and we were able to get together at my parents' house with Jessy, Chris, and Chris' mom, Jennifer. It was great to see everyone, and we had a delicious meal prepared by my mom. Above, Jessy and Chris are showing off their contribution, mushroom puffs (crescent rolls stuffed with cream cheese and mushrooms). I brought a coconut pie and chocolate pie with marange. I'm really mad at myself for forgetting to take a picture of them, b/c they turned out pretty great if I do say so myself. Both pies were made from my grandmother's recipes.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Buddy Come Home!

So, the weekend before last, John was driving home from the store and found this little guy walking down the center line of a busy country road. Cars were slowing down to get around him, and when John got within range, he stopped, opened his door, and the dog jumped right in and started licking him! John thought he'd be able to call the numbers on the dog's tag and take him right home, but the vet's office was closed, so we ended up pet sitting for the weekend. We now know this little guy's name to be Buddy. He's a pomeranian, but his owner keeps his fur short for easier grooming. John has been working on his Jeep a lot lately, and Buddy was quite comfortable sitting inside the cab while John tinkered away. The following Monday morning, I got in touch with Buddy's master, a sweet older lady who brought us a delicious cake in exchange for her pup.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Another snow day!

It's 1:30 on a Tuesday afternoon, and I'm at home watching the snow fall! We woke up to a light dusting, and then the snow really started coming down around 8:00. It's been falling steadily since then, and I'd say we have a good 2.5"! Our office policy is "use your best judgment" when it comes to weather conditions, so most of us left the office around lunchtime. Even John's office closed early! Hopefully, the rest of our day will include a fire and movies -- "Amelia" and "The Hangover" await us!