Sunday, March 29, 2009

I'm just trying to keep up with this guy, who always makes me hungry.
These are chocolate covered coconut macaroons that I made from orangette's recipe. Her blog has an index of recipes on the right hand side.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

We babysat last night and tried to imagine what Wes would look like when he's older...

What do you think?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day
Our chefs, Joe & Pam (Jane's Mom)
We had the traditional corned beef & cabbage & red pototoes on the eve of St. Pat's Day. With the leftovers Joe made Hachis Parmentier and Pam made Corned Beef & Cabbage Pizza. The food and company were delicious. Pam had accompanied Jane from Chula Vista and this was Pam's farewell party at her daughter, Tamra's. Pam's sisters and some of her kids were there too, but out of respect to Becky, I'm not posting anymore photos (although I will be emailing them to Jane)

our cute little leprechaun (4 months old)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Signs of Spring? Last Wednesday Jenny, Jane, Wesley, and I saw signs of spring on our walk down to Shilshoe.

Today we had snow, hail, and a 2 hour power outage. I'll be so happy when spring really arrives.

Monday, March 09, 2009

It's March 9th for heaven's sake... look at the size of these snowflakes! It's currently a "white out"
Times are tough, so here's my thrifty advise.
Buy a medium or large sized latte from McDonald's. If you purchase prior to 10:30 a.m, they throw in a free Egg or Sausage McMuffin. Plus, the coffee is supplied by my brother's friend Enrique.

Snow again. The snow was perfect for making a quick snowman this morning. When I came back from walking Louie, the snowman was leaning up against the railing... I think he was cold and wanted to figure out how to turn and walk up the steps to come inside..

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Wine Tasting...

We hadn’t participated in an in house wine tasting dinner since our dear friends, Pascal & Christine, hosted an event in spring of 2007. Wow, time flies; now they’re living in Kuwait.

Last evening we all brought a bottle of cabernet sauvignon to go with the excellent meal that Cathy & Keith had prepared . The bottles were disguised in numbered brown paper bags and revealed at the end of the meal.

A little fact on our wine choice, Cabernet Sauvignon:
It is the most widely planted and significant among the five dominant varieties in the Medoc district of France's Bordeaux region, as well as the most successful red wine produced in California. Long thought to be an ancient variety, recent genetic studies at U.C. Davis have determined that Cabernet Sauvignon is actually the hybrid offspring of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc.

our hosts:

closet converted to wine cellar:
We used patriotic wine glasses!:
and the food speaks for itself:

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Happy 82nd Uncle Leonard with special thanks to Steve & Marilyn for their ever generous hospitality and yummy paella Jerry & Pam & Lindsey and family & others were missed. Pam's corky was replaced with forky:

Wes makes the rounds - Friday trip to Renton visits Uncle Chris (Pappy) & Lenzi
visits Grandma, Mémé, GG (Great Grandma), & Great Aunt Rhoda:

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