Tuesday, October 26, 2010
This is my new favorite fall picture. I just love all these colorful leaves!
On that note, this picture was taken in our dear Park Ave apartment and today my old roommate Katie moved from NYC back to her hometown. Even though I'm no longer there, it's a bit sad to think I can't fly up and meet Mirabelle & Katiebug at Sarabeths for a long, cozy brunch, which was one of our favorite roomie traditions. I love traditions, especially with those you live with and I'm so thankful for wonderful roommates. I've had so many and I love them all.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
We are most appreciative, so the least we could do was to make them dinner. Last night Cait made a yummy lasagna, salad and bread. I did the appies and dessert. I used a Giada recipe where you toast salami slices in the oven and then dip in a sour cream/basil sauce. Yum! I also made a mousse for dessert, and if you follow me on Twitter, you'll know it was almost a disaster. It was some kind of ganache after I made it, but after mixing with a little whole milk, it turned out ok. I made homemade whipped cream and put it all in cocktail glasses, topped with cocoa powder, which all but 3 of us choked on. Oops :).
So the guys came over and we sat at the table talking for hours. After hosting lots of big group parties, I've realized that I absolutly love a small dinner party where everyone sits at the table and it's a bit more intimate and you're not terribly overwhelmed with dishes afterwards at midnight. So this is my new, fall/winter thing. Oh and I am so thankful for good friends!
We took Toby to the greenway for a 3 mile walk.
Went to Virginia Highlands to a yummy restaurant. When the waitress came by to get our drinks, Al & Gin ordered their margaritas first, and then I said, "I'll have the Margot." The waitress looked at me funny and then we all started laughing. I corrected myself and said, "I'll have the mango".
It was so great to see Michelle, the newlywed!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
My sisters and I did the Race for the Cure in Greensboro with my mom. We all ran/walked and crossed the finish line together. Wow, what a special moment! We're especially thankful that this year my mom is cancer-free!
We had a baby shower for my high school friend, Laura on Saturday. She's due next month with baby Brendan! We showered her and the baby with lots of love, and onesies. Who knew a kid needed so many onesies!
This is Laura and her adorable niece, Geneva.
Alden came to the shower. He's getting so big!