Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Birthday, Melissa!

Happy Birthday to my pretty princess.  I hope that all your wishes come true.  We love you!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Quote of the Week, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Day comes,

 by statute, once a year; to

the honest man it comes as

frequently as the heart of

gratitude will allow.

~Edward Sandford Martin
Humorist, Journalist, co-founder of "Harvard Lampoon" and the national humor magazine "Life."

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pizza Chefs!

Rach and I became pizza chefs last night. We found a "pizza cooking class" held at a restaurant near our apartment called Frasca. It was really fun. The head chef (who owns several restaurants around the City) demonstrated how to make dough from scratch. He then gave us our own dough balls, which we stretched and placed toppings. Rachel's before and after is below. The class was complete with two glasses of wine each - yum!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

More things to be thankful for...

1. Sunshine, especially after a week of relentless rain.
2. iTunes. :-)
3. Music -- all kinds.
4. Hot water heaters
5. Dogs -- they like you even when nobody else does.
6. Instant pleasures -- Digital photos, e-mail, MP3's, on-line movies, etc. -- you get the idea.
7. Plenty food to put in the pot for "Soupy Sunday"
8. Clean clothes -- and the ease with which we can acquire them these days. (My grandmother did laundry once a week on a ringer washer, hung them out to dry, sprinkled them and then ironed them -- but they were clean in the end, just a lot more work!).
9. Bold hot coffee in the morning. Any morning, but especially on Saturday mornings.
10. Beautiful colors in our world, and the ability to see them.