Friday, March 21, 2014

Patagonia Triplets!

Ben, Phil and I had plans to head out to Summer and J's tonight to brush up on our blackjack skills. Phil met us at our house, and he and I were both wearing Patagonia vests! Obviously, Ben decided to his on too before we headed out to play cards. TRIPLETS!!!

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Fat Tuesday

Jackie O's threw a Mardi Gras party to celebrate Fat Tuesday! Emily's new band The Wild Honeybees were playing an early show. Summer and I went to check it out! We wanted to get a beer from the brew pub side, so we walked out back through the patio. It was surreal being out there with all the snow!



Before the band started, there was a little parade that marched through the Public House.



Look at those big heads!



They were sort of spooky!






Summer and her mom!



The Wild Honeybees!



They ROCKED!!






Dancing.



Me & Summer.



I painted my fingernails bright colors for Mardi Gras, and creepy Summer in her mask kept trying to eat them! She said they looked like Skittles!



Don't eat my Skittle fingers!



Happy Fat Tuesday!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Soup Cooking Club

Nancy hosted an afternoon of soup for the February installment of cooking club. Soup line!



Somebody had to make bread, and Valerie volunteered!



Roasted garlic, rosemary potato bread. Oh, hi.



Nancy made tomato sesame soup! It was sooooo good, and went really well with the bread!



So far, Charlotte has attended every cooking club at Nancy's since she was born! This was her third one. But this was the FIRST one where she could actually eat with us! And that is what cooking club is all about.



Emily and Charlotte both enjoyed tasting all the soups.



Emily made cream of broccoli soup. It was delicious!



Yumi made Chinese hot pot! In fact, she made TWO! Two different delicious hot broths, in which she cooked a variety of fresh ingredients.



The first broth was a VERY SPICY meaty broth! It was SO SPICY. I could barely handle it! But the flavor was really good.



The second broth was a seafood broth, and it featured prawns. I ate his eyeballs. They were crunchy!



Charlotte LOOOVED it!



Summer did an Asian version of chicken noodle soup, with rice noodles and fresh herbs.



And I also did an Asian noodle soup! Mine had shitakes, tofu, and coconut milk.



Nancy made some truffles so that we could finish with a treat! They were soooo rich and delicious.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Suzanne's bachelorette party!

Suzanne is getting married!! Whee!! This weekend was her bachelorette party and bridal shower up in Mentor, Ohio. Summer, Yumi and I headed up for the bachelorette portion of the weekend. We kicked off festivities with manicures and pedicures at a salon. Bubbles and bubbly!



Happy bachelorette!



Ladies.



Summer made sure that Suzanne didn't get thirsty!



Nails! Suzanne's are the dark purple, Summer's are the green and gold, and mine are the orangey gold.



Suzanne's looked like cosmic SPACE nails! And Summer's looked like Athens Bulldogs!



Suzanne's cousin Karrie hosted us at her house that evening for food and fun. The ladies worked together to provide a delicious spread. Guacamole, hot nacho dip, tortilla chips, salsa and seven layer dip!



Everything was so plentiful and delicious, I was SURE it was dinner.



BUT NO!! Those were just the appetizers!! Because then Karrie served up chicken enchiladas, soft shell AND hard shell beef tacos, and corn bread! There was SO much delicious food.



Check it out! My nails matched the placemats!



We played Cards Against Humanity.



Okay so, throughout the night, whenever I would grab something out of the fridge, I noticed this giant bowl of pudding. Also, on the counter, there was a tray of pink cupcakes. I thought to myself, "I wonder which treat is for tonight and which treat she's taking to the bridal shower tomorrow?" WRONG. Both treats were for tonight AND ALSO a dish of caramel heath bar apple dip.



Look at the size of that bowl of pudding!!! I could SIT in it! I kind of wanted to! Karrie really went above and beyond making sure there was plenty of delicious food for us bachelorette partiers. It was so great to see Suzanne. I can't wait for her wedding!

Sunday, February 02, 2014

More Snow!

It snowed so much last night!



Ben got to break in our new snow shovel.