Thursday, April 29, 2010

I Smashed My Finger

This evening, I went to Jackie O's after work for a beer. I took a trip to the bathroom and on the way out, this freak accident occurred and my finger got SMASHED in the door. I'm still not even sure exactly how it happened. I was just sort of reaching behind me to make sure the door was closing and WOOSH it slammed.


Summer had to help me get my grandma's ring off. It was a perfect circle before it got smashed!!

I think if I hadn't had that ring on, my finger would have probably needed stitches. Thanks, Grandma! I'll be taking the ring in to get fixed right away.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Morel Hunting

This afternoon, Dad, Ben and I went out morel hunting! The weather was acting very bizarre. Stormy one minute...

... and sunny the next!

We hunted and hunted.

But all we found were snakes!

Oh well, maybe next time.

Highland Park

Dad is building a replica of highland park for Baby Kate. So far he has the swing and the slide down! Next he's working on the tube section.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Unicorn Wine & New Curtain

Maia and Chris gave us this bottle of wine for a housewarming gift. Look at the fancy bag!


UNICORN WINE. A little magic in every sip. I've been saving it for a night that felt a little magical, and tonight was the night!

It really did taste magical.

I made grilled pizzas to have with it.

Also, check out the new curtain that Mom made us!! I LOVE it.

And here's how it looks in the sunshine. Thanks, Mom!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cherry Blossoms

Ben and I drove to see the cherry blossoms today! I look forward to them every year.

There were tons of people there having picnics and hanging out.

I love this little one!!

Ben and I in front of the cute little one.

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Eee! There is the little cute one again!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Cooking Club: Tour of Asia

Yumi hosted this month's cooking club, and we did a tour of Asia! We each represented a different Asian country. I did Vietnam and made fresh spring rolls. Here are all my ingredients:

Spring rolls!

I made a hoisin/peanut butter dipping sauce, and a garlic chili fish sauce one.

Nancy made watermelon margaritas!

Summer started us off with miso soup.

Time for spring rolls!

Shoe break. Look at Yumi's new shoes!

Yumi prepared a huge spread of Korean side dishes to eat throughout the meal.

Suzanne's Japanese coconut custard buns.

Yumi preparing bulgogi.


It was so so so good.

Serving it up.

With sticky rice.

Another fashion break. This time Summer tries on a dress!

Valerie made outstanding pad thai.


Then we busted into the coconut custard buns. They were GREAT.

Summer's dessert. Coconut rose ice cream with lychee berries.

Nancy made a dessert too! Little roasted pineapple cookies!

It was a wonderful cooking club! I truly felt like I'd been through Asia and back.