Thursday, January 31, 2008

More Photos from Our 10 Year H.S. Reunion

Here are a few more pictures from the Pine View reunion:

10 Yr Reunion

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

New Couch

We got a new couch this past weekend! A big furniture store in town was going out of business and we got a good price on a big red couch that folds out into a bed. We're so excited to have more space for people to come visit.

It looks like this, but red:

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Indigo Girls Concert

Elliot and I went to see the Indigo Girls perform last night. It was really, really good.

Here's a video of one of their more popular songs, Closer to Fine:

The opening act was a singer named Brandi Carlile. We'd never heard of her before, but we really enjoyed her performance, too. Here's a video of one of her songs, called Closer to You:

Monday, January 21, 2008

Three New Recipes

Three new recipes are posted on our recipe blog (click link to visit the site): Tangy Vegetable Dip, Pancake for Two, and Super-easy Peach Crisp.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

The License Plate Game

Unfortunately, none of the pictures that Elliot and I took while we were on vacation right after Christmas saved properly to our camera's memory card. I'm so disappointed. :(

We stayed in Louisiana, but also traveled to Texas and Arkansas. It was a short trip, but we had a lot of fun. Elliot had never been to Texas or Arkansas before, and I had never been to Arkansas.

We drove there and back for our trip, and on the way we kept track of how many different states' license plates we saw. We counted 31 different states! Here's the list: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Once upon a time in Texas...

Texas Reception Pictures

... Mary and I had our final wedding reception including many of her extended family. It was held at the Excelsior House Hotel in Jefferson, TX. Many other great people have visited this hotel such as Ulysses S. Grant, Oscar Wilde, Rutheford B. Hayes and "Lady Bird" Johnson. Sure those guys were good at some things maybe even important things but we've got something they didn't have: digital cameras! (Or at least digital versions of real pictures as is the case with the photo album linked above.) Consider us the Rutheford B. Hayeses of taking pictures of meaningful events from our own life. Actually all these pictures were taken by Mary's Aunt Liz. Our camera sort of broke but is fine now. So consider her the Rutheford B Hayes of...

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Way back in 2007...

... Elliot and I went to a 10 year high school reunion. I say "a" and not "our" because neither one of us actually graduated from Pine View, but both of us attended it at one point and it is, in fact, where we met. It was really great to see people that we haven't seen in over a decade, and also to see our friends that we're still in touch with but don't get to see as often as we'd like.

Here are a few pictures that our friend William took at the (two day) reunion and sent to us. We'll post the pictures that Elliot took later.

This is the table that we sat at for dinner on the first night of the reunion. You can see Elliot and me in the background, and those are our friends Laurie and John in the foreground. After dinner there was a trivia game and our table tied for first place!

Here's Elliot loading some of our pictures onto Andrew's computer.

This was taken the second day of the reunion, at the beach. I'm sitting with Randy and Maya.