Wednesday, May 28, 2008

More Recipes Posted

I made a couple of additions to our recipe blog today, at

1. I posted a picture that Taryn and Brendan sent to us of some granola that they made. Click here.

2. I posted our favorite quesadilla recipe. Click here.

3. I posted Elliot's all-time favorite thing to cook, Pseudo Thai Stir Fry. Click here.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Graduation Pics That We Paid For

Professional pics from my graduation ceremony (I still can't believe that I'm done!):

(We had this one laminated and so it looks like there are little pieces of fuzz on the photo when I scanned it into the computer. But you get the idea.)

Friday, May 23, 2008

I did it!

I've gotten all of my grades back from my last semester of law school. It's official-- I've passed all of my classes and graduated! I've earned my J.D.! I even graduated with honors. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyy!!!!!!!!

Here are a few pictures from my graduation ceremony earlier this month:

(During the ceremony.)

(With my friend Jessica after the ceremony.)

(With my family after the ceremony.)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Dinner with Friends

Here's a picture from dinner last night, with our friends Sarah and Mark:

Monday, May 19, 2008

Our Song

Before Elliot and I walked "down the aisle" together at the start of our wedding last year, we played "I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time" by the Andrews Sisters. We happened upon the song while we were trying to plan music for our wedding. Even though Elliot isn't in the military and I didn't change my last name to his, its a beautiful song and it seemed so perfect for our May wedding that we decided to play it first thing.

Here's a clip from the movie "Buck Privates" which features the Andrews Sisters singing the song. It's not the version we played, but the clip is fun to watch.

Friday, May 16, 2008

More Roadtrip Pics

So, picking up from where I left off, for the first half of the fifth day of our trip we went to the zoo in Columbia, South Carolina. Zoos both fascinate and depress me; I always have mixed feelings about going to them. The one in Columbia is very nice, though. Here are the pictures:

Friday in Columbia

After the zoo, we drove to Savannah, Georgia. We had planned to just walk around and see the city-- maybe do a ghost tour. But it turns out that there was a huge St. Patrick's Day celebration going on. Savannah has one of the biggest St. Patrick's Day celebrations in the U.S. We had no choice but to go. :)

Here's an idea of what it looked like while we were there:

It so happened that our friend Hein was also in town, and we were able to meet up with him toward the end of the evening:

Friday night in Savannah was a lot of fun. The next day we walked around downtown Savannah for a little while and then we drove home.

Here's Elliot eating breakfast at a cool little cafe that we found:

And here's us in front of a fountain at one of the parks downtown:

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

One Fish Two Fish

Kenji Valentino, my betta fish, died two weeks ago. I was very sad about it the day that it happened. However, he lived to a betta's full life expectancy, and we had provided him with a nice big home and tasty food, so I think it was a good life.

(pic from when we first brought Kenji home)

I've always enjoyed keeping fish. Kenji was my only betta; most of my fish have been either goldfish or guppies. The first fish I ever had was a goldfish. I got him while I was in elementary school and Super Mario Brothers video games were really popular. I named that fish Mario, and my sister Sara got one and named him Luigi. Ha ha!

The next fish that I remember having was my fancy goldfish, Paddington. He lived for 6 and 1/2 years! Paddington even moved houses with me twice. He really was a great fish. I still miss him.

Elliot's not really a "pet person" per se, but he has conceded that it is probably not cruel or terribly unnatural to keep pet fish. (He thinks that most animals should be left in the wild.) Since fresh water fish are such minimal upkeep, he doesn't mind if I keep an aquarium. He even got Kenji for me as a Valentine's Day present last year. :)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Pictures from our road trip!

Finally! I had a few free minutes to make web albums of some of the pictures that Elliot and I took during our awesome road trip back in March. There are still 3 more batches of pictures from the road trip that I haven't made albums for, so I'll post those later.

First are the pictures from the time we spent in Virginia with my Uncle Jack and my cousin Lori. On the first day of our trip, we visited President Washington's birthplace and General Robert E. Lee's birthplace and most of the pictures in this album are from those two trips:

Monday in Virginia

We spent our second day with my uncle visiting Washington D.C.:

Tuesday in D.C.

The third day of our road trip was spent in Durham with Elliot's sister, Katie. Here are the pictures of what we did while we were in North Carolina:

Wednesday in Durham

We spent the first half of the fourth day in Durham, then we drove to Columbia, South Carolina. It was a relaxing day. We stayed at a very nice bed and breakfast that night.

Thursday in Columbia

More pictures later!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

One Year Wedding Anniversary!

Yesterday was our first wedding anniversary! Yay!

Here's the only picture from yesterday of the two of us together:

We had a nice dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, and we'll go do something fun this weekend to celebrate our special day.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Congrats to my mother and Sara!

Both my mother and my sister, Sara, have earned their Associate of Arts degrees this year!

My mother earned her degree in psychology, and Sara earned hers in nutrition. Elliot and I are both so proud of you! Yay!