Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Some flowers for today.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I'm a star!!

I won a major award at work! To win the award, people get nominated for doing a good job and then the employees vote on who should win. I was priveledged enough to be one of the winners this week and I got this super cool balloon. :)

Monday, August 11, 2008

What in the World?

We saw this hearse on our way to lunch a week or so ago. In case you were wondering, the silver thing at the bottom of the back window was a silver skull thing. I thought it was weird enough to warrant a blog post, so here you go:

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Better Late Than Never...

I know I've missed posting for a couple of weeks, but I swear I have a good reason. I had all 4 wisdom teeth removed a couple of weeks ago. (Blech!) No pictures from that lovely event, but I have some even better ones.

Hubby and I celebrated our 5th Wedding Anniversary in mid-July by having dinner at The Melting Pot. It was truly fabulous. Everybody greeted us by name and wished us a Happy Anniversary, we were seated in a private booth, and the Manager came by to personally congratulate us. And the food was yummy, too! So without further ado, I am proud to present..our dinner. :)

This was the tabletop of our private booth. :)

Our first course was a cheese course. We went with a cheddar cheese fondue. They brought us bread pieces, chunks of green apples, and fresh veggies (cauliflower, carrots, and celery). It was really, really good and a great sign of things to come. :)

Our second course was a salad course. We forgot to take a picture of that one (oops!), but it was a house salad with "crisp greens, roma tomatoes, cucumbers, eggs, and Emmenthaler Swiss cheese with a sweet and tangy House dressing." It was really good. :)
Our third course was the meat course. We chose a "court bouillon" (sounds fancier than "homemade, seasoned vegetable broth") to cook everything in. The dinner we picked came with: Filet Mignon Medallion, Jerk-Seasoned Sirloin, Vanilla Rum Chicken, Marinated Pork Tenderloin, Zesty Peppered Shrimp, Butternut Squash Ravioli, and Fresh Vegetables. They also brought an assortment of sauces to go on everything. Super good! :)

For dessert, we went with a "Yin & Yang" fondue. It was white and milk chocolate swirled together. The presentation was awesome and it was amazing!!

These are the goodies they brought us to dip in the amazing chocolate fondue. There was: cheesecake, strawberries, bananas, marshmallows covered in Oreo crumbs and Graham Cracker crumbs, rice krispy treats, pound cake, brownies, and a cherry on top!

Friday, July 18, 2008


This is one of the amazing pictures Hubby took of Mischa a couple of months ago. It's one of my favorite pictures of her that we've ever taken.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Girl Meets Frog

So, usually I hate frogs. Alot. A whole lot. But, I made an exception for this one. We went for barbeque on my Birthday to Sticky Fingers (great rib place with amazing sauces). I was happily eating my ribs, minding my own business:

When out of nowhere comes this 6 foot tall frog!!!
Turns out, he's their mascot (we've been eating here for over 5 years and have never seen the frog before - go figure). They told him it was my birthday and then made me get my picture taken with a frog.

At least he was a nice frog. :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Lounging with my Buddy

I've always loved to read. If I'm at home, chances are, I'm either cooking or reading (sometimes both!). Since that activity does not directly involve Mischa, she does her best to make sure she's still the center of attention. This time I was lucky - she usually tries to curl up on my book. :)