Spring has Sprung!

To celebrate the first day of spring, Alex and I did a little shopping today and got our hands dirty.  We only planted about half of what we came home with but it looks great already.

Seven new Heather plants along the curb.  We’ve wanted to fill this part of the front garden since we bought our house 4 years ago.

And 6 new flowering plants in the rose bed.  Another bare area that we’ve had trouble figuring out how to fill.


Hi Friends!  Still finding it challenging to find time to blog and balance work and life.  Here’s a little glimpse into the fun we’ve had over the last week.

Superbowl Success!

A friendly night of competition.

Happy New Year

I woke up to the most beautiful pink sunrise on New Years Eve Day and jumped out of bed to snap a picture.  This is our peek-a-boo view of Mount Rainier.

Winter Wonderland

Merry Christmas!

The Other Turkeys

I roasted a turkey for Thanksgiving.  But we also served another kind of turkey at our house.

Sugar cookie turkeys!  Back in August I co-hosted a bridal shower and we decorated cookies for favors and the cookie decorating bug has been biting me ever since.  So I splurged on some quality supplies (like piping tips and bags) and have been practicing my steady hands and icing recipe.

I also took care of my 3-year-old nephew and made him a fire engine cookie.  Because really, what little boy cares about turkey and leaf cookies?

Pretty soon it’ll be gingermen, stars and Christmas trees.  I can’t wait!

I’m Baaack!

I intended to sit down tonight and write a post about Thanksgiving 2010.  But thanks to this little beauty I received for my birthday,

and the extra-large photo files which it creates, I spent too much time tonight learning to down-size pictures to a reasonable size for web uploading.  So the Thanksgiving Re-cap will have to wait.  But I hope you’ll be seeing a lot more of me around here.  I’ve definitely been taking more pictures these days.