Saturday, December 31, 2011

Bad News and Good News

The Bad:  We had a little mouse in our apartment.
The Good:  Matt is now licensed to help said mouse's family through their grieving.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Scout Hike

These pictures are pretty old.  I took them during a scout hike that Matt led back in October.  It was fun to tag along and watch a bunch of boys be...well, boys!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Visit from the In-Laws!

We had Matt's parents in town this past weekend for some special "church business".  They were here from Saturday evening to Monday morning.  It was a very short visit, but memorable nonetheless! 
For dinner on Sunday I prepared a crock pot roast with veggies Everything was yummy and fork-tender.  I wish I had taken an "after" picture! 
Mom Martin brought us some adorable gourds and a large pumpkin (not pictured).  The green is my favorite!  It's called a buttercup squash.  I'm excited to use these in some tasty fall recipes!
Matt made this spinach and bacon quiche for a meeting at work.  It was delicious! 
In other news, next week I start doing administrative work at the  LNA Health Careers office in Manchester.  It's only temp-work, but hopefully it will lead to something permanent!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Apple Pickin'

Today, Matt and I picked apples at a local orchard in Concord.  The weather was perfect for being outdoors!  
This board was an Eagle Scout project.
 A "Charlie Brown" apple tree.
 Matt...just being himself. 
 A red tailed hawk. 
We picked Cortland and Gala apples.  And two donuts.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

New Recipes!

Being part of a food blog is so much fun!  I have millions of recipes bookmarked online or in my cookbooks.  Now I have a reason to try one out every week. 
For dinner tonight I cooked pork and potatoes.  The pork was super flavorful!  It was a little sweet for Matt's liking (which doesn't make sense to me because he LOVES Cafe Rio pork and that is as sweet as his bottom!).  The potatoes were to die for!  Caramelized on the outside and soft on the inside.  Mmmmmm. :)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Hopkinton State Fair

After our morning with the Romney's on Monday, we headed on over to Contoocook for the state fair! The weather was overcast and perfect for walking outside. Along with your regular games and rides, there were many little shops and exhibits. There were also several large barns with different animals in them. It was so much fun to walk through and see all of the prize winning animals for that year. What made it even more enjoyable, for me, was hearing all the children's reactions to the animals. Little kid voices are so cute!

This carriage is an original from 1890.  There was a barn filled (floor to ceiling) with carriages/sleighs/primitive transportation from the last century. 
 This guy was near one of the rides...he wasn't feeling too well.
 There was a woman next to us who said, "That's alot of pumpkin pie!"
Chubbie Bunnies
This pig's name is "Oreo".  I love oreo's.
 Cow Lovers