Tuesday, February 23, 2010

family weekend

This past weekend my parents came up for a visit! They watched Matea for us on Friday night while Aaron and I went out on a date, then Saturday night they stayed at the Inn on Lake Superior. It was great - we got to go swimming, go to a few shops in Canal Park, and do s'mores! I do think that my mom is really the only one who actually likes s'mores - in the words of my dad, "these would be great without the marshmallows." I TOTALLY agree!

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

gnocchi. delicious.

I've been making an attempt lately to work on the "food" part of our lives. My goal is to regularly have a meal plan for 7-10 days, grocery shop according to the recipes, and EAT THE LEFTOVERS. Theoretically, this should help us save money and calories since I can plan healthier meals. Last month when I attempted this plan we saved about $70 on our monthly grocery bill. Now if that isn't motivation, I don't know what is! Truth be told, I have done this in the past and not stuck with it, so here is to turning over a new leaf...or something.

Anyway...I was on eatingwell.com and came across this recipe and we really enjoyed it. I substituted spinach for the chard and also added some turkey sausage for a bit of meat....and ENJOY!

Saturday, February 6, 2010


So, I'm learning more about photography...and one of my wiling subjects has been Jodi! Its a win-win - she gets pictures during her pregnancy, and I get to practice on someone who is so patient with me! Here are a few photos we took today...