Saturday, November 20, 2010

Harry Potter and Leah....

Saturday, Andrew and I headed out to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows...the 7th, and last, in the Harry Potter series.  It has been a tradition to see the movies with my friend Leah.  She has been living in Saudi Arabia for about 6 months now and is home for a bit to visit family and friends before heading back in about a week.  Leah headed over to the house today and we went to the theater about an hour, nobody was there, we could have gotten there right at movie time and still gotten good seats!  Oh well, better safe than sorry!  The movie was great and we can't wait to see second part in July.  Of course, Andrew will be in Georgia and Leah will be back in Saudi Arabia, so I suppose I'll have to drag Lee out with me!

After the movie, we went back to the house so Leah could meet Olivia and have dinner.  We had pork chops, homemade Mac-'n-cheese, and steamed broccoli.  Great meal!!!  It was so nice to see Leah and hope she'll be back home soon to do it all over again!


Saturday, November 13, 2010


Friday was a great day!  We had Veteran's Day off, so we decided to take Friday off to have a nice long weekend.  Friday was our Pre-Anniversary Date Day!  Since we went to wine country for our honeymoon, we thought we'd celebrate by heading out to Tarara for a day of tasting, eating and drinking.  It was wonderful!  On our way there, we stopped at Wegmans and bought some bread and brie along with a wonderful roast beef and roasted red pepper sandwich that we split for lunch. 

We did the regular tasting and met some really nice people as we sipped on some fabulous wines.  The very young guy who was our tasting guide was pouring very well.  The tastings turned into probably a whole bottle between the two of us when all was said and done.  Delicious! 


We bought a bottle of their Charval and headed out on the patio for lunch.

The brie and bread was fantastic and the sandwich was beyond delicious.  We enjoyed every bite!

 One of the couples we met inside during the tasting heard us talking to another woman about Wintergreen, so they came over to talk to us about it.  They had a place in the Highlands up on the mountain for about 9 years.  We got to talking to them outside and ended up staying there for about 2 hours longer than we had originally planned.  It was a great day with great conversation and awesome wine and food.  A great way to start out anniversary celebration! 

Sunday, November 07, 2010


While Lee and I were at a wedding on Saturday, Olivia spent the night with Grandma and Grandpa.  Uncle Mark snapped this video of Olivia and her two new tricks!  (Pay no attention to Grandma's voice....has a bit of a cold!)

Friday, November 05, 2010

6 Months!

Half a year already?  Yep, it's true!  Olivia turned 6 months old on October 24th but we just got around to taking some pictures this afternoon.  She was in a fabulous mood, just laughing and carrying on, so Lee decided to set up some lights and snapped a few! 

One of the best parts of these pictures is the blanket she is sitting on.  A good friend of ours, Patty, knitted this blanket for Olivia.  What a sweet and thoughtful gift!  Patty's son Bryce benefited from one of my crocheted blankets when he was born almost 10 years ago.  It was one of my first projects.

Happy 6 Months Olivia!!!

Thursday, November 04, 2010


Olivia's new trick!!  I couldn't decide between these two videos, so I'm posting them both!

Food, Glorious Food!

Olivia is an eating champ!  Here is a current rundown of her loves, likes, tolerations (not a word, but you catch my drift), and dislikes:

sweet potatoes



green beans

Today she is trying bananas and peas for the first time, so we'll see how that goes!!!  She is doing great with the eating and we have cut out one bottle and started putting her to bed an hour early.  We've only done that 2 days in a row, but it's working great!