Happy Halloween; wishing you a spooktacular day full of fun frights and sweet treats! Ryan carved these jack-o’-lanterns for us and we’ll be celebrating tonight by lighting them up and handing out candy to any brave trick-or-treaters who don’t let the cold, wind, rain (and maybe snow) keep them away.
We celebrated the 4th by attending the Ypsilanti 4th of July parade (celebrating its 90th year), getting caught in a rainstorm, spending lots of time outside and sweating…a lot, dipped our toes (and paws) in the water, and of course enjoying some grilled eats and some cold beers – yum!
Hello, it’s been a while since we posted, but we’re still here! Since our last post, we celebrated Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s Eve/Day, and our anniversary. We visited our home state of Texas, and saw lots of family and dear friends while we were there. We had a pretty amazing
Ryan and I had a nice, quiet Thanksgiving this year. We certainly didn’t let the fact that it was just the two of us (and Maddy of course) stop us from cooking a proper Thanksgiving feast though! Our Thanksgiving meal included: Deviled eggs with bacon, capers, and fresh tarragon “Mama
This month has definitely flown by, and with Halloween this Wednesday, October will soon be gone. With Halloween in mind, here are some fun, creative, spooky, Halloween-appropriate items for your enjoyment: Spooked podcast – “Spooked features true-life supernatural stories, told firsthand by people who can barely believe it happened themselves. Be
The Pearl Beer bottle opener pictured above belonged to my Mema and Granddaddy. In March of 1942, my Granddaddy enlisted in the U.S. Army; on June 6, 1944, he – along with the brave soldiers of the 4th and 90th Division – stormed Utah Beach in Normandy, France. He was
We enjoyed an exciting weekend of March Madness watching (this shot and this dunk – wow!) and a fun St. Patrick’s Day last Saturday; we cheered on the Red Raiders with a Guinness in hand and are thrilled to see them advance to the Sweet 16! We were sure to wear our
This Valentine’s Day I was hit with a stomach bug – yuck; however, we made the best of it and stayed home beside our cozy fire and enjoyed watching It Happened One Night (1934) (which, while old, was new to me), exchanged cards, and Ryan gave me a beautiful bouquet of
We spent a cozy Christmas at home by the fire here in Michigan this week. To my delight, it snowed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day too and I got that white Christmas I was hoping for; it was beautiful! Temps have now dropped to frigid highs in the teens
We spent the weekend decorating our home for the holidays; we picked up our fresh evergreen wreath from the Farmer’s Market on Saturday, stopped by Downtown Home & Garden for some amaryllis bulbs and enjoyed their Annual Christmas Party, and put up our tree and decorations at home. Maddy wasn’t