Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Thanksgiving Festivities

This year for Thanksgiving, we spent some time with both of our families. The day went by way too quickly!! I had a busy morning, making 3 of my 4 pies. We were supposed to be to the Harroun's at 12:30 to help to get everything ready, but I was not ready in time. We made it over just before 1:00, just in time for a wonderful lunch. Josh's mom made a turkey and a ham, mashed potatoes, yams, stuffing, a salad, and homemade rolls. I brought over a salad as well. The food was great. After stuffing ourselves, we laid on the couch and watched "Click." I was too full for pie, but Josh had a piece of the razzleberry and coconut cream that I had made. The razzleberry pie was my first double crust pie - and you could definitely tell! It was the ugliest pie I have ever made. When it came out of the oven, the edges were all burnt and falling off. Once it cooled off, I broke the edges off, which made it look a little better, but it still was not a pretty pie. I did not try it, but Josh said that it was good. My coconut cream looked a little better from the outside, but once it was cut into, it was really runny and went everywhere! I didn't try this one either, but Josh said it tasted good even though it was all over the place. I did have a piece of Marilyn's pumpkin pie later, and it was great!

After the movie, we left to head down to Tami's house for the Mitchell festivities. Josh was not feeling well, so we stopped at the store to get some medicine. I was surprised how many people were there on Thanksgiving! We headed down, but by the time we got there, we were both really tired. I guess the tryptophan from the turkey was kicking in! We laid down in the basement to get a quick nap until everyone was ready to eat pie. There were lots of treats to choose from (there always is at the Mitchell house!!) I made a Sour Cream Apple pie and a pumpkin pie, so I tried a piece of the apple and also had some pumpkin cake roll and a sliver of lemon meringue. I love Thanksgiving!! Josh had a terrible headache, so he went back to the basement to lay down, and several of us played a couple rounds of Mad Gab - one of the only games I am good at!!

It was a great holiday. Both Josh and I enjoyed having a 4 day weekend - we have never had the same days off of work like that before! Now, I am looking forward to Christmas!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Anniversary Celebrations

So, I started a different blog for a photo project I am doing, but thought I would start a blog for Josh & I as well. Not a whole lot to tell, but I'll do my best!!

We celebrated our 1st anniversary last weekend. Our anniversary was actually the weekend before, but I had tickets to "Sweet Charity" at the Capitol Theater, so we decided to make a whole night of it. I got a room at the Hilton (on priceline, of course!!), so we went up on Saturday afternoon. After checking in at the hotel, we got dressed up and went to dinner at Spencer's. It was the first time either of us had been there, and the food was great. Josh was a little upset, though. When the waiter was going through the menu, he said that most of the side dishes would feed 2-3 people, so we could order a half order if we wanted to. Well, since we never order a half order of anything, we decided to go with the asparagus. When our food came out, we were surprised to find that the side dish only had 7 spears of asparagus. Not really a serving for 3 in either of our opinions (especially for $7.50!!) Besides the asparagus, the meal was great. After we ate, we headed over to the theater. The show was good, but had a sad ending. Molly Ringwald was starring as Charity, so I thought that was kind of cool. We had the cheapest seats I could get, but the show wasn't sold out so we ended up moving even further up at intermission. It was a good move, though, because no one was in front of us and I didn't have to fight looking over the person's head in front of me. Plus, it gave Josh room to stretch his knee which was much needed. The next morning, we slept in until about 9:30, which was nice, and headed back home around noon to normal life!