Behind the Card

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It’s a Christmas miracle!  We’ve had a busier than normal holiday season, so getting this video posted to the blog before Christmas was actually over is nothing short of miraculous.

The first part of the video shows Jon setting up the lighting and getting the camera just right, then we started shooting.  We originally tried to get all 4 of us into one shot, but Brady was the loose cannon.  He just wanted to play with the balloons, so shortly after we started he got kicked out.

Then we continued to shoot a series of photos with the self timer, and finally finishing with me throwing a bunch of balloons into the air for Jon to add in after the fact.  It really is amazing how Jon can take the chaos pictured above and turn it into this:

the baloney bug

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Ice Cream Social

Last night we did what all the crazy kids in Chincoteague do: we got ice cream.  There’s not much to do past 7pm, so a walk to the local ice cream parlor is the highlight of most nights.  These are the kind of vacations I love- lazy morning strolls to the coffee house, lazy days on the beach and lazy nights walking around town.  Basically, lots of laziness.  It’s blissful.


Thought of the Day

Wet paw prints on the sidewalk are just about the cutest thing ever.  Muddy ones on my carpet are not.

Fancy Coffee

Hubs has been getting really into making pour over coffee recently.  I got him the Chemex after a friend suggested it and now hubs spends every Saturday morning making his fancy coffee.

So I wasn’t terribly surprised when he came home on Friday with this tea kettle, specifically designed for pour over coffee.  I love seeing my tech loving husband slow down to boil some water, carefully poor the water over the grinds and enjoy his weekend coffee.

Birthday Weekend

I couldn’t have asked for better weather this weekend.  It was like the weather decided to grant me a birthday wish and not be awful for two days.  Then of course Monday came and it went back to its usual gloomy self.

But that’s okay because I had a perfect birthday, dragging hubs around and making him pose for cheesy photos. 

Smothered Corn

After having the best corn in my entire life at Queens Comfort I decided that I needed to try to replicate this recipe.

Basically, cook your corn (grilling is best, but we don’t have one yet so I had to settle for boiling), slather with equal parts butter and mayo, roll in parmesean so that the whole cob is covered and then add Sriracha.

Just trust me- it’s amazing.  No, seriously.  Ah-may-zing.

Fair warning: co-workers will stare at you when you eat left over corn on the cob at your desk.  But it’s okay because it’s the best corn ever.

Last Week in iPhone Photos

(Are these last two not the saddest photos?? Brady staring at the door waiting for his daddy!)

Well, what can I say?  This week revolved around snuggling with Brady and a whole lotta rain.  I was unaware that I moved to Seattle.  Or that it was April.

Seriously, the rain can stop now.

Hubs comes home tonight and we have lots of fun weekend plans.  Hurry up weekend, I’m ready already!!

Lonely Boy

If you don’t think that animals have emotions I dare you to spend five minutes with Brady before hubs leaves for a business trip.  As soon as he sees that suitcase come out of the closet he starts getting all panicky.  Then when hubs answers his phone when the car service calls to say they’re downstairs he starts losing it.  Full out crying, whining and following us around like a shadow.

Brady spent our first night while hubs was away waiting by the door the entire night.  It’s basically the saddest thing ever.  In the history of the world.

I can’t help but give in and give my sad little man whatever he wants when hubs is away.  But really, that’s not much different from a normal night.

Stepping It Up

We decided to step Lunch Club up last week with a Panini Day.  It was basically the best day in the history of ever.

This should probably start with an infomercial for Trader Joe’s.  We bought brie, gorgonzola, prosciutto, arugula, roasted red peppers and fig spread and went to town.  Feast your eyes on this:

We rounded out the day with nutella, butter and sea salt dessert paninis.  But don’t worry- we didn’t fool ourselves into thinking they were healthy.

New York Minute

This weekend was the last one before hubs sets off on another long stretch of trips.  I’ve had him home for a couple of months now, so it’s a bit more rough to get back into the swing of solo living. 

Luckily I have New York [and New York’s cutest dog] to help me pass the time in a New York minute.