Grow Your Own #2

The first Grow Your Own event brought us some lovely dishes using our homegrown fresh produce, and it’s time for us to start thinking about September’s event. Grow Your Own #2 goes from September 1 – 27, so if you posted something over the weekend using your own homegrown produce, you can still submit it…. 

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Event: Grow Your Own

To me, summer wouldn’t be the same without the taste of fresh tomatoes straight off the vine. Last summer we had an abundance of grape tomatoes in August, literally bringing in 100 or more every evening. Our garden is much smaller this summer, but we still have fresh tomatoes and peppers ripe for the picking,… 

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Relocation Complete

We’re finally settling in our home in the Northern Virginia/DC Metro area. It’s nice to be back after being gone for almost five years. When I first came to this area in 1999, I lived in Alexandria and during the warm months I biked to work in DC via the George Washington Parkway, a ten… 

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The Packing Begins…

Moving time is finally here! We’ve been anxious and excited about our new adventure, and now we’re in the home stretch. The movers will visit tomorrow to look around and give an estimate on the number of days required to pack, and then they will start the job later in the week. We’ll have a… 

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Happy New Year!

Thanks to all my readers for your kindness, encouragement, and support. Throughout the coming year, may your homes be warmed with the love of family and friends. Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2007! ~Andrea

Ten Little Fingers, Ten Little Toes

He’s here! After months of anticipation, our third son was born on Saturday September 2, weighing in at 8 pounds 2 ounces and measuring 19.7 inches long. He’s healthy and eating well. His days and nights are flopped right now, so hopefully we’ll have him on a regular day/night time clock soon. We had some… 

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The Almost Early Arrival

“We aren’t going to take any extreme measures to stop you from delivering this baby at 34 weeks.” That statement caught me off guard. I knew when I showed up in Labor & Delivery at my hospital three weeks ago that they would probably give me some shots to try and stop the labor, just… 

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Vacation!

I plan to make my regular Thursday post as usual tomorrow (hint: a sweet treat with chocolate and hazelnuts). Friday we depart for our annual trip to the Meyers family camp in the Adirondacks for a week of relaxation and good times with the grandparents. Ahhhhh…fresh mountain air, sunshine, cool lake water, fishing, cooking out…we… 

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