Happy Australia Day!

26 01 2009

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australia-day-5Our Australia Day celebration was a blast. Jenn made her delicious pumpkin soup which she normally only makes once a year and Mike and Ariane brought a yummy brownie trifle for dessert. The trifle was heavy, but we couldn’t tell exactly how much it weighed because the only scale in the house is a food scale that only goes up to seven pounds and it was more than that. While Jenn and I were finishing up dinner Ariane had a good time photographing Grant and Tanner in front of the Australian flag in the living room. She has several other photos on her blog. We also played animal wack which the boys always enjoy and lit sparklers (and then quickly ran back inside.)

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Grant and Tanner's photo session with Ariane

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Grant playing Animal Wack

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Tanner taking his turn

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Tanner observing his sparkler

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Ariane and Jenn with their sparklers

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Grant showing off his sparkler

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Grant, Ariane and Mike messing around before dessert

— Jared

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Chocolates Too Good to Eat

25 01 2009

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Our neighbors gave us these chocolates for feeding their cat while they were away for New Year’s. They were bought from a shop in Portsmouth, but are made in Portland, Oregon by a company called Moonstruck Chocolates. I had to take a picture of them before we ate them.

– Jared





Cinnamon Rolls and Pumpkins

6 10 2008

Last Saturday Tanner asked for cinnamon rolls for breakfast, so Jenn told him that she would get up early and make a batch this week. So bright and early on Saturday, we got to wake up to the wonderful smells of cinnamon.

On Saturday afternoon we went to Tuttle’s Red Barn and picked our pumpkins:

As the pictures (which were taken Sunday morning before church) show, Grant and Tanner picked out good sized pumpkins that are probably going to take awhile to carve. In past years, Grant has tried carrying his pumpkin in, but he didn’t even ask this year.

— Jared