Wednesday, October 29
Monday, October 27
I finally found a good basil plant! I tried to grow one last year and I am terrible at the whole garden thing! So I am hoping this one will work because there is nothing better than cooking with fresh basil.
ready to go...
seeds ready to be toasted with sea salt & cinnemon
yep...the boring one
definitely...the wacky one!
Thursday, October 23
Monday, October 20
Saturday night we caught up via the internet on all the SNL election sketches that we have missed. If you haven't seen them - they are hilarious!! Though they probably aren't as funny if you didn't see the debates. Here is one of the funniest from when Tom Brokaw was the moderator. You may know that he kept cutting off the candidates which was annoying that night, but SNL made it so funny! If you haven't seen it, you have to check it out! http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/video/clips/update-thursday-debate-open/742065/
Saturday I also spotted this coupon on slickdeals.com - for those who like a good expresso drink - free cappachino at Barnes & Noble now through Oct. 31st. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/email/nav.asp?r=1&PID=24816&r=1
Monday, October 13
Our specific purpose for this trip was to talk through and about parenting goals and plans, because we are entering the land of no return shortly, and by that I mean parenthood! So we definitely wanted to get away before little Graham changes our world.
We have been taking a parenting class offered at our church going through the book Shepherding a Child's Heart, I have also been in a weekly ladies Bible study called Creative Correction and also recently read On Becoming Baby-Wise. So, needless to say, we have been bombarded with parenting advice, tips, strategies, etc... and while they have all been good things, we needed to sit down and sort through specific parenting goals and ideas. I don't think we can be given too much advice...but I think we can be given too many perspectives!! So anyways, parenting was a specific topic for the weekend and we spent a lot of time talking through things. We had a great time, it was extremely profitable, and had a lot of fun too!!
For those of you whose first thing that springs to mind is "we don't have the money to get away" let me just share a couple of tips that we have put into use, (because we certainly are not rolling in cash!)
2.) Entertainment book
We have used Priceline numerous times for booking hotels and almost always have gotten a steal of a deal! Now it does have some cons to it...but overall has great! We usually have gotten a 3 or more star hotel for $50 or less. But we soon found out that the fall is one of Williamsburg's busiest times, so we weren't getting the deal we were hoping for. So we turned to our entertainment book and ended up getting $80 off the listed internet price!
Since we were driving up on Saturday, we packed a picnic lunch for that day. We also were able to again use our Entertainment book and buy dinner on Saturday with a coupon for buy 1 meal, get 1 free. Sunday morning was oatmeal and apples brought from home, and then we had a Panera gift card for lunch on Sunday and were home for dinner on Sunday night. So again, just for those concerned with the cost, it can be done without spending a ton!
And now for the pics...
Here's Colonial Williamsburg
Andrew obviously needed a break from school... :)