Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Some things just make you happy!

Click on the title for a fabulous surprise! :-)

Sunday, July 08, 2007

romance is in the air!



it's early july, and i think we've been to five weddings so far this summer. and what i love is that each wedding has its moment, the part that you won't forget. i think at kelli's it was when they said their vows, so very choked up, and seeing kelli's face when they were pronounced husband and wife (she just lit up!) and then at the reception of course it would have to be watching her dance to n'sync. :-) (okay and i will always think of cake when i think of kelli's wedding, since it was just to die for and through some finnagling i got to try five different flavors. one of the definite perks of having a nice round little pregnant belly - no one wants to deny you food.) :-)

so anyway, i am curious: what was your favorite part of your wedding? and your reception?

Saturday, July 07, 2007

How I want to learn Farsi!

I just finished reading The Kite Runner and it is so so so good. So good.

I was telling my mom the basic plot over breakfast and in the car, and by the time we were headed home we were both crying... And not only is it a beautiful story, it is set against the most amazing backdrop of the past 30-some years in Afghanistan and is worth a read if only just for that. (Should I tell you what happens in it? Should I?) This is from Wikepedia:

The Kite Runner tells the story of Amir, a well-to-do Pashtun boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, who is haunted by the guilt of betraying his childhood friend Hassan, the son of his father's Hazara servant. The story is set against a backdrop of tumultuous events, from the fall of the monarchy in Afghanistan through the Soviet invasion, the mass exodus of refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the Taliban regime.

Sounds so intriguing, right?

Okay. So: Have you read anything good lately?

Thursday, July 05, 2007

so many firsts on the fourth! (how unseemly, i know)

*i made my first ever nectarine pie!
*matt spent the day doped up due to a bad headcold, not saying much and at intervals talking too loudly. (did anyone else notice that?) i think the fourth was the first time he took a five hour nap?
*we finally got to try the much-lauded deep fried turkey which was every bit as good as it had been proclaimed to be!
*hmm, here's a first (at least for us.)
*jon injected my dad full of some kind of brown liquid. and, look what he did to his forehead. suffice to say this had never occurred at a family gathering before.
*maybe the first time two american men celebrated the fourth by wearing panama hats?

all in all, a spectacular day!

Monday, July 02, 2007

four years, holy smokes!

Well well! Click on the title (four years, holy smokes!) for a teeny little video surprise! (Featuring a pie and a pomchi.) :-)