Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Woohoo for Fondue

Last night Joe and I got to enjoy the company of our friends, Lydia and Jon, over a nice hot steaming bowl of fondue! It was a great time had by all!

When thinking of fondue, my mind automatically goes to some bubbling pot of melted cheese. However there are A LOT of variations on a theme out there! Last night we partook in a dinner fondue and a dessert fondue. Our dinner fondue consisted of a doctored up beef broth that we simmered beef, chicken and veggies in for a fun and actually healthy meal. The one thing about fondue is that you can't be in a hurry for your dinner. Each skewer usually takes about 3 minutes to cook. So it's a great meal to catch up with friends and try not to injure yourself too badly with the pointy stick (we had one casualty last night!).

For dessert, we went all out - Chocolate Peanut Butter Fondue! We had apples, oranges, strawberries, bananas, marshmallows and angle food cake for our dipping fare. I must say I enjoyed the bananas best, followed by a skewer of cake and strawberries! Yum!!

We really did have a fun time, and I just may have to get me a fondue pot!

Wanna try! I'm ready with skewer in hand! (figuratively, of course!)

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

Wishing you all a day where your heart sings for our risen Savior,
and where your body shakes with joy from a hefty dose of seasonal sugar!

Happy Easter!
Leanna, Joe and Ryker!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

When Pigs Fly - or - When Leanna Gets a Dog

That's right folks! I finally got my puppy, after 26 years!!!

His name is Ryker, and he is a "shepherd mix," or whatever that means. He is red and brown with white paws and a white chest area. Joe and I like to say he looks like a fox! He is about 7 months old, so we like to say he's a toddler. Has a good handle on most things, but there are some areas he needs some training!

Here are a few pictures to introduce you to Ryker.

So far, he has been a great dog that rode home ON MY LAP!He walks pretty good on a leash, he doesn't quite get fetch.He is a cuddle bug.

He stole his cousin's 'baby' last night, and that was NOT good. But I think they made up.Can't wait for you all to meet him. He's a fun one!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Book Tag - You're it!

Ok, so here's another one of those random blogger games. I guess we get to see what we really are reading, not just talking about...

The rules: "Look up from the computer, look around the room where you're sitting and pick up the closest book. And closest really means closest. No cheating by running upstairs to unearth your pink-highlighted college copy of The Critique of Pure Reason or the Prolegomena. Open the book, turn to page 123, count down to the fifth sentence on that page, and then post the next three sentences."

So here we go:
Adobe Illustrator CS Classroom in a Book (I may be behind, but at least I'm learned.)

"Depending on where you begin to redraw the path and in which direction you drag, you may get unexpected results. For example, you may unintentionally change a closed path to an open path, change an open path to a closed path, or lose a portion of the shape.
4. Use the smooth tool, in the same group as the pencil tool in the toolbox, to round out the shape of a curved segment (deleting anchor points if necessary."

(Sorry, I only had two sentences left on the page!)

You're it! Leave a comment if you're going to keep it going!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Becuase it's fun to be girly!

You Are...Elizabeth Bennet!
Elizabeth Bennet!

You are Elizabeth Bennet of Pride & Prejudice! You are intelligent, witty, and tremendously attractive. You have a good head on your shoulders, and oftentimes find yourself the lone beacon of reason in a sea of ridiculousness. You take great pleasure in many things. You are proficient in nearly all of them, though you will never own it. Lest you seem too perfect, you have a tendency toward prejudgement that serves you very ill indeed.

I am Elizabeth Bennet!

Take the Quiz here!

And this is what it said on the facebook quiz (at least I'm consistent, right?):

You are memorable, lovely and clever, the life of the party... you always have the perfect thing to say in every situation. Your honesty, virtue, and lively wit enable you to rise above the nonsense and bad behavior that pervade your money-seeking and often spiteful society. Nevertheless, your sharp tongue and tendency to make hasty judgments often lead you astray... if not careful, you can display qualities that you despise - pride and prejudice. But if you can get past negative first impressions, your life and love story will be epic!!!

Friday, March 07, 2008

Baby Notes

For those of you who have just acquired a baby, already have one or are considering, I would just like to point you to my good friends Brianna and Matt's blog for the latest and greatest on baby care:

Baby Insturctions!

Apply at your own risk!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Pretty Pergola!

That's right! My awesome husband finished our pretty pergola for our back porch.

Here's a few shots of our new addition over the past few days:

Don't Fall!

Peekaboo! I see you!

It's snowing!!

Completion! Joy!

"X" marks the spot for fun at the O'Briens!