Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving....

Happy T days folks! Hope this finds our friends and family stuffed to the brim ebnjoying time with loved ones. Gabe and I are in Colorado spending time with my dad, step mom, brother and sister in law. Good times. Yesterday was spent eating the most amazing food(obviously we are with two amazing cooks!!) and some scene it Senfield (my dad and step mom kicked our butts)...

This morning we spent some time chilling in the sunshine on the patio watching the pups play (no Ms. D isn't with us...she is being loved on by our good friends in the city- please god help that dog to behave herself!) Then we took my dads cars for a spin in the hills...Two little sports cars whipping around the twists and turns. At one point I said to my dad "I don't want to die!" but we made it to chik-fil-a safely- ahh ya! Sweet tea and chicken balls.

Of to Denver tonight to watch the Knicks and the Nuggets...Fun times- not missing the city one bit- enjoying the fresh air and some space.
Will post some pics once we get home.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Time with Kelli.

This past weekend my college roommates and their hubs were supposed to head our way for the weekend. Didn't have much planned but were looking forward to all being together. Slowly people started backing out (with good reason) and so Ms. Kelli made the trek on her own. One of these days Kelli, Sara and I are going to all chill together....but until then...

We really enjoyed our girlie time and spent Saturday hanging out in Park Slope. We window shopped and got our "Cosby subs" for lunch. We also head into the city to check out Bryant Parks Christmas shops. We got easily side tracked by a Max Brenner booth..he is famous for his chocolate and Kelli and I went to town with a chocolate syringe. We acted like 5th graders and had a great time!! I think she and the fam should move to NY:)

Time with our family.

My dad and step mom were here and they brought us some "Vampires Assistant" movie garb. My brother worked on the movie and always sends this stuff to my dad for their premiere party that they host in CO. You can see how much Dakota enjoyed the hat:)

She was pooped out afterwards

We ran around in the city and went out for a nice meal....ate fat witch brownies on a street corner bc we just couldn't wait!! We had a terrific time...and we get to head out to CO in just a week and a half to party it up on there turf.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Dolphin People by Torsten Krol

I said I wasn't going to do this with every book I acquire, but this is a special one. I ranted and raved about Krol's other book, Callisto, but I think this one is even better. The 5 second pitch is that it's a postmodern adventure story, but it's really so much more than that. A very entertaining read, but one that stays in your head for a long time. Very thought-provoking. Think of it as Lord of the Flies with adults, or maybe The Swiss Family Robinson on crack. Probably just lost some with that description, but consider yourself warned: this is an intense read. And well worth it. The Dolphin People goes on sale Tuesday, Nov. 17. Buy a copy and tell others about it. It's a fantastic book and deserves a big audience.

Amazon page here.

And you can click this if you want to browse a little sampling:

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A few of my favorite things....

We love the fall! The weather, the colors on the trees, all the fall-esque's my happiest time of year. This years seems a bit short and kind of outta wack but that is another story. The fall happens to bring two of our favorite activities each year.
Apple Picking and Marathon watching!
This year was no exception. Here are a few pics of both activities.

Ms. Radcliff....I believe she came in 4th this year.

Gabe was extremely energized for the race (read bouncing off the wall couldn't carry a normal convo during the race). So we didn't get our annual pic together that actually turned out.

Busy like Bees

So life has been a bit nutsy for us lately. The biggest thing going on is having out of town company in our little- and I mean little- humble abode. Gabe and I are happiest with a full house!

So here are a few pics of the guests....
We really haven't been taking the camera out much~ So these aren't the best.
Susan and Curt flew in from NC...didn't get any pics of all of us!

My dad and step mom came in from CO

Our friend Peter from High School also spent a night with us this past weekend...and my college roommate heads this way tomorrow!

This is what Dakota has been doing while we entertain