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welcome to the world

We have a new niece! Juliet Ellen was born on August 21st and is just beautiful and perfect!

Welcome to the world little one!

squirt update

The length of an English cucumber

Doesn't he look radiant?? Just positively glowing if you ask me.

Ok, so here are the real ones.

Blueberry Dream

This is super yummy, but pretty rich. I had a hard time finishing my bowl. Give it a try! It's pretty to look at too!

Blueberry Dream
adapted from Food Network Magazine

2 cups blueberries
1/4 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 1/3 cup heavy cream
powdered sugar
shortbread or wafer cookies for serving

Make the blueberry sauce: heat 1 1/2 cups blueberries, sugar and salt in a saucepan over medium heat until bubbling. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook, stirring occasionally, until blueberries are soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice, remove from heat, stir in the remaining blueberries and let mixture cool to room temperature

Beat the heavy cream in a bowl with a mixer until soft peaks form. mix in powdered sugar and vanilla (I never measure, I just eye ball it) Gently fold in the blueberry mixture. Divide among bowls and serve with cookies.


what I did on my summer vacation

We just spent 10 glorious days on vacation. At the cabin. It went by way too fast, as all vacations do, but we are thankful for the time away.

This is after seeing Planet of the Apes

No summer vacation would be complete without a rope swing!

squirt update

The length of an ear of corn

The bambino is growing like crazy and wearing me out! Some days I feel just as tired as I did in my first trimester. Here's to hoping I actually have enough energy to start and complete the nursery project!

strange date

I finally got my date at the hospital. Dave wasn't as excited about eating hospital cafeteria food as I was, but he was a good sport. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, check out this post.

The grilled cheese was great! Just how I remembered it. I even treated myself to a fountain coke. I have been craving one for months! But we learned something very valuable that night: don't let Jessica get over hungry or there will surely be tears.

Janet, this next bit is for you. This is a picture of one of our favorite places. Rustica. I NEED to take you there. I keep thinking of all the places I need to take you or that we need to try together. I can't wait!!