Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Look of Spring 2012

At VV Park.
Looks like heaven on earth.
Magnolias in Bloom

Like I said in my other blog,  I made a BIG (rookie) photography blunder.  I learned something new with my Nikon so I decided to test it out and many of my photos turned out blurred.  Total failure.  It taught me a lesson though, never experiment with photography during important events (my mother in law is visiting from Ukraine).

Anyway, some photos were salvageable so here they are.  It's nice to take photos again.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  It was so relaxing.

Downtown Bank Entrance

Another view of downtown

Trees budding

Allergy season looks so beautiful

Down by the Riverside

We went to the Putnam Museum where they have dozens of life size animatronic dinosaurs in their exhibit.
It was too cool.  There were a few occasions that caused me to jump.  It was scary yet exciting.

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Friday, March 16, 2012

From Mess To Success

When we moved in our house (newly weds) I didn't really cook much so we only had the staple spices:  salt, pepper, garlic salt, and oregano.  Then all of the sudden I was cooking like a mad chef and buying different spices left and right - spices I've never even heard of.  Then we had a baby and everything got shoved here and there.  Suffice it to say that it became a mess that it finally pissed me off.  From a mess to success - the small spices are arranged alphabetically, and the bigger spices are arranged by how often they're used.  The 3-Tier Spice Racks are inexpensive.  One costs less than $3.00 at Wal-Mart - prices may vary.

One small step for me, one giant leap to being a new mommy.  There's still a lot of cupboards to organize, so let the Spring cleaning begin!
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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Candies From Heaven

Russian candies are where it's at!!!  We got a call from our friends, Angie and Jenica, a few days ago asking if we wanted something from a Russian store in Colorado.  Um... ABSOLUTELY!!!  And might I add, we stocked up big time with these treats.  I hope it will last for a while... right?  lol.  We're now thankful to have someone to supply us with goodies.

The above are Chocolate Covered Plum and Chocolate Covered Apricot Russian candies.  The plums are my favorite.  What's awesome about Russian candies are that they're not too sweet - gotta love them.  There are other types of Russian candies out there but these are what Dre wanted.  Hopefully next time we'll order an assortment of goodies.

Family Updates:
Well, we had a baby boy - the most adorable baby boy EVER!!!  He keeps life interesting and busy.  Visit our baby blog and check it out:
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