Sunday, January 31, 2010

"Skiing" Weekend!

We headed up to Wisp Resort in western Maryland this weekend with Virgile & Sterling for Virgile's birthday. The mini-mountains were really fun. We skied on Saturday and had a "Bear Claw Adventure Day" on Sunday with tubing and a "mountain coaster". We opted to skip out on the ice skating since the rink was about 10' x 10' and filled with toddlers! (Which incidentally was the same situation on the ski hill! haha!)
8 degrees and pouring down snow on day 1!

Ahhhhh! A much warmer (20 degrees) and sunnier Sunday morning.

Happy Birthday Virgile!

Look at the HUGE mountains!

Go V & S!

Mountain coasting! 
A tiny cart balanced on two frozen rails plus a handbrake...
....definitely not a deathtrap....
(Plus the skiers on the chairlifts were heckling us!)

Lunch in Cumberland, MD....great BBQ!
(But the town doesn't let you leave....or pump your own gas!)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

US Botanical Garden & C-A-P-S!

Rainy Day...We grabbed a bite to eat at Eastern Market first thing this morning, then headed over to the United States Botanical Garden. It was really cool, with tons of plants and flowers...and of course CACTUS! Afterward we met up with friends for a hockey game. Back to Falls Church for a quiet evening of Tivo and Netflix.

Cousin It
Orchids! Orchids! Orchids!

Autumn and her true LOVE

Cactus Room!
Pink and spunky!

Us in the "Jungle"

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Cupcake Day!

Lazy day around the house. I made cupcakes, and I dare say that they are almost Trophy-worthy!
Vanilla-Peach Cupcake with Dark Chocolate Frosting, Sprinkles and Mr. Goodbar Toppers
(and two experimentals with some tiny jellybeans that might break a tooth! Fingers crossed no emergency dental visits when we try those ones)

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Mexican Table

Tonight we went to the Mexican Table at the Mexican Cultural Institute for their food celebration of the Dia de Los Reyes (Wise Men Day) with a few friends. It was spectacular with tamales and a big desert that was like a king cake. I found the baby in my piece of cake, so, as tradition states, Autumn and I have to throw a tamale party for all of our friends. I think that we'll do it soon...we got two bags full of ingredients included with the dinner. It was super fun!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

My New Year's Resolution:

To keep up on this blog!

...Oh yeah, and to get in shape and update our wardrobes to blend in while we're in Mexico!
Now is my fanny pack in storage, or did I bring it with me...?