Sunday, February 21, 2010

BIRTHDAY!

  Just celebrated my 23rd and it was great!  Its so nice to get packages from my family, mostly because its evidence that they haven't completely forgotten about me, but also because they have really great taste!

  So to start off the celebrating, Dan and I put to use our recently acquired ice cream maker (BEST purchase ever!) and made some fantastic, special birthday custard!  Here's what I chose:
-Super rich dark chocolate custard
-Thin Mint cookie crumbles
-Marshmallow creme ribbon
            
Needless to say, it was PHENOMENAL!  Here's me getting caught eating straight out of the ice cream maker...with chocolate all over my face...lay off me, its my birthday! :D


Then on the weekend I had a great birthday dinner with my friends at Cafe Bruges, which is an awesome Belgian restaurant here in town and we had a great time.  The food was awesome!

 I had:
-steamed Bruges-style mussels
-lots of pom frites (even in a paper cone, cool!)
-AMAZING crepes with ham, asparagus, and gruyere sauce
-a bite of my neighbor's quiche

-and an awesome belgian waffle for dessert

Delicious.

Great b-day!
And this was my new b-day dress:

:D

Saturday, February 6, 2010

SNOW DAY!

Here are a few photos from the biggest snow I've ever experienced in my life!  (I'm still basically snowed-in, hence the time I have to write a blog post)
View from my window



View from my front porch, and this was after hours of shoveling even!




Good thing I left the back gate open, haha



Yeah, I'm not going anywhere anytime soon! :D