Blackberries

I’m getting ready to head to the States for the holidays and packing is a mess.  I’m going to be in cold weather, freezing weather and warm weather.  How do I pack 1 suitcase for all of that?!?!

Well besides that I took out my US blackberry, turn it on and I got this.

AHHHHHHHHHH!

But don’t worry after 10 minutes it started up.  I guess it was just completely dead after not using it for 2 months.  All is ok though b/c it’s working and back in action so feel free to call, text or bbm when I’m home!!!

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Happy Holidays!

Shanna posted this video and I couldn’t help but share it here also.  I smiled throughout the entire video.

Happy Holidays from me and the happiest place on Earth, Penn State!!

Scottso Does London

We had another visitor 2 weeks ago, Scott.

That’s him at the Crypt of St. Martin.

Anyway, back to our weekend. We did a lot in 4 days.

He showed up with presents for us!!

Velveeta for Jon and paydays for me!!

First we went to Jon’s favorite Chinese restaurant near Baker Street for dinner on Thursday.

Then we went to Jon’s favorite dim sum restaurant in Chinatown for lunch on Friday.

I’m not sure if Scott isn’t enjoying himself, hates the Christmas Crown Jon got him or I just caught him at a bad moment.

After lunch we checked out the fountain at Trafalgar Square.

 

On Saturday the boys went to an Arsenal game while I cooked and baked for the Ugly Christmas Sweater party were were going to Saturday night.

How ugly are our sweaters?!  Scott definitely had the ugliest one there!

On Sunday we walked around London a little more.

Stopping at Westminster Abbey.

And Buckingham Palace.

We got dinner at another one of Jon’s favorite Thai restaurants (do you see a theme happening?!) and then Scott headed back to NY on Monday morning.

Such a great weekend!  I hope you enjoyed it Scott!

Last Can of Pumpkin Used

My friend Jamie sent me a pumpkin recipe and I tried it out last week.  It’s from a blog called Two Peas and Their Pod.  It was very simple to make and tasted delicious!  I didn’t use the nutella or ginger from the original recipe.

No more cans of pumpkin left.  =(

Thanks for the recipe Jamie!

Welcome Bag Ready To Go

My family are on the plane right now.  Almost here!

I made up a cute little welcome bag for them when they arrived at the hotel.

A couple cupcakes from Lola’s (www.lolas-kitchen.co.uk/) and a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau 2010 (which I know my Dad loves). The cupcakes are strawberry, rocky road, peanut butter & coconut. YUM!

Can’t wait for them to arrive in London!!!!

Soooo Excited!!!

In 4 days my family will be here!  I’ve planned out the week, made reservations for tea and dinners, and made an itinerary for them while I’m in class.  I CAN’T WAIT!!!

We are a crazy family but I’m sure most would consider their family crazy also.  We laugh at the littlest thing and just enjoy our time together.

Most say my mom and I are twins.  Do you agree?

This photo is so ugly but I think it describes my family perfectly…..always blaming Alex for something.

Things Planned:

Abbey Road

Borough Market

Portobello Market

Afternoon Tea

Bumpkin

Belgo

Selfridges

Harrods

Big Ben

Westminster Abbey

A Tour of my School

Winter Wonderland

The Hobgoblin

Buckingham Palace

And many many more!!

I even have an arrival  gift for them. I hope they like it!

Pumpkin Time Part Duex

We have a couple cans of pumpkin let so that means more recipes!

Next up, Pumpkinlicious Veggie Soup from Hungry Girl.

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Of course I made a couple of changes.  I hate zucchini so I didn’t use that ingredient.  Instead I added kidney beans and corn.

 

The Ingredients.

The final product.

 

Yum Yum Yum

Looking for a 3rd pumpkin recipe as I type.  Any suggestions?

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