Monday, February 22, 2010

Tonight while Bruce and Mike were at the Wizards game, Mary Kate and I decided to try to make a fondant cake. Since it was 38 degrees and raining there was no way I wanted to go to the store so we found a recipe for fondant on-line and scraped up whatever we had around the house. I baked the cake and draped the fondant and MK decorated.

Not too bad for our first attempt:)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Last night Mike had some of his friends sleep over. This morning, while I was out, they came upstairs and discovered a red fox curled up sound asleep on our deck not 2 feet away from our sliding glass door. Sadly they didn't get a picture before I came in through the garage, which must have startled him. I got there just in time to see him saunter away into the backyard. Must be the same fox who was chillin in our front yard last fall.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Oh Deer!

I found this on my friend's Facebook wall. I don't know who took this or where it was taken, but it could have been in our backyard with all the snow we've gotten!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The "Real" Blizzard of 2010

We got another 10 inches today and I have never seen so much snow in my life. We have gotten 14 inches more than Denver, Colorado this winter. What is up with that?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010

London Day 1

Flight over was ok. Linda slept a little. I slept for about 5 mins during a Bruce Willis movie. Thank goodness for Ipods and for solitaire on my Ipod.
We took the Heathrow Connect train from the airport to Paddington Station and from there took the Tube to Bayswater Station, near our hotel. We dropped our bags at the hotel -- Hilton Hyde Park -- and headed on the Tube over to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Then we went to Westminster Abbey. What a place. All of English history is pretty much buried or commemorated there. From there we went to the Cabinet War Rooms and Churchill Museum. Very interesting, and very sobering to imagine what the poor people of London/England went through during the war as they were attacked by Germany and were anticipating an invasion. We saw these bobbies on horseback near 10 Downing Street on the way to Trafalgar Square where we had a nice lunch in the Cafe in the Crypt at St. Martin-in-the-fields Church: Right after lunch we took the Underground back to Notting Hill Station and met Laura at her London Centre place. What a great place. We met some of her fellow classmates and got to see the ground floor parts of the facility. We then went on the Tube to the Wallace Collection, which is a mansion full of spectacular artwork, and it was free admission. We then walked along Oxford Street and New and Old Bond Streets, which have tons of stores and people on them -- especially Oxford Street. We then went through the Burlington Arcade where there were doormen: It's arcade of very high end shops. We also went to Fortnum & Mason food store, which is a department store of food. From there we walked to Picadilly Circus and saw quite a show there with Hare Krishnas chanting and then cross dressed men showing up to strut their stuff. We took the Tube back to our hotel, fianlly got in to our room, and then went to dinner at Royal China near our hotel. As you can see by their sign, they really appreciated our patronage. After dinner we walked Laura back to her place, which is about 2 or 3 blocks from the hotel, and then we crashed. Weather was cold but dry until evening, when it rained some. It rained overnight and is still rainy this morning. Something you would NEVER see in Italy: