Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ann's Dari-Creme

Monday we went out for Ann's famous foot long cheese steaks and a movie.  We saw Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  Not as good as the Swedish version but still good.  The cheese steaks were very good and came with chili on top...insane!

Shawn made the comment that since he started dating me his eating habits have gotten bad.  Why does everyone around me blame me for their eating choices?! :)

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas in Maryland

This Christmas I stayed on the east coast and celebrated with Shawn and his friends and family.  We kept busy shopping, wrapping, and more shopping.  Did I mention eating?!  Oh man we ate!

Christmas morning Shawn, the boys, and I opened presents.  I had so much fun watching as they got excited with each gift.  Shawn loved his blanket and I have already received requests from others for their very own.  After presents we quickly made buttermilk pancakes and got on the road to get to M.  While we had M we opened more gifts and made lunch (steak, potatoes, asparagus, green beans, and root beer floats).  Meeting M for the first time went really well!  Shawn and her are coming this Thursday to spend the long New Years weekend with me.  I cannot wait!

After we took M home we stopped by Dina and Steve for more food.  I had ham, bagels, coffee cake, and cheese cake.  There were many more things I wanted to eat but I just had no more room.  After stuffing our faces we went home to relax on the couch and enjoy the rest of a great Christmas.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Holiday Party

Saturday was the SEI's Holiday Party at the Sheraton in Station Square.  They had great food, a photobooth, and a dessert and candy bar!  I am still eating candy from the party.  After the party we met up with all of our friend who don't work for the SEI at Walnut Grill and enjoyed people watching as well as good conversation and music.

 I think he tried every dessert they had.

 Liz and Kennedy!

 Rob and Coop!

 We ran out of room on the way home.  
Not sure what he was doing back here by himself.

On Sunday we went to the famous Big Jim's, where everything is BIG.  I ordered my usual Veal Parm Sandwich on homemade Italian bread (half a loaf).  Shawn is trying to steal some of my sandwich.

 Shawn's meal finally came out.  He ordered the hot sausage calzone.  It takes 30 minutes to cook and could feed a small country.  He was able to eat almost half.  He had some for dinner and took more than enough home this morning.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Another Working Weekend

This past weekend the boys and I drove down to Maryland to see Shawn even though he was working.  We were able to stay at Dina's while Shawn worked on her kitchen.  The house is always filled with friends and dogs!  We love going there.  The boys have a huge yard to run around in, dogs to play with, and Steve to throw the ball.

Chuy melted Steve's heart.  He carried Chuy around while he clung to the tennis ball.

 Figuring out measurements for the kitchen cabinets.

 I crocheted on the couch while he worked in the kitchen.  I also caught up on Game of Thrones!

 Shawn and I went to see ShawnMac at Friscos.  Rennicker had surgery this week and was unable to come out for a visit.  Feel better Rennicker!!

 After the best pizza in Columbia (Coal Fire's Margarita Pizza) we went to a small bar and played pool.  Here is the pro kicking my butt.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

As Promised

My mother came for her yearly visit in October.  I blogged but did not have photos to accompany my words.  I patiently waited for her to get them to me.  I received all 500 of them today.  Here are some of my favorites!

I had such a great time with her and Sydney.  I cannot wait till next year!

They got off the plane and wanted steak immediately.

Famous crepe pancakes at Pamela's.

Mom doing what she does best.

I make mom look so tiny.

At Cirque Du Soleil.

At Washington and Jefferson College.

Having fun at my old campus.

We won!  I always win when Walter is on my team.

She has been taught by the best.

Peeling apples for pies!