If you're wondering why we haven't posted anything lately, well, it's because not a whole lot's been going on. Let's recap:
Snow. Lots, and lots of snow.
Work. (For Stephen, not so much for Vanessa...no one's hardly been in school!)
90's movie marathons (Twister, Apollo 13, Jurassic Park, among others), and consideration for a Kevin Bacon movie marathon (unbelievably exciting, I know).
A Nephew! Isaac. Born January 23rd. He's pretty darn cute. We'll be visiting him in June.
We don't buy bread anymore. We bake it in our really awesome bread machine. It's delicious. Pictures to come, I'm sure.
I chopped all my hair off (well, fifteen inches of it), and sent it to Locks of Love. Now my annoyingly weird hair will be some little kid's problem. But hey, hair is hair, and weird hair is better than none. It's not like I needed all that hair.
Reading. (I most recently read "The Laughing Man" by Victor Hugo and "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by Jeff Lindsay. Both of which were fantastic. Next on the list is "Rocket Boys" by Homer Hickam, Jr. More suggestions welcome, of course). I'm trying to get Stephen to read "Jurassic Park" by Michael Crichton, or "Lost Moon" by Jim Lovell.
We played "Harry Potter Clue" with Amy and Sam last night, that was pretty darn fun. It felt like it was Malfoy with the sleeping draught every time.
We went to the symphony (thanks to a Christmas present from my parents), and that was definitely something we could get used to (even if it does make us both re-think our career choices!).
I adapted an English scone recipe (from my awesome friend, Dorell), to make buttermilk scones. They were fantastic, if I do say so myself.
And today's the Super Bowl / my sister Sam's birthday. (She's 17 - legally an adult in Missouri, but not in Oregon - bummer for her).
So as you can clearly see, not a whole lot of excitement. We're enjoying ourselves, though. Tonight, we will (of course) be hanging out with my family and the Werners. It's pretty much the same as Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve. I do recall one year which was particularly fun, involving Carl, Nathan, Abby, Megan, me, and a game of twister. Probably around sophomore year of High School. Good times. Unfortunately, Megan and Nate are at school, so it won't be a "completely" Rao-Werner fete. But it should still be a good time. Chili, bean dip, and bacon dip + *hopefully* awesome commercials + our "extended family" = a most excellent Sunday evening.
|Date Night at the Symphony|
Vanessa, Stephen, and Anya