Thursday, July 26, 2012

Baby Shower #3

I had my 3rd baby shower last Saturday here in NH. Our pastors wife did an amazing job with food & decorations. It was an adorable vintage book themed shower. I didn't get a great picture of all the food but here is what we ate for brunch:

Lobster & Spinach Baked Eggs
Fruit Salad with Basil & Pepper
Biscuits with Homemade Jam
Mini Pecan Pies
Chocolate Covered Strawberries

They have the perfect back yard for parties.

35 1/2 weeks

We all did a nine patch quilt square which will be sewn together for the baby.


 We received a lot of great gifts for the baby and can't wait to use all of them. Nathan and I have been blessed by so many friends and family that have helped us prepare. We never would have been ready otherwise. Only a few more weeks!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Birthday Snippets

 So unfortunately all my birthday pictures are from my camera phone but here is what we did to celebrate. Most of it revolves around food.

We started the night before by eating Mexican at Agave Mexican Bistro. We don't have cheap Mexican food here in NH so unless you make it yourself you have to save up and eat it on special occasions.
It was all delicious and I had so much food on my plate that I got to take it home and eat it again for lunch the next day. Mexican two days in a row made me very happy. 

After dinner we walked down to the Bier Garden were Nathan had a beer and...

...I had some blood orange gelato.

On my actual birthday I had a morning appointment with my midwife :(  I like my midwife but I just don't want to see her as often as I do...especially on my birthday.

After that though I got my fringe trimmed. Free haircut on your birthday at the beauty school! Yay!

Followed by a decaf raspberry mocha and then...

...Nathan made this amazing dinner! Grilled orange scallops with cilantro-lime vinaigrette. My birthday was a very warm day so this was the perfect meal. We were going to go play put-put but a huge storm came in and we had to postpone it two days.

Another great birthday! Thank you Nathan for an amazing dinner and a fun game of put-put (even if you did beat me).

Monday, July 9, 2012

34 Weeks...

...six-ish to go!!

What I Did Saturday Morning

First you need to head over to Nathans blog and read his post on catching lobster on Friday night. Because lobsters only live 24 hours on ice before they die cooking them soon is essential. We already had dinner plans on Saturday night so Saturday morning I had to cook these guys and remove the meat. I have a couple recipes that I will be trying out soon. 

So after I filled my pot with water, a little salt, lemon and bay leaves I pulled the box of lobsters out of the refrigerator. I don't like having live animals scratching around in a box in my fridge.

I decided to throw the biggest one in the pot first. It took me a little while to get up enough nerve to throw him in. I've only cooked lobster once before and it was way back when I was in school. 
 All done! They look so much prettier once they're cooked. Next I had to remove the meat from the tails and claws. It was a lot of hard work but hopefully it will be worth it.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Perfect Lunch

Goat cheese
Red Peppers
Kalamata Olives

Strawberry Festival

  Right down the road in Maine is a little town called South Berwick. Every year they host a strawberry festival. It was a lot of fun and free! There are so many festivals during the summer we could go to one every weekend if we wanted.
 This is some serious BBQ
 This is the local goat. His owner walks him around town on a leash.
 Strawberry & cream crepe...yummy!
 We happened upon a really good garage sale.

 George, Martha, and Nathan
 We really wish we had the money for this pedal car. It was definitely restoration material.

 Another restoration project.