Friday, December 18, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Decor Rations

I'm a little ashamed to admit that we're still finalizing the Holiday display around here, but Claire promised pictures, so here are a few sneak peaks. 

Hopefully a few more tomorrow and then a full barrage by the weekend. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Dan and Leslie's 2009 Holiday Formal

Ron and i split a formal party on Saturday!!
the party pics!!

 Dan and Leslie, the host and hostess!

Ron and I all decked out!!

Group shot!!

Brad in his bow tie!!

Another Group shot!

Ha Ha!  fooled ya!  here are the real pictures!!

Brad in bow tie!

Leslie (mmm, cookie), Matt, Me
Leslie, Rachel, John (the first pimp of the evening), Me

Rachel, Matt, Katie

Brad, Emily, Mark

Mark,  Leslie the hostess with the mostest!

John and Rachel

Katie and Kevin ??

Katie, Leslie, Rachel, Emily, Dan, Me

Leslie, Rachel, Emily, Mark, Me

Claire and Ron  (not the best of pictures, but the best of the two of us from the night!)

Comic Club-  Jason,     Max, Brian, Dan, Anchovy, Kevin


Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas Wonderland!

...and so it begins today! While we listen to Christmas tunes and watch awesome christmas cartoons on dvd from the dollar store, Ron and i are starting the Christmas decorations! Stay Tuned for pictures!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Giving thanks.

Ron and i are in Terre Haute, In. for thanksgiving! you might be asking yourself, why Terre Haute, or What is Terre Haute?!

My parents both grew up in T. H. and most of my family is here. My parents, after 20 years in Edwardsville, decided to move home this year!

I'm so excited for the Thanksgiving feast!

I am thankful for Quorn Fake turkey roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, the many glasses of red wine shared with my aunt Paula and who would not GIVE THANKS for Pumpkin Pie? This year i am also thankful for the 8 person hot tub on my parents new back deck!

One last thing that i am thankful for above the rest, Ron and a little over 4 1/2 years together!

Love, Claire

OK. Ron here. My turn.

I am thankful that we finally got to Terre Haute. I am thankful that at least one of the bottles of wine we have is drinkable. I am thankful that , even if I don't see or talk to them enough, my family is healthy and doing well this season. I am also thankful that I have Claire's family to make me feel welcome while I am away from my own.

And, of course, I am extremely thankful that I have Claire, and look forward to continue splitting this blog and everything else with her for years to come.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Rug or Art?

i was looking through the rugs online at Ikea, and getting Ron's opinions of some of them.
He kept saying, "That looks like art from (insert an artist here)!"  

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Great Pumpkin Party!

Ron and i split a party last weekend, at Leslie's house!
We had way too much fun (meaning, too much spider cider!)
i brought the pumpkin pie angel food cake, topped with whipped cream!  i don't know which was more successful, the cake or the can of whipped cream?!! 
There was 

school recess,  

pumpkin carving, 

sittin' by the bonfire, eating goodies (including toasted pumpkin seeds ) and dancing to halloween favorites like 'the monster mash' ,  and my favorite, Ray Parker Jr.'s 'Ghostbusters'! 
Ron HAD to stop on our way there to get pumpkins for the carving contest, which he didn't even participate in!  
i did for fun, and WON the contest!!

This cute little spooky wallet was my prize!! 

Can't wait for next year Leslie, thank you!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

YO Adrian!! pt.1

I met up with Ron in Philadelphia, to extend his courier trip so we could SPLIT the
city together!!

Our First day in Philadelphia

Varga Bar for dinner!

      (Slyfox pils in a can, pot o pickled vegetables, Lump Crab Cheese Fries. 
                not pictured- sweet squash gnocchi with truffle oil)

Dessert at Max Brenner Chocolate by the Bald Man!

The Brown Heart- a warm chocolate cake filled with a double layer of pure chocolate and peanut butter. Served with crunchy wafer balls, a side of vanilla sauce, and vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate fondue!  (AMAZING!) 
We both enjoyed a double espresso in a Kangaroo cup served with a chocolate bar!

"Excuse me, you have a little something on your..."
Death to the Chocolate!!

After walking around to feel out the city,  Ron and i happened upon Continental

Head up to the rooftop where they have my favorite Bertoia wire chairs to sit in...
and relax by the waterfountain!                    

"Hey, this Continental Martinin isn't dirty enough!"