Sunday, November 27, 2011

November Bits

Here are some quick bits and pieces from the second half of November. Or should I say, bites? We have a teeth/mouth theme for most of these pictures...

I got to go visit my favorite dentist again!
My teeth are nice and clean, though he complained about the coffee staining. So I asked, was it in the front or just the back teeth? Only the back. Looks like using a straw is working out just fine, so I'm going to keep on drinking that coffee. Lucky for me, I know his favorite patient (Seth) drinks coffee, so technically Amit can't yell at me.

I made and framed a project found on Pinterest!
Idea found here.
I only used green and blue and I love it even more than my inspiration. I think I'll try to make another one by weaving green and red to make a Christmas plaid. Stay tuned for my holiday Pinspiration projects!

Yum... Thanksgiving leftovers turned into a casserole.
Quick, easy, and delicious!
And just to prove that dental health isn't just for humans,
here is proof that we brush Emma's teeth.
Well, Dr. Patel does. Mrs. Patel just stands back and enjoys the show.

Now it's time to go back to my lesson plans, though I would rather be doing this...

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Getting into the Christmas Spirit

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, I can get into Christmas mode! Our favorite way to get ready for the holidays is to take our Christmas card photos. We arranged a photo swap with Derrick and Mel and headed to Wilson Mountain Reservation to take some pictures.

My favorites of Derrick, Mel, and Annie
They're one good-looking family!
 I went on Pinterest and found the idea to use Christmas lights.
They didn't turn out too bad!

Now... if only Emma cooperated as well as Annie did. Emma was on the hunt for something. So of course she neglected to look at the camera for most of the pictures. Mel and Derrick were whistling and she would look in the opposite direction. It was hilarious!
Here are our outtakes:
  Look both ways before crossing the street!
Our possessed dog.

Our Christmas fun didn't stop there. We stopped by Needham Center to see the annual tree lighting. After much anticipation and one false start, it was officially lit! Who could refuse such a fun photo-op?

It's starting to feel like Christmastime now! Happy Holidays!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!
We have had a wonderful year and have so much to be thankful for, including the delicious meal that we made today. We opted for a quiet, intimate Thanksgiving today; just the two of us (and Emma, of course). I spent the morning cooking, but it was so worth it. 

Thanksgiving 2011
 My decoupaged pumpkins.
 Begging for table scraps from Daddy.
Of course he gives in.

It has been a very relaxing Thanksgiving. The only cooking that's left for this weekend is to make some turkey soup and a turkey casserole. Yum!! There isn't much else on the schedule for today. We can't wait to go see The Muppets later!

By the way, we're currently taking reservations for Thanksgiving Day 2012, location to be determined. ;-)

Friday, November 18, 2011

A Food Tour of Savannah

Besides the wedding, our big motivation for going to Savannah was for some good Southern cookin'! Savannah totally delivered! We ate so much good food, it was awesome! Surprisingly, I didn't go overboard with the food photos, but here is what I did manage to capture before cleaning my plate.

Our first stop, which I don't have a picture for, but have to include was Moon River Brewing Company. The food was great and Amit loved their beer. If you happen to find yourself in Savannah, you MUST go here!

Friday was pretty much the best meal ever! We were in line by 9 am and made a reservation at The Lady and Sons for the lunch buffet. To say we were excited would be a major understatement.

Quiet and calm in the morning

We came back at 1245 for our reservation and headed to the third floor. Yep, there are THREE floors to eat on. That place was hopping! Despite the huge amount of people, they kept the buffet well stocked. I was impressed.
There were too many people in line to pause for a picture of the buffet.
Here is Buffet Trip #1
Fried fish and chicken
She seriously had the best greens and sweet potatoes that I have ever had!

Buffet Trip #2
I went with baked chicken on this trip and tried to justify my eating by adding more vegetables.
It was all insanely delicious!

 Did I mention that the buffet came with a dessert option?
The peach cobbler was TO DIE FOR!
Her restaurant was amazing. I'd go back to Savannah just to eat her food again. I'm now craving collard greens, sweet potatoes, and peach cobbler. I feel a Southern-themed Thanksgiving coming on.

Do we look stuffed?
(Ignore the crazy windblown hair - the wind was all over the place that morning)

The highlight of the food scene for Amit was the fact that he got to walk around the streets of Savannah with his beer. He really wanted pictures of that. He makes me laugh.

We enjoyed the warm weather on Sunday, by dining outside at Tubby's Tank House. They have live music, though our timing was off and we missed out. The food was fantastic and the view was great, too.

I got the Buffalo Fried Shrimp.
Amit went with a Fried Fish Po'Boy.
We really enjoyed the food and sights down in Savannah. At least we worked off the calories while we walked around town!

Savannah in Pictures

We spent last weekend exploring Savannah. Kara and LJ got married on Saturday, but since we took a long weekend, we were able to enjoy a little vacation and sightseeing while we were there. To spare you the long dialogue about everything we did, I'll hit the highlights and sum it up in pictures...

Smiles Piano Bar 
Kara and LJ got stuck going up on stage.
(Better them than us!)

It was on the chilly side, but at least it was nice out!
I loved all the trees... beautiful!

I see a project coming soon...

We stopped in at the Savannah Bee Co. while shopping.
Amit decided to explore the kids area. 

 We toured the Owens-Thomas House.
It had a bridge connecting the two sides of the third floor.
I want one in my house.
No pictures are allowed inside, but here's the view from the outside.

 We also visited two different art museums, 
one of which was the Jepson Center. 
In the kids' area (where else would we go?), 
you could create your own beat with blocks placed on this projection.
Amit LOVED it!

 We enjoyed walking around River Street.
Here we are at lunch (more on food at a later post).

View of River Street and the Savannah River

 The river is also a popular destination for BIG boats.
Amit wanted a picture.

Angela, Kara, and I at the wedding
The only photo of Amit and I is fuzzy, of course.

On Sunday we took the ferry across the river.
 Here's the view of River Street.


Amit was excited about the palm trees.

It was a whirlwind of a trip, but we had so much fun. Kara was a beautiful bride and we had such a great time at the wedding! The food adventures have earned their own post, so stay tuned!