Saturday, December 25, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Gourmet the Tray

Remember these?


Well, we've got a set. We had our good pals Rebecca and Alan over for dinner the other night and we decided to revamp some lunch tray favorites and serve them up. By we, I mean Eddy.

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Normally I help cook when we entertain, but the menu happened to be chock full with Eddy specialties. So I played hostess.

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Oh, wait. I guess Eddy did that too. In the end our excitement/hunger made us forget to take any pictures of the finished trays, but here's the plan.


I assure you, the mac n' cheese tasted way better than this looks.

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Mmm... Macamaroni and cheese...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Oh, the Weather Outside Was Frightful

This past weekend, we visited Chicago for Beth and Eli's wedding!

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The wedding was beautiful and we had some much-enjoyed quality time with family.

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Not to mention some much-enjoyed roasted chestnuts.

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Chicago, on the other hand... Well, it was cold.

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I mean, really cold.

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We had to use our favorite hotel as a thawing out home base, but we did manage to do some of our favorite things on the Magnificent Mile.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Happy Weekend!

After all that wedding planning, we started to forget what it was like to have a real weekend together with no stress. So, finally, after Thanksgiving and an out-of-town meeting, we finally got a chance to remember what is was like to have a fun weekend together.

We started off Saturday with a fun visit to the Houston Dairymaids, a funny little warehouse in the Heights that distributes local cheeses from all over Texas. (But we forgot to take pictures, doh!) Next, we visited a fun grocery store / farmer's market just up the street:

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They had the most gorgeous produce, and they even had fresh beans:

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Today, we took a 15 mile bike ride to train for the MS 150, a 150-mile bicycle race from Houston to Austin. Here we are at the halfway point:

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Then, finally, we got a chance to do some Christmas decorating. Look at me precariously perched while pushing push-pins:

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Cold Conference in Canadia

Just flew back from a meeting at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Canada, and boy are my arms tired! Plus, it was freaking cold up there! Here is me (in a nice shirt, no less!) in the dusting of snow we got:

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Don't be fooled by my posing, though: those people in the background are obviously cold! Most importantly, however, I brought back a honey cruller from Tim Horton's. Nicci's favorite!

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My Work is Famous!

When I got to the office today, there was a humongo box on my desk. Inside was this gorgeous new book.

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It features two images from our Luis Marquez Photographs collection in the UH Digital Library. I myself sent these images to the publisher awhile ago. (I send out lots of images to publishers, but we don't often receive fancy, glossy new books in return.)

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Visit our the Marquez collection to see all 25 of the beautiful hand-tinted color photographs. It's one of my favorite collections.

Luis Marquez Photographs