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What if it’s rainy AND cold?

22 Feb

Why, then, Baby Boy will have to wear this sweater now, won’t he?

I think I might be growing a Hobbit baby...


This was my first attempt at making an actual piece of clothing rather than an accessory, and I was surprised at how easy it was!  The most difficult part was lining up the button holes (and that’s not rocket science, friends).

I’m *trying* not to be stressed about the sizing; I made the biggest size the pattern included, so hopefully by the time the weather turns it will fit my little hobbity son (who is currently practicing his roundhouse kicks on my bladder. Neat).  If it doesn’t fit, well, no worries – It only took me about a day and a half to work up, so I’ll just make another one!

I can't make a sweater without a tiny dragon on it, now can I?


So… I’m now off to create more dragony things for the boy (with my feet up and a big glass of water next to me, of course).  Hooray!



7 Jul

For our anniversary this year Husband and I did two things:

– We took a food tour of Old Town Alexandria, VA

– We test drove a BMW


Please enjoy the plethora of pictures I took of our test driving experience:

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Kay.  Now, check out the cool photos from our food tour!

Food Tour First Stop: Bilbo Baggins Inn/The Green Dragon Pub


If you think Hobbits and signs that say "Hippies Use the Back Door" are romantic, then this is the place for you!

If you think Hobbits and signs that say "Hippies Use the Back Door" are romantic, then this is the place for you!


We nommed a delicious mushroomy appetizer topped with a balsamic drizzle, a sun dried tomato, and a breaded bit of deeeeelicious cheese.  They also gave us a hobbit sized taste of beer. The guy across from me drank four of them.

In a thinly veiled attempt to hide our geekery, Husband and I pretended not to notice that whoever painted the Hobbity mural had CLEARLY never read the books:

WTH? Gandalf is wearing BROWN? And why is the door handle not in the middle of the door??? FAIL mural is fail.

Stop Two: Union Street Pub, some icky poo poo gazpacho soup, and the most delicious chicken salad sandwich I’ve ever eaten:

Stop Three: The Columbia Firehouse (which actually used to be a firehouse).


Water, anyone?


Scallops, risotto with pesto, and more sun dried tomatoes

(I may have nommed this a bit before I remembered to take a photo- it was quite yummy).


The final stop on our food tour was Husband and I’s favorite place in all of Alexandria — Old Town Coffee Tea and Spice (which we visit as often as possible, and which did not allow photographs). We had a delicious slice of jelly cake (Alexandria’s…erm…national dessert), bought some awesome coffee, and congratulated ourselves for already knowing about “the best kept secret in Old Town.”

Then we went home, took a nap, and played Minecraft. The End.

Who *is* this guy?!?