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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

June 26 - 30

Wow - 5 months around the sun down - only 7 more to go until 2010! Crazy!!

June 30, 2009: I began back at the school I worked at last summer - I loved this license of one of the speech therapists - She sure helps the kids with this!
June 29, 2009: I was behind this car and proudly proclaimed - so am I! *disclaimer - taken while stopped at a traffic light!*

June 28, 2009: The red sign says "Mandrake" - ring a bell from Harry Potter? (Need a clue?) How about the 2nd book? Yup, this is a real mandrake - the plant used in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets to revive those petrified by the big snake whose name I cannot spell - cool!!

June 27, 2009: I love the lighting on the tree in our yard.  It was a breezy afternoon and the combo of the leaves moving and light was too good to not snap a picture of!

June 26, 2009:  We end up spending Shabbas with my Zayda in the hospital - the lovely Ladies'  D'Satmar Bikur Cholim group cooked him a lovely dinner and I loved how the plastic bag says Reguah Shalemah (a full recovery). May it be so!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

June 22 - 25

June 25, 2009: It stopped raining (finally) so I was able to plant the flowers we bought in our yard! I planted a day lily (the yellow in the background) marigolds, impatients, butter fly plants, and basil! It looks very pretty!

June 24, 2009: My cousins came over today and we hung out after seeing UP in 3D (amazing!) we played floor croquet - it was a fun relaxing afternoon!

June 23, 2009: After eating dairy again for almost a year and finally made mac and cheese! It was very good!! 

June 22, 2009: It was the first day of camp at my mom's nursery school.  I made this cute poster to hang to welcome the kids and parents.  It is hard to see, but says "Welcome to Camp 2009" I drew pics of the class names: Red Robins, Smiling Faces, Busy Bees, Teddy Bears, and Sun Fish - it is off to a great start!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

June 17 - 21

Here are the latest!

June 21, 2009: Happy Father's Day Zayda!! We had my cousins and Zayda over for a lovely lunch.

June 20, 2009: FG helped  cook dinner tonight!  He helped test out Totsui (like boc-choi) and garlic scapes, in a yummy stir-fry!

June 19, 2009: Ah the joys of a yard....I haven't mowed the lawn in 2 years, now I get to do it again! Woohoo ?

June 18, 2009: We have a special visitor this summer! Flat Gabe - is our dear friend Gabriel Hafter who is traveling all around the world this summer. We look forward to many adventures with Gabe!

June 17, 2009: Our first CSA pick-up of the year! We have enjoyed so many great veggies so far and are looking forward to many more delicious deliveries! 

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

June 11 - 16

Tons of moving memories in the past few days!

June 16, 2009: Oh look what Mom unpacked, me! For our eventually being mailed out "we've moved" cards I had the cute idea to have a picture of us "living in boxes" ever so literally!
Alternative caption: "is it clear to come out?"

June 15, 2009: "Discover White Plains" I saw this sign around City Center while walking home from the gym - it helped me begin to feel at home in my new neighborhood - our goal this summer is to discover WP.

June 14, 2009: Let the unpacking begin, my new room in the unpacking stage - in the next 24 hours I had it much more unpacked!

June 13, 2009: Mr. Jackson giving me some love.  Doesn't this sorta kinda remind you of that famous painting with the two fingers touching? OKay not so much but a little? Work with me here!

June 12, 2009: One awesome thing about Longwood Gardens' outdoor stage is that after the performance they have a fountain light show.  After Savoy's performance of Pirates of Penzance I relaxed in the wings and snapped this. 

June 11, 2009: On the move - this was driving down our old street behind the moving truck.  Even in my past 2 moves I had never done the typical follow the moving truck - we either were moving cross town and got there first or moved states and again went a day ahead. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

June 8 - 10


June 10, 2009: All the movers left was a pair of socks. Joking! They fell out of the last laundry basket I carried up from the basement, after the movers left.

June 9, 2009: I had a longer than anticipated layover in Chicago, and totally played tourist at 6am and took a picture of the cool neon lights in the tunnel between the 2 big terminals.

June 8, 2009: My last day in Oregon. I had an amazing time and enjoyed cuddling with Rundi before going to the airport. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

June 5 - June 7

Here are pictures from Oregon! The last day's picture will come once I get home, move, unpack, and upload (no joke!). Enjoy these.

June 7, 2009: Wine Tasting!! This bottle, which was very good, was from the LennĂ© vineyard.  THe best part is that we had no intention of stopping here, they had some of the better wines we tasted, and the best views, all around amazing wines - and they play on the french word "to smell" Le Nez.

June 6, 2009: Artichokes anyone? Avi and I had a blast at the PSU farmer's market this morning.  The produce was so amazing (and photogenic) even better was the dinner we prepared later.  These (not all of them!) artichokes, grilled zucchini, grilled, onions, marinated mushrooms, grilled kohlrabi, and grilled fiddle head ferns!

June 5, 2009: I went to the Chinese Gardens this morning before meeting Avi for lunch.  These stools were stacked outside the tea house and it struck me as such an amazing composition.  I have tried zen stone stacking and this reminded me of it - so I give you zen stool stacking.

Friday, June 5, 2009

June 1 - 4

Happy June!!!! Come back in a few days for the rest of my Oregon trip!

June 4, 2009: This is the I'm in Oregon and you have to wait for the rest of the pictures teaser.  We went to an awesome (AWESOME) sushi restaurant, they use sustainable and healthy fish - and the rolls, carpaccios, and presentations are beautiful.  This is an albacore tuna carpaccio with garlic, and other yummy stuff on top.
June 3, 2009: When you are 6 feet tall - it is important to test out bathtubs for size.  So mom jumped in and tried out the tub in one of our new home's bathrooms.  Not a prefect fit, but she says it will do.

June 2, 2009: The 'before' of this shot should be the shelves packed with books - so here is the 'after' - it only took 20 boxes and 2 hours!

June 1, 2009: My mom's nursery school had their end of the year picnic today, and I joined in on the fun! I don't remember the last time I was on a swing set - it was a blast.