Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Happy Anniversary, Mom & Dad!

Today is my parents' 36th anniversary!

We used yesterday (Memorial Day) to celebrate.

After driving around for 2 hours viewing tornado damage and striking out at our first two breakfast choices--Elsie's and Swede Hollow (both closed because of the holiday), we ended up at the only legit Pannekoeken Huis in the Twin Cities.

Then we hit the farmer's market and thrift stores!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Today was a fantastic day to get out and walk for an amazing cause!

Happy Mother's Day, Mom! I love you!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Celebrating Lunar New Year

This year is the year of the rabbit.

Mom and I celebrated it with pork

... and this recipe.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

1st Real Snow of the Season

I woke up to this ...

... so, of course, I broke out my new stand up mixer ($100 ... but I only paid $20) and made these ...

My Gram would be so proud. I should call her and tell her!

Monday, April 5, 2010

hot crossed buns

So I'm helping Mom put the finishing touches on Easter dinner. I was putting this platter of hot crossed buns on the table when Jess (my sister's sister-in-law? my cousin's wife?) makes a wisecrack about taking a picture and updating my blog. It was a two-birds-with-one-stone zinger in which she managed to get me AND my sister! Anyway, now my blog is "updated."

Friday, February 6, 2009

Possible Link Between Dam and China Quake

I try to read the New York Times headlines every day, and then read an article or two that seem worth it. The following paragraph in this article really struck me because it's about timing. I realize that the researchers are talking about timing in terms of hundreds of years, but since I lived in Dujiangyan for a year before the earthquake, the timing still means something to me personally about my safety and the sovereignty of God.

"Mr. Seeber said that while the link between the Sichuan earthquake and the Zipingpu Dam was not yet proved, work by Christian Klose, a Columbia University researcher specializing in geophysical hazards, suggested the stress caused by the water’s weight might have hastened the quake by a few hundred years.

'It would have occurred anyway,” Mr. Seeber said. 'But of course the people who were affected might think the timing is an important difference.' "

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Happy Birthday, P.R. China!

Today is China's birthday! If I were still there, I'd have 7 days off (sort of--it's hard to explain to anyone who hasn't lived in Asia), but I don't, so I won't.