Wednesday, April 30, 2008

BBQ bliss

Shannon, Benjamin, and I were chosen by the local weekly newspaper to attend an all you can eat BBQ event at Nectars. I'm embarrassed to tell you how much we ate, but here's a sampling of what we tried...pulled pork, chicken, and beef sliders, bbq chicken, ribs, potato salad, macaroni salad, coleslaw, cornbread, and my all time favorite- fried pickles! We had a blast and ate way too much. Here's the photo they took of us and posted on their website. Thankfully, the photographer promised he wouldn't snap action shots of us with ribs in hand.

Laura's Wedding

My cousin Laura was married Saturday to a great guy named Jerry. It was a beautiful ceremony and a raging reception at the Long Wharf in Boston with a rockin' band. It was great to catch up with family. Thanks Laura and Jerry for having us and Tony and Mary Lou for hosting .

Road Trip

Isabel went on her first road trip this weekend. She and I drove down to Connecticut together where she got to spend a few days with her cousin Buddy. We then headed to Marshfield Mass. where she experienced the beach for the first time, as well as made friends with two of the biggest dogs around (Jake-a great dane with legs as long as Jays, and Royal-a 100 lb. american bulldog). On Saturday, she tried out city life in Boston and met two new boxer friends... Althea and Doser (thanks Alex and Kady for watching her!) She adapted well to the beach, even when a wave crept up and got her, but she couldn't quite figure out city life. With no grass in sight, she was confused about where the bathroom was. Apparently she got to play guitar hero during her sleepover with Althea and Doser...I'm bummed I didn't get to see that. All in all, she did great and had a blast.

We'll miss you Tommy

Here's to an amazing father, husband, and brother's father-in-law. We'll miss you Tommy.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Sleep over

Isabel slept over Sophia's house this weekend. I think it was a non-stop party for two days. Thanks James and Jill for watching her.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Isabel meets Mona

Benny got a 10 week old Olde English Bulldog named Mona three days ago. She is a little sweat heart. Isabel came over to meet her and they partied. Check out there matching purple collars.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Beer and Cheese tasting

We hosted a beer and cheese tasting at our house last night as part of a Good Idea Society meeting. Details if you are interested:

Spring is not all bad in Vermont

We've been complaining a lot about spring up here. Sunday was everything that's good about spring in Vermont - spring riding. It was very sunny, 50+ degrees, the riding was great, and then some beer and BBQ in the lot. Oh, and JD cheated on Okemo and made a trip to Stowe. Good times.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Dr. Isabel - therapy dog

Isabel went to work with Maegen and she played with some of her clients - since then, we've been calling her Dr. Isabel. Below are some sunset pics from Thursday night.

The Yard

The yard showed itself for the first time this week as the snow finally melted. Not a blade of grass in sight, we really have our work cut out. Maegen is searching for a HGTV show that will give us a landscaping makeover.