October 10, 2010

Kitchen Tour

Welcome to our kitchen! It's nothing fancy, but after looking at everyone's homes linked on Kelly's Korner I wanted to participate.

It's just a regular little kitchen, and looks a little more pink/dark in these photos then it does in person. This is the kitchen where Matt first made chicken-stuffed jalapeno poppers, where I discovered the magic of sausage-and-spinach stuffed shells and homemade shredded chicken verde enchiladas, and where the crockpot reigns supreme.

Things we've done:
Painted the basic builder-white walls a light tan
Upgraded the light fixtures
Added the bistro table and wine cabinet, both from World Market

The chief floor cleaner:

October 3, 2010

40/52 Photowalks: Pumpkins!

Fall at the Dallas Arboretum = flowers and gourds, cooler weather, live music, brats at the Oktoberfest Garden, and the world's only pumpkin village.

39/52 Photowalks: Cemetery

From the neat National Cemetery in San Antonio.  Notice two Navy members in white and the honor guard ready for the 21-gun salute under the trees.


We made a quick trip to New Braunfels this week after my Grandpa Earl passed away on September 24th.  Earl was a wonderful grandfather and I have lots of special memories of spending time with Grandma Evelyn and him during summers and on vacations.  He had a nice funeral in New Braunfels and, because he served in the Navy during World War II, he was honored with a special ceremony at the National Cemetery in San Antonio too.  While it was a sad trip, Earl had a great life and catching up with everyone at the events was nice.  Read more from his obituary here.