Monday, November 26, 2012

thanksgiving 2012

My first thanksgiving without turkey (read: vegetarian) went pretty well! I made the mashed potatoes and helped Nick fill in the deviled eggs (though using the pastry bag with a frosting tip was his idea), while Susan did most of the cooking (the PIES!!!) and dad made TVP (textured vegetable protein) meatloaf. Frank made eggnog from scratch, and Bill and Tommy provided the rolls and wine spritzers. The guys played Call of Duty before supper, the cats were lazy and napping, and we got to Skype with Christina in the evening. A pretty good day.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

artesanias de america pt 2

The long-awaited part two of the Cuenca Day festivities!

Dad got me this little owl figure!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

artesanias de america pt 1

Last Saturday, Dad, Susan, Tommy, and I went walking along Rio Tomebamba looking at all the artists' booths that were set up as part of Dia del Indepencia de Cuenca. It was pretty nifty seeing art I hadn't seen around here before, and I snapped nearly a hundred photos over a few hours! I managed to pick out the best ones (I think!), and here's part one of my Saturday!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

a birthday at chiplote

We all went to dinner at Chiplote last Thursday for Tommy's birthday. Tom is Bill's brother who just moved here a little over a week ago, and they are both staying on our third floor until they find get paperwork submitted and find a place of their own. I only snapped a few shots, and that place is really dark (and I hate flash!) so please excuse all the blurriness.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Meow, meow, meow, purrrrrrrr - look at me! I'm cute!