11 December 2011

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Only two weeks to go, can you believe it? I have not yet done enough shopping, clearly, but I'll get to it - I am an expert last minute shopper - my dad taught me well. I was too busy this weekend anyway. On Saturday, Andy and I had our two sets of parents over for dinner. I forgot to actually take any pictures of people, but I did take some photos of the food (of course):

Steamed broccoli & cauliflower. A Lentil/potato/tomato/goat cheese salad. Also excellent.

Our lovely table. I bought the place-mats and napkins this last week to match my dishes. Note to readers: They can be acquired at Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

My parents got along well with Keith & Lois, I think. We laughed, we told good stories, we had some excellent wine and cocktails with our meal. And, in true French fashion, we ended it all with some seriously good cheese. Calvin was also a star - everyone loved him and he was remarkably well behaved. Only a little bit of attacking people's feet took place. I tried to get a photo of him for all of you just now, but he was much more interested in attacking my camera:
He was in the middle of cat-in-the-bag, after all. I should have known better.

04 December 2011

One More Thanksgiving

As we do every year, the extended Miller family got together yesterday for our Thanksgiving pizza party. It was  a slightly abbreviated group (I wasn't relegated to the kids' table), but I believe a good time was had by all:

The snow storm that was going on while we were there couldn't even dissuade us from some holiday cheer. Today, we woke up to a winter wonderland of sorts. Andy and I decided it would be a great opportunity to go the free ice rink near the Landmark Center in downtown St. Paul:

We had the place to ourselves as we got there right when it opened. Even when we were ready to leave, there were only about 10 other people. It was super fun!

And now, since a blog post wouldn't be complete without it, a photo of Calvin:

He's cute. I think I may have been playing Angry Birds.