Monday, August 30, 2010

My brothers wedding!

My brothers wedding was this weekend to a wonderful, beautiful sweet young woman named Ashley. Here are a few pics that I took. Unfortunately Leo would not put his tux or walk the girls down the isle. And he would not get in most of the pics that Stacy was taking.

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I do believe a wonderful time was had by all! I feel so fortunate to gain a new sister and another family addition, the Webbers who are wonderful people and we are all so happy to have in our extended family! What a wonderful celebration of a wonderful couple!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Roasted Roma Tomatoes

Here are some pics for my roma tomatoes that I roasted. Recipe (kinda) under the photos.


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I have no idea how many tomatoes to use I just did enough to fill the pan.

I am really bad about not using measurements but here is how I did it. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. rub olive oil all of the cookie pan and sprinkle with pepper, salt (I use Kosher) and Oregano and Basil (or any other herb you may want). Cut the romas in half and lay cut half down. Peel a few cloves of garlic and place them throughout the pan (I used 7). Dribble some Olive oil over the tomatoes and put more of the herbs if you like (you will be peeling the skins after they are cooked). Place in the oven for 8 hours. After taking them out and letting them cool a bit peel the skins off. Put into a freezer container with all the drippings from the pan and top off with a little olive oil. Will keep in the freezer for 6 months. I plan to use it to make pasta sauce later but you could do whatever you wanted to do, brushetta? Share your ideas, would love to do other things with it too!!

The Fair 2010


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Amaya riding while Leo watched because he got in there and then wanted out right away.


Leo going through the Cuckoo Haus

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The view from the top of the ferris wheel

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The kids enjoying the ride. Not a great picture of Leo but he didn’t want to look at me when I had the camera up so this was taken without looking.

The fair was fun and we met the Baradas for a little while and had a nice time. It wasn’t super hot thank goodness! Hope you all got/get to enjoy the fair too!

Our trip to Michigan to see the Angotti’s

We left last Wednesday night to go to Ann Arbor to see Arthur’s cousin Drew and his wife and kids, Kim, Jess and Nick. Amaya, Momo and I picked Leo up at school and headed past South Bend to Edwardsburg Michigan to visit with the Fessendens and have a quick dinner. After spending a couple hours there we headed toward Ann Arbor. Amaya fell asleep on the way and Leo finally fell asleep about 30 minutes out, that is until we got there and then he was wide awake. Amaya went straight to bed. Leo was up till 3 AM!! We had so much fun in Michigan! Here are a few pics of our time there.

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum which was very cool!!!

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The tornado

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Train table                                      whisper                                               Amaya spinning

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the boys seeing how the toilet works                 Amaya really looking at it!

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Amaya at the watertable        Nick and Leo putting change in and watching it go down the funnel

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how a muffler works                               jacobs ladder

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the kids in a bubble

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Drew                                    Arthur

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Jess looking at Nick’s marshmellows           Amaya                                            Jess, Nick and Leo

We had a great time. Thank you Ypsilanti Angotti’s! Wish I had some pics of the waterpark too! And the farmer’s market. :-(  Can’t wait for our next visit! Love you guys!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Last day in NY.

Carrie had to work this morning so I slept in and got my stuff packed. Didn’t have enough room so I had to go buy a new suitcase to fit everything into. After doing that and having an early lunch I sat in Times Square for a while.

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Then back to the hotel. So I decided to take some pictures of the bathroom in the lobby. It was really cool!

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Then Carrie came and we both decided we were ready to head for the airport early. We were WORE OUT!! Here are a couple pics from the car ride to the airport.

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and about Midnight that night I was home sweet home! And sleeping in my own bed. YEA!!