August 1, 2012

July Favorites

So many things to love in July:
  • A really fun dinner with a woman from my bookclub and her husband (plus, they introduced us to a great new restaurant called Asti). 
  • Ella's new phrase "what I'm talkin' bout!" when you correctly figure out what she's trying to tell you.
  • White Collar. We are really enjoying this show. It's more light-hearted than others we've watched and I love the chemistry between Peter and Neal. 
  • A couple of huge rainstorms, and Ella's total joy in running around in them.
  • Finding out we're having another girl!
  • A late night run to Sonic for 1/2 price shakes (strawberry/pineapple is excellent) with friends and watching fireworks at the baseball stadium while we waited. 
  • Seeing the new Spiderman. I thought it was substantially better than the old series with Tobey Maguire (and I LIKED that series).
  • The cheddar-crusted apple hand pies I made for cooking club this month. I was so sad when I finished the leftovers. 
  • Meeting Bart for lunch at work a couple of times with Ella.
What did you love in July?


  1. Dude, I LOVED the new Spiderman. I liked the old one as well but this one was just so awesome.

  2. So glad you loved the hand pies, too. And summer thunderstorms really are the best!

  3. How I missed that other post, I'll never know. But SISTERS!!! You're giving Ella the gift of a lifetime. :)

  4. Those handpies really are delicious, I don't make them often because I devour them - sans help from anyway - in a ludicrously short amount of time.

  5. My top love of July was being in Provo and surrounded by people that love what I do and do the same kind of work.

    I'm going to make those hand pies and see if they turn into my love of August.

  6. hand pies! can you share the recipe?!

  7. My favorite part of July was the 75th Anniversary Concert of the Boston Pops at Tanglewood. It's being televised on PBS on Friday, August 10 at 9 p.m.
    On July 3 we took a harbor cruise in Boston Harbor to see the tall ships that were there to celebrate the bicentennial of the War of 1812. That was followed by the rehearsal for the 4th of July concert on the Esplanade. On the Fourth there was our annual neighborhood block party.

  8. I LOVED the new Spiderman!!! He was much wittier than the last one!

  9. We LOVE White Collar, probably one of my favorite shows. That's one I get really excited and can't wait for the next week. I was just catching up on your blog and it sounds like Ella had a great birthday. We sure miss you guys!


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