Thursday, December 30, 2010

last thoughts of 2010

I'm sorry you've been stuck looking at that Christmas picture of Adam and I circa 1972. If only you could see his mustache a little more clearer.
Actually be glad you can't. It's nast.
Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas. I think it was the longest day of my life. Never ending. But I couldn't have asked for anything more. AND I got the greatest gift of all time. A Lemon tree. a Meyers Lemon tree. Truly a gift that keeps on giving. The best part is that it already has little lemon nuggets growing on it. the other best part is that my brother nurtured it day in and day out before giving it to me. ahhh....that is love.
Lets hope this harsh winter won't be too harsh on my new little lemon friend.

2010 was a good year. We did a lot, ate a lot, and traveled a lot. We went to the other side of the world, bought a home, and celebrated one year of wedded bliss together. We hosted parties and went to concerts. Made new friends and mowed our first lawn. We became an aunt and uncle and cooed over babies. We went to Powell, skied, road-tripped, and roasted marshmallows. we also spent a lot of time with family and ate a lot of desserts.
I am so grateful that I have been given this year. I am so blessed! I always get excited about a new year approaching. Lets hope this one will be as good as lasts.

Here's to a New Year, a new outlook, and Lemons!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas 2010
Merry Christmas to you and yours.
the buies

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Yesterday was someones Birthday...

Here we go!

L oves fishing, sports, the outdoors, and his family.
E rin is his favorite child. "Emily comes in a close second."
O ne of the warmest people you'll ever know.
N ever sleeps in past 6 am

W illing to give you the shirt off his back.
I s missing half of his pointer finger.
L ives and loves the Gospel.
L oves my Mom even though we make fun of her.
I know I am biased, but he is the smartest person I know.
A funny Dad. He tries to speak spanish, and it is...well, precious.
M aureen is his lover. and they like to go to vegas. a lot.

E veryone.Loves.Him. To know Leon is to love him.
W orks harder than anyone I know.
E njoys MacGyver-ing. He can build or fix anything.
L oves to travel. And supports me in my traveling...hehe.
L eads by example. There needs to be more Leons in this world!

Happy Belated Birthday Daddio, Leon, Lee, Big Pike.
I love you to the moon!

Erin Lee.

Friday, December 17, 2010

"Thank you, Mood!"
Sent from Mikki and Dani in NY.
Made my morning!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Yeasty things that rise.

That's what I would want if I was stuck on an island and only had one thing to eat: something yeasty that rises. I am my Mother's daughter after all.
That is why I am attempting to make this Braided Lemon Bread for Christmas morning slash brunch. We usually have Ebleskivers, but those skivers just don't tickle my fancy.
I've been eyeing this recipe for over a year now--the only thing that has held me back was the yeast part.

Is this more of a Spring/Easter recipe?? I can't tell. every time I look at this photo I think of Easter morning. ??

Maybe if I substitute the lemon curd with Chocolate? Or cinnamon-raisin brown sugar filling?? (Kathy, this is when I need your help)

Recipe can be found HERE.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Off to the Nutcracker tonight with Husband!
Front row seats :)
Buie yah.
This is the best photo I could find.
Nutcrackers are creepy. But do you know what's creepier? dancing mice.
Maybe front row seats weren't such a good idea.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

thrifty chic

I am an interior design school drop-out. I dropped out because I had wanderlust. I had itchy feet. I vanted to travel zee vorld. So I did. Then got a degree in international travel some more, of course.
The funny thing is that after I dropped out, I HATED design books. They reminded me of something I never finished. They reminded me that I was a QUITTER.
Well, that hatred towards design books is looong gone. That realization came to me last week when I found myself in an igloo of design books in the uptairs corner of Barnes & Noble. They became my crack cocaine. And I wouldn't mind adding these to the igloo:


stocking stuffers, please.
zank you.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

almost forgot...

thanksgiving 2010
(Thanksgiving at the Ewells)
I am grateful for my Man, my life, and for Thanksgiving Bingo.
...and for desserts other than pumpkin pie ;)