Sunday, September 27, 2009

Us on the Annual-Versity eve

Anniversary No. 6

Six years ago tonight, at just about this time, my stomach finally quit hurting and I was finally able to eat something. I also took my hair down from a very, very elaborate braiding. It was poofy for the entire next day!

Six years ago tonight, we got hitched. I hear it was a really great party, but sadly I can't remember it all too well - it kind of went by in a blur. Should have taken that Valium... :)

We celebrated yesterday in Santa Fe with Bruce and Grandma at (you guessed it) Harry's. Bryce had soup and lots of bread with butter (pictures to be included when I can get Blogger to order them properly), Ty the lamb chops, and I had some blackened catfish with grits & collared greens. Harry's always provides a nice, relaxing atmosphere and spectacular food. They absolutely didn't disappoint this time - and I'll say it again: if you're ever in Santa Fe, it's a must-eat.

It's nice to be married for 6 years. It also really doesn't feel like that long. Gotta say, I'm looking forward to the next six too!

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Why, why do we eat what's put in front of us, when we know better? Tonight, ate (1) probably a whole basket of chips and salsa and some guacamole, (2) one steak fajita with onions and peppers, (3) a sopaipilla with honey, (4) a couple more pieces of steak, some of Bryce's beans and rice, (5) a margarita, (6) about 1/5 of a huge ice cream sundae, (7) a big-ass piece of German chocolate cake from The Chocolate Maven in Santa Fe. I am in such pain and I just know I may not fit into my jeans anymore after this.

But god, it was soooo good!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Bryce in boots

Bryce enjoys wearing his new galoshes... they look just like little fire trucks. He is also sporting some fabulous sports pajamas - 24 month-ers, I might add!!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Bryce at the zoo

We went to the zoo again today. I have to say, this Biopark membership has absolutely been the best birthday gift I've received in a long time. It's probably paid for itself a few times over by now.

Bryce is getting to the point where he walks by himself a lot of the time. This is good and bad - good, because it gives my arms a break; bad, because I get less exercise. I think I'm willing to sacrifice the workout, though, in favor of his becoming more independent. He knows the names of almost all the animals, including something called an Ankole-Watusi, which looks like a longhorn with exceptionally huge horns. He enjoys the chimpanzees best, and even knows many of their names: Alf, Elaine, and their little daughter, Kianga, who is 2 years old and very, very active.

Lately, though, his favorite thing to do is run up and down the bridge that is part of the siamang exhibit. Today, there were two boys there a little older than 2 years old. Their moms were fabulous, and made sure that they were careful around Bryce. All three of them were running up and down, up and down the bridge. They had a great time. It was hard getting Bryce to leave.
On our way out, we noticed that the gorillas had returned to their enclosure after the keepers were in there, spreading food around. The big male saw Bryce playing on the observation deck, gathered up a bunch of fruit and some grasses, and came right up to the edge of the enclosure to watch. Had to get a picture - he was just so cool.

So ended a pretty nice morning at the zoo. We also got to Other Mothers and loaded up on fall clothes, then came home and both of us crashed. What a fantastic day.