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Monday, February 25, 2013

The Sweet Busy-Ness Of Life In The Winter


Once again my mistreated blog has been forgotten and put aside...but I
do think about all of you often and miss you when I am unable to stop in
for a visit! Winter used to be a time when I spent
 more time INside but these days
that is not the case!


We have been busy this Winter with Grace and her school's Ski Club.
Before January my daughter had never been on skis but you should see her now!
I am so proud of how she is not afraid to try new things!


In fact, just this past weekend she took a cake class at 
Cake, Hope and Love, a fantastic
local bakery!


She was the youngest in the class and did such a good job!


We also celebrated Chinese New Year in style once again! 
We took a small group of dear friends to one of our favorite places
and indulged in some of our favorite dishes!

Bill and I have also enjoyed some fun evenings out. Last weekend we 
dined at De'Lish, one of our favorite spots in downtown Dayton. How about this?



Rosemary encrusted, chargrilled lamb chops drizzled with a Red wine,
 mint infused demi glace served with a Creamy Risotto studded with corn kernels 
and a sautéed medley of julienned zucchini, squash and carrots. Sound good? It was!

After dinner we headed across the street to see the 
The Human Race Theater Company's production of "Lombardi" 
at the Loft Theater.


It was nothing short of amazing!

The next day we headed up to Columbus to see The Who in concert!
Our creaky knees reminded us we weren't quite the same as 
we were the last time we saw them perform but they still sounded great and 
proved you are never too old to rock and roll!





I also had the pleasure of shooting my first maternity session!
 We had so much fun and their precious daughter is
due very soon! I can not wait to meet her!

Since our son moved to Michigan to work for IBM, he gets home about once a month.
He was here just before Valentine's Day so we went to one of his favorite restaurants, 
Kabuki, to celebrate a wee bit early. Is there any thing better than having
all of your family together? Nope!



Their plates are small works of art!


On Valentine's Day Bill treated me, Grace, my Mom
 and one of my oldest friends, Terri, to
dinner at Savona. 



I had the Caesar Salad and Angus Rib-eye with  Blue cheese compound butter, 
Yukon  Gold potatoes and Cajun onions...yummy!




Our Winston has enjoyed the little bit of snow we have
 had lately. As odd as it may sound to some,
our family loves snow! We all do the happy dance each time the
 wet, white stuff is in the forecast!


Of course, after being out in the cold all day, sitting by the fire with a cup 
of hot chocolate or mulled wine is definitely one of the sweet things about Winter!


Just a quick peek at what is keeping me busy and, mostly, out of trouble
lately! I hope you are all doing well, staying warm and enjoying 
the sweetness that life brings us even on the
dreariest Winter day!

Warmly,
Susie Q


4 comments:

Salmagundi said...

You are always SO busy! Everyday when I read on FB what you are doing, I just marvel at your energy (and wonder when you have time to do laundry!) Cold and snowy in Colorado - some should be coming your way. Sally

Blondie's Journal said...

You have been busy and I'm glad you remembered to have your camera on hand each time so you could share the fun pictures! I love snow, too, and we just haven't gotten enough. Your family looks happy and healthy! Keep up the busy-ness...it keeps us young! ;-D

XO,
Jane

Jo said...

Wow you have been very busy! Looks like you have been having fun

JafaBrit's Art said...

I'm going to have to try De'Lish, it looks wonderful and I so envy you having a fireplace. I miss having one. Lovely photo shoot :)