Saturday, September 25, 2010

{Deep Creek}

Into The Mountains
Heading into the mountains

Last weekend the husband and I drove out to Deep Creek Lake to spend some time with some of his friends from college. I had never been there before, and it was beautiful!

Into the Mountains
In the country.

Corn :)
I'm actually pretty impressed with this picture. We were in the car going probably like 100 knowing my husband, and without a flash, I was able to get a nice focused image. (not that it wasn't bright enough)

Hi! :)

Deep Creek
-cue dueling banjos-

It's not like I haven't ever seen NATURE... but it's been a while since I've seen it like this. We live in the city and rarely even leave. It was beautiful!

Yet another picture of my feet which my husband would say are pretty ugly. I have "finger toes". :) They are really long. Anyway, back to what this picture is really about... the MOSS! So at the house we were staying, you walk into the "backyard" and down to the water,... the whole area was covered in moss and acorns. It looked fake, like there should be fairies and gnomes hopping around sprinkling glittery dust and making things grow. :)


More moss

You get the point

Just a neat picture taken from a hammock.

Hi Tom. :)

The sparkly lake

Fall is beginning

While it doesn't get quite 30 degrees here in the city at night yet, I believe it did in the mountains. We ended the evening with a nice warm fire.

Well,... the men ended the evening trying to climb a branch-less tree with bare feet. Men......

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

{Carnegie Deli, NYC}

I was considering leaving this wordless and letting the pictures speak for themselves,...but alas, I do think an explanation is in order here.
Carnegie Deli
While in NYC, we stopped for lunch at Carnegie Deli. Okay, okay, we didn't exactly "stop in". We had to wait in a really long line to eat there, but I'd say after the angry old ladies in front of us stepped out of line, it was well worth it. :)

Carnegie Deli

We received this lovely assortment of pickles for a pre-lunch munchie. Hmmm,... not really sure about these. Notice, there are a few in there that were bitten, and returned to the plate.
Pickle "Appetizer"

This is MY sandwich. I know what you're thinking, but rest assured, these people called it a sandwich. Corned Beef on rye with swiss, coleslaw and dressing to be exact. I think this was actually intended for like three lunches or maybe three people.

But no, I managed to finish mostly all of my sandwich all on my own! (minus a slice or two of the beef).

When you eat here with four people, you will be seated at a 6 person table where they will also seat a party of two. Yeah, FAMILY STYLE! :)

We were all completely amazed by this ridiculously HUGE food! This is an egg sandwich that one of our neighbors dined on. (looking so scrumptious, I might give that a try next time,... once I'm hungry again).
Egg Sammie

And this was also one of our neighbors sammies. Or, whatever you like to call this. (later a BLT went walking by and had like 2 lbs of bacon,.... I'm from Texas,... not EVERYTHING is bigger there).

Oh, after we totally gorged ourselves on pickles and giant, mutant sandwiches we proceeded to stretch our bellies further with DESSERT. WHAT?!?!?!
New York Cherry Cheesecake


and a little chocolate mousse and cherries thrown in there too!
NY Cheese Cake/Choc Mousse cake


It didn't stand a chance.
It's a new week people. (wish it was a new weekend). ;)

Saturday, September 11, 2010



...those that lost their lives, those they left behind and those that continue to fight for our beautiful country.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

{The Big Apple}

On the Mega Bus

On Saturday, Me, Tom, Megan & Kyle woke up at the break of dawn, grabbed some very large coffees and hopped on the 7:20am Mega Bus into New York City. About three hours, coffee that we had to ditch before actually getting on the bus, sitting with strangers and nearly an entire iPod battery later,... we were in The Big Apple.

Street Vendors
Street Vendors

NYC Streets
City Street Signs


Falun Dafa
Falun Dafa

Crazy Building
Cool Build,....
wait,... Falun Dafa????
Yes, that's right, 法輪大法. They were right in the middle of the streets too! Interesting city that NY is. :) I did get a pamphlet about it, but it was in Chinese, and I can't read Chinese so I'm not entirely sure why they were in the middle of the streets, but I think it has something to do with , & .

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

{Megan & Kyle}


One of my friends from Texas came out to visit for the holiday weekend and I'd say it was a major success! We went to NYC for a day, had brunch, a BBQ, a Maryland Labor Day Crab Feast and to throw a slight glitch in things, we had near stitches. Just minutes before the crab feast was to begin, I sliced open my right pointer finger on a broken wine glass. We glued that baby closed and the feast commenced. I managed to keep Old Bay out of my wound, I'd say that's a win! (it's pretty sore today though) :)


Anyway, we also managed to fit in a last minute photo shoot with Megan and her boyfriend, Kyle. They were GREAT! Just LOOK at these pictures! I feel like these should be an ad for cologne or something! Naturals I tell you!





Thanks for coming to visit us Megan & Kyle, we had a BLAST!! Let's do it again soon!

I have a TON of pictures from this weekend to post, so keep checking in! NYC will be divided among several posts, too many pictures to fit in one post on one day!

What did everyone else do for the long Labor Day weekend???