Monday, December 28, 2009

Who loves Polar Bears?!??!

I love Polar Bears a lot. I get pretty depressed whenever I think about how more and more starve to death each year because the ice doesn't form soon enough for them to begin hunting... thanks climate change.

BUT on a more positive note, because of my love for the bears and for running, I will once again be running into Lake Washington on January 1st. Best race of the year, hands down.

Dunc will be joining me this year and we will be competing as a "Double Dip Team" - which means both our times will be added up together to compete for the title of most awesome Male-Female Double Dip Team EVER! I am hoping after almost a year of improved fitness that this time will be much improved:

Elizabeth Evans
bib number:1451
location:Seattle, WA
overall place:172 out of 712
division place:12 out of 94
gender place:42 out of 347

If you can't find a freezing lake to run in to honor the polar bear, check out these sites and hey, maybe support the cause?

Happy Almost New Year!!!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Boxing Day! And Brother's Birfday!

Happy day after Christmas! I hope you all are enjoying a relaxing Saturday after the holidays. Dunc is working half a shift at Whole Foods and Napoleon is currently resting his head on my hand while I type... his very subtle hint that he a) would like some attention b) would like to go on a walk or c) would like both with a treat added in for good measure. He has become an increasingly spoiled dog since (for the first time) he was lucky enough to spend Christmas with us.

He was a very good Christmas dog:

Happy Holidays!

Funny face. I love it when he makes this face.

Although there is far too much light in this photo, I love it. He looks like he is celebrating Christmas in the snow!

Do these photos seem even more awesome than normal? Hopefully they do, because Dunc received a new lens for our camera from Dad and Thonky and WE LOVE IT. Unnecessary photo taking ensued after unwrapping:

Necessary. Dunc's doing.

Blurry, but I love the mid-yawn capture.

On top of all the holiday fun, today is my big browsky's birthday. Rob is lucky enough to have his birthday right smack dab after a major holiday. Usually he has the pleasure of celebrating his day driving home from Portland, but today he is spending his day on the slopes of Crystal Mountain and we will be dining on Seattle's finest burgers this evening (burger joint TBD). So in honor of Rawb's day of birth, I give you a tribute:

He was quite the professional child.Wearing argyle and Top Sider's...

Making his own Halloween costumes...

And attending school in the finest of forms... with a mullet...

He grew up to be a fine man:

with great hygiene and pearly whites...
(He also snagged him an awesome lady that we are so happy to have as a part of the fambily!)

And always acting in the most serious manner.

That's my brother Rob!

Happy Birfday RAWB! Much love!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Eve Eve!

Once upon one month ago, I mentioned some recipes that I would be making for Thanksgiving. I did in fact make all the aforementioned delights, and they were indeed delightful. I meant to do a whole Pioneer Woman thing and photograph all my steps, but the light didn't last and taking photos of every step is REALLY time consuming, so here is what I captured:

Some of the ingredients for the Vegetable Strudel...

The mushroom photos are my favorite.

Some ingredients for the AMAZEEEN (as us Washingtonians pronounce it) Cranberry Chutney... seriously, make it for Christmas. I ain't lying...

And the buttah and the buttah + flour for the extremely buttery and delicious pie crust for the Sweet Potato Buttermilk Pie (also delicious and got rave reviews from my Papa).

But the real point of this post is to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas!!! Why? Because I love you!!! And for many of you, we won't get to see your lovely faces this year. So to appease your need for visual contact, here is a string of our pre-Christmas/late Birthday celebration on Sunday:

You better watch out!

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!

I bet you enjoyed that... homemade Christmas sweater in all its glory...

Merry Merry!!! Much love to you all.

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