New Year’s Eve

No superlatives here, just a fun end-of-year meal at our favorite Vietnamese restaurant. Pho and a super spicy marinated pork with rice. Neil’s on-call this evening, so we are sharing a quiet night at home. I’m actually really looking forward to it, as we’ve got games and fun snacks planned, and plenty of new snow […]



A Sunshine and Rainbows Farewell

We spent a good part of this weekend saying goodbye to a friend from CrossFit. She has graduated and is off to Miami to start grad school and a new adventure. We’re so excited for her, but so sad to lose her all the same. She is truly one-of-a-kind, and if you ever hear the […]



Friday Link-Up

Family holiday photo outtake. I’m special… It was so nice to relax and catch up with my Google Reader over the holiday break. It has been the unfortunate victim of my travel and work schedule, and has had the dismal “1000+” sitting next to my “All Entries” for far too long. Having around 500 RSS […]



Happy Holiday

Hello! I hope you had a wonderful holiday, however you celebrated. Is it just us, or did it go way too fast? I feel like I didn’t do half the stuff I normally like to do and everything just felt so rushed. That aside, we had a wonderful holiday with my side of the family […]



Denver in December

I’ve been playing massive amounts of catch-up this week, but it was all worth it because I got to spend the a long weekend in Denver this past weekend! My best friend Patrick graduated from engineering school and was chosen Outstanding Fall Student (valedictorian). As we’ve been friends since high school, I’ve been around for […]



Paleo Flax and Raisin Breakfast Bread

I have a hard time motivating myself to do a lot of Paleo baking. I know I mention this every blue moon when I actually bake something, but it’s something I really want to improve for 2013. Yes, I’m already thinking of my New Year’s resolutions. Next year promises to be a big one and […]



A Boastful Roast

I achieved pure cheese on that title didn’t I? Haha. I am running around like a crazy person today. My coworker is coming into town for 24 hours to work on a project, and since I never have people over, I tend to go a bit overboard when it comes for preparing for their arrival. […]



Weekend Snapshot

This weekend really flew by and we really didn’t get anything done. Not a big deal, I’m not complaining, but I think the lack of happenings made it seem like a single blink. Truth be told I was a little bummed out. Last week, one of my favorite professors, of all time, passed away of […]



Finally Friday

I feel like I’ve been in a blender this week. Here, there, and totally turned around in circles with work. I’m totally ready for some down time — if I can just get through a few more hours of this day. Here are a few randoms from this week: I managed to get the tree […]



Paleo Bangers and Mash

We’re very fortunate to have a restaurant called 44 Stone here in Columbia. A public house, a gastropub if you will, which for the average Midwesterner is still something relatively new in concept. Now, you might be thinking it’s weird to say that we’re fortunate, but when you live in a college town, every other […]