Monday, January 31, 2011

Croissant pour ma Cheri!

On particularily cold days, like today, 15 degrees below zero, I prefer not to leave the house (for obvious reasons!), and today, Neal and I both had a day off. You might think that I am a poor soul to live in such conditions, but I actually like the cold days. It gives me every excuse to not go anywhere, and cuddle up in bed with the heating blanket, a good book, some hot cocoa, and today, with my husband! So Neal and I had a wonderful day at home, and I figured, with Neal's birthday coming up, and a whole day to spend at home, I would attempt the piece de resistance of french baking, and the one baked good Neal will eat, the elusive Croissant (in uppercase because it deserves much respect!). So after five hours of multiple complicated steps, including banging cold butter with a rolling pin, I am rewarded with the wonderful smell, taste, and sound (Neal is moaning as he eats them) of my hard work. When its cold outside, and I am far from my family, baking is one comfort that makes me feel warm and peaceful, and I particularily enjoy having it eaten up before I am tempted to eat it all myself!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hello Again!

Here are some photos of the past year, in order of winter to summer. It seems to me that no matter how much you say you want to do something, it doesn't get done by saying it. What I mean is that I apologize for the absence of postings, and starting from here on out I commit to being better at keeping everyone updated on our little life here in Montana. I have survived two and a half winters here and I think keeping this blog may be my saving grace in getting through the last few and long months of this winter. Starting now, I will be sharing all the small things that keep our life interesting, and what our life has become in the almost 3 three years of our marriage. From work, to home and everything inbetween, I hope you will enjoy getting to know "our Montana." Keep a look out for posts on the baby shower I threw for Deanna, food postings, and all the anecdotes that will go with them.