We are soooooo close to being done with Ellis’ nursery! Continue reading
Nom-Rating: ***** (5/5)
Things are about to change here at the Torres household.
At some point in May, a new member of the family will be arriving and will be mixing everything up. Everything. Continue reading
Nom-Rating: **** (4/5)
So I know that this recipe would have made more sense to post back on February 9th, the actual day of king cakes and over-the-topness (aka Mardi Gras).
Buuuuuut it didn’t happen then and it is happening now, so…ta-da…King Cake Cheesecake! At the end of February! Continue reading
Nom-Rating: **** (4/5 )
So is it possible for me to just dive right in to this new recipe and ignore the fact that I haven’t written a blog post in, ohhhhhh, six months?!?
I think my only excuse is that sometimes there are better things to be doing than tip-tapping on a keyboard! Maybe I’ll do a six-month summary post next:) Continue reading
1. I love going to the library to just browse for books and see what I can find. I usually end up with at least one book that’s worth reading:) This is a book that was not only worth reading, but was so good that the next book that I read was his first book, The Rule of Four! If you like Dan Brown’s historical/suspenseful style (The DaVinci Code), you’ll most likely enjoy The Fifth Gospel.
After spending five lovely and fun-filled days in Cusco, we woke up at the very early hour of 3 am to join up with twelve other hikers and two guides to spend the next four days traversing the Inca Trail.
The Inca Trail is a 26 mile trail that travels through mountain passes, cloud forest, rain forest, and alpine tundra and includes Incan paving work, tunnels, ruins, and a grand finale of Machu Picchu! In other words, this was definitely an experience that was about both the journey AND the destination:) Continue reading
1. Our first llama sighting was four days into our trip. I was getting worried that maybe llamas weren’t as big a part of Peru as I thought! Really, I think people just don’t bring their llamas to town:)
I had to sneak a picture from across the street because otherwise I would have had to pay. #cheapskate
Peru was definitely one of the most fun places we’ve ever visited.
Other trips that we’ve taken have been beautiful, relaxing, historical, iconic, educational…and Peru was definitely all of these (except maybe relaxing…I don’t know that we had much down time on this trip!), but for me, the main theme of our time in Peru was fun:) Continue reading
So life just keeps on happening here and it’s been CRAZY!
Summer started out just like I wanted it to with lots of reading and swimming and time spent on projects around the house. But then, I was in a car accident and all of a sudden, a large chunk of my time was spent talking to insurance agents and filling out accident reports.
And theeeeeeeeen on Saturday, we found a patch of carpet in Mr. Torres’ office that was soaking wet…which led us to discover that water was leaking from behind a wall…which led us to call a plumber…which didn’t solve the problem, but to make a long story short, led us to not have air conditioning for three days. It was a long, hot, humid week! Continue reading