Saturday, January 26, 2013


Two very exciting things... First, Anana is home from California! And he brought lots of awesome treats with him, because RaraAvis is amazing.

Also... SNOW! Snow is a Big Deal here in Virginia Beach. We might get one snow a year, and it's usually somewhere in the one to two inch range, but we flip the heck out over it.

That's off our balcony at the apartment. (I put down a washcloth so they wouldn't get wet!)

Anana is wearing his ADORABLE new hat, boots, and gloves (except one fell off, oops) made by RaraAvis, plus a cute little pin from the Golden Gate Bridge!

Tonight after work, I plan to help them make little snowmen and snow angels! We might even have a snowball fight... 

Monday, January 21, 2013


Finally! We went to the Aquarium!!! I've been wanting to take PB there since he arrived in October! It's where Fiance and I are getting married next March, and it's one of my favorite places in the world. Only one photo here, because I'm putting together the scrapbook and most of them are going in there.

I posted a photo of a Megalodon tooth on the thread on Craftster, so I thought I'd post something living here:

That is a lookdown, which used to be the logo for the Aquarium. (Now it's a sea turtle.) They're very shiny and very flat. You can find them all over the Atlantic coasts, from Canada to Uruguay (including the Gulf of Mexico). People don't eat them, for the most part; they're mostly used for aquariums because they're a little unusual-looking and do fairly well in captivity.

This is a teeny one that is living in the tank next to the touch tank, where they keep urchins and horseshoe crabs and things like that. When they get bigger, I think they move to the Chesapeake Bay tank next door, which had lookdowns bigger than my face. (This one is probably the size of my palm.)

We have a few more adventures to go, because the send deadline has been extended to Valentine's Day. I'm hoping PB will get to see some snow, but we haven't had any yet. Plus, on Wednesday, we're going down to the beach. I realized last night that we had NO oceanfront pictures! We'll fix that, though.

Sunday, January 13, 2013


We've been doing more exciting things than reading, I promise, but I want most of the photos to be a surprise when Peanut Butter goes home, so I'm trying not to post them! Which is hard, because it's fun to share! (I'll be posting everything after he makes it home, so that I can see the photos and stories whenever I want!)

So here's a photo just so you guys know I haven't fallen off the face of the earth and taken PB with me... We were reading V for Vendetta by Alan Moore:

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

It's 2013!

New calendar!

We had our traditional New Year's Eve fondue party with fourteen people!

It's not on yet, so Peanut Butter is inspecting the fondue pot

Sarah* (left) and Cassy** pose with their new friend
*Sarah will be the officiant at Fiance's and my wedding!
**Shameless plug: Cassy is my partner in blogging; we post five times a week at Review Me Twice!

I attempted to demonstrate the hectic mess that is our
dinner table during a fourteen-person fondue dinner

The dippers for the chocolate round
(from left to right, bananas, angel food cake, and strawberries)

Jell-O shots!
 The champagne you saw in the last post was accidentally forgotten at our apartment (the part was at Fiance's parents' house because it can actually accommodate everyone) so we will save that for another event.

We hope everybody has a safe, fun, and happy new year!