Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Easter! Spring! Outside!

What a delightful opportunity to get together with one's peeps, and have snacks.

Yum, snacks.

Featuring scungilli salad . . .

. . . smoked salmon with all the accoutrement . . .

. . . shrimp . . .

. . . some class of sausage . . .

. . . and a brand-spanking-new UConn Men- and Women- Championship t-shirt.

Go Huskies!

And Spring, you ask?

Oh, my people, it is here.

But wait! It wasn't just Easter. It was also our esteemed Eldest's birthday. A convergence of two major holidays.

MB was completely surprised by her Carvel ice cream cake. Except she wasn't. Not even a little bit. She was totally faking it. Because that is what we *do*. If it is our birthday, we pretend to be surprised, we eat Carvel ice cream cake, and then we don't have to help clean up the kitchen.

A Birthday Girl and Easter all in the same day.

A convergence of delightfulness.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

first things first

Sooo, we missed our anniversary.

Me, You and Ellie debuted on April 19, 2008! 

Happy Anniversary,  Ellie!

Happy Anniversary, Beth!

Happy Anniversary, Jacquie!

Why thank you. 

Six years, kids. I have to say, I think we've come a long way, baby. I've certainly had my share of days where I can't imagine what I can possibly dredge up to fill the page on my day to blog, but still I would not change a thing about our little project and what it's become. 

As the story goes:
Once upon a glass or twelve of wine, Jacquie and Beth and Ellie got to talking. We decided that we were all enormously smart and clever and hilarious, and that it would be a crime not to share our unique talents with the world. We decided to start a blog together.We needed a name, so Jacquie asked Beth: “What should we call a blog about me and you and Ellie?”And the rest, as they say, is history. We are having a blast writing this thing, and if there was any trepidation that we were only smart and clever and hilarious that night because of all the wine, our words here thus far have succinctly affirmed our mutual self-admiration.
Ah, so humble.

To commemorate this auspicious occasion, let's revisit each of our first posts on the ol' bloggie doodle, shall we?

Ellie kicked us off with I Never See This Stuff Coming

Then I chimed in about ice cubes

And Beth's first post was Scary Hairy

It's all so amusing and nostalgic! Ellie was on the road, Beth had a different last name, and I had dumb naive kids. Some things never change?

Monday, April 21, 2014

Bali Immersion fun

Happy Monday morning people! I almost always find it rough to get back to the office on a Monday morning, but taking a look at this video put together by a woman who assisted during the recent Janet Stone Yoga immersion in Bali made me feel a lot better!! ;)

There is a very unattractive shot of me about half way through. Be on the look out ;)

Yeah, yeah, I know, the video is long. But so are Mondays.