Monday, March 17, 2014

Another Snow Day!

There are no words!  Happy Snow Patrick's Day! It's another day at home for both of us thanks to the surprise storm. Good thing we have some Veronica Mars to watch.

The snow came straight down, though, making for pretty pilings on our power line and plants
The rising temperatures through the day made for quick work
Around the property

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Just Kidding - More Winter to Come!

Just when we thought we were in the home stretch, another storm has appeared!

Here comes the snow...

Spring Might Be on the Way!

Spotted outside of our house: the subtle signs of spring!

Snow drops in our front flowerbed
And fuzzy buds on our magnolia tree

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Veronica Mars Backer Specials

Since we backed the movie we already have our own version of the script and a digital copy of the film. We had fun accessing them today. Sara says we need to rewatch all 3 seasons of her favorite show before watching the film again! So, our Veronica Mars viewing fest has begun!

The movie's opening screen, ready to go once we are

Friday, March 14, 2014

Veronica Mars Movie

Some of our long term readers and close friends will recall that we (Sara in particular) loved the show Veronica Mars. She would claim to be a Marshmallow, in fact! When the opportunity came to help the TV show turn into a movie, Kickstarter we took it. Tonight we went to see the fruits of our and the other 91,585 backers made happen.

Ready for some LoVe (Logan and Veronica) wearing her campaign shirt
There she is
Tickets in hand
After, a happy camper
Make that two happy campers
But you don't have to take our word for it, go see it yourself

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Birthday Monkey!

Today is a special little one's birthday celebration. She loves Curious George...

Our little Faith!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Sing-Off Concert!

It seems that we are those fans!  We met our friends Ali and Preston for some good new fashioned a capella fun tonight to see the finalists from The Sing Off.

Back to the Fillmore in Silver Spring
Merch galore
A great time had by all

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Getting Home: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

So you would think with all of the snow and cold in Minneapolis this year that weather would not be a travel issue for us. Well, it was winter storms in Arlington that made for a fun return home! Our flight last night was cancelled at the last minute and changed to some ridiculous itinerary that not only took us through Salt Lake and Detroit, but had us on a red eye a day later, getting home on Wednesday morning. With a call in to Delta, we arranged for flights in the morning and booked a hotel with points by the airport. We ended up having to fly in to Baltimore rather than National Airport, so getting from BWI back to Arlington was a bit of an Adventure!

Stepping on the bus to the metro
Settled in for another ride
At Greenbelt metro
Plane, bus, now train...
Switching trains in Ft Totten
Almost there
Finally, a taxi to get us all the way home
A few inches of snow waiting for us

Monday, March 3, 2014

University of Minnesota

We only got one shot of the Education Building.  What can we say?  It was cold!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sara's Scoop: Lessons Learned

When you are going to a house party in Minneapolis during the winter, don't wear sassy socks under your boots.  No one wears their boots inside of the house and sometimes having mismatched bright socks over your tights is not the first impression you want to make on people.


Frozen Minnehaha Falls

We heard that Minnehaha Falls were especially beautiful during this time of year, so we ventured to the park to see the frozen falls.

The park sign, just peeking out above the snow
Mighty nippy, but clear blue skies
Bundled for a little walk through the park
Oh, so that's where we are
Minnehaha in its frozen splendor
And a wider view
Some braver souls were venturing the treacherous paths
"President Lyndon B. Johnson, Senator Hubert H. Humphrey, 
and Governor Karl Rolvaag enjoy the spray from Minnehaha Falls. 
On that day in 1964, however, Minneapolis was experiencing a drought. 
In order to create the beautiful display of the falls pictured here, 
the city had to open many fire hydrants, upstream 
and out of sight, to feed water to the creek."
Looking back from farther downstream
Glad for a nice walk outdoors
This adventurous biker was also carrying skis, just in case
A look around before turning back
Frozen fast
Ch.. ch.. ch.. chilly
A welcome warm up and time to defrost