Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Food From Peru!

As you know, Rafael and his family went to Peru in January. I think they had a great time. Here is Raf at Machu Picchu. Can you believe there are llamas walking around? I was so surprised!
They visited lots of family members including Rafael's Great Aunt Victoria and a sweet little one. :)
Rafael brought back beautiful decorations and lots of delicious food including tamales made by Aunt Victoria! They were super delicious. I couldn't believe I got to eat homemade food from Peru! Have you ever had tamales? I love them. The Peruvian kind have meat, eggs, and olives.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My New Favorite Marshmallows

I have three favorite foods. They are tomatoes, macaroni and cheese, and marshmallows. Now homemade marshmallows are my favorite marshmallows. Rafael and I made these for Valentines Day using this recipe. I made them at Christmas too but I forgot to take pictures. We actually made two batches and layered them on top of each other. The top part (pink) was mint flavored and the bottom was vanilla. So yummy! They're fun to make and I would have taken more pictures but it was pretty messy and sticky and I forgot. They were delicious by themselves and in hot chocolate. I want to make more and more! haha

Monday, March 1, 2010

Goodbye February!

Hi! Did you have a nice February? I did! The best part was Valentines Day. Rafael bought me these beautiful flowers! I couldn't stop looking at them. :)
We made delicious ravioli!
And celebrated at home. It was fun!
The Prudential was red for the day. :) Now I am ready for Spring! I made these springy brownies with this recipe yesterday.I love sprinkles! :)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Some Decorating

This weekend I was a little bored so I decided to do some decorating. Lots of our decorations are still packed from when we moved and I've been meaning to put them up for a few months now. Hopefully I'll keep going now that I've started. I bought the two paper lanterns in the photo below at Abode in Portsmouth a few weeks ago. It was hard to figure out how to arrange them. I think I like how they look, but they kind of remind me of balloons and I'm not sure how I feel about blocking the window. I think I'll leave them like this for awhile and see how I feel. What do you think?I was making the bed on Saturday and decided that it was time for new sheets, so I immediately walked to the mall and got these:
It's nice to live so close to the mall. :) The sheets are Martha Stewart from Macy's. They don't quite match the yellow blanket we already had, but I think they're close enough. I like how bright they are. I always like things that remind me of summer in winter. Btw, the afghan was made for my by Mom and Grandma (and maybe other people?) when I went to college. I love it, especially how it has my name on it. :) Mom also made the blue flower pillows for me. I finally put up this wall hanging that Sarah brought me from Chile:I love it! Maybe Raf will bring me something similar from Peru (hint hint!). Mom gave me the beautiful plant stand from Abode for my birthday when I lived in Brighton. I think it's so pretty. I finished the little table myself, but, as you can see, it needs a repair. I'll let you know if I decorate more!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Family Fotos

I have to admit, I'm glad the holidays are over. Sometimes they're just too much! For example, look what happened to Raf: So dramatic! (Just kidding, he really just likes how his new indoor sweater soccer ball feels on his head.) Now that we're past New Years, there's plenty of time to do fun winter activities like getting cozy on the couch! (Unless you're like Sarah and need a pillow barrier.)And eating delicious Florida grapefruits! Yummy!

Sunday, January 3, 2010


Mom gave me a really nice pizza making set for my birthday in November. I used it the other night to make a pizza for Raf and me! It was really fun. I forgot how easy pizza is to make! We bought our crust at the grocery store but I want to try making my own sometime. Our pizza had chicken sausage, tomato sauce, mozzarella, ricotta, and fresh pineapple. Raf's favorite kind of pizza is sausage and pineapple, and my favorite has ricotta so it was a compromise. :)It was beautiful and delicious! I might have used a little too much sauce. And it had a really big bubble! Here is a close-up:Thanks Mommy for the pizza set! In other news, the sun came out! I can't believe it. :)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy Snowy New Year

Happy 2010! I'm excited for the new year, are you? I have about 30 resolutions, but I like all of them. :) Rafael and I moved to a new apartment this fall on the 3rd floor with a super cool view! We love it, especially when we can watch fireworks like New Years Eve! Here's what it looked like this Fall: In the distance, from left to right, we can see the old Hancock building (with the weather beacon), the new John Hancock building, and the Prudential! Out another window we see this: The little light in the middle is the Zakim Bridge. We can also see the Science Museum and the Cambridgeside Galleria. Out other windows we can see the TD Banknorth Garden, State Street Financial, the Schrafts Building, and Route 93 (how exciting haha). And today, here is what I see:Lots of snow! Blur!!!! (As Raf would say :).) Unfortunately for me, Raf is on his way to Peru today. :( Where, fortunately for him, he will be enjoying Summer weather!But he left me with a beautiful snowflake! (See the cutie d-dog?) Happy Winter everyone! xoxo