Friday, December 31, 2010

Today, Dec 31, 2010, we bundled up and went to the beach.
We discovered a new beach to explore about 30 minutes from our home, called
Grandview National Park

We had a splendid time beach combing, as we enjoyed finding natural sea sponge, agates, and beautiful "pearlized" delicate sea shells.

Natural sea sponge in the foreground.
And just caught a sea gull in flight in the upper right corner

Sand, Snow, Sun, Wind, Rocks, Wood, and Water
A Great Day had by all

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Thaddeus Up Close...December 28, 2010

Snow and Ice in Virginia

Catching the droplets as they cascade off the icicles

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Party 2010

Janelle's latest knitting endeavor

Christmas Eve Dinner

True to Lambert fashion...I have to describe the food, take pictures of the food, and yes constantly remind myself that food can become an idol (see Passionate Homemaking Blogs).

In 1985 the term "gastroporn" was used for the first time in writing, and has since become a real word used frequently since 2007 for describing the succulent world of gourmet cooking and food photography.

Thus...Our Menu
Braised & Boiled Beef Rump Roast, raised at the Full Quiver Farm,
with sides of Brown Mustard & Cornichon Pickles

Oven Roasted Organic Golden Beets

Homemade Sourdough Bread

Garlic & Walnut Oil Sauteed Mix Greens
(Swiss chard, beet greens, and mustard greens)

Roasted Garlic, Green Onion & Creme Fraiche Purple Mashed Potatoes

Hearts of Romaine with Sharp White Cheddar Cheese & Walnut Oil/Dijon Mustard Dressing

Kumquat and Pomegranate

We got a Whirley Popper for stovetop popcorn,
so now I won't scratch the plated stovetop surface with the pots anymore...
Thaddeus learning about Brussels Sprouts
Very fun to pull them off their stock
Our Boys are so blessed to be loved and cared for by these young ladies

Jenn & Johannes

Bri & Thaddeus
Thanksgiving 2010
Thankful for our marriage

Thankful for Thaddeus

Thankful for Johannes.
This is the look of satisfaction/delight we get from Johannes when he accomplishes a new task (this time it was pulling himself up on the stove drawer... "Great!"

Our early Christmas present to ourselves...The City Mini double stroller. LoveIT
Shameless me...
I have some growing to do it appears.

Broken chair event!!!
Note to self, don't seat your guest in 5+ year old Ikea chairs, unless you don't mind them limbing out feeling like they need to lose some weight...

Thaddeus helped Mommy make Seth's favorite cookies for Christmas...
Mauravian Ginger thins

Brotherly love.
At least we try to reinforce those feelings/actions often...

Janelle's handiwork
Christmas hats for all the nieces & nephews & friends children