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Thursday, February 27, 2020

scrabble date

on sunday night we sat down at the dining room table and played two games of scrabble.  it has been absolutely forever since we've had a chance to play and we missed it.  it was so nice and we had a lot of fun. 

love, laurie

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

my laundry helper

i had some free time on sunday morning so i decided to wash the bedding.  leko always loves helping me make the bed when the sheets come out of the dryer.  he chases them around the bed and plays with them.  he was so into it on sunday that he wore himself out and sat down right in the middle of the half-made bed.  i had to postpone that project and come back to it a little while later when he was done with his nap.  what a cute laundry helper!

love, laurie

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

happy mardi gras!


happy mardi gras / happy fat tuesday / happy fasnacht day!  no matter what you call it, it's a great excuse to eat a doughnut today.

here are some of my favorite homemade doughnut recipes from over the years:
- baked mocha cake doughnuts with coffee cream cheese glaze
- baked strawberry cake doughnuts with strawberry glaze
baked pumpkin doughnuts with brown butter and apple cider glaze topped with pecans
- baked apple cider doughnuts

i also like these doughnut-inspired recipes too:
apple cider doughnut pancakes
gingerbread doughnut muffins

love, laurie

Monday, February 24, 2020

"who you gonna call? ghostbusters!"

ryan balances a variety of jobs with a wide range of tasks.  one thing he tackled this week was vacuuming our entire building.  i peeked out my office door and the first thing that came to my head was the ghostbusters theme song.  every time i see that vacuum, i can't help but think that it looks like a ghostbusters proton pack.  ha!

love, laurie

Friday, February 21, 2020

pink coffee!

we love getting a coffee from DD as a treat once every so often, and we really love when we earn enough points to get a free coffee!  whenever we build up enough points for a freebie, we always order an iced macchiato to share.  on a recent visit to DD with a free coupon, we saw that they had a special flavor for valentine's day . . . pink velvet.  in the spirit of the holiday, we gave the new flavor a try and were both surprised by how much we loved it!  we still can't figure out exactly what it tastes like (we've narrowed it down to a combination of chocolate, cherry, and almond) but nonetheless, we enjoyed it!  we heard rumors that the pink velvet was really pink, and it actually was pink in our cup which was fun!

a fun little treat!

have a great weekend!
love, laurie

Thursday, February 20, 2020

surprise, surprise, we're back in the theatre

one of my favorite things is when the theatre is quiet and it's just the two of us focusing lights.  

happy thursday
love, laurie

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

watch dog

the past few mornings, leko has been enjoying standing on our pillows and keeping watch over his backyard.  someone has to keep all of the squirrels in check!  it is such a cute way to wake up in the morning!

love, laurie

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

a little valentine's day dinner!

after we worked the load in of the play that goes wrong on friday we had a little bit of free time before the show started.  since it was valentine's day, we were so glad that we had a chance to have dinner together.  we went to a local thai restaurant for dinner and it was so good!  after dinner we stopped by a coffee shop and shared a toasted almond mocha latte to warm us up because the weather was freezing outside!  it was a fun little date for valentine's day!

love, laurie

Monday, February 17, 2020

the play that goes wrong

back in november of 2018 ryan and i took a trip to nyc with my parents to see the play that goes wrong for my dad's birthday.  we absolutely loved it and thought it was both hysterical and so clever.  when we saw the play, i kept saying "how on earth is this show ever going to go on tour?" because the set was so elaborate.

we were so excited when we found out that the show was going on tour and that the national tour of the play that goes wrong was coming to our local theatre!  ryan and i both worked the load in and the load out of the show this weekend.  i was thrilled to be on carpentry crew and find out all of the secrets of the incredible set while building it!  ryan worked audio for the show and let's just say he had a much easier day than i did.  here's a photo someone from the theatre snapped from the balcony . . .

 let's take a closer look at that shall we . . .

i love ryan standing off to the side watching as the entire carpentry crew was heave-hoing the very heavy steal deck onto the set above our heads.  so funny!

we got to see the show on friday night with our parents and it was even better seeing it for the second time (and knowing all of the secrets!).

love, laurie

Friday, February 14, 2020

happy valentine's day!

today is valentine's day!  this is one of my favorite pictures taken several years ago on valentine's day.  these two boys are always my valentines every day of the year!

we're both working a show today, so we'll take a raincheck and celebrate valentine's day another day.

have a great weekend!
love, laurie