Monday, January 25, 2010
About a week ago we went to get Chinese food and play some pool with our friends Laura and Jim. It was good to hang out and catch up with them since they live north of Denver and we don't get to see them very often.
Last Monday we went out with our supper club to The White Chocolate Grill. It was our turn to pick the place to go and our friend's Brian and Cassie had recommended the American-style restaurant. It was a very good recommendation as the food was delicious. We can't wait until we get a chance to go back.
We also had a fun night last week as we went to have dinner with Erin's mom Susie. Over Christmas we had been talking about a dish that we enjoyed growing up but hadn't had much lately: Mac & Cheese with cut up hot dogs in it. Since Susie was going to be home alone last Thursday with Mike out on a business trip we went up to cook her the meal.
I guess I shouldn't say she was home alone, since the weekend Mike and Susie went out and got a new puppy. It is a very cute shih tzu-poodle mix (a shih-poo) which they have named "Dante". Erin went to help them pick it out and has fallen in love with it. While I agree that it's very cute, I prefer larger dogs which has led to many conversations between Erin and myself about what kind of dog we could get one day.
With our current plans of living abroad next year though, a dog of our own will have to wait. Erin has been hard at work applying to a number of schools and school systems. We're preparing for a trip out to Boston in February to attend one of the larger international schools fair. While we've been in contact with a few schools already (one in Cambodia which we turned down, and another in Qingdao, China) the whole experience is somewhat daunting and we hope we'll be able to line up some more interviews at the fair.
We end this month with Erin's birthday. To celebrate with just the two of us I took her up to Evergreen for some skating on the lake and some wine. Erin confided that skating was the one thing she's done the most to celebrate her birthday. While it was cold out on the lake the sun would peak out from the clouds every now and then making it an enjoyable experience. Afterwards we had lunch at Creekside Cellars which is always nice. We finished back in a bookshop in Park Meadows with hot chocolates and a lot of books on Boston and China.
So while the year has started of cold and somewhat slow, it promises to be an exciting one.