Archive for the 'Friends' Category

Justin Adventure….

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

We went Guitar shopping w/ Justin and then went to the “Great Western Steak & Hoagie Company”
Best Cheese Steaks EVER!

2018 New Year Potluck (Patio)

Monday, January 1st, 2018

Laura’s Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

Laura’s Teriyaki Drumsticks (Mom’s recipe)

and other goodies from the Patio potluck…..

Supermoon December 2017

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

Just a quick shot of the latest December “Supermoon” and our neighbors Christmas decorations.

End of Summer

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Arena Street’s End of Summer Block Party & Concert

Eclipse at the Patio

Monday, August 21st, 2017

The Crew view

Cereal Box Projector & Eclipse Glasses

Another Ukelele Sunday…

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

3 Ukes (1 a Fluke)

1 Guitar & 1 Uke

Cucumber Salad

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Laura’s favorite cucumber salad. (Not Mine )
(Cukes, tomatoes, and feta - with olive oil and red wine vinegar)
Thanks to Eric O. for the Summer Cukes!

Ukulele Sunday

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Sunday @ the Patio became Ukulele Sunday this week.
Justin & Laura, Sun, Ukuleles, Sheet Music & Beer

A Girl named Sydney, a visiting student from TCU, showed up
and asked to play. She was pretty awesome.

2017 Stitch’nPitch

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Laura attended the annual Stitch-and-Pitch night hosted
by the Yarnover Truck ( and enjoyed watching the Dodgers game (and stitching of course)
She even got a pack of baseball cards from Topps (
as a giveaway - Aug 12th is National Baseball Card Day

Laura’s New Toy

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Kala Tenor Ukulele (KA-TEM Exotic Mahogany) Bundle with Hard Case, Tuner, Austin Bazaar Instructional DVD, and Polishing Cloth (
Justin’s influence

Ava’s 4th Anniversary

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

I had a tote bag of Ava made for Laura via ShutterFly
Ava came to live with us in 2013

Lunch in Solvang

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Danish farmhouse fare in Solvang. Large homemade frikadeller meatball and medisterp├ślse sausage, mashed potatoes with gravy, and red cabbage. Enjoyed with Danish red ale

2017 Bake Off

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

These are Patio associated entries for the 2017 Bake Off…
In the back row, Justin’s French Coconut Pie
and his Animal Cookie Bark.
#1 is Laura’s Pumpkin Bread w/ Brown Butter Icing
(2nd Place in Breads)
#2 is Helen’s Carrot Cake
(1st Place Blue Ribbon in “Cakes & Pies”)
#3 is […]

Finished Pickled Eggs

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Spring Cymbidiums

Friday, March 24th, 2017

First Cymbidium Blooms of Spring (Thanks Diane)

Pickled Eggs

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Instant Pot hard boiled eggs for Joe Josts recipe for pickled eggs (seasoning mix from Joe Josts via Denny). 14min HP, NR. All eggs peeled beautifully and were perfectly done.

Bridgeport Fishing Trip

Friday, June 3rd, 2016