Pumpkin Patch

Here’s some photos from our annual trip the pumpkin patch. Some nice butterflies this time! Love these blue pumpkins! Squashes! Pumpkin pie recipe!


Ida McKinley dress

They had a new dress up at the Magic Kingdom Hall of Presidents (new to me anyway) – Ida McKinley’s gorgeous black lace pigeon-front dress.


Corn Maze

The second annual running of the corn maze! It was super fun except for the part where I got stung on the lip by a yellow jacket that landed on my hot cider without me realizing it. This year’s theme was the War of 1812. Alex and Holly doing American Gothic Crazy newlyweds! Group shot! You can see my lip … Continue Reading →


Disney Food & Wine (Sunday)

We were up late again at the fireworks, so we were slow again in the morning. We hit Epcot for an early lunch! No, this wasn’t lunch. I saw him on line for food though! More grapefruit beer! Australia: Garlic Shrimp with Roasted Tomatoes, Lemon Myrtle and Rapini (good!); Grilled Lamp Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies (good!); Pavlova … Continue Reading →


Disney Food & Wine (Saturday)

We were up late at the Mickey Halloween party (we closed it down pretty much) so we took a it a bit slow Saturday morning. We had an early lunch at Epcot. We started with Italy: Ravioli alla caprese: cheese ravioli, tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmesan and basil (good!) ; Filetto di pollo, con funghi al marsala: chicken tenderloin, cremini mushrooms, … Continue Reading →


Disney Food & Wine! (Friday night)

Friday night we headed to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! I love seeing the Magic Kingdom all lit up for Halloween! No Headless Horseman in the parade, sadly, because of the weather. But I love the zombie dancers! And the gravediggers: The figurehead on Hook’s ship is pretty! Haunted Mansion!


Disney Food & Wine! (Friday)

Friday ended up being a hugely long day! We went to three parks and walked over a half marathon of miles. We started out in the morning at Hollywood Studios, which, still in the grip of Frozen-mania, gave out these cute Olaf fans. Which remind me of the Facebook stickers since Katie and I use the Olaf ones a lot. … Continue Reading →


Disney Food & Wine! (Thursday night)

Look at me, I’m posting! Woo! So Doug and I took a quick weekend at Disney before our annual passes ran out to eat ALL the things at Food & Wine and go to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party. We stayed at a cheap hotel instead of a Disney resort and focused our cash on FOOD. When we got … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up to – October, part 1

So here’s October. We have some super cool stuff at work – they mounted two flight spare JWST mirrors onto the test backplane (the structure that holds the mirrors). It looks really cool from inside the cleanroom – from our viewing window, the assembly stand kinda gets in the way. You can kinda see two hex shaped mirrors here, one … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To – September, part 2

Dahlias and a skipper! Long day, needed Starbucks: Doug got this shot of Willow that’s almost like a cat selfie: Reading kids books is a totally legit way to learn a language, right? Doug and I hitting up Oktoberfest at the Old Stein Inn: We celebrated Talk Like a Pirate Day by going to this cool newish seafood place near … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To (September, part 1)

Kitty! Though we couldn’t be at DragonCon for Aaron Allston’s memorial, we wore Hawaiian shirts in his honor: We visited my parents and saw this neat cloud formation over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on the way back. We did some more work on the front yard – put in some mums. A little hard to see, but there’s a rainbow! … Continue Reading →


Brookside Gardens

So it was a nice weekend, a few weekends ago, and Doug and I were looking for something outdoors to do. And I stumbled on Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland. It’s free and it was quite lovely. It’s not quite as big as Longwood or Winterthur, but it has lots of different gardens and the dahlias and roses were gorgeous! … Continue Reading →


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