this used to be our family blog entitled "British Royalty versus the Ramsey Clan" (since i'm descended from King Edward II and jon is a descendant from the Ramsay Clan) but since jon never participated, and my mom is the only one who reads this, it is now a format for writing her letters. I mean, for writing you letters, mom.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Retrospective

Thanksgiving ... a time to remember our slaughtered ancestors...

and a time to remember family ...

and LOOK how cute we were!!!

Liz Heath after Rick's birth 1961

Dad & Rick Heath at the lake 1961

Heath boys ready for church 1965

Liz Heath at Halloween 1969

Heath family Christmas 1979

Benjamin Thomas 1981

Susie Heath on back yard swing 1982

Susan Marie (aka Punky Brewster) 1982

Susie & Benji Heath in Mississippi 1984

...If Jon would ever let himself be photographed, we could post some of his old photos.
(*hint hint* Jon's family!) But as he himself said in protest at having his school photo
taken for his elementary school yearbook, "You don't need a picture of me, you already
know what i look like!" Sooooooooooo Jon.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Asian Sunday Dinner

Shiitake & Tatake !!!

This Sunday evening, we gathered around the geeked out table of nerd games
to partake in Jon's Iron Chef Challenge-winning Chilled Beef Tatake
and Susan's (stolen recipe) Asperagus-shiitake seasame stirfry. Now, one of my
least favorite things is half-cooked (or as fancy people call it "medium rare") meat,
nor do i like cold meat when not in the middle of two pieces of bread with mustard
and all the veggie fixings... But, i ate the CRAP out of this beef tenderloin marinaded
for hours. It was truly tender and flavor-bursting. Compliments to the chef!

Anyone can cook!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Flaming Fall

The best part of the year is when the leaves unmask and reveal their true colors.

Sweaters, fires in fireplaces, crisp blue skies, red crunchy apples, pumkin spice candles...

Here are some snapshots of our Lind-Bohanon neighborhood:

Look how red this bush is!

A bouquet of red maple leaves.

My favorite ... Fall. The beginning of the best time of year and all the best holidays.
And smells.