Friday, May 25, 2012

Frank and Aileen

Rita's favorite photo of her parents, Frank and Aileen Sheehan, who were married 66 years ago today.

Monday, May 21, 2012

One year ago

A year ago today we were all in NYC visiting Megan. . .




We walked around Ft. Tryon Park (near Megan's apartment). . .


and Central Park


Sarah's friend Jamie from Philly joined us for a day


Loved the High Line (public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets
of Manhattan's West Side)



Beautiful buildings and . . .



LOTS of people!



Chuck loved the Guggenheim Museum. . .







and we all enjoyed the the Museum of Natural History. . .







The food at Buddakan was amazing! A few of our favorites were the lamb chops. . .



and the BBQ pork belly. . .



and the jasmine ice cream with chocolate cake.



We walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and. . .



had lunch at Rebar. Sarah ordered a mac and cheese and egg and bacon burger!



The Yankees game was fun and. . .



we made it on the Jumbotron!


Doesn't seem like a year ago. . .


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

52 Pies in 2012















We rated Pie #21 Pear Pie with Dried Cherries & Brown Sugar Streusel on a scale of 1 - 5:

Taste - 4.75
Crust - 4.0
Appearance - 4.0
Overall - 4.25

Even though some of the pears were slightly undercooked, Chuck's comment, "That's a damn good pie!"

Lilies








Some of our most beautiful flowers are from plants shared by friends. Thanks, Linda!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

52 Pies in 2012

Since we've had a busy two weeks, we are combining Pies #17 through #20 into one post. . .



Pie #17 Blackberry Pie











We rated Pie #17 Blackberry Pie on a scale of 1 - 5:

Taste - 3.0
Crust - 4.0
Appearance - 4.0
Overall - 3.66

This pie needed more sugar, or ice cream!



Pie #18 Tart Cherry Pie











We rated Pie #18 Tart Cherry Pie on a scale of 1 - 5:

Taste - 4.25
Crust - 4.25
Appearance - 4.0
Overall - 4.16

Enjoyed this pie!


Pie #19 Chocolate Pie











We rated Pie #19 Chocolate Pie on a scale of 1 - 5:

Taste - 4.0
Crust - 4.0
Appearance - 3.5
Overall - 3.83

Due to our schedule, we had to make this pie a day early. It would have been much better if it could have been eaten the day we made it.


Pie # 20 Beach Walk Cafe Key Lime Pie











We rated Pie #20 Beach Walk Cafe Key Lime Pie on a scale of 1 - 5:

Taste - 4.25
Crust - 3.0
Appearance - 4.0
Overall - 3.75

The taste of this pie was great, however, we overbaked the crust and it was tough!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Cinco de Mayo week

What a week we had. . .

Megan and Nick arrived on Friday night.


 Sarah arrived on Saturday morning.


The whole family gathered for a party on Saturday at Joan's house. 



 The girls took the win in Catch Phrase!



Visited the American Jazz and Negro Leagues Baseball museums on Sunday.



Followed by a stop at the Nelson Art Gallery. 






On Monday we played poker with Papa at the nursing home.



Travelled to Mountain View, AR on Wednesday to spend the night at Bill and DeeDee's cabin.











 Saturday, Cinco de Mayo. . .wedding day!















Lunch at Room 39. 



 On Sunday we watched the Yankees beat the Royals!



(Rita's favorite photo of Nick!) 






 Megan and Nick stopped to see Papa before they left on Monday.

We miss you, Megan and Nick!

There are lots more photos and we will be putting them online soon. Check back for the link!