Thursday, June 17, 2010

Back - It's been a while

Wow, it's been a long while since I was behind the computer, writing a blog entry. There's been a ton of stuff going on in our lives and it's just been a crazy couple of months. I've been on Facebook and Twitter, but more than 100 characters and my attention span has been lacking lately! I'm back, though, and trying to get back into writing more regularly!

The biggest recent event has been buying a house and moving. We put an offer on a house in late March/early April and closed the first week of May, then moved the week before Memorial Day. The house is in the Rotterdam area, which we like for a few reasons:
  • We're both originally from Schenectady County (Scotia-Glenville and Schalmont grads here) and our families are still in the area, as are a lot of our friends.
  • It's close enough to the Thruway that our commute isn't that bad.
  • We found an AWESOME house.
What makes the house awesome, you ask? Well, it was like the house was made for someone who likes to cook and entertain. (Actually, it probably was). Big kitchen with tons of cabinet space and a brand-new, custom made double stove. A second, summer kitchen in the basement with another stove and range and tons more counter space and storage for all of my gluten free flours! Nice big dining room. Big yard with apple, pear and peach trees. We've been having a ton of fun cooking dinner and eating on the patio, starting a garden, etc.

It's been a blast so far. :-)

Anyway - last week we checked out the gluten free food festival at Sisters of Mercy - it was a great time and we sampled a ton of amazing food. I have to say though that my favorites were: Sherry Lynn's gluten free cornbread, Dawn O'Donnel (DAFFI/KD's)'s mini hot dogs and Kettle Cuisine tomato soup. Yum! I won a frozen pizza in the raffle too -- it's in our freezer but we're totally trying it when we get a chance!

Coming up soon -
  • This Saturday we're checking out Pet-A-Palooza at the Ballston Spa Curtis Lumber. It sounds like a great event if you're looking to adopt a companion!
  • This Sunday is Father's Day, and we're looking forward to getting together with our families.
  • We have tickets to Citi Field this summer. Not only do we get to watch Baseball, I've heard rumors of a gluten free stand there that I must investigate!
  • We're planning a winter trip to California - definitely planning to check out DisneyLand!

That's about all for now. Stay tuned, I promise it won't be months before the next blog post. :-)