Monday, January 24, 2011

New Chapter. New Addition. New Blog.

Thank you to everyone who has followed me over the past year!

I'd like to introduce Miss Charlotte Jean Haigh.
Born January 9th at 12:39am.

(And yes, she got the toes from me....sorry Charlotte, you've been handed the longest toes imaginable. I promise that they still look good in flip flops though so no worries)

As Troy and I begin this new chapter in our lives we thought a new blog was in order. And while it won't be a daily blog it should be interesting. Follow us as Troy and I learn the ins and outs of parenthood. And laugh at us when we fall on our faces (I'm not naive enough to believe it won't happen - c'mon, it's Troy and I !)

Come check us out at The Adventures of Mr. and Mrs H!

Monday, December 27, 2010

December 27th

So my year of blogging did not go as expected as anyone who followed me would know.
BUT although it wasn't all documented 2010 has been a fantastic year.
Perhaps the most exciting part of 2010 will flow into 2011.
As most of you know, Troy and I are having a baby....well I'm having the baby and Troy will be there for support. :)
Yesterday afternoon I talked Troy into doing a mini photo shoot with me. We had a lot of fun...I think Troy enjoyed bossing me around more than he should have!

The pics with the two of us were done using a tripod and timing. The others were taken by Troy. I take no credit aside from editing. In the first pic I wanted to add more negative space so I did so in PS rather than having Troy try to do it through the lens.

Hands Extended:

Me with Baby H Preview:

From my eyes:

Troy and I with Baby H Preview:

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Day 229

I love, love, love this picture!! It just makes me smile.
It reminds me of warm days, a gentle breeze, green grass, and that feeling of warmth when you close your eyes and you 'feel' summer. You know what I mean.

Hmmm....maybe I'll have it framed.

Clothespin Summer:

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Day 228

I know, I know, 2 days in a row - don't get used to it just yet. We'll see how the rest of the week goes.

My wonderful husband and I spent a long weekend in New York this month. We had such a great time. I'm sure I'll have more pics to share, but for now here's one that should make you smile.

A little about this donut first. For starters it is by far THE. BEST. DOUGHNUT. YOU. WILL. EVER. HAVE.
I'm not joking. I'm not even a big donut fan, but this thing was amazing. It's the Peanut Butter and Jelly Donut from Donut Plant in NYC. It's downtown so a bit of a jaunt if you haven't got a reason to head down there. But I promise you this, if you make the trip you will not regret it. Amazing I tell you. I'm sorry I can't stop now that I've started. A bit of description: It's a square donut - yup square - why waste those delicious little corners when you can fill them with ooey gooey pb&j goodness? So there's this square donut - they then pipe in their own jam that they make there (it was blackberry when we were there) - into the donut. THEN - now pay attention because this is important - they coat it with this orgasmic (yup, that's what I said) peanut butter glaze. It's the perfect combination. You would think it would be too rich, but believe me when I say I could have eaten 10 of these in one sitting. Amazing-Fantastic-Glorious square shaped piece of heaven. YUMMMMM!
Thank you to the very talented Mr. Haigh for capturing this moment.

Donut Bite:

Day 227

I'm probably the worst blogger EVER. Okay, maybe not the worst, but.......well.....I don't have any excuse.

BUT, I have new pics. Or pictures that I've taken sometime in the past month that I'm just now getting around to posting.

These are from the IA State Fair in August. I forgot my tripod so I decided to have some fun with shutter speed instead.
Not that I would know, but I imagine this is something like what all of you that lived through the 60's spent most of your days seeing. :)

Hope everyone is doing well. Things are great here!

Slow Shutter Ride:

Slow Shutter Ride 2:

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Day 226

My best friend Erika and her fiance Travis were in town visiting for a few days over the weekend.
They were exhausted after the long trip back home and the gobs of wedding planning they had undertaken in the past week so we did a lot of nothing. Had an amazing time though and it was so good to see them. I miss you guys already!!
While they were here Erika and Travis decided it was time I learned how to bake a pie which I was all too willing to learn. Especially seeing as how it is based on a recipe passed down from Erika's grandma.
It was delicious - I even rolled (half) of the pie crust out myself!
I was told though that it was a bit thicker than it should be......but I blame it on the pie dish. You see the Haigh house does not consist of a pie dish....instead we have a GIANT stoneware circle dish that we thought would work.....we were wrong.
I'm now left (3 days later and 6 pieces of pie consumed between 3 people) with half of a GIANT pie. Still.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Day 225

Wow - I'm such a slacker!!! It's just been such a hectic week.
So I'm going to try to get back on track. Wish me luck.

I'm sure that many of you may not know of the following Whiskey - especially those who are not from Iowa. But, a few months ago, my mom asked us to search Chicago in hopes of finding a bottle to give as a gift to a friend.
Being in such high demand, Troy though we should get a bottle for ourselves as well. Only one problem. Neither of us actually drinks whiskey. Blek.

Luckily though, we had quite the crowd this past Sunday evening and even better Troy was able to take a few people into a little tasting.

Templeton Rye:

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Day 224

The weekend is almost here! What's better than the 2 days off that come with every weekend? 2 more! Yup, I've got Monday and Tuesday off too.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Day 223

This week has been CRAZY!!

I'm just proud of myself for finding time to actually take a shot...and one that I like nonetheless.

Does anyone else think that the art of map reading maps is going by the wayside? With all of the technology floating around there's no need to actually open up a map and figure out the best route. I remember when I was little we would take road trips and the atlas would always be on my lap. I would try to count how many miles we had left based on the tiny scale drawing in the corner. Anyways, it's just a thought....not that I don't appreciate google maps and all the glorious things it has done for me (especially the CTA stops and one way street directions).


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Day 222

Riley looks how I feel. Taken on the IPhone.