Sunday, March 28, 2010

The day Doug planned...

Saturday morning Doug made Arlin's famous biscuits...
It was quite a success... he couldn't get over how picture perfect they turned out!
Then Doug then took me to lunch at a yummy Asian restaurant near the mall/train station... then a bike ride... in the rain.
It started pouring as soon as we got to the park, but we ended up doing a lap around the park anyway. I hid for a minute under a tree to try to stay dry.
We stopped by the bakery on the way back to get a gouter... I got a sable praline and Doug got a religieuse au chocolat. Mmmmm. Then we came back home and watched a movie. For supper I made a cheesy eggplant-zucchini bake. It was very good!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Diner Méxicain

Friday night five other assistants came over for a Mexican-themed potluck. It was delicious!
Afterwards we played Telephone Pictionary...
And the Celebrity game...
and although Erin's celebrity was the most well-known, she had a tough time guessing:
The Hendrix garden continues to bloom! Just over the last few days color has popped up everywhere!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring has sprung!

It has been beautiful weather this week!
The week started off with a delicious Caribbean potluck at church Sunday.

Ketty sets up the appetizer table...

The STAR of the show... the dessert table!

Yesterday several assistants organized a St. Patrick's Day Picnic in the Park at Parc de la Tete d'Or. Over 20 assistants ended up coming!
Just getting started...
huge strawberry...
the whole bunch

The Hendrix yard is starting to bloom, bloom, bloom! See flower pictures...

Nikki Hendrix... so excited about spring

and more flower pictures:
The Hendrix garden

Friday, March 12, 2010

Teacher Strike/ Protest

We've been reading for a couple weeks about the big teacher strike and protest this Friday. So, since we don't work on Fridays anyway, we decided to go see what a teacher strike was all about. Such a foreign (literally!) idea to a couple of American teachers. We joked about the scene in Oceans Thirteen when the guy goes down to work in the dice factory and then ends up participating in the strike and yelling "You can't keep treating us this way!" We didn't actually yell or hold up signs, but we did walk alongside the teachers for 10 minutes or so to get a better idea of the experience.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Snow... again

It started snowing after church this morning, and at first we didn't think it would stick, but it is actually starting to accumulate a little bit...
kiwi vines covered in snow
plant on the porch
Doug, being the serious runner that he is, decided that snow would not get in his way of an afternoon run... see serious face:
he came back cold and snowy, but happy

Saturday, March 6, 2010

This is trust...

snip, snip, snip...
and clean-up (yes, that is a vacuum)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Working in the yard

We survived January and February... spring is almost here!!!
Doug has helped Arlin with some yardwork as the Hendrixes prepare to leave for their big 2 month trip.