Wednesday, November 18, 2015

No Words

Today's post will mostly be a Wordless Wednesday. There are really no words for all that I am feeling today on the anniversary of losing our baby. There have already been tears this morning, but I am moving forward.  Just for this moment (at least) I am choosing to honor our loss by focusing on what I do have.

The best husband in the world - he can't wait until Dec. 18 so I got tickets for Dec. 17 :)
This may have been the last of sunny color-filled fall walking for this year. It is all wind and rain this week.

All I ask is that dog owners use this....or bring your own bag and carry the poop home...please don't leave it on the street.

Love the ingenuity and who doesn't need a crocodile bike mascot??


Grass never gives up :)
My brother is in town for a conference. The other night we met him downtown (St. Louis) for dinner.
Check out what is coming soon...
My brother treated us to dinner at a yummy Peruvian restaurant - our first time eating Peruvian. While we waited they served plantain chips with cilantro sauce. The refilled us a couple of times :)
My husband and I shared a Mango Sour. I am not a mango fan, but this drink was delicious - the sour lime was so good. I would never have expected cinnamon on a drink, but it was perfect.
Aji de Gallina - Shredded chicken in creamy aji amarillo, parmesan & walnut sauce over baby Yukon gold potatoes and garnished with Peruvian olives & boiled egg with a side of rice. Not much to look at but it was very good.
Lomo Saltado - Beef tenderloin stir-fried with sweet onions, tomatoes, garlic & Peruvian spices tossed with steak fries and served with rice. I was thrilled that my husband loved his dinner - he isn't as adventuresome as my brother and I. This was the only dish on the menu that I felt pretty confident he would enjoy.
My husband and I shared flan...so good. I had to have them take the plate before I started licking it.
My brother got Mango sorbet....too much mango for me!
His hotel was right next the the Gateway Arch.
We celebrated my niece's baby shower on Sunday. My brother gifted her a piggy (actually a fox) bank full of coins - 100 each of dollars, half dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. I ran around to 4 banks to find the coins while he was at his conference. Half dollars were the most difficult.
My sister and I made mini cheesecakes for the party - we topped some with strawberry and some with salted caramel. They turned out amazing.
My sister put together a super cute bird theme for the shower.
Of course, I made her my signature baby blankets...
A silly one that totally represents my husband and I :
And there is always these goofballs.....

Okay, I ended up with more words than I expected.

Linking up anyway with BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday blog hop.



22 comments:

  1. Thinking of you today. Much love to you, your sweet angel, Gary, Millie and Zommie today.

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  2. The picture of Zommie on top of Millie is priceless. And those mini cheesecakes looks heavenly!

    Thinking of you and your family today. Lots of hugs and love from Me, Koda, and Orion.

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    1. I don't know what that crazy dog was doing. The cheesecakes were yummy and mini = portion control.

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  3. Hugs and thinking of you today. Love the food pics...I'm so hungry now :)

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    1. Thanks, Lori. I have to stop posting food pics, don't I?

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  4. Thinking of you and your family.
    Can't ease your pain but can send some virtual hugs at least.
    Stay strong!

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  5. I love, love, love Peruvian food! So jealous! You, Gary, Millie and Zommie are in my thoughts today. *Hugs*

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    1. What is your favorite dish? I might have to make the Lomo Saltado...although I don't think we need fries and rice.

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  6. That food looks amazing--I've never had Peruvian either, but I might have to find some!

    Hugs to you and Gary.

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    1. My first time, but I wouldn't definitely have it again.

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  7. Sending you and your husband all the love from Michigan!

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  8. I feel your pain and I relate too well with your sorrow. But I rejoice with you as you focus the positive, and from your photos today, your life is overflowing with love. Take care, and thanks for sharing.

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    1. I hate for you that you can relate to it, but thank you for sharing. I do have a good life even if it comes with some sorrow.

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  9. I'm so sorry, but love the way you've chosen to honor the one you lost.

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    1. Thank you :) I have been thinking of how best to do that.

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  10. Hugs and much love to you both today!

    Those mini cheesecakes look fabulous! Now I'm hungry :)

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    1. Thanks Jessica. Sorry, but like I told Tiina mini = portion control, right? That and them not being at my house :)

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  11. So many interesting photos! We just passed a painful anniversary too so we understand. But flamingos! I thought mom was the only one crazy for those things! Love Dolly

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    1. Sorry for your loss too...anniversaries are tough. Flamingos have the loveliest "long" legs don't they? :)

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