Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dark Mornings, Spring Break, Family, Flood, and Good Food

Like for everyone else, it was dark in the mornings when we went to school and work this week.  Monday was the start of our 4th and final term.  I am now teaching Fitness for Life and Personal Development.  I love teaching these two courses...the topics are so relevent for our young adults today.
It was Spring Break-Part I...our district believes in gender equality...so we have two short spring breaks, rather than one long...part over the Girls BB State Tourney...and part over the Boys BB State Tourney...
I enjoyed time at home...I de-winterized as much as possible...the tablescape...the dishes...the snowmen...the sweaters...

The deep snow is melting from our deck...


And hubby did his best to help it along!
We enjoyed time with family.  Our cousin's son, Corey and his wife, Kelly, had their sweet baby, Lily, baptized on Saturday.  
Her heirloom baptismal gown was over 100 years old.
Here are the proud great-grandmas in attendance.
This is the creek behind my mother-in-law's place.  See how the ice is melting and the water is rising...
There is a dike, however, there is talk of sand-bagging...
Today's news reported that High Schools in Fargo were released so that students could fill sandbags there.

And tonight's dinner?  Since the sun was shining...and the snow is off the deck...
...Grilling is a must...
This product in our market advertises that it is a Product of Norway.
 Line says that it looks nothing like the salmon in Norway! 
 But after all...this is South Dakota...it's the best we have...
We are going to try this recipe

7 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

The heirloom baptismal gown was beautiful and so was the baby.

Seems like you had a lot going on up there - I have never been to South Dakota.

sandie

Suzanne said...

That salmon looks wonderful -- as does the melting snow. But that little angel in the 100 year old gown is the star of the post. What a doll. I love family traditions.

Willoughby said...

I hope everyone in your area is able to stay high and dry.

I'm in awe of the baptismal gown. 100 years is an amazing family tradition. Lily looks just adorable in it, too!

I love seafood, but I've never been fond of salmon because it always seems so overly fishy to me. Am I doing something wrong? I'll check out the recipe you linked. I want to love salmon as much as everyone else does!

jen said...

Looks like you're having a productive spring break! That baptism gown is awesome. Amazing that it's still wearable at over 100 years old.
I wonder how salmon looks different in Norway?
Happy spring! :)

Oklahoma Granny said...

What a beautiful baptismal gown. It's truly a lovely family heirloom.

Cathryn said...

I hope you and yours are safe during the Spring Melt! I've been watching the news. Beautiful heirloom gown and the model was picture-perfect as well! We have grilled salmon quite often and I use a maple-lemon glaze on it to make it tasty!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Spring is on it's way, but I don't like hearing about the floods up there. (I am sure you like it less than I)
Lily is an angel!!!