Archive for June, 2009

Saturday sunset



The Gemini


Lately, I’ve been reading a lot about a new artisan elderflower liquor called St-Germain. I found a recipe for a St-Germain cocktail in this month’s issue of Living. It’s quickly become my favorite summer drink, as evidenced by the empty bottle…

The Gemini

(Makes 2)

  • 4 ounces grapefruit juice, strained
  • 3 ounces St-Germain liqueur
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • Ice cubes
  • Prosecco (Italian sparkling wine)
  • 2 grapefruit-rind twists


  1. Mix grapefruit juice, St-Germain, vodka, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into 2 chilled glasses. Top with Prosecco.
  2. Serve each with a grapefruit twist.

Overheard: Anniversary edition

Ava, after watching our wedding video last  night: Mom, can I please be at your next wedding?

Ten years!


Summer storms

Nights like last night make 100-degree weather worth it.



But then again, maybe not

“But Mom, I am REALLY sure Liv wants to sit on my lap.”




Ava: I really wish Aunt Katie could bring her kitty Sophie with her when she visits.

Mom: Really? Doesn’t Sophie bite?

Ava: No!

Mom: Oh, was I thinking of someone else? Dagny, maybe?

Ava: No, you were thinking of Olivia.