On Wednesday the 1st, if you’re on our mailing list, you received our June Newsletter in your inbox and the snail mail ones were mailed out on May 31st. I almost never send out a newsletter right at the beginning of the month but we have some great news to share. And no, I’m not pregnant. I still feel like I need to make this disclaimer every time I talk about “having news to share” with someone. So I guess the time I write…we have some news to share… and don’t make the disclaimer, you’ll all know the newsletter content already:-)But anyway, for those of your who have not read our news already, you can read it by clicking on the picture above or on our website under the About tab. We share the great and the not so great and there are some cute picture of us too, if I do say so myself.
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It started with a random afternoon free in Sacramento. Ryan said, “Let’s go see the capitol building.”
And now we’ve toured a few capitols on the west coast and visited a few more on this trip. We have another couple capitol buildings on the list during this road trip because if we’re in the area, we will at least stop for a capitol selfie. Can you name these capitols?
Tam Tam slams are one of our favorite things to introduce to family and friends. They tend to go over a bit better than vegemite. Although it is widely known that I enjoy vegemite on toast and I wish more people shared in my love for this tasty, salty treat. But this post isn’t about vegemite so back to the delicious Tim Tam. Monday I posted about the Tim Tam Taste Test. And after the taste test we, of course, had to celebrate by experiencing the Tim Tam Slam.The Tim Tam Slam is done by using a Tim Tam as a straw to drink hot chocolate (or your other hot beverage of choice) and the liquid makes the biscuit deliciously melty and gooey. Ryan has his directions down pat and always cracks me up when he uses the words “structural integrity”. I’ve documented the process below for your future Tim Tam Slam enjoyment.1. Hold the Tim Tam and take small bites out of opposite corners.
2. Put one bitten end of the Tim Tam in the hot chocolate and suck the liquid in through the other end.3. Once you feel the structural integrity of the biscuit start to collapse then “slam” the biscuit into your mouth. 4. Enjoy! These Tim Tam Slams have made such fun memories on many of our stops. I’m glad that Tim Tam Slams have made their way into a few homes as a favorite dessert treat. Ryan and I will continue sharing the love until our box of Australian Tim Tams is empty.
It’s the last day of April and I drove today through the snow. Maybe I’ve done a little snow driving before in California but nothing that I can really remember and definitely not in April. I can now say that I’ve driven through the Rockies in falling, blowing snow. The coldest it got was 25 degrees according to the temperature gauge on our car. But it was a beautiful drive (at least what I could see when I wasn’t needing to focus solely on seeing out the front windshield) and the light flocking of snow made everything look lovely.We’re hoping that this is the coldest it will be on our road trip so it can only warm up from here. There is snow on the ground in front of Ryan’s brother’s home but it didn’t stop us from having a great evening with some of Ryan’s old friends here in Colorado. It was a night for Rook and catching up. We’re thankful to have arrived safely and are looking forward to a lot of work this week mixed with good family time.