Monday, January 19, 2009

Happy MLK Day!

Without getting on my soapbox, I just want to say that I cannot believe the progress that our country has made. In about 45 years, we were able to overturn the Jim Crow laws, desegregate our schools and elect a black president! I have way over-simplified the history here; but last Thursday would have been Dr. King's 80th birthday, in his lifetime he should have been able to see this. We still have a long way to go but this is a great start.

On to a lighter topic...We painted and updated the rest of our master bathroom yesterday. The paint looks purple in the picture but I swear it's more brown. The light fixture is new (I need to get two more light bulbs) and the hand-towel rack. We also added a towel rack, robe hook and paper holder. Now we just need curtains, some decorations and I have to refinish or paint the cabinets and we will be done! Yipee!!!!
On Saturday, we had some of the Tech lacrosse guys over for a cookout. We picked two recipes from the grilling cookbook that Mark got from my parents at Christmas. We chose spiced pork tenderloin and red pepper pocket potatoes. It was amazing! I even made a mango kiwi salsa that was delicious when eaten with the tenderloin. I think the guys really enjoyed it but I'm also pretty sure that they'll eat ANYTHING. You be the judge...

From left to right: Zack, Robert, Mark and Stuart

Mark and Zack playing pong.

Robert and Stuart playing pong. I think they won!

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! I know we did.

1 comment:

  1. First the new blog look for spring.

    I'm can't wait to see the bath. I'll bet it looks really good.

    Also, glad Mark got to grill out for the guys. They probably will eat anything but I'll bet if it was bad they would have told you after they ate everything.


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