Love and Food in the Big D

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Everleigh Isabella Kelley - 9 Months and Counting

Everleigh’s Monthly Photos:  This mommy's attempt to capture our Baby Bear's growth in relation to her “Letter E"... Continued. 

It's funny how there seems to be a pattern in the way these monthly photos are starting to go down.  I'm actually not sure how much longer I'll even be able to do them, now that she's sooooooooooooooooo incredibly ACTIVE!  I'm honestly surprised, looking back at these pictures, that I was able to get ANY at all.  Two seconds after I sat her down, she was either reaching for the "E", twisting and turning in all sorts of directions, or trying to launch herself off the side of this chair.  I swear this girl makes me SWEAT!!  

Oh and that FACE!! So serious!!  It's amazing to see her little personality starting to develop.  There's so much of Chad in her (well I guess me too cause Chad and I have very similar personalities).  Serious on the outside, goober on the inside.  But only for a select few...or when she really gets to know you.  (Just like her dad ;)  

She's so observant of the world around her.. so methodical, at times, about the movements she makes.  You can just see those little wheels spinning in her head as she thinks things through, trying to figure out everything that's going on around her.  A lot of times it's still really hard to get her to laugh out loud... BUT once you do, she's a HAM!!  And...of course because I WANT her to smile.. she doesn't.  Such is life.  ;) 

Recent Milestones:   
Not much in the way of milestones this month actually.  She mastered crawling and standing steadily last month and we haven't really given her any NEW foods recently... except for Mango (which  apparently she's allergic to because she broke out in a rash).

MORE TEETH - Sometime in the 8th month, she got her EIGHTH tooth.  Makes me kinda sad just because her teeth make her seem so OLD to me... like she's a full fledged TODDLER!! Tear.  :(  

Hello and Bye Bye - Definitely a milestone in my book.  We've recently learned how to wave hello and bye bye).  ;)  

To view her other monthly photo sessions... Click on the links below.  

Annnnnnd..... I'm spent.  ;) 

That's a WRAP!!  

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Father's Day Dinner at Restaurant Guy Savoy : Las Vegas Weekend Getaway - Part 3

Ten YEARS later (ok, maybe a TAD dramatic.. but STILL!!) and we FINALLY get to Part 3 of our Vegas weekend getaway.  I swear I've been chasing my tail since we got back.  I can't seem to get caught up with work, Everleigh seems a bit more "clingy" since our return (I think she's afraid we are going to leave her again.. :( and I just haven't had much "down time" to catch up with this blog.

Luckily.. our last full day in Vegas was pretty much centered around our dinner at Guy Savoy as we celebrated Chad's FIRST real Father's Day!  A ridiculous amount of courses... over 2 hours of ACTUAL meal time.  Pretty damn amazing if you ask me!

Guy Savoy, in pictures.. (Unedited Iphone pictures by the way.. yeah, sorry about that)


“Concassé” of Oysters, Seaweed, Lemon Granité 
Marc Deschamps, Vinealis, Pouilly Fumé, 2002 

Sea Urchin and Black Rice 
 Domaine Ostertag, Heissenberg, Riesling, Alsace, 2009

 Asparagus, Caviar and “Fresh” Cheese
Henri Giraud, Homage à François Hémart, Aÿ, Brut, MV

  Salmon Iceberg 
 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils, Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, 2010 

Lobster, Vegetable Serpentines and Smoked Butter Sabayon 
Mas de Daumas Gassac, Hérault, 2011 

Foie Gras, Crispy Quinoa, Duck Potato Chip Consommé
 Maison Roche de Bellene, Vieilles Vignes, Gevrey-Chambertin, 2010


Artichoke and Black Truffle Soup, Toasted Mushroom Brioche, 
 and Black Truffle Butter 

My chef wanted a picture of the knives... :)

Smoked Roasted Duck, Fresh Lavender and Baby Fennel
 E Guigal, Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, 2007

Japanese Wagyu, Sesame Seed and Tarragon Crust,  Heart of Palm, Sponge Cake 
Château Giscours, Margaux, 2006


 Inniskillin, Cabernet Franc Icewine, Niagara Peninsula, 2009

Time for DESSERTS!!

Walking off our food as we made our way back to the hotel...