If your ever find yourself at the airport on an 8 hour delay here are some things that can happen:

1. The airlines will repeatedly lie to you. however, they will say it in an upbeat tone of voice so it sounds like your receiving good news....but really all hope is lost.

2. They will give you warm sodas and cold pizza.

3. After 4 hours people will start to break and yell their frustrations in the middle of the airport. And someone WILL tell you to chill out.

4. You might become BFF's with an old couple who will repeatedly tell you "better safe than sorry!"

5. Someone will fall asleep and snore so loudly that you and everyone else must listen to music to drown them out.

6. They will give you a $25 voucher which will TOTALLY make up for the wait and leave me feeling completely satisfied.


a recipe.

Sour cream pear pie.

I got this recipe at Rassmusen Pumpkin Farm last weekend. Its seriously so good. Dont question it. Just make it. Okay?

- 1 unbaked 9" pie shell
- 1 C. sour cream
- 1 egg
- 3/4 C. sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 Tbl. four
- 4 C. peeled, diced pears*

Strusel topping
- 1/4 C. flour
- 1/4 C. brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 C. butter, cut into small pieces
- 1/4 C. chopped pecans (optional)

* I used Red Bartlett pears

Blend sour cream, egg, sugar, vanilla, salt and four until smooth. Fold in pears. Pour into the pie shell and bake @ 375 degrees for 40 min. Remove, sprinkle with topping and bake for another 10 minutes. Cool and serve. 

A day at the beach.

Summer is officially starting to wind down, and with football season in full swing--the idea that school is starting soon is finally starting to sink in. I always get a little sad knowing that I don't get to go back to campus. But I'm thankful I'm done and remember to count my blessings.

Last Monday, Geoff had the day off and I was getting done with work early so we decided to head out to the coast. We missed the last of the sunny days at the beach but the weather was still absolutely perfect! Not hot, not cold. Slightly overcast and NO wind. We did a little shopping and shared some fish and chips and then settled into the sand for an hour or so. It was wonderful. Heckled a few seagulls and played a few card games. It's so nice to hear the sound of the ocean. We are so lucky to have it so close. Here are a few shots from our day trip.

*sorry about a blogless football season. I'll work on it but it's not my favorite thing to blog about. Maybe when we get our first win :) However my fiend Kelly did get this great shot at the Wisconsin game. Until next time, Go Beavs.