Saturday, March 27, 2010

Do you think she looks like me?

Today Zoie is 11 months. We have recieved a variety of comments over the past months of how much she likes a Vercler or how much she looks like a Lindberg. I'll admit that most of the comments do to tend to favor toward her looking like my side of the family. Well my Aunt Donna posted some pictures from my first birthday party on Facebook recently. Let me know what you think...does she look like me?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cousin Love

In addition to her many aunts and uncles, Zoie has a few cousins. She hasn't met new cousin baby Emmett yet...but here she is with her other two cousins.

Zoie and Braden

Zoie and Cara

Friday, March 19, 2010

Aunt and Uncle Love

Zoie is blessed with many aunts and uncles who love her very much. On our recent trip to Georgia, she got to spend some quality time with more of her Lindberg aunts and uncles.

I was very pleased that she took to them right away. She loved all the attention she was getting. I think she was a little bored the next week with only mommy to play with. Here are some pics..

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Low Country Boil

The first installment about our trip to Georgia....

One of my favorite southern meals is a low country boil. I had the great opportunity to partake again on our trip to Georgia. Now there are a variety of ways to make it.

Lindberg family tradition is carrots, small red potatoes, an onion in small pieces, sweet corn cut into thirds, smoked sausage cut into bite size pieces, and fresh shrimp. All this is added in the previous order at specific time intervals to a boiling pot of water that contains a crab boil spice bag. Afterwards, you drain the water and then dump the entire pot onto a newspaper and parchment paper covered table. Everyone gets a fork, a small bowl of garlic butter for dipping (usually 2 people share this) and there is a shared bowl for scraps (corn cobs, shrimp shells etc...).

Of course it is always best served with fresh sweet tea. (For all you northern Yankees, this is very different than sweetened tea, McDonald's now as a good approximation, but it still is different down south. Good sweet tea is best served fresh, so just recently cooled from boiling over ice).

I always loved making in Georgia because good fresh sweet corn and shrimp were to be found most of the year. I've done it a few times since returning North but there is nothing like a full Lindberg family low country boil as the shear amount of food on the table is inspiring. If you want though, let me know and this summer I'd be happy to have you over for a good boil.

The first time we did this, Joel thought I had lost my mind when I suggested we dump it on the table. He's into it now though.

Here is a picture of our most recent boil

Thursday, March 11, 2010

First Flight

Zoie had her first experience flying on our recent trip to Georgia (more about that to come). I'm happy to report her previous status as a superb traveler held up. She slept most of all four flights (2 there and 2 home), plus just was generally content in the airports etc...

She didn't seem bothered by the pressure changes. She loved all the attention people around her gave and was always looking for a new friend. I'm very thankful that all our flights were on-time and smooth. It was a piece of travel bliss.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

10 months old

Zoie turned 10 months old on Saturday. It's amazing how quick the time has flown yet I hardley can imagine life without my little munchkin. She is such a good girl. Here are some pictures from the last 10 months

10 months

9 months

8 months

7 months

6 months

5 months

4 months

3 months

2 months

1 month

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