January 6, 2010

First Winter in Vermont

My neighbors



In front of my bedroom window


A view from my hubby's office



Postcard perfect



Postcard perfect 2



What can I say about my first winter in Vermont? Cold...er compared to Rhode Island, the roads are not properly plowed and the wind is making it worst. Most of the time I refused to drive and have my hubby to bring me to work! I hate driving in winter! Fortunately I have a better half who is crazy about snow and cold. He doesn't mind drving me around, in fact he loves to be out in the snow!




Winter is great as my baby is taking care of everything. Yes, I'm spoiled! That is why I have a new nick-name at my workplace : SPOILED ROTTEN :)





October 7, 2009

Autumn is Here

Next door neighbor


In front of my house


On the way to my house


Same street, about a mile from home



Next to the Swanton post office

Fall is definitely here! Guess the autumn fairies finally decided to visit us after a long hot summer.
Vermont is one of the most popular tourist attractions during fall foliage season. Visitors come to watch the colors change! The scenery is absolutely breath-taking! Most of the times, all you want to do is take a long drive for no reason just to enjoy the scenery.
This year's peak foliage season is between October 3 to October 10. Check out the foliage forecast and the best scenic foliage drives at http://www.1-800-vermont.com/
This is the first autumn for us since we moved here in May. So far, I love it..........

September 25, 2009

My Be-lated Birthday Present

Hi my name is Timmy, what's yours?


Isn't he adorable? I love soft toys, this year my friend Stella made my dream come true! Timmy came to me in a package from FedEx. I found the box at my front door around 2pm yesterday.

When I opened the box, I found a cute little brown bear holding a birthday cake. The bear came with a birth certificate which tell me he is 15 inches tall, his weight is 8.6 ounces, he is tan in color and his eyes are black. There are 3 blank spots in the certificate: Date of birth, name and belong to. I guess Stella decided to let me fill them up!

TIMMY, I named him after Timothy McGee (a character from my favorite TV series: NCIS). The bear reminds me of McGee every time I look at him. McGee is intelligent, funny, loyal and adorable. I decided that Timmy and me will have the same birthday every year as he was meant to be a gift for my birthday. On the last spot: belong to, I proudly put my name on it :)

September 21, 2009

Birthday Surprise

Dinner is served at Thai House Restaurant


Thai Iced Tea


Massaman Curry with Beef
A fine Thai famous curry in coconut milk with peanuts, sweet potato, onion and carrot


Drunken Noodle (Kee Maow) with Chicken
Flat rice noodles stir fried with hot chilli garlic, onion bell pepper, mushroom and fresh basil



Volcano Shrimp
Deep fried shrimp in tempura batter topped with sweet spicy sauce


At first I thought I'm going to be all alone for my birthday! Hubby is working whole day and he has a business function to attend in the evening. To my surprise, he came home early and took me to our favorite Thai restaurant for dinner!

Yum Yum! Happy Birthday to Me!

My First time



Well, I did it! Finally I have the courage to set up this blog! Thanks to my dear friend Tina who keeps telling me that I can do this.
This is for you Tina! As you have known, I'm not very good with computer so I hope I'm doing ok so far. I'm going to keep practising till I'm better.
Here is it : "Shanny Unleashed"