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Thanksgiving!

First Thanksgiving by Erin

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Stuffing got a little out of control, needless to say wayyy too much
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The bird pre-cooking… she was a bit frozen inside still but it worked out

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And finito. The meal was complete and somehow we fit it all on one little table. Given there were three of us, there were endless leftovers.

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Birthday weekend

Birthday weekend round-up.

I presumed turning 22 would be a little underwhelming, given that last year was slightly out of control.

but leave it to my wonderful boyfriend to make it special (despite having to get up at the crack of dawn to get my pre-op blood draws from the OR).

Yes i was awoken at 6am (why?) BUT with coffee and muffin in tow (which turned out to be my only food of the day since I forgot my wallet.

Nonetheless, he came with presents, a ridiculous card, and a promise of good dinner later.

We ended up going to Sushi Deli and stuffing face with loveliness.

Twas great.

Then of course got to spend some time with mis padres at their hotel, with a seriously ridiculous view, which was awesome, despite the actual Padres losing the baseball game. It was a great weekend, definitely a birthday to remember.

Ironman. Mudman. The list goes on

Last weekend I took a a small trip out to Texas for a big event. Casey is now an iron man. He participated in the Memorial Hermann 140.6 mile swim, bike, and run. He rocked it, and was one of the youngest there. More pictures to come hopefully.

Start of the race

Casey on the bike to run transition

Crossing the finish line

11:58 hours later ­čÖé

Of course it wouldn’t be Higginbotham race day unless everyone was invloved..┬áSo indeed Ryan competed in a MudMash 10 mile obstacle run in SLO.

He came out strong (of the closet that is)

Scaling walls and such

He ended up getting second overall (: 

Hot Crossed Buns Scones for Good Friday

So I desperately have wanted to make these pretty much the entire year. But I was waiting for Good Friday. But I spent most of that day in the lab and then in a car. So I had to celebrate a day late on “good” Saturday ha. I made them for my family which was nice, given I never get to see them

I used my usual scone recipe from La Petit Brioche and replaced lemon with orange and blueberries with currants. Then piped them with melted white chocolate. It was a success