Sunday, December 7, 2008


Time to celebrate!

Since, my birthday is Dec 1st & my daughter's birthday was Nov. 18th - both weekdays...we decided to celebrate our BDs on the weekend after Thanksgiving.

The Cheese Cake Factory in Peabody was the perfect place to accomplish our mission. The Cheesecake Factory is a unique, upscale casual dining restaurant offering more than 200 menu selections including Appetizers, Pizza, Pasta, Seafood, Steaks, Salads, Sandwiches, and more.

We had to save room for dessert! There are 50 delicious cheesecakes and desserts such as White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle® Cheesecake, Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake, Pumpkin Cheesecake
, and Lemon Raspberry Cheese Cake....That's what I had.

We had good food and the cheese cake desserts were to die for. All in all it was great fun.

The Cheese Cake Factory

The darker photos were taken without a flash as I didn't want to bother people by taking lots of flash pictures. Also, we lucked out and had a semi-circular booth at the end of the restaurant. This made the evening even better because it was a very busy place, and kind of noisy, too.

So Many Leaves

Maybe, it was because of our rainy summer, but we had SO MANY LEAVES this year. The trees were majorly productive! Here are a few photos of some of our leaves after they were raked up. This is just part of it...there's more on the side of the house and in the back yard, also. Too bad the leaves can't be used for fuel. We were lucky to get the yard cleaned up before any snow.

First snow in Dec 08 - North Shore of Boston

First Snow of the season...

Here are some photos of our first snow this season. It's such a lovely day...

We woke up to a gentle snow and it snowed all morning. After breakfast and a little TV we decided to go for a ride. (The roads were clear.) We drove through Ipswich and then down towards Crane's Beach. All the trees were coated with white and it looked like a wonderland. Really pretty and not very cold either. I snapped some pictures as we drove.