Lucy’s Baby Naming (297/365)

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Tonight was Little Baby Lucy’s baby naming. All the Millers are in town to celebrate and it was really a delightful evening. We all gathered at Arthur and Katy’s temple for a Friday evening service which was adorably led by adorably awkward seventh graders.

Lucy was a total champ. She was quiet as a mouse and super chill for the entire service. (I think she was maybe asleep for a good portion of the service.)


The first time we went to meet Little Baby Lucy, 5 or 6 weeks ago, she slept the entire time we were there. She ate two bottles without waking up and despite being passed around, I never once saw her eyes.

But not today! Little Baby Lucy was awake and alert and ready to be the star of the show.


And guess who else is in town?! The Jackster! The Jackster flew in the morning, is here for just a quick trip and is heading back tomorrow. Apparently she’s a jet-setter now. Should we have expected anything less?


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Expo (296/365)

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Today I returned to the DC Armory for the first time in what feels like forever. Last season the majority of our roller derby practices and bouts were at the Armory, but this year we’ve been practicing at other places around the city.

After making the arduous decision to go home before heading into DC (wrong decision), I got to the expo with plenty of time. The expo is for the Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday and I was there to pick up my packet. With 30,000 people expected to run the race, getting in early was the smart thing to do. There was no line as I went to get my bib, and Betsy and I had plenty of time to wander around without being crushed by the crowds. It was a rather enjoyable experience. I have a feeling this is going to be most enjoyable part of this whole thing…

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Arugula Pizza (295/365)

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Arugula Pizza


Andrew really likes pizza with arugula on it. I’m not sure where it came from, but one week I think we had pizza with arugula on it three times. I’m not sure what it is about it, but I think the peppery taste of arugula with the sweet tomatoes and salty cheese just makes for one tasty combination.

The longest part of making this pizza is roasting the garlic which is mostly letting it roast in the oven. I made this pizza after running around the neighborhood three times and then stopping at the store to buy a single head of garlic, for which I paid using a credit card. Yes, I’m that person.

This pizza was so good though. The tomatoes were juicy and the parmesan was salty and the arugula had a definite peppery smell. We ate the entire pizza in a flash. Also, all the arugula on top of the pizza totally makes it look like there’s a salad on top of there which means this pizza is super healthy (although, in reality, I don’t think it’s too bad for you).

Roasted Garlic, Arugula, and Tomato Pizza
  1. One package premade of pizza dough
  2. One whole head of garlic
  3. 3/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  4. 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  5. Tomatos, sliced
  6. Olive Oil
  7. Salt
  8. Pepper
  9. Oregano
  10. Corn meal
  11. Oli
  12. Fresh, washed arugula
  1. Preheat the oven to 500°. If you are using a pizza stone, place it on the bottom rack to heat up.
  2. Cut the top off the head of garlic so the bulbs are slightly exposed. Drizzle with olive oil and wrap in aluminum foil. Place on a small cookie sheet and roast in the oven for at least 30 minutes until the garlic is soft.
  3. Meanwhile, roll out the dough to about a 12" circle-like shape. I used premade dough, but you can make your own if that's your thing. Drizzle a pizza stone or cookie sheet with olive oil and sprinkle with a little corn meal. Place the dough on top.
  4. When the garlic is roasted, pop out the bulbs from the skin and spread on the dough using a butter knife. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with mozzerella cheese. Top with the tomatoes spaced closely together, but not overlapping. Top with grated parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and oregano.
  5. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until the crust is brown. Remove from the oven and immediately top with arugula.
  6. Let the arugula wilt a little bit and then cut the pizza and enjoy!
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