2) My nephew, Jesse, has heard from all the colleges to which he applied and got into them all. Most importantly, he received his acceptance from his first choice, Middlebury College, in Middlebury, VT. We're all proud and happy for him! Jesse is so thrilled that he has already put the college decal that came with his acceptance letter onto his car.
3) Recipe for great smashed potatoes: add carmelized onions, garlic, buttermilk, and aged cheddar along with salt and pepper. Yummmmmm!!!!