Hello, family and friends! As you can see I've decided to start a little blog to try and keep you all up to speed on our life here in Kansas. The blog name, Lombardo Lagniappe, was a suggestion from my good friend Sarah. I was having a hard time thinking of a name that would cover more than just baking and craft projects and lagniappe ended up being the perfect word! For anyone who may not be familiar with the phrase, lagniappe is a Cajun word for "a little something extra". So maybe you can think of this blog as a little something extra from the Lombardos. My plan is to have posts about things we make, cook and do. It will probably end up being mostly things I cook and make, but hopefully Joe will get a chance to pitch in too. I hope that you all enjoy reading this and that it will help us stay in touch a little better.
For this first post, I'll just give you a recap of the year so far (even though it's only February) and an idea of what you can look forward to hearing about in the year to come. We had a relatively laid back January which was nice because we've had some pretty amazing weather here in KC. Unfortunately the one day that the weather decided to dip into the teens was the same day I decided to sign up for a 5k race. I ran "The Battle of the Bean" 5k when it was only 17 degrees outside, finished in under 30 minutes and actually felt pretty good at the end...or maybe I was just numb. Hopefully it will be first of a few races this year.
The other "first of the year" we had this January was a friend's wedding last weekend in St. Joseph, MO. We've got a total of 9 weddings to go to this year and are looking forward to catching up with some friends at everyone of them.