Monday, June 30, 2008

Storm Brewing

Last night we had the most beautiful sunset. To the North was a beautiful orange sky, and to the South was this beautiful multi-colored sky...courtesy of a storm that just squeaked by us. The photo really doesn't do it was magical.

Speaking of magic..I think that might be what it will take to get everything done this week that needs to be.

1. Work stuff (too boring to list out, but must be done)
2. Laundry - it never do families greater than 3 do it!?
3. Wash kitchen floor - yuck (can I get a housekeeper?)
4. Clean bathrooms (double yuck...housekeeper, pretty please?)
5. Make 6 placemats and napkins for BTRS Swap partner (time ticking!!)
6. Make 2 blankets and 1 purse for B...long overdue!
7. Make potato salad and banana bread trifle for 4th of July cookout
8. Do all of the above while trying not to lose sanity as Mommy to 5 year old who insists that I am "only the second boss, because Daddy is the first boss"

Tired just looking at this. Good night. I think I will go try to dream of being on a quiet beach somewhere tropical.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A Happy Post

Happy Fishing!

Happy Pre-K graduation!

Happy Birthday - 5 years old!

Happy Cousins!

Happy Dog!

...and finally, something that makes me Nana's delicious gazpacho - I suppose I could share the recipe ;)

Nana's Gazpacho

4 large tomatoes (peeled, seeded and diced)
1 medium green pepper (diced)
1 large cucumber (peeled, seeded and diced)
1 red onion (diced)
3 green onions (thinly sliced)
2 cloves garlic (crushed and chopped)
32 oz. clamato juice
32 oz. tomato juice
3 T. apple cider vinegar
1/4 c. olive oil
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper

Combine and chill for several hours. Enjoy!!

Sunday, June 22, 2008


One mud puddle, that's it...we have ONE mud puddle in our yard and this dog likes to roll it. I'm starting to think he knows he will get a bath if he gets dirty so he's doing it on purpose....doesn't he just look so pleased with himself?!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


...that's all I have to say about that.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

We're baaa-aack

Home again, home again. Yes, already. It was a quick trip, but so worth it. The weather was perfect - clear blue skies every day, hot and breezy (thank goodness...the breeze kept us from melting).

We spent the mornings/afternoons at the beach, and late afternoon/evening at the pool. We had lovely "raisin fingers" for hours...T loves the lazy river!! He actually played so hard that one night at 8:30pm he even asked if he could go to bed ...AMAZING. Can we move to the beach?

I hear some thunder rolling in....better log off for the night.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Busy...and FUN!

We've had a lot going on the past few days...T. turned 5 on Saturday, I can't believe my baby is 5!! He had a fun birthday party at the bowling alley on Saturday with his buddies, and then a family cookout later that evening. Somehow we managed to stay between the two nasty storms that blew through - apparently someone was looking out for us!!

On Sunday R. & I went to Countryfest and saw Dierks Bentley &, Sugarland is AWESOME. They have a great live show - everytime we see them we're blown away by the energy...not a show to miss!

T. has pre-K "graduation" on Thursday night and then Friday we're off to the beach for some much needed R&R! WOOOHOOO!!!

P.S. - Watch out ladies...Dierks is apparently growing the curly mullet back ;)