Tuesday, August 24, 2010

what have i been doing

enjoying my bestest love
playing on the beach

cuddling in jammies
building killer forts
watching my little love play with a doll
riding on a boat in Michigan
catching fish
enjoying my love
delighting in the joy a boat ride gives a child
watching two things I love bond
rinsing off sandy little bottoms
riding fake horses
Vacation was amazing!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Lemonade Shake-Up

You know at the fair when you get those amazing Lemonade Shake-Ups....even though they cost like $4 for a small cup?? Well, I set out on a mission to discover how to make them at home and I think I have it!! So for lunch we enjoyed the said drink, noodly oodly (nate and I gave pasta with cheese that name our first year of marriage and it stuck) and a little bit of canned frosting. Truth be told, the frosting with crackers were eaten while I was making lunch-sorry...it looked good!

Monday, August 9, 2010

My Favorite Sandwich

I love this....it is always amazing (even after suffering from heat stroke and barfing your guts out-yes I did do that moments before enjoying this....:)). Super simple to make, even simple to eat....shove it all in and enjoy every chew!

Tomatoes-slice thin and simmer over olive oil, salt, and pepper till they literally are falling apart
Goat Cheese-Crumble all over your bread and pepper
Ciabatta-Slice lengthwise and place on baking sheet. Cover with goat cheese and place in oven till warm and toasty.....remove and place melty tomatoes all over and you only have to slice into sandwiches and plate up.
Perfection!! And so easy!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Saturday Night

So when asked what I did on my Saturday night I thought it would be better to show you the actual proof. Some of you may not have believed me....but trust me this happened!!

We started out wanting to play a card game of some sort-when my dad started showing Isabelle how to make something out of cards. (It always ended with her crashing down the building) So, once Isabelle was asleep my dad felt the need to build something without someone knocking it down-and that, my friends, is all it took. Suddenly everyone was on the ground building. Yes, my mother, my father, my hubby....I was not. (Someone had to document it!)

 Now try to tell me your Saturday night was wilder than mine!

Friday, August 6, 2010


I got my haircut at this place called Amber Waves. The hairstylist was Brit...and she was the kindest hairstylist in the world. Why do most hairstylists think it is their job to insult you about your hair?? Just a question? Anyway-Britt didn't-she was wonderful. Here is the hair...keep in mind I had just fallen asleep on the couch before the shot and the top is a little fuzzy because of it:)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Dinner...on a whim

We didn't know what we should do for dinner...nothing fast sounded good (hot dogs-no, fast food-no, tacos-no) but I wanted something fast AND delicious. After a quick visit to Trader Joe's all our problems were solved with just a touch of creativity.

Ciabatta Bread
Fresh Mozzerella
Fresh Basil
Chunky Tomato Vodka Sauce

Heat in the oven and serve!! SOOOO GOOD!!

Plus some green beans that Isabelle and I devoured (butter and salt is all it takes for perfection on that veggie)
Then I found the best cookies in the world! I tried the ginger ones and thought I was gonna die. Spicy delight. Then I had the chocolate-I turned to Nate and told him...."We are in trouble" And we are....wonderful, yummy, crunchy trouble!!!

Couch/Jungle Gym

I thought the kids sounded like they were having fun....so I went upstairs to join them and what did I find??
I love kid's natural inclination to make fun wherever they are-I hope they never lose that gift!! May your day be full of moments of "jumping on a couch" happiness!