Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Hiking We Will Go

Well, it's more like a "trek," if you will.

Nonetheless, it's a great way to get the kids out and explore some nature!

The two older kids missed out because one wasn't feeling well, and the other had homework. I'm sure it would have been different if we said we were going out for frozen yogurt!

Anyway..my husband bikes on this trail, and it's also a nice walk. I just fear that a mountain lion will jump out of nowhere! I'm so NOT the outdoorsy type!

So, this was a good three hours, all the way around! Great scenery, beautiful weather, and quality family time. What more could I ask for?

 This is where you first walk in, and up a little hill. See the jogger in the back? lol
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Gotta have the token family picture!
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Love this picture of my husband and youngest son! 
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And you gotta love the "sun in your eyes" shot! Kinda looks like my husband is winking at the camera!
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

My New Favorite Food Blog!

One day, I was searching high and low for some new dessert recipes.
That's when I stumbled across Sally's Baking Addiction!!
I was instantly excited because her recipes were not complicated, and the comments she received had all rave reviews!
I started out making cupcakes, and then I went onto three of her muffin recipes (I'll post pics of those later). But, today...I made the most delicious banana chocolate cinnamon streusel muffin!!! 

Love her blog!!!!
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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Breakfast With The Boys!

I had errands to do one morning, and I bribed two of my boys to go with me. Going out to breakfast always works! 

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Dinner With Friends

 This past weekend, we celebrated my BFF's hubby's 47th birthday!

What's better than awesome friends and delicious food? Not much!!

My friend reserved a private room at the restaurant (The Grill),  and had a personalized menu for her husband. The date says September 8th because that is his actual birth day.

Is that cool or what? Oh, and excuse the pictures, the room was a little dim, and I had to use my flash. Anyway, everyone got to choose what they wanted for their first course, entree, and dessert!!
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But first, for appetizers, she ordered this amazing artichoke dip!!! I think this is the best we ever had!
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 Fried calamari! Perfectly seasoned!! photo 20140906_192400_zps294b097f.jpg

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But, I don't know if it was better than my Ahi Tuna Tartare! This was amazing!
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With your main course comes grilled veggies and mashed potatoes. I forgot to take a picture of the mashed potatoes. I think we were all getting excited to eat!
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Yes, I had the New York Strip!! It really was that big!
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My friends husband got the Blackened Ahi Tuna. photo 20140906_202213_zpsc1e71852.jpg

And for dessert, I had to get the brownie pie!! Mmmm!!
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My husband loved the Key Lime Pie!
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Here are some friends and family of theirs that were there.
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My friend, her hubby, and their two boys!!
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Hubby, BFF, and me!
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Yes, we love selfies!
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The "couple" picture!
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Monday, September 8, 2014

My First Time

Making these bad boys!!

The first time I've seen these was years ago, when my mother in-law made them!

 I thought it was genius!!

Over the last few years, I've seen them all over the place!

Since I had a cake mix and a huge box of ice cream cones, I thought I'd give it a shot!!

I found it's easiest to place the cones in a mini cupcake pan to bake!

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And voila!! Totally cute!!!!
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Friday, September 5, 2014

Marble Nails!!

This was probably my third attempt at marble nails! I don't have it down yet, but it's so fun to try. This was actually a few months ago, and I still need lots of practice!!! I have to admit though, that it's alot easier than it looks!
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I'm linking up with The Nail Files!!