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

 My husband chose jumbo shrimp cocktail for his first entree.  photo 20140906_195445_zps4fadb6ea.jpg

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!!
 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Beautiful Nevada Sky

We were at my in-laws this past weekend, and the sky was just GORGEOUS Saturday evening!! I've never seen anything like it, so I had to capture it right then and there!!!

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sentimentality

My beloved mother in-law passed last December.

It was unexpected, and it left all of us with a big hole in our hearts.

Not only was she a loving wife and mother, but an exceptionally wonderful, loving grandmother.

There were no favorites. Everyone was equal in her eyes.

She was married to my father in-law for over 50 years. Amazing.

It's sad to see him live out the rest of his life on this earth without her. But, he's doing it, and he is a lot stronger than he realizes.

Our biggest comfort is that she gave her life to the Lord many years ago. We have that assurance that we will see her again one day.
 
So, little by little, my father in-law has been parting with things in the house that he doesn't need or use anymore.

One of the things is her vehicle. We were blessed to take it home with us this past weekend. It's like a piece of her is still with us. She took such great care of it, and I know that she would be happy knowing that we are taking care of it, too.
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Here's a picture of all my kids with her and my father in-law. This was taken a couple of summers ago. One of my favorites!!!
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Until we see her again, she will always be missed...