Friday, August 31, 2012

My Man

Now that Hubby is done with school he is getting back in to mountain biking. Last week he sold his motorcycle and ordered a new Yeti. The bike shop had a loaner that he took out last weekend and had an awesome time! I came home to find him laying on the chair all banged and scraped up from a monumental crash but he had a HUGE smile on his face and said it was a blast!!!

PS he'd kill me if he knew I blogged this photo:)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

19 Years

19 years ago today Hubby and I were married.just look at us - two young kids, barely 21.

We celebrated with a wonderful dinner Saturday night at Farm and Table - a local restaurant we'd been dying to try that specializes in local foods. Here's a peek at our meal:

Glazed duck breast for Hubby and Salmon for me 
Almond Pound Cake with peach ice cream
Still handsome as ever - just a little less hair.
Mushroom and Kale Empanadas

Friday, August 17, 2012

Easiest Skirt in the World

So we realized at 8:30 on Wednesday night that Miss S only has two pairs of pants for school - both of which she had already worn. I didn't quite realize that nothing else fit her!! Bad Mom. I promised to take her shopping for pants this weekend. I narrowly avoided a complete fashion emergency by letting her pick out some fabric from my stash and whipped her up a little skirt in about 30 minutes. Seriously - the easiest skirt ever. I used 3/4 yard of material - sewed the raw edges together (so it was like a big tube), elastic waist at the top, tried it on her to fit the elastic and to mark the hem, hemmed it up, ironed it and it was good to go!! Crisis averted and she loved it so much she couldn't wait to tell her friends at school that her mom made it:) I want to make her some more cause they look so cute with the polo tops that she has to wear to school.

Easiest Skirt EVER!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sixth Grade

Yesterday was Miss S's first day of middle school!! She was so excited and hopped right out of bed at 6:15 to get ready. She is so stinking cute. She is NOT happy about having to wear polls everyday but she is making the best of it. She's pretending to be a butterfly in that one pose - I told her to do whatever she wanted when I snapped the pic. My little butterfly - stretching her wings and soaring in to the unknown.

We celebrated with our traditional First Day of School dinner out - Miss S chose Five Guys for some yummy burgers.

Monday, August 06, 2012


My darling little Miss S is just about addicted to Pinterest as much as I am:) She has been begging to make this recipe that she found all week and I finally got her some Cream of Tarter at the store so that she could whip it up. I've linked to the actual recipe below but I also had to take a photo of her recipe that she wrote out and brought in to the kitchen with her while she mixed up her creation:) I love her little handwriting and her little misspelled words:)

For this batch she used Strawberry Banana jello, which was the only kind we had in the cupboard - and it turned out a beautiful shade of pink. She wants to use Lime jello for her next batch:)