This change in weather has really brought out my desire to cook! Home baked bread...delilcious chili, chocolate chip cookie bars...our house smells great and the comfort food is rollin! (We'll just have to watch the waistlines though.....)
Sunday, we went and checked out the Equestrian Vaulters from around the world....right here in our own backyard! Teams from Columbia, Australia, Canada and the US were preparing for the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky this week. They were based right here in Middle Tennessee in Williamson County! it was an amazing sight to see. Good luck to our guys....Go USA! :)
Love it when you buy something and then you get a whole lot more free! Last week I went to Clinique at Dillards. It's bonus time!!! Gorgeous cosmetics bag filled with goodies that you can customize to your own individual look. I picked out the Tawnies gift...love those neutral shades on my eyes......
Who knew a trip to the orthodontist could be so hard on the Moms? Yesterday my daughter had a "palate expander" installed. This is not a very fun device and for the next 9 months we'll slowly turn the key so the device widens her upper palate. She's doing pretty well.....
Mostly I love our house....but sometimes...not so much. Like right now, the deck needs to be refinished...again....and all the trim is due for painting. ( Scraping and painting are maybe my two least favorite things on the planet....next to doing the dishes!) So we struggle....save the money and try to do some of it ourselves ....or hire someone else to do it. Are we having fun yet?
We just got back from western New York State where a lot of my family lives. The high was 75! ...no air conditioning needed. Everybody enjoyed just hanging out...OUTSIDE! Everything was so lush and green. My daughter got to catch up with her cousins, me with my sisters and my Mom. We grilled out, the kids had a sleepover, we caught crayfish in the creek...ahh summer. Even with the heat, It's too short!
The school year is fast approaching...I'm not ready! I like the summer vibe. Summer camps, dinner at 8P..time to chill. Maybe we need one more family road trip somewhere. Maybe even with the dogs.....now that will be a true adventure! I'm getting out the map and I'll let you know where we end up!
Don't you love it when someone famous does something that you and your kids can admire? There are so many celebrities that behave badly... when you see a story like this one it is a ray of sunshine. Nice going Tim McGraw!
Last weekend was fabulous! Family, fireworks and great food...all the stuff you want for a long holiday weekend. Everything was great until 11:30 when it was time to let Luna and Zoe, our two dogs, out before bed. Luna tore off into the flower bed and re-emerged snorting and squinting and throwing herself in the grass. Yes...a skunk. This is the first time I've had to deal with bathing a dog that had been peppered. Not fun! Lots of baths later...we're getting there. Next holiday please!
Yeah! A long holiday weekend :) We're having family over for a big cookout and then some fireworks. I'm thinking BBQ, lots of fruit and potato salad and maybe some homemade cookies. Everything just tastes better in the summer......not sure why that is... but just love that grilled flavor. Here's a link to some recipes for the 4th! http://mix929.com/lifestyle/food Hope you and your family have a great holiday weekend. Be safe...!
Mid June and a week in the 90's...I can't take it....I'm a wimp. We run out at night with the hose and water everything that's wilted. Hmmm...maybe my next vacation could be in Canada....very nice this time of year! I was up in Toronto one July and the high was in the 50's. OK...that was a little uncomfortable with shorts on as the ferry departed for Toronto Island...but it sure was a nice break from 95 degrees!
A little vacation is just what we all need. Our family went to sunny Hilton Head and enjoyed a week of doing basically nothing. Nothing is good. No scheduled activites at all...sleep as long as you want, eat whenever you want, swim...ride bikes, read a book...or just dolphin watch! These guys were swimming along right next to the shoreline. I freaked out and almost wrecked my bike taking this picture :) Yep.......I could get used to this vacation thing!