Monday, August 2, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

1. I started this ToT last Monday night. I was about half finished and my computer froze up on me. No big deal, right? Blogger continually saves as you type, right? Well, not this time folks! Talk about frustrating and annoying...ugh! 

2. It was Pat's birthday this past Saturday and he turned 34 years old! I cannot believe it! We met each other when I was 19 and he was 22...just crazy that we he is tipping into his mid-30's! We celebrated with a great dinner and strawberry supreme pie for dessert (at Pat's request). This pie goes back to our "newly married, no kiddos" days when we lived in Pennsylvania. If you have a Bob Evans Restaurant (random, I know) by you, this dessert is a must-try as it is just delish!

3. Here is another great thing about living in this part of Michigan......

Blueberries, Blueberries, Blueberries

They are for sale right now

 in 10 lb. boxes for like $20!

4. My kiddos sure do love veggies and dip, specifically, homemade dill dip. 

My mother-in-law always makes it and I always can not get enough of it. Now I always make it, and my boys and Pat cannot get enough of it.

Homemade Dill Dip
-Equal parts sour cream and mayo
-Dill Weed to your liking (and I like a lot, so I add a lot)
-Garlic Salt to your liking

**Super easy and seriously good**

4. Another food related tidbit....
Pat and I eat this salad with our dinner almost every.single.night! It's yummy, refreshing and light....and a little bit of both sweet and salty (that's per Patrick).

Here's what it is....
-Romaine Lettuce
-Fruits that we have on hand (blueberries, strawberries, grapes, blackberries, raspberries, etc.)
-Feta Cheese

5. O-bubs had his 18 month-old well-check last week! He did so great and even danced a little jig for the M.D.

Owen-18 months old
Weight-28 lbs.
Height -36 inches
**Our pediatrician told us a good way to determine about how tall your kiddo will be is this:
(Mom's height + 5 inches) + Dad's height/2 =Child's adult height (roughly, of course)

Looks like we are going to have 2 tall boys!

6. We took a little family vacation this past weekend to Traverse City, Michigan. Hence the new family photos in my blog header! It.was.awesome. It.was.beautiful. It.was.amazing.

Side note: Moving to 4 different states in 5 years is hard, I hate it and I wish I didn't have to, but when I get to visit these absolutely breathtakingly beautiful places that I didn't even know existed...I see the positive to moving. Because honestly, I would have never gone to visit Northern Michigan, let alone traveled with my two kiddos (one of those kiddos known now as "The World's Worst Traveler) to do so if I wasn't living here. Must remind myself of this more often!

Anyway, Pat's parents joined us (which was a great surprise for the boys!) and we just spent time swimming, being outside, and discovering this great area of Michigan. However, Saturday was rainy in the morning and pretty gloom the rest of the day, so I don't have a ton of pics! Although beautiful, it's not very inspiring taking pictures when the sky is gray.


 We were walking into the downtown area and they were checking out boats and ducks in..

this great little canal that lined the downtown.

We basically let the boys be on a sugar high, the entire weekend. 
Oh Jack, you would like an ice cream cone, well, how about a cone dipped in chocolate and sprinkles and would like a piece of fudge or a caramel apple as well?'s vacation!

Grandma MiMi is always so great about letting the boys pick out a souvenir.
She and I were thinking more a long the lines of maybe a cute Traverse City sweatshirt.
I guess Jack was not!

Do you see what I see here? 
Weird, right?
Well, they are Father-Son!


MiMi and Cheddar Bunnies....O's in heaven!

And The Dunes...I will have to save this for a separate post!

7. This is a.d.o.r.o.a.b.l.e. That little bambino is going to have a great picture book of her first year of life...such exciting adventures!

Side note: I cannot even tell you how many pictures I have yet to actually print out and put into picture books. O does not have one picture book...not one! Isn't that terrible?

8. Do you have something that you have asked your husband to do One Thousand Times, maybe more, and he still has not done it? Christmas lights. I don't even know how many times I have asked Pat to take down those darn lights from above our garage. Seriously, Christmas lights still up...kinda embarrassing.

I have thought about doing it myself and have decided to boycott that mission out of annoyance of having to ask those one thousand times. So here we are in August and we are both those idiots who still have up their Christmas lights! Well, it is only about 4 months away.

9. We are working on a little project called 'Laundry Room Makeover'!

And I am super excited about it!

10. My beautiful and ever-so-sweet cousin Jenny is getting married in a few days and I am so lucky to be a part of it! I can't wait!

1 comment:

Anne Wallisch said...

OMG......I love the photos of the kids!
Such memories you will have of these days with the boys and daddy!
(And MiMi & Papa of course!)