Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Alex's Parent Visit from NJ

We had a nice few days with Alex's parents visiting. We went out for some nice meals, visited the PGA musuem, went to the pool and Alex and I got a night out! Here are a few shots from their visit...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

AJ's 4th Birthday

Happy Birthday to the best, most beautiful girl. AJ we are so proud of the way you have grown these past 4 years and WOW we can't believe how quickly the years have flown by. Thanks for teaching us how to love completely - we never knew this kind of love was possible till you were brought into our world - the love parents have for their children is such a helpless, encompassing and amazing thing. You are beautiful, smart and funny. You can be very competitive and these days you always have to be first! You are a great big sister and couldn't be sweeter to you brother (most of the time anyway)- you are patient with him and love to teach him new things! You love to run and have races, your pretty fast for someone your age. You love swimming, going on walks, and you love to play with your friends. You like cooking, coloring and playing outside. Recently you are into Barbies, Strawberry Shortcake, My LIttle Pony and you still love your Disney Princesses! You are my girly girl with the curly curls! Your father, Dylan and I love you immeasurably - thanks for making life so fun!

This year we had Grandma & Pop Pop in visiting from NJ. You wanted to go to Chuck E Cheese so that's what we did. We brought along your new neighborhood friend Mary Louis and the two of you had a blast! You played games, went on rides, ate pizza, drank juice and had 3 cupcakes throughout the day! One for breakfast and 2 after your pizza!

We love you baby girl - hope you had a fun 4th birthday - Alex and I sure enjoyed it!

The cupcake display I made her-

Birthday Morning - Presents, Traditional Morning Cupcake & More Presents-

Chuck E Cheese, Party Time-

Sketches from Chuck E Cheese that came out really cool-

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day 2011

First I want to give a shout out to the best father and husband out there - Alex, the kids and I are so lucky to have you! You do it all - your hard working, funny, caring and so loyal - not only do you rock but you are our rock! You are so involved in the kids lives and I know that there is no place you'd rather be then with us. Thanks for all you do to take care of us!

We had a really nice day this year. We started off the day going to church with Grandma & Pop Pop who were here visiting from NJ. Next we hit up IHop for some breakfast and then went home to change into our suits and jump on in the pool. Grandma & Pop Pop brought Dylan home when he got crabby so we could enjoy some time just hanging in the pool with AJ! When we got home it was time to open up some bubbly and cheers to the dads! For dinner Alex grilled up some lobster tails, my MIL made some asparagus in olive oil with garlic and oregano and I made awesome twice baked potatoes! Dinner was great!

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Guess last night was our initiation into the neighborhood - we got our house toilet papered complete with a big WP (Windermere Park) on the front lawn - so happy to find some fun neighbors to hang out with!

Uncle Richard Visits GA!

This past Thursday we had a very special visitor come and stay with us from NJ! We were excited to see Uncle Richard and the kids had a blast playing with him! Thursday night we grilled up some burger and drank some wine out on the patio while catching up! Friday he came to see AJ off to camp and was happy to go again to pick her up, we showed him where Alex works and some local sights and then went out for some Smoke Jack! Saturday we took him to see some of the sights in Atlanta, we walked around Centennial Park a bit and visited CNN, that night we went to the Johns Creek Walk festival and then we went on over to Abbots Grill for some dinner! We were sad to send him on his way this morning but hopefully he will be back soon!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Summer Eating!

Here a few very easy but very good summery eats!

Grilled Corn on the Cob-

Corn on the Cob
S & P

Boil the corn in water for 5 minutes and then remove. Baste in butter and grill, roll around in more butter, s&p and EAT!

Heirloom Tomato Basil Salad-

Heirloom tomoatos
red onion
olive oil

Mix it all up and eat it up! SO good!

Steak Salad w/ Frizzled Onions-

grilled NY Stips (rare of course)
frizzled onion (cut onions thin, soak in buttermilk, dredge in flour & fry in oil)
red onion
blue cheese crumbles
balsamic vinegarette

Put arugula in big bowl, top with tomatos, onions, blue cheese crumbles, balsamic and then the steak cut into strips and then the OH SO GOOD but OH SO BAD for you onions!