Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Broccoli Slaw Salad w/ Avocado

Made this for lunch today and it was SO SO SO good!
Broccoli slaw (WF's makes a organic one?, avocado, red onion and grape tomatoes topped with fresh ground pepper and the juice of a 1/2 a lemon!

Friday, July 13, 2012

My Friend Dylan!

So we were in the library the other day getting more books for AJ's summer reading which I am really enjoying doing with her! We were checking out and of course Dylan sparked up a conversation with the librarian - he introduced himself and then me. He said "Hi, my name is Dylan and this is my friend Mommy"! My heart instantly melted!
And here's one of AJ & I reading at night snuggled on my bed-

Monday, July 9, 2012

Our Extended 4th of July!

We had a great 4th of July here in GA! Alex took off a few days and we did lots of fun things over the long weekend! Alex got out at noon on the 3rd and we celebrated with some orange jello shots and some chips with homemade salsa (made from tomatoes and peppers from my garden) and homemade guacamole!
On the 4th our pool had a big party with free pizza and drinks and they had a dj and we played games. AJ and D loved trying out hula hooping and AJ was really good at it. Dylan was happy to get to drink a coke and we were all excited for some grilled sliders with sautéed onions and dogs and the fireworks - we even lit off a few of our own this year! Our neighborhood put off the most amazing display - it was incredible and SO unclose and personal - really cool to watch out on the golf course!
Thursday we went out for a nice breakfast at place we have never been - J Christopher's - and it's a keeper! Very yummy - I had eggs benedict, the kids had their first chocolate chip pancakes and Alex a smorgasbord!
On Friday we hit up 6 Flags (Great Adventure for all my Jersey peeps)and we were amazed how many rides had no line and how many cool roller coasters, water rides and slides and other rides the kids could do. This meant I only got a few shots of them on the more babyish rides because Alex and I were riding on the bigger ones with them!
Saturday we hit the pool up early and then came home to relax and I cooked up a awesome meal of crab legs and clams - SO good!
Sunday we hit the pool early again and came home to relax more and I cooked up another delicious meal of sausage, cannelloni beans, white wine, broccoli rate, garlic and parm reggiano cheese - YUMM!
It was a great extended weekend spent with my 3 favorite people! 2 weeks of normalcy (camp for the kids, lots of running and chores for me, work for Alex) and then we hit the beach! Can't wait!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Splash of RED by Linda Gale!

In my last post I mentioned my amazing newly decorated living room thanks to Mimi! LOVE LOVE LOVE-ING my splash of RED people! Mimi you are awesome!!!

Mimi & Miss Margie's GA Visit

I was beyond happy to have my mother and God Mother come for a visit - we were all TOTALLY surprised when we saw Mimi walk out of the airport with a familiar face in tow - it was AWESOME. Not only did they get to spend AJ's 5th birthday here with us but we got in tons of shopping, eating and other fun family time! They kids were SO happy that my mother's sister (my God Mother) finally got here for a visit. They totally came up with the best nick name ever - Dylan out of the blue called her Miss Margie on the car ride home from the airport and it stuck - we all totally enjoyed the sound of it each and every time! We were so excited to get to some antique shops here and all the home accessory shops. My Aunt bought me the most fantastic antique chest and a great lamp and my mother's decorating skills made the amazing living room complete with new art work, lamps, pictures, a new accent table, a floral arrangement she did herself and quite a few other knick knacks! Always love having family and so do the kids and this visit was very special - so happy Miss Margie finally made it down south - we all hope she comes back again soon, next time with Joo Joo!!!
AND almost forgot - Alex and I got in a Mexican date night! Woohoo!!!