Monday, May 30, 2011

Trip Tease Two: More Adventures in FL

The Oldest House in St. Augustine

Larger view.

House next door.

We also went to the Fountain of Youth.
They use these to collect the water.

Discovered in the 1500s

Tim tried it.

Me too. It tasted like a hose...

Oh yeah!

Yeeeeeah, I took it front the car.

They will fire a cannon every hour on the hour. :)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Trip Tease: Amelia Island

I just wanted to share a few photos from our trip to Amelia Island.

One of the neat places to walk around the resort.



Me in a tree!


I am a ham.

Seriously, a ham...

You wish you husband was hot like this...


Room service, yummmmm. 
View from our balcony.

Other view from the balcony.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Restaurant Review: Koreana

It has been a while but this month we did try a new place in town. We went to Koreana. It is fairly new in town; before it was an amazing Japanese restaurant called Tokyo. Side note: my sister-in-law is half Japanese so she always gave us the 411 on which "Japanese" restaurants in town were the closest to the real thing. She liked Tokyo best.

Anyways, I had never had Korean food before so it was a totally new experience for me. We went with our new friends Johnson and his wife Crystal (I absolutely LOVE them by the way) and it was very nice. We all ordered off the menu a big feast of a special they had so we literally got to try a bit of everything they had to offer. Everything comes out on tiny little plates and you share a lot of what they bring out. It made eating a community experience and I enjoyed the quiet setting. If you want to try something new and different, I highly recommend it.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Caturday Saturday: Elliot's toy box adventure

The other night after the kids went to bed, Elliot decided she would entertain herself. Luckily, I had the camera out to document the adventure:

Elliot walked over to her boxes of toys and clothing. Yes, earlier that night I had been showing off my cats' wardrobe.

Look at how she points with her paw like a hunting dog. She has something in her sight.

Dig dig dig!
Got it! Green fuzzy.

She took it over to her corner.

She stepped on it some.

Then threw it around.

This is after I threw it to her, she likes to play fetch.

Full on attack mode.

It rolled away after a while.

So she rolled over and zonked out.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Dinner at Our House: Cube Steak Rollups

So tonight my brother cooked dinner. And to be honest, it probably isn't that weight watcher friendly, but I thought I'd share it anyways.

My half of the finished product (Tim and I split one)

There was no "actual" recipe. I'm typing this as my brother told it to me.


  • Cube steak
  • Cream cheese (softened)
  • Marinade (he used Dale's steak seasoning)
  • Bacon
  • Toothpicks
How he does it: 
  1. Put marinade on the steaks in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  2. Soften the cream cheese and spread it on the cube steaks.
  3. Roll the steaks, wrap bacon around the steak. Fasten with toothpicks.
  4. Grill on medium heat 5-7 minutes on each side.
Overall, pretty interesting. They also made potatoes, green beans, and rolls.

Full plate.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Caturday Saturday: Making Friends

You haven't seen a lot of me on facebook or blogging lately, and here is why:

My niece Kylie and  Elliot.

Scooby came too.

I am having the best time hanging out with my family. :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Dinner at Our House: Roasted Red Ranch Potatoes

Tonight we didn't really plan dinner out at all. I was at work and I called mom during lunch to ask her what she wanted to do. She suggested eating out, but I knew both Tuesday & Thursday I'd be eating fast food, and most likely on Wednesday too since that *may* be our arrival time for the kiddos! I knew we had chicken in the freezer, tortillas in the fridge, and we always have tons of cheese & lettuce. I also remembered I had bought some buffalo sauce so I suggested wraps (recipe here).

When I got in the car after work I immediately called mom (my routine when I get in the car after work: Call Tim. check in. Call mom. check in. It's like clockwork). I asked what kinds of sides we had that we could make and she mentioned I still had leftover red potatoes. I also remembered while driving we had a packet of ranch mix and I've been seeing that commercial where a kid makes ranch potatoes. I thought, hey why not try that.

It really was easy.

Use about 2lb of red potatoes quartered
1 packet of ranch dry mix
it SAYS use 1/4 cup of oil, but that's way too much. I used half that. (I also used canola oil if that matters)
Mix it all together (you can use a baggie or I just did it in the Pyrex dish with a cover). Bake at 450 for about half an hour (which works out well because it took roughly that long to get dinner going).

Doing it that way made 4 servings and 1 serving was about 5 WW points. I hate to think of what it would be if I used ALL of the oil suggested. However, they are SO YUM! Easy to make and yum!

I took a picture, but it wasn't very flattering hehe.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Gearing up for Grandkids: New Swings!

No, it isn't what you think. And, hey, if it were, what newborn baby gets on a swing? Seriously, folks. :)

My niece and nephew will be arriving any day this week (we're thinking Wednesday). Needless to say, it has been a crazy week/weekend. There were about 20 or more boxes lining the living room, and dining room walls with stuff. We've unpacked and repacked a lot of it. Some of it is now in the *new* attic. I say new because they just added in a way to get up there and some flooring so we can use the area for storage.

Last weekend, my mom and dad bought a grandkidmobile aka minivan, and now this weekend, they've bought the SWINGS! I took some photos of all of us putting it together.

Dad unloading the box

Tim and Dad

Just want to note: these parts were made in the USA...and some were missing...

You can see my shadow!

You can also see my hand/arm in this one haha.

Woohoo! I can hold a pole in place.

Its coming along nicely...

This is the "air glider" seat

Finished this part!

Slide is up next.

Tim worked on the swings...

While dad did the slide.


Oh, and one more thing. This tiny little flower makes the entire backyard smell wonderful:


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