Wednesday, September 24, 2014

More Beach pictures ....

On the first day, after we went to the Aquarium, we went
to Jeannette's Pier. Declan of course was fascinated by that
he had gone to the beach last year when he was
only 7 months old so didn't really remember
So this trip was fun watching him fall in love with
the Outer Banks!
We also went out to lunch and then hit up the grocery
store for things we would need right away.
Once we were able to check in, we couldn't wait
to take him out to the sand and ocean.
Little cutie waiting at the door so we can head down to the beach

and the look of wonderment!

a little startled by the water so needed his mommy
to hold him

he loved playing in the sand


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Beach Vacation 2014 ....

Labor Day weekend
we headed down to our favorite vacation spot,
the Outer Banks of North Carolina
We rented a condo with Jacquelyn, Bucky, Declan and Lynne
for a week of fun and sun!!
September is my favorite time to go down to the OBX
and though it was nice, it was also still very hot
We arrived on Saturday but you are unable to check in to
your condo until about 4:00 so we tried to find some things
to do that would keep Declan happy. First we went out
to breakfast. Then we headed over to the Aquarium
here's some pics......

Declan was fascinated by the water fountain

and he loved throwing coins in to the water

as I'm going through my vacation pictures I see that I
pretty much only took pictures of Declan......haha
I need to start taking pics of other people too!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Blogging ....

I can't believe how long I have gone without blogging
the good news is I've just been busy having fun
the bad news is I've just been busy having fun and I haven't
been documenting our family memories!!
I also blame Microsoft. My laptop has Windows 8 and I absolutely
cannot stand it!! So I just don't get on my laptop much
therefore, just don't blog!!
So I'm going to try really hard to set aside time each weekend
to blog about what is going on in our life.
more post coming up this week but for now
here's a cute picture of our son-in-law Bucky, his son Declan
and Tyler, Nicole's boyfriend and their son John Thomas

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Lemon chicken ....

I have another recipe to share!
this one is from Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa
I love her show!
this recipe is so easy and quick and delicious!!
Johnny and I both loved it and I could see myself making this
one a lot.
here ya go........
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic (9 cloves)
  • 1/3 cut dry white wine (this is optional)
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest (2 lemons)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves
  • kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 boneless chicken breast, skin on (I used skinless and it was great)
  • 1 lemon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Warm the olive oil in a small saucepan over medium low heat, add the garlic, and cook for just one minute but don't allow the garlic to turn brown. Take off of the heat, add the white wine, lemon zest, lemon juice, oregano, thyme and 1 tsp salt, mix up and pour into a 9 x 12 baking dish
Pat the chicken breast dry and place them over the sauce. Brush the chicken with olive oil and sprinkle them liberally with salt and pepper. Cut the lemon in 8 wedges and tuck it among the pieces of chicken.
bake for 30 to 40 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken breast, until the chicken is done. if the chicken is not browned, put it under the broiler for 2 minutes. Cover the pan tightly with alum foil and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Serve hot with the pan juices.

you have to try this one!! so good.......