Monday, September 30, 2013

Vacation part 4 ...

another bunch of pictures from the beach
these are from our stormy, windy day........
below is our view from our top balcony
that dark squiggly line in the pic below is a smudge
on my camera sensor. I need to stop putting off getting
my camera cleaned.......

Declan wearing his skull and cross bones shirt

It was so windy that day you could hardly stand outside without swaying
back and forth. Bucky took Declan out for just a second so he could
feel the wind. The picture just cracks me up!

even Jake's hair was blowing out of control....

tsk tsk....Johnny doing work while on vacation

have no idea what we were laughing about but just
look at how good looking my son-in-law is

Maddox is just like his Uncle Jake.......I ask to take a picture and
I get silly faces...haha!

I don't even remember what we were doing
in the picture below....haha


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Butternut Squash soup ...

My sister Kandi passed along this recipe to me
and wow, it is so yummy!!
here ya go......
  • 1 med onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • one med butternut squash
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 russet potato or a sweet potato. I used the sweet potato since I no longer eat white potatoes
  • 4 cups of chicken stock
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
Saute the onions and garlic in a little olive oil for a few minutes
cube the squash, carrots and potatoes
add to the pot with 4 cups of chicken stock
simmer until fork tender......this only took maybe 15 minutes
remove from heat and add 1 cup of coconut milk
blend in a blender or use an emulsifier. I use an emulsifier, which I love!
salt and pepper to taste.....
this is quick to make and so good. I'm sure I'll be making this a lot this winter

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Vacation, part 3 ...

Just a bunch of family pics and baby cuteness from vacation ....
One night my mom and I stayed in while others went out to eat
we kept Declan with us and he was acting so silly
we really had a lot of fun with him

here's Declan wearing his new tshirt from Uncle Jake

We had one day that was really windy......and Lynne's beach tent was
down by the pool but the wind picked it up and it took off
Bucky, being the good son......went and got it for his mom

Jake waiting for the weather to improve.....

Me and my daddy!

it starts young huh?


Friday, September 27, 2013

Vacation, part 2 ...

warning ... picture overload......

look to the left ... here comes Jake to photo bomb the pic of Nicole, haha

nice pose Jake!!

Baby Declan's first beach trip

he was so mesmerized by the ocean

sweet little family....

there's Declan doing his "thumb to thumb"

We played a lot of corn hole ... sure was fun!

Maddox and Gabe enjoyed the hot tub

Nicole always kept a very close eye on them....

Maddox and Gabe share the same birthday, Sept 12th
so we celebrated while down at the beach

Gabe showing everyone his new sweatshirt