Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Yesterday we took Kyle our baseball player to New York City for the day. Ava, Grandma Jan and I took him. We had a fun day but we didn't get home until 12:30 am this morning so we are SOOO tired today! I am going to do a post about our NYC adventure tomorrow. Today I thought I would post some quick pictures that I took with my iphone!
I love this picture of Brock this was after his first all-star baseball game last week. He hates when I take pictures of him during games so he wouldn't smile for this picture-ha ha!
Friday, June 25, 2010
The flower pot that I posted yesterday is SO easy to make! This project takes about 15 minutes from start to finish! I used my house #'s on my pot but I also think this would be cute with your monogram too! Here is the finished project.
My pot is plastic and brand new so to make it look older I brushed on some white craft paint and wiped it off using a papertowel. I kept wiping until I liked the way the pot looked. Then I modge podged (you can get this in the craft section at wal-mart, it's fabulous!) my numbers on and I went ahead and modge podged the whole pot so it all had the same sheen.
I let it dry overnight and then I added my plant the next day.
I love the way it turned out! I also think this would be a quick and easy hostess gift!
Have a good weekend!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Tonight Brock doesn't have a baseball game so we are going to relax at home grill out steaks and have mashed potatoes and salad! I also want to work a little bit in my flower beds. Kyle has a game so Brock and I am going to watch him play later on tonight while Graig plays poker at our house with his friends.
Ava is still enjoying her time in Philly with our neighbors. Today they went to the Philadelphia zoo! She called and talked to me today and said that she wasn't even one bit homesick-ha ha!
I am SO glad that she is having a good time! This is really her first time going for so long without us.
I did a little summer re-arranging on this shelf in our living room. I really like the way it turned out!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Brock and Ava are FINALLY out of school!! Now our summer can offically begin! I have been in summer mode since it turned so pretty and the college students left last month.
We are doing a bunch of different things this summer for fun we don't have any really big trips planned except for our girls weekend to Illinois in July to go to my sister's baby shower!!
Last night Ava left with our neighbors to go to Philadelphia for a mini-vacation. They are staying at the Crown Plaza and their hotel is on the roof. Ava was SOOOO excited before she left about the roof top pool. This afternoon my sweet neighbor sent me this picture of our girls by the pool.
Have a good Wednesday!
Monday, June 21, 2010
Brock's baseball team won our town's little league championship game tonight! It was SUCH an exciting game, I was on the edge of my seat the entire game. The game was even on the radio tonight! Brock was the pitcher for our team and at the end of the game he was named the "Player of the Game" and he was interviewed on the radio. He even got a free large ice cream at a local ice cream shop for being the "Player of the Game." It all happened so quick so Grandma Jan, Ava and I went to my car so we could hear his interview on the radio, he did a great job! I was so happy to be able to hear his interview live. The radio station made a copy of the recording for us, which will be a great memory for Brock! Here are a few pictures from the end of the game tonight.
It was great night and a great way for Brock to end his Little League career! Now we are getting ready for All-Stars! Our first game is Wednesday in Cooperstown. It's a wooden bat tournament. So after our game tonight Graig held a practice and the kids got to practice hitting with the wooden bats to get ready for the first game.
Have a good week!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
This summer we are a host family for a college age baseball player that is going to be playing baseball in our town this summer. The team he is playing in is a developmental team for college players to keep up their skills so they can continue playing at a high level. Our player Kyle hopes to play major league baseball someday!
He got to our house on Tuesday at about noon after flying all night from his home in Southern California! We are in upstate NY so it was a looong flight for him! He slept a little Tuesday afternoon and then got us and went to Brock's Little League game with us which was fun. He was a celebrity down at the Little League field-ha ha!
His parents raised him right, he is polite, kind and so sweet with Ava and Brock! Ava is like his shadow and won't leave him alone. She even showed him how she can jump on our trampoline. Poor Kyle!
Kyle's first game as an Outlaw was on Thursday night. Here are some pictures from the game.
Kyle signing autographs before the game. Of couse Ava was right there with him the whole time-ha ha!
He is going to be with us until the beginning of August. He has a game almost every day while he is here so we have a LOT of baseball games to attend this summer!
Have a good weekend!
Friday, June 18, 2010
We have the best engagement story! Waaaay back in the spring of 1997 (yeah I know we have been married a long time-ha ha!) I went on spring break to South Padre Island Texas with 7 of my best college friends! We had the BEST time. While I was there (I had NO idea this was going to happen!) my boyfriend Graig went shopping with two of his friends for an engagement ring for me!
I remember we talked a couple of times during my trip and we planned that he would pick me up at the St. Louis airport and then we would meet my family (mom, aunt, grandma and sister) for dinner in St Louis. He picked me up and we went over to my Aunt's house to get ready to go out to eat with my family. When we got there my Mom suggested that Graig and I go to the St. Louis Arch since Graig grew up in New York he had never been up to the top. I really wanted him to see it because the Arch is my most favorite thing about St. Louis and I LOVE everything about St. Louis.
When we got to the Arch my family decided that they would stay at the bottom while Graig and I went to the top. Graig and I waited in line and got in the elevator that took us to the top. While we were looking out the windows at the top he got down on one knee and proposed!!!! I said yes and everyone who was up there with us started clapping! It was a perfect moment!
We went back down and my family was there holding balloons signs that said "Congrats Angie and Graig!" We all hugged and celebrated and then went out to dinner. It was a PERFECT day!
Graig knows how close I am to my family and I am SO happy that he included them in our engagment day.
We just celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary on June 7!
Here is a picture of us at dinner the day we got engaged.
Posted by Angie at 9:53 AM
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
• 1 package (16 ounces) thin spaghetti or linguine
• 1 large bunch fresh basil
• 1 small garlic clove, peeled
• 5 tablespoons olive oil
• 3/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
• 1 1/2 pints red and/or yellow cherry tomatoes, each cut in half
• 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
• 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
• 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes
1. In large saucepot, prepare pasta as label directs.
2. Meanwhile, reserve 12 small basil leaves for garnish. From remaining basil, remove enough leaves to equal 2 cups firmly packed. Wash basil well; pat dry with paper towels. In food processor with knife blade attached, blend basil leaves, garlic, 4 tablespoons oil, and 1/2 teaspoon salt until smooth, stopping processor and scraping down bowl occasionally. Add Parmesan; pulse to combine. Set aside.
3. In medium bowl, mix tomatoes, vinegar, and pepper with remaining 1 tablespoon oil and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Gently stir in mozzarella.
4. Drain spaghetti, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water. Return spaghetti and reserved pasta cooking water to saucepot; add pesto and toss well to coat pasta. Spoon spaghetti mixture into large shallow bowl; top with tomato-mozzarella salad. Garnish with reserved basil leaves.
Each serving: About 540 calories, 20g protein, 63g carbohydrate, 23g total fat (8g saturated), 3g fiber, 35mg cholesterol, 550mg sodium.
Monday, June 7, 2010
I got up at the crack of dawn (6:30) to go to yard sales this weekend. I am SO glad I got up early and went, I got some cute things! I went with my friend Sabrina and of course Ava wanted to go too, she always LOVES yard sales.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Ava with her lyrical dance class. Ava always tells me that lyrical is her favorite dance. Lyrical is a cross between jazz and ballet.