Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Cheesecake Factory

Today was the cheesecake factory's 30th anniversary and were selling slices for just $1.50! That was such a good deal we went with a couple of friends to try it out... YUMMY!
I had the white chocolate and raspberry and Greg had something like chocolate peanut butter cookie dough truffle. It was a mouth full.
I think we spent more on gas on the way there then we actually paid for our food.
It was worth it.
p.s. I love the look of sheer terror on Donovan's face as his cheescake was falling over just when the picture was taken. Dont worry, it landed safely on the plate :-)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Our 100th Post!

And a pretty exciting one at that, Greg and I have decided to expand our family!
We were doing a little browsing around Petco and found this awesome guy!!

We are one proud mama and papa, but we're having a little difficulty deciding on a name.A few we like are:

and Louis

Whats your vote?

* Or Gil or Abraham

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Dani Mosaic

To make your own:
a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.
The questions:
1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One Word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name (or your blog name or handle or whatever)

One For The Record Books

Well today may very well be the day that goes down in the record books for the biggest mistake I, Greg, have ever made. I let Dani get a credit card! I gave her a good prep talk before I handed it over and almost had her sign some sort of limited use disclaimer. This is a trial run and we will see how things turn out. Wish me luck!

Notice the sticker on her shirt*

Blurred out sections of the card are for security purposes only*

Monday, July 7, 2008

The Experiment

Today is day one of my one month experiment of being a vegetarian. Don't ask me why, I just wanted to try something new and see if I could actually last a whole month without eating meat.
I rounded up some recipes online and from some of my cookbooks and made a menu for this weeks dinners. I think I'll do fine when I am at home and can actually cook, but lunches will be hard. I only get a 1/2 hour break at work so fast and easy is what I need. I guess if I really wanted to I could make my lunch the night before... but I probably wont.
Anyways, here is a list of the scrumptious veggie meals I will be having this week:

Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms
Zucchini Casserole
Broccoli Rice Dinner
Loaded Potatoes - no bacon bits
Spaghetti Alfredo
and Veggie Lasagna

I think Greg's up for most of it, but he said I can make the stuffed mushrooms on Wednesday when he is on the camp out with the young men :-)

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Im Famous

Hey do these guys look familiar? Oh wait, its just a little band called the All American Rejects!

They were on our flight home from Florida to Chicago and we got to meet them

Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Gulfarium

Today we did a bit of shopping and then Gulfariumed it up. Then we went to the beach to top it off of course. We got to touch a sea cucumber, horseshoe crabs (aka sea armadillos), and star fish. Pretty cool
We tried to take a family picture to use in a Christmas card... we'll have to try again tomorrow
Me and Lu, she's making her monster face

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Florida Trip

We are on day three of our Florida vaca with Dani's family and having the best time. Pretty much everyday consists of laying on the beach and eating good food :-)
I'll have to take some beach pictures tomorrow so everyone can be jealous, but Im just waiting so I can get a little bit of a better tan :-P