Our umbrella rocks!!!!!!!!!!! Why have we gone so many years basking in the sun when we could have had this amazing piece of fabric protecting us!?
Hats help also. Matt never wears hats and I think he looks pretty cute in one!
I’m on page 500 – such a great story!
Games were played
Mom and I went for a walk
[Here are the cover ups x3!]
Then we all got in the ocean!!! A family of 6 bumbling over the waves
Then more reading. We are a very book friendly family.
All of a sudden it was 6PM and I was starving! I coaxed Kanz into going in for beers and snacks while we continued to enjoy books, sun and sand.
He surprised us with some Kashi crackers! They are still good – because I love how the get suck in your teeth – but they don’t taste as good as they used to.
I split the Magic Hat Ginger with mom
Ahhhhhh. Evening showers, clean clothes and wine!
I had a splash of Albero sparkling from TJs
Dinner tonight was a break for the cooks – pizza delivery!
Pepperoni and Pineapple – huge NYC style slices!
Jalapeno Mushroom – my fav!
I made a huge salad to go with.
Golden Rabbit bowl I brought from home. Love these big metal bowls. They are good for EVERYTHING!
Plus a homemade dressing. My standard balsamic. Shake the following in a jar or tupperware:
- 1/4 cup Garlic Gold oil (or olive oil + garlic. Garlic Gold wins because of no aftertaste here!)
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar (the good thick kind!)
- 1 tbsp any kind of good mustard
- Pinch kosher salt
- Pinch pepper
- Herbs to taste (I used dried basil and oregano)
- 2 tsp honey
I used honey from our WEDDING!! Leftover favors from 6.2.07! I got the jars from a beekeeper in New Jersey and ordered the custom labels to put on the jars myself.
A bit of red with dinner – a Shiraz Matt’s friend Malcolm gave us for Xmas!
I had a slice and a half of each
My stomach – every now and then – does this weird thing where 1) I can’t decide if I’m starving or stuffed and 2) It’s bloated and distended 3) It has sharp pains. I think it happens when I don’t eat enough during the day, but I can’t make a correlation. I used to happen a lot and now only happens every now and then. Well it happened tonight! I couldn’t get enough food at dinner but was stuffed at the same time! Very uncomfortable.
After dinner, mom required us to go on a mandatory evening beach walk. The beach is so nice at dusk! I think it helped my stomach, which feels much better now.
I pretty much decided on the walk I’d just have a taste of dessert tonight.
But what do you do when a place of pound cake strawberry cream is set in front of you!?
You say thank you and compliment the cook. Mom’s pound cake was the best I’ve had in years, and Breyers Vanilla Bean never lets me down.