Monday, March 21, 2011

Mini Vacay in a nutshell

Good Morning loves! Hope every one's weekend was fabulous and that you got to enjoy the great sunshine. I know I did : )

I am one tired gal today, but I had a great weekend for this tiredness today which I will share with y'all in a little re-cap. Here goes it:

My momma, Bella and I road tripped it to Southern OK to visit my two favorite peeps...Nana and Papa. Thursday was my Papa's 69th birthday, so we celebrated that with him and my aunt Jan, her husband and a long time friend of the family. Here is the birthday boy with his traditional German Chocolate cake

Please excuse the look on his face...I caught him off guard,haha.  That evening was filled with lots of stores, laughter and good times oh and not to mention amazing food. We had corn beef and cabbage(traditional Irish food...he is a St. Patty's baby after all, new potato's, salad and for dessert we had homemade peach cobbler(my favorite) with Vanilla Ice Cream...yes I had some despite my dairy was a special occasion after all and of course the German Chocolate cake. I realize that Miss Football is rolling her eyes at me right now, because I was supposed to give up sugar for lent...I may have failed.

The next day, I set out to make the Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls...All.By.Myself. Yep, I did it. They turned out beautifully and oh so yummy. Despite the fact that I blew up the butter in the microwave(how does that happen?) Sorry Nana.

The rest of the day was spent hanging out with Cousin Pam and her son Jackson. Jackson and I spent most of our Morning getting lost...note to self--don't take directions from a 13 yr. old. After he got us lost, I then got us lost somehow even more and ended up by a nuclear power plant...13 hours later ( not really but it felt like it) we finally made it back. We played board games, went fishing-where I was the only one to manage to get a sunburn and only on the right side of my body none the less...I have this very unattractive farmers tan only on my right arm. This pale chick needs to hit a tanning bed or some self-tanners. Quick.

I took this picture of the beautiful sunrise...I have no camera skills what-so-ever, so this picture doesn't quite do it justice.

Nana and I dominated at Domino's...we kicked my mom and Pam's bootie bad. I may or may not get violent and a little aggressive at playing board games or any kind of game for that matter...think Monica on Friends. Yep, that's me with board games.

Oh, I also kinda started a grease fire frying some onion straw worries I put it out. 

All in and all it was a great mini vacay spent with the ones I love the was so great to spend some good quality time with my Nana and Papa. I miss them dearly and wish we lived closer.

Bella had a good time too...but mainly she enjoyed the traveling

Hope everyone has a great Monday!!

Oh and P.S. my super awesome skills at picking basketball teams totally played off in the first round of March Madness...because I took first place. Booyah!!



~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

How fun! I am dying to try those cinnamon rolls, they look delish!

mom said...

Great times had by all. The look on your face was priceless when you came outside to tell us you might had a little hot grease fire. You looked like the little rascall's kid, the black one with flour all over your face. You could only see the pupils of your eye. LMAO.

Fishing, yep Jackson seem to be the little fisherman that day. I was too busy fixing all the fishing poles.

Had a great spring break with loved ones and spending time with dad on his birthday.

Anonymous said...

How fun! I love the mental image of the cooking adventures - butter blowing up and the grease fire. Thank goodness everything turned out okay in both cases!


Tiffany said...

I love this. Your cooking stories made my day. And yes, I think that you have failed at Lent......but it was a special occasion! :)