Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Quick Getaway

Last Thursday we got a wild hair, thankful its not the kind that gets me to paint the house or rip down a wall, nope this wild hair caused us to pack our bags and leave for an adventure! Literally at 3:30 we decided on this adventure and by 4:00 we were pulling out. We knew we wanted to take the boys to the battleship USS Alabama and the rest we just decided as we went.

The Battleship did not disappoint!! Without a doubt the funnest thing the boys have ever done...





The memorial park also had a submarine to explore as well as an aircraft museum...



We stayed at the Renaissance Mobile Marriott which was right across from a children's museum, the mobile bay port, a park, downtown mobile ( which included a fun trip to a chocolatier and peanut depot ). After we had seen everything there we called and made reservations to our favorite place, The Grand Hotel in Fairhope.

Nothing but fun was had there...




We had such a great time with having no agenda! We just explored and had fun... and lots of room service! By far our most successful family vacation to date :)

Already looking forward to the next trip!


Monday, July 18, 2011

Frozen Yogurt

It has been super crazy around here! There has literally been a parade of people coming through our door non-stop.

It can be exhausting...


...but we wouldn't have it any other way! We love having a house full of friends :)

Speaking of friends, I wouldn't be a good friend if I didn't share my new found recipe. I am jumping on the internet for a rare second just to let you in on the best thing ever...

Homemade Frozen Yogurt

We love Yogurt Mountain and their Original Tart Yogurt and I was so excited when I came upon a recipe to make it myself. I was equally as excited to see it was easy to make!!

First you need an ice cream freezer ( either the old school style or the newer Cuisinart )


Next you need 32 oz container of PLAIN yogurt ( we found this brand to make the best )


Mix the yogurt with 3/4 cups of sugar, pour into the ice cream freezer, and proceed how your machine directs. With any luck you will be enjoying a taste of heaven in about 20 minutes!!!

Don't forget the toppings!


(p.s. This recipe will yield (4) 1 cup servings)

Hope you enjoy. Better go... got people coming over :)


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sweet July - The kitchen is done!

It's been a long time coming, but the "after pictures" of the kitchen are now ready :)

Every project we do always seems to be so much more involved and more time consuming than planned!! I am so happy with the end result though!!!




My stools that I got on sale at Restoration Hardware that I absolutely love! Still waiting on the seat cushions to arrive.


If you can't remember the kitchen before, I took these right as we were knocking down walls.



The kitchen looks and feels a thousand times bigger! Much improved :)

Now on to other subjects... Is it me or is the summer flying by??

We are spending all of our time with friends and having so much fun! Isn't it true... Life is so much better shared with those you love.

We have been spending lots of time at the pool this summer and when we are not at the pool, we are still getting wet!



We've also been on a cooking kick. This little kitchen has turned gourmet!! Its been so much fun and yummy!



Hope you guys are having a great summer!