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Why didn’t anyone tell me?

grilling our hobo stew and corn on the cob

Why didn’t anyone tell me how awesome it is to grill out?  I have absolutely fallen in love with grilling out.  What started as a way to not heat up our house during the heat wave has turned into (as my husband would probably say) an obsession.  My gamma had a grill that hasn’t been touched in many years, so she told us to take it.  All it needed was a little TLC (and lots of elbow grease) to get it looking brand new!  I wish I had grabbed it last year when we moved into this house.  We’ve used it each weekend now (I’d be using it every night, but it’s hard to grill and watch the little one).  So far I’ve made:

  • burgers (of course), with seasoned salt and minced garlic mixed in
  • quartered a chicken (first time ever!) and used the Trinidad Lemon Garlic Marinade from the Spice House (leftovers were turned into a very tasty chicken salad for lunches)
  • corn on the cob (only caught one on fire since I didn’t keep re-wetting the husks)
  • Hobo Stew (as we called it growing up)–burger, carrots, onions, potatoes, whatever else you want tossed in a foil packet
  • sliced potatoes, with butter and Grippo’s Bar-B-Q seasoning in a foil packet
  • baby carrots with honey and brown sugar in a foil packet

yummy hobo stew and corn on the cob

Tonight we’re making hot sausages with green beans, and tomorrow night we’re going to try to cook pizzas.  I’ve heard peaches are good on it, so I might toss a few of those on, too.

What are your favorite things to grill out?

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This month in review

Busy month, but here’s a few photos from the month of June.

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My little troublemaker….

Ignoring all the rules of what she is allowed/not allowed to do….

No photos please…I’m trying to sleep!

Uh oh…busted!

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The wonderment of a child

Oh, how I wish I could be a child again, just to have simple pleasure and wonderment from my world around me.  Just watching my children enjoy all the wonderful things that surrounded them at the zoo yesterday made me take a little more time to get the same enjoyment that they did.  As we grow older, we seem to lose the time we use to take to enjoy all that is around us.  Take a minute to enjoy the beauty that surrounds you today.

Alyanna getting her first glimpse at the elephants.

Dalton enjoying the polar bear.

Alyanna and her Nana checking out the penguins.

Dalton and his Nana

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This Month In Review

Wow, I can’t believe May has come and gone!  It was a very crazy month here between ant invasions (they are persistent little buggers), Shyla (the dog) eating a burp cloth and having to have surgery, David going up to visit his father (who has cancer), and me finishing up the school year with my preschool kiddos.  So here’s a look back at a few of the photos from the month, and hopefully June provides me with more opportunities to update.

 

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A day in our life….

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The many faces of Alyanna

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