August 19, 2013

Menu Monday


Weekend Highlights:

First things first, Everett tried yogurt for the first time.  His face was hilarious, but like all other foods, he loved it!




My dad, Pops, and his wife Vicky, Mops, came to visit E and join us for dinner.  We had a great time catching up, playing with Everett and eating delicious feast.  After the little guy rolled around, chatted, ate and had bath time we put him down for the night and we then feasted on Filet Mignon with Balsamic Mushrooms and Onions, Strawberry Summer Salad, Loaded Baked Potatoes and a variety of cheesecake slices (ala The Cheesecake Factory). 


A great time was had by all!


Sunday was spent beaching it up in Cocoa!  We met up with our friends early in the morning  (earlier than our norm) to start the day off right and eat breakfast at the beach.  We stopped at Java and Juice and had a quick meal (E even ate his oatmeal with us) before heading to Publix to load up on subs and beverages.



Once we got to the beach the clouds looked awful.  We put our stuff down and about 5 minutes later the lifeguard informed us that they were going to close down the beach  while the storm passed.  We waited a few more minutes, left our beach gear in a pile on the sand and headed back to the car.  Luckily we only had to wait about 3 minutes in the car before the very quick rainstorm passed.  Then we were back out there!



Our belongings hunkered down while we headed to the car – can you see the storm brewing in the distance???



After the short delay we were back out there and had beautiful weather for the remainder of the day!



Loving life.


Our friend Hagen and her friend Amy also joined us and got some Everett love!




E was so exhausted, but loved his “beach boppy” that Aunt Lynnie made him out of sand.  Looks like he has a rough life.



Hot sun and fun times!


This week is still crazy busy as I get used to a new school year with a baby in daycare.  I definitely don’t have as much time as I used to, but wouldn’t change it for the world.  We are headed to visit family in Palm Coast and Palatka this weekend and can’t wait for a quick, but much needed get-a-way.

Here’s our menu!


M:  Taco Salad

T:  Turkey, Cranberry and Caramelized Onion Paninis with Chips and Apples

W:  Balsamic Pork Chops with Tomato Chutney and Pasta

Th:  Fried eggs and Stuffing with Roasted Carrots

F:  Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry with Fried Rice

Sa:  Palatka/Palm Coast

Su:  Columbia’s 1905 Salad with Black Bean Soup



****As many of you who follow the Fighting for Finley Facebook page already know, sweet baby Finley passed away Friday afternoon.  She was surrounded by her loving family and friends and will be greatly missed.  She not only changed the world while she was on this earth, but continues to change the world as a heavenly angel.  I will have a tribute post later this week.  Please always remember to hug your little (or big) ones tight and don’t ever take any of it for granted.  Each day is truly a gift. We love you Finley Elizabeth! <3

Photo courtesy of Cory and Mandi Callahan.

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