Saturday, June 27, 2009

More From May

Soon after Dad and Shari left, Jim and Denise came for their visit. Jimmy and the boys picked them up from the airport and enjoyed one of their favorite places...Red Robin!

We had a very relaxing time while they were here. We rented a condo in Branson for 5 days and had beautiful weather. We spent a lot of time just hanging out by the pool.

We went to a fun show at our condo - 10+ entertainers came to preview their shows. It was lots of fun!

We had fun miniature golfing...

And had lots of sweet lovin' for Nana and Papa!

My silly boys thought it was funny to play with Papa's CPAP machine!

Nana and Papa bought the boys a new bike with training wheels and all of the protective gear. Bryce and Drew love their bikes and do very well on them. Thankfully, they take after their Daddy when it comes to athletics and not me!

Thanks Nana and Papa!

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The Springfield Zoo

While Nana and Papa were here, they took the boys to the zoo. I had to do a separate post because there are so many cute pictures!

This was especially fun for Drew because they have an area where you can feed crackers to giraffes. They just stretch down and gobble up crackers right out of your hands! Drew's favorite "babies" are his giraffes - one is named "Baby D Booger" and one is named "Baby D!"

Drew with his baby - 17 months old

At this age, he would suck on his ear and carry it around with him everywhere he went!

So imagine how cool it was to see one up close and personal!

Nana and Papa,
Thank you for all of the sweet times and memories. We love you so much and can't wait to see you again in a few weeks!

Bryce and Drew

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Family Food Faves

Perfect for summertime grillin'!

Grilled Flank Steak with Rosemary

1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
4 1/2 Tbls. honey
1 Tbls. fresh rosemary
6 cloves minced garlic
1 1/2 Tbls. pepper
1 1/2 Tbls. salt
2# flank steak
Mix all ingredients together, pour over steak and marinate for at least 8 hours. Grill for 4-5 minutes on each side for medium rare. Let meat rest for 5 minutes before slicing. ENJOY!
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Friday, June 12, 2009

Still Catching Up...

Dad and Shari came to visit in May. They drove their Corvette all the way here from Seattle! They drove through some horrible storms and tornadoes close to our home delaying their arrival. So, after the boys asked at least 100 times where Papa and Gammie were we finally dressed them in their rain coats and rubber boots so they could wait outside for them!Papa and Gammie got here just in time to see the boys in their first 2 swim lessons.
Bryce and Drew were good students and really liked Miss Lannie especially when she gave them lollipops! Jimmy and I took advantage of free babysitting and enjoyed a day together. Papa & Gammie and the boys had fun together, too. They are still talking about the bunny cake they made together!

The weather wasn't very nice while they were here, so there was a lot of time indoors and lots of special snuggle time!

Bryce and Papa were inseparable!
On the 2 nice days we had fun going miniature golfing...

The boys helped Papa wash his Corvette...

And we enjoyed a sunny day at Table Rock Lake - the fish hatchery, a picnic and playing in the water!

Papa and Gammie,
We look forward to more SWEET times with you this summer.
We'll be looking for you in August! :0)
Your Grandsons

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