Sunday, June 25, 2006

Busy Weekend

On Friday, we had a MOMS Club "Family Night Out" at Skye's house. We all had a great time. Skye's a great hostess. The kids had the time of their lives, running around like crazy and climbing all over Mak's daddy Mark like he was a Wiggle. He was so fun to watch with the kids; you can tell he's a great dad. Here's a picture of Skye, P, and Addie, Owen's new little sister. Yes, I'm holding a baby; no, it did not stir the least desire to have another baby. Sorry.

We spent Saturday doing a little home improvement. We shopped for everything from lighting to bedding and got new linens for the guest room and Chip's room as well as lights for the front porch and dining room. Here is the porch before:

and after:

and the old dining room light:

and the new one:

Today was very special, because Gabriel got to see his oldest friends again. Jonah's birthday party was at one of Atlanta's newest inflatable gyms, and Jake and Zoe were there, too. We missed Jake's party yesterday, but we got to see him today and meet his little brother Charlie for the first time. Patty got to hold him, and he was so sweet! [Sorry, still nothing.] Here is a photo of G, M, Zoe, Jake, Gray, and Gina in the background, along with a little girl we don't know (but who's named Lindsey) on the side:

The other day, we found a great recipe in Woman's Day magazine that we made today. The beef negamaki could not have been easier. Our suggestion is to ask the butcher wherever you buy your meat (we got our at Publix, which is like Busch's for you Michiganders) to slice it for you so you don't have to buy more than you need, nor do you have to slice it yourself. It was one of the best dinners we've ever made. It tasted professional. It's one of the magazine's three-ingredient meals, and now that we have looked at their web site, we will be visiting it often for meal ideas. This recipe isn't on the site yet, but there are lots of other good things to make. Check it out!

On the latest Globe Trekker, Megan visited the southeast United States. She came to Georgia and showed some great stuff, but one of the neatest things we learned was that you can stay overnight at the defunct West Virginia State Penitentiary in Moundsville. Now that would be a unique trip!