Sunday, August 15, 2010

Summer Days

We have been real busy this summer, between parties and visiting family and camp that we have not had too much down time.

This weekend we chose downtime.

We hung around the house, did some errands and in the early evening we had some friends over. Thankfully the weather was GORGEOUS. I spent the afternoon sitting in my screened in porch finishing up my book, The Help (only took me a week - not bad eh?).

When our friends came over the kids were in the yard and we were having cocktails in the porch area. We ordered in some food and the kids finally watched a movie inside. It was so nice a relaxing.

Today my grandma came up to stay a few days at my folk's house (they live 3 blocks away).

I went and picked up some food for us to have a nice Sunday dinner.

I did all the cooking since my dad was feeling a little ill from bad food last night.

I made Cedar plank brie and peaches on the grill (oh with grill toasted baguette), grilled Shrimp on skewers, grilled chicken breasts, fried chicken breasts (for my picky eaters), grilled asparagus and salad.

Everything was delicious (and I was happy that I was able to time everything pretty well).

I also had my tasty new drink (found the Vodka).

Hangar One Mandarin Blossom Vodka
Elder Flower Liqueur
Blood Orange Soda
Mandarin Seltzer

Nice little refreshing drink.

So it was a very nice dinner all made on the BBQ. Nice way to end a great relaxing weekend. (Oh yeah, I spray painted some bookcases I got on clearance at Target for Sam's room and 4-5 months later I finally painted them - they have been in his room the ugly brown color AND oddly enough I came out looking like a smurf! I had a nice blue tint to myself).

Have a great week!



  1. I am almost finished The Help and I am enjoying it! Sounds like the perfect week-end to me Ziz ~ seems the summer is so short we tend to never stop and before you know it, it is gone. Have a wonderful week my friend. xo

  2. Clearly I need to come eat (and drink) at your house!!! Sounds divine!