Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

CAN YOU PLEASE SPARE A QUARTER ?...

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We usually just pass them by but we had to give this little gypsy kid some change.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

BROTHERS' LOVE...

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Kai was very happy to have no school today. However, it was overshadowed by the joy he got from knowing the adventures to come he was going to have with the little one.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

LET THERE BE LIGHT...

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After a long journey to find the perfect chandelier, the adventure has come to an end. We have yet to name the piece but I am leaning towards Jazz Hands.

Monday, November 7, 2011

KAI*OLIN

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Mr. Smooth has added another talent to his long list of skills. Today he walked in this beautiful violin and played some very unique sounds from it. He claimed it was twinkle twinkle little star but it sounded like so much more!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

ORGANIC IS GOOD...

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I tend to be one that passes on sample stations in Whole Foods. However, there was a new sample station with a very generous helper that made it very easy to stop and created some difficulties with 'walking' away.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIKI...

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Biscuit base

2 1/4 cups digestive biscuit crumbs (pulse biscuits in food processor)
1/2 cup melted butter
3 tbsp sugar

Toffee filling

1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 10 oz (300 ml) can sweetened condensed milk

Banana cream topping

2 cups whipping cream
3 tbsp icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 ripe bananas, sliced

Sunday, October 23, 2011

SALT LAKE CREEK GRILLE SALUTE...

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It is amazing how many times we have driven by Salt Lake Creek Grille and have not stopped for a meal. This is of course common to abuse the local hotspots for the wonderment of other towns options. Today we decided to make the mile walk down for some Sunday jazz in the bar and replenishment for our bodies. It made for a perfect getaway and confirmed that we need to leave the keys on the table a little more often.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

NOTHING COMPARES 2 U...

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Fortunately, my welcome home had some additional love from the sun.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

UNBREAKBLE......

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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS...

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With most restaurants having long lines for dinner, it is nice to know that we have a standing reservations in Ransomville.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

THE NIGHT IS YOUNG...

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Finally the running legs are back in motion. It has taken some time but I feel healthy and have already taken on some body adventures. My favorite is this newly discovered trail through the Strand. It provides a nice 3 mile run with ocean as my main view. It does not help my legs move but it is a nice treat to the eyes.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

LONELIEST COURT AROUND...

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Wish I could read the basketball diaries for this spot. I am sure over the years there were some good games and times shared here. Unfortunately, in it's current state, this has been little more than a walk by on your way to the harbor.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

WELCOME BACK....

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It may not be as long as it once was but Matisse has official reentered the ponytail club. Claudia is very happy with this news - she felt that he was looking too old with it down. The kid is 3 and he already has to worry about looking 'too old'!?!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

THE BRAVE ONES...

When the idea of sleeping on the roof came up, it was no surprise that the house was split on how viable it was. To my surprise, Kai was actually on the side of 'Let's Do It'! Along with Kiana, they actually challenged the night and beat it without a scratch.

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Both seemed to really enjoy the adventure and asked to have a chance to take on the night again once it had recovered from this beat down!