Friday, July 30, 2010

Finally Friday

A few random pictures from Jake's birthday on Wednesday.
Hannah wanted to help Daddy open up his presents.  She was so cute.  "Look Daddy, this one has a note!"  The "note" was a card taped to the package!
Claire was in rare form all evening long!
She wanted to help Uncle Goo play his guitar.  I think she may be musically inclined.
I just love this picture of Drew and his beautiful girl, Diana!
Aren't they the cutest couple!!!
Switching gears now.  We had this homemade veggie pizza the other night.  It was loaded with veg from my garden.  SO delicious!
Talk about rustic looking...I couldn't find my rolling pin, so I had to hand press the dough out. Not so pretty.  What it lacked in aesthetics, it gained it taste.
On to yet another subject now.  I had a my gigi hill party last night.  I thought it would be fun to do a little summer dinner too.  I had fun preparing for it.
Chinese Chicken Salad, Garden Pasta Salad, Antipasto Salad, fresh fruit, croissants, sweet breads, and a variety of cookies and cream puffs for dessert.  It was yummy, and the party was fun.  I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did!
Tomorrow we are taking off for a few days to our local mountains.  Our friends Ron and Sue are already up there, and we will be joining them and also our friends Tom and Jae are coming up to their cabin for the weekend, and we will be doing a, "Who Can Catch Walter" fishing derby.  Sue thinks she already caught Walter over by the dam the other night!  HAH.....he is still in that lake and I am going to catch him.  Kevin and Maryose, you game?  Let's go get that Walter!   My Mom is coming up on Monday and she and I are going to be spending some time in the Copper Q.  And I plan to do a lot of crochet, reading, and relaxing!  Big Bear, here we come!


Lauri said...

Another delicious dinner...your pizza looks wonderful. It must be so fun to pick things from your garden.

The Garden Bell said...

What a fun party.... By the way, Scott and I got totally addicted to THE TUDORS, we made it through all till it just ended. The actress who played Anne Boy. was the best, too bad is was "OFF With HEr... " oooppps better not give it away. You will love it. We too have read tons of the history books from this time.

Have a great weekend,

Genn said...

It was such a nice dinner you prepared for the party! And so tasty too. Thank you for the leftovers! Claire is snacking on some of the bread right now.

Your party was so fun too. I can't wait to have one now. I can't wait to get my new bags either! And I can't wait to see what you decide on!

Posy Linda said...

Kris you have a really lovely family and those granddaugthers are just the cutest little ones. Looks like you put out a great spread. Well done!

Kelly said...

that pizza looks yummo! everything was so nice last night! thank you! i think i had one too many cream puffs though! i'm so excited to get my goodies!

i'll email you my parents address in bb, just in case you want to stop by. she will be there until monday afternoon

NanaNor's said...

Today I just found that Udi brands(gluten free breads)also make a pizza dough-I'm going to have to try it because I really miss pizza. Your dinner looks wonderful as well-guess I'm just hungry. Have fun fishing, hope you catch Walter, and have fun with your mom.

Jamie said...

That birthday sign is so cute!
Have a great time in Big Bear! :)

Maryrose said...

Thanks so much for the good good and good shopping at the GiGi Hill party. I wish we could come up, you know Kevin and I are always up for a little competition especially a fishing derby. How long are you staying? We would love to join you at some point. Have fun, and I will root for you to win. :)

Pam said...

I think the pizza looks beautiful and delicious!

Have a blast in Big Bear, I here it's wonderful there.

Amber said...

Ok seriously... every. single. time. you post about your yummy dinners, I start to salivate.
Everything you make looks absolutely delicious!
Like watch out Pioneer Woman, here comes Kris kind of delicious!
No joke! :)

If you ever wanted to teach a cooking class, I know were you can find a student. *wink*


Cathy said...

Your buffet looks fantastic, Kris. Love everything you served. Enjoy your trip and good luck catching Walter.

Tawny said...

What a fun birthday celebration!!! I love those signs Genn makes with the girls for all your holidays, so clever!
So jealous of your mini vacation, have a great time!

Jessica said...

Love that sweet "Daddy" hand traced banner!!!