Friday, July 24, 2009

Bullets for my blabbing.

Hello lovely bloggers! How are you all??

I slack on blogger for a couple of days and now I feel like there are a gagillion posts I need to catch up on! I guess my brain was telling me I needed a break from the computer for a little while. I think we all need those breaks. ;) Now, I'm reading and trying my best to catch up with everyone. I just love reading your blogs and following a long with your daily adventures!

Jon and I have been doing a whole lot a nothin' this week. So there really isn't a whole lot to report! Plus my laptop has been acting very strange! I think it's time for a new computer.... hint, hint Jon!

  • Monday and Tuesday Jon had softball at the base and of course I went a long to cheer! They've been doing pretty good. Next week is the last week of the softball season and there will be tournaments all next weekend. I'm not going to lie, I will be glad when the season is over (and so will Jon) so that we can have our evenings back.
  • I got two of the three books I ordered on Amazon for our trip to Italy in September. My parents are coming down and we're planning a week long trip to see Rome, Florence and Venice. We're definitely going to pack a lot into 7 days. but I think we'll be able to see everything we're wanting to see. Jon and I love Rick Steve's books so I bought three books, one for each individual city. There's so much to see and do and we think RS covers it really well.
  • We get to hang out with this guy all weekend while his parents are in Greece!
He stayed the night with us last night and will be here until Tuesday morning. Ellie is such a good boy.
  • Depending on the weather we are planning a day trip to a nearby city called Limburg. It is about 40 minutes away from our house. I really hope it's nice on Saturday, because it's just no fun to be stuck inside during the weekend because of rain. (The forecast calls for rain the rest of this week and all weekend)
  • Sunday I am taking pictures for a couple of our friends and their new arrival, Addison!I have never done anything like this before, and I am really excited to see how it goes. I think it will be a lot of fun, and of course Addie being the gorgeous baby she is, will make my pictures look fantastic. Let's hope for a clear day with no rain!!
  • We've been watching LOTS of Sopranos. I just LOVE this show and cannot get enough of it! I really am getting sad, because we are quickly coming to the end of the show. I'm the kind of person that doesn't want good things to end so I drag them out as long as possible. Does anyone else do this?? If I find a good series or a good book, I try not to watch/read it SOOO quickly because I don't want it to be over.
  • Also, I thought I'd share a recipe with ya'll. My mom used to make this EVERY summer and it is to die for. Well that is if you're a vinegar loving and cucumber loving person. She just called it Cucumber Salad. It is soooooooo tasty, my mouth is actually watering as I'm thinking about it. Here's the scoop:

You mix white vinegar and water: equal parts.

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup vinegar
pepper to taste
Two small cucumbers or 1 large
1/2 small onion sliced thin
Also add a spoon full of sugar.
If it's too much vinegar for you, just add more water.

Place all ingredients into a large bowl. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and tada!
This is SOOO good and definitely yummy for a hot summers day.
Hope you enjoy!

Have a happy Friday! and a wonderful weekend! I'll be back with my regular update on Monday. It's time to enjoy the weekend and I hope you all do the same.


The Purple Carrot said...

Oh, yes, I am a vinegar/cucumber lover!! (And I love that bowl! ; )

Rebecca said...

I hope it doesn't rain on your fun weekend!

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

I love cucumbers! YUM! Hope your weekend goes well....and that pup is adorable!

tootie said...

I love cucumbers - that salad looks soooo good!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I love that dog's ears! Good luck with the pictures! You will have to share some with us. I'm so intruiged by photography!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I go slow as well when I find something I like. I loved the West Wing and I got all the seasons. It took me a few months to finish it.

Megan said...

I am so jealous of all of this amazing traveling that you get to do! Question: Are you living over there indefinitely or do you have a set time when you will be moving back home? And I love that cucumber salad. My mom prepares it a lot.

katie + bret said...

yummy recipe! So simple even I can't mess that up!

Have a good weekend girly!

Team Clancy said...

Hmm....I think I will have to get some cucs at the market tomorrow morning!

Lisa said...

Have a great weekend! That recipie sounds delish! :)

Katie said...

I'm so jealous of your trip to Italy! I would love to go there!

valerie said...

We love cucumber and onions!

You guys will love that time with your parents. Wow....7 days! How fun.

We leave Calif. in a few hours. I've loved it.
We've had such a great time and the weather has been so nice and cool, but sunny. BEAUTIFUL!!! One could get very spoiled to this kind of life.

Thanks for sharing each day with us via the blog.
I've loved having my laptop with me.

Enjoy the weekend!


J.J. said...

I love that cucumber recipe! hubby would eat that everyday if I made it that often!

Ellie is so sharp and sassy cute!

Your week sounds like fun!

KatBouska said...

For not being so busy, you guys sure sound busy. And Italy?? Yes please!!

Unknown said...

I make that salad all the time during the summer I love it! And I too drag the good things out really far, I cried that friends ended and have watched all 10 seasons probably 4 times!

LWLH said...

Not being busy my butt, sounds like you been up to plenty.
Welcome back tho none the less! :)

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

oooh i'm so excited about your trip to italy and i love that you get to travel all around exploring, so fun! i love going to watch hubby play softball and all his sports!

JennyLee said...

That recipe sounds delish. I think I'm gonna try my hand at it tomorrow! Have a good weekend!

Summer said...


I have totally been wanting to do Italy!!! My husband and I are hoping to do Europe sometime next year...if we can pawn the kids off.

Darn kids.

msprimadonna67 said...

I have those bowls--love them!

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