Sunday, July 31, 2011

Father's Day Golf Trip

For Father's Day Ryan didn't want a traditional gift, he wanted a gift of time. He wanted for Payne and I to go to the golf course and ride around with him for a round of golf.
Well, first yes it is the end of July and we just did this because we have been so busy. Second, we did pick the hottest time of the year! 
It was a lot of fun though. Payne slept for the first two holes. Then he woke up and decided to play a bit, but by the time the 7th hole rolled around he was done. So we only hung out for 9 holes.
 Daddy teeing off on the first tee.
 Mommy and Payne hanging out in the cart! Yes, we put his car seat in the cart and it was a perfect fit!

 One of Payne's favorite things right now is a golf ball! So he chased the golf ball around the green.
 Waiting in the cart for the people in front of us.

Daddy was nice enough to park us in the shade everytime, but you can see how hot we were! Poor Payne's cheeks were so red! 
 Then it was dinner time!

Happy Father's Day Ryan! We love you!
Hope this is a tradition we can keep up every year!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Play Dates

We have had three play dates with Jillian and Brody over the past few weeks and I haven't blogged about any of them!

We went over to play the Friday before we left for Colorado. This was the first time that Payne had played with Brody since Payne could crawl! Payne absolute loved it! He loved Brody's big Tonka trucks or just chasing Brody around. 

This was the best pictures of the three of them! Ha!

Then last Sunday we picked up with our bi-monthly dinners with them! I love these times of being able to spend with Josh and Jen talking and letting the kids play. We sat in Brody's room and watched the kids play for a couple hours.

Then on Monday with went with them to the Fayetteville Public Library. We didn't make in time for Baby Book Worm but the kids loved the puzzles and Payne enjoyed chasing Brody around wherever!

We love playing with Jillian and Brody!! 

Friday, July 29, 2011

Happy Birthday D.

Happy Birthday D.! We hope you have a fabulous day! 



Thursday, July 28, 2011

Umbrella Strollers

Before we headed to Colorado we knew we want to have an umbrella stroller for the trip. It just wasn't really practical to take the big one with driving to Tulsa, flying, and then driving around in Colorado with 4 other people in the car. So, having an umbrella stroller seemed to be the answer. We Ryan read all the reviews online and picked out a few for me to look at. We settled on the Mia Moda Sportivo.

It arrived in a few days and we took it on several test runs before leaving. It was perfect! It was really easy to open and close! It gets super small, compared to the big stroller we have, when folded up! It has a basket on the bottom for things. It's not huge, but it works! It turns very easily! Seriously, I loved it!
There is one downfall to it though. It doesn't have a cup holder, but I got over that pretty fast! 
So if you are looking for an umbrella stroller we love ours!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pineapple Glazed Pork Tenderloin

My new years resolution was to start cooking more meals and different meals for Ryan. Well I did great until the snow storm of 2011 hit ( here was our life then) and I fell off. Well this summer has been really hard to pick back up with it as well. Though a few weeks ago I sat down to try to find some new recipes. This one was awesome. Ryan talked about it for days! I am sure it will become part of our regular routine now!

1/3 cup of frozen pineapple juice concentrate
1 tablespoon dijion-style mustare
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 clove of minced garlic
1 pork tendorloin

( I had everything but the pineapple juice and the pork tenderloin which I picked up both things at the store for less than 5 dollars!)

In a small sauce pan heat the juice, mustard, rosemary, and garlic for about 5-7 minutes on a medium heat. 
Then remove and allow to cool before marinating tenderloin for how ever long you have. (I did mine for about 6 hours.) I also set aside some glaze for after I cook the tenderloin. Then when ready grill until done. Then serve. You can put the extra glaze on top or not. Either way is good!  

Hope you enjoy!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Summer Week 6 and 7

Saturday: We headed to Colorado
Sunday: We rode bikes from Breckenridge to Frisco and shopped around town.
Monday: Ryan and I went Whitewater Rafting down Brown's Canyon and Payne stayed and played with my parents.
Tuesday: We went shopping at the outlets and around Breckenridge.
Wednesday: Ryan stayed at the hotel with Payne and I hiked up Mount Cameron.
Thursday: We went on a jeep tour and celebrated my dad's birthday at the Swiss Haven.

Friday: We went shopping some more at the outlets and then went to Boares Pass to look for wildlife.
Saturday: We flew home again and unpacked and tried to get back to normal.
Sunday: We got up early and went to church and came home to relax a bit. Then Ryan went to play golf with a roommate from college.
Monday: We started to settle back into our normal routine. P and I did our Wal-mart shopping for the month. Then we went by the mall to pick up a few things before coming home to cook dinner for Ryan.

Tuesday: Payne went to daycare and I relaxed around the house. Then I went to lunch with some girls from church. Tuesday night the club was having a semi-annual meeting so we met Tim and Leigh for dinner and the girls talked and the boys went to the meeting. I love getting to see them!

Wednesday: Payne and I hung out at home I took him to daycare late. Then I went and ordered his birthday cakes, had lunch with a friend from college, and went to a training at school. Wednesday night we hosted bible study at our house. We love doing this every Wednesday.

Thursday: A friend from Ryan's office did Payne's invites for us. They are awesome and she was so sweet to do them for me! So, we got those ordered and they will be here Tuesday!  I also had to go by work to get my computer worked on for a bit, so Payne played in my room. Then it was back home to hang out!

Friday: We have been having problems with our garage so they came out to fix it and the P and I went to Target and Sam's. Friday night Ryan and I went to a dinner for the golf tournament he was playing in. It was fun to hang out with some friends.

Sunday, July 24, 2011


We we were at Boreas Pass Friday night it rain for about 20 minutes. As the rain started to move out we got to watch a rainbow appear. Then another one. It was so weird because we could see where the end of the rainbow touched the ground. It was simply beautiful!

 Then we saw this beautiful sky line on the way home.
God is good!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Colorado Family Vacation Part 3

Well... I slacked a little with finishing our trip, but I am getting it done with a week of being home. I say that is success! 

Thursday was Papa's birthday so we planned to have a nice dinner. He picked the Swiss Haven. We had never been there, but looking at the menu I got pretty excited because they had lots of fondue. 
We ended up have a cheese fondue, steak fondue, seafood fondue, and dessert fondue! My favorite was the chocolate fondue! 

 We walked down by the Blue River on the way home for a photo. We have also been practicing walking the past two weeks and Payne has been standing on his own for a few seconds every now and then. Papa caught this one on camera on our way to the room.
 When we got home, we opened presents and played cards.
Friday we went back to the outlet mall and shopped for ourselves, then came back home to let Payne nap and pack to head home early Saturday morning. Friday night we drove back up to Boreas Pass to watch for wildlife. We saw a moose and several deer. Though one thing we saw was one of the most beautiful things ever! Come back tomorrow and I will show you!