Sunday, June 5, 2011

Beach Day in Seal Beach

Our awesome neighbors who share our duplex with us rent a beach house in Seal Beach every Spring. Last weekend they invited us down to hang out for the day!
Ryder and Tyler went to the Aquarium of the Pacific in the morning, and then we met up at the beach. Ryder had a blast!

Our First Family BBQ!

Almost about 2 weeks ago we had our first family BBQ using our new BBQ and eating at our new outdoor dining table that we LOVE! It expands and can seat up to 10 people, so it's perfect for some spring/summertime dinning!

Ty surprised Ry and I after we ventured a trip to Ikea, with delicious burgers!!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Amy's Chicken

I had this amazing and very simple chicken last night at a friends house...and I loved it so much I had to make it tonight for me and Tyler!

Amy's Chicken

Chicken breast (boneless, skinless)
Olive Oil
TJ's 21 Seasoning Salute
Jar of marinated artichoke hearts

Preheat oven to 350
On baking pan, drizzle the breasts with olive oil.
Then sprinkle the 21 seasoning salute...which has no salt btw ;) I put it on both sides.
Then drain the artichoke hearts and spoon them over the breasts.
Bake in oven until cooked through (about 20-30min depending on breast size)

Then I made a Tzatziki sauce to have along side it! Super easy and yummy.

Tzatziki Sauce
8oz of plain yogurt (I used greek yogurt)
2 cucumbers peeled and diced
2 tablespoons olive oil (I used less)
1/2 lemon, juiced
salt and pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill ( can substitute with dried dill or oregano)
3 cloves garlic, finely diced

The recipe calls to puree it all in a food processor, but I just chopped and stirred it together and loved it!
I served it alongside some quinoa and brown rice, and steamed broccoli!
Enjoying our meal on our new outdoor table on a gorgeous Saturday night!

Ryderoo... of his many nicknames! This silly little boy of mine loves "wawa" and playing "ouside"...and here are some pics to prove it! ;)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Parton

Last weekend two of our best friends got married! It was very fun several days of events and celebrating their love and marriage! We couldn't be happier for them...and are excited for them to be another married couple alongside us in life!

Rehearsal Dinner at Wine Cask (where we had ours)

Lifelong BFF's!
Tyler LOVES pregnant women and couldn't keep his hands of Kirsti's belly! Baby P should be arriving soon! (In this pic I'm showing how there is no baby in me yet! ha)

With the gorgeous bride!

With Bets the night before her amazing wedding!

A note that Stenn had a waitress bring to Tyler..."GROM" of course!
Trojan marching band

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Dads and Trains!

Tyler and Ryan took Ryder and Crosby to Travel town last week.
The kids loved it and Ryan took these amazing pictures!

Mother's Day

So this was my second Mother's Day as a mommy. And I wanted nothing more then a relaxing day with my boys!
We started off at intelligentsia in Silverlake...

Then after a delicious breakfast and church...we picked up Lemonade for lunch! My all time

The day wouldn't be complete without naps, and then a family Yogurtland of course!