Sunday, August 7, 2011

Bits-n-Pieces of Our Weekend

Here's a few random snip-its of our weekend...

My house smells like an English garden thanks to a couple of
big bunches of lavender from Trader Joe's ($3!!!).
I love that store.
I want lavender in my garden too.

I laughed myself silly with my dearest friend, Mindy 
on Friday night watching this movie.
Be warned, its a bit crude with a lot of dirty language and 
a ridiculous plot, but the acting is great.  My tummy hurt from laughing so hard.

Andrew and I sat toe to toe reading on the couch while it was raining and C was napping.  
Andrew discovered Harry Potter last week.  Of course he "knew" about Harry 
but he's now the perfect age to "read" Harry.  He is hooked and so am I.  
He's finishing up the second book and I just finished up the first today.
So glad I waited to read this series till he was old enough to join me!
SOOOO fun to read and discuss together.  LOVE.  (I thought of you, Katie!)

I was all a flutter in my kitchen making baked tomatoes (from the farmer's market.  yay!  they were in.) topped with golden crumbles of Parmesan, fresh oregano and a drizzle of olive oil.

And chicken marsala with mashed potatoes.  Yum! Yum!
(Thanks, Tara for pinning the recipe!  You were so right.)

And we also had a number of these sessions.  Reason no. 7,892 why I love Jimmy so...
(sorry jimmy, you might not be too thrilled i posted this, but I want to remember. xoxox)

I love how Charlie can't stop looking at his reflection in the dishwasher and oven.
(All that kitchen dancing had me thinking of you, Linsey!) to read some more.   Hope you squeezed a jam session or two in your kitchen this weekend!!
I've got a busy week.  Won't be blogging much, but I'll be back....


  1. Aww...that kitchen dancing was awesome! And as soon as you mentioned it, I cracked a huge smile! We danced in the kitchen just the other some favorite country tunes in between hanging curtains! Exciting times here in the Hasenbank house!

    Keep dancing! It's good for the whole family!


  2. Love the Dance Party USA clip! Your husband might only be mad because he got schooled by Charlie! Ha!

  3. $3 for lavender...cannot WAIT until our Trader Joe's opens (very soon - yay!). I want to see "Horrible Bosses" too. Jason Bateman is one of my favorites. Have a great week!

  4. Oh so cute! The video is really sweet and funny! Thanks for sharing and those tomatoes look delish!

  5. Yummy, those baked tomatoes look amazing!! Also, v. cute video - my son, too, loves to watch his reflection in the TV or mirror!!

  6. That really does seem like a fun weekend! I need to take a few pictures/videos of my hubby dancing. Let's just say this.....he has rhythm and doesn't dance like I do! Throw on some rap music and he just can't help himself. I am laughing just thinking about it!

  7. Horrible Bosses was too funny - yes crude - but funny!!
    Loved the video clip!
    Hope your summer is going great - I feel like I haven't been very good about commenting, but I think everyone is in the same boat with that.

  8. Oh my goodness! Too cute! We dance around our house all the time. I know our students at school would never believe the stuff my husband and I do when we are at home, we actually have personalities, ha!!! We are getting a Trader Joe's in the DFW area. It's finally coming to Texas, yay! When I get in a food rut I must remember to check out your recipe section. Looks amazing!

  9. I love every picture you post, such a beautiful home and family! Adorable video of that cutie and his daddy playing! Love it!