Saturday, May 16, 2009

Happy {early} Birthday Mommy


My mom will be celebrating her 55th birthday in about five days. So I took her out for a just us girls dinner and a movie. We went to Carrabbas!Superyumaliciousness! I ate the most delicious shrimp scampi I have EVER tasted. I must look up the recipe. Mom had calamari…I have tried before and it was ok. But these were the actual shapes of little deep fried octopi…too gross for me!!! We both had drinks…she had a razzamatini and I had a pomegranate margarita. Both were WAY heavy on the alcohol.  Then I had the Johnny which was

Sirloin Marsala
10 oz. USDA Choice center-cut sirloin grilled and topped with mushrooms, prosciutto and our Lombardo Marsala wine sauce


Chicken Bryan
Grilled chicken breast topped with goat cheese, sundried tomatoes and a basil lemon butter sauce


Delicate half moon ravioli stuffed with chicken, ricotta and spinach in a tomato cream sauce

I am not a ravioli fan so the Mezzaluna did not impress me but everything else was soooooo good!.

Then we went to see Wolverine…great movie. My mom is not really a big Marvel fan (unlike me) so I had to keep giving her back story. All in all we had a great time and it was a great day so we got to ride in her Mercedes Coupe with the top down.

in scrapping news, AliSarah Designs picked me for her one kit call for Brace Face (YAY me!)…I already did one LO…

Smile Let Me See Ya Grill

Details (and if you wanna leave me love) can be found





Thursday, May 14, 2009

Poor neglected blog

I havent blogged in forever….many days I say I gotta do it today and time just gets away from me. My eldest dd is graduating this year. She turned 18 in  February and each month gets closer to her leaving the nest. May 2 she went to her senior prom. DSCN2305

This is her and her date (and best friend) Lamar. They looked so gorgeous. Its a bittersweet feeling to see her growing older…what happened to my baby….

pixie at 3 months

She always did look gorgeous in pink!

With all of that going on and my grandma passing away, I haven’t really been in mood to design. No creative spark at all. So I think I am just going to concentrate on forum participation at the sites I sell at and scrapping some of these  gazillion pictures I have. Now if I could just stay off of FB