Friday, June 22, 2012

Heatwole Campout 2012

Last weekend we were in Tennessee
for a Heatwole campout.

It was a relaxing weekend
filled with many wonderful memories.

Here are few photos...

 Can you tell their sisters? Adorable indeed.

 Sweet Emorie and handsome Joshua. (must be the name) tee hee

Precious Bo. Sweet moment with Preston and Emorie. 
Emorie and Georgie having fun.

Parla and bright-eyed Brighton. Tiny Talya in the top right corner.

 Cousins playing scum.

 Camping action.

Childhood games relived.

 I never saw so many skunks in one place.
We counted at least six.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Hotel Deals & Grilled Vegetables

We just came back from a little
trip celebrating our 2nd anniversary.
It was a fun and relaxing weekend.

We went to VA beach and Willamsburg.
Both nights we booked from Hotwire
and were very pleased. The first night 
we stayed at the Founders Inn and Spa
and it was very nice. I would recommend 
it to anyone wanting a nice getaway.
We love Hotwire- it's gamble
with not knowing where your are
staying until you pay. But if you book
above 3 star you usually aren't disappointed.
The second night was Country Inn & Suites
If you wonder why I am telling you about this 
it's because others need to know about it too.
We payed for both nights with what one night in 
an ocean-front VA Beach hotel would cost.
I love to know people's travel secrets.

Here are a few photos from our trip.
Then we will get to the grilled vegetables.

The Founders Inn and Spa.

Bottom left is the the new Willamsburg Pottery.

Now the recipe...

Mix together marinate and let vegetables sit for awhile.
I marinated chicken along with the vegetables.

Lay 2 layers of foil on the frill and grill until slightly soft.

Pair with chicken and salad. Mmm... summer.

Grilled Vegetables

 8 cups vegetables
6 chicken thighs
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup oil
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp. fresh chives, chopped
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper

Mix together marinate and pour over vegetables and chicken.
Toss until coated. Poke the chicken with a knife so the marinate 
can soak through quickly. Let set 15-20 minutes.
Grill vegetables over foil until slightly soft.


Sunday, June 3, 2012

Music Camp Party

I help with the opening party for the
It's the first party where all the
people attending music camp
mingle and meet the faculty.

It was fun party to get ready for.
Three other ladies from church helped.
Needless to say- the food disappeared
quite quickly, but all were fed. Whew!

Here are a few many photos of the event.

 I was in flower heaven. A lady from church had
these beautiful hydrangeas. I had three buckets of flowers
to work with. I was in my elements indeed.

Michelle and Stacey the wonderful ladies I worked with.
Sorry, no picture of you, Brenda,.

I think I will rest this week!