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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New baby and bike rides

As you have seen in an earlier post, my daughter learned how to ride her bike. She took her first bike ride with her daddy last night and had a blast! Little Jonny also had fun riding in the trailer behind daddy. Joshua and I got to sit on the porch in the lovely weather and just relax. It was good for everyone:)

Lyshie getting ready for her bike ride - she's so excited!

Daddy, Lyshie and Jon taking off on their bike ride.

Here's little Joshua in his car seat. Doesn't he look so tiny!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Baby Joshua is Here!

So sorry for the delay on posting about the birth of our son. He was born on Wednesday, August 5th at 1:20pm. He weighed 7lbs and was 19 inches long. He's doing just splendid and has us in awe of his little presence. I am so incredibly in love with the little guy:) Enjoy the pictures!

Fresh, Brand New Baby:)

Sister Lyshie - So Proud!

The Boys - Does anything else need to be said?

Joshua on mommy's breastfeeding pillow. Is it that time again;)

Nate, Colette, Annika, Mom and Baby Joshua - Everybody loves the baby!

Grandma Sandi holding baby Joshua.

Grandpa Hillis holding baby Joshua.

Grandma Sandy and Papa Hillis with 3 of their grandchildren (meaning all of my kids;))

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Summer Fun!

We were able to get the kids a slip and slide this year because of after clearance sales. They had so much fun on it as did their daddy. I had tons of fun watching and taking pictures. Although, secretly I wished I could go out and join them as well. I'm so glad we were able to do this since I've slacked and not taking them to a lake like I had wanted to:(

On another fun note, my daughter learned to ride her bike! We're so super excited. Between my husband working overtime last year, school before then, etc... it just didn't work out for him to teach her how to ride. A dear friend (Tonya) came over the other day and told me how we could take the pedals off of Lyshie's bike, have her sit on it and push it with her feet to get a feel for balance. Funny thing, Matt had heard that on the radio that same day (or day before - can't remember), and he forgot to tell me. lol. So within less than a week of doing this, Lyshie is now fully riding her bike with the pedals on it. What a great way to learn. We're very proud of her and she's super excited. What a fun summer!

Provencal Dagwood Sandwich - Yum!

I found this recipe in my husband's cookbook called The Barbeque Bible. Absolutely amazing! Crazy thing is, he really liked it too. Enjoy!


sliced eggplant
sliced zucchini
sliced red peppers (I used green)
sliced red onion - peeled but root end left attached

Basting Mixture:
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 CLoves minced garlic
1 sprig fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried
salt and pepper

For Serving:
1 long baguette (I used asiago cheese rolls)
8 oz goat cheese at room temperature

1. Prepare veggies by slicing into long 1/4 inch slices.
2. Make basting mixture by combining all basting ingredients.
3. Set up the grill for grilling preheating on high.
4. When ready to cook brush veggies with the basting mixture.
5. Arrange veggies on grate and grill basting them once or twice more throughout cooking time. It should only take 3-6 minutes. Make sure to season with salt while grilling.
6. Transfer to a platter to cool a bit and separate onion.

To serve we grilled the bread first, then spread goat cheese on each side (top and bottom) of the bread and piled high with veggies. Absolutely amazing! So yes, we did a couple things different than Mr.Raichlen but the results were still amazing!