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July 23, 2011

Date Night

Date Night started off with a bouquet of long stem roses 🙂

How did I get so lucky 😉

We planned on taking the ferry to NYC which actually turned out to be nice and not sweltering hot.

OK, maybe a little sweaty but for 110 degrees it wasn’t THAT bad. The cab to the restaurant was actually 67 times worse.

We arrived 5 minutes late and the couple we were meeting were already there so we didn’t have time to sit in the bar area which I thought was very charming. Next time we’ll have to be on time!

We started out with a bread basket, some wine for the ladies and beer for the men.

I picked a piece of bread that had cranberries, it was REALLY good. I also had a bite of Adam’s which seemed to be a pretzel roll that was also good.

Appetizers for 3 of us were the mixed greens salad

It had a nice kick to it which we all agreed was some type of horseradish flavor.

For our main meal Adam and I were going to split so we could have a little taste of everything. I ordered the crab cakes while he chose the filet mignon and a lobster tail.

We also got a couple of side dishes to split at the table.

DELICIOUS MAC AND CHEESE. Yes, CAPS were necessary.

The hash browns were also delicious. The potato was perfectly cooked. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside.

This rich meal didn’t stop there. We all ordered dessert…

I chose the cheesecake

which was absolutely amazing. You can tell everything is handmade.

Adam ordered the chocolate mousse cake

It was also really good but when it comes to chocolate cake I’m not that big of a fan. The desserts left us really full and wishing for someone to roll us out of there and into our beds.

Unfortunately we still had a trek back home… On the ferry back with our full bellies we admired how pretty the city looks at night

and remembered just how lucky we are to have a nice dinner out, with good friends, in a beautiful city. Even though it was hot, things could be a WHOLE heck of a lot worse.

Date Night success. I’m off to the Outerbanks with my family! Weeeee.

QUESTIONS: Where was your last date night??

June 4, 2011

Graduation Celebration

Yesterday we had a graduation party for my cousin Ryan. We couldn’t have asked for better weather…78, no humidity, sun shining… Yes, please and thank you.

We grilled a ton of food (sorry vegetarians, don’t look) and it occurred to me why I will never become a full-time vegetarian. I rarely eat red meat, I could do without chicken, turkey and even seafood. But I LOVE me some pulled pork. Does anyone else feel this way? I also have a strange love for bacon. Pork has my heart….for today. Because we all know I’ll get back together with peanut butter tomorrow.

Anyways enough about my love for food…onto the pictures.

Chicken Legs

Ribs

Pulled Pork

Teriyaki Chicken w/ grilled pineapple & Jerk Chicken

Fruit Salad & Fresh Watermelon

Baked Beans & Potato Salad

Cookies (i only had one…so impressed with myself – but I did get the pic after everyone attacked them)

Cake (passed this AND ice cream up. i don’t even know myself)

Here was my plate: 1 rib, dollop of pulled pork, half a piece of teriyaki chicken, potato salad & baked beans and tons of fruit. I was the only person in my family who wanted to mix my beans and potato salad…is that weird or something??

I also had a couple of handfuls of pretzel m&ms….The only thing that would make these better if they had peanut butter filled pretzel m&ms. I should contact Mars before they steal my idea.

I know say it all the time but I have the best family in the entire world. Really, seriously… I don’t know what I would do without them. They are all just so darn cute… Proof:

See? I don’t lie.

They were all real cute until they asked me if I wanted to play “Extreme Challenge”. They told me all I had to do was sit in a chair and try to shoot basketballs while they all wave their hands in front of the hoop. Easy enough right? Yeah, until I didn’t make the baskets and they flipped me over in the chair! Jerks. You can see the video below but my brother recorded it on his phone so it’s a little shaky.

I then chased after them…only to end up over my brothers shoulder still helpless.

Thanks for thinking it was funny mom and documenting. Family 1 – Alyssa 0.

I’m headed off to Saturday morning bootcamp!

Then I’ll be getting ready to go see this guy.

OK, well I’ll actually be working the Kenny Chesney concert…But I’ll be making money and watching an amazing free concert. SCORE. Happy Saturday everyone 🙂

 

QUESTIONS: Do you like Country? What is your favorite Kenny Chesney song??