Friday, October 26, 2012

Five Things Friday

Carla over at My 1/2 Dozen Daily just started up a "5 things Friday" which I thought I'd participate in.

Just a fun little post about 5 random things going on right now......

1)  There are NO extra curricular activities happening today!  No hockey games/practice, no volleyball, no dance....I'm looking forward to the work day being over so we can enjoy a family pizza & movie night!

2) I made Brie and smoked raspberry chipotle stuffed chicken breasts last night.  They turned out amazing but UGLY (!!) so I didn't take any photos!  LOL  I simply cut a slit through the bone in/skin on breast and filled it up with some smoked raspberry chipotle sauce and a thick slice of Brie.  I baked them covered for 45 mins, uncovered for 15 mins and then they got a quick hit under the broiler to toast them up.

3) While the chicken baked we got ALL the leaves in the front yard raked up.  Holy smokes, were there ever a lot more piled up then I originally thought!  However, it was a gorgeous day and they're calling for rain and cold for the next 5 days straight so it was the perfect time to get it done.

4) Jason and I are completely obsessed with Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice drink this season.  It's actually bordering on ridiculous.  Our only saving grace is that there is not a Starbucks too close to our house!  ;)

5) It's currently raining pretty hard outside and the temps have dropped since this morning.  In order to stay on the positive side of the fence, I keep reminding myself that it could very well be snow.  "Snow", by the way, is a swear word in my eyes!  LOL

Why don't you go ahead and tell me 2 random things going on right now in the comment section???

Bye for now!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sliding into Fall

Hello!  Anybody out there?  I've been absent from the blog for so long that I wonder if I have any readers left.  LOL  I've still been reading blogs each day; I just can't seem to find the time to write my own posts.  I guess that means I've been busy living life, right?

I last left off with an ice cream post.  Guess that's bit outdated now that the cooler temps have moved in!  Ah, the lazy, warm days of summer....the season ended on a high note, though with the addition of this little munchkin!

Meet Spooky!  I found this little fur ball living under my parents neighbours deck with her Mom.  Over the course of a week or so MY Mom noticed that HER Mom wasn't coming around too much anymore and with the nights becoming cooler and cooler, she took her into the back porch.  Thus started a life of luxury for the little miss as my parents soon decided she was way too cute to go to the local shelter and gave her a forever home.

We all just lover her to bits!  I mean, just LOOK at that face!  :)

Before long school started, the days became shorter, Noah's soccer season ended...

And the hockey season (which Jason is coaching this year) started....

And cross country came and went.....

Sarah decided not to run this year; she's involved in volleyball and dance, however Noah finished 6th out of 105 kids running for our city's school districts!  ROCK STAR!

We went on a road trip to Kingston this past weekend for a hockey tournament.  It's about a 3-3.5hr drive east of where I live.  The further east we got, the prettier the leaves!

Even though the boys played 5 games in 3 days, some of us parents managed to spend a solid 3 hours touring around downtown Kingston.  The skies were overcast, but the temps were comfortable enough.  It's beautiful along the water;

 A few more....with people this time!  :)

 Some of the buildings are just gorgeous, but I somehow managed to only get a photo of one!

As for the hockey part....the boys played phenomenal!  They were in first place going into the semi's and lost in a heartbreaker.  It was tied 1-1 after 5 mins of overtime and they ended up losing in a shoot out.  It was an extremely exciting, yet stressful game!  Noah won "Player of the Game" for the first game they played.  He was quite proud!

Not sure why the is sideways, but you get the idea, right?!  One of the best things about the weekend is that we got to spend time with family that lives up in that area.  Jason's Aunt, Uncle, cousin and her family all came to watch the 2 games played on Saturday AND we had enough time in between to out out for dinner!  It was so, so nice to see them!  Here's Sarah with her cuz:

I'll leave you with a few goodies I brought back with me...

Can't wait t try this 100% maple syrup jelly mixed with some Dijon and slathered on some salmon!  My mouth is watering already!

Bye for now!!