Sunday, August 23, 2015

Working and playing...



We are really busy at work so nothing good to post lately...I work, jump in my pool for a little exercise each day, make dinner, watch some comedy on TV (big bang theory, mike and molly, reba)

I did learn to make salmon from my friend Mary, and it is so easy, I never knew how to cook fish. I love it, it is so good. Just spray a baking sheet with non stick, place your salmon fillet on and top with butter and dill and lemon pepper, bake for 15-20 minutes and BAM, it's done. I bought my salmon at Costco and got 6 fillets out of one slab! I saute some spinach and serve to myself because racing has begun again after summer break, and the hubby is not home most nights. Quick and easy dinner for myself.
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Not my pic, but you get the idea...Yeah,I need to add lemon next time!
I am working in the backyard today, waiting for our new fence to be built and moving the BBQ for more room to cook, we need to build more shade cover over the BBQ area as well...will post pictures when I get it all cleaned up!

Hope your summer is going great!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Summer Concert Summer Fun Summer Sun

My sister came to visit for an amazing concert and to lounge in the pool for some much needed vacationing....
Christy with her beer goggles on!
She finally gets to relax and soak up some of my Vegas sunshine!

View from our room, you can see MGM where we walked to for our concert!
We started our mini vacation when I picked her up at the airport and we checked into the beautiful Mandalay Bay resort, it was a Saturday, we got to our gorgeous room unpacked and headed down for some lunch, we ended up in Ri Ra Irish Pub in the shops at Mandalay bay, so glad we did, we had fun talking with the waiter who was from Ireland and telling him that we were going to be going there next May, loved the accent, will be fun to talk to more Irish people next year! The food was very good, potato and leek soup and a sandwich. I must go back for more of that soup!

After that we headed back to the room for  a quick nap, at 4:00 we woke up and walked to the MGM, did a little shopping and got to our seats, with drinks and a pretzel we settled in and waited for Steven Tyler and Joe Perry to Rock our world...YES, we were there to see AEROSMITH!!!
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They put on quite the show for us, our favorite was Steven popping out of the floor with a piano singing Dream On!!! Oh it was so great!!

Christy took this picture from a bridge, great shot of the strip after dark!
We walked back from the concert and crashed. The next morning we checked out, had breakfast at the MB cafe.

Back home we jumped in the pool and bbq'ed, drank too much wine and laughed and swam the night away.

Monday we went out for Mexican food, and Tuesday we made French bread pizzas. Wednesday Christy headed home. We had a fun time for sure!

Before she left she made a new chalkdoor design!

That is awesome!
I started some construction, I have wanted this wall to come down for some time, so Sunday I picked up the sledgehammer and went to work, once Ethan and Grandpa got home, Ethan wanted to help, and what 11 year old boy wouldn't want more then to swing a sledge hammer and tear down a wall?? Needless to say, all I had to do after he got there was clean up detail!


We will have the fence guys come back and add the fence and gate for this side, as you know in Vegas you keep your pools locked and fenced, far to many children die in this town due to unnecessary drownings!
Having a gate here will make getting to the outdoor kitchen much easier! Nice!!
Stay tuned for more fun in the sun.....Happy Summertime!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

OMG! HUBBY TAKES A VACATION!

OK this is very rare....my husband actually took a Thursday afternoon to a Sunday off...I can usually get a Friday to Sunday out of him but a Thursday, no way...
it all started when he decided he wanted to Ethan our 11 year old grandson ocean fishing...we had to drive to San Diego on Thursday, check in to hotel, dinner, sleep then get up at 5:00 am, get to charter boat and go half day fishing then back to hotel for Friday night- Petco park Padres baseball game...then Saturday morning get up go to the Midway naval ship tour back to hotel for Saturday baseball game, then sleep and home for Sunday.

Yep, it worked out fine...
we got to San Diego in 7 hours, checked in at the Hilton Bayside hotel, went to dinner at the Fox bar and grill, very good food, sleep, and then the boys got up  and went to the charter boat, I slept in, ordered room service, coffee and breakfast sandwich , then went to Spa for facial and manicure then the pool , got back at 3:00 just in time for them to get back and tell me Charlie caught a 27 pound tuna, a record catch for the boat....We went to dinner at the spaghetti factory to celebrate, then to the ball game.. fun!!

Saturday the boys headed to the naval ship and I went shopping on the seaside village, once they got back we all went to the ballpark and watched the Padres win again...back to hotel and up at dawn to drive home....
it was very special weekend...We all had so much fun!
View of Petco Park

More Views!

View of the bridge and ocean, Fabulous room!!

Yummy Popcorn shrimp

My coffee and sandwich

Sitting on the dock of the bay! Having coffee and watching the boats leave!

Ethan and the boat they fished on.

Fun at the Game!

Walking the board walk back to the Hilton.

Waiting for the boys to get back enjoy the views!


Buddies!

27 pounder!! It is vacuumed packed and sitting in the freezer! 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

That time of year...

Had to turn in my little corolla because my lease was up, she was a good little car. But it was time to pick out something new, I needed my sirius xm radio and navigation, because I love music and I am always getting lost. We chose the Rav4, xle. Comes with a sun/moon roof and the entune radio system that gives me lots of music options and the navigation system if I need it.

And it came out to be 30.00 less a month, only 165.00! Awesome, I love saving money at every corner. Leasing is the way to go for me, little or no down, low payments, then you can still buy the car at the end of 3 years with what is left that you owe, or you pick out a whole new car to drive for the next 3 years and they do all the maintenance! Win, win!!

Friday night found us at the Linq for dinner and drinks and ice cream, we ate at the Yardhouse, then walked around for awhile and people watched, I love to stop and listen to the people playing their guitars and singing for tips, I had one guy sing You can't always get what you want by the Stones, it was so fun, people started stopping and dancing and they really enjoyed the music, so fun!




Hope everyone has a fun week filled with all things Happy!




Thursday, July 16, 2015

Our annual pool party!

My family (my sister, my son and his wife) came to town Sunday through Tuesday for our annual pool party tattoo shopping extravaganza!
We picked them up Sunday at 3:30, they were do in at 12:30 but United Airlines had other plans so they got here late, we went to Claim Jumper for dinner, then home to relax in the pool.

Monday morning we took off to the outlet mall then stopped at Downtown Tattoo to get some ink...after that we went home to kind of go in the pool, due to the tats we had to refrain from swimming, Travis did not get one as he is waiting to get a big octopus done on his shoulder. We made okie tacos for dinner and drank lots of wine and beer and just hung out.

Tuesday morning we went to breakfast at Hash Hash A GoGo, very good food, then we took off to see the lion habitat but when we got there it was closed, we saw a giraffes butt though! We took off for the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay. We had lots of fun wandering around looking at the sea creatures, we left there and went to Town Square to do some shopping and walking, then it was back to the pool, we relaxed until it was time for them to leave, which again United Airlines decided they wanted them to leave at 11pm instead of 8pm!  We had lots of fun on our adventures, I can't wait for next year's pool party extravaganza!
Christy at Downtown tattoo


Rebecca got her rose fixed, looks amazing!

Christy got her favorite children's book character on her back, Ferdinand the happy bull!

I finally got my favorite saying, we all know I am a lover not a fighter, and if the whole world would
join in, it would be a great place to live!

Ethan stopped by to play in the pool with Uncle Travis!

Rebecca's Pancake at Hash Hash

Travis got Chorizo Hash







Thanks to my family for coming out and having fun in my Las Vegas sun!



Monday, July 6, 2015

Mondays Chalk!

My Pantry Door, see you next week with a new inspiration...