Monday, April 25, 2011
We have been trying to eat healthy lately so that means no Pioneer Woman cooking for me :(!!
But, I have found some good recipes that are not full of cream and butter!
This recipe is from www.tastykitchen.com
Brett said it may be his new favorite way to cook Salmon.
Monday, April 18, 2011
On Brett's second week of spring break we took a road trip.
We left Dallas and headed East. My parents met us and brought us the dogs and we switched cars. They let us take their new Denali Suburban which was so nice.
Our first stop was Memphis, TN for lunch. We had a grilled bologna sandwich....and it was good!
Then we headed up to Louisville, KY to spend the weekend with our friends, Ryan and Randi. We went to dental school with Ryan and he is in an oral surgery residency in Louisville.
We took our wedding cake topper to eat for our anniversary. Ryan and Randi were not able to make it to our wedding so it was fun to share that with them!
The cake was actually just as delicious as last year!
We went on part of the Bourbon tour one day.
Their 3 dogs were so nice to welcome Sassy and Dot into their home. Of course Sassy and Dot were their usual bratty selves and refused to play!
Like always we ate yummy food, drank wine, laughed a ton and were sad to leave our friends. :(
From there we headed South again.
We stopped in Nashville to walk around the famous downtown strip and then had White Castle for lunch.
We felt funny ordering so many burgers even though they are tiny!
It was early in the day so we decided to go a little further.
on the road again....
We drove on to Birmingham and spent the night there. Very pretty city.
We found La Quinta Inn there and they are the best! Free pets, free Wifi and free breakfast!
Next stop: Destin, FL.
We did nothing to but relax on the beach and read books in Destin. It was the best!
This is what Dot did all day while we were on the beach!
The dogs went crazy in the sand. They loved it!
Our last stop was LA to visit Brett's aunt for the night and eat some DELICIOUS crawfish!
We reset everything on the car before we left. We were in the car for 24 hours, used 70 gallons of gas and traveled about 2400 miles! Our first road trip was a success!
Now...it's back to reality :)
We went to Whistler, Canada on our honeymoon and loved it. We knew we wanted to go back, but didn't think we would be able to return so soon!
Brett had his last Spring Break this year so we took advantage of it.
We went skiing in Whistler with our friends Nic and Licci. Nic is one year ahead of Brett in his residency.
We spent our first night in Vancouver and got to do a little exploring and see a beautiful sunset.
The guys had fun creating concoctions with the hotel bartender in Vancouver.
He lived in Whistler during the olympics. He made us a treasure hunt to go check out his favorite places while we were there. We had one to open each day!
The drive from Vancouver to Whistler is about an hour. It is called Sea to Sky Highway and it is gorgeous the entire trip.
We took advantage of complimentary wine and cheese tasting at our hotel each evening then hit the hot tub after that!
We got fresh snow every night. This pic is of Nic and Brett on the glacier. We didn't do this last year because you have to take your skis off and hike up a steep incline for about 70 yards. The boys talked me into doing it this year and it was totally worth it. We had the mountain to ourselves and the views were incredible. We ended up doing it every day we skied.
Dinner on my birthday!
Another awesome vacation with some great friends!
In the past month we have been all over the place!! Coast to coast, mountains, oceans, cars and planes! Somehow our schedules worked out and we were able to take a family vacation! My parents took us on a trip to California for the week.
We started in San Francisco and had some great seafood at The Fisherman's Wharf and saw the Golden Gate Bridge.
Then we hopped on Highway 1 and headed up the coast. We spent the night in Mendocino, a small coast town.
Dad had to play his guitar at every landmark! Golden Gate Bridge, on the coast, in front of the Redwoods, in a vineyard...!
We drove up Highway 1 to Avenue of the Giants to see all of the huge redwoods. The photos don't show how giant these things are!
Then we headed to Napa and Sonoma. We had some delicious food and some great wines! It is beautiful there.
We had such a great time! I would love to go back to California one day. There is so much to see and it is so pretty there!