Monday, June 30, 2014

Moving Time

I can't believe it!  It is that time when we have to move out of our home and find a new house to rent for the upcoming year!

Boxes are everywhere!

Stay tuned for more details....ha!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

My precious daughter...

Havn't seen my daughter in almost a week and just thinking about her.  Thought I'd post a few pics.  These are some selfies that she has taken on her phone and it looks like she is having a ball!  Missing my girl!  Susan is growing up so quickly. She is going to be in 7th grade next year and she is having a great time with all of her girlfriends and spending some time with her uncle and aunt and grandma Kate.  I am so happy for her !  Happy Summer 2014!  :-)

Monday, June 23, 2014

It's a really hot summer so far...

...that is, if u are outside and at the beach!  The days have been beautiful but hotttt!

Posting a few pics of my rambunctious son and the daily quest to keep him entertained.  Summers are all about fun! 

My daughter has been at her grandmothers house so not as many pics  of my daughter, Susan.  

Splash pads are always a sure quick way to cool off. 

Afterwards, we skipped over across the street to a new favorite in town, a Sno cone shop!  Perfect location!

Made some yummy French toast for James.  He loved it ( and I kinda did too!)

Here are some pics of the beach yesterday.  This first picture is underneath the pier.  I am sooo going to use this picture to snap some quick pics of my kiddos.  Maybe peeking out from behind the pillars.  

Random picture of the birds.  

My view from my chair.  Sun bathing!  Ha!  :-)

And that's about it for now.  

Keepin' it real in sunny Florida!!  :-)

Monday, June 16, 2014

Smith Summer - Week 2

The days of summer are quickly going by.  It's now the second week of summer vacation! Here are a couple of pics of what the Smith's have been doing.

Deleon Springs...

Daytona Lagoon...

And on the rainy days....

Pedicure for mom!

And that's about it!!  :-)

Happy Summer vacation 2014!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Boiled Peanuts 411

Just to give those of you out there who are boiled peanut lovers like myself, a little info how long it takes to get a good boiled peanut.  

At our local Texas Roadhouse they give away free peanuts.  We'll I told my husband I was going to take a bag home after we had dinner .  I took then home and attempted the boiling the next day. 

It took me a good 6 hours to get them to the softness that I could eat them.  

But it was worth the wait.  

You boil the peanuts for an hour and then simmer for 4-5 hours depending on how soft you want then to be. 

And then Oulah!  Sp?

Monday, June 9, 2014

It's Monday!

Clearly an iPhone dump day!  Filled with all types of misc pics.

At the Ocean Deck!  It was a beautiful day out!

James and Susan on the last day of school!  Ready for a long, fun summer.

Little Miss K!  About to go on a date so I had to grab a pic of her all dolled up. 

About to go out to karaoke.  What a fun time we had. 

At the booth at Applebee's. Tom got up and sang several songs.  He still has a great voice considering we really havn't been to karaoke in years (not counting one or two times at Ocean Deck)

Menu Ideas;

I recently made an eggplant parmesan and it tasted so good!  Here are the details of the recipe (and a quick pic of the final dish).


Original recipe makes 8 to 10 servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Dip eggplant slices in egg, then in bread crumbs. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes on each side.
  3. In a 9x13 inch baking dish spread spaghetti sauce to cover the bottom. Place a layer of eggplant slices in the sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Repeat with remaining ingredients, ending with the cheeses. Sprinkle basil on top.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until golden brown.

And that is about it folks!  We are on the first day of summer and not really sure what our plans are today.  I have to keep the kiddos entertained that's for sure.  :)


Friday, June 6, 2014

Job Interview!

Had my first job interview in years!  I got the job too!  This what I wore.  

Pretty simple but just enough!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Planning for dog days of summer

Really looking forward to summer vacation around the Smith house!  Got lots of plans that I'll be sharing soon!

Coolest kid on the block!