Saturday, June 30, 2007

Single? Anybody??

Not for long! We had a little BBQ with Brett and EP to celebrate their last Saturday of singlehood. The countdown to take the plunge has officially begun.....(6/30/07)

Friday, June 29, 2007

Get Well Soon!

Sending out some get well wishes to my 'soul sista' Erika. She broke her foot after falling in a hole....I wish I could say it was to save a dog, or a small child, but I am afraid her and I are more similar than we are different in our ability to walk with grace. She had to have surgery and ended up with 2 plates and 6 screws in her foot. A handful of Percocet and some physical therapy and she will be good as new! (6/29/07) (Erika seen here channeling her inner crazy coffee lady in the Dominican Republic)

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Happy Birthday Davis!

Birthday greetings going out to Davis who turns 7 today! I hear there will be quite an undersea adventure at your party! I am sorry to miss it, but be sure to have a piece of your Mom's amazing b-day cake for me! Happy Birthday kiddo! (6/28/07) (Davis seen here sitting on the lap of her bestest pal Hannah)

Monday, June 25, 2007

The Flight of the Conchords

Are you familiar with The Flight of the Conchords? A couple of guys from New Zealand who have a knack for witty banter with acoustic guitars, and they turned it into a show. Brilliant! Check it out on HBO, Sunday nights. Click here for schedule.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Glad Midsommar!!

Summer is officially here and the Swedes really know how to get it started off on the right foot. Midsommar is one of the biggest holidays of the year, next to Christmas Eve. We decided to have a celebration of our own since we couldn't make it over to the Motherland. We had some deelish meatballs, dill new potatoes, herring, shrimp with Peter's amazing sauce, cold beer and of course Aquavit. Although our repertoire of Swedish songs was slightly weak, songs were sung, games were played, and of course there was dancing. (6/22/07)

Brett and EP enjoying some Aquavit.....Mmmmmm!

Other pics of the festivities.....

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Happy Birthday Sauce!

A Birthday shout out going out to my pal Sauce! Hope you have some time to enjoy your special day! Oh....and your card is in the mail. (6/19/07) (Sauce seen here with all of the kids piled on top of her....even the big kids!)

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Day at the Spa

It was day o' fun at the Allegria Spa in Beaver Creek! This place was amazing and it was great to have some girl time with my Mom and sister. The facial, the 'Aqua Sanitas', and the weather could not be beat! I can't wait until next year! (6/17/07)

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Black Side Down!

Summer is officially here and the rivers are pumping! We took a trip up to the Poudre River to have some paddling fun. To our surprise, it was over 4' on the gauge which definitely kept us on our toes! After watching a handful of boats come through Pine View Falls, we opted to do the lower run, and although it was a bit short, we still had a great time, and an even better sandwich at the Pickle Barrel! The Funky Punky and Lucy's Delight are worth the drive alone! Until next time....paddle forward! (6/16/07)

Our fearless crew....

Some of the carnage....

Friday, June 15, 2007

Har Den Aran Mamma!

Birthday greetings going out to our Mom across the pond! We miss you so much and wish you a very Happy Birthday! Can't wait to see you soon! Puss och kram! xoxo (6/15/07) (Ann pictured here with the boys in her beautiful back yard in Sweden 6/05)

Happy Hour McGrath Style

The water was calm, the beers were cold and the sun was was Happy Hour McGrath style! I couldn't pass up the opportunity to see the McGraths and try out their new toy on the lake. Good times were had by all, despite the fact that I felt like I woke up in a body bag the next morning! Good times indeed! (6/15/07)

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Sue's Mean BBQ Chicken

I was able to see my friends S and G over the weekend, and had the pleasure of indulging in some of Sue's mean BBQ chicken complete with potatoes, corn on the cob (shucked by her kiddos), homemade BBQ sauce, a fantastic salad, only to be topped off by some homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream! To die for! Always good to see you guys, and the deelish food was just a bonus! Until next time.... (6/14/07)

Mad Max's 40th B-Day via Helmet Cam

Here is some footage via helmet cam of some paddling fun with Mad Max on his 40th B-Day courtesy of Boogie. It's a little unstable and the quality is a little shaky (kind of like my kayaking), but it's attached to his head for crying out loud! It allows you to feel like you were there if you couldn't join in the festivities. And BTW, the background music is top notch! Thanks again Boogie! (6/5/07)

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Paddling Around The Bay

We have had a couple of amazing days of weather, so we decided to head outside and do a little paddling. It was a fantastic day filled with fresh air, warm sun, and big waves. It's a great way to go exploring and to say hello to our 'buddies'. (6/13/07)

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Biking In The Headlands

We went for a bike ride up in the Marin Headlands. I took a bit of a beating since I haven't been on my bike in ages, but I held my own. It was a beautiful day, so it was worth it! (6/10/07)

View of Tiburon and Strawberry Point

Saturday, June 9, 2007

The Search For Sparkling Wine

We headed up to Napa on a mission to find some deelish sparkling wine (not champagne, as Peter kept reminding us!) for Brett and EP's pending nuptuals. (which is only 4 weeks away!) It was a beautiful day and our mission was accomplished with some bubbly from Gloria Ferrer. We also made a stop at Ernie's Tin Bar on the way home where we had some Miller High Life, Louisana Hot Links and Brett was able to pick up some farm fresh eggs. (6/9/07)

Enjoying the Champagne of Beers at Ernie's Tin Bar.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Sausalito Jazz and Blues By The Bay

Every Friday evening in the summer some local artists get their groove on in the park in Sausalito. There is good food, good music and good times to be had by all. (6/8/07)

These waffles are SO GOOD!

P and EP taking it in.....

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Peter and Brett Going For a Bike Ride

The boys are off to tear it up in the hills once again.....(6/5/07)

Mad Max Is The BIG 4-0!!

Speaking of rounding 3rd base to 40, or should I say look who is sliding into home face first!! Happy Birthday to one of the coolest cats we know! I wish we could be there to celebrate! Paddle forward!! Cheers! (6/5/07)

Monday, June 4, 2007

The Sopranos Series Finale

With Phil and Tony both in hiding, who will end up in the final coffin count? What will happen to Carmela and the kids? Will AJ step up or retreat further? Will Meadow become a criminal lawyer or a convict's daughter? Could Peter love his hair anymore in this picture? Fuggedaboutit! (6/4/07)

Happy Birthday Kev!!

How about a birthday boo-yah?! I can't believe you are running towards 3rd base to 40! What happened to that silly guy who always said inappropriate things, and was passed out by 10:00? Oh yeah....not much has changed! Be sure to have a McGrath Margarita for us! From the look of this picture, your kiddos are already on their way to perfecting the recipe! Cheers!(6/4/07)

Friday, June 1, 2007

Hats Off to Chef Jeff!

My brother Jeff has recently accepted a job as the sous-chef for Rhapsody's Restauarant in Golden, Colorado. He won them over hands down in the interview Iron Chef style! We are so excited for him and for those who get to eat his amazing creations! Go get 'em little brother! (6/1/07) (Pic of Jeff and Peen celebrating in style, Jeff's B-Day Sept '05. Nothing says class like champagne and PBR!)

Happy Birthday CPK!

Birthday greetings going out to our brother-in-law-to be Christopher P. Keeley! I am sure you had plenty of packages to open today, but the boxes were marked 'kitchen' or 'office', since today was moving day too! Congrats on your new house! That is quite the gift in itself! Be sure to have a glass of wine for us and enjoy your day!! Cheers! P and T. (6/1/07)

Megan Graduates From Preschool

Wow! It seems that preschool graduation has come a long way from putting a paper plate on your head while wearing your favorite necklace you made from rigatoni! Congrats Megs! Thanks for being my BFF! LYLAS! (ask your Mom what that means.) Have a good summer! Summer rules!! (5/31/07)