Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy 8th month b'day to the boys and welcome Jill and Kelly

The boys are getting so big. We "celebrated" their birthday at Molly Goodhead's restaurant in Ozona yesterday with Jill and Kelly, Kristen and the boys. We love this place not just because the food is terrific but because it is so family friendly and yet has adult sections too.

Jill and Kelly arrived Friday around 2 pm to our house from the Tampa airport and E went home from our fun day with the boys to greet them. Kristen got home and off I went to join everyone. We all rendezvoused at Snookers and introduced them to many of our friends who meet there for happy hour on Fridays.

From Snookers, we headed down to Dimitri's on the River to have a glass of wine and watch the lights on the river and down the Sponge Docks twinkle on. We headed across the street to our favorite Greek restaurant, Mykanos and got to chat with the owner's daughter, Sophia who, with her husband, were in the birth and baby class that Chris and Kristen took. Sophia's little girl is about a month younger than our boys, as is Jill and Kelly's little fella, Liam! Then it was home, more catching up and bed. It had been a long day for all of us.

Bright and early Sat. morning, we all bundled up and walked the Trail into town for breakfast at Tuela's on the Trail. Kelly and Jill both had the Cajun crab cake Benedict which I have never tried and pronounced breakfast wonderful. We walked home through town and I got these pictures of our friends.

We cleaned up and headed back out to show Kelly the town, the beaches and the local attractions up and down Alt. 19. Jill had been to visit us last year and had already had our 50cent special And then we met the kids and Little Mama for lunch and conversation.

Our next stop was Dunedin and the Dunedin Brewery. I had the apricot pale ale and it was great. E had a dark ale and Jill and Kelly opted for the freshly made red sangria.

After the Brewery, we toured Dunedin a bit and then headed back up Alt. 19 to Old Towne Palm Harbor. Billy Jack's Burger Shack was buzzing so we stopped in for a cold one there and had some great people watching. Our favorite place in Old Towne generally speaking is the Backyard but it was so crowded at the little bar that we tried the Shack for a change of pace.

Then it was home, a fire in the fire pit while the hot tub heated up and then a nice soak for all of us. E fixed his infamous French Market Meatloaf with balsamic green beans, mashed potatoes and tomato gravy. Not exactly on my WW list but ok with reasonable portions.

Today, Jill and Kelly had a golf date with our son in law and E and I are doing some cleaning and set up for the Shrimp Boil we are having tonight for ten of our friends. This is one of my favorite meals for large groups. I think we'll head out to Miss Vickie's when Jill and Kelly get back as Jill expressed a desire for the Cajun boiled peanuts at this Tiki bar restaurant on the river...and we aim to please.

For all of you who have kept our friend, Bill, his wife and his family in your thoughts and prayer, Bill was moved out of ICU last Friday and into his own room. He starts physical rehab on Monday and has been receiving speech therapy since the middle of last week. This is such good new!

Hope you are having a great weekend.


Janet M said...

OH Jules you sure have packed a lot into the days. I continue to keep Bill in my prayers and have a great evening tonight - it sounds wonderful.
PS. Love the picture of the boys.

LyndaKay said...

Adorable shot of the boys! 8 months already? How can that be? That meatloaf dinner must have been yummy. Tell E his meals always sound great and maybe he should have a blog for his recipes!!! I'd be a follower!