Month: July 2011

Evening end

Just a beautiful end to the day yesterday.

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The best weekend of my summer

Here is a list I wrote to mark the highlights of the 4th weekend.  So much fun…too much fun…thanks for making the journey and thanks for being so friggin awesome. 

My favorite weekend of the summer by the numbers:
10 college friends
9 kids and an occasional neighbor
5 minivans
10 beds (give or take a sleeping bag/sofa)
2,000 miles traveled there and back

Drink
2 bottles of Champaign
4 bottles of white
4 bottles of red
10 cases of beer
1 bottle Jim Beam
1 bottle Jamaican rum
1 bottle Jamaican wine
6 Mojitos

Food
2 gallons of milk
13 pounds of beef
24 chicken thighs
3 packages of lunchmeat
1 dish red beans and rice
1 dish pigeon peas and rice
1 huge tray of jerk chicken
4 heads of lettuce
1 plate of plantains, some goat stew
4 boxes of cereal, 12 single serving mandarin oranges
2 boxes of fruit snacks
1 double batch of brownies
3 bags of chips
2 packages of bagels
1 lime green lemon birthday cake
2 jugs of orange juice
3 packages turkey bacon
3 dozen eggs
1 box of pancake mix
45 raviolis
2 bags pita chips
1 huge batch of hummus
3 zucchini’s
2 yellow squash
5 tomatoes
3 garlic bulbs
1 pound mushrooms
4 batches of popcorn
1 box rigatoni3 boxes mac and cheese
ribs
potato salad

Activities
1 broken toilet
1 plumber house call
1 toothbrush dislodged from broken toilet
4 American girl dolls take the el home
1 candy store
1 lost tooth
1 skate park
1 trip to game stop
1 trip to legoland
1 trip to IKEA
1 trip to Forest Park Pool
1 trip to Millenium park
1 trip to Lake
1 trip to Wrigley Field
1 trip to Daley Plaza
tons of fireworks in the alley
corn hole

Here are some shots of the weekend.  Will post more as I get them. 

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