Ah, Lego we meet again. It has been way too long.
We just got back from visiting my sister Kerrie, brother-in-law Steve, and my niece and nephew! We had a great time. I couldn’t post last night because I didn’t have an internet connection.
Many a Lego battles were fought…and some beer for thirst quenching.
It’s funny, as a girl who used to LOVE Lego, I don’t ever remember wanting to make it into a battle with ‘good guys’ and ‘bad guys’ and guns and ships. I used to build school houses and homes and airports, which were mainly just places to put my Lego PEOPLE so I could make up stories, names, and long, confusing plots. A place where my Lego mom and dad could make babies and start a family. I was all girly like that.
However, I am proud to say I held my own with this new kind of Lego game. I was kicking butt and chewing bubblegum as Eric says.
Although my sound effects could be drastically improved. It was a bit embarrassing.
Hummus and pita chips were consumed for battleship energy.
Eric is pretty much a Lego champ. I was jealous.
Eric and Steve say hi!
My sister and I forgot to get a picture together in all the excitement of gushing over cooking magazines…!
I enjoyed a couple brewskis over the course of the afternoon. Beer is so refreshing on such a hot summer day!
Shelby is a snuggly cute kitty.
For dinner, Kerrie made the most delicious vegan chili I think I have ever tasted!
Sadly, she did not use a recipe and has no idea what amounts she threw in! Now I know where I get it from. ;)
However, I can tell you her secret ingredient was canned PUMPKIN! I am stealing this idea the next time I make chili. It tasted awesome and you couldn’t detect the pumpkin at all. It is a great way to sneak in another veggie, especially when serving the kids! I had two bowls of it…mmm it was awesome.
Garlic bread with olive oil and spices..
and a salad on the side.
For dessert we enjoyed Ultra Fudgy Brownies!
Eric wanted me to take a picture of his bowl. :)
I had one too just without the ice cream. My nephew couldn’t believe it when we told him there was avocado in it.
After the kids went to bed we turned into crazy party animals and drank some tea.
Kerrie put the clock up so you could see it was only 9:45pm and we were all zonked. We used to have some pretty crazy parties back in the day, but I think we are getting old!
The tea was awesome and of course, no hangover this morning which is always a good thing when a little friend creeps into the room at 6:30am to see if you are ready to play yet. ;)
Eric and I are off to the conservation park to meet up with a couple friends and go hiking! The weather is just gorgeous today. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will be back tonight.