Sunday, August 16, 2009

Quicky 2

A few pictures I took while relaxing on the deck at the Tavern on the Water. The white tent was set up for the Flip Flop Regatta which is one of the Largest Regatta's in New England. It benefits The ALLY Foundation. If you live in the area you may remember hearing about her attack in the news. I would recommend clicking on the link and checking it out, so so sad.

One of the best views of the city.
The sailboats crossing the finish line! I wish I had taken more pictures of the boats coming in, it was really neat. Also, the Vineyard Vines boat was there at the finish line taking pictures and tweeting about it!
I gave in and got the over priced Gaucamole and it was pretty good, not the best. BUT the little gem in the pitcher is the best Sangria I've had since Spain.
We had a nice time always great to have a weekend relaxing fun weekend in the city!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Cath and Kimba

Here is a picture from last night, hard to see because it was taken in the dark on my iPhone.

Cath is one of MG's mother's very best friends, may be the preppiest person I have every met, EVERYTHING she wears matches perfectly! And is always dressed to the nines! Oh and she is very fun and funny as all heck!!!


I didn't realize that the "show me yours" was even going on this month over at Kelly's Korner, I thought I was so original! :) But I think i'll still get some pictures up of the wedding.

Speaking of weddings, next week a very dear family friend Jillian is getting married to the fab Jason, "J&J" sounds like a drink! She is such a wonderful person and I am so blessed to know her and family, will post pictures as I know it will be breath taking.

Last evening we had MG's fathers surprise 60th birthday party, it was indeed a surprise and that in itself is a huge success! It was at The Daily Catch which is right on the water in the Seaport, if you need to host a party I would suggest this place 100%, we had MG's surprise 30th birthday there and if they can handle that crew they can handle anyone! You say why have the two parties at the same place? Because it is that awesome and we figured he wouldn't catch on because there is no way you'd have it there also! Again success!

We're having a city weekend as we knew we'd hit major bride traffic at the bridge heading down to the Cape and about 20 minutes ago JJ updated her facebook status "8 mile back up to the bridge", happy that's not us! But of course we miss not being down on the water. SO to make up for it we're heading to Tavern on the Water in the Navy Yard for some cocktails and an app, it's about 97 degrees outside so where else should one be if not on the Cape! I'll post some pictures on twitter!

Not sure if I'm the only one who does this but before I go out to dinner or even go to any bar/restaurant I always check out the website and menu, I like to have a decision before I get there or at least a good idea. MG is the opposite, he would rather wait until he's there and in the setting to make a decision. Now i've been to Tavern on the Water about 50 times and I know what the menu is like but that doesn't stop me from looking at it this afternoon and what do I see gaucamole and chips for $9.95 doesn't that seem a bit pricey? I mean the calamari is $10.95, how is it possible it can only be a dollar more then gauc and chips. maybe it's just me. All this gauc talk I really want to get it, but have an issue paying much, we'll see!

Last week was a whirlwind. We flew to DC for MG's grandmothers funeral service, she was laid to rest at Arlington Cemetery, may have been one of the most emotional funerals I have ever been to, it was in the end very peaceful. The Marines were truly sincere, you could just tell in their voices. I'm getting chocked up thinking about it.

Well i guess this wasn't as "quick" as I was planning!

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Sunday Funday Meme

When all other thoughts fail do a Meme!!!

What is your salad dressing of choice?
Light Ranch on the Side

What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
I don't actually really have one, anything Mexican

What food could you eat for 2 weeks straight and not get sick of it?
Trader Joe's Light String Cheese

What are your pizza toppings of choice?
extra cheese or thin crust with mushrooms

What do you like to put on your toast?
butter and strawberry jelly

How many televisions are in your house?

What color cell phone do you have?
black backed iPhone

Are you right-handed or left-handed?

Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
a small skin tag from my eyelid, I was in first grade and had to get it removed and I could feel the entire thing

What is the last heavy item you lifted?
6 bags of ice all at once, cold and heavy

Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
not that I can remember, but I did pass out getting out of a hot tub after a long workout, lucky I didn't hit my head

If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
gosh no

If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
I'm a huge fan of my name, but I am not a fan of the "nickname" "Kim", I have no problem correcting those who call me that, when I introduce myself it goes from Kimberly to Kim in about two seconds. I do love the name Catherine, but not Cat, Cathy or Catie.

Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
Depends, what am I chasing it with?

Last run-in with a cop?
Last year at Liane's bach party, one of her bridesmaids peeped in the bushes outside of the bar and got caught and I was there "helping" her (and or holding her)

Last person you talked to?
Music Guy, asked him what my favorite restaurant was

Last person you hugged?

Favorite Season?
Of course Summer, but I also am becoming a very big fan of Fall

Easter and Christmas (Catholic? You know it...)

Day of the week?
Thursdays in the summer and Saturdays in the winter

September and October

First place you went this morning?
Bathroom and then to the kitchen for coffee with the inlaws

What's the last movie you saw?
Grand Torino last weekend OnDemand - also please note my husband and I have NEVER gone to a movie in a theater together in the 5+ years we have been together. The last movie he saw in the theater was Old School.

Do you smile often?
Very often, I have weird faces I do all day long and I stump people I always seem to have a smirk on my face which is really just a happy smile.

Do you always answer your phone?
About 99% of the time, a lot of times I don't have it on me or it's on silent and or I'm on the bus and that's not a place for a phone conversation.

It's four in the morning and you get a text message who is it?
Can't tell you the last time I got a 4am text

If you could change your eye color what would it be?
I wouldn't, I have always liked my brown eyes, expect when I was in my tanarexia, bleach blonde, blue contact days, but thank heavens for everyone I got over that quick. But of course not quick enough for my moms sake!

What flavor drink do you get at Sonic?
This must be a Southern quiz, i've never been to Sonic

Do you own a digital camera?

Have you ever had a pet fish?
No way

Favorite Christmas song?
Oh, Holy Night.

What's on your wish list for your birthday?
Haven't thought about it, but maybe a new VV tote, one new one per year

Can you do push ups?

Can you do a chin up?
Gawd who can? Or where on earth would I go to even try?

Does the future make you more nervous or excited?
Definitely very much both

Do you have any saved texts?
On my phone it saves the whole conversation but when I had my old phone I would save special text

Ever been in a car wreck?
YES, one that was bad and still have back issues from it

Do you have an accent?
I use to have a full on Midwest accent, now it's more midwest meets the east coast with a hint of some random drawl, so no I don't think i do! :)

What is the last song to make you cry?
Enya "Only time" - reminds me of my mom and our midnight trip to Provincetown in January with a full moon, miss those times

Plans tonight?
After this I hope to relax and wait for Drop Dead Diva to come on! Try to keep up with that people!

Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?

Name 3 things you bought yesterday?
6 bags of ice and a slue of goodies at Cape Cod Package Store
Crystal Light Lemonade
Light Cranberry Juice
Soda Water

Have you ever been given roses?

Current worry?
without getting to deep....
getting everything done before our less then 24 hours to DC this week.

Current hate right now?
not being able to run in this heat without feeling as if i'm going to pass out
watching the Red Sox

Met someone who changed your life?
YES and I still to this day wonder why they did come into my life...every one comes in your life for a reason, I'm just hoping that reason isn't over yet because I don't get why as of yet

How did you bring in the New Year?
Ohhh man, a very snowy cold New Year in Boston we partied with Fave Couple and crew and ended up having a sleep over even though we do live just a few blocks away

What were you doing 12 AM last night?
chatting with the Cape Crew and friends who got back from a party - Cape Crew involves the 6 of us, MG's parents, sister and brother inlaw

What was the first thing you thought when you woke up?
How bad will the traffic be getting off the Cape (typical for a Sunday morning)

Well that was fun! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and I may snuggle in bad with my book and Drop Dead Diva! (don't judge)

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

What is your lunch bag?

One of my favorite things to make for lunch is "Burritos-less Burritos" or those of you familiar with BoLoCo Burritos Bowls, they include everything you would have in a burrito just minus the tortilla.

Here is a little run down on how I get this to be a yummy hot mess:

"Kimbarrito's Burritos-Less Burritos"

- 3 boneless skinless chicken breast
- 2 packages Success Boil in a Bag rice (brown rice)
- 1 jar medium salsa
- 1 can black beans
- 1 can red kidney beans
- 1 can pinto beans
- reduced fat shredded cheese (I use cheddar)
- low-fat sour cream

First I boil the chicken and rice, I put the chicken on first as it takes longer to cook thoroughly and I put both bags of rice in boiling water and those it says 10 min I find it takes about 12-13 min. After the chicken is done I cut it into random size cubes, salt and pepper after all is cut up and by this time the rice is finished, drain the rice and pour one bag into a casserole dish from then I start to add all 3 beans, salsa, sour cream, cheese and chicken, there is no laying it is more mixed together. After everything is mixed together I top with a little extra cheese for luck!

Sorry it is not the best picture, but believe me it is good good good! I dished out servings into lunch size tupperware containers and have been enjoying all week long! I love it is full of fiber, protein and flavor!

Also I had a little leftover and ended up using it as filling to make a quesadilla for a quick yummy dinner!

So there you have it from the Kimba Kitchen Kookbook, not sure it's a crowd pleaser but it's a house pleaser at chez Kimba!

Cheese and sour cream make any meal! And the oh so cute Nina at According to Nina suggested pairing this dish with a yummy margarita! I would love to cook up this dish and host you all with "Nina Margs" on the side!

Mad Kimba

So I may be the last person to "Mad Men Yourself" but figured it would be fun to post what I came up with. What you can't see is in my right hand I have a newspaper, so it seems I am in a night club drink in hand, with a Wall Street Journal. Well of course!

I've decided to do a some wedding post this month, thank you all for your feedback, I'll have to go through what I have done to make sure I don't repeat to many of the pictures and stories!

Week has been busy as can be but I have run (one day outside) each day this week and it sure is a great way to destress which is MUCH needed these days.
Hope you are all having a fab week!

Monday, August 03, 2009

Weekly Wedding Update?

I didn't blog much about our wedding after besides a post of a few pictures.

I was thinking for the month of August I could do a weekly post with details and of course pictures. I also hope to figure out how to get some of our wedding dances on youtube.

In a little more then a month we will be celebrating our 1 year of newlywed bliss. So why not do something fun as 1 year ago at this time I don't remember it being all that "fun". The month leading up wasn't too bad, but it was indeed stressful as we pulled everything together.

So what do you think? Why not!