Tuesday, August 28, 2012

An almost finished project...

 Remember last time I finished a project, I showed you the yarn for a new project. Well it has been under construction for quite a while, but it seemed like when summer hit, it was just too warm to knit in the thick yarn. But now I have almost finished it, just need to fix the ends. So what did I make? I knitted a cardigan/bolero for myself...
Don't mind the stain on the t-shirt... hey it was late Sunday night, and I didn't even realise they were there until I saw the photo...

And a picture from the back...

Now I am refreshing my socks knitting skills, because tomorrow I will be "teaching" the girls in my knitting/crocheting group to knit socks. We started our little group this spring, we are 6 girls, and we meet up once a month. I really enjoy their company, and I am looking forward to tomorrow, though I am not the best teacher, luckily most of them knows how to knit, so hopefully it won't be to challenging.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Survivor Party

Well this Saturday was our Survivor Party, the weather was amazing, and the party was great. We had lots of fun and I am all ready excited about next years party.

Here is a few pictures from the day. Ahead of time both teams were told to make a team drink. The winners would get brunch and the losers would get cornflakes and oatmeal.

 The red team showed up with red sodas and popped a strawberry down the bottle:) They said their new style was the didn't drink this year.
The blue team made jello shots and a some kind of mystery drink. Needless to say the blue team won, which disappointed the red team, they thought it was their turn to win the brunch... but it doesn't go by turn, so the blue team had their well deserved brunch. After the blue team was named the winner, the red team said "screw it we will have a cold beer".
The first game was a relay of 3 little games, the first part they had to roll a ping-pong ball down ruler and hit a shot glass.

 Second they had to move 3 m&ms using a straw...
 and the last part they had to move an egg from a top of a bottle to another bottle only using a string. The red team won big time here, though the ruler the blue team used turned out to be a bit crooked, so he never got the ball in the shot glass.
 Another game they had 3 cans of fruit and had to stand on 2 of them and move the third one, and that way the could walk over the finish line. The girl on the red team was really great at it, and the guy on the blue team was really drunk, so he gave up quite fast...
 In another game they had to move water from a bucket and fill a glass, again the red team won...
 We also had a "balloon dancing" game. 2 people from each team should compete with a balloon between their heads, going under a ladder etc. again the red team won.
 Here they are getting pasta penne on a spaghetti, I just love her face in that picture.

We ended up with a red team member winning this years survivor party. I know it seems like the red team won everything, but actually they won pretty much the same amount of games, but the funniest pictures are from the games the red team won.

As you can see we had an amazing time, and I can wait for next year, which will be our 5th time. We are thinking about making it a "greatest hits" and use some of the best games from all the other years.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Survivor weekend is coming up...

This weekend it's time for our annual Survivor Party, I can't believe that it's actually is the 4th time we are hosting it.

I'm getting really excited about it, and I think we are pretty much ready for Saturday. My parents are arriving on Friday, and will help with the last minute things. And they will be here Saturday to watch Jonas and help out a little.

 One of last years games was moving cans with spaghetti

The best part is that the weather looks like it's going to be amazing. Nice and sunny, and not rain in sight, couldn't be better since we have a lot of outdoor activities. This is the one time a year we all get to behave as kids again... well with alcohol:)
a race on stilts

So stay tuned for new pictures from this years survivor party sometime next week:) And have a nice weekend, I doubt I will have time to blog again before the weekend!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Cooking with Connie

 Well I figured it was time for another Cooking with Connie post, and this time I am actually cooking and not baking! The nice summer weather has returned to Denmark, which meant we did a little BBQ. My go to recipe, which me and my husband loves in marinated chicken, marinated in a BBQ dry rub.
 Here we have the ingredients:
2 teaspoons of paprika
2 teaspoons of chili powder
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of onion powder
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon of pepper
1 teaspoon of mustard powder
2 teaspoons of salt
 Mix it all together, and rub it on the chicken fillets, and let it set for at least 30 minutes.
 Put on the grill, first directly over the heat, and the move them to the middle, and put on the lid. I use a thermometer to check if they are done.
Served with some salad, bread and a glass of wine. How much better can a Sunday evening get? Except it looked like it might be raining so we had to eat inside, but I guessed we should have stayed outside, now dinner is over, Jonas is in the tub and it is still not raining:)

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend, and try this recipe, it super easy:)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

My little big boy:)

My little boy is getting big... he wants to do everything by himself, though not everything is possible to do by yourself. He does get points for trying, and you got to practice to get better.

This is him eating yogurt without any help, a bit messy, but hey I had a very happy and proud boy.

Enjoy your weekend:)

Friday, August 3, 2012

Last day of my vacation...

Today is my last day of my vacation, now it's only the weekend left before I start work again. Though the weather today has been pretty good, not super sunny and hot, but sunny and warm enough to sit outside without wearing a sweater or a jacket. 

So Jonas and I were outside, Jonas decided to do a little gardening, he mowed the lawn... or well he used his lawn mower, but didn't really go much out on the grass. 

I enjoy that he is so big now that he can actually entertain himself for shorter periods of time. So I sat in my chair and did a little crocheting, while watching him take care of the garden:)

 Hope you all will have a wonderful weekend.