Background on Our Crew. . .

This is my crew many years ago, Sprat lower right, Big T on the left and of course  the hubby and I.  This was taken at one of their birthday parties at a tumble gym.  

Mom and my sister and myself,  this would have been Christmas 1986 or ’87.  I cannot remember which. 

We took the boys on the Polar Express train ride.  We had a blast, when I made the reservation the lady said, “wear your PJ’s everyone does.”  We all showed up in our PJ’s, to my husbands chagrin, and we were the only adults in PJ’s.  Sprat said, Mom you all are the only parents in PJ’s, I simply replied yes and we are the only ones that know how to have fun.

The boys enjoying the Fair and the bumper cars.  The hubbs and I always took the boys to the Fair each year.  We always went when the boys could get the ride all day bands.   These are just some of our family traditions.  

We also used to go tubing with the boys in the Summer.  When the boys were little we had a couple Summers where we did stay-cations.  The boys loved it, we went to local AA baseball games and I took them to the pool during the day, this was during my stay at home mom days. 

We took a few trips here and there with the boys.  This is on our trip to Sea World. This was the boys petting the Rays, notice the hubbs holding Big T by the shirt so he does not fall face first in the water. 

This was just a little background on my family.  Stay tuned for updates on the boys and all the goings on with high school and college lacrosse. 

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Boston Butt on the Smoker Early Tomorrow. . .


My husband got a new pellet smoker grill “thing” for Christmas this year and the man has smoked everything possible, the only we have not smoked is chicken and a pizza.  The pizza I would like to try, I think it would be very good.  

Let us recap the things my husband has smoked:  burgers, salmon, turkey, meatloaf, Boston butt, and let us not forget the ribs.  We will be smoking another butt this weekend for Super Bowl.  I personally could not care less about the Super Bowl but I do love all the food and fun that surrounds it.  Such entertaining commercials and all of the food, can I say that again, all the food.  

The hubbs has purchased the butt and it is chilling in the fridge and we will start the rub down on Friday evening, this butt will cook all day on Saturday to be ready for Sunday.  I am still mulling over my appetizers that I want to serve.  The hubbs wants my fabulous beer cheese dip for sure but I am not sure what else, perhaps some olives, cheese and pickles,  I think I need another dip and maybe some veggies. We will have to wait and see.  

Here is your trivia for the Super Bowl:  What four teams have never been to a Super Bowl?   Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns, and the Houston Texans.  Go and impress your friends at your Super Bowl parties.