(Insert sound clip of awesome Will Smith song.)
z and I woke up early to catch our flight to Miami! We’re visiting my brother and sister-in-law! Hooray!!
All packed up!
Breakfast and a good book!
We made it!! They picked us up right on time and we headed to the beach!
We also stopped by the Honey Tree to pick up something in a box (hmmm what could it be??).
They just moved into a new house and it is so neat. Lots of little nooks and openings and windows :)
I finally got to meet my nephew-puppy Edgar! Love at first bite sight!!
They have one grapefruit growing. It was so cute!
Hello huge cactus!
I <3 hammocks. I need one!!
After hanging out in the pool, we decided to get dinner ready.
We had a beagle for a bartender…
Sister roasted some tomatoes and serrano chiles.
She also chopped up some chipotles for a spicy yogurt ranch dip!
I never, ever eat ranch dip. But THIS dip was freakin’ awesome! Chunks of chipotle peppers, tangy yogurt, YUM!
Brother was chopping veggies and corn tortillas.
Remember all those roasted veggies?? They turned into this beautifully addicting salsa! I really need to try and recreate this ASAP!
As if homemade salsa wasn’t enough, they fried fresh corn tortillas to make chips!
I mean, seriously!?
After I’d made my way through tons of chips, salsa, veggies and dip, we headed outside to setup for dinner (wait, you mean there’s more food coming??).
I got a birthday present!!
Sister is going to make me a pillow out of my father’s old army shirt and boy scout handkerchief.
Sister and brother :)
There is a mango tree in their neighbors yard with a lot of branches that hang down in their yard. The last mango of the season fell and this little guy raced to pick it up!
Corn and kebobs on the grill!
The table has been set…TIME TO EAT!
Dinner Wine: Clos du Bois Sauvignon Blanc
Tons of veggie kebobs.
My super delicious dinner plate! And yes, of course I went back for more!
After dinner Edgar walk (really…we just needed to digest!).
After our walk, I was surprised with the most beautiful vegan chocolate raspberry cake! So that’s what was in the box ;)
I was so happy and excited! Pardon the
beer wine food coma tired eyes!
It says my name!!
Cake and ice cream with lots of toppings.
Of course no 26th vegan birthday cake consumption is complete without some bubbly!!
Can you say…SPOILED!?!? :)
I spent the Saturday after my birthday with my brother, sister-in-law, nephew puppy and my boyfriend…