Double date, road trip, and PG martinis


Saturday we went on a double date! It’s our first double date in probably close to 4 years! Unbelievable.  We are overdue for some fun!! We went with some friends to a great fusion restaurant and we just had a ball!  We had some funny moments and here is one of them. 
Since Jennifer is expecting a sweet little baby boy in July she asked the waiter, who proclaimed himself also a bartender during his introduction, for a fun non-alcoholic drink.  This really threw Brock for a loop (waiter = Brock).  He seemed confused at the idea that a drink could possibly not have alcohol in it.  He thought…”Hm, um, well, yeah, I can see what the HEAD bartender thinks but I’m not sure…um…I’ll have to see if we have something…”   Poor Brock came back after his discussion with the Head bartender and still seemed perplexed by this request. In my mind, I'm thinking, uh, okay Brock,  it's really not that hard, how about you throw something sweet and fizzy into a pretty glass, k?  So… I have googled PG martini’s and there are a couple of yummy ones at the end of this post.  Brock, we’ll forgive you but really?? Bless his heart.
Switching gears, today we took a road trip to Virginia.  It’s where I grew up (and my parents still live) and since Big C has meetings in North Carolina this week we thought it was a good time to visit the fam.   It was a 9 hour trip and we took 2 cars, Big C was with the boys.  Well after 9 hours in a car, even though I had some alone time, not even Keith Urban sounded good anymore.  Nine hours is a long time to sit!! UGH—I was so happy to finally arrive!
Unfortunately, my sweet boys are coughing and they just can’t seem to shake the funkiness that has plagued us recently, so we will probably be making a visit to the doctor tomorrow.  I’m hoping they just have the remnants of a cold and not an ear infection or the like (you know how those pesky coughs just linger on..)and I’m hoping and praying they will awaken tomorrow feeling better. Poor little things!
Its Sunday night, bye bye weekend! 
Jennifer, here are some "Baby 'tini" cocktails we will try!! Take that, Brock!

White Sangria:
4 cups white grape juice
1 cup pink grapefruit juice
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 bottle club soda

pink grapefruit slices

Preparation: In a large pitcher, combine all three juices.  Refrigerate.  Just before serving, add the soda water and grapefruit slices (and other fruit, if you'd like).  Makes about 12 servings.

Baby Bellini
Take 1 1/4 cups of peach juice, add a tablespoon of lemon juice, and split that mixture in two flutes.  Then top off with sparkling apple cider.  OR:   2 oz peach nectar and sparkling cider.

Mock Mojito
4 or 5 sprigs of fresh  mint
1 lime
1 ounce simple syrup
6 to 8 ounces soda water
Garnish: Lime wedges and mint sprigs

Muddle the mint (reserve one sprig for garnish) with the simple syrup in the bottom of a tall glass.  Add ice cubes.  Squeeze half of one lime into the glass, reserving the other half for garnish (slice it into 3 or 4 wedges).  Top with soda water.  Stir, drop in lime wedges, and decorate with the last sprig of mint.
Found these recipes on BabyCenter and BabyZone=)


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