• Fun Summer Stuff

    July 5, 2010

    What a great afternoon! ๐Ÿ˜Ž I enjoyed a whole bunch of funย summer stuff. It felt like such a treat playing outside on a Monday afternoon when I should have been inside getting ahead on my work. Oh, well. You only live once, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Murphy had an absolute blast on his walk this afternoon. Let’s just say that he definitely enjoyed his own fun summer stuff! ๐Ÿ˜€


    Pug + high temps = sprinkler fun!!! :mrgreen:


    In the video, you can hear Mal and me cracking up in the background. Murphy looked ridiculous rolling around and trying to cool himself off! So funny! ๐Ÿ˜†


    For dinner, Dave and Marie invited us over to their house to eat some of the “grillables” leftover from yesterday’sย Independence Day Beer Pentathlon. Of course, Mal and I enthusiastically accepted their invitation! Another night of grilling with friends?!? Sign me up! I love fun summer stuff! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    When we arrived, Marie had prepared a plate of red grapes, Gouda cheese, and crackers. I munched on a little bit of everything.


    A little while later, the guys fired-up the grill!ย I went with a Coleman Organic Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage on a bun and big serving of salad on the side.


    I topped my sausage with spicy mustard and Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce.


    I also used a little bit of Sweet Baby Ray’s for dipping my salad into. That stuff is GOOD!


    For dessert, I enjoyed a small portion of cold Arborio Rice Pudding that Marie made the other day. It was to die for!! I’m actually making a batch tonight for tomorrow’s breakfast, so I will share the recipe then.


    It’s Sunday Movie Night! Good night, blog friends!

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    Mary @ Bites and Bliss July 5, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Awwe Murphy’s so cute playing in the sprinklers like that!! He’s one smart pup :)


    Becky July 5, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    wow i want you dog


    Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) July 5, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Looks like a great day! I have rice waiting for rice pudding tomorrow! My husband just asked me for some today. It really is delicious. Perfect for breakfast or dessert!


    Bridget July 5, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Haha Murphy’s such a cutie. And I love rice pudding so that looks really yummy!


    Rita July 5, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    I love Murphy videos. Reminds me of my pooch!


    Brittany (a healthy slice of life) July 5, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    I used sweet baby rays BBQ for my BBQ Chx pizza tonight- deeeeeeeelish!
    Ps-Murphy is presh :)


    Michelle (The Runner's Plate) July 5, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    My husband really wants a pug dog! Can’t wait for the rice pudding recipe!!


    maria @ Chasing the Now July 5, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Murphy videos are always a bright spot in my day and make me laugh. :)


    Laura July 5, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    I’m excited for the rice pudding recipe. We did however find a great low-fat pudding a few weeks ago, loving it.

    That sausage sounds delicious, seriously. I need to find some quality chicken sausages over here.


    Lisa (bakebikeblog) July 5, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    awww Murphy is waaaay too adorable :)


    Kelly July 5, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Oo can’t wait to hear that recipe, sounds delicious! Glad you enjoyed a nice day- it was technically a holiday so its okay you didn’t work all day haha


    Lisa July 5, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    LOL that is too funny!!!


    Jill@MySoCalledHealthLife July 5, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Oh man I LOVE sweet baby ray’s def. a great choice!!


    Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ July 5, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    I love impromptu dinners at a friends house, such a great way to spend a summer evening.


    Hannah July 5, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Ahhhh! I just spent the last half hour trying to find a sweet rice pudding recipe to make!! Oh, I wish you’d post your recipe now… can’t believe I have to wait another whole daaaaaaay! Oh noes!


    Julie @ pickley pear July 5, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Hahaha Murphy is hilarious! That’s what I looked like during a 10k race two years ago :) any sprinkler I found I ran thru it. Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend!


    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is July 5, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    That rice pudding sounds delicious!


    Katie @ Healthy Heddleston July 5, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Murphy is so funny Tina!! The left over grillables looked tasty too! Glad you had a great weekend!!


    Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) July 5, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Murphy cracks me up!!! Your sausage looks mighty tasty!


    Lynn (The Actors Diet) July 5, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    i love rice pudding! such a perfect summer dessert.


    kelly July 5, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Murphy = awesome dog!


    The Wife of a Dairyman July 5, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Nothing better than a last minute get together with good friends:) Murphy is adorable!


    Meg July 5, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Murphy is amazing ๐Ÿ˜€

    I can’t wait for that recipe!!! I also BBQ foods – fresh off the grill?? Sign me UP! :)


    Katie @ peacebeme July 5, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Hilarious video of Murphy! I was laughing out loud! :)


    Sara July 5, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    I love the Murphy video!! And I can’t wait to see the rice pudding recipe..that stuff is like CRACK!


    Mackenzie @ Whatever, Gatsby July 5, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Hahahahaha Love how Murphy is all “Did I do thaaaaaat?!”


    Emilyeatsclean July 5, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    I watch all your little video’s of Murphy because he is so stinkin’ hilarious! My hubby now knows who Murphy is too! :)


    Ally @ Sweet & Savory July 5, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    My husband swears by Sweet Baby Ray’s! It is now the only bbq sauce I’m allowed to buy:)


    Shanna @ Shanna Like Banana July 5, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    That pug tongue kills me! Adorbs :)

    Gouda is good and *smoked* gouda is even better!


    Autumn @ Good Eats Girl July 5, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    I always forget to look for chicken sausage at the store! Your BBQ of leftovers look amazing!!


    Erica July 5, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    I love Murphy!! :)


    Melissa @ For the Love of Health July 5, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    My boyfriend LOVES Sweet Baby Ray’s- he puts it on everything haha


    Kelly July 6, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Oh my, that video of Murphy is SO funny. I seriously think that if everyone owned a pug the world would be a happier place. How can you not smile at that face? :)


    Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter July 6, 2010 at 1:09 am

    Haha Murphy is so funny! Way to treat yourself to a nice summer day.


    Kaz July 6, 2010 at 2:23 am

    Murphy is such a charmer! xD


    Rachel @ Suburban Yogini July 6, 2010 at 5:08 am

    Every time you post a picture or video of Murphy, I take one step closer to getting a pug of my own :)


    MizFit July 6, 2010 at 5:51 am

    lovelovelove murphy.
    I miss our bullmastiff but am thinking a PUG is more my speed these days.


    Wei-Wei July 6, 2010 at 6:16 am

    Hahaha I love Murph! He’s awesome ๐Ÿ˜€ Grilled dinner is always awesome. You sound like you’re always having so much fun! :)



    Katherine July 6, 2010 at 6:56 am

    There is nothing like a good hot dog or sausage or veggie dog (my dinner) in the summer


    Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) July 6, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Murphy has the right idea. I considered running through a sprinkler today, myself…haha. ๐Ÿ˜€


    Jessica July 6, 2010 at 8:00 am

    the sausage sounds awesome. I don’t think we have that brand.
    I love fun summer stuff too! I said to my husband last night we should run through the sprinkler!


    Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday July 6, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Nothing like a tasty sausage with mustard. I’m hosting a sausage and beer pairing party this weekend. So excited!


    CaSaundra July 6, 2010 at 8:22 am

    I love Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce–it isn’t summer without it!


    Meredith (Pursuing Balance) July 6, 2010 at 9:44 am

    That video of Murphy is so funny! What a cutie!


    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 6, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    That first picture of Murphy is too cute! What a cheeky pug. ๐Ÿ˜‰


    Wendy (Give Love Create Happiness) July 6, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Yay for summer fun!


    Amanda @ Cakes and Ale July 6, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    As a Chicagoan, I love Sweet Baby Ray’s… but I HATE that they use High Fructose Corn Syrup! I wish they’d stop – I would consume it much more regularly if they did!


    Lacey @ Lake Life July 7, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Lol @ Murphy’s lawn swimming! It’s so cut how he always looks back to see if you guys are watching, you can tell he loves being your entertainment!


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