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Brian, Kristine, Analise, and Josiah Toone

Wind Down Weekend

28th July 2008

After the "wildness" of our Vacation Bible School week (which was really fun and fantastic!), we’ve wound things down this weekend.  Brian had invited the cycling team over for dinner on Saturday, so we whipped the house into shape and cooked up a big pot of spaghetti and a side of italian bread salad (panzanella – toasted bread chunks with tomatoes, cucumbers, and mozzarella chunks tossed in garlicy balsamic vinegar and olive oil and seasoned with basil.  VERY yummy!).  It was a fun evening, but we were in bed soon after everyone left at 8:30. 

The Tour de France wrapped up yesterday, and Brian’s wondering what he’s going to do now 🙂  July is always fun as we follow the race pretty closely, and this year we enjoyed it in nearly real time on Versus, instead of on DVD days later from Brian’s dad’s recording.  We had a dilemma last night, as the Next Food Network Star finale was on at the same time as the TdF finish and podiums, but Brian’s choice won out.  I figure I can watch mine on reruns or On Demand later this week.

The kids and I are heading to storytime and a water play day at Brian’s parents church this morning.  We’ve got a quiet week planned, though, as we’re leaving Thursday for a long weeked in Chicago with my friend, Michele, and a big $$$ bike race.  Then my mom comes to visit on Tuesday, and my dad arrives on Wednesday!  Yeah!!!  We’re so excited to have them visiting! 

6 Responses to “Wind Down Weekend”

  1. Brian Says:

    Kristine forgot to mention that I had a race nearby in Sylacauga, AL yesterday (Sunday). It was 15 years ago that I did the same race as my very first bicycle race. So it was fun to do it again yesterday and get third place.

  2. Sandy Says:

    Great job, Brian.

  3. Corrie Says:

    I totally watch the Next Food Network Star on On Demand while nursing. I got into Design Star, too. Yay for cable!

  4. Brian Toone Says:

    Thanks Sandy!

  5. Alison Ricci Says:

    Good Job Brain

  6. Brian Says:

    Thanks Allison!

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