Monday, March 30, 2009

A Sunday Drive

Yesterday was a beautiful afternoon, the sun was shining and the birds were chirping and my dh was pacing, itching to get a grill. Our grill, rest it's soul, was killed in the thunderstorms in TN. The bigger they are, the harder they fall I guess. So, when we moved we let it go.  After moving here, we didn't replace the grill because dh was deployed on and off all last year. But now that he will be here this summer, the grill battle rages on.

I'm not opposed to getting a new grill (so simmer down there Bobby Flay), I'm just kind of in sticker shock I think. Dh wants a good one, one that doesn't have a lot of plastic on the front to break off if it falls over. One that is going to last for a while. This all translates into he wants a really nice grill, $$$. So, I've been making him do his homework in an effort to stall. Which one is better-stainless steel vs. porcelain? Which color, make and model? Which is going to last the longest? Which accessories would he really need? It's all just stalling while I try to wrap my brain around it.
In his research he came across a Weber dealer just around the corner. So, the foodies that we are, we set off on our Sunday drive to find it. We got to the littlest rinky dink hardware store you have ever seen. However, after the maze of fertilizer and rat poison, down the steps and in the basement was an entire showroom dedicated to Weber grills. It was the mecca of grills to be sure, and I considered genuflecting out of respect. However, my two year old did not share my sense of reverence. He instead grabbed a grill brush and tried to best the aliens. 
We left with more questions than answers, and more research to do. So the battle rages on. At least we have the color decided upon, I feel that is a huge step in the right direction. :)
A page from the Baby boy A Kiss on the Chic kit (see previous post for picture/links):
I have a bunch of layouts for 4 months, so I just made a cover page. Hope you had a good weekend. We are headed outside for the remainder of the day. Happy Monday to you!

12 comments:

Susan Beth said...

O my gosh! He had so much hair at foum months! Amazing. And the whole grill thing would just intimidate me! Let us know what your research tells you to get and why. Who knows, someday we may need to know!

Mia said...

Love the new page Danielle! Can't wait to see what else you do with Laura's kits!

Ayesha said...

ahh i need a good drive in the sun....uww thinking sun sea and sand right now turkey here i come lol.

im in love with your layou its so cute

Amy Adams (aka Scrapitgal) said...

Oh my, you cannot separate a man and his grill!! My husband's grill is his baby, and I well remember all the time (and $$) he spent choosing just the right one. Whatever the cost - I love that he does most of the grilling!! Love your LO - so sweet!

Rita said...

Oh my, he is adorable!! I have tons of pics at 4 mos too! It must be something about that age. Love the LO, and those papers are beautiful!

Amy Coose said...

Amazing page. He is such a cutie!

Scrapper Mom said...

Looks like you have a lot going on lately! Glad you had a fun drive and love the cover for your 4 months pages :)

janel said...

Love that pattern paper..darling layout..good luck on the grill. I love our Weber, as does dh!

Melanie Stanczyk said...

What a beautiful page! I love the focus is on your little guy!

Can't wait to see the rest of your work!

Close To Home said...

oh my what a beautiful pic AND layout!

MollyPeckham said...

Seriously AMAZING, girl! Love it!

Anna Sigga said...

Love the page and can't wait to see more!

http://annasigga.typepad.com