Monday, September 13, 2010

He's an Official Smoker Now...

He caught the smoking bug...

Every now and then our super awesome friend Dave brings us delicious smoked ribs. Note... Dave is not the Dave from "Famous Dave's Ribs" but his ribs are still famous at our house.  Izzy gets so excited when she sees him she practically knocks him over. 
Dean decided this was a game he wanted to play. 

Say hello to the smoker...dun...dun...dun!   Dean has named it "The Cuban."

Delicious meats smoking away inside The Cuban. Are you drooling yet?  The ribs were drizzled with a little honey from Lady GaGa's hive.

 Please notice the naughty look in that dog's eye.  Kenya is a clever girl, you have to watch her closely or she'll run off with an entire rack of ribs and never look back.  Clever a velociraptor!

We invited some friends over for the maiden voyage of  The Cuban.  Kelli (from Colorado) and Jocelyn and Lindsay (twins from Texas) are freshmen at USU.  I promised their Moms I'd take care of them...which includes a home cooked meal every now and then.  The girls are adorable and so excited to be starting this new chapter as USU Aggies.   

Our good friend Craig brought his twin sons Travis and Tony and daughter Kim along.   We really didn't plan the "twin paloosa"  it just sort of happened.  So all together we had 6 college kids hanging with us for the evening.
At one point we asked Jocelyn and Lindsay when they stopped dressing alike, at exactly the precise same moment they replied...
"last week!"
It's definitely a twin thing.

Kelli shared some funny roommate stories with us.  That is one of my favorite things about this age...the laughter.  We sat back and listened to the conversation among the 6 college kids and must have counted the word "like" mentioned about 20 times a minute.  "I was like...oh my gosh..I couldn't like believe it." If you want to frustrate this generation, ask them to speak without saying the work "like" in their conversation with you. 

We adore these girls. 
They have this energy and charisma about them that is infectious.  I knew I needed to meet the twins when I learned their names...Jocelyn and Lindsay.  We were destined to know them!  Kelli used to be in a book club with our Jocie years ago when we lived in Colorado.  I think "Harold and The Purple Crayon" was the first literary masterpiece they tackled.  

It was such a fun evening.  I baked and cooked and Dean smoked the afternoon away.  And the dogs...they drooled the entire time, thinking of the rib bones that were coming their way.  Plus any rolls that Kenya could steal, which by the way she did steal Jocelyn's freshly buttered/honeyed roll. 
She's naughty that way!

What teenage boy doesn't love 4 beautiful college girls hugging him.
A very happy Chet!

So listen up Moms... (Traci and Janice) here's the report.  The girls have been doing their own laundry, brushing their teeth, and doing their homework.  They are involved in soccer games and 1 has even joined the Rugby team.  They have been out on dates, but none of them are engaged yet.

And they miss you...they just don't know it yet!

1 comment:

  1. picture of Chet and the babes...
    p r i c e l e s s

    So happy tohear that Dean is a smoker-guy!