My Sister Was Here… A Week Ago

They visit was exactly as I imagined, lots of food, drinks and giggles.  She got to spend some bonding time with RJ.  When we’re in NYC, we’re all over the place.  So, she doesn’t get a lot of one-on-one time with him.  Coming here to visit is a great way to avoid that.  *Too bad that’s not understood by others*  Anyway, it we had a blast.  I got to show her around our beautiful city and surrounding area. I can’t wait to do it again next year!

 

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Downtown Greenville – Falls Park

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Beautiful view of the mountains from Biltmore House in Asheville

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These mojitos gave LIFE to my sister, Hubby and me! They are beyond YUMMY!  My co-worker made these for another co-worker’s baby shower, a couple of months ago *Yeah, we had mojitos at a baby shower! We’re lushes like that! The mom to be had a virgin one* Anyway, they are oh so good.  Here’s the recipe, because sharing is caring:

1 cup fresh squeezed limes (pulp, too)
1 pkg fresh mint leaves (if you pull it from the garden, one fistful of leaves). Remove leaves from stem and tear loosely.
2 cups sugar
2 shots Bacardi white rum (never dark!)– this is to taste – add more or less
2 liter bottle 7-up (you won’t need the whole bottle)
Pour lime juice and sugar into large glass pitcher. Stir until sugar dissolves.
Add mint leaves. Let it sit for about 5 mins. Stir again.
Add 1 shot rum. Let mixture sit for another 5 mins.
At this point you can let it sit for up to 30 mins before adding 7UP.  Mint leaves wilt so don’t let it sit too long.
Stir in 7 Up – slow process because it froths up. Leave a bit of room at top in case you want to add more rum
Taste it! Add more rum if you want a little more kick. Sunday’s batch had 2 shots.

PS this recipe has actually made me want an electric juicer for the first time ever!

 

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I also added to my ink collection!! I’ve been wanting this tattoo since I had RJ.  However, I got my first tattoo when I was 18.  I’d forgotten what it felt like and was apprehensive about the would be pain.  Turns out it’s bearable!

BTW This one, RJ’s birthday, took only 20 mins.

11 Comments

  • Reply Kita July 8, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    18 5 yrs ago did I read that right lol. Love when family comes to visit hope she had a relaxing time.

    • Reply Jenni July 9, 2013 at 1:25 pm

      LOL Damn Kita, you outed me! LOL Ok, so add 10 onto that 5. Geez! LOL

      • Reply Cam | Bibs and Baubles July 23, 2013 at 1:59 am

        I was right there with Kita… I re-read that a couple of times. I was like man, I’m old!

  • Reply Krissy July 9, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    I know Kita I said the same thing, that makes you 23. I would have never guessed!

    I’m glad you had a great time with your sister. Your son favors her a little too

    • Reply Jenni July 9, 2013 at 1:31 pm

      LOL I can’t get anything by you ladies!! I was 23 ten years ago;)

  • Reply Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama July 10, 2013 at 10:40 am

    I WAS ABOUT TO SAY TILL I READ THE COMMENTS. It was if I didn’t know you at all. I’m sitting here like HOW did this girl pull the wool over my eyes for this long?! lmao

    • Reply Jenni July 10, 2013 at 10:19 pm

      LMBO!!! I will never see 23 again, but I’m cool with that.

  • Reply Brandi July 10, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    So glad you had a nice visit with your sister. I will be trying your drink recipe very soon!!

    • Reply Jenni July 10, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      Great! Let me know what you think when you do.

  • Reply Amber July 15, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    I have one tattoo and have never wanted another one until recently. I doubt I’ll ever go through with it, but if I do, it’d have something to do with my NattyBear!

    • Reply Jenni July 28, 2013 at 2:44 pm

      I was fine with the two I had until RJ came along. I just had to find the nerve to go through with it again.

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