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!
Downtown Greenville – Falls Park
Beautiful view of the mountains from Biltmore House in Asheville
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!
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. Though that was only 5 years ago, 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, is my 3rd, most visible and took only 20 mins.