Monday, December 31, 2012

Playtime with Gram


Happy New Years Eve!!

Love to All,
Torrey, Dan, and Savannah

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas 2012

Christmas Eve - lots of excitement and a delicious meal prepared by Dan...

Christmas Morning in Santa jammies...

Mom/Grandma, Savannah, and Mommy...

Christmas smiles from the Linders!

Savannah's favorite toy was her grocery cart...she spent most of Christmas day pushing her shopping cart with Molly the doll and playing with Grandma!


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Making cookies all day

After seeing Santa yesterday, we took Savannah's annual cookie picture...holding the signature spatula...her 3rd Christmas Cookie pic!

This morning Savannah woke up around 6am and I had plans for her.  She and I snuck down to the kitchen to make Bourbon Balls, a surprise for she is stirring in her PJ's.

Grandma came over this afternoon and we kept baking! While Savannah was napping, the sugar cookies were baked so when she woke up she could help decorate.  Here Grandma is showing Savannah how to get the icing the perfect colors.

Savannah loved decorating the cookies with sprinkles...she especially loved sampling her art work...on every was so funny.  The sweetest part of the whole day was when Savannah looked at Grandma and said "Grandma, this is fun!".

3 generations of cookie lovers!

Love and sweet wishes to all,
Torrey, Dan, and Savannah

You better watch out..

But Savannah didn't believe you better not cry!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A magical night of lights...

at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens this weekend....

Savannah loved the train section

The lights were spectacular...

And so was this tree..

These bears were a favorite... 


All 3 of us loved Uncle Mark joining in on the fun for the weekend...

May everyone enjoy lights this Christmas season!  With love,
Torrey, Dan, and Savannah

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

It's Christmas time in the office...

Had the nicest start to my work day exchanging gifts with my sweet co workers! Nothing like seeing presents under "Goldie" our office poinsettia. This also sparked the debate of the spelling of this festive plant!

Happy Friday,

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Daddy's influence

Here is a good laugh for a chilly Wednesday morning.  I was taking Savannah to school this morning...I got her buckled in, got in the drivers seat and turned the car on. Just as I was ready to pull out of the garage I hear Savannah say from the back seat "Play Bruce Springsteen!!". I asked her where she learned that and she said "Daddy"!

Hope everyone has a good laugh today,

Monday, December 10, 2012

Full of Flavor - Beef Skewers

Came across this receipe in People Magazine of all places....Matt Damon paired up with Chef Ming Tsai to cook these at a benefit for the Family Reach Foundation.  Thanks to Matt and Ming - this recipe will be a keeper in our house!

1 tbsp cracked black peppercorns
Kosher Salt
1/4 cup red wine
6 tbsp Dijon Mustard
2 tbsp soy sauce
3/4 tsp chopped fresh thyme or 1/4 tsp dried thyme leaves
2 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp canola oil
1 lb hanger steak, trimmed and sliced acrosss grain into 1/4 in thick strips
20 (6-8 inch) bamboo skewers soaked in water for 30 min
Freshly ground black pepper

1.  Stir peppercorns in a small skillet over medium-high heat 2-4 minutes until fragrant and smoking;  transfer to a large glass bowl.  Add 1 tsp salt and next 5 ingredients.  Whisk oil gradually into mixture until smooth

2.  Toss beef in oil mixture to coat.  Cover and chill 4 hours.

3.  Thread beef strips onto skewers leaving 1 to 2 inches of skewer open at 1 end.  Season with salt and pepper

4.  Preheat grill to medium high.  Cook beef to medium doneness, about 2-3 minutes per side.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Savannah's 2nd Birthay Celebration

Turning 2 was lots of fun, we celebrated with an Elmo theme!

Aunt Caitlin came from "Flordida" for the weekend...

Elmo balloon, Elmo dress...

Present time!

Savannah with her friends Adeline and Evie...

Loving some cupcake!

Sarah won the prize of how many M&M's were in the big jar...Congrats to the prize winner!

We loved having everyone celebrating sweet Savannah...

Another year older and this girl brings us so much love and laughter every day.

Love to all,
Torrey, Dan, and Savannah

Monday, December 3, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Ssshhhh.... It was a surprise...

Happy 70 th Birthday Claudette/Mom/ Gram! We love you.

Thursday, November 22, 2012