BBQ Tuesday? & Puppies!

by Maren on December 4, 2012

I know. Normally around here we’re all about the bbq on Fridays and unfortunately today is NOT FRIDAY! But we did have a heck of a lot of BBQ today!

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Today Dad really wanted to do a side-by-side comparison between our little $50 smoker from Home Depot and our big $1200 industrial smoker.

He also decided to get a little adventurous and try smoking his first chicken. Mainly, because I love chicken and I’m always pestering him to make bbq chicken sandwiches. :mrgreen:

HOLY MEAT!

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I was about 9 ways of overwhelmed by the amount of meat in front of me.

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We all decided that we like how the tri tip tastes out of our cheap smoker best! It’s like when you get the kid a toy but really they just want to play with the box!

I know you’re drooling!!!

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I liked the chicken a lot. He needs to practice on a few more and I need to buy bbq sauce that’s sweeter for the chicken but I hope he keeps doing it. Muy Tasty!

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Before I ate copious amounts of various barn animals for lunch I had a M&M appetizer.

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I think that’s just how I’m going to do lunch from now on. Candy FIRST!

Dogs!!!

Guess what! Guess What!? Guess What?!?!

I’m getting a Dog!

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And not just any dog… a puppy!

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And not just any puppy… A Labrador Puppy!!!

They’re so cute! They’re so fluffy! And I’m so excited I might just die!

I think this blog, might turn into a Dog Blog…

Lot’s more to come on the puppy front! I’ll be keeping you all updated. Open-mouthed smile

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Corrie Anne December 4, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I love dog blogs!!!!!!! HOORAY!!! Excellent choice. Pippa is half lab. I’ve never had a puppy since our dogs were “toddlers” when we adopted them. So fun!

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Maren December 4, 2012 at 1:36 pm

I’m so excited I’m always looking at craig’s list trying to find my perfect puppy! Hopefully it wont take too long. I think it’s time for some major puppy blog posts!

Pippa is my favorite dog! She is so cute and I LOVE LOVE LOVE her name!

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Nikki December 4, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Tell me you’ve seen the show Dog with a Blog? hahaha… I LOVE PUPPIES! So cute :) Please include daily photos!

And send me some of that chicken, ok? Chicken is probably the best thing ever.

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Maren December 4, 2012 at 1:35 pm

LOL!!! My fellow Baby-sitter! I HAVE! It’s hysterical. I love it. Maybe my dog will commandeer this one.

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Alex @ therunwithin December 4, 2012 at 1:02 pm

If my work did that, I would be in heaven. I mean seriously what a better way to have a Tuesday go. And puppies, nailed it.

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Maren December 4, 2012 at 1:34 pm

My dad smokes food so much I kind of dread it sometimes. But it’s always so tasty! If you’re ever in central california you will have to stop by for a taste. :-D

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corbyjane December 4, 2012 at 1:05 pm

puppies omg I can’t wait. I love other people’s puppies I just don’t want to live with them… And labs are so cute and friendly!!!

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Maren December 4, 2012 at 1:33 pm

I know! You can be my puppies god-mother and come over any time to play with it! They are so ridiculously cute I’m having a hard time not dying every time I look at them.

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Megan @ The Running Doc December 4, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Yay, so glad you convinced your parents to let you get a dog!! They’re seriously the best and it’s ok if your blog becomes a dog blog because really, who doesn’t love to see a million pictures of a cute puppy? And labs are seriously one of the best breeds too (but I’m sure you already knew that). Had my dog selection only been up to me I totally would have gotten a black lab, but I’m quite happy with my golden retriever and newfoundland. :)

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Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) December 4, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Whaaa?! I thought you were getting a flunkie doggie! Now a puppy?! Cuteness overload! I might be bias, but I think yellow lab puppies are the cutest. ;)

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Maren December 4, 2012 at 1:32 pm

I know me too! But I think secretly my parents really wanted a Lab because about 3 days after they approved the “flunkie lab idea” they were showing me photos of puppies and saying look that’s your dog! They’re so silly!!!

I think yellow labs are the cutest too and Blondes have more fun so it’s just natural that yellow ones are the best. ;-)

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Megan @ The Running Doc December 4, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Yay! So glad you convinced your parents to let you get a dog!! And really, it’s ok if your blog becomes a dog blog because who doesn’t love tons of cute puppy pictures?!

And labs are seriously one of the best breeds (as I’m sure you already know). If it had been solely up to me I would have gotten a black lab, but I’m more than happy with my golden retriever and newfoundland. :)

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Maren December 4, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Thanks Megan! I’m so excited. A familiy near me had a litter of half golden lab/half golden retriever puppies and they were the cutest things EVER! Ohhh my gosh!!!

Newfoundlands are so cute! If I could deal with all the fur I’d be getting one of those.

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Sonia the Mexigarian December 4, 2012 at 1:23 pm

aaaaaaaaaaaaah a puppy!! Congrats! Labs are such great dogs :) My girlfriend has one and it’s like a seal. Such a water dog. You’re going to have your hands full with a puppy, that’s for sure, but it’s totally worth it for all the love they give you. <3

i nearly choked on my tea at the line "ate copious amounts of various barn animals for lunch". LOL.

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Maren December 4, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I’m so so so excited. I know he/she will be so much work but I think it’s going to be so much fun! So perfect. LOL, I’m glad you liked it. I was hoping to make someone laugh with that line.

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Mo December 4, 2012 at 1:38 pm

PUPPIES!!!!!!! I love PUPPIES!!! Congrats! I can’t wait to see a million pictures on Instagram!

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Cinnamon @ eatpraytri December 4, 2012 at 4:21 pm

STOP IT!!! I’m dying over here!! You know I love puppies and all dogs for that matter! Yipppeee!! You seriously made my day. Congratulations!!!

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Danielle @ clean food creative fitness December 5, 2012 at 6:05 am

Yay for the puppy! Can’t wait to see tons of pictures of your new puppy! I am in love with mine and am so excited for you :)

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Alysia @ Slim Sanity December 5, 2012 at 11:47 am

soooo cute!!! I can’t wait to see more pics! Have you had a dog before?

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Elyse December 6, 2012 at 9:11 am

Holy meat. Man, i have lunch soon too, you are killing me :)

Yay for puppy! LOVE puppies, cannot wait to see yours!

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