Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Vlado Comes to Town

Yep! That's a-right. Joe's dad, Vlado, came to town last weekend! And what a treat ... to say the least. If you don't know Vlado, let me tell you about him first. He's the hippest, coolest, most laid-back guy you'll ever meet. He's so easy-going and really just loves to laugh and have a good time. On top of that, he's incredibly handsome and the most excellent cook. He was constantly stirring up old Croatian recipes like riba i blitva (fish and greens) every night. Vlado got along famously with all of our friends, too. And really, all in all, it was one of the best weekends we've ever had. We really couldn't have asked for anything more and Joe & I were just so thrilled that we could spend so many great times w/his dad. Vlado, ti si najbolje!

Great food. Great company. Great grappa.
And apparently when you feed a cat hot fish off the grill they tend to stay around for days ... and days. Hvala Vlado.
Anytime the Madzar boys get together, there's bound to be hours dedicated to soccer. In the yard. In the house. At the beach. And we even got in a pro soccer game w/the Hammerheads.

Lots of time spent together & with friends!And luck would have it that Vlado visited on a weekend where Joe was participating in a triathlon. It was a half-Ironman in White Lake, NC. Joe finished in 5 hours and placed 73rd out of 500 men. Not too shabby!

1 comment:

Danielle said...

Joe is freakin awesome at all those triathlon! What a cutie too. Looks like a awesome weekend! and Mel I am so proud of your savings you go girl! Here is my secret website www.krazycouponlady.com check it out.. love ya dan