Monday, January 16, 2012

Sewwww...What's up?

Well I've had a really good weekend. Like, a really really good weekend. I got some house cleaning done, had a great lunch date with a sweet friend, LEARNED TO SEW, got some sleep, relaxed, and enjoyed some good food with Mr. C. I'm really sad it's over.
Just to let everyone in on what's going on in our life right now...My dad is having triple bypass surgery this Friday. So that's my "not blogging" excuse for awhile...I can't really think of what my excuse has been for the past few weeks. Soo, on to something a little lighter. :)
We tried two "new" recipes this weekend. We both knew how they tasted, they were copy cat recipes from Macaroni Grill and BoneFish but the only thing ours going to taste the same or better? Both we great!! I was really impressed with us. Seriously, Pinterest is the best thing to ever cross our paths.

Here's the link to the bread... CLICK HERE!

It's seriously SO good. Make sure you read the directions all the way through before you start have to let the bread rise twice...We didn't catch that until we had already started our other part of the dinner. Fab.

We also made Bang Bang shrimp!! Da'bomb! I loved it. Kyle wanted it spicier...go figure. It was actually perfect for me. But I'm sure you could adjust the heat after you've made it a few times.

Here's the link to the shrimp... CLICK HERE!

Seriously, you're going to want to try them. Amazing!

Lastly, I wanted to show you my cute cloth napkins I've been working on! I'm just learning to sew and it's the perfect project. Straight lines. Can't beat it.

Picking the right fabric makes all the difference in the world. I mean, they look like something out of Pier1. I wouldn't recommend looking at the stitching too hard though. Haha. I'm pretty excited though. I love cloth napkins and this is a great project to help me learn how to use my sewing machine. Who knows what I'll be doing by the end of the year! It's opened up a how new "search" in Pinterest though!

I hope everyone has a great week! Only 4 days!!


Sunday, January 1, 2012

So I've actually been writing typing "2012" at work for a good 90ish days now so I've had some time to get use to this "new year" feel...kind of. Can you actually believe it's 2012?! I was thinking today in church about the year 2000, how long ago that seems now but in 2000, 2012 seemed so far ahead...and yet, I feel like it just FLEW right by me. Thank you college for showing me that time flies when your having fun. Seriously. I thought about doing a "year in review" post...i thought about a catch up post since the last time I blogged was November 28th...and then I thought about just a clean start post...I don't know how exactly to combined them all but here it goes...

"Year in Review"
Saw more snow this year than in my entire life.
Survived New Hope Softball season
experience a true natural disaster
Became a "hostess with the mostest!"
bought my first brand new vehicle without ANY help from my parents!
Stood beside three beautiful women and watch them marry the men of their dreams
Got promoted!
Celebrated my FIRST wedding anniversary
Attended my first new year's eve wedding

"Catch UP"
"So this is Christmas...and what have you done...?"
That was literally the first thing that came to my head when I started to type...that goofy song.
You know what I did...I did everything and anything. Kyle and I did not stop "doing" something Today was the first thing we didn't have ANYTHING on the calendar. I love December but it's not till Christmas is over that I realize how busy we are.
This was mine and Kyle's second year to help/sing with the Living Christmas Tree. I love it. I sing my heart out. Sometimes I'm on key, other times it's just a joyful noise to God. I should tell you a secret...for years my parents took me and sometimes friends and I didn't really care to go...or really, all i wanted to do was just sing the last song...The Hallelujah Chorus. So after graduating college (2010- I was also planning on getting MARRIED 3 weeks before the first performance!! WHAT WAS I THINKING?!) I wanted to sing just to try it out...I figured I would just learn the words to the songs but just sing the last song.
Wrong...I learned the music...I became apart of the music. I loved it so much. So much that I can back this year, singing my heart out again and I can imagine I'll be apart of this for a long time. My favorite part is singing the Hallelujah Chorus. 
Here's a link in case you want to check it out.


Christmas morning we spent at my mom's house...This is how Kyle felt about taking pictures...

We raced from house to house making sure we saw everyone Christmas weekend.

Then this past weekend we celebrated a very special event! Our sweet friends Justin and Lauren got MARRIED! We are so excited for them! As Micah said at the wedding, Lauren's on our team now!
It was a beautiful wedding and had Lauren "stamped" all though it.
Friday night I helped host a lingerie shower/bachlorette party for her at my house. It was great having all our college friends in the same room again!! Loved it.

*Please excuse my little red nose, I would come down with a cold when entertaining...

Love you girls!

So here's to a new year...and I as put the finishing touches on this blog...It is now become the 2nd of January...oh well. Maybe this year I'll be a better blogger, who knows...But I'm excited to see what 2012 has in store for me. I can't's going to fabulous, I just know it.