Monday, October 10, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Yes this is another craft. GOSH. Lay off! :) Here is how this one began...my best friend Erin (married with a 10 month old, went to high school with her) and I hang out with her husband, my husband, and our other best friend, Michael, EVERY Sunday night. It's kinda Jersey Shore style in that we all bring something and eat dinner and hang out from about 7 to 11 and catch up on each other's lives. Total family dinner tradition. We usually order out from somewhere or all bring something to add to a meal. I always look forward to Sunday nights!
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Alright, so I am sooo not a cook. I can't like decide to put things together on my own without someone or something telling me what to combine. So, cooking freelance....not so much. Following a recipe...finding out that I'm good at following directions! Thank you mom for always teaching me to follow directions:) I haven't been cooking dinners yet really, mostly because I haven't even organized our wedding gifts, but I HAVE been finding some pretty awesome dessert recipes on Pinterest! If you don't know what that is, go find out, it will take over your life facebook style. Lots of fun creative ideas to look at and try. I haven't tried anything TOO risky yet, but I have tried two of the dessert recipes. They both turned out! Like turned out well enough that I could share them with people besides my husband! SCORE! The first one I tried was the Smore's bars below. AMAZING. Super easy after doing the recipe once you pretty much know how it goes. They were a HUGE hit at Bible study and I even baked a whole other one to take to our boxing coach! (Weird taking a super rich dessert to a gym haha...but he asked so I felt I had permission!)
Thursday, September 29, 2011
....and I am not sure how I feel about it. It MIGHT be that I am so proud of it because of all the work I put into it and I am blinded by my efforts:) It's like those kids that spend the whole day on a picture or craft and then want it on display. This is my grown up version of that. I have been seeing all these fun wreaths on Pinterest and I decided that even though we just have an apartment, it would be cool if I made my own crafty wreath! I went out looking for the supplies to make a super cool Halloween wreath but it turns out that it was going to be really expensive to make! I was looking for the "make your own wreath for $5" thing. So I had already bought the base wreath that I was going to wrap with something, but as I was wandering around Target, I happened upon something and my wheels started turning. I ditched the Pinterest idea and went with my own thing...dangerous. I bought this wreath for $5 that was all branches and real "fall-ish"....so I thought maybe I could just use that as a base and hang it for all of fall and not just til Halloween. So I happened upon these:
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
...that celebrates their one month anniversary! Ok so it's not like we are going to celebrate EVERY month we are married (I mean, unless he WANTS to.....), and I wasn't even planning on celebrating ONE, but Chance surprised me! He was ALWAYS good at surprises...and I love him for that. He hasn't always been great at hiding that a surprise is coming, but I never know what it is. This time he mastered both! My stomach hurt so bad yesterday so after work I jipped boxing to lay on the couch. I told him I wouldn't be mad if he went without me, and he said he was going. I was actually kinda sad because I wanted to be coddled (lol), but I was ok as long as Harley kept me company. Harley always whines when she sees our cars pull in the parking lot and way before he should have been home Harley was whining. I was like Harleyyyyy its not daddy! I thought she was all of a sudden retarded. Boxing never gets done early! But in walked Chance all proud of himself with a big fresh fruit bouquet!!! I was so frikin happy! He is getting so good at lying! I'm so proud... :) haha. So I don't know if you all have had these fresh fruit bouquets but OMG get one. I've been telling Chance about them since we like met. They are delicious and the chocolate dipped parts are the best!
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Oh....you don't know what PBR is? I'm sorry....only us country folk know I guess;)....Ok just kidding, I had no idea! Professional Bull Riding. YUP. Yeeeehawww! I was looking through some online stuff going on at our downtown arena and I found out that they were having the PBR competition here in Wichita this weekend! DATE TIME!!! We have just fallen in love with a couple from our Bible study from church. They are sooo nice but also fun and easy to talk to! Alanea and Jeff are so sweet and love the Lord and are just so encouraging to be around. You know how usually the couples who know all the verses by heart and all the right things to say are usually stuck up and no fun? They are so not that! Alanea and Jeff and so great. So since we had never spent time with them outside of church or Bible study we decided this would be a perfect time to have a "first date" with them! It was a BLAST! We went out to eat, had a few beers, buttoned up our plaid shirts and pulled on our boots and joined the other cowboys and cowgirls at the PBR event at the arena. Look how cute these two are! Oh also they are both SUPER tall and make me feel so short! We had a great time and wow what a dangerous sport! I had no idea how crazy big those bulls were going to be! How cute are they?
Soooo I kinda threw my own Bachelorette party because well....I love planning parties and Erin said I could just plan it and then put her name on the invite:) So don't judge me for planning my own stinkin party. I promise it's what I love! Anyway, I don't have like ANY pictures of me and the girls! I know a couple girls took pics of us so I will try to get some to add but UGH we were all drinking so early on that pictures were really the last thing on our minds:) Here are a few snapshots I took before everyone came, it was so fun! There was about a dozen girls there and we ate snack foods and my mom's amazing guacamole while we drank some fun drinks and then did ENTIRELY too many jello shots ( I think I made too many!) as each guest arrived through the door and randomly throughout the party as well. It was a hoot! So we did gifts and then went downtown for more merriment and guess who took us? Chance and a couple of the other girls' boyfriends haha. I didn't ride with Chance because I told him he couldn't talk to me on my bachelorette party because he got a whole weekend for his! So we bar hopped and then all ended the night at the apartment. Good times!