10/29/09

Crock-pot Chicken Chili

On Sunday night my husband sat down to do our weekly budget.

At the end of the budget meeting he had concluded that Megan had gone on her very own little "shopping spree" during the month of October.

What can I say? I like to try and push the limits.

I also like a good challenge. So when the hubs suggested that we try and go the rest of the month without eating-out or going to the grocery store I decided that this would be a good challenge.

Actually, first I screamed and cried, and vowed to never talk to my husband again if he made me do this.

Then I decided it would be a good challenge.

So I set out to formulate a lunch and dinner menu that would require no extra grocery trips.

We are almost all the way through the month and I am proud to tell you that we have actually done it.

Its amazing the treasures you have hiding in your pantry if you actually look inside of it.

Although I will tell you, there are no hidden sweet treats in there. I searched high and low for those.

But I met the challenge and we have not spent any money this last week of October.

I am bound and determined to become a frugal grocery shopper, and I feel like this was my first step.

I wonder how many steps there are?

Yesterday I made a yummy crock pot soup and I wanted to share it with you. We had all of these ingredients laying around and it was extra yummy.

Crock-pot Chicken Chili
3-4 chicken breast- boneless, skinless
1 16oz canned corn
1 16oz canned tomatoes
1 can of chili beans - drained
1 can of kidney beans
1 pkg. chili seasoning
1 48 oz. can V-8 juice

Put all ingredients in crock pot.
Cook on low heat 8-10 hours.
Remove chicken, shred.
Return to pot.
Stir and serve
Makes 14 cups.

Seriously people its that easy and is yummy, yummy, yummy!

Here is mine int he crockpot:

And my bowl. Of course I topped it with cheese.

Doesn't cheese make the world go round?

Minus all the crazy amounts of cheese this soup is pretty good for you too!

I was so proud of all the money saving that we have done I felt that I needed a reward so stopped and got a Starbuck's coffee this morning.

Maybe that defeats the purpose of the money saving?

Try the recipe it's good!


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10/28/09

Wednesday Wanderings

1. I have been obsessed with listening to Disney songs on Pandora lately. It really makes the office day fun.

2. Which would explain why I said that The Circle of Life is "our" song (from my last post).

3. It isn't, but I was listening to it at that time and it made sense.

4. The other day while shopping I lost my iPhone. I panicked. Actually panicked is an understatement. I completely freaked out. Several minutes later I saw a girl carrying it (she was honestly taking it to security) I asked her where she found it and she said in the grass outside. I will never know how it got there, but I call her my little iAngel.

5. I created another email account. I felt like having 4 email addresses and a sane mind just wasn't enough.

6. I am debating whether to try the Twilight series again. This will be my 3rd time to attempt it.
Third time's a charm
OR
Two times is two too many??

7. I am so behind in my blog reading, my reader keeps getting more full and full everyday. I'm about to hit the dreaded "Mark All As Read' button.

8. Sometimes I want to hurry and have babies just so I can see what they will look like. I think I have lots of dark hair in my future.

9. Then I remember having a baby just to see what they will look like is not exactly the best reason to have children at this moment.

10. I am trying to become a coupon lady. Our grocery bill is ridiculous and coupons would help. It is not easy becoming a coupon lady. If anybody has any tips let me know!

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10/26/09

More Than You Wanted To Know

Since I've been feeling a bit under the weather I decided to this little "couples" survey that I have seen floating around for awhile.

Also, I'm really bored so I included some pictures of us through the years, I don't have any pictures from our first year of dating (my old computer crashed and I lost all my pics, so sad) You can see both of our many hair-do's throughout the years. I know you are so excited.

Here we go..........

What are your middle names?
They start with L and A

How long have you been together?
We dated for 5 years and have been married for 1 year and 3 monthsHow long did you know each other before you started dating?
Not long enough, we started dating waaaaay too soon. If I could go back in time I would have waited a year. We knew each other just about a month before we started dating. Not long enough.

Who asked who out?
He would ask me to go to fast food restaurants with him at night. Seriously. We never had an “official” first date. Just drive through McDonalds and Wendy's at 11pm. I lost 25 pounds that year. I will never know how, actually I do but that's another story.

How old are each of you?
25

Did you go to the same school?
Different high schools, same university.


Are you from the same home town?
Nope, our hometowns are about an hour apart.

Who is the smartest?
Oh that would definitely be Luke. Without a doubt. I’m not even going to play that whole "Street Smart" card cause that doesn’t really count, he’s the smart one.

Who majored in what?
Luke – English
Megan – Mass Communication
That question right there could define our entire relationship.

Who is the most sensitive?
Me. Me. Me.

Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Chick Fila. We live the high life.


Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
Somewhere in Mexico.

Who has the worst temper?
Me. Me. Me.
How many children do you want?
We say we want 4. Ask me that question again after our first child.

Who does the cooking?
I usually do, but Luke is a good cook. Nights when I am really exhausted or just don’t feel like cooking he will take over the role.

Who is more social?
Hard to say, we are social in different ways. I am the one that will break the ice, but Luke will keep the ball rolling.

Who is the neat-freak?
Luke. And it is annoying.

Who is the most stubborn?
Luke. And it is annoying. :-)

Who wakes up earlier?
Luke, and then an hour later he wakes me up.

Where was your first date?
McDonald’s. Luke was listening to music and would ask me who the artist was to try and test my musical knowledge. I’m not even kidding.

Who has the bigger family?
Immediate – me
Extended - him

Do you get flowers often?
Just enough.

How do you spend the holidays?
Well before we got married we spent them separately. Last year we spent them without families and it was quite traumatic for me when I had to leave my home and go to his. I love his family but I've never been away from mine on Christmas. I seriously cried for like 3 days straight. We are hoping this year will be a little less dramatic with less tears. Here’s to hoping!

Who is more jealous?
Depends on what you are talking about?
Am I jealous of girls who can buy whatever they want? Yes
Is Luke jealous of people who can buy all the musical equipment they want? Yes

How long did it take to get serious?
Not long. Again, wish we would have waited.

Who eats more?
Me. So sad.

What do you do for a living?
Me – Event Planner
Luke – Worship Pastor

Who does the laundry?
That would be me and I like it that way! Laundry is my favorite household chore!

Who’s better with the computer?
I guess Luke. I really don’t know.

Who drives when you are together?
Luke. I hate driving.

What is "your" song?
The Circle of Life.
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Weekly Weekend Update

Friday early evening after work Luke and I hit the road (once again) and headed east to go spend a day with Luke's family.

When we arrived Friday night Luke's parents had fried chicken and mashed potato's and gravy waiting for us. Yum Yum!!

Saturday we just hung out around town. It was such a beautiful day. We did a little bit of shopping and watched a little bit of football. Perfect to please both the boy and the girl.

Saturday evening we attended the wedding of a friend of Luke's from high school.

Shortly after the wedding we hit the road to headed back home in order for Luke to get plenty of rest for church.

Here we are at the wedding: Once again please excuse my husband's untucked shirt. Sometime between the beginning of the ceremony and the end of the reception he untucks it. I will never understand.
Sunday morning I woke up really sick. Not sure what the problem was but my body wasn't too happy with me.

It's now Monday morning and I am feeling better, praise the Lord! I was afraid the flu bug had hit me.

Hope you all had a great weekend!




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10/22/09

What I've Learned Since Getting Married - Part 2

Last year at this time I was a newlywed just learning the ropes.

2 months into marriage I put together a list of Things I've Learned Since Getting Married

Now a year later I feel like I've got a hang of this whole wife and married thing and it would be good idea to do a list of things I have learned since getting married 15 months ago.

Please take notes:

Things I've Learned Since Getting Married Part 2:

1. No matter how big the queen size bed feels at the beginning of marriage, it will shrink. A lot. And pretty soon before you know it you will wake up in the middle of the night fighting for the covers. In the morning both parties will claim the other person was the culprit.

2. Cheese and crackers is not a suitable dinner for a growing man.

3. Neither is Macaroni and Cheese

4. Not every person who comes to your house wants to look at your Wedding Picture Album....I know, I was shocked also!

5. When the Hubster gives you a specific amount of money to spend for the month he means that amount. Not that amount times two.

6. If you ask, "Does this make my butt look big" and your husband busts out laughing hysterically, remove the article of clothing and throw away immediately.

7. If you cut off all of your hair and cry about it for a week, its possible that your husband may start to get annoyed with you.

8. Standing on the husband's guitar case while the guitar is enclosed is a big no no. A BIG NO NO.

9. Just because you get married doesn't mean you now have everything figured out, in fact that may be when all the questions begin.

10. Your husband's clothes on the floor do not necessarily mean they are dirty. In fact he may have put them there on purpose and then you will get in trouble when you wash them. Its all very confusing.

11. Things that seemed adorable and irresistible before marriage can tend to be a bit annoying after marriage. Example: A certain somebody playing the guitar as loud as possible during my favorite TV shows. Not many places to escape to in this teeny tiny apt.

So there is a snippet of some things I have learned.

Of course I have learned many other things, like how amazing marriage is, and how spending everyday with your best friend is truly amazing, but I'm not the mushy mushy type so we won't get into all of that.

I wonder what I will learn in the next year......
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10/21/09

The Face Strikes Again

My little rock-star husband had a show tonight and being the faithful wife that I made sure that I was in attendance for the show.

However, none of our friends were able to make it to the show, so I was sitting alone watching the band and apparently I had the worst case of Sitting Face ever.

Luke said he looked at me while he was singing and my face looked so mean it almost "blew him off the stage".

Those were his exact words.

The sad part is I thought of the this mean-face-theory while I was watching them, and thought "I hope I don't look mad/mean right now"

Aaaaaand it turns out I did.

Apparently I just look ticked off 95% of the time.

Perfect.

Although I must say, I'm slightly impressed that Luke can sing on stage and manage to look at me and process thoughts about me.

I'm not a singer, so I didn't know you are able to think and sing at the same time.

Also, I was too busy with my mean looks to take time to get a picture of the band, I snapped this one of me and Luke when we got home:

This picture looks horrible, I am in desperate need of a new camera. My camera added that spot on Luke's jeans, he would not go out in public with a huge spot on his jeans like that. I think my iPhone takes better pictures then my camera.

And I could have bought a new camera (or several) with the amount of money I spent on my car repairs this week.

And my car runs exactly the same way it did before the "repairs".

I'm trying not to be bitter.

I wonder if my bitter face is any worse than my mean-sitting-face?


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10/20/09

A Story Worth Sharing

This is a story worth sharing.


Today my mom called to tell me this story and I laughed until I cried.


Maxton (my nephew) loves trash trucks, but due to the fact that he goes to school with my mom every morning he never gets to see the truck.

So Monday morning my mom was off school, getting ready for the day when she heard the trash truck coming.

So excited that Maxton was going to get to see the truck, she ran as fast as she could, scooped Maxton up and took him outside so that he could see the trash truck.


She told Maxton to wave to the trash-men. He waved, and they waved back very excitedly. She thought to herself, we have the nicest trash-men ever.


It was at this point that she realized, in all of her excitement to get Maxton outside to see the truck she had forgotten an important item of clothing.


Her shirt.

So there she was in sweat pants and a bra greeting the trash men.


It was probably the highlight of their day.


The things grandma's will do for their grand-babies!



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Too Connected?

I currently have an account with Facebook, Blogger, Myspace, and Twitter, and let’s not forget the 4 email accounts I have and use. That is a lot of connectivity.

I’m not really sure I just used that connectivity word in the correct context but I really like the way it sounds.

Actually I'm not even sure it is a real word.

Anyways, there are other social sites that I have accounts with, but never use.

One social site I am apart of is supposed to be for ‘professional’ people and a great place to network. I’ve used it once.

I’m also apart of another social site that is for Mother's.

I'm not a mother, yet. I simply signed up because they had a message board devoted to gossip about Jon and Kate and I wanted the scoop bad enough to create an account.

I've mentioned that before, its just ridiculous enough to bring it up again.

I have always been a sucker for social Internet sites. I remember when we got first AOL. I was in 6th grade and thought it was quite possibly the coolest thing ever.

I would come home from school, and if my mom wasn’t on the phone I would sign on and instant message all of my friends that I had just seen at school.

Who can forget that beautiful sound of connecting to the internet. It was quite possibly the loudest noise ever.

And I can still hear the voice of the AOL man every so clearly saying "WELCOME".

I was always so sad if he didn't say "YOU'VE GOT MAIL".

Then in college I had a Xanaga site. Did anybody else have one of these? It was basically a blogging site.

See, I have always been a true blogger at heart.

Then one day, I realized that several of my friends from other universities had this thing called Facebook. I desperately wanted one. I tried to make an account but my particular university wasn’t allowed access yet.

I was ticked and emailed Facebook several times requesting that my university be granted access.

After what seemed like years, but was really only 2 or 3 months they emailed me (or sent me a computer automated message) letting me know that I could now create an account.

I am proud to say I was one of the very first people at my university who had a Facebook account.

Then a couple of years ago I started reading various blogs on the internet (also known as mildly creepily stalking people I didn’t know) and decided that I should start my own blog. It took me awhile to get into the blog flow, but surely after a lot of hard work and perseverance I was a blogger.

Then came twitter and now I tweet more than I probably should.

All of these can be summed up with my iPhone, where I can be connected to all of these things no matter where I am or what I am doing.


Here lately I have started wondering if I am possibly too connected? Do I really need to check twitter all the time? Do I really need to get on facebook to read status updates?


The answer is no, but I still enjoy doing it. I am just a product of our society.

Does anybody else ever feel this way? Do you ever feel like you are too connected with everybody?

I know it can be good that we are all so connected, I mean I knew about the balloon boy from the first minute it happened and I was then able to watch an empty silver creepy-looking thing float around in the sky for several hours.

That wasn't a complete waste of time.

But the fact that I could watch it live on the internet is just crazy to me.

Sometimes I try and think about what it was like when we weren't all so connected. It seems like it was simpler, but I'm not sure I would want to go back.

And this doesn't mean I am giving any of these social sites up. These are just thoughts.


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10/18/09

Weekly Weekend Update

This weekend can be summed up with one word: food.

OK actually two words: food and TV.

Recently this month we had two pretty big financial hits. Luke was in a bit of a wreck (he is ok) and completely messed up the side of his car.

And around the time of his wreck my car decided to remind me that it needs a new timing belt. My dad has been telling me for about the past year that I needed to get a new belt, so I got plenty of cute belts to go in my closet, but never bought a new belt for my car. And now perfect timing it needs one ASAP.

Two birds with one stone, or something like that.

So, we have decided to give our rock star lifestyle a break for the rest of the month and try and not to spend any extra money.

Please don't remind me that it is the middle of the month and not the end.

We usually use the weekends to eat out and go to the movies but with our new scaled-back lifestyle we knew we needed to eat at home.

Friday night we had Chicken Parmesan and Italian Salad with a bottle of wine and a mini cheesecake that Luke surprised me with.

It was a nice little affordable feast from home.

We watched The Proposal which I absolutely love. It makes me laugh out loud every time!

Saturday I tried another new recipe that I found out Brown Eyed Girl's blog. Cheese Chicken Corn Chow, it was really good.

Then I spent pretty much the whole entire day watching Say Yes To The Dress. There was a marathon on TLC so, I spent my day with some yummy soup and pretty dresses. Luke was around but he wasn't too interested in the dress show.

The ONLY part I miss about wedding planning is trying on all the dresses. I am completely 100% satisfied with my dress choice but I only tried on about 3 or 4 dresses before I found mine and I think it would be fun to go back and try more dresses.

Also, I wish we could have a National "Wear Your Wedding Dress Day" or possibly wedding dress parties where everybody wears their dress. Just an idea.

Our dresses are much too pretty to be sitting in bags in the closet!

Saturday night Luke actually pulled me away from SYTTD to go to the pumpkin patch, but by the time we got there it was closed, so back to the TV I went.

Did I mention I had 3 pieces of cheesecake on Saturday? Cause I did.

Sunday has been pretty much the same thing, except I did clean the house, so I feel a bit productive.

Luke has ventured out to a music gig. I didn't feel like going so its just me and my friend cheesecake:

In fact, I think that my friend is calling my name right now.

Hope you all had a great weekend!!!



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10/15/09

Fall Equinox

*Edit: Apparently the Fall Equinox happened in September, this was just an effect of the Fall Equinox, please just humor me with this post. I was never good with Science (or whatever subject this would have been). Thanks and love*

Did you know that tonight (Thursday) is Fall Equinox?

Did you know that on Fall Equinox your broom will stand by itself?

Neither did I.

I received a call from my BFF and Partner-In-Crime Tambra casually asking me if I had tried to stand my broom up.

I really didn't know how to respond to that question.

So I didn't, I just say there in silence.

To which she replied "I guess not, go try and stand your broom up on a hard surface"

I laughed.

She then told me that she was looking at her broom standing straight up.

So I went to the kitchen and got my broom.

And attempted to get it to stand up while Luke watched me like I had absolutely lost my mind.

After my broom hit the ground for the one hundredth time I decided she was pulling me leg and I wasn't falling for it.......anymore.

So she sent me this picture:



OF HER BROOM STANDING UP BY ITSELF.

After I got that picture I was determined to get mine to stand up. I tried for awhile longer and even went outside but could never get mine to cooperate.

Maybe its because my broom is hardly ever used so it really didn't know how to perform when needed.

I thought this was cool enough to share.

And proved another reason why I need to get out of this apartment. Even my broom is so sick of this place it won't stand up straight on the appropriate Fall Equinox night.

Happy Friday everybody!
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10/14/09

Living and Learning

I try not to blog too much about Luke and I's house hunting adventures because everybody goes through them and I don't want it to seem like I think our stories are out of the ordinary.

Plus I can only show you so many pictures of dirt roads before you get the point that we are not looking at your typical 'neighborhood' home that I originally had in mind.

But, by something that I can only blame on God I actually got used to that fact and even excited about buying a home in nowhere land and fixing it up.

Seriously, I did. It has confused everybody, including me.

Long story short:
This week we found a home.
It was a fixer upper (times a million).
Realized that we were being led to purchase the home and we needed to act fast.
Called to put an offer on it.
Earlier that day an offer had already been placed.
The first offer was accepted.
Megan and Luke were summoned to another 6 months in their ole APT.

It was pretty disappointing. It was the first house we both agreed on and the first proof in my whole life that I'm not as materialistic as I once thought.

That, in itself was a miracle.

I have determined that Luke and I are destined to live in our apartment forever.

We will raise our kids here.

Our grandkids will spend Christmas here and we will tell them that the hole in the wall above the TV is when Papaw Luke tried to hang up a shelf in our first year of marriage.

I'm sure at that time he will still be claiming that the shelf was defected, even thought they sell millions of those same shelves everyday at Target to millions of people who hang them on their walls.

Obviously I'm exaggerating a bit, about the future, not the shelf, we still can't figure out how to hang that blasted thing up on the wall.

It was a bit of an upset, but we will get over it. The house, not the shelf. We have just stuck that thing in the closet labeling it: defected.

I tried to drown my sorrows in the majesty that is Hobby Lobby, but then I remembered I didn't have a home to decorate.

Pity. Party.

So now we are back to square one, which is obviously a little frustrating but ultimately its perfectly fine.

We have a roof over our heads and more 'things' than we need. In the grand scheme, it is not a big deal. Just a disappointment, today.

We will most likely be in this apartment through Winter '09. I'm not sure if I can handle another Winter in this apartment. If my heater starts blowing cold air again I might need to be entered into the crazy home.

I shudder just thinking about that heater and the pain and anxiety it caused me last year.

So here we go, again!

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10/13/09

Souvenirs

Luke and I love to travel, and God-willing we plan to travel a lot throughout our lifetime.

We have many trips planned in our minds and hope that they all come to fruition at some point in our lives.

One thing I love about traveling is bringing home souvenirs.

I love having special items from a special trip that remind me of what of the fun time was had on that particular trip.

My only problem is that when I am on a trip I want every single souvenir that my eyes see.

Does anybody else have this problem?

When I am on a trip I think I will use everything I see.

It's really bad in Disney World. Mickey Mouse is every where so naturally you want to buy mickey mouse everything. However I really don't think mouse ears are acceptable beyond the walls of WDW.

And don't even get my started on that sombrero from Mexico.

Or that ukulele from Hawaii.

Or a mickey wizard hat with mouse ears on it.......what was I thinking?!?!

Or ever. single. professional picture that we took on our honeymoon and they charged us like $30 for each one.

Don't worry they are placed safely in the bottom of a drawer somewhere.

This list could go on for awhile.

And yes those are all true items I have purchased.

So when Luke and I took the first trip of our marriage I knew I needed to limit myself, because I would buy everything in sight.

And goodness knows I do not need ONE MORE T-SHIRT.

I have T-shirts coming out of my ears, between souvenir t-shirts and my millions of university t-shirts I do not need one more T-shirt!

Although the seams are picked out of every single one of those shirts.

I should really get new shirts.

Or perhaps kick the habit of picking the seams out of every t-shirt.

Anyways, I needed to limit myself so I decided only two souvenirs each trip.

Only two. The horror, I know.

The plan is that I will get a Christmas ornament and hopefully one day have a travel tree that shows all of the places we have been (it will start out as a small tree of course).

And Luke would get a mug.

He loves his coffee and we can never have enough mugs.

This plan is great because we both walk away with something special and useful.

Four trips later it has worked like a charm!

Here are our souvenirs from our most recent trip to Disney World:

Luke's Disney Mug:


And my Disney Christmas Ornament:

I do have to admit that in Disney World it was so hard to walk through the parks and not buy everything. I think there is some kind of special Disney powder they sprinkle on everything that makes it look so appealing.
And they sucked me in. I got a shirt that was too cute to pass up and I do wear it often.
And that was my justifying my purchase.
So do you have a particular souvenir you get, or do you just go souvenir-buying-crazy like I try not to?

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10/12/09

The Food Pillow

When Luke and I moved into our apartment it was the perfect little spot for us.

There was no room for a kitchen table but that was fine with us because we didn't need one at that time and we were just happy to be living together as husband and wife.

Throughout the past year and half I have realized just how important it is to have a kitchen table.

The whole act of balancing a plate on my lap does not work well for me.

And we have several stains on the carpet to prove this point.

But as I have said before, my apartment blows COLD AIR in the winter while the HEAT is on. Therefore, I do not feel bad about a couple of stains on the carpet.

Sometime throughout this past year of marital bliss and spilled food I realized that I needed a system. A system that would be a beautiful substitute for a sturdy kitchen table.

This is where the Food Pillow came into place.

It all started as an accident.

Let me explain: I use a pillow on my lap while using my laptop because my computer gets really hot and it burns my legs, so I put it on the pillow.

Well one night I took my computer off my lap and replaced it with a plate of food (clearly it was a night of extreme productivity).

It was at this point and time that the Food Pillow was birthed.

I realized that the pillow was sturdy enough for a plate of food, yet cushy enough for extreme comfort.

It's handy because its easy to store (put it back on the bed) and if I spill food on it I can simply remove the pillow case and wash it.

I thought it was ingenious.

However Luke is completely grossed out by my pillow. He thinks it is the most disgusting thing ever.

I think he is weird.

While he goes through the torture of balancing a plate on his lap, keeping his fork on the plate, and trying to take a drink out of his cup while keeping the plate securely in place, I am eating in blissful ease with my Food Pillow.

My Food Pillow has become like a security blanket and now anytime I eat at home I need it. Often times I ask Luke to please hand me my food pillow and he will bring it to me holding it with the tips of his fingers acting as if its a stinky diaper.

I'm even nice enough to ask guests if they would like a pillow to use while they eat, however not one of them has ever used a pillow for their plate. Astonishing.

One glorious day, hopefully soon, I will have a kitchen table and I will no longer use my Food Pillow, but I will miss it, and remember the good days we shared while my husband looked at us with a disgusted look on his face.

And if you are a future guest at my house, I the Food Pillow is no longer used as a sleeping pillow, so don't worry, you will not be sleeping on spilled enchiladas.

Do you have any weird habits?

Does anybody else have a Food Pillow?!?!

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10/11/09

Weekly Weekend Update - The Fair

Every year my family heads to the Fair. Usually we wear T-shirts or tank tops. This year we wore layers and layers of clothes with warm boots. I can't believe how cold it is here. Does anybody ever experience a true Fall anymore? It doesn't seem like it.

My favorite part of the fair is eating all of the food. LOVE IT ALL. This year I had:
-Cheese on a Stick
-Potato Swirl
-Chicken tenders on a stick
-Fried Peaches
-Fried Pickles
-Fried Apple Straws with Carmel dipping sauce

My favorite was of course the cheese on a stick, what is better than fried cheese?!? Friend Pickles is a close second.

Here are some pics from the fair:

My youngest sister:I should have taken my jacket off in these next 2 pictures:As usual we had a great time at the fair!

Luke and I stayed the night with my family and then spent Saturday hanging out.

I had my sister cut my hair because these days it seems that I can't be around her without wanting to change my hair some. She gave me a bit of bangs and made my hair a little bit more choppy not a big change but just enough:

Have I mentioned that I love having a hair stylist in my family?!?!

So that was our weekend! Another fast paced one!

What is your favorite fair food?


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10/10/09

Five Obsessions

Samantha at The Ruby Turtle Hippie Times tagged me to list 5 of my obsessions.

I'm pretty sure I have done this before, maybe more than once, but its always fun to do. Especially when your obsession change as much as mine do.

So here we go........

1. TV
I think I have talked about my obsession with TV before. Luke gets on to me because he thinks I watch too much TV, but I'm sure my brain is already fully developed so I should be good to go. Here are some shows I am really digging so far this season:




I do watch many more shows other than those listed (such as, The Biggest Loser) but I didn't feel like getting images of them all!

Also, can't wait for this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2. Spicy Munchies.
First of all, I always feel weird saying Spicy Munchies. Just sounds weird.
Second of all, the contents in this bag below are amazing. So So yummy.
Actually I just realized they are called Flamin' Hot munchies instead of Spicy.
Still sounds weird though.

3. Boots

I love boots. All boots. Brown boots. Black boots. Colored boots. Dressy boots. Casual boots.
My favorite pair of boots right now are my back tall Uggs. I know many people have varied opinions about the greatness that is Uggs but I am an Ugg fan ALL THE WAY. They keep my feet (and body) so warm and toasty and are comfy and casual - just my style. These may be my favorite but I love all boots.
4. Scarves
This is an old picture from last year, I actually have quite a bit more scarves now which is sad and scary. I love throwing on a scarf in the fall/winter. It just adds some pizazz to any outfit.

5. Coke cherry zero.
I haven't abandoned my good friend Diet Coke but this Coke Zero cherry stuff is pretty amazing. My sister introduced me to it and I love it



So there are my 5 current obsessions.

If you currently have no blogging motivation, consider yourself tagged!

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10/8/09

Mid-Week Vacation

Last week Luke found out that he would be leaving for a staff retreat in a couple of days. So due to the fact that I have worked a lot of extra hours the past two weeks I thought this would be a good opportunity for me to take a couple of days off and go spend sometime with my friends and family.

Because they ALL live in a different town. Keeps life interesting.

So Tuesday morning I headed north to the town I love.

My first stop was my mom's school where she teaches. Maxton was with her and had just woken up from a nap. He was not at all happy with me.

Case and point:


I stayed at the school until the end of the day and then we headed home and went out to eat.

The rest of the night was nothing worthy of pictures. We sat around and talked, laughed and watched Biggest Loser.

Oh and watched Toddler's and Tiara's which completely freaked. me. out.

The next day (Wednesday) I woke up early to go spend time with one of my BFF's Kara. My sister Kati came over so that she could color my hair while I hung out with Kara.

It's nice having your own personal hair stylist, even if she threatens me with hair color. Its dangerous to tick off the person that holds the color to your hair.

Maxton hung out with Kara's cute baby boy Isaiah while we did hair.

Here they are:


Maxton eating a snack and staring at me. I'm sure I looked crazy with all of that foil in my hair.
After my hair was done I hurried and got ready and met a bloggy friend Megan for lunch. I was unable to meet my bloggy friends for lunch on Tuesday but Megan was available on Wednesday. We had a great time!After lunch I hurried back home and met my other BFF's for some shopping and dinner. We ended up hanging out for 6 hours which was not enough, but I am grateful for all the time I get! So it was a fun little impromptu vacation in the middle of the week, spent with family and friends.

Now Luke is back home and we have positioned ourselves back to our usual routine. I love it.

Hope you all are having a great week!

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