Friday, June 27, 2008
Main reason I'm not looking forward to this weekend, the potential of one of these.
We're staying at a college campus! Are you kidding me?! Plus, there's not even a lake. Blech, it's just like poor planning all the way around.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
In the "worth looking at" section to the right of my blog, I have wasted, I mean spent, time giving a lot detail about myself - titled facts about me.
Take a look-see if you will. For funsies of course.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
And I'm not quite sure why, but I feel compelled to share these pictures from the wedding this past weekend.
My Grandma, Lorene. This is take #2 . . .
As this was take #1! :) She begged everyone at the table to steal my camera to delete this picture. I find it adorable.
My brother with our grandparents. We basically lived at their house when we were younger.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I successfully pulled off the surprise, but it's a good thing that the tv was stashed away at Nancy's! I gave it to Tony as soon as he came home last night lol. I couldn't resist.
I figured a "funny" way of getting back at him for the skates by way of another Target sale. Tony hates to lift weights, while I on the other hand, love it. Sometimes I'll daydream about the motions done while lifting, in addition to the subsequent soreness and well muscles. :)
I've been pestering Tony that I want weights for a while now, and found the perfect solution by using my $100 of the stimulus check (if I didn't mention before we decided that we each get to spend $100) to purchase the 25 lb Reebok speed pack dumbbells that were on sale at Target.
I first gave the weights to Tony, saying "I think it will be reall 'sweet' to lift together." As that was his reasoning behind the skates. He good naturedly laughed and thanked me and told me that he would use them. I told him that he better put the weights down before he dropped them and opened the trunk of my car to show him the TV.
In true Tony fashion, I didn't get more of response than "It's a tv!" Lol. Tony needs time to fully get his mind around things before he reacts . . . so after the hug, kiss and thank you the excitement definitely grew. So much so that when we were in the house I was afraid he was going to drop it!
Regardless of the fact that it was 11:00 pm, he had to put it together. So here is my hunny enjoying his birthday present, almost on time.
You can't miss the goofy guy look on his face here, where he just can't hide how excited or impressed he is!
Now for tonight - I'm going to attempt to make Penne ala Betsy from the Pioneer Woman in addition to some fabulous cuts o' beef!
This is all after our last long run - 6 miles tonight - as our first 1/2 is on Saturday!!!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
My husband is turning 27 in less than a week, and following our great Christmas this year - seriously we did awesome giving great gifts to friends and family - I got him, what I think is a fantastic present!
Mind you, he may not necessarily deserve this fantastic present, as his great idea of a birthday present for me was Bauer hockey skates. Please ask me if I skate. The answer is NO. Tony bought me a $200 pair of hockey skates to use once a winter because he thinks it's sweet to skate with me. Fine - but he bought hockey skates for me, for him!
(Here they are in the closet with our seasonal decor)
So anywhoo months ago, I bought him a fricken sweet present, which even now I'm scared to name, because even though he doesn't read my blog, it's such a big deal - augh what the heck, I bought him this, a 37" HD Tv:Target had it on the front cover as a blow out, I used my 10% employee discount (like I said months ago), 10% Target credit card coupon and I paid $150 in cash from serving tips. It was my plan to use my Acapulco serving money to pay it off inconspiculously . . . but then I quit Acapulco when I got my present job. Therein lies the problem.
Tony pays for a service through which he is able to daily pull his outstanding debt and receive his credit score. He's had it ever since we've met and for some reason, decided yesterday was a good idea to sign me up for the same service! So I had to lie through my teeth about the balance on the Target card!!! Although he specifically asked is that dollar amount really on there, and I truthfully said No because the balance was from the previous statement . . .
I hate lying to him, but honestly, less than a week before your birthday?!
My birthday is in October.
And I got these.
Best Bet Iris
Jurassic Park Iris
Both are reblooming Iris' so I'll have them throughout the summer and they multiply!
And I'm this close to peony blooms!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
me: I have to take care of everything for you (extremely exasperated, but still laughing)!
tony: That's why you're my wife.
Oooooooo. That hurt.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
After pooling my ingredients though I realized I didn't have what would really amount to a recipe, so I improvised.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups cocoa pebbles cereal
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
In large bowl, cream butter or margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until well blended. Add flour, salt, and baking soda, mixing well. Stir in cereal and chips.
Drop by heaping tablespoon onto greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 12-15 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove cookies to cool on racks.
Of course even with the improvisation it couldn't go smoothly:
Seriously, how does that even happen? Lol. The bowl was part of a 3 piece set we received as a wedding present, even though they were not on our registry. They have grown on me though, so I am saddened by the loss.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
1. What did you do 10 years ago?
I was 14, just before starting high school. My lifelong and best friend who had lived next door to me since birth moved 2 hours away. My life was consumed with riding horses and playing competitive soccer. I was actively involved in my church youth group, and was constantly putting myself into awkward positions with my 3 best friends, who were of course male and had crushes on me and I them. I'd never been kissed, and would still wait a little over a year for that to happen. My brother was one of my best friends, and I was learning for the 2nd or 3rd time that girl friends suck.
2. Five items on your to-do list today:
1. Visit my grandpa in the hospital
2. Run 3 miles
3. Try to not spend money
4. Put away 3 hampers of clean clothing
5. Cook a great meal for my hubby - because he's sweet.
3. Snacks I enjoy? Hummus and carrots. I love it! I seriously go through a container in like two days. Also All Fruit popsicles (30 calories, no added sugar).
4. What would you do if you were a billionaire? I would pay off our parents' debt, get my Mom out of daycare forever (or atleast until we have children :)), pay off my brother's student loans (he's got a good head on his shoulders, he'd be appreciative), we'd build this house (we already have the floor plan), I'd garden ALOT and Tony would open his sports business. But above all we would seek out God's plan for putting that amount of money in our hands.
5. Places I would live: Minnesota. I love our state. I wouldn't mind having a cabin up North here though.
People I'm tagging: Kari, Lisa, Erin, Greenery & Tea (because I can't remember who you are!), my two red shoes.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
I'm going to go run.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
I hope I do not dissappoint, but we did not make our date with our 9 miler. Instead we were called out to a night of revelry aka Dinkytown and Mesa 2 am pizza. Super night!
Tony's finger itched . . .
Anywho, not only did we not run, we were actually just in time for the 4 pm wedding. Who is almost late to a late afternoon evening, other than the two of us. Ridiculous.
Unfortunately, the weather delayed the wedding, so we ended up having time in spades. The Brainerd area actually fell into a Tornado warning at the time of the ceremony, but we waited a few minutes and Kristel was able to have her outdoor wedding. In fact the second she stepped out of her horse drawn carriage she was surrounded by sunshine, I kid you not. It was almost spooky how perfectly timed the sun was.
And that my friends, does not even come close to the evening that we had.
It was sooo much fun. I haven't seen some of those girls in well over a year, and my, oh my, it's been 2 years since I graduated!
We finally hit the bed at about 1:30, knowing full well that we'd have to be up and out the door at 8:00. I had a trap shooting event for work at 12:00! So after a quick jaunt into dreamland, we were out the door and motoring on back.
I was super apprehensive concerning the trap event, as I did not know a single soul, and it's only been about 10 years since I last shot clay pigeons. Even though I hunt, I do not hunt birds . . . so shooting at a deer in real life, is extremely different than shooting at something flying through the air!
I managed to survive, did decently well, and only walked away with a small token of pain from our .12 gauge.
Additionally, I won some Twins tickets through company paid raffle tickets, and I get to actually use them! I was kind of scared that they would just go to the company to be drawn for, but I was allowed to keep them! Whoo hoo!