Tuesday, March 30, 2010

March 30

Today after work, I went on a bike ride with my friend Joanna and then immediately came home and got online to talk to some of my very best blog friends, Amie, Ellyn, and Sara. We had so much fun finally talking face-to-face. I haven't laughed that hard in quite a while.

Monday, March 29, 2010

March 29

Today I tried my hand at making sushi rolls. I'm not going to lie, they turned out a little rough. They tasted okay, but I had a hard time rolling them tightly enough, so they pretty much just fell apart. Luckily for me, Jack has pretty low standards is a really good sport about food.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

March 28

Today I spent the entire day either cooking or cleaning. For lunch, I made the Pioneer Woman's "Malboro Man's favorite sandwich," which Jack absolutely loved, and then I made a bunch of pies (and invented these little baby pies, which I called "cuppies" or "pupcakes"). For dinner, I made the Pioneer Woman's "Perfect Pot Roast." Jack is really enjoying me having her cookbook!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

March 27

I don't know why this dog puts up with me.

Today I spent the day at Awana Games, a multi-church competition. Our church's Awana kids competed for the first time this year and I line judged. It was a whole lot of fun (even though our team came in dead last!)

Friday, March 26, 2010

March 26

 Jack had to go to Vegas yesterday for a taekwondo midterm, but unfortunately for him, he didn't get to stay there very long. He got home tonight. And I was glad to have him back.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

March 25

I LOVE this weather, and the fact that it's still light out when I leave work! Perfect for riding!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

March 24

Tonight after Awana, Ashlyn found it hilarious to put everybody's name tags all over herself. That kid is so darn cute.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

March 23

Tonight before my bike ride, I found out that I can, in fact, fit my bike (Lucy) into my car's backseat! It's a tight squeeze, but I'm so glad I'll be able to transport it pretty easily!

Monday, March 22, 2010

March 22

Today, Jack and I have been married for two years. It has flown by. Tonight I cooked Jack a special dinner (though this beautiful creme brulee was actually from our anniversary dinner this weekend) and we enjoyed a nice, normal evening together at home tonight.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

March 21

This morning Jack and I got up and went to have breakfast downstairs in the hotel as a part of the "romance package" that Jack got at the hotel. It was so nice to have a hot breakfast that I didn't have to cook!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

March 20

Today, Jack came home from work and told me to pack a bag. It's our anniversary weekend, and he surprised me with a night at a fancy new hotel in town. It was so nice to get away from our dirty house, go out for a fancy dinner at Fogo de Chao, and enjoy the evening together away from home. It even started snowing tonight, and so I stayed up late watching the snow from our seventh-story suite after Jack fell asleep. That husband of mine is pretty romantic.

Friday, March 19, 2010

March 19

Today was our friend Chris's birthday, so we met up with him and a lot of other friends for dinner at a German restaurant nearby. Jack was in heaven. He loves German food.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

March 18

Today at work, we made tiny pies in jars as one of our "do-something-fun-while-Joel-and-Eric-are-gone-to-Israel" activities. It was a BLAST. And they turned out so cute!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

March 17

Today was St. Patrick's Day, so at work, we wore green, had a green lunch (with spinach dip, guacamole, pickles, etc.), and then went up to the green room to take silly pictures. It was a pretty fun day.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

March 16


Today my friend Brittany came into town on business, so I went and picked her up and brought her back to Allen for dinner. On the way, we found ourselves at the Coach outlet, where I followed her around, trying to convince her that she needed a new Coach purse (of course, with no intention of buying one myself.) But when I found this turquoise beauty for 70% off, I couldn't pass it up, so Brittany and I both walked out with brand new Coach purses (my first!). I named mine Brittany.

Monday, March 15, 2010

March 15

Today after work Sharon and I got haircuts. I got a few inches cut off and some layering put in it, and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

March 13

Tonight we went to the grand opening of one of our friends' just-purchased restaurant. We had a great time visiting with friends from the taekwondo school.

Friday, March 12, 2010

March 12


Tonight Jack took me out to our favorite Cajun restauruant, Nate's, for my birthday dinner. Afterward, we went to Saxby's and enjoyed some coffee together. It is quickly becoming one of our favorite traditions.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

March 11


Today was my birthday! I'm 24 years old now. I was blessed with many, many gifts (I got 3 cookbooks!) and got to spend time with friends at work all day and my parents took me out to dinner at Macaroni Grill tonight. It was a great day!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

March 10


Today when I got to Awana, the girls had written this on the board and Sarah had cupcakes for me and all the girls to celebrate my birthday. They were very excited about my surprise.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

March 9


Before Joel and Eric left for Israel, they told us we had to find 5 fun things to do while they were gone. Today was "Wii at lunch" day. It was really fun.

Monday, March 8, 2010

March 8


Today I stayed late at work to work on my BikeMS videos. I definitely shouldn't have shot my green-screen video in SD. It made it crazy-difficult to chroma, but at least I learned something for next time.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

March 7


Tonight we went to see "The Phantom of the Opera" at the Dallas Summer Musicals. It was beautiful. Incredibly elaborate and magnificent. I absolutely loved it.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

March 6


Today I spent the whole day directing a video shoot for Team HP's BikeMS recruitment and fund-raising. We had a lot of fun, but it was quite a bit of work.

Friday, March 5, 2010

March 5


Today, when Jack got home, he told me to close my eyes and hold out my hands. I did, and he placed these in my hands as an early birthday present. He knew I needed more and got them for me. What a sweetheart.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

March 4


Today I came home from work and designed this blog.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

March 3


Three years ago today, Jack gave me this ring and asked me to be his wife. And I'm still really glad I said "yes."

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March 2


Today I made my very first template for a blog header. I gave it away on my blog, and people seemed to like it!

Monday, March 1, 2010

March 1


Today I made my first Pioneer Woman recipe - her "perfect pot roast." Jack absolutely loved it. He used the onions to make what he called "pot roast burritos." He was pretty excited about that.