Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New Blog

I created a new blog. Feel free to check it out here

Monday, October 10, 2011

What does life give you?

My life has been giving me all sorts of things lately which has kept me pretty busy. (And the lack of a working computer has not helped with my renewed blogging efforts.)

Life gave me apples:

I had never before canned anything and it was an adventure. I definitely learned a lot and in the coming weeks I was very glad that I had been given this "learning opportunity".

Little did I know that life was about to give me a lot of peaches! A 5 gallon bucket overflowing with peaches. My kitchen looked like this for an entire week while I made freezer jam and cooked jam and jello jam. I bottled peaches and froze peaches. It was crazy!

I am happy to report that my counter is now free of peaches and my husband and I have enjoyed some wonderful peach jam.

Monday, September 5, 2011

It's been awhile...

I have been really bad at blogging. I blame lots of things and I managed to convince myself that one of these days I would get up the motivation to create a new blog. Well it still hasn't happened and so this one's for you Gina!

So much has happened since November. I've now been married for over 6 months! Time goes by so fast. And summer is wrapping up which makes gives me mixed emotions. I LOVE autumn and the changing leaves (and my birthday), but I will wish that I spent one more day sitting in the sun and being so hot I could barely stand it. I hope there are a few more ridiculously sweaty days ahead.

David gave me a garden for Mother's Day. He built a cute little wooden box on our "patio."
We planted some plants from Lowe's: a cucumber, a red tomato, a yellow tomato, and a green bell pepper, and some plants that I got for free: a pepper and 3 tomatoes of unknown variety.

 It proceeded to grow like the jungle. On multiple occasions I went "pruning" or cutting off branches that didn't look important just so we could keep track of what was growing. The cucumber on the left started blooming and there were baby cucumbers all over the place.

Small bell peppers started popping up and I was getting really excited about it. The interesting thing was that the free plants seemed to be doing just as good (or better) than the Lowe's plants. As time went on this became even more apparent.
Tomato Harvest
This is our "harvest" from last week. Don't be decived by the apparent large size of the tomatoes, the largest was not even as big as your average cherry tomato. But they do taste good.

Here's a wedding picture to make this post less depressing. I still like gardening and I still really like food. Although David and I are starting a "wellness challenge" this week so we'll see how that goes. I also want a new name for my blog. Any ideas?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

I have internet... kinda. At least I have enough to blog. So here I go.

My new job is going well. Still working on meeting people and remembering names and faces, but overall really good. I enjoy menu planning and working on new projects and hopefully getting a few more kids to eat fruits and vegetables.

Mainly my life right now involves driving to Pocatello every weekend and wedding plans. If you want more of an update than that keep reading, if not you can stop now.

Engagement pictures... done. And although it has gone back and forth I am 96% sure which one is "the one."
  • Reception location...booked. I am really excited about this place and it's potential.
  • Temple time... booked. And I think we only changed the appointment twice. A big thank you to David who is very willing to make phone calls that I don't want to :)
  • Wedding dress... in the closet. So far I have resisted the temptation to try it on. (part of that might have to do with the fact that I can't get it on or off by myself)
  • Address collection... IN PROGRESS. If you have one that needs to be added to the list, feel free to post it as a comment. I am resisting the urge to make a facebook group.
  • Announcement design... also in progress. I met with the graphic designer last week and the first set of proofs should be coming this week.
  • Favors... bought. I am still amazed at David's great luck with these and the awesome price we got. There will still be some assembly, but we have some time.
With 89 days left to go, I think we are doing good. This weekend was a little break from wedding stuff and I got to see David take first in his Judo competition. I am so excited for Whitney to come this weekend and tackle a few more wedding items.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Please excuse the mayhem while my life (and this blog) are under construction.

I just thought I should post something before I move and may not have internet for a while. No one could have predicted how crazy this summer would be, certainly I didn't.

As of Aug 28 I am engaged to David Scott, planning to be married on February 11, 2011 in Salt Lake. I was offered a position at the Ogden School District on Aug 25th and accepted the position and gave my 2 weeks notice on Friday the 27th. My last day of work at EIRMC was last Thursday the 9th.

So, now I have a week to move to Ogden before starting my new job on Sept 20th. Lucky for me I found a place to live last weekend, so I won't have to live in my car :) Also lucky is my wonderful fiance who is always wanting to help me do things. He is amazing!

Since I know very few people read this, and most of them already love me. I will post the first picture of David and I together. Taken while hiking in the bottom of the Grand Canyon. I am still somewhat amazed that he wanted to see me again after seeing me like this for 4 days.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My summer

Now that the summer is more than half over I finally got around to making my shirt. When I named my summer I don't think I could have ever predicted how applicable the theme would be. One thing I had never done before is make the delicious ice cream sandwiches pictured above. While on a 4 day long hike in AZ (another first) someone asked me what my favorite dessert was. I carefully pondered the question and decided to make chocolate cookie ice cream sandwiches when I got home. After a few sick days I did make them and they are definitely up there on my list of favorites.

Sometimes the label says it all...

This made me think of my brother in law, who actually thinks that everything should taste like bacon.