Sunday, March 30, 2008

Further proof

that my husband is the cutest man in the world!

He brought me these the other day. Just because.

Monday, March 24, 2008


What a delicious Easter dinner we had!

Spiral Ham with Mustard Sauce and Raspberry Chipotle Sauce
Funeral Potatoes
Asparagus with Lemon
Baby Green Beans with Lemon
Deviled Eggs
Mandarin Orange Jello Salad
Cucumber Salad
Yeast Rolls
Chocolate Bunny Cake

Ben, Josephine, Tyler and Ashley came, along with our good friends - one of whom did not want to be photographed! ;D The dinner was amazing, with a wonderful combination of flavors. Everyone brought something and it was a feast! Josephine made this cute bunny cake for dessert - he was delicious!
After dinner, Scott informed the kids that "The Easter Beagle" had visited our house and asked us to give them these Easter baskets. The Easter Beagle is a tradition that a special neighbor of Scott's did for him and his sisters when they were little - he would bring them treats from the Easter Beagle since the Easter Bunny came to their parent's house. That neighbor has since passed away and Scott wanted to continue this tradition in his memory. The kids were thrilled to receive their treats, of course!I love Easter! Besides having another excuse to get together with people I love and eat awesome food, I love this time of rebirth and renewal. What a gift our Savior has given us of the Atonement - to save us from death and sin. And what a gift to know that we will see again our loved ones who have passed and that we can be with our families forever. I hope you all had a wonderful day!

Monday, March 10, 2008

First Day Of My New Job

I started a new job today! I am super excited. It is a part time office position doing Quality Assurance - policies, procedures, organizing, lots of OCD stuff, so it's right up my alley! ;D
This may sound silly, but one of the things I am most excited for is to be able to get dressed up! I've been working mostly from home for some time now and I miss the opportunity to wear my cute clothes. I am just not one to wear my nice clothes around the house - it's jammies and sweats for me!

It's funny, a few months ago I decided I wasn't busy enough. Sometimes I find that the more I have on my plate, the more I get done. So I put my resume on the web and didn't hear anything. But then a few weeks ago I started getting calls and ended up taking this new job. And I started to work for a company doing health screenings with my friend. Then I got a new calling at church as the Enrichment Leader. Plus I do hair at home, which I totally love. And I sell on Ebay and am considering opening an Etsy shop. Not to mention time with friends and family. So I definitely think I am going to be plenty busy enough now!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

How cute is my husband?!

Last night Scott mentioned nonchalantly that he would make dinner since we were snowed in (we got about 13 inches with lots of big drifts - fun!) and couldn't go out. He cooks all the time anyway - I am a very lucky girl! He has a rule that I am not allowed to "peek" into the kitchen while he's cooking because he likes to surprise me. I was very surprised when I came into the dining room and found this!

He set the table all pretty and even printed out these little menus! Notice what it says under Desserts though. Think that's a hint? ;)

Friday, March 7, 2008

24 Hours of Shopping - what could be better?

Last week my girlfriend Angela was in Ohio visiting family and met me in Columbus for 24 hours of girl time and shopping!!! Yay!
We shopped till we dropped on Thursday and then got dinner and took it back to our fancy four-star hotel room (thanks to Angela's Priceline prowess) and ate while we watched American Idol. Why is hanging out in a hotel room so much more fun than hanging out in your bedroom?
Friday we shopped some more - Macy's was having a huuuuuge sale - check out my hot new Calvin Klein boots!!!
I love Angela - she is a great friend and someone I really admire and enjoy being around. I'm blessed to have such a wonderful friend and shopping buddy!