August 18th, 2011

Not goodbye, just see ya later

So I am saying goodbye to this blog because throughout the summer I have been working on a food blog.  I have always loved food, cooking and the joy that making something delicious does for someone.  I am going to retire the tell the world what is going on blog and start a new one in a few months that is centered around what I have always wanted my blog to be about, food.  I will be starting to pursue my masters degree in the spring and have more time to spend in my own kitchen and practice all sorts of fun dinner recipies.  I will also be getting married in June and that will bring a whole new amount of excitement to the kitchen. Cooking for two! So be on the look out come January for a new updated blog in a new location but one that focuses on food, and the many joys that it can bring! 

August 16th, 2011

A few glimpses of summer…..one full of love, weddings, and time flying!  More to come :)

May 30th, 2011

So….It has been a while

Hello folks!

Sorry it has been 1 month since I have updated my blog!  So much has happened and it has been too busy to get around to it! Let me update you on the happenings since I last wrote to all of you!

-I graduated from UNI (Still have one summer class and student teaching so it is not quite official, but for the time being it is!)

-Moved

-Threw two wedding showers for some dear friends

-Started a summer class

-Got my summer job all in order

-Made lamb chops for the first time (and they were good!)

-Found my wedding dress!!!!

So much has happened and am sorry that my blog has been moved to the back burner.  I am currently thinking of ways to re-do this bad boy to fit my lifestyle both in the kitchen and out….more on that to come, but in the mean time enjoy the little posts here and there and be on the look out for changes sometime this summer! 

April 29th, 2011
One week from tomorrow I will be slipping one of these onto my little head and graduating.  Crazy to imagine where the last four years went, but even more crazy to look ahead at my next four :) I can’t wait to see what the next four years bring, because the last four brought me the person that will shape my years to come :)

One week from tomorrow I will be slipping one of these onto my little head and graduating.  Crazy to imagine where the last four years went, but even more crazy to look ahead at my next four :) I can’t wait to see what the next four years bring, because the last four brought me the person that will shape my years to come :)

April 11th, 2011
So good. They are up there with many other things as my favorite snack! Wow

So good. They are up there with many other things as my favorite snack! Wow

April 4th, 2011

How do I put it into words?….

Where oh where has the time gone?  I feel like I have neglected my blog…oh wait I have.  I just have not had some witty comment or post to write and all I can think about is how blessed I am.  How do you put that into words?  All of the blessings you get?  I am still trying to figure that out, and don’t know if I ever will.  I just know I am beyond thankful for so much in my life.  I have a man that I love more than anything and am so HAPPY that I can call him my husband in a little over a year! A family that has loved and supported me through my most beautiful days and those days where I should have just stayed in bed :( and my friends that have laughed with me and made this beautiful ride that much more scenic.  But on top of all of this I can’t forget where all of these wonderful blessings have come from.  My faith is what anchors me to all of the happiness I find.  Without that and knowing God has my life in control, the joy would be empty and the smiles would be fake, but there not, and I am forever thankful :)

March 21st, 2011
:) I said yes, and he asked in the most perfect way!

:) I said yes, and he asked in the most perfect way!

March 17th, 2011

Family Visit :)

Mom and Brother are visiting today :) and I am so excited.  We aren’t doing much because I have to work some of it (which just means I need to stay in my building the majority of the time) but being able to talk with them and laugh and just keep me company is something I am looking forward to! woo hoo!

March 6th, 2011

The happiest place on earth….for the day anyway

Today was a perfect day. Nothing out of the ordinary, but special.  Mike and I went to Culvers for lunch (both craving a burger) and when we went in, there seemed to be every happy person in the cedar valley there.  From young couples like us, to couples heading out before celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary, to little babies.  Tons of babies and all of them were laughing! What are the odds of that?  At least 5 babies, and all of them smiling and laughing :) Things only got happier as the lunch continued.  A elderly man came in and seriously looked like the real life man from the movie “UP.”  He was so happy.  He laughed with the staff, he smiled at everyone, I was almost nearly brought to tears about how happy he was.  It may have been because he was alone and I began thinking about a potential wife that had passed away in his past, but regardless this man was happy.  Mike corrected me and said “no, he is beaming.”  That is exactly it.  This many shook the happy babies hands, waved at us, and hugged a family on his way out.  Yes it may have just been a lunch at Culvers, but for the short hour that we were there, everyone was happy, and it was contagious.  So keep laughing little babies, keeping loving couples of all ages, and that sweet old man, where ever you are….keep beaming. 

February 24th, 2011
Dear Starburst Jelly Beans-
You are beyond addicting….every year at this time you start lurking the shelves again, jumping in my cart.  I don’t stop you.  Why would I?  You are SO good, and you match my apartment.  You look so sweet in that little glass jar on my stove top, but you want to know where you are not so sweet?  In my stomach hours later, thats where.  You are my weakness, and I am telling you now, until my birthday, you will not be welcome. I am sorry, but this has got to be done. 
With lots of love- a jelly bean girl

Dear Starburst Jelly Beans-

You are beyond addicting….every year at this time you start lurking the shelves again, jumping in my cart.  I don’t stop you.  Why would I?  You are SO good, and you match my apartment.  You look so sweet in that little glass jar on my stove top, but you want to know where you are not so sweet?  In my stomach hours later, thats where.  You are my weakness, and I am telling you now, until my birthday, you will not be welcome. I am sorry, but this has got to be done. 

With lots of love- a jelly bean girl