Sunday, August 30, 2009

Back to school.....

So, another year begins. But, this year I have the joy of knowing that...



I have 1 week down and already am swamped with lots of reading and studying. I am trying to take it one day at a time. Get done what I have to do today, and try to find one thing each day to be thankful for. Trying to find 1 thing to thank God for blessing me with.

I am also striving to really be myself this year. To show people who I truly am and not be influenced by others.

I am here to focus on school, to get done with this year and to have an AWESOME summer.


I get to MARRY this guy....

My best friend! :-) He is back in Chicago now, and I'm down here in good ol' Buckhannon, WV. Absence really does make the heart grow fonder. I get to see him October 15th though and I'm pumped! YAY for Fall Breaks!!

Anyways, it's time to go for a run then get back to studying. Hope all is well for everyone!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Bon Appetit!!!!

Just call me Julia Child!!!

Well, my summer is drawing to an end. Back to school in just a few days. I've been trying to pack things up and not having much motivation to do so. I just keep thinking that if I just don't pack things up maybe I won't have to go back.... I don't think it's going to work though.

Anyways... the other day my Grandma bought me a Better Homes and Garden Cook Book like the one she has used for MANY MANY years. I was so excited! She told me I better start practicing since I am going to have to cook for Matt next year. So, I took her words and put them to practice!

I made dinner for my parents, grandma and my fiance the other day! It was SOOO good too!!

I made:: Pepper Lime chicken (on a BROILER none the less!); Parmessan Crusted Potatoe Wedges, green beans and corn (sukatash {spelling}?) and then fresh tomatoes cut up. I even served everything on nice serving platters and had nice place settings. Even put limes and lemons on the iced tea glasses! ;-)

Here are some pictures:::

Anyways, back to school on Sunday.... UGH!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

1 year

I will be married in less than one year!!!!

Yesterday was Matt and I's negative 1 year anniversary! It was kind of hectic. I had family visiting, and it is my brother's birthday (i can't help it that it was the only Saturday in July that the church and reception place were available!)

Matt and I were excited all day! We kept saying "1 year from right now we'll be getting ready", "1 year from right now, I will be walking down the aisle!" etc.

We got our engagement pictures taken yesterday as well. Dan sent me some teasers. Here is one...
Photo by Dan Brayack

Kind of silly... but that's us. Most of them will be silly I think. I'm pretty sure my mom is just hoping for one decent one. HAHA! ;-)

So... I just figured I would update some stuff on the blog. At least I know Tara reads it! ;-) haha!