Wednesday, December 16, 2009

it all started with mexican vegetables

Tonight we got started on dinner a little late. Since we are headed out of town for awhile, I haven't bought any groceries lately, so we were trying to use up some things we had. What happened? Our own version of Havana Rumba's congris (rice and beans), Kroger's "mexican" vegetables and chicken (cut up, spiced with cumin and cooked in a little olive oil with some chopped onion)! YUM! I find that my most creative meals and sometimes the best are made on the fly and with no recipe. If you live in Louisville and haven't tried Havana Rumba...you will not be disappointed!! DELICIOUS!




After dinner we finished our 2nd caramel popcorn conquest! It is so good that I hate to pack it up and give it away:) Tomorrow (after our membership interview at Sojourn), we are headed to NKY to celebrate Christmas with the Bush fam. Then back for a day and to SC! We are excited about spending the days to come with family! :)

-R

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Etsy signs on sale!

All sign prices reduced! Check it out here:)

If you want something personalized, I can easily do that too! Just let me know!

-R

.everything tastes better homemade.

Today's events: sleep in, stay in pajamas until noon, mail Christmas presents to those far away, read my new Real Simple and of course make caramel popcorn. (i love holidays!) With the help of my dear husband, we made a delicious batch of Aunt Leland's caramel popcorn. YUM! We shared some with our neighbors and are going to be munching on the rest for the next few days. I wanted to make sure that we could successfully make it since we are making another batch for some Christmas presents later this week:) Here's an up-close look! If you want some, you should come on by because we have got quite a bit to eat!!



Oh and this is a new little addition to our apt. Aren't they cute? I resisted writing "sketti" for spaghetti as J suggested, but then decided maybe it wasn't so bad. Now I pretty much love it:) i love chalkboards! Thanks World Market:)
I am getting so very excited to spend time with family over the next few weeks:) Christmas is definitely my favorite time of the year!

-R

Friday, December 11, 2009

On holiday!

It's the first day of vacation and we both couldn't be happier. We didn't sleep in too late, but did stay in our pajamas til almost noon! It was so nice to have coffee and relax...I did some painting and J played a computer game. We haven't had a normal sleep in day since before July 1st (thanks dental school) and it was just plain refreshing. During the school term, J usually spends all of Saturday studying so that he can take Sunday off. He gets up early, I sleep in and then have to entertain myself while he studies. At any rate....now we get 3 whole weeks of Sundays (my favorite day of the week)!

Last night, we had our community group come to our house. It was fun to have everyone over:) Our little apt. doesn't fit too many people and with the GIANT Christmas tree, it was restricted even more...but we made it work!

Anyway, this morning we made a list of things we needed to get done (sell J's car, change the title on mine, etc.) and things we wanted to get done (shopping, watch the new Star Trek, see Sherlock Holmes, etc) over the break. Sooo after J finishes eating his chili spaghetti (yuck;) we are headed out! Only 6 days until we are celebrating in NKY and 12 until we will be in SC!! SO EXCITED!

-R

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

merry christmas, happy holidays (n*sync style)



a very sad excuse for a Christmas tree (don't worry it gets prettier)


R poofing and fluffing the branches


by far the best picture of the night... no need for a witty caption :)


us:)


more fluffing... it took FOREVER


stockings and festive sign


the beautiful tree and festive lights outlining our dining room-courtesy of our great neighbors


another view


this makes me smile


R by the tree- before going out for a date

my sweet and very handsome husband

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Hello December!

It's officially December which to me seems so weird. Thanksgiving came and went and now Christmas is only 24 days away. Did i mention that I love Christmas? This year we spent Thanksgiving with the Bush family in Erlanger:) We had a great time hanging out, ice skating, eating, decorating for Christmas (a little bit), etc. We even had mashed sweet potatoes (yum)! I am headed back up there tomorrow to help mom B. clean out some closets and organize:) FUN! I really do love to organize...is that weird? Thinking I should make it a business, that is if anyone would pay me!

As of yesterday- James and I have been married a year and a half! WOW! He is such a wonderful husband and I am lucky to be able to be by his side as we grow in the Lord daily. If you think of it- pray for him these next two weeks...he is finishing up classes and then has to conquer his finals before he will be free to celebrate the holiday.

Speaking of holidays--i am still working on those pictures of the Christmas decorations. For some reason the mac has decided it no longer wants to read our memory card...so i have to find the camera cord and actually hook up the camera to download the pics. oh technology!

Another post soon to come...

-R