Sunday, March 27, 2011

Weekend Giggles...

So I haven't been feeling to great this weekend. And it's clearly been affecting my brain. So I thought I would share a few of the laughs Spenser and I have had this weekend...

Saturday we went to the Rexburg Temple. I was waiting in the lobby for my husband. Twenty minutes later we were walking to the car. When I sat down, I realized the ENTIRE SIDE of my dress was unzipped. Failure on everyone's behalf for not telling me.

Failure on my behalf for being a 22 year old who can't dress herself.

After being couped up packing all Friday night, Saturday was date night. We enjoyed dinner at Ying Yang, but finished with almost 2 hours to spare before heading to the Paramount to see The Green Hornet.

We stopped by the grocery store to buy some crackers and proceeded to the duck pond to share our tasty snack.


These are not nice ducks.

These ducks would eat your face off.(Slight exaggeration, not really though)

Spenser and I had to leave a cracker trail to the other end of the park to clear the ducks far enough away to be able to get back in the car. He had geese on his heels the entire way!!

(We also greatly enjoyed the green hornet!)

Sunday. OOOOh Sunday. I woke up early (seems we have 2 small children living directly below us). I thought I would be a kind little wifey and bake some cinnamon rolls. Two hours later, I had 2 dozen beautiful bronzed rolls sitting on the counter awaiting Spenser's special cream cheese frosting (again, he's amazing!)

I took a large bite in the first roll. SALT! Really? yup. Salt. 6 tbsp of Salt instead of sugar. awesome.

Think you're weekends been weird? HOpe you can enjoy a laugh at our exspense!

A Week of Recipes to Share!

Tuesday was my day off: I had the pleasure of shopping with my beautiful bestie, Lara Keyworth--soon to be sister Keyworth of the Fort Lauderdale, Florida mission--for some stunning missionary attire!

When I got home Spenser and I made some AWESOME chicken chili--seriously, you gotta try this stuff:

Combine: 3 15-ounce cans of white kiney beans, 2 1/2 c. of cooked chopped chicken, 1 chopped onion, 1 1/2 c. chopped peppers, 2 fresh chili peppers, 2 cloves minced garlic, cumin, salt, oregano, and 3 1/2 c. chicken broth

Cook in a crock pot on high for 4-5 hours. SO DELICIOUS!! And it makes so much! I ate left overs for the rest of the week!

Tuesday night we went and saw Gnomeo and Juliet. Fun twist on a classic. We loved it!!

Wednesday, thankfully, was another day off. We had fajita night with Lara and Kyle. Complete iwth chili lime steak and mango black bean salsa! (ps my husband is a fabulous cook!) try these out!!

steak rub: 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp coriander, 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/4 cayenne pepper, 3/4 tsp kosher salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, juice of 1 lime, 1 tbsp olive oil

mango salsa: 1 can black beans (rinsed and drained), 1 medium mango (peeled and diced), 1/2 c red onion, 1/2 c chopped cilantro, 2 tbsp lime juice, 2 tsp red wine vinegar, 1/2 tsp sugar, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp kosher salt, 1/8 tsp black pepper, 1 med. avacado (diced)

truly the yummiest week I've had in a while!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Last Two Weeks...

Have been so crazy! We are getting prepared to move! It is madness, I can't believe it is only three weeks away. I am studying for my personal training certification, working part time, managing StorageBay, and trying to cope with a move. Spenser of course is the ever-calm presence in our home.
We were excited to find out last week that he has been admitted into the Dietetics Program at BYU for Fall 2011! It is most exciting!!

I have been so good about going to the gym every morning:) I read one chapter of my personal training manual on the bike every day. It takes about fourty minutes. I'm pretty impressed with myself. But I guess if I am really going into personal training, I might as well act like one.

Lastly, here is a little treasure my sister in law Whitni just sent over! When we were in Houston for the open house, Whitni took some AWESOME family picts! My first ones with my new family:)

Check it!

More from the wedding and open house soon :)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Moving to Utah

We spent Friday-Sunday in Utah and it was a BLAST!
Spenser had his interview with BYU Dietetics on Friday morning. We will know the results soon! Can't wait:) Then we drove up to Sandy to get my hair cut and do some shopping. It was a good break.
We went with Christine and Bruce to get dinner at Sweet Home Chicago. HUUUGE pizza. It was so so tasty! And saw Rango. Pretty funny.
Saturday: chaotic, stressful, amazing Saturday...
After much driving and looking and working, we FINALLY found somewhere to live! Cute little condo in Orem. We love it! Here are some pics:
Kitchen Area
Dining Space
Upstairs Bathroom
Front Entryway
Crawl Space
Downstairs Bathroom/Laundry
Living Room