Sunday, February 19, 2012

Love Sick

We like to keep Valentines Day pretty casual, I don't like spending a lot of money on overpriced flowers and crowded dinners. This year I made a special dinner: scalloped potatoes, asparagus, homemade rolls and honey baked ham (ok so I splurged a little). 
Nick was in HEAVEN! 
Friday morning somebody woke up with a sore throat, fever and head congestion and spent the weekend on the couch playing on the Wii
 or sleeping
My rationale for spending a little extra money on a ham was becuase I knew I could get a couple meals out of it. Today I used the ham bone and made a soup. When we came home from church the house smelled SO GOOD. I found the recipe on Pinterest Ham and Bean Soup 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Looked Out the Window...

and what did I see? (finally...)
I guess Punxsutawney Phil was right: 6 more weeks of Winter. Not gonna lie, I was a little excited to wake up to snow this morning.  I've been super grateful for the mild weather we've had, of all the winters to train for and run a half marathon this one has been the best BUT we do need water in this desert. 
2011 was a hard year, I found myself in some pretty deep dark emotional pits.  New Year's Eve was tough: I just sat thinking "Another year gone and still no pregnancy/baby" tears where shed and Nick kicked into loving/sweet/comforting husband mode.  I'm done being depressed or at least I tell myself that, I still have hard days but they're not as frequent. Running has become my therapy and I've found peace and comfort in my testimony that Heavenly Father DOES have a plan for ME although I'm still working on having faith/patience with that plan. So I've been on a domestic/cooking/crafting/running kick to keep myself busy/occupied.  
I LOVE how this wreath turned out. 
It was really easy and not overly time consuming
 I was able to get wood blocks from my Dad for free, 
the paper was on sale at Joann's and the vinyl letters cost me $3
A little paint, mod podge and glitter:
I've been finding and trying out A LOT of new recipes, Nick has been a wonderful dinner guinea pig.  I need to do better at taking pictures and posting the successful recipes I've found
Good thing I've taken up running as a hobby :)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Who Me?

Nick totally denies this but during college football, basketball and the NBA season this is what I fell like sometimes.....
Favorite sports season? 
Baseball- cause Nick doesn't watch it :)