Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
1. He’s sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen? a sporting event or comedy central
2. You’re out to eat; what kind of dressing does he get on his salad? caesar of course
3. What’s one food he doesn’t like? tomatoes and bell peppers--it puts a damper on Mexican food night
4. Romantic Date? haha well we all know my husband isn't a fan of cheesy romance--I would just say a nice dinner out somewhere and spending quality time together
5. Where did he go to high school? Oak Ridge High School, and darn proud of it!
6. What size shoe does he wear? 9 or 10...sorry I forgot!
7. If he was to collect anything, what would it be? guitars or Nolan Ryan memorabilia
8. What is his favorite type of sandwich? he makes strange sandwiches and he loves them--an example would be turkey, cheese, paprika, sesame seeds, honey and texas pete...I don't get it
9. What would this person eat every day if he could? pizza and sausage balls
10. What is his favorite cereal? I'm not sure that he has a preference
11. What would he never wear? and I quote..."preppy frat boy clothes"
12. What is his favorite sports team? Bengals, Rangers, and Wolfpack
13. Who does he admire? his family (parents, grandparents, brother)
14. Does he have a best friend? me...duh and then I think its a split between a few other guys
15. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn’t do? When I disaprove of something and pretend to spit, he hates that.
16. Heritage? Irish, and VERY, VERY proud of it
17. He was so mad at me the time…(I'm going to steal part of your answer Em) he gets angry not mad...probably any time that I start a fight, other than that I'm pretty much perfect (ha!)
18. Did he play sports in high school? Oh yes, the glory days...cross country, track, and a little bit of baseball.
19. What could he spend hours doing? (stealing another answer) Playing sports, watching sports, and video games.
20. What is one unique talent he has? He can pretty much fix anything that's broken in our house...pretty helpful.
21. When he was little, what did he want to be when he got older? A player for the Texas Rangers, more specifically, probably Nolan Ryan himself.
22. Other than work, most of his time during the day is spent … doing school work--does that count as work? If so, then I would say fixing up the house.
23. If he won the lottery, the first 3 things he would do would be? Purchase all of the items on his wish list, buy a Lamborghini, and buy me lots of lovely clothes and shoes :)
24. He makes you nervous when… he drives.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
-1 cup fresh corn kernels (about 1 large ear--they don't have these in PA right now so I used canned corn)
- 2/3 cup (5 oz.) goat cheese, softened
-8 (6 in) corn tortillas--I used whole wheat flour tortillas
-1/4 cup chopped green onions (about 1 green onion)--I used red onion because I didn't have green
-10 tbsp. bottled salsa verde, divided
1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add corn; saute 2 minutes or until browned. Place corn in a small bowl. Add goat cheese to corn; stir until well blended. Divide corn mixture evenly among 4 tortillas; spread to within 1/4 in. of sides. Sprinkle each tortilla with 1 tbsp. green onions. Drizzle each with 1 1/2 tsps. salsa; top with remaining 4 tortillas.
2. Heat pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Place 2 quesadillas in pan; cook 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden. Remove from pan; keep warm. Wipe pan clean with paper towels; recoat with cooking spray. Repeat procedure with remaining quesadillas. Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges. Serve with remaining 8 tbsps. salsa.
Oh by the way, this is the first time I can remember trying goat cheese and it was so great! Mmm mmm! It had a unique taste that I loved :)
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
So like I said awhile ago, John made me some bookshelves to store all of my wonderful books. They are neatly organized as so:
-On the upper left:books I've borrowed from Emily and John's Mom
-On the lower left: cookbooks
-On the upper right: novels/just for fun books
-On the lower right: spiritual books
I've been meaning to post this picture because I'm so proud and happy to have shelves to organize my books! Yay for bookshelves! The next thing we want to add: a bean bag chair/comfy chair to put in that corner beneath the shelves so that I can have a reading corner.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
-First I picked her up from the airport and brought her back to our CLEAN house!
-I showed her around the house, we chatted a little and then she went to bed
-We woke up and I made pancakes for the 3 of us
-We cleaned up, then showered and got ready to explore
-We went to the Strip District (an area of town that contains old warehouses that are now changed into ethnic food stores and wholesale meat stores)
-We bought some veggies to make guacamole and enchiladas with, along with freshly made salsa that was wonderful! We were also offered roses for free from a street vendor but I insisted that we pay for them (needless to say, we got them for half price...they were beautiful!)
-We went to Chickfila (they don't have them in NYC and Pam specifically requested that we go)
-Shoe shopped at DSW where I talked Pam into some gorgeous yellow flats
-Grocery shopped to pick up the last few items for dinner
-Came home and made a wonderful Mexican dinner, complete with guacamole, salsa, sangria, and enchiladas
-Watched West Side Story and a little SNL, then went to bed
-We slept in on Sunday, laid around and eventually ate leftover enchiladas
-Got ready and went to see a matinee of He's Just Not That Into You (loved it! highly recommend it!)
-Came home and watched Friends
-Went to an Irish pub that John and I love! (John stayed at home and did homework)
-Watched mine and J's wedding DVD, then most of Failure to Launch
-Went to sleep and slept in (not too late) on Monday
-Age lunch at Panera (another Pam request) and ran errands
-Came back to the house and laid around watching Friends, playing on the computer and painting nails (mine are electric blue!)
-Then I had to drive her to the airport :( where she made it back safely to the big city
I had a wonderful time, thank you so much for coming Pam! It was packed full of fun! I love you!!
PS-Pam send me some pics so I can post them (please!).
Monday, February 16, 2009
Here's the link, because I still don't know how to put a video on here...someone please help!
I hope that everyone had a happy, loving Valentine's Day! Sorry I couldn't post, I was out exploring the city with Pamela...we had a ton of fun doing that (more about that later). Pam, John and I had a "romantic" Mexican themed dinner that was delish! Mmm mmm! And by romantic I mean we lit the candlesticks on the table and toasted to Valentine's Day, that was the extent of that. Well I hope you all felt loved!!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
1. Her quick wit
2. Her knowledge of random, unimportant quotes from shows, songs, movies, etc. (just so we can talk to each other in our secret language)
3. The secret language that we've created (yes that's something about her, she helped create it)
4. Her huge heart, she cares deeply for others
5. Her heart of stone (Katie rarely cries, I can always count on her to be the strong one in the group)
6. Her complimentary nature (I think that's a term), she is so sweet and can make you feel like a million bucks
7. How incredibly well she knows me...she may even know me a little better than my own husband, well I mean come on people Katie and I HAVE known each other for 18 years!
8. Her beauty, she is absolutely stunning and sometimes when I look at her I want to tear up because I still remember her as a 3 year old.
9. Her ability to bring humor into any situation no matter how sad or awkward the situation may be...I can always count on her to make me and anyone else around me laugh.
10. Her ability to make others comfortable, she is so great at relating to people and making them feel comfortable around her. Even if you just met her, she can make you feel like you've known each other for years.
And don't worry, of course I called her at midnight when she turned 18, then I texted her throughout the day and called again to wish her a happy birthday, I'm just late on the post (sorry Kate). Well, now she's legal...just don't do anything crazy Kate! I love you dearly and I'm so thankful that you're my sister!!!!
the incredible view from our B&B:
the "stable" at our B&B:
us at Caileigh's:
good ol' Fort Necessity herself:
(out of order) but us at Fallingwater:
John at the Fort:
me, bored, because John takes a million pictures so I decided to get in a picture:
us at Kentuck Knob:
And there you have it folks, our weekend photographed!
As you all know, John told me to pack a bag for this past weekend but he wasn't telling me anything about where we were going. So of course we were up and ready to go on Saturday morning (I'm saying this like it was easy, please people, no morning is easy for me but with the promise of an exciting adventure, I jumped out of bed). John drove and I had no idea where we were going because I still don't know the area outside of the city well. Well, eventually we drove up to Kentuck Knob (a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright). FLW is well known for his artwork and especially the houses he designed. If you wish to read a little about him, here you go: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Lloyd_Wright. He is well known for his work Fallingwater but we went to Kentuck Knob first. What an incredible home! I mean he was so innovative and creative, it was stunning and quite incredible! (http://www.kentuckknob.com/)
Our next stop was none other than Fallingwater (http://www.fallingwater.org/). And I do it no justice by saying it was one of the most amazing pieces of art I've ever seen in my life! Please go on the website and read about it, the story behind it is very interesting. When we were originally looking at living in Pittsburgh we saw that Fallingwater wasn't far and I told John that if we ended up living here then I would love to go see it (aww he remembered).
Our next stop was the first battle that George Washington ever fought in, Fort Necessity (http://www.nps.gov/fone/). Yes, we are total nerds, our weekend trip included famous architecture and a little history lesson. But I wouldn't have it any other way, we both love that stuff and it was so fun!
Then we ended up checking into a sweet little bed and breakfast (http://www.watsonschoice.com/). It was so great! So cute and definitely made me a lover of B&Bs! I would love to travel B&Bs all over the world now! Please look at the website, it does it more justice than I can.
Our last stop before returning back to the B&B was Caileigh's Restaurant, this gorgeous Victorian home with even more gorgeous and delicious food inside!! Mmmm mmm it was so good!! (http://www.caileighs.com/) It was a wonderful trip and I loved every minute of it!!! My next post will be of some pictures since I know this one is getting quite lengthy.
This is my 100th post and even though I was posting to tell you about my weekend, the only thing for this particular post is that its my 100th post! Wahoo!! Go 100! Ok, now I'm getting a little carried away...well I hope ya'll have enjoyed the last 100 things that I had to say :)
Friday, February 6, 2009
I want to thank everyone who called, e-mailed, sent cards, sent gifts and gave blog shout outs for my birthday! All of the sweet thoughts made my birthday! It was hard to be away from everyone this birthday but all of the thoughtfulness made it as special as it could be! So thank you, thank you, thank you very much! Here is an update thus far for the birthday: Like I said I have received many sweet cards, gifts, etc. and I came home to a homemade from scratch chocolate birthday cake! That's right, John made me a cake from scratch...how sweet! And it was so delicious too! We went to Chickfila and watched Paul Blart: Mall Cop (no, I do not recommend this movie, we thought it would be much funnier than it actually was but Kevin James just wasn't able to show off his comedic talent enough). And then I was told that my gift from John was a surprise trip this weekend! We'll leave on Saturday to a location unknown to me, yippee! I've been told to pack my bags and exactly what I need to pack. I'll fill all of my bloggers in when we get back! But thank you all again, I felt very, very loved!