Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Jen Kirby--- you need to come to do this with me next year!
Monday, November 16, 2009
I do think over the past five months I have grown leaps and bounds in the cooking arena--- I haven't totally ruined anything and most things have been alright, if not delicious.
I read hundreds of reviews on allrecipes.com and got advice from others and decided on a recipe. The secret was to cook the turkey upside down in the roasting rack for the first 2/3rds's of the time and then flip it over to get the top (pretty part) brown. All of the yummy juices drip into the breast of the turkey and make the meat super juicy!!!
Here's the recipe I found on allrecipes.com and I followed the instructions exactly (I'm not quite at that point where I can "just throw things in"... maybe, one day).
The whole group, minus the missing spouses after our very yummy early Thanksgiving dinner.
Dinner is ready!
Monday, September 28, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Everything in Omaha is still great. The weather has been abnormally mild for July. The high temperatures have been low 80's. It's incredible. Jason and I have tried to fill out afternoons with outdoorsy things and we've just had the best time. We played golf with Kim and Jake (another AF couple) today--- maybe I should rephrase that. Jake and Jason played golf, I attempted to play 9 holes (I think I shot an 83 on 9 holes) and Kim just drove the cart. It was really enjoyable. The temperature was perfect and there was a little breeze the entire time. The best part was going to Dairy Queen after the golf adventure... chocolate dipped cone was heaven.
We're looking into investing in road bikes but we don't want to spend $1,200 on new bikes. Well, maybe I should say, we don't have $1,200 TO spend on new bikes. There are awesome bike paths all through the city... it must cover more than 75 or 100 miles. Bikes would be so much fun to enjoy on a day like today. I keep reminding myself that I had a road bike in NC and it didn't get too much use and dad ended up "owning" my bike. I felt way too guilty to ask him to bring it to Omaha, so it's still in North Carolina.
We went to the Sarpy County Fair last night with two other couples and had an exciting night eating fried oreos and funnel cake. Wow! What an adventure. It was really a fun time! I felt like I was in the backwoods somewhere. They had all of the typical "carny" rides, a rodeo, livestock and a beer garden. As we went to the beer garden for a drink and live music, a huge thunderstorm came up! It POURED down rain and was thundering and lightening for most of the night after that. We ended up having to run to our car from the other side of the fair grounds. We got absolutely soaked!
The best part about the past 24 hours... We got our WEDDING PICTURES:) Ashley did an incredible job. It's going to be so hard to pick the best ones! I am working on uploading them to shutterfly so that everyone can have a peak. I'll post a link when that gets done.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
The weather on Tuesday was overcast and then in the afternoon it started raining. We ended up spending the later part of the day at Mongoose Junction, a shopping area in St. John. As we walked by a store, I heard someone say my name... I turned around and I was so exicted to see a great friend from Western Carolina, Emily! She was there vacationing with her boyfriend and his family. We ended up getting together for drinks later in the week!
Jason, me, Emily and Dave
On Wednesday, we took a ride on the Bad Kitty to the British Virgin Islands! We went to the baths, Cooper Island for lunch, snorkeling and then Jost Van Dyke-- home of the Soggy Dollar Bar! Kenny Chesney sings about this place in many of his songs. Oh, and how could I forget? The entire day was a "booze cruise" with rum punch and drinks served all day... We actually met a couple from North Carolina who had just married on June 13. It was really neat to talk to them, we definitely kept the party going!After Bad Kitty and Woody's happy hour with our NC friends:)
St. Thomas was much more commercialized than St. John, but we still had the best time! It was fun to haggle with the salesmen, trying to sell you everything from a Rolex to diamonds... we didn't buy anything! We also climbed "99 steps" and had a beautiful overlook of the city.
There were so many more pictures and they're all posted on Facebook. Below are other pictures from an incredible honeymoon!!!
Sunset on St. John
Trunk Bay, St. John (I think)
Magen's Bay, St. Thomas (I think, again)
Master Bathroom (yes, a jacuzzi tub and a shower!)
Friday, June 26, 2009
Quickly--- I would like for this blog to be a update on what all is going on in my crazy life as a new wife, a new town, a new house and a new life! I will start with wedding stuff and house stuff and go from there...
The house-wow! I just love it! We actually just bought lots of new furniture at Nebraska Furniture Mart (soooo overwhelming) and it is getting delivered TOMORROW!!!! I promise those pics will be up soon.
I will start with pics from the wedding... two of these are by the INCREDIBLE Story Photographers (http://www.tellingyourstoryphotographers.com/). They were absolutely wonderful and I will HIGHLY recommend them for ANYONE who may ever need any pictures done! The other is by Nate... who took some fantastic pictures as well.