Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dinner with Work Friends:

Doug works with some really great people. They are all divided up into units, and they have the best funniest unit in the whole office. Last night we went to dinner with some people in his unit, and we enjoyed $5.00 hamburgers and french fries, funny stories, and watching adorable baby son eat tortillas and play with a napkin.

We are blessed to work with great people that make us laugh and we enjoy hanging out with them out of the office.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Leon's and the Draft:

Last night we walked down to Leon's for dinner. We are still exploring the different restaurants that are right around us, and we had not yet tried this place. I panicked when it came time to order and I ordered nachos...I don't remember the last time I ordered nachos for dinner. They were actually an appetizer so it was a huge plate of chips and cheese and all kinds of fixings. The best part was the guacamole and the worst part was the nacho cheese. If we go back, I will order something else for sure. I hate panicked ordering.

Doug ordered the Buffalo Chicken Pizza. It was good, but not as good as Joe Mommas. I thought this pizza had too much blue cheese and it covered up the wonderful taste of buffalo sauce. Doug really liked his pizza though.

We sat and ate our dinner and watched the NFL Draft. Doug was pretty proud of his Oklahoma Sooners. And I am pretty excited that Sam Bradford will be playing for St.Louis. I really love St.Louis.

The Bowling Stones:

I just wanted everyone to know that my mother is the captain of a bowling team named The Bowling Stones.

I am so proud of you mom. You rock!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Allergies and Overtime:

We have had kind of a stressful week in our little home. Doug has started to work 50 hours a week now, which is nice for the pocketbook, but extra hard and stressful on my sweetheart.

And, our neighbors are cranky.

And I think I am experiencing allergies in full force.

So, last night I made dinner and then we laid on the couch for a few hours. And then we moved upstairs and laid in bed for the remainder of the night. Sleep and rest help.

And strong coffee and wearing your favorite jeans also help.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Crispy Fish with Lemon Dill Sauce

Last night I got home from work and was excited to make dinner for Doug. But once I started it became one of those meals prep that make you want to just collapse on the floor and give up. The fish was still totally frozen [and we do not own a microwave so defrosting items becomes quite a challenge]. I do not have a good broiler pan, so once the fish went in the oven the pan was smoking like crazy. Once it started smoking the smoke detector started going off [I eventually just ripped it off the wall]. Then I was trying to get the fish out of the oven and I dropped the pan and fish landed on the oven rack.

I finished preparing the meal. We sat down at the table and I was in a terrible mood. Doug was patient with me. I took a bite of the fish, and then it was worth it. It was a very yummy meal worth the trouble. The lemon dill sauce totally made it worth it all.

Here is the recipe if you would like to try it. I pray that you do not have as much trouble preparing it as I did.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dinner With Grandparents:

On Saturday, Doug and I went and helped pack food for the organization Feed My Starving Children. We had a good time packing meals with Doug's cousins, grandparents, and aunt and uncle. We were loaded up in the car about to go home, when his grandpa asked if we wanted to grab a bit to eat. We agreed and we showed up for dinner at Cheddar's at 3:30 on Saturday afternoon.

We had a good time talking with them about our neighbors, golf, our jobs, etc. The food was better than I had expected. [ I was the only one that did not get the broccoli and cheddar casserole. ] And it was a nice time with his grandparents. I love spending as much time as possible with them.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Handy Man:

Doug and I have known each other for a long time [9 years to be exact]. Since getting married there have only been a few things that I have really learned about him that I never knew before we were married. One of those things is his ability to fix cars. He is super good at it and it is so nice to have someone around that will replace a part to make our car run again.

Here he is replacing the thermostat. It cost $8.00 to repair. He is my super handy man. [and the love of my life]

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wisdom Teeth Removal:

We finally got our wisdom teeth removed on Friday. Doug had his out first. He was a champ. Then I went. I was a champ that felt like I was floating during the entire procedure. I listened to Rock music on a classic cassette tape Walkman. I think I started singing some of the songs at one point.

On the drive home, our car decided to overheat. So Doug was grumbling I was praying and we both just wanted to clean out our mouths. We ventured into Quick Trip and tried to avoid eye contact. We looked pretty rough.

We made it home on prayers alone. And spent the next few days making all of our spoons in the house dirty, drinking lots of water, watching shows and movies, and sleeping with our heads propped up together.

The Sullivan's were super kind and brought us some yummy smoothies and Jon Odom was a life saver and took Doug to get our prescription. We have a lot of very kind people in our life.

Chipmunk face is going down [finally]. My boss at work has really loved seeing me this week. I am super glad to almost have all of this behind us. Since we have had it hanging over our heads for over a year now as something to do.

We can cross, get wisdom teeth removed, off of the never ending life To-Do list.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Lunch Break:

Some days Doug and I take our lunch break at the same time. I go and pick him up from his job and then we drive home. He let's Maxwell out while I make the sandwiches. Then we enjoy eating our lunch together outside, while letting Maxwell run around.

Sometimes we talk the whole time. Sometimes we just eat in silence and soak up the sun and enjoy a little quiet break in our day. And sometimes we even hug and kiss in the backyard. Gross to some maybe, but a favorite of mine.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Sunday:

Our Easter consisted of:
- being at church entirely too early and for way too long
- early morning Starbucks run
- playing with a bunch of second grade kids
- singing some songs and listening to a sermon
- rest time in bed with talking, laughing and cuddling
- mini cheese quesadilla and three party burritos from Taco Bueno
- dinner at mom's house
- puppy play time
- Easter cupcakes and Easter baskets (you are never too old for an Easter basket from mom!)
- watching the OU women lose a basketball game
- trip to Walgreen's
- being incredibly thankful for the gift of salvation and being humbled by His sacrifice and love for us.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Mandatory Get-To-Know-You Breakfast:

Yesterday, Doug had to attend a mandatory get-to-know-you breakfast at work. At the breakfast they all had to go around and say something interesting about themselves. It was a contest, and the person with the best fact would win. Some of his co-workers interesting facts:
- I like bright colors
- I am old
- My favorite food is cheese
- I can sing
- I ask hypothetical questions
- I write for a blog
Well, it came to Doug's turn. He told the group of co-workers that he can put one leg behind his head while standing up. They of course wanted him to prove it. So, he did.
Two times.
At work.
In his work clothes.

And he had everyone laughing hysterically.

So, my sweetheart won the office contest. His prize:

This is not a joke. Two large dice. And he said this was the best option. You can all rest assured that the State is not spending money on nice prizes for their office competitions.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Ice-Cream on the Back Porch:

We are big fans of this Spring weather. Last night we cut out of our financial peace class a little early so that we could enjoy the evening together.

On the way home to stopped at Whole Foods and I bought us some ice-cream with my fun money. [which, for the record, most of my fun money has been spent at Whole Foods. Doug knows me very well]. Once we got home we played with Maxwell in the back yard and ate our ice-cream on the porch.

It was a perfect Spring evening.