I wish I were a ladybug.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

truly blessed.

My amazing lovies. 

My sweet husband, me and J-Dub.

Robbie and his crew.

Me with Shannanigan!

This past weekend was beyond amazing.  Whenever I'm with my old roommates, my amazing best friends, it feels as though no time has passed since we last all saw each other.  I really feel so blessed to have such amazing women in my life.  Some day I will have to post our "love story" on here.  We have an awesome God story on how we all met.  It was also so great seeing all of Robbie's buddies.  They all have so much fun together and always make me feel like part of the gang.  Well, actually, I am part of the gang!  I married in.  :o)

Starting this weekend, I (we) have something going on EVERY weekend until the second weekend of December.  Isn't that crazy?!  But it's all so much fun.  NYC for a weekend (yay!), my sister and niece visiting us for a weekend, Nate and Shannon visiting, taking Michelle to State College for our last home game one weekend, THANKSGIVING weekend....and the list goes on.  This time of year is the best.  I have yet to visit a pumpkin patch this Fall, but Robbie and I have that on the agenda as well.  We found an AWESOME place right near where we live, complete with hayrides, corn mazes and everything else Fall-ish and wonderful.  I am seriously in love with Fall.  Every night while I cook dinner, I light our lovely fall scented candles, turn the fire on and put a good movie in the DVD player.  I love that our kitchen is open to the family room.  It's so cozy!  I also love how this time of year makes me want to cook all of the typical 'warm and fuzzy' fall meals.  This is where my amazing crock-pot comes in super handy.  Homemade chilli and meatballs have been on the menu.  Gosh I'm getting hungry just typing this.  I love to cook, but what I love even more is EATING.  I think that's why I like to cook so much - it's an excuse to have all of the awesome food!  Last night I made marinated beef cubes with sauteed mushrooms and onions and for on the side I made homemade sweet potato fries.  The sweet potato fries were AWFUL!!  I have no idea why, and plan on making them again soon to see what went wrong.  My mom said it's hard to get them to cook evenly, so maybe that was my problem.  I put on all the right seasonings (according to my recipe), but nonetheless, AWFUL.  My sweet husband poured ketchup on them and ate every little bit.  Next on my list to make is Split Pea Soup, and I have been dyeing to try a homemade Curry dish.  I cannot say I am a great cook, but I can say that I enjoy trying to be.  Okay, now I'm hungry.  If anyone has some awesome recipes they love, please let me know!!  I love exchanging recipes.  Haha, I sound like such a wife!  But I'm sure Robbie doesn't mind.  Have a great evening and enjoy the rest of your weeks!!


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