Friday, April 29, 2011

Boob Tube Babble - Goodbye Michael Scott

I know I'm a little late, but I am linking up for Boob Tube Babble today!

Boob Tube Babble

Last night was a very sad night at our house as it was Steve Carell's last episode of The Office. Luke and I became die-hard Office fans about a year-and-a-half ago. Life stops for us every Thursday night at 9:00 so we can watch our favorite show!
I have mixed feelings about last night's episode. I thought it was good, and I definitely had tears in my eyes more than once, but in my opinion it wasn't as good as the Dundies episode that aired the week before. The silent goodbye with Pam was good as Michael's grand finale exit, but I thought the song that ended the episode the week before would have been a better grand finale. It would have left me with a better feeling of closure. Here's the video (ignore the last line :-P)

Luke and I both loved the Dundies episode, but were just sort of so-so about last night's episode.

I can't wait to see what they do with the show now that Steve Carell is gone. What are your thoughts on Will Ferrell taking his place? I say thumbs down to that one. I like Will Ferrell, but I have to take him in small doses because he can be a little over-the-top sometimes. Personally, I think Rainn Wilson (Dwight) could carry the show by himself! I think that just letting Michael go and not introducing anymore main characters would work better than anything else. But that's just me!

If the show ends up failing now that Steve Carell is gone, I think I have another show that is slowly becoming an absolute favorite to fall back on: Parks and Recreation.
I'm glad I finally gave this show a chance, because I had heard mixed reviews about it. It is HILARIOUS. I'd even go as far as to say that it's as funny as The Office. You definitely have to have the right sense of humor for this show. The same people who scoff at The Office probably wouldn't like Parks and Rec either. But if you are like me, you will not be able to get enough of the weird, quirky characters and hilarious one-liners. It's too much. Here's a short clip I found on youtube that gives you an idea of the humor on the show. I love Amy Pohler!

Okay, well that is enough for one day! I love this new Friday link-up, and I think I will be participating most Fridays! What can I say, I love TV!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What I'm Cooking Wednesday: Deviled Eggs

Okay, so I know I probably should have posted this before Easter, but these are great to make for summer picnics too, so I thought I'd share the recipe anyway:

I'm just going to go step-by-step through the process of making them. This was actually my first time making them, and I found it to be surprisingly easy. Like I said, they are great for Easter or for picnics too!

Serves: up to 12
Total time: 20 minutes

6 hard-boiled eggs
1/2 c mayonaise
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp white vinegar
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Paprika to garnish

Step 1: Hard-boil the eggs. (I make a lot of egg salad sandwiches, so I am pretty much a pro at this! Weird thing to be proud of. haha) I put the eggs in a pot of water so they're just covered, bring it to a boil, put the lid on and turn the heat down to low, then let them simmer for about 10 minutes. I immediately take them out of the hot water, and put them in a bowl of cold water. Works perfectly every time. The shells usually peel off in one or two huge, easy pieces.

Step 2: Peel the shells off of the eggs and cut them length-wise.

Step 3: Make the filling. Scoop out the yokes into a mixing bowl. Add mayonaise, mustard powder, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Mix ingredients together until smooth. At this point I like to taste-test the filling, and add more mayo if needed. I like a lot of mayo. My hard-boiled eggs and egg salad sandwiches are both pretty unhealthy :-P As are most of the recipes I share.

Step 4: Fill the egg whites with the filling. I piped mine on inside using a large "Star" tip.

Step 5: Sprinkle paprika on top of the eggs.

Step 6: Enjoy! I dare you to try to eat just 1.
I definitely need to buy one of those egg platter things!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Week in Review: Easter Week

Sunday 4/17 - I went to church, and then out to lunch at Texas Roadhouse with Luke and JC. After that, I went to visit my mom and print out shower invitations for Julie's shower. Later, my
Aunt and grandma met us at the church to see a tour of the new building! And after that was Night of Worship, a 2 hour service full of music and scripture readings about the events leading up to the crucifixion and resurrection. It was also our first worship service in the new building. It was an amazing night!! After the worship service, I went over to my mom's to watch Desperate Housewives with her since I'm finally caught up!
The invites I designed

Night of Worship

Monday 4/18 - On Monday we had our very last Bible study with our Connect Group. We ended up discussing things for almost 2 hours! And someone brought up the Vintage 21 You Tube videos, and I found out that my husband and a few other members of our group had never watched them! So after we were done, we hooked Luke's computer up to our projector, and watched those videos. Which then led to a marathon watching of the funniest You Tube videos ever. We seriously spent at least an hour watching them, and I was almost crying from laughing so hard a few times. it was a good night :-) I will miss our group!

Tuesday 4/19 - I went shopping with Rachel and Karen while our husbands played wally ball. It was a fun night! We were shopping all evening, but only went to three stores since we spent so much time in each one! We went to Charming Charlie (which I had never heard of, but I'm in love now!), Forever 21, and TJ Maxx. My finds

Wednesday 4/20 - After work, I went to get 10 inches of my hair chopped off! I won't say much more because I already blogged about it, but I love the cut, and loved the salon experience! The rest of the evening was spent sleeping. I was so exhausted!

Thursday 4/21 - This was my last day of work for the week! Afterwards, I went to the church to drop off some more books and visit Luke because he was building a waterfall for the children's department (the "reignforest"). I have a pretty talented husband! We spent the rest of the evening being lazy :-P

Friday 4/22 - Luke and I both had the day off! I couldn't sleep in because I had a quick doctor's appointment in the morning. But Luke came with me and we went out to breakfast at Bob Evans, which we've done every Good Friday since we've been married. It was nice :-) Afterwards, we paid a quick visit to TJ Maxx, so I was happy! In the evening I went to my parents' house to plan some shower stuff for Julie and watch a movie.
Found this at TJ Maxx and I'm in love! I wonder if I could make one like it...

Saturday 4/23 - I spent the day working on projects around the house and for Julie's bridal shower. Luke and I took a late-night trip to Walmart for Easter essentials. Then I came home, made deviled eggs, ironed clothes for Sunday, and cleaned the house. I had a major second wind that day, but ended up going to sleep way too late! Oh well, I felt productive :-)
Crazy project I began in the bedroom

Milestones this week: Cut off 10 more inches of hair to donate for Locks of Love. My lifetime total is 20 inches so far, and I plan to do it again as long as my hair doesn't turn gray before then. I find gray hairs way more often than I'd like to admit. I feel way too young for this!!

Movies I watched: How to Train Your Dragon - A

Books I'm reading: just the Bible, 2 Chronicles

Songs I'm loving: Awake and Alive - Skillet

Favorite picture I took:
A picture of the new addition to the church taken on our Night of Worship

Things I'm looking forward to next week: (Some of these already happened. I'm late in posting this! haha) Easter, spending time with family, having two more days off from work, spending Monday afternoon with my mom, dinner out with our connect group Monday night, going to see Phantom of the Opera at my old high school on Saturday, Some warmer weather, and getting ready for Luke's 27th birthday which is a week from Monday. Wow, should be a good week!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Weekend Miscellany

Luke and I had a great Easter weekend, and it was pretty low-key for the most part. We both had Friday off from work, so we went out for our good Friday tradition of going out to brunch together. We (as usual) picked Bob Evans, and it was delicious. We didn't eat again until dinner. After brunch we spent some time at TJ Maxx, which is pretty much the equivalent of heaven on earth to me. So it was a good day.

Saturday was a day full of busyness and projects. I spent the morning working on things for my sister's bridal shower in a few weeks, and that put me in a creative mood. So for almost the entire evening, I worked on a crazy project in our bedroom that I spontaneously decided to begin. I'm sure I'll share more about it later, but I woke up the next morning wishing I had slept on it instead of diving right in! It's going to be a pretty crazy-involved and time-consuming project. BUT...I think the finished product will be WELL worth the effort. Here is a sneak peak of the wall (just for the record, our wall is not that ugly color...iPhone pictures just don't work when there is no natural light!):
That's 3 hours worth of tracing right there

Saturday also involved making deviled eggs and other Easter preparations. It was a very busy day, and I didn't end up going to sleep until about 1, only to turn around and wake up around 7 to get ready for church.
I know making deviled eggs isn't rocket science, but I'll be sharing the recipe on Wednesday

Easter morning was spent at church and it was wonderful! Not only was it great listening to the message of salvation, and great to celebrate that He has Risen! But it was also great seeing lots of people I hadn't seen in awhile and worshiping for the first time on a Sunday morning in our new sanctuary! Exciting!
(This picture was actually taken a week ago at Night of Worship, which was our first worship service ever in the new sanctuary. It was amazing)

After church it was a mad rush to visit family. We started the afternoon off with Luke's dad's side of the family where we ate a TON of delicious food! Later in the afternoon somebody brought up the subject of Words with Friends, and then everyone broke out their phones and started playing. With the other people in the room. Modern day board games, I guess! (My words with friends user name is should play with me!)

Later we headed to my side of the family where I visited with the ladies of the family while my other half chilled in the living room and watched the Indians game with the men. After Luke met his quota of time wearing a tie for the year (his words, not mine) we got a picture so he could take it off! I told him he's going to have to suck it up and wear one at least two more times this year, because we have at least two more weddings this year, and one of them is my sister's!
I'm wearing my new dress from Forever 21. Love it!

While at my grandparents', I also spent a lot of time drooling over my newest baby (2nd) cousins.Baby Elin, about 2 months old, with her grandma (my Aunt Beth)

Hudson, 3 months old, with his mom (my cousin Sarah)

Luke and I ended the evening coming home and vegging out all night. We were both exhausted! I was so ready for a night to just be a little lazy, and it was nice!

I almost forgot to show the awesome Easter gifts from our families! I think it's so sweet that Luke and I are 26 and the our parents still give us a little something for Easter. I think they are trying to fill the void since there are no grandchildren to shower with gifts yet :-P

Anyway, Luke's parents gave us a gift certificate to Applebees (which is perfect because we're going there tonight with our connect group!) and a bunch of chocolate. Again, I'm in heaven.

And my parents got us these cool reusable cups...filled with even more chocolate

And I've been talking about how I want to start my own indoor herb garden, so my mom started one for me as part of my Easter gift! I was so excited about it! Puts me in the mood to cook :-)
I had such a great Easter, and I still have today and tomorrow off from work! It's been so great to have a little break. I plan on getting some more projects done for Julie's shower, and hopefully making a lot more progress on our bedroom wall. *Sigh*...what was I thinking with that?!

Friday, April 22, 2011

New 'Do!

I've been growing my hair out since August of 2009 so that I could donate it. Finally the time has come for me to be able to chop it all off and send it in to Locks of Love!

On Sunday night, I wanted to get one final picture before I got it cut. It was pretty long! Almost as long as it was for my wedding (the other time I donated hair to Locks of Love). I wish I had taken a picture of it straight, because that adds about two additional inches to the length, but I just forgot. You can basically get the idea of how long it is in this picture (about halfway down my back):I had my appointment to get it cut on Wednesday at a salon called Casal's near Youngstown. I already shared the story of how I was blessed to be able to get my hair cut there.

On Wednesday I was feeling pretty ready to cut it. I was tired of my purse pulling on it when it was on my arm; tired of shutting it in the car door when it was windy; all around tired of taking care of all that hair! However, I was still feeling a few butterflies in my stomach because I knew it was going to be such a change!

Let me take a moment to explain the amazingness that was Casal's De Spa and Salon. Keep in mind that I usually go to the cheapest places I can find to have my hair cut. My average haircut cost is $12. So this salon experience was all new to me! When I sat down in the chair, the stylist braided my hair in sections, and cut off the 10 inches I needed to donate it. Then she ushered me into a room where there was a row of massage chairs. I sat down and let me tell you, after a loooong week at work (literally: our days are longer now so we can make up for snow days) it was just what I needed. I got a scalp massage, back massage, and hand massage! It was nice to be pampered a little bit!

Next I sat down to have my hair washed, and to have a mini facial! I'm not sure what all she put on my face, but a hot towel was involved at one point, and I literally almost fell asleep.

Then came the actual cutting and styling part. The stylist did such a nice job with my hair, and she showed me a few tricks on how to straighten it quickly which was much appreciated!

After she was done with everything, she asked if I would like a make-up touch-up. I declined, simply because it was getting late and I wanted to get home to make dinner for Luke. But the whole experience was so great! I don't know if I'll ever be able to go back to the cheap places again for a haircut! And honestly, the overall price was very reasonable! I paid for everything with a gift card I received, and I still have half of the gift card left. I think I'll go back sometime soon for some highlights!

Anyway, enough about the salon. I'll just get down to business and show you that "after" picture! (I need to stop being lazy and start using an actual camera again instead of my iPhone. That's why this picture is so dark).

And just for comparative purposes, here are some before and after pictures side-by-side. To me, I look like a different person.
Honestly, in these pictures I sort of like the long hair better! But I was having a really good hair day that day and had just done my make-up. haha! I actually took the other picture at the end of the day at work when I was feeling all tired and frazzled and my make up was halfway melted off of my face :-P

I don't know if I like it better shorter or not, but it is definitely MUCH easier to manage now! And it's a nice change :-)

If you are interested in donating your hair to Locks of Love, here is a link to their website where you can look at the guidelines. It is a wonderful thing to do for children with cancer or alopecia!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Back in the Day: Dawson's Creek

Now that I have an iPhone, I listen to Pandora Radio like it's my job. If I'm at home, it is constantly blaring out of my Memorex iPod docking station. If I'm in the car it's blasting out of the speakers. And if I'm outside, I'm listening to it through my headphones. I love music and if I could, I would listen to it 24/7. Anyway, this paragraph doesn't have much to do with the rest of the post, so let's move on :-)

Last week I set my station to Kelly Clarkson. I have always been a huge fan, and I just love her music. I have enjoyed listening to her music all week. But what I've enjoyed more, is all the amazing late 90s, early 2000s music that has been popping up on this station! I'm talking old school Britney, Christina, N Sync, Backstreet Boys, Mandy Moore, and so on. I was in heaven, and I was immediately brought back to high school. I couldn't make myself stop listening to this stuff! I know I'm a dork, but it made me feel nostalgic.

On the way home from work one day this week, a song came on this station that made me miss being 16 so much I almost couldn't breathe: I Don't Wanna Wait by Paula Cole. The second I heard the first note, I was in Capeside, Massachusetts. You know what I'm talking about:
I laughed and cried my way through every episode of Dawson's Creek. I became extremely emotionally invested in the characters! Especially the infamous Joey-Pacey-Dawson love triangle. Life stopped when it was time to watch. To be fair, there is no possible way that my mom would have let me watch this show in 1998 when it originally began. I was only about 13 when the show first aired, and my mom was very strict about what we were allowed to watch. For the record, I'm thankful for that now! Anyway. My freshman year of college is when I got really into the show. I remember they used to show reruns of two episodes every morning on TBS at 10 and 11. My sister and I randomly watched an episode while on Christmas break, and we were both immediately hooked for life!

I still have lots of lingering questions about Dawson's Creek:

1. Where are everyone's parents?! Seriously, all of the high-schoolers live alone in their massive, beautiful houses, and their parents are nowhere to be found. Dawson's parents are the only ones who are ever around.

2. Does Joey belong with Dawson or Pacey? I lost sleep over this question. Dawson seemed to be her soul mate, but I just liked her better with Pacey!

3. Why do all these teenagers look like they're 30? I have the same question about Glee. But seriously, these kids were all a lot older than the characters they played. the actress who played Andie McPhee was literally in her 30s.4. Why all the unisex names? Joey and Andie sound like boys, and Pacey sounds like it could be either a boy or a girl's name. It was confusing to me when I first started watching reruns of the show.

5. How did these kids get into college? If I remember rightly, they just kind of hung out at school, but were never really in class. Am I wrong about this? My memory fails me here.

6. Why do I hate Jen so much? Jen's character definitely changed and developed throughout the series, but I never grew to like her. Am I the only one?

7. Why is Dawson so clueless?? Gaah this annoys me to no end.

I may never know the answers to these questions, but I love the show anyway! I have been longing to watch the entire series again, and I so wish it would become available instantly through Netflix! Maybe I'll have to start a petition about that...

Anyway, if you liked the show, please chime in with your thoughts! And here are a few questions you can ponder, and answer in the comments section if you want!:

1. Who is your favorite character? Mine is Joey. She was shy, reserved, artistic, and spoke with big words. I always liked to see myself in her a little bit. I'm also shy and reserved and I like big words.
2. Who does Joey belong with? I have to pick Pacey for this one. Dawson was too emotional for me, and Pacey and Joey had more chemistry.

3. Who is your least favorite character? Mine was Jen. I just didn't like her.Dawson is a close second. Also, Andie was creepy.

4. What are your favorite episodes? It has been so long, I barely remember. but I do remember loving the beauty pageant episode from season 1 because I think that's when Dawson really falls for Joey or something along those lines. And pretty much all of season 3 when we're going through the whole back and forth, will-they, won't-they? routine, a la Ross and Rachel. (Yes, I just put a question mark in the middle of a sentence. It's my blog and I do what I want :-P)

It was fun looking back! I enjoyed writing this post so much, I may do a whole "Back in the Day" series!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Week in Review: Busy Week!

Sunday 4/10 - This was such a beautiful day! It got up to 80 degrees and the sun was shining! After church, Luke, JC, Marc, and I went out to eat at Doug's, a greasy burger joint. Sounds gross, but it was delicious! Luke then went to the church to practice for Night of Worship, which is happening tonight!! (tonight meaning the night this will be posted, which will be Sunday April 17 :-)). Anyway, I threw on my headphones and listened to Pandora for an hour while I laid out in the sun. It was so relaxing! Later, I walked to the church to sneak into worship band practice and see how things were going ;-) I then went for a walk with some friends and their cute babies, and we all headed to the church again to listen to the practice for awhile, and then spent most of the evening at Rachel and Jared's house to eat wings and hang out. I walked home and stopped in to visit my grandma who had just returned from a month-long trip to Virginia. It was nice to catch up with her! Anyway, overall it was a great day, and almost felt like summer for a minute or two.
Monday 4/11 - Monday is always connect group, so I went shopping and prepared all afternoon for that. Our group was great that evening as usual! I'm loving it, and kind of sad it's going to end soon!

Tuesday 4/12 - After work I went to the church to work on some library things, and then came home to make some pretzel-crusted chicken for dinner, which turned out to be pretty good! I blogged the recipe here. After dinner, Luke went to play wallyball with his friends as usual on Tuesday nights, and the wives came over to my house to hang out. Karen and Rachel came over, my cousin Sarah brought Baby Hudson with her to visit for a little bit, and then we all went for a quick shopping run before the guys got back. I'm starting to really like these Tuesday night girls' nights :-)

Wednesday 4/13 - I got to visit my "long lost friend" Sarah on Wednesday! I got to see her nice apartment, we went for a walk, ate a delicious dinner of barbecue chicken and perogies made by her roommate Kate, caught up, and watched American Idol. it was a fun night to catch up!
Picture I took on our walk. It was another beautiful day.

Thursday 4/14 - I worked on a lot of miscellaneous projects this night, and we also ate dinner at Luke's parents' house which was wonderful. I always love a night when I don't have to cook!! Later that evening, Luke and I settled in for our Thursday TV night. We love watching The Office, Parks and Recreation, and 30 Rock!

Friday 4/15 - After work I went and worked on more library stuff at the church, then came home and visited my grandma for a little while. After dinner, my friend Kristin came over and we spent the evening indulging in some not-so-healthy food and watching Netflix. I struggled to stay awake after my busy week. Ha! But it was a good time :-)

Saturday 4/16 - I didn't do anything too exciting during the day, but in the evening I had a wedding for an old high school friend. She is also my sister-in-law's sister-in-law if that makes sense. haha! Anyway, we were in danceline, band, and show choir together in high school. Ha! It was great to see her and celebrate the day with her!

Milestones this week: spent a ton of quality time with friends, and it was great!

Movies I watched this week: The Oxford Murders (C. it was boring)

Books I'm reading this week: Just the Bible...too busy for anything else. Still in 2 Chronicles.

Songs I'm loving this week: I was on SUCH a Kelly Clarkson kick this week. My Pandora station was set to her all week. I'm loving Save You and Don't Let me Stop You by her. Also loving Firework by Katy Perry.

Favorite Picture this week: (new category! haha...but I liked the idea of sharing my favorite photo of the week since I take so many!)
I thought this was cute of Gabby in her favorite place: the laundry basket

Things I'm looking forward to next week: SO many things! first of all, Night of Worship is Sunday is our first worship service in our new building and Luke is playing in the worship band. I'm sooo excited!!! Then on Tuesday I'm going on a fun shopping trip with Karen and Rachel. Wednesday is a BIG day: haircut day!! I'm cutting 12 inches off for Wigs for Kids! Then moving on to Friday, I have the day off from work and Luke and I have a breakfast date planned. And of course, looking forward to Easter coming up on the 24th!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Check this Out!

A few months ago, I started contributing to a blog called "In My Twenties."

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It has been so amazing to be a part of this project! I've loved getting to know the other ladies who write for the blog: Neely from A Complete Waste of Makeup, Elizabeth from Musing Experiences, Heather from Life with Heather, and Leslie from Life in its Ordinary Form. It is great to read about things from so many different perspectives!

We write about a new topic each month, and every girl writes 1 day per week, Monday - Friday. Our topic this month is healthy living. So come check us out!

I write every Friday, and you can take a look at my most recent post here.

You can also follow us on Twitter

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What I'm cooking Wednesday: Pretzel-Crusted Chicken

On Tuesday I had a lot of things to get done, plans in the evening, and not much time. So I had to come up with something quick and easy to make for dinner. I wracked my brain trying to think of easy meals with the ingredients I had on hand. I realized I had a lot of chicken, and a bag full of pretzels. Perfect...
This recipe actually came from Rachel Ray. My mom made it a few years ago, and I loved it so much I've been meaning to try to make it myself for a long time! I found the recipe online and went to town.

Here is the recipe (found here). It is for the chicken and a cheesy/mustard sauce to go with it. I was definitely more of a fan of the chicken than the sauce, just for the record. I thought a simple honey mustard sauce would have been better, but the chicken itself was good enough that it made up for it.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4


  • 4 quart-size plastic food storage bags
  • 4 small, boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 5-ounce bag of salted pretzels, any shape
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3/4 pound, about 2 1/2 cups, sharp yellow cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 heaping tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley leaves, a generous handful, chopped
  • 1/4 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large sour dill pickle, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


1. Preheat a large non-stick skillet with a 1/4-inch of vegetable oil over medium-high heat.

2. Sprinkle a little water into four medium food storage baggies. Place 1 chicken breast in each bag and seal it up, pushing out excess air. Use the bottom of a heavy pot or pan and pound each breast until flat, just shy of busting out of the bag. Repeat with the other 3 chicken breasts.

3. Place the pretzels in a food processor or blender and grind until fine. Transfer the ground pretzels to a shallow dish, add the thyme and some salt and pepper. Crack and beat 2 eggs in a second shallow dish with a splash of water. One at a time, coat each chicken breast in the egg and then the ground pretzels.

4. Add the pretzel-coated chicken breast to the hot oil. Cook in a single layer, in 2 batches if necessary, about 3 or 4 minutes on each side, until the juices run clear and breading is evenly browned.

5. While the chicken is frying, in a medium saucepot over medium heat, melt the butter and add the flour to it. Cook flour and butter for 1 minute and then whisk in the milk. When the milk comes to a bubble, stir in the cheese and mustard with a wooden spoon. Season with a little salt and pepper, and remove cheese sauce from the heat.

6. Transfer the fried pretzel-crusted chicken breast to a serving plate, drizzle with the mustard cheddar sauce, then sprinkle with a little parsley, finely chopped onion and sour dill pickle. Serve lemon wedges alongside.

The verdict? It was delicious. I think Luke liked it too! I will definitely be making this again. It was very easy, and contained normal, staple ingredients that I have in my fridge and cupboards all the time.

Try this soon! You won't regret it!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Project 365 - March

I know I'm late, but here are my pictures for Project 365 for March:

March 1: message on my chocolate wrapper

March 2: Naptime for Luke and Gabby

March 3: Stopped by the second train of the day

March 4: Max's last day with us

March 5: Raindrops on the window

March 6: Ellie hiding under the covers

March 7: Luke on the roof

March 8: Sunny drive to work

March 9: A clean desk for the first time in months

March 10: St. Patty's Day cupcakes

March 11: Another surprise snow day

March 12: Packing winter away

March 13: Ellie's such a cute little weirdo

March 14: And again

March 15: New pictures for spring

March 16: Wishing I were here

March 17: Instant day-brightner

March 18: Sunshine day

March 19: Supermoon

March 20: One80 band getting ready for Sunday morning worship

March 21: Best ice cream ever.

March 22: New nail polish

March 23: New recipe for dinner

March 24: A sweet gift from a sweet friend

March 25: Messy desk! It always ends up looking like this on Fridays

March 26: Working on church library stuff

March 27: Bike-shopping with Luke and JC

March 28: Our cats often fall asleep while still sitting up.

March 29: New shoes

March 30: Disgusting snow :-(

March 31: Chocolate-chocolate chip cookie dough

And that rounds out March. It was kind of a tough month, because the weather was still pretty cold and even snowy. But you can see little pieces of spring peaking through! April will be even better, I'm sure!