Sunday, October 30, 2011

Daring Dinners

So I've been trying new recipes. I've made a new kind of chicken enchiladas and was successful, tried to make cinnamon pancakes and failed miserably, and then tonight I made bowtie pasta with crispy chicken and creamy Italian sauce and it was successful! So two for three. Not too bad. I'm trying a new recipe for broccoli cheddar soup tomorrow. I'm pretty excited. =)

Well, this is what my pasta was supposed to look like.
Doesn't it look scrumptious?

 This is what my attempt actually looked like...

I cut the chicken too small... oh well.

Not so pretty..... haha. But it still tasted pretty good. I'm not a big fan of Italian food, but Travis loved it. So that's good. Yup. Have you tried any new recipes lately? I'm trying to learn new meals so we don't eat the same things every week. And I've already learned some new lingo. I've learned about spices that I never knew existed, and there are a lot of different names that say how to cook something. I love being a wife and making my husband happy with yummy meals.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Pancake Problems

Travis and I are enjoying life. We're both incredibly busy. I've never had a semester that is as demanding as this one. And I think Travis is in the same boat. But I guess that's what happens when you're close to graduating! I graduate in April, and Travis starts applying to dental schools around that time. Life is moving along nicely. Travis and I have been married for almost 11 months! It actually feels like it's been a lot longer than that. We've lived in 3 different apartments, lived in 2 different cities, worked full time for 4 months, and gone through 2 semesters. We love married life and are always being goofy and laughing.

My brother, Cameron, and his (and our) friend, Seth, came over for dinner on Friday. Travis and I thought we'd impress them and make cinnamon pancakes for dinner. A friend gave me the recipe and I've actually heard a few people talk about how yummy they are. So what the heck? Why not?
This is why not. We fail. At first, I was making them. Travis saw that I was failing miserably, so he booty bumped me out of the way and attempted to save the day. But nope. He failed too. We just got rid of our skillet cause it was no good, so we were cooking it on a pan over the stove. That's what we're blaming. haha. It wasn't us. Cameron and Seth were over for dinner, so we had to feed them something. We ended up ordering pizza. haha. And the pizza was yummy. Success.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Big Burger for a Big Boy.

Travis and I went to Bug Jud's on Saturday with some friends. If you haven't heard of Big Jud's, you're missing out. It's about 10 minutes outside Rexburg and has the biggest burgers I've ever seen!! Travis and my friend's husband each got a 1 pound burger. Being a lady and all, I just got 1/4 pound burger. Pretty normal. Except for the fact that it had ham and bacon on it, along with the regular burger toppings. Now that's good stuff!
 Travis and I decided that we need to save money, so we made a pact to stop eating out. Big Jud's was probably the last place we'll eat out at for a while. It was a good last hoorah!


We love food! haha. We made cookies on Sunday and froze the extra cookie dough. So we've been enjoying fresh chocolate cookies all week. Deliciousness.

Travis is pretty excited about the cookies. haha. I've been more adventurous in what I am cooking up lately. It's fun and it makes Travis happy. I love trying new recipes and making Travis say, "Mmmmhmmmm!" All those hours I spent slaving in the kitchen is worth it when I hear that sound.

Terrible Television

Travis and I finally got our Dish Network working in our new place. It's definitely fun having TV again. We haven't had it for 6 months. I feel like we spent a lot more time doing simple things like playing games and talking when we didn't have TV. We really don't have much free time to watch it; when we do have an hour or two free, the TV is on. It's okay though. Travis and I both have a crazy intense workload. TV helps us wind down after a long day of using our brains. Travis is out of his mind excited to start watching some football. He's been whining lately about how his dad is watching the best game ever and he's missing it. haha. Now Travis' manhood is saved. No more whining.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Pinterest Took My Interest

Boom! Pinterest. My new found friend. If you haven't experienced it yet, give me your email and I'll send you an invite. It's basically a website that people get on and share their ideas about food, clothes, crafts, house decorations, and anything and everything else! I love it for the recipes I find. We just made chicken enchiladas last night based on a recipe I got off pinterest. It was yummy!! Kinda spicy for my liking, it makes me sweat! But definitely yummy. Travis loves it because I have all these recipes I want to try. They're simple recipes that even I can do. So he's looking forward to all the yummy food in our near future. And there are tons of baby ideas that I want to refer to someday. I can't wait for that someday, by the way. Somedays I just want to yell, "I WANT A BABY!". haha. But I know now isn't the time. But who knows when that time will be? Hopefully sooner than later. ;)

Anyways, Pinterest. Do it. You'll love it.

Oh, last night Travis went to grab the sour cream to put on his enchilada. He accidentally grabbed the cottage cheese (which we accidentally bought instead of sour cream forever ago). So the cottage cheese has been sitting in our fridge for about a million years. He grabbed it, opened it, and found THIS!

Gross, huh? I wanted to touch it because it looked so interesting. But I didn't. =) Well we love you all and hope all is well.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

No Snow, No!

So.... it's been snowing all day! We thought it was crazy in Rexburg. But when we drove home to Idaho Falls, everything was already white washed! I couldn't believe it. Travis was gitty like a little school girl... and I was plain angry. Snow!? For reals. It's only October 6th! So Travis somehow convinced me that we should go on a walk. So here are some pictures we took on our walk today.

Travis is eating the snow....


Idaho Falls Temple

This huge branch totally snapped from the weight of the snow! Crazy!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Rexburg Here We Come!

So.... I bet you're all on the edge of your seat wondering where and when we're moving to Rexburg. I bet you haven't slept for the last couple weeks because of it. So I'll ease your mind and tell you! We decided to go with one of the basement apartments. It is really close to campus, like REALLY close. It may have some bugs, but I hear it's not as bad in the winter anyways. And winter looks like it might be sneaking up on us soon. Poo. It also ended up being cheaper than the weird handicapped one that we thought we would go with. And we get to move in earlier than we planned. We're moving to Rexburg...... this Friday!! We get the key Thursday and get to move in Friday. It's an older house... made before 1975. Yeah... it's probably as old as my dad ;). But it'll work. We're pretty excited to be close to campus. Life will get a little bit simpler in a couple of days.

Life is wonderful! I'm loving my Senior Practicum in a fifth grade class. My teacher had an appointment yesterday morning, so I was in charge of the class from 9:30 to 12:15. At 12:15 the kids went to lunch. My teacher came back during lunch recess. So then after lunch the kids came in and went to 2 elective classes (Spanish and computer). And when they got back, I taught social studies. And then the day was over! So.... I was pretty much their teacher for the day. And it was the best day ever!!! I know that teaching is the right major for me. The Lord blesses Travis and I everyday. We are loving life and loving each other.

Love you all!