“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. … Continue reading
The first weekend in July, we attended a really good friend of Dustin’s wedding. It was on the prairie of Bison, SD. We were literally in a pasture watching them say their vows to one another. Well it seems every … Continue reading
Today marks the day when my daddy walked me down the aisle to hand me away to my best friend and we made a promise to each other! Over the past year of being newlyweds, we have experienced a lot … Continue reading
Today is all about the number 5 today even thought it’s November 9th! The number five holds a large significance today in my life. It was five years ago when Dustin and I became a exclusive couple after couple weeks prior to meeting each other at South Dakota State University, and more specifically at a rodeo dance.
This photo was taken the week after we met.
These past five years have been wonderful and on top of that we got married in June which this month will signify our 5 month anniversary. I know it sounds cheesy! But, being together for 5 years and recently getting married, we are continuing to learn more about each other each and every day!
And 5 years later, we are happily married!
So happy 5 today! I’m excited for the many years ahead as we continue to grow together!
Uffda,time is getting away from me once again! It has been mad crazy around here lately. Truly the story of our lives is: in the car, out of the car! After getting married, we have been constantly traveling and I have now worked a full two weeks at work. It takes awhile to get back into the swing of things!
July 9 – My best friend said ‘I do’! And, I was so honored to be part of her special day!
So I hope I caught you up on things! Since I haven’t been able to be home enough to do a load of laundry, I don’t have any new recipes. However, I have a new idea in the forecast. Come back at the end of the week for details!
It’s been two weeks since I last blogged and I know my Grandma checks this everyday, but time is evil! At this rate, we have two months left for wedding planning and daily work just keeps piling up. Honestly, I still have clothes sitting in the laundry basket that has yet been nicely put away for about two weeks. So we have a lot to catch up on!
Before I start with my two week recap, I just want to give you an insight on my day. There is 24 hours in a day and here is a breakdown of what a day looks like for me.
1 hour to get ready for work
8 hours of work
1 hour to walk Jet, sometimes 2 because he’s a social butterfly
4 hours to spend with Dustin, conquer wedding plans, try to blog or clean the house
Total: 24 hours of exhaustion
But, the main reason why we journeyed home was because there was a bridal shower for me. I was completely shocked by the love people gave me. I was just beside myself for how many people showed up. It was truly humbling since I haven’t seen some people who came for a couple years!
Also, we checked one large thing off our wedding list. We got all the invitations assembled in a mere 4 hours with a powerhouse of a crew. It was so much fun, well some what but my dear friend Rachael came and helped even though she has her own invitation to assemble for her wedding on July 9th! Have I mentioned that I’m stoked for this summer? Well I am!
Since being home in SD, I have been my busy usual self. I think when we got home, Jet was in a state of shock because he now has to listen where as he was outside most of the time in MN. He is still in his chewing on things stage but has quickly learned a few things such as ‘kennel’ and ‘no’, which is used a lot in the house! He has a new chewing object this week. Remember those cloth chore gloves, yep, you guessed it!
Also, I have been able to bake one thing since being home. Most of our nights are spent eating boxed dinners, but healthy ones. I made a breakfast casserole and it was really good that I’m currently gorging on leftovers!
Scramble Egg Casserole
2 tbsp. butter
2 1/2 tbps. flour
2 cups milk
1 cup Velveeta cheese-shredded
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 cups cubed ham
2 tbsp. melted butter
1 dozen eggs, beaten
4 oz. slice mushrooms
1/4 cup melted butter
2 1/4 cups soft bread crumbs
To make cheese sauce, melt butter, blend in flour and cook for one minute. Gradually stir in milk; cook until thick. Add salt, pepper, and cheese; stir until cheese melts. Set aside.
Saute ham in 3 tbsp. butter. Add eggs and cook over medium heat until eggs are set; stir in mushrooms and the cheese sauce. Spoon eggs into greased 9×13 baking dish.
Combine topping ingredients; spread evenly over egg mixture. Cover; chill overnight.
Uncover, bake at 350º for 30 minutes.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! It will be a nice thing to have for a Sunday brunch! Well I better move onto other things on my list. Remember time is evil! This weekend is Easter! I hope ya’ll have a wonderful weekend!
Until next time, I sure hope Mother Nature brings sunshine into your life!
Happy Hump Day everyone! We are one more day closer to the weekend and we one day closer to packing up the car and heading east to my native state, Minnesota! I’m very excited about this weekend in particular because my aunts and my mom’s wonderful herd of girlfriends are throwing a bridal shower for me, AND I get to see all my family and friends. That’s even including my soon to be family members!
Now on the eve before we leave, it’s usually a mad house. I’m doing laundry, cleaning the house and car, and packing all our belongings at the last minute. Usually I make a list of what needs to be done all the way down to how many undergarments we need to pack. Yes, I’m like that because we don’t need any necessary trips to Walmart!
However this trip is going to be the most interesting because we have our beloved dog, Jet. He is going to experience his first long, enduring trip to Minnesota. I’m just hoping for the best–that he’s going to sleep the whole time!
So here’s my wonderful to-do list for tonight:
1. Sit and relax for 1 minute after work.
2. Sort out the clothes I would like to wear.
3. Eat the left overs.
4. Make a few phone calls.
5. Pack my 7 outfits and pairs of shoes. I’m just kidding. Dustin thinks I pack way too much clothes and shoes for the 3 days that we visit.
6. Give Jet a bath, clean out his ears, and pack his belongings. What a high maintenance dog!
7. Go to sleep, maybe!
Well I better get going! Time is wasting away! And for grandma and grandpa, I know you check everyday, we can’t wait to see you! Lunch on Friday? I shall be back after the weekend! Enjoy the sun and beautiful weather that Mother Nature has blessed us with these couple days! Next thing on my mind, gardening!