Friday, October 31, 2008

The history of me oh my...

20 years ago...October 1988
1. just met my best friend becky. we are still buddies.
2. my mom just divorced tom, we were living on our own
3. i was making out with Chris Hennesey and my mom caught us
4. i smoked my first cigarette (thanks becky)
5. i went to church and was active in the youth group

10 years ago....October 1998
1. i was working at ACTC
2. i was partying with jill every weekend
3. i was 23, that explains a lot
4. i lived in an apartment with jill
5. i was dating a gigantic asshole of a man (both in size and personality)

5 years ago...October 2003
1. we were just returning from our honeymoon
2. susan was not a convicted felon
3. dad was undergoing treatment for cancer
4. i had the same job
5. we had fun hanging out with jeanne marie and eldon

3 years ago...October 2005
1. i had a six month old baby boy
2. i took pictures of him in his Halloween costume (tiger) and he fell asleep
3. my yard looked like shit
4. we lived in the first home we owned
5. still at the same job

1 year ago...October 2007
1. river was a chicken for Halloween and the "i don't like it, it's too hairy"
line became infamous
2. i planted daffodils for the first time
3. running became fun and something i was passionate about
4. i didn't eat ANY Halloween candy the whole year
5. leigh and i went to ty/kylee's wedding

So far this year....2008
1. Aunt Mary dx with cancer, underwent tx and is doing well.
2. Donna Nelson dx with cancer, undergoing treatment
3. Justin and i went to Lake Tahoe for a wedding.
4. I busted my head racing Justin in Okoboji.
5. Went to the spa in Arizona with the Mahlendorf girls.

Today....October 31, 2008
1. I had Great Harvest Bread toast with strawberry jam for breakfast.
2. RW got up in the middle of the night and changed his pajamas.
3. RW wanted to go to Beverly's house in his jammies. I said okay.
4. RW is going to be a policeman for trick or treat night.
5. our marriage is stronger than ever, i am so in love with my man.

This year.....2008-2009
1. i want to accomplish my list of goals
2. i want to eat at Steubens
3. i will change my lifestyle, become a healthier eater/exercizer
4. i will plant more daffodils
5. we will have taken BIG steps towards our financial future.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My most favorite of ALL!!

Hello cuteness. Hello love.

Two (more) of my favorite things!!

Green beans and Acorn squash. The beans are from the ACTC garden. The squash is Colorado grown. The beans were broiled. The squash was baked (with budda baby and brown sugar). Yum and Yum.

I love you Ona Pitcher!

I bought you at around noon on Saturday. It is now Tuesday afternoon and I've already used you (but not abused you) three times. Saturday night it was red wine with Jim, Misty, Jut and I. Sunday morning, you beautifully held our orange/pineapple/banana juice. And the finale (and hangover refresher) Sunday afternoon you sported some slices of lime with some water. Yum. I've wanted you for 5 years. It was a sign from God. He sent me a 15% off coupon in my latest Crate and Barrel magazine. Ahhhhh....

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Our family pumpkin-palooza!

We had a great Sunday in October. The Bronco's played Monday Night Football (in hindsight, we can't really call it playing, but that is another story). That opened up a whole afternoon for a pumpkin carving extravaganza!! I would love to crown Justin as the BEST PUMPKIN CARVER EVER!....seriously, the man is a pumpkin carving MACHINE!

I stayed busy in the kitchen, toasting pumpkin seeds, making a pumpkin loaf and baking a yummy meal. I made meatloaf mini's, steak fries and asparagas. Of course, we (justin and i)spent the afternoon downing these seasonal beauties!

And for the finished product:

Four perfectly carved pumpkins and one little boy whose spirits were high! Nothing beats a Sunday afternoon with the family!