Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

Hey, I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Michael and I sure did enjoy ours. Our Christmas celebration sorta began on the 23rd. Michael is the bestest best husband in the whole world and got me a kitty. We had to try to butt crack no where to get her but it was worth it. Her name is Rump. I had to work that night. It was a lot of bread to bake for Christmas Eve. There were over 200 rolls; just to give you an idea. I only got 3 hours of sleep that night because our Christmas Eve was PACKED.
It started with a work party at my boss's house. She lives in butt crack no where too, but it's in a different direction. It was quite a drive but a lot of fun. She made a TON of Mexican food and we had guacamole and chips and salsa and a ton of desert. It was nice for Michael to meet the people I work with. It was also nice for the people I work with to put a name to a face with Michael.
We left the party at 4:00 to head to the church grounds to be Joseph and Mary in the live nativity. We were sharing the nativity scene with another family in the ward; the Pritchetts. Well, it was raining pretty hard in Oakland that day so the nativity was canceled. The Pritchetts were nice enough, though, to invite us over to their house for Christmas Eve dinner. It was really nice to visit with them. They made a very yummy meal. We had crab, rolls, beans, and a corn pudding...I think that is what it was called. (funny story: I put crap instead of crab at first) We then were able to enjoy a princess cake. This is a cake with marzipan and strawberry...pretty much, in a green dome shape. we also had a big box of See's Candy to eat. Needless to say; I had a lot of insulin this day.
After a really fun evening we went home. Michael opened one present and I pet my early present. We then read the Christmas story and I was OUT!!
Michael woke me up Christmas morning at 8:30. I had fallen asleep on the coach and he turned on the fireplace. It make s a clicking noise when turned on. We opened presents and watched two movies, Shrek 2 and Wall-E. We then went over to a friends house and enjoyed a wonderful ham dinner.
Overall we had a great time. It was different spending Christmas with only the two of us. I mean we did hang out with other people, but we were the only family members that we saw. It was kind of nice to do our thing and create our own traditions. Anyways, marry Christmas everyone!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I forgot

Add 1 tsp. of cinnamon to that recipe.


So, in the spirit of the season I decided to, in addition to Christmas cards, make those "jarred"...."jared"...cookies. I had an extra jar and made them today and thought they were absolutely delicious. So, I thought I would share and encourage all of you to try.

Cocoa Cookies
2 1/2 C. Flour
1/2 C. Cocoa
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 tsp. Salt
3/4 C. Sugar
3/4 C. Packed Brown Sugar
1 1/2 Sticks of melted, cool butter
3 eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla
OPT: 3/4 C. Chocolate Chips or Butterscotch Chips

It's pretty easy...just combine dry ingredients in one bowl and the other ingredients in another. Combine together to creat deliciousness. Just a warning...these are super rich cookies. Michael claimed that he wanted to rob them. But, a big glass of milk will help wash it down.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Oh the life!!

Michael and I just celebrated our 2 year anniversary...congrats to us. I know it may not seem like much to you oldies, but hey, it's exciting to us..ok?!? We hit year two with a big ole BANG and have become so much closer as a couple. I love being married; as I'm sure Michael does too. It's so fun to grow closer and closer together. I love that man so much more than the day I married him and I can't believe I will one day love him even more. OH my gosh, how boring is that?!? Sorry guys.
Michael and I are just keeping up with things. Michael started a new class today and we are very excited for him to learn more cool stuff.
I'm at work right now...it is currently 3:00 AM. Luckily, it's one of my easier days so I am able to do absolutely nothing for two hours and get paid for it...dang...I love my job. Except for right now...I'm really tired. I have tried to cut down on my caffeine intake. Which, by the way is probably still way more than any of you drink....back to what I was saying. I have cut down and so I'm less awake at work. But, I'll be healthier for the lack of soda.
You know, we are very uneventful people here in Cali. Sorry about that. But, we are doing really good. I've learned that sometimes the bumps in life are HUGE and you don't know how to hit them...especially when they catch you by surprise. But, in the end you just go over the bump and forget it even happened, but always become better because of it. :)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The miracle chair

So, Michael spends a lot of time on the computer doing motion graphic designy things. All we had for a computer chair was my exercise ball that has these poky things on it. He didn't mind sitting on the ball but the pokies would hurt after a while. So, on his Christmas list he added a computer chair. Since I have furniture on my Christmas list too we decided to make a trip to IKEA to see what we could find. While we were there we found a really nice chair for only $40. After a two hour IKEA tour I decided that I would buy him that chair for Christmas.
So, last night we were coming home from Target and heading to a friends house to drop them off a loaf of bread I had brought home from work. We had to stop home for a second so that I could run up to our apartment to grab the bread. On the way up I passed a popular "dumping" spot in our garage. People are always dropping off their microwaves, broken furniture, and...well...everything. So, as I was saying, I was passing this spot and there sat a REALLY nice office chair that is in PERFECT condition. After grabbing the loaf of bread Michael and I went to inspect the chair further. It has no weird stains, it's really comfortable and as I said...NICE!! So, we went the missionary way and got ourselves a new office chair. Now, I can spend that $40 on something else.
Super exciting!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Giving in

Well fellow bloggers through the pressuring of Marielle Hayes I have decided to start a blog for Michael and I. I'm really excited to learn how to become a "blog stocker" and find out what people do with their lives. As for Michael and I...
Nothing really exciting in our lives is going on. We are trying to get ready for my mom and two sisters that are coming on Tuesday. It's exciting because I haven't seen my family for about a year and miss them very much. That's the hardest thing about living out here; family is far away. At the same time I really enjoy it just being Michael and me.
Michael and I live pretty boring lives. Michael attends school and I always find him deep into his computer doing homework with a smile on his face. I work graveyard shifts and somehow make enough money for the both of us. We don't really go out much because we are lazy and get stressed out when we can't find parking. So, really, what I am trying to say is that I don't know how interesting my blog can really get.
As of right now my creative juices are not flowing....dang. So, keep posted!