Thursday, July 29, 2010

They call me Snickerbiscuit??

So, last night I went to baking a batch of snickerdoodles for GT to take to the office. Ok, that's a lie. I wanted a cookie, so I had to come up with an excuse to make a whole batch. Ok, that's a lie, too. I wanted 2 cookies.
Regardless of the reason, I broke out the Kitchen Aid and got to mixing. Well.....the dough turned out super, super doughy and I have no clue why! So, the question is, what makes your dough doughy???? They ended up looking like a cookie/biscuit hybird, but tasting delicious. Therefore, GT titled them "Snickerbiscuits" and I think they're here to stay (if i can mess up the recipe again)
doughy dough
"these are de-li-shush!!??"

just wanted to debut my mixer

they turned out super-cute and like little English tea cakes, therefore I talked about them to GT with a British accent, that he didn't find as funny as I did.

Enjoy your Weekend Eve,

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Mid-Week update

1. I got a JOB!!! whoohoo! I'll start sometime within the next 2 weeks. It's in the hematology/oncology clinic at ACH and I am very excited/anxious about starting a new area of nursing...but am happy for a challenge!

2. SOS, help needed!!!! (two parts)
a. What type of vacuum cleaner do we need??? I need one for hardwoods and pet hair?suggestions welcome!
b. We are making our first effort at a garage sale this weekend in order to rid our house of accumulate junk from our single lives. So, suggestions for a succesful sale also welcome!

3. One area of domesticated house-wifeing (sp?) that I feel I am not terrible at is cooking. Or else GT is good at lying and eating everything to make me feel like it's edible. So far this week I have made salsa-red onion turkey burgers over an italian green salad on Monday, and spinach-feta-tomato dinner omelets yesterday. You're all welcome to dinner anytime (after the house is finished, ok?)

Happy Hump Day,

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Road Tripping and Reunioning

20 hours on the road and 32 hours in Plainview and it was wonderful! GT & I took off on Friday around 4 in the afternoon for a long haul to West Texas for Grandma's side of the family, the Monroe's, reunion. This reunion has taken place sine the '40's, with only a few of the orignal members in attendance in 2010. I made my maiden voyage to this reunion last year and am so happy to be a permament member this year! We had a great time just visiting, playing Bingo, eating (still trying to wake up from my diabetic coma), playing golf and laughing alot. I feel so blessed to be a part of such a long line of commited and God-fearing group of people. Here are a few pics from the reunion happenings and our road trip across Texas!

Bingo with the ORIGINAL kidney beans

Three generations of good-lookin' Taylor men

Love me some Heitz family!

Sweet Faith and Grandad

Darlin' little Landry...such a good baby!

Let the journey across Texas commence! These were EVERYWHERE in Plainview!

Beautiful fields of sunflowers

Saw lots of these and these

A road trip ain't complete without a stop at my fave Cracker Barrel, where we also rented a book on tape to pass the hours.

We drove out of our way in Paris, Tx to see the Eiffel tower replica and were a bit disappointed when it was no taller than the next door building. Oh well, we still managed to get a cliche shot!
Lots of love,

Friday, July 23, 2010


The trailer for our wedding video by our dear friend Patrick. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it so much! I could not say enough about his work and ability to capture the personality of our wedding day. Thank you Patrick!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

There's a difference in livin' and livin' well

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time not having a day job, but I will admit that I am growing weary of the lack of interaction with others, contributing to society, and cash-o-la. All of that being days are still filled with cleaning, cooking, organizing, etc.,but these are a few of the things I will miss the most from a jobless day (which, I am grateful for) once I am employed.

1. this young lad

Woodrow and I have become quit the duo. As I mosey from room to room doing my thing, he follows then plops down and goes to sleep...move to the next room and repeat. Sometimes he'll just look at me with those big puppy-dog eyes and I know he is saying "I really like having you home all day, dad doesn't spoil me like you do". Pathetic, I know. But, I love the lil' dude.

2. Blogs.
My mornings consist of waking up whilst GT is leaving for work, grabbing a cup of coffee, plopping down on the chair, turning on the Today show and reading a few blogs. Once again, I see how badly I need a job in order to avoid this pathetic, nonproductive routine lasting forever. Believe me... I am enjoying every minute of this time because I know it is a rare period in my life and I might not ever have it again. My fave blog: She is an excellent writer and always has a great recipe, story or project!

3. Making the bed.
So far, I have made the bed every day. Did you hear me??? EVERY DAY. This is an amazing feat for me and I attribute it to the fact that I have all morning to make it. I guess, it's not that awesome when you look at it that way. Anywhoooo....It is so nice to go to bed at night to a neat, clean bed. I have never, for more than 2 days in a row, consistently made my bed and will try my hardest to continue this once I have an appointed time to leave in the morning.

(note: this pic was taken before any decorating took, and cleaning)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

First Blog & the First Two Weeks

I'm trying my hand at blogging due to the ridiculously far geographical distance between our families and us. Hopefully this will be a great medium to keep our friends and families in tune with our daily (or weekly or monthly) happenings! Hang on and heeeeeeeere we goooooo.....
Hooray! We've been married officially 2 weeks and 3 days, and it has been splendidly wonderfully and normal. We have yet to have any real social interaction other than eachother and the pup (and i wouldn't have it any other way...for now). We did go to church on Sunday and Grant continues to go to work, but that's about it. I had an interview for a job yesterday, but my daily work for now consist of caring for our lil' love nest. Daily box unpacking, cleaning, and organizing is how I'm using my time, but soon our house will render a "home sweet home".
Here are some pics of our first 2 weeks of nest building: