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Monday, November 25, 2013

An Engagement

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This week just started, but it feels like so much has already happened. The weekend and this week just smooshed because I'm so excited for Thanksgiving! D and I went to town on a date for dinner and some coupon shopping because there's more variety in the city. We drove by the river at sunset and I saw a girl with her hand outstretched and I shouted, "She's engaged!!" I didn't even know her. It was just the guy and girl so I told D to drive around the block for us to ask them to take a photo for them. We had our DSLR on us and I was already thinking, "They can frame the photo and everything!"

We got out of the car and congratulated them and they were so happy! Young love! They said we could take a photo... so I turned the camera on... and then the thing I dread the most... "No Memory Card." Booooohisssss! We took one with their iPhone... but I couldn't believe we forgot the card :( But anyways... it was a happy day for them! I remember when we got engaged - I felt so happy like never before and when I hugged D after he proposed I said, "I never want to do anything bad. I want to be good." I love that day.

Thursday, November 21, 2013


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It seems like it’s always around this time of the year that I am more reflective in life. Sorry for that... but not really. I like it because it gives me perspective on the right things in life. Looking back I find myself thinking of “I wish I could be doing that instead of this right now”, “I wish I had done that when I could have”, etc. But then I wouldn't be where I am now … I like where I am now and where I’m going.

It’s been getting really chilly around here so I look through this summer’s photos to warm up some. I have a lot of flower photos and then I thought, “They just stand there all day and look beautiful.” That made me think about my purpose in life. What is the flower supposed to do and what I am I supposed to do?

The big picture is simple, but when I think day to day it gets complicated. But it really shouldn't be too complicated right?

What are your thoughts? I’m curious to know.

Friday, November 15, 2013


One of working society's favorite day (specifically 5pm)! It's just been a busy week and slow at times. I really don't like leaving home when it's dark and getting home when it's even darker. It'll be 5:30pm and the moon and stars are out like it's midnight. This is why I love Saturdays and Sundays - because there is light I can actually enjoy and do stuff in. Or I can be grateful I get to see any light at all :)

Yesterday I went to a meeting where these delicious pastries were served! It was SO. GOOD. I want to make them. Here's the recipe!

Saturday, November 9, 2013


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Who doesn't love sleeping in just a little bit on Saturdays and waking up to no alarm because it's so bright outside? I sure love it! We got these sheer, white curtains that soften the light that comes through the window and it's my favorite. Another favorite is fresh flowers.

I just had to take share a photo, or two :) I don't think they're going to last much longer. Having flowers in the office at work makes the biggest difference. It makes things feel alive. Same having them in the house. I'm still dreaming and planning our flower garden for when the day comes. For now, I'll just plant my daffodils to bloom early next spring.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Earlier this year, D had a talent show in his drawing class and they had a waffle breakfast and everyone was asked to bring a topping. This wonderful lady brought her peach topping and David brought home a baggie with some of it. IT WAS DELICIOUS! It's perfect on pancakes, waffles, bread, by itself, everything! I had to get this recipe so we asked and she was kind enough to share it with us.

I made sure to get lots of peaches this summer to can this deliciousness!

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Monday, November 4, 2013


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Yesterday we had some friends over for dinner and made a last-minute pumpkin pie. It turned out so yummy and smelled so glorious! We didn't wait for it to cool to serve it and pipe light and fluffy whipped topping on the top!

I got this 15 lb. pumpkin and cooked it... all from scratch! I love making things from scratch even though they take a little while longer. But it tastes so much better! It made more than 1 gallon of puree.

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Saturday, November 2, 2013


November Nature

The other day I was coming out of my car and got a whiff of this fall air. It smelled and felt so 'homie' and familiar like warm blankets, hot chocolate, lots of pumpkin, apple, and cheesecake pie, young love, warm hugs, and family. I love this time of year when I get little reminders of the good things that have happened in the past years. It all come back so clear. I'm so excited to spend time with my family during the holidays and celebrate this past year.

Looking back on what's happened in 2013, I remember the good things first. Same with all other years. For that I am grateful! I don't remember the bad things until I think about it.

We went couponing at Walmart this weekend (went from $33 to $17 when we checked out!!) and were so happy to see Christmas decorations! It's like we skipped Thanksgiving. I love just going to the store and seeing all the colors that remind me of my favorite holidays!