Sunday, February 24, 2008

On The Subject Of Cooking....

Doug and I had a wonderful time yesterday.  We had been planning to invite his family over for dinner since who knows when but had never actually done it.  I was making the grocery list and thought we should have them over.  

Of course when it comes to the cooking dinner part I think I'll choose frustration for two . . . : ).  But I enjoyed it! I now know what every mother with married kids goes through to get dinner on the table.
It was so much fun to have our house so full!  I love having family so close and have enjoyed so many memories made so far!  We missed a few family members who are so far away and I just hope that we can see them soon.  I love you all and am so glad families are forever!!!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

My Never Ending Cooking Problems

With a title like that you'd think I hate to cook.  Well I love to cook and I think thats one of the biggest problems.  I love to try new things and feel a great sense of accomplishment if they turn out. 

Just two thursdays ago, for Valentines Day, I asked Doug what one of his favorite meals were.  And of course he picks something I've never really made: Lasagna.  That was ok.  I was up to the challenge but as I looked for any recipes, I found that they all made huge amounts.  I didn't want to ruin it by trying to downsize it and then just getting it all wrong.  So I just followed the recipe.  
It turned out great, I'm glad to say, but today we still have half the pan sitting in our fridge.  This was also the problem when I made enchiladas (which were almost gone before I had to through some out).  Casserole, meatloaf, soup, and even hamburger helper! I can never just have leftovers for one night they last at least three! 
Needless to say I get a little frustrated because even I don't like to eat the same leftovers that many times in a row.  If anyone has recipes for two, Please! Please! help me out here.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Who Drove???

I'm almost too embarrassed to put this on here but it was really funny and I can laugh at myself now.  Last Friday when I got out of class I walked to the lobby of the Snow building and proceeded to wait for Doug to come pick me up.  

I just got out of Piano Pedagogy and Doug always comes to get me after that class.  I waited for about 20 minutes and then tried to call him at the school.  Of course the office was closed and I didn't know his extension so I was stuck.  (He really needs to get a cell phone!) I even called his parents to see whether he had been up to their house and thought I got out at 5:30 instead of 4:30.  They hadn't seen him and started to worry.  I thought 'maybe he got in a car crash or something, the roads are really icy.'  
Then I had an idea that I could find out his room extension on the middle school's website.  So I found a computer to use right when my cell phone rang:
Me: Hello?
Doug: Hi what are you doing?
Me: I'm waiting for you. Where have you been?! I've been waiting for like over a half an hour!
Doug: What? I'm at the school waiting for you.
Me: What??? (very puzzled)
Doug: You drove the car today!
And yes I am sad to admit that I had driven the car and was spacey enough to wait for over a half an hour with the keys in my pocket.  Although it is definitely one of my most extreme cases of forgetfulness I doubt I will ever forget that I drove again.

Whats been going on...

Our lives have been kind of busy this past little while.  While Doug is teaching Orchestra I've been a full time student.  School work keeps me pretty busy most days.  Just last weekend we were swamped with the temple dedication.   The community/college put on a celebration for the history of Rexburg and a thing called the wagon box prophesy.  It was really neat! Back when the LDS people settled Rexburg the land was awful and the winters were even worse than they are now.  Wilford Woodruff came up to Rexburg one Sunday and made a prophesy standing on a wagon.  He said that the land would be blessed and that he could see schools of learning, beautiful houses, chapels and temples dotting the land of Idaho.  There are now I believe three temples in Idaho. The celebration that was put on included over 600 primary kids, probably about 200 fiddlers, and at least 100 dancers plus the 100 college kids in choir.  It was amazing and took a lot of work.  The Temple was dedicated the next day and it was very special.  Doug and I have to make appointments to do sessions its that crowded up here!  But yeah thats the major things that have been happening in our lives.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Our First Blog!!

Ok, so I am now trying to figure out how to do all of this so things might be changing around for a little while.  I figured this is a great way to keep in touch with family and friends so I will try to keep up with you all.