Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday was great and so was Saturday night. We attended a Halloween Housewarming party for our friends Matt and Rachael Breck. We got to hang out at their new pad and even donned some great Halloween costumes (we were golfers, of course).
Sunday was filled with Vikings football and some more house hunting/lot looking. I'm not sure if the lot looking really goes together, but I thought it fit nicely.
If we don't post before Saturday, HAPPY HALLOWEEN to all of you!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Ryan and I decided that we would start our own tradition and carve pumpkins this year just like we did when we were kids. Our pumpkin adventure began with a trip to the grocery store to pick out the best pumpkins. I picked out a cute medium sized pumpkin, and Ryan picked out one of the largest of the bunch. What we didn't realize about these pumpkins is that they had been sitting outside for the past couple of weeks...with the colder weather we've been having, they were a bit frozen, which would make our task a tad more difficult.
After working hard to get all of the gunk out, we decided to create our masterpieces. But first it was pumpkin seed time. Our recipe said to let the pumpkin seeds dry overnight, but if you know us...we're not patient people. So we improvised (see pictures below) and in 15 minutes the seeds were dry and ready for preparation!
After about 45 minutes of carving and beautifying our pumpkins, it was time for apple cider and the big reveal. We turned off all the lights in the apartment and lit the candles inside. It was very exciting, verrry exciting! We hope you all have a Happy Halloween!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
At the moment I'm hanging out at our place waiting for Ryan to arrive back from Kansas City! I've got the fireplace going and the cozy socks on...this 40 and 30 degree weather is quite a change from the end of September, but I'm not complaining one bit! I'll be enjoying my spiced tea in T-5 minutes :)
A few weekends ago Ryan and I enjoyed a beautiful fall hike at
It was the most beautiful day! After church, we headed home to pack up a picnic lunch and a few bottles of water, and we were off! The weather was great, with just a slight chill in the air, autumn was here! We hiked for about 6 miles and were quite exhausted when we were finished. What a beautiful and perfect day!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
It's Thursday night October 8th and we're ready for some HUSKER FOOTBALL!!!! With Nebraska ranked 21 and Missouri ranked 24th it should be a good battle between the Huskers and the Tigers. Mike and Sara are headed over tonight to enjoy a good meal before the game begins. We've been looking forward to Thursday night all week! GOOD LUCK HUSKERS!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
I mixed the batter and got all of the prep work ready and then it was time for Ryan to help. He was the criss crosser and sugar shaker, and he did such a fabulous job! After a good bake in the 350 degree oven we had warm, soft, yummy peanut butter cookies.
I took a dozen to work on Monday morning, and by 10:00 AM they were all gone! I guess next time I'll have to bring a few dozen!