Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
In other news...
I just got my new driver's license! It's not the best picture ever, but it is a major improvement from my previous one. I also decided to be an organ doner. I have been thinking about it for a long time. If you know me very well, you know how I view things...I don't like to have things sitting around that I'm not using. I would prefer to sell or give away the things I'm not using if it could be useful to someone else. So, this just kinda fits who I am and my view on things. If I'm gone, I'm in Heaven and I'm not going to miss my organs. If someone here can use them, they should have them. If I'm healthy when I go, I feel like it would kinda be a waste for me to take my organs to the grave when someone else could benefit from them. I try to think of things from the other point of view. If someone in my family were on the waiting list for an organ, I'd be praying for a doner. Maybe when it's time for me to leave, I could be an answer to someone's prayer...helping give them a better life. So really the more I thought about it, I couldn't come up with a reason not to be a doner....it keeps highlighting the word doner. Did I misspell that? I can't think of another way to spell it.
I also changed my voting information so that I could vote here instead of OKC. If you've moved, don't forget to update your info. Express yourself and vote!!! I'll tell you the story later, but voting for the President is kinda a HUGE deal to me.
SWEET POTATOES!!!! I was at Wal-mart yesterday and I came across something new that I love! I love this new trend in the frozen food section...you know, the bags of frozen stuff that you steam in the microwave. Well, actually I love the corn and the green beans are growing on me. I really don't like vegetables. Anyway, OreIda has these new steam and mash sweet potatoes and oh my gosh are they good! I love sweet potatoes, but I hardly ever make them. These are so easy and delicious. You just put the bag in the microwave and then add butter, milk, and brown sugar. You have to try them. I can't wait to make them with candied pecans and marshmallows. Mmmm...
SPLENDA! I've been trying to make healthy meals for dinner and it's going pretty well. I've found several really good recipes that I like. I'll share some of them with you later. One ingredient that I've learned to love is splenda. Chad's used it for a while, but I never really had. I'm impressed with how well it tastes and it does great when I cook with it. It doesn't make things come out all weird. Anyway, another new treat I found at Wal-mart yesterday was SPLENDA BROWN SUGAR! It tastes really good...on everything.
Speaking of food...it's almost dinner time. I'm out.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
While I was in town, I also got to see my mom, Brent, and Nandy. I'm still trying to figure out how to balance my time. It's just hard because I don't get to see everyone very often and when I'm in town I want to try to see everyone...however, when I'm just there for a day, I can't really do that and it just makes me sad. So to everyone I didn't get to see this time, hopefully I'll get to see you soon.
Audra and Rachel - Happy Birthday!!! Two of Chad's sisters have a birthday in September, so we all met up in Tulsa on Friday night to celebrate. I had a great time and it was fun to get to see everybody again. I feel really blessed to have married into a great family.
I think you're pretty much caught up. Here are a few pics. I'm also trying to figure out how to make a slideshow on here. We have a lot of really good pictures from our honeymoon that you all need to see. I can't describe how beautiful it was, you'll just have to see...hopefully soon.
Actually this picture was from last weekend, but every time I look at it, it cracks me up. I thought you might get a kick out of it too. Chad always leaves a mustache whenever he shaves off his scruff. Thankfully he doesn't keep it.
This is from today. I was waiting in the car while Chad went into Pete's to get me a Sunday paper...I really do miss all the ads in the Sunday Oklahoman. You know what else I really miss...I usually get the Joplin Globe and they usually don't even have any pictures from the OU games. I mean, I know that it's a Missouri paper, so it's ok that they don't put OU on the cover of the front page. I understand that, but seriously they should at least put some pictures in there. My poor bulletin board at school is pretty bare because I don't have any articles to cut out and post. Speaking of, I feel kinda lost on Saturdays that OU doesn't play...what do I do?
OU vs Cinncinati 9/6/08
Have a great week! If you're like me and you've moved, don't forget to change your voting location. I think my mom told me the cut off date is somewhere around October 6th.