Monday, October 20, 2008

Annual Halloween Party

The party is coming up fast, please RSVP by October 28th. As of right now Aaron, Jami, Chloe, Nate and I are going to be enjoying Caribbean Jerk chicken by ourselves on Nov. 1st.

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Halloween Countdown

Monday, October 13, 2008

What a Rotten Morning

Well, this is a venting post, not pictures which is my usual thing.

I woke up this morning and looked out in our backyard to see that the side garage door was open, I yelled at Nate, wondering if he moved the cement block that holds it shut, since it does not latch. He said, no he didn't and we didn't think anything else about it, except that we need to get it fixed, figuring that it just got blown open or something.

Well, when Nate went out to go to work, he opened the garage door to find that both driver's side doors were open, not a normal occurrence. He came in and got me and we went back out only to find that my purse had been STOLEN from behind the backseat of my car. I always lock it, and the only thing I can think of is that last night when we got back from Aaron and Jami's I moved Nate's bike and he was getting stuff out of the trunk, and I must have forgotten to lock it when we went in the house.

So, what a great way to start out my week, no driver's license, no credit cards, all of my bank information, all of the essentials that a woman carries in her purse, everything gone. The only think of value in it was 20 bucks, if that. Luckily I haven't gotten cash recently, and I don't usually carry much anyways.

We called the police and they sent out an officer to make a report and I guess this has been happening in the area lately, nice. So the one night I forget to lock the door the thief decides to hit our garage, well at least they didn't break the car window to get in, which would be another hassle, on top of calling all the credit card companies, the bank, getting a new license, new library card, new everything.

So for all the ladies who, like me, leave their purse in the car since it is easier than lugging it in and out of the house all the time, may I suggest making the effort to lug it in and out of the house. That way you won't go to the car some morning and find that it is gone.

The only good thing about all this is I can get a new purse, and I don't have to feel guilty that the one I have is still perfectly adequate, cause I don't have a purse!

Well, now I just need to study all day for my final tomorrow. Hope everyone else has a better Monday than mine.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Annual Halloween Party, 2008

Here is this years invite! To RSVP you can comment to this post, email me, or call me.

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Halloween Countdown

Thursday, October 9, 2008

My Marathon Man!!!

Some of you may have already heard that Nate ran in the Twin Cities Marathon last Sunday. He did an awesome job and finished before I was able to get to the finish line for a photo of him running. I do have one of him the morning before the race, and also a shot of the unofficial posted results.

Great Job Honey, I am proud of you.

Nate getting dropped off the at 07:15, the morning of the race.

The Results, number three thousand four hundred and five

We also have a couple friends from our area who will be running a marathon this Saturday.

Good Luck Brendan and Kayla, I know you will do great!

Thursday, October 2, 2008


I always feel like baking when it gets cool outside. I thought I would try out a oatmeal chocolate chip recipe I have, they turned out great! Here is a photo diary of baking cookies


Softened butter and sugars


Oops, I missed the eggs and vanilla photo.

Dry ingredients

Add oatmeal and chocolate chips




So I did a little experiment, used two different cookie sheets.
Check out the difference!!!

The flattened out ones were backed on the light aluminum pan that you see in this photo, the ones that stayed nice and thick were backed on another cookie sheet that you see in the oven picture, it has a dark, non-stick finish and worked much better!!

Enjoy with a nice, cold glass of milk!

This is my idea of take home gifts for Halloween this year. I will make several different kinds of cookies and everyone can pick the kind they like. Notice they are packaged in CD envelopes, saw this idea in a magazine I think.