Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Highly Recommened

I just finished reading Water For Elephants. I know what you are thinking, and the answer to your questions is, yes I have been reading that book for a while now! Ha! It takes me a while to get through books because I don't have that much down time. Anyways, this book was absolutely amazing! I have a little problem now, what should I read next? Leave me a comment with one of your favorite books!
Love All,

Monday, August 30, 2010

So Over it!

I hate to complain about the days that God gives me on this Earth, but I am so over the 100 degree weather! There, it's all out now. I'm done. I can't wait for this:

Love all,

Friday, August 27, 2010

Five Question Friday!

WoooHooo! It's Friday and I'm so glad! My week was crazy busy and I am most definitely looking forward to the weekend! On to 5QF!

1. How many pets do you have?
One beautiful Boy! His name is Dewey and I love him more than anyone should love one thing! ha! I know I'm crazy!

2. If you could switch places with anyone in the world for one day, who would it be?
I would probably switch places with Paula Deen or Rachel Ray. I love to cook and I would love to be able to spend a day in their shoes cooking and coming up with awesome recipes!

3. What is your favorite money saving tip?
Not a good saver. Nobody should be taking tips from me. End of story. Ha!

4. What do you want your kids to be when they grow up?
I don't have kids yet, but I'm sure when I do I will be happy with whatever profession they choose as ling as it makes them happy.

5. What is your favorite quote?
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." Ghandi

Have a great weekend! Love All,

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

He's 3!!

I just wanted to say Happy Birthday to my little Dewey! He's 3 years old today! Time really does go by too fast. Love him!

Love All,

Monday, August 23, 2010

Weekend Wrap

We had another relaxing weekend. It has been very nice to not have to go and go without coming up for air. ha! Saturday we went to my Aunt's house in the country. We had a lot of fun I just wish it wasn't so hot! And when I say hot, I mean like heat index of 110 degrees! Crazy. It has actually been so hot that this guy had to get another haircut.
We usually just do one good short cut at the beginning if summer and that gets him through until the Fall, but it has been so hot that we had to get him cut again!
My Aunt had a sweet little vegetable garden and she planted sunflower seeds last Spring, and this is what she got!

I'm 5'3" looking up at these babies, so you can imagine how tall they were!

Here it is, Monday, again. But I did get to start out the work week with a twist. I got a free tour of the Cowboy's new stadium so I took the girls from work along with me. It was a blast!

Love All,

Friday, August 20, 2010

Five Question Friday

It's been a little while since I have posted a 5QF and I know that you are just dying to know 5 more interesting facts about me! ha! Here goes...

1. Do you have any nicknames and if so how did it come about?
In high school some people called me Cookie because my last name was Cook. Then in college my roommate called me Mike Jones, yes like the rapper-don't ask.

2. What is your birth order amongst your siblings?
It's just me and my little brother. I am the oldest and most special, just kidding, a little.

3. In a movie of your life, who would play your significant other?
If I could choose I would pick Leonardo DiCaprio, my dear I just got a head rush thinking about it. If it were someone to really resemble my husband I think it would be Michael Cera, just kidding, ha!

4. What is currently your favorite song?
That's a tough one, I am diggin tons of stuff right now. I really love "Take it Off" by Kesha and I really don't like her but I LOVE that song!

5. Are you saving your money for anything right now? Big or small purchase?
Yes, a new house!!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Love All,

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Nothing much here

I feel like this week has been pretty dull. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being wicked fun) this week is hovering right around a 2. I have been pretty busy at work and don't really have much to say. I did make some healthy blueberry muffins over the weekend that were pretty tasty. Recipe here! And I posted some new pictures here!

Love All,

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tuesday, Tuesday

I can't believe that it's Tuesday already. I normally don't say that, but this week is already going by fast. We had a great very relaxing weekend. I finally got to use a gift card that Hunter gave me for our anniversary to get a massage. It was awesome! We went and saw the new Michael Cera movie, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

We love Michael Cera and all of the movies that he's in, but if you are not a fan of him you probably won't like this movie. ha! I spent a lot a time with this little guy...

He's still staying at my parent's house during the week so our weekends are the only time we get to spend together. Sunday I made this yummy vegetable concoction with zucchini and squash.

It was pretty tasty. Click here for the recipe. Have a great Tuesday!

Love All,

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Me and The Pioneer Woman

Dear Pioneer Woman,
I fear that I must break up with you and your delicious food, your are making me chubby. That is all.


It's true. I am going to limit my "Pioneer" cooking to special occasions, and by special occasions, I mean Fridays and Saturdays and maybe Sundays. Just kidding! A friend at work told me about a really cool website, Skinny Taste, that has tons of "lighter" recipes. (Thanks Mindy!) So I picked one out and tried it. Success!

To get the recipe for Light Buffalo Chicken Dip click here!

Love All,

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Where I have been...

I'm still here! I will start with the normal weekend update that I would have given Monday. If that is all I had to say this would be a short post because we had a really relaxing weekend with nothing much going on. We dog sat at my parent's house. We had a nice little date night which we don't get to do very often. On Sunday I was here:
Yep, you are reading that right. Denver. On Sunday evening, we got a call from Hunter's parents that his brother had been in an accident and was in the ICU in Denver. We got in the car and drove all night. Apparently he was riding his bike home from work when he was hit by a car. The kicker is the car that hit him kept right on going. They didn't even stop! I just don't understand some people. Someone that saw him laying there called 911 and he was taken to the ICU. The good news is he is doing much better now. Hopefully he will make a full recovery and be back to normal in no time. We did get to see downtown Denver one night after dinner when we were walking around. It really is a cool city. Sooooo....I have a busy week catching up, well, what's left of it anyways!
Love All,

Friday, August 6, 2010

Oh Happy Day

I'm a happy girl today. No particular reason other than it's Friday. I love Friday almost as much as I love Sunday. We don't have a very exciting weekend planned and I'm kind of looking forward to that. We have been so busy lately. It will be nice to not have anything on the schedule.

In other news...

Happy 27th Anniversary to my wonderful parents!

Thank you for showing me how wonderful a marriage can be, even after 27 years! ha! I love you both very much!

Have a great weekend!

Love All,

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Baby Brother

I haven't really blogged much about my brother. We have the kind of relationship where I can say whatever I want about him but nobody else better speak an ill word :) I was six when he was born and I remember the day like it was yesterday. I was playing dress up in the hospital waiting room, my mom and dad had just bought me a new princess dress. I was dancing around and entertaining all of our relatives when the nurse brought him to the nursery for all of us to see him. I climbed up on a stool so that I could see and the first thing I thought was "man, he looks weird" ha! It was all over after that, I thought he was my baby. My mom said that I was soooo protective of him and that hasn't changed much. We definitely had our share of sibling "disagreements" but it never takes long for us to be back to being silly. If there's one thing that I adore about my brother, it's that we are so silly together (as you can tell from the pictures, ha!) Happy Birthday Baby Brother!
As you can see, I use him a lot for my photography subject! He REALLY likes pictures of himself, so I don't think he minds. ha!
He found an old pair of my Grandma's glasses!

Our Signature Pose

Love All,

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Week 2

In honor of surviving the first week of boot camp and actually going back for the 2nd week I decided that I would post a recipe of something that I have been dreaming about lately.

Click here to hop over to my recipe blog!

Love All,