Thursday, June 24, 2010

senior pics

Here is the first scrapbook page I finally got around to photographing! My sister graduated in '06, and I just scrapped her senior pics a couple months ago when I was working on getting caught up. Happy to say that I'm up-to-date, besides our wedding pictures which might be a little while yet.

I had a lot of fun with this page! I just went for it instead of thinking about what I was going to do for an hour first, and I really love the results. I used paint and a roller stamp behind the title, and I used glitter mist on the title letters. The stickers are from Hambly Studios.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

finally... a few minutes to get on here! Not really much to say though. It doesn't seem like we've done a lot in the past week or so, but we've been busy. Paul bought a new farm truck last night. It's an '83 F150, and I think it makes him feel like he's 16 again. It's got louder pipes than our nice pickup does. We went for a cruise after he brought it home and you couldn't wipe the goofy grin off of his face! Dork :) I have a picture that I'll get up in a few days. It's actually a pretty nice looking truck.
Tonight after I went for a walk we planted a few hostas that Paul's aunt and uncle gave us. She has a ton of beautiful plants, and she wanted to split a few of the hostas that were getting big, so when she asked if I wanted some I definitely said yes! I put them by the ones I already had from my mom, so now there is a nice gathering of them.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

crisp cucumber salsa

I have a subscription to Simple and Delicious magazine, and every issue it seems like there are tons of recipes I want to try. Usually I end up just cutting them out and adding them to my binder, but when I saw this one, I knew I wanted to make it asap. It was soooo good! Paul even liked it! I made it yesterday and we've already devoured it. I can't wait until I can make it again using my own vegetables and herbs from my garden! YUM!

Crisp Cucumber Salsa
Yield 2-1/2 cups

2 cups finely chopped seeded peeled cucumber
1/2 cup finely chopped seeded tomato
1/4 cup chopped red onion
2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
1 jalepeno pepper, seeded and chopped
4-1/2 tsp minced fresh cilantro
1 garlic clove, minced or pressed
1/4 c reduced-fat sour cream
1-1/2 tsp lemon juice
1-1/2 tsp lime juice
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp seasoned salt
Tortilla chips

In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another bowl, combine the sour cream, lemon juice, lime juice, cumin and seasoned salt. Pour over cucumber mixture and toss gently to coat. Serve immediately with chips.

1/4 cup (w/out chips) equals 16 calories
Recipe from Simple and Delicious magazine

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Mr. & Mrs. Dahl

The wedding went great! Besides being rainy most of the day, everything went off without a hitch. I did regret my choice of shoes 3" heels were killing me by the end of the ceremony! Man, I thought I was going to fall over! But I didn't, and it was all good. Katie looked gorgeous of course, and the ceremony was beautiful. Right now the newlyweds are on the second day of their honeymoon in Mexico. I hope they are having an awesome time, but really, how could they not?! I told Katie to bring me home a shell from the beach and to take lots of pictures, that I can't wait to see! Here are some snapshots I took throughout the day...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Well, tomorrow I am heading down to my mom and dad's to help them get ready for my sister's wedding on Saturday. It will be a hectic couple of days I think, but it will be worth it. I will have more details of how everything went when I get back!

Here's a pic of my sister and I at her shower back in May...

P.S. Loving the new digital frames I just downloaded! Super cute! I got them here.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

memorial day weekend

We stayed pretty close to home this weekend. No camping, fishing, or anything exciting like that!
On Saturday I went down to my mom & dad's so I could get fitted for my bridesmaid dress for my sister's wedding (two weeks away!). The picture of the dog in my photo collage is my dad's new puppy. I guess she's not so little anymore, but she was digging herself a little hole to lay in to keep cool since it was so hot and I thought it was pretty funny.

We checked on the cows in the pasture quite a bit, and the guys ended up having to treat a couple calves. It's so fun to see all the mamas and their babies out there. I wish I would have gotten a better shot of one of the calves, but I almost forgot to take any pictures at all. On Monday, I helped Paul finish the rock that we put around the house. It looks so awesome now that it's done! It really makes the house look sooooo much better! Just cleaned it up a lot. It was nice to have the day off and spend the time with Paul even if we were kind of boring! :)