Tuesday, April 27, 2010

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.
I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.
I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children.
I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden.
I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.
I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."

Monday, April 26, 2010

This post is mainly for you Amanda, to prove that i am trying new recipes and actually cooking for once. Nate's work has been so overly nice to him (to the point that someone took him to lunch every day last week) that he wanted to repay their kindness. Nate enlisted me to make them a little treat. I decided on one of my childhood favorites... Zucchini bread!

Here is the Recipe:
3 eggs
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of vegetable oil
2 t. vanilla extract
1 t. grated lemon peel
3 cups of flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1 t. ground cinnamon
2 cups of shredded Zucchini (try to find the small ones because they have more flavor)
1/2 cup of chopped nuts (your choice)

In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs and sugar. Beat in oil, vanilla, and lemon peel. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add sugar mixture and mix well. Stir in zucchini and nuts. Pour into two greased loaf pans. Bake at 325 for 55-60 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan before removing to the rack.....and then ENJOY!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Watch out everyone! Here he comes! Today was Nathans first day in the "real world", or at least he is getting a taste of it this summer at his internship with Flint Hills Resources. He was pretty excited this morning to start putting all of his knowledge to work out on the job. He even got up extra early to make himself a hearty breakfast and pack a lunch, well see how long that lasts.

Moving Day!

We packed up all our stuff and moved it to storage aka the Haderlie's basement, April 3rd. Of course when we woke up to a foot of fresh snow and at least 20 mile an hour winds we were a little concerned. I can even remember Nathan saying," if anyone comes and helps us move in this crazy weather we owe them at least a steak dinner." Luckily we had some really great friends and family that helped us and we were able to get it all moved in a timely manner! Only in Rexburg is it still pouring down snow in APRIL!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Here is the update....

After 5 days of traveling we finally made our way to Corpus Christi and so far we love it! We finished up with finals on Thursday night and then left early Friday morning. We made a few stops along the way in Denver, Tulsa, and Austin which is why it took us so long to get here.

We were feeling pretty good about the apartment complex we chose until we woke up yesterday morning to the sound of cop cars only to look out our window and see the the Wells Fargo next door had just been robbed. I turned on the news and noticed they were not running the Wells Fargo story because a dead body had just been found in the bay about 5 miles from our apartment. Overall though we really do feel safe, or at least i tell myself that so i can sleep well at night. But if we are not safe at least we have this sweet pool to distract us.

We have just been settling in and doing a whole lot of nothing... luckily Nathan starts work on Monday since he is already complaining he is soooo bored. I on the other hand don't know what i am going to do for the summer... maybe read a few good books, try some new recipes, sew some summer clothes, hang out by the pool and get a tan, oh ya and take those two online classes i have been putting off since my freshman year. So if you have any good book lists, recipes, or craft projects (i couldn't leave my craft stuff at home) let me know!