Wednesday, August 20, 2008

They like me...

...they really like me! Today was two of my employees last day before they leave for college. Imagine my surprise when they come walking into the office a little before 9am this morning with a dozen pink roses and a gift bag!!! I was like what is all this!?! They said it was a going-away/happy wedding present. I loved the roses...they are absolutely gorgeous!!! Then they made a calendar for me with all the kids from work and each month the kids were holding different props! They also got me a gift card and the sweetest notes! It was the nicest thing ever!!! They are both great employees and I'm going to miss them!!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Rub dub dub... many showers this weekend! I had two of my showers and then my friend Ashley had her baby shower! I have officially lost 12 pounds so I'm going to try on the dress this upcoming Friday(and take four hours vacay-yah!!!-half day of work!) but after this weekend, I feel like I gained it all back! However, after three showers, I only had ONE piece of cake and a few cream puffs which I left the leftovers at my dad's so I wouldn't eat the rest!

My shower on Saturday was held at the Osage Center where I used to be employed and was Employee of the Month in July 2003!!! PROOF:

My sister, grandma and Sally threw the shower. I love this picture and if you know us at all this totally shows how opposites we are:

We all took a million and one pictures BUT since most of you are my friends on Facebook and can see all the pics, I am only posting one because I feel like I look really skinny-I think its because I held my arms away from my body (thanks for the tip Mrs. KLF):

OH! and I got to touch her belly even though she hates it...come on Ash-we've been friends since KINDERGARTEN!!!

We got a Magic Bullet (I was so freakin' excited) and here's a pic of the "trial run" in Matt's words:

My second shower was this afternoon at Zion Church and was given by Matt's sister and his aunts. They did a great job! I have a ton of pictures from it but they are all of me opening presents but here's a pic of the cake:

For more pics of mine or Ashley's showers or to see what the food looked like then check out Kristal's blog.

Now on a sadder note (and I really don't want to end on a sad note but we need prayers), we just found out that our 4 year old black lab that we got in January has heartworms last Thursday. We take him in tomorrow and Tuesday for his treatment then he has to be on strict bedrest for 30 days. I never really knew much about heartworms until last Thursday and its really kind of scary because even if your dog is on preventative, its like birth control and only 99.9% effective so read up and save your dog!!!

Also, please take a look at our beautiful Shadow and say your prayers for him...he's a part of our family and we love him so much!!!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

You can call me Betty...

...Crocker that is! (Thanks Kristal for that line!). So Matt's mom gave us TWO GIGANTIC zucchinis from her garden. They are about 4 inches in diameter. This picture doesn't do it justice.Matt was going to fry some for dinner but I knew there would be leftovers. So I got on the trusty Internet and searched zucchini recipes. I found some that looked delicious but not so healthy. Then I checked out one for zucchini bread (I know not healthy but I can give it away easier than a casserole). I had all the ingredients except walnuts from when I was on a breadmaking spree when I got friendship bread and couldn't get rid of all the starter bags-wow that was interesting! So I made the batter and popped it in the oven:

It will come out in about 40 minutes and then I will post the picture of the final product! Matt tasted the batter and thought it was delicious! So I'm excited for him to finally taste it. Almost anything else I make, I mess up because I get distracted and walk away from the stove but after all my experience with the friendship bread, I'm pretty sure this will turn out and Matt will love it!

Ta-da! The bread turned out great! One fell apart when I tried to take it out of the pan but Matt didn't care...half is gone already! I'm going to take the other loaf over to Matt's parents since it was their zucchini. As you can see...we still have one left and Matt's asked me to make more bread this week! You can also see Mattie's fried zucchini there. We had a few pieces tonight and we're going to eat the rest with spaghetti for dinner tomorrow night! I love when we're domestic!