Friday, June 29, 2012

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas {Foodie Friday}

Enchiladas at our house usually involve a can of enchilada sauce. I’m not a big fan of Mexican anyway so I try to keep it simple. As an avid reader of Annie’s Eats, I hear a lot about her famous enchilada recipe. Her husband loves them so much that she named them ‘Benchiladas’ after him. I decided that it was time to try them.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Blueberry Crumb Cake {Foodie Friday}

If you haven't noticed, I have a thing for breakfast. This is mostly because I have time to bake on the weekends, and first up is Saturday morning breakfast. This was a nice twist on the traditional blueberry muffin. Since pie is the new cupcake, I suppose that pie is also the new muffin when it comes to breakfast.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Erika and Jason 6.16.12

This weekend I had the pleasure of shooting another wedding with my friend Kim, of Kim Harris Photography. This is Jacob and Erika. They were a great couple, with a beautiful wedding. Here are a couple of photos from their day.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Basic Blondies {Foodie Friday}

I don't know why I have such an addiction to butterscotch, but I do. I was looking for a quick and easy dessert to make and when I saw that this one had a butterscotch option, I jumped up off the couch and made them immediately. I brought them to class one night and one of the girls asked me if she could pay me to make her some...uh ...yea. They are that good. They are so ooey gooey. You will love them.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Reminiscing {Monday Me}

Two weeks ago I told you about going to my cousin’s wedding. Going to a wedding when you are married is a lot different than going to a wedding when you are single. When you are single you are collecting ideas and taking notes so when you meet your prince charming you can use those details to make your wedding day perfect. When you are already married, you do two things: 1) compare your wedding to theirs (how yours was so much better, of course) and 2) reminisce about your own love story.

It’s nice to have things like this written down so I thought I would share how D and I met. I have a terrible memory now, so I can’t imagine trying to remember this stuff when I am 80. Maybe one day if I get really adventurous I will do a post about our wedding, but our pictures were so terrible I am embarrassed to show you.

Here goes:

When I decided to attend Anderson University, several people from my home church who had spent time in Anderson told me that I should attend Bethany Christian Church. So I did. There was a college age/young adult Bible study on Sunday nights that kicked off at the end of September and that is where D and I met. I don’t remember the first time that I saw him, so I can’t say that it was love at first sight, but after a few weeks I noticed that he wore the same sweatshirt to Bible Study every week. I made a comment to him about wearing the same sweatshirt and so he kept wearing it because he knew he was getting my attention. I was reminded of this again last Tuesday night. One of the presenters in my Master’s class read this article about how children view the meaning of love. My jaw dropped when she read this:

OMG! I guess I am not the only one. And that was how it all began… We started bumping into each other on campus and emailing back and forth. Our first date was on Veteran’s Day 2004. We went to see The Polar Express. It was a Thursday night and I don’t think the movie even started until 10PM. Needless to say, we were the only ones in the theatre that night. I was in the habit of bringing carrots with me to the movies instead of eating popcorn. I really love carrots, but this gave D the impression that I was a health freak..Haha. Just one of my quirks I guess. When I went home for Thanksgiving two weeks later, I told my little brother and sister that I was going to marry him. It happened that fast.

And the rest they say…is history.
Early December 2004

How did you meet the love of your life? Was it love at first sight?

Friday, June 8, 2012

Perfect Chocolate Cupcakes {Foodie Friday}

Monday was my last day of class. That’s right. My LAST DAY EVER!! I am so pumped. In some ways it seems crazy to be done already and in other ways it seems like an eternity.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Help! {Monday Me}

I can’t make a decision to save my life. I have $275.00 to spend and I can’t decide if I want to buy one big ticket item or several small ones. So I need your help. Listed below are the two options I am looking at right now. Originally I wanted the Camera Bag. Then I got some more money and decided to go for the lens. Now that it’s time to buy, I can’t make up my mind!!

*Prices already include shipping and tax.

Option 1: Total $226.62

Rose Sugar Plum Camera Bag $104.95

Friday, June 1, 2012

Cream Cheese Chicken and Vegetable Soup {Foodie Friday}

Last week I posted about the rolls I made for this soup. It is really amazing to dip the rolls into the soup. I dare you to dip it and not like it. Go ahead.