Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I am loving...

1. Our families!!
We have two absolutely amazing families!! We're so blessed! We got to go home this weekend to see our parents after being gone from Longview since June! What a great visit! We celebrated Logan and Whitney's upcoming wedding and got to celebrate my mom's birthday at the Sage's new barndominium (it's so nice)! Dad and I had a photography date on Saturday afternoon where I learned how to use my camera off of the automatic setting, so be expecting some great new pictures soon. Here's a sneak peak..I think the pictures of Speedy are the only ones where my camera was on auto..be impressed : )
Our little fam (you'd think after all of the pictures I've taken of these pups, that their eyes would be fixed on the camera...oh well!)

Super tired Chloe

Speedy channel surfing

2. "Stinky" aka Chloe
Even though she managed to get sprayed by a skunk on Thursday night(omg...yes she did), we still really love her. Chloe is a super curious dog and I'm pretty sure she stuck her nose through the fence and her new little friend let out his nasty stench. Our house suffered minimally and the smell is mostly gone from her. I of course overreacted as always as my amazing husband calmly handled the situation.

3. GAP jeans
I got two pairs of GAP jeans last week and they were just $35! Don't worry if you haven't bought jeans from them in a while, they now have so many different possible fits that you'll find jeans that are a perfect fit. Mine are the curvy ones, love them!

4. Mimi Boutique
I got my purse that I won from the Look 4 Less giveaway and my beautiful purse that I bought on the same day!! It was like Christmas and the bags are fabulous! You should check them out!

5. Quick and Easy Grilled Potatoes
I mentioned them earlier this month and they have become our new staple side. So easy and so yummy! (And a 5lb bag of Russet potatoes is only like $1.99 which means sides for basically the whole week)
2 large russet potatoes, scrubbed
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt (I used Lawry’s season salt) and ground black pepper to taste
1. Poke each potato with the tines of a fork. Place the potatoes in a microwave oven, and cook on high power for about 5 minutes. Check about halfway through, and turn potatoes over for even cooking. Slice each potato in half the long way and cook potatoes another 2 minutes on high power.
2. Preheat a grill for medium heat.
3. Brush the potato tops with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
4. Cook on prepared grill for 15 to 20 minutes, turning once.

6. The difference a positive attitude makes!
It sounds corny, I know, but its so true!! I made the decision this summer that I was going to intentionally make the decision each day to be positive and it has made each day much better! : )

7. The public library
What a great solution for a book addict!! I can borrow the books, read them and then return them!! I once had a $0.45 late fee, but that's all I've ever had to pay! I've also recently found their online holds. If I want a particular book, I can go online to www.hcpl.net and search for the book, find it, put it on hold and then pick it up in an envelope that has my name on it!

8. Ellie's enjoyment of my entertaining qualities
Ellie will dance with me and she wags her tail when I sing to her..Love it!

These are a few of things I'm loving. What are you loving?


katie + bret said...

Hello love! You probably cut your hair a while ago BUT I have been absent for the past month but let me say, TOO CUTE!!

I saw Logan's wedding announcement in the Longview paper this past weeked - They look very sweet together. I love weddings!!

Glad you guys are doing great - Keep up that positive attitude!

Sarah said...

I love your pictures! I need to learn how to use my camera. Looking forward to seeing you in October in Dallas!