Thursday, May 22, 2008

Cookies make Haylee Cry



The other day I was feeling a little down. I didn't really say anything, and I tried not to show it, but I was feeling "bummed." The house hunt has been a long unsuccessful process. It seems like every time we find a house we like it is either on a busy street, too small, too expensive, or in an area we don't like. I thought we had finally found "the house" but Darin (bless his heart) noticed that it had a poor roof. Turns out it would be very expensive to fix, and with that cost added to what they were asking, put it out of our price range again. A few other things happened throughout the day, slowly raising my blood pressure/stress level.

I went out to go do some things, which took longer than I was planning, which made me more stressed--but then I came home to my favorite things!!! My first favorite thing--I came home to my wonderful husband. Second, I came home to a clean home, which Darin had done while I was away. Third, I came home to some beautiful flowers. So, at this point, I was feeling pretty emotional, but I was holding it together until he said, “I also got you these because I know you like them” and he brought them out--those pink and white Animal Cookies. I lost it! I started bawling (not usually like me) I thought that was so nice! I felt silly that something like that would make me so emotional! I am just glad that I have Darin! He didn't even make me feel dumb that I cried! He always seems to do the right things at the right times! What a guy!



Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Dramatic Cut!!

BEFORE:



AFTER:



The hair being donated to locks of love



I cut like one foot off my hair!! I would have never done it without the example of my student donating her hair, her mom, and Breanna! Then, I wouldn't have gone through it without Lara and Amanda's encouragement--and Amanda's expertise! Great job Amanda!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Happy, yummy FHE

On Sunday I made my yummy homemade, whole wheat bread which looked and smelled pretty good. We gave loafs to our mothers and grandmothers for Mother's Day, so we didn't have any leftovers for ourselves. I told Darin I would make more on Monday, but then he came up with a great idea.

Instead of making regular wheat bread, he thought it would be fun to find a bread from a different country that we never had tasted before and make that. So, right after work, we came home and each chose a bread. We wrote down what we needed (including things I had never heard of befor--ghee and a weird spice) and went to the grocery store.

Here is a picture of Darin's Greek Olive Bread, before he cooked it-



Here is a picture of my Missi Rotis



And here are the finish products




I thought that my Missi Rotis was a fun idea--it had onion, coriander, turmeric, and ghee, but I think everyone who tried them would agree that Darin's Greek Olive Bread was the best. Probably a recipe I would even save! It was delicious, and a fun FHE!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Happy cinco de mayo!



Here are the pictures from our fun cinco de mayo! It was complete with Mexican food, red, green, and white decor, and to top it off a little mariachi music! Oh yeah, not to mention our fake margaritas!