Saturday, April 30, 2011

Saturday is my favorite day of the week

The number one reason Saturday is my favorite day of the week is the fact I get to spend time with my husband. It is one of the only days out of the week that he is actually home with me, so naturally I love Saturdays. Plus, I only work half day on Saturdays: we get to enjoy most of the day together.

I have been bad at taking pictures lately but today we went out to breakfast at Oldwest Cafe, and I managed to take a couple. Okay, wow, they have the biggest breakfast menu! It took us a little while to decide what to get, because they have so many good options.

The food was absolutely fantastic, and the service was great. All meals are both hearty and filling here. We had ourselves a monster of a breakfast with the large sized portions. I ordered the Cheyenne (A cinnamon roll dipped in our french toast batter, grilled golden brown, and drizzled with icing and powdered sugar. Served with 2 eggs, 2 bacon or sausage or grilled ham, and your choice of one side).  and Hearty Panhandler (An opened faced biscuit covered with fried potatoes and cream gravy. Then topped with 3 scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, and ham, and cheddar cheese) for us to split.  Places like this make me more of a food snob. I don't think I will ever be able to eat at IHOP or Denny's ever again! Oldwest Cafe is as good as it gets!

One cute touch is they make their tabletops look like a checkerboards, and they have game pieces in the basket on the side of the table ( took this pic off google ).

After we stuffed ourselves, we headed over to the Grapevine Outlet Mall. It was a really neat indoor mall. They had legoland, an aquarium, and an ice rink attached. They also had a dine in Movie Theater (love these!), and Rainforest Cafe. We got Adam some new Nike LunarGlide Running Shoes. I got my new shox a few weeks ago. It took us forever to walk around the whole mall, and we didn't even go in that many stores. I got myself the second book in Stieg Larsson's series: The Girl Who Played With Fire. I am pretty excited to start reading it. They have every store you could possibly need at that mall, including a Saks. I am glad we now know about it.

Why aren't there any good movies out?!?!? I guess we have already seen all the good ones. I kinda wanted to try out their movie theater, but we didn't want to see any of the movies. We went over to Rachel's house (Adam's sister) instead. We had fun visiting. Then we were going to go over to Brians (Adam's boss) house and watch the UFC fight, but Adam got a horrible headache. Plus, we just really aren't into it. We started watching Lost instead. A very good choice I think. I made some Mango and Sticky Rice to finish off the night. I am so happy its that season right now. We went out to eat Wednesday night at a nice Thai restaurant and ordered it for the first time this year. At least I have one thing to look forward to all summer :)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Magnolia Cupcakes

Check them outo on my food blog. Refer to last post.

Monday, April 18, 2011

I made a recipe blog

I am slowly going to add all the recipes I have tried onto the blog. It will be much easier for viewing purposes. Check out what I have so far by clicking HERE

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I got the job!

Just refer to last post :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

What I have been up to lately

My mother-in-law was in town last week and the week before to help Rachel (my sister-in-law) out during her pregnancy (Its been ruff to say the least). I was able to spend some quality time with her and Rachel, and it was great. We went on a shopping trip to Kohls and got lunch at Panera one of the days, and hung out all afternoon with Jared and Cameron(nephews) a different day. This included a nice walk down to Cameron's secret spot (a creek where he likes to build a bridge and cross to the other side). It SO green here in Texas, and I just LOVE looking at all the trees and bright green grass. Adam and I hung out over at Rachel's house a few nights and had yummy home cooked meals compliments of Sheila (my mother-in-law). We also watched the Sunday sessions of conference over there. Its so nice to have family here in Texas. It's been so fun to get to know Adam's family better. I just LOVE all y'all! he he

Vampire Diaries started back up :) Memory, Gina, and I watched last weeks episode together.

I started looking for jobs at the end of last week. I had an interview Monday(seems promising and I loved everything about the job, and loved the people I could potentially work for), and I also had an interview today. Both for a chiropractic office. I interviewed for their chiropractic assistant position. One of the offices listed that they were having open interviews Thursday in the afternoon starting at 12:45. I showed up at 12:45 and there were like 50 people filling out applications. There was no way any interviewing was taking place that day. I almost walked out, because there was not place to sit and almost no place to stand. There was a girl wearing the exact same outfit as me, and she even kinda looked like me. Kinda weird. People just kept coming and leaving. Who knows how many people ended up applying, because they had open interviews later that evening as well. Needless to say, I was shocked when they called me in today for an interview and said they had narrowed it down to six people, and  that I was one of them. I am not getting my hopes up by thinking I will get either job, but was just excited to be considered. Its nice to know people want me! The first two jobs I applied for gave me an interview. Not too shabby. Should hear back from the first office by the end of this week. The other office said the end of next week. Back to looking again if it doesn't work out, but it was definitely worth my time. I meet some wonderful people, and learned some questions to consider for my next interview. Can I just say that my least favorite question is, "Tell me about yourself!" Maybe its because I don't like to talk about myself in a way that states, "Hey look at me I am so great!" I did fine, but man that question gets me everytime.

Here is some new recipes I've tried:

Donut Muffins (Allrecipes)

Chicken Casserol (Christine's Recipe)

Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie (allrecipes)

As you can see only 4 fit on a plate

Strawberry Muffins (Allrecipes)

Bacon and Chicken Wraps (Dad gave me the recipe)

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