Monday, October 10, 2011

Don't forget to stop and smell the pumpkin spice latte...

Confession: I have been a bit of a grump for the past day or two. I don't know what the reason is. Maybe I am tired. Maybe too busy. Maybe I am not spending the necessary time alone with God. Maybe it is sick children or the fact that I just smashed up my car...again. I just don't know. Probably a combination of it all. But as I drank my usual tall, non-fat, light whip, peppermint mocha and looked out the window at the beautiful day I decided to let it go. It is officially Fall Y'all and if I am not careful my favorite season will be gone before I can order another coffee.

So bloggy friends I am using you guys as my own little form of therapy. I feel certain that if I purge myself of gloomy thoughts and in the same breath discuss the new week's plans for delicious cooking and autumn activities I will be cured! I am starting to feel better already!

One of the side effects of gloominess is the lack of cooking that has been going on here. I have the ingredients for some amazing pumpkin chocolate chip cookies that I have been dying to try and I just need to get in there and make. What better way to bring a smile to everyone's face?!?
So other than the plan to make some delicious cookies I don't have any new recipes to share. Instead I will recap what has been going on in our little corner of Suburbia in the last couple of weeks.

Let's see...
I became an official school mom and "helped" Amelia with her first school project. Ocean in a Box. I am pretty sure that I am more proud of it than she is. Probably because she was mainly there to supervise my work.

We have also been moving forward with the cosmetic renovations of our new home. We hit a minor snag when we found a little mold behind some wallpaper in our kitchen. Yikes. So we had to stop and have a contractor come out and remove the mold and put up new sheetrock. This is what I came home to one afternoon. It was a little un-nerving. But we have eradicated said mold and are moving forward with project "make our house pretty".

I found these at Target the other day. Anyone tried them yet? Im very interested and they seem like a perfect way to celebrate the start of a beautiful fall day. Dont you think?

Now on to the good stuff! So our big wedding anniversary was last week. October 6th was our 10 year anniversary!! I know people say it all of the time but I really can't believe we have been together that long. So much has happened in our lives in the last ten years. I feel so very lucky!
So here we are 10 years ago for those of you who didn't know us back then...

Pretty cute huh? We were such babies. So the hubs and I had a fun time celebrating. That day we had lunch and my favorite place in town. Houstons. I can't help it. I am someone who finds comfort in consistancy and that is what Houstons is for me. I know what I am going to order every time I go. Thai steak and noodle salad. It is the most perfect meal. So many amazing flavors that I will never be able to recreate at home! Perfection on a plate.

I also have to do a little braggin on my husband. What anniversary would be complete with out gorgeous flowers? These smelled as good as they look. He really out did himself.

The big celebration came the next night when we went to Viking for a cooking class. SO much fun. If you haven't done this and you live near one, you should try it out. A chance to cook an amazing dinner in a super fancy kitchen and then eat sit down and eat your creation is a perfect evening for me! Thank you Steve for an amazing anniversary!

So after reading all of this I can't figure out why I have been in a grumpy mood. What do I have to be grumpy about? The answer is nothing! Thanks bloggy therapist. What do I owe you?