Friday, January 28, 2011

Making Me Proud

Woo hoo Natey! My handsome husband was nominated and received a little $50 award for being amazing at work.
The award states; "Nathan Smith is one of our newer employees, however Nathan has done an exemplary job in several key areas. Nathan receives excellent customer surveys, is punctual, and extremely efficient. During a time of record workloads for our TSE team Nathan has demonstrated how to handle a large workload with extreme efficiency."
That's my husband! Good job babe, you always make me proud. In an effort to be a little more positive in my everyday life, I want to celebrate the little things more, things like this award. I know that Nate is a hard worker and I am glad he is being recognized for it.

Here is what I think he should buy with his prize money:
It's called a Connect-A-Desk laptop holder, I mean, if that's not sexy I don't know what is! You can find it online at Think Geek.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

It’s Not A Tuma!

The title is supposed to be said with an Arnold voice ala Kindergarten Cop.

So as is clearly evident in the photos below, this is not my finest work.  I love to cook, but I have a love/hate relationship with baking.  Today it is a hate relationship. 

Here’s the story.  For some reason I was in the mood to bake today. For Christmas one of my gifts from my family was this huge assortment of sprinkles.  I wanted to use these cute dinosaur sprinkles.  So I thought I would be cute and surprise Nate with a yummy dessert tonight.  He loves chocolate cake and so I found this recipe that looked delish (even to me who doesn’t like cake or chocolate).    I followed the recipe exactly.  However, much to my surprise, I had two ugly cakes with sunken middles and weird lumpy tumors. Not what I had planned.  Then to add insult to injury I tried to turn one of the cakes out it completely fell apart.  I think I am on a baking strike for the time being.

Epic fail.



On the flip side, I have tried some new recipes of the non-baking variety and they have turned out so good!  I am trying another new one tonight.  Head on over to Durfee Family Recipes to see what I’ve been cooking.

Friday, January 14, 2011

I Win!

In our home a great debate has raged for over 3 1/2 years.  Cheese chips vs. nachos.  If you are awesome like me, you are on the nacho side.

Let me explain.  What do you call a plate of tortilla chips with melted cheese on them?  Nate calls them cheese chips and I call them nachos.  To me cheese chips would be chips that have a cheese flavor.  Nate strongly disagrees, strongly.  No, I am not crazy, my best friend and sister-in-law Amanda has this same debate in her house.  Of course she and I agree that chips with melted cheese are nachos.  We are so  right, and I can prove it.

Have you ever heard of  The Pioneer Woman?  Of course you have, she is a cooking authority, she even beat Bobby Flay in a Thanksgiving throwdown.  So we all agree that she knows a thing or two about cooking.  Well, today I was looking at her website and I saw a recipe for salsa, see picture below.  If you click on the picture, it takes you to her recipe.  Once you are done with the recipe, you will notice that she recommends serving this salsa with NACHOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   I quote, “Serve with tortilla chips or cheese nachos.” That’s right Nate, NACHOS.  I win.



P.S.  Dear Nate, they are called laundry baskets, not buckets. Buckets do not have holes all over the side.  Stay tuned for when I prove that to you. :)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Scrapbook Pages

Finally.  I feel like I haven’t scrapbooked in forever.  Here are a few pages I’ve finished this week.

Christmas Eve – I don’t love it though. I might re-do it.

NK 149 copy


Christmas Day double page

NK 159 copy


Brandon and Julianna’s wedding double page. I really like how it turned out.

NK 153 copy

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year........I Have Diabetes

Today was kind of a crazy day. Crazy good and crazy bad. Nate had today off of work for the New Year, they didn't want to have another holiday in 2010, so they made today a holiday instead. I love when Nate is home from work, it is nice having extra time with him, and he has been super great about helping out around the house. Also in the good new category... I got my camera! Woot woot! I've been waiting and waiting, and today was the day. So rockin' pictures will be coming your way! Now on to the bad news. This morning I had yet another doctor's appointment. I officially have diabetes. Crap, actually the real word that went through my mind was s*#@. I'm none too thrilled about this situation, but it is nice to know why I have been so sick lately. Basically due to the fact that my PCOS went undiagnosed for so many years my pancreas was damaged and led to my diabetes. Can I just say once again how much infertility sucks! So yah, that was my day. I want to cry a little bit, but I know what I need to do, so I will carry on. That is my resolution for this year, get healthy! Sorry for the past few posts and the negativity they've contained. Soon I will update the look of my blog and post some darling pictures from Christmas.