November 18, 2011

Little Letters

I know, I've been really good at doing my little letters on Fridays. Oh well, it doesn't matter, because they are here now! Here we go!

Dear Snow, I have been watching you fall for the last 4 hours (it has felt like longer). You look really pretty, but... I just don't like you very much. You make everything all cold and wet. Plus, I don't want to walk home in you. Please stop. Love, A really cold girl.

Dear School, I'm ready for a break. Too bad we can't just have a full week for Thanksgiving! Only 3 1/2-ish more days and I'll be leaving town! Yippee! Love, A tired college student.

Dear Computer Labs, You are a fabulous job to have! I am happy that I have been able to get so much done today. I just wish you weren't as cold sometimes... Oh well. I've got my coat on. Love, A satisfied employee.

Dear Self, You should eat some ice cream tonight. Love, Self.

Dear Weekend, FINALLY!! Need I say more? Love, Me.

Dear Readers, If it weren't for you, I wouldn't have this blog. Thank you for making me feel like somebody is listening. Love, Katie.

Dear Sandy, Just in case I don't blog tomorrow... Happy Birthday! I wish I was there to celebrate with you! Love ya! Love, Your favorite neice! 

Dear Tyler, You are the best. Thank you for keeping me going. Also, I don't know if you remember, but this morning around 4:15 there was a really big gust of wind that woke me up. Thank you for letting me cuddle with you for a minute until I could calm down again. You might have stayed asleep... Either way, thank you. I love you! Love, your Sweetie.

Happy Friday!!

P.S. In case you missed it, I'm quoted in this article! USU student group seeks 'real-world' job experience

November 15, 2011

I feel a little bit famous...

Just a little bit though, not enough to go to my head. Especially since my last name is spelled wrong one of the times I am mentioned...

Check it out!

November 14, 2011

Sunday Dinner!

Sunday dinner has always been one of the meals that I look forward to the most. Maybe because it is guaranteed to be home-cooked, or maybe because I'm just weird. Sundays are just different than any other day of the week. Since I've been married, I've tried to be really good about making a good Sunday dinner for Tyler, at least when we're in Logan. Yesterday was Sunday and I made a Cheesy Chicken Lasagna (found the recipe on Pinterest. On a side note, Pinterest has helped me find a lot of recipes that have helped me become a more adventurous chef. Yes, I just called myself a chef...). I thought that it was really good! I decided to take pictures of dinner to document two things: I cook dinner, and that the things I cook can actually turn out like they are supposed to. What do you think? Would you let me make you dinner?

 Oh, I forgot to tell you... I also found a copycat Olive Garden salad dressing on Pinterest, so I decided to try that out as well. It wasn't as good as Olive Garden's, but it was a great change from your regular ranch dressing. The recipe can be found here!
 Like I said, Cheesy Chicken Lasagna (recipe). Want some? Come on over, we have plenty of leftovers!

Just a piece of lasagna! I know. I should quit school and become a chef! Not that I would, but believe me when I say that I've thought about it...

I thought that dinner was a success! I really do enjoy cooking, especially when I have Tyler who will help me out, or do dishes, or eat things even when I don't think they turn out very good. I sure love that boy!

What new recipes have you tried lately?

P.S. The Barefoot Contessa on Food Network does not inspire me to cook. I think she's boring, and most of her food doesn't look good to me. Just thought I'd add that since she's on my TV right now!

November 8, 2011

Life... and countdowns!

Life is busy, but life is good. Tyler and I have just been going to school and work, and finding time to spend with our family and our friends. For as busy as things get, or as routine as things get, life is always good.

I was going to give you an update about life, but I started typing and realized that there aren't many updates to give...

This last weekend we went home to spend time with both of our families. It was a great weekend, especially since I got to play with this studly little guy:

On another note...the weather is getting cold, and I'm not quite sure how I feel about it yet. I do love being able to snuggle up in a blanket (and with the hubby) and drink hot chocolate eat ice cream. Oh, probably my favorite thing about winter is being able to use my oven whenever I want. We don't have air conditioning or a swamp cooler in our apartment, so the oven in the summer was just a bad idea...

When Tyler and I were still dating, I had a whiteboard in my room with various countdowns on them. I don't have the whiteboard anymore, but I would like to reinstate the countdown idea! Here we go!

14 days until Thanksgiving break! (maybe it is technically 15, but I consider the start of the break to be on Tuesday because that is the last day of class for the week.)

16 days until Thanksgiving!

31 days until classes are OVER! 

38 days until finals week is done!

47 days until Christmas!

I'm typically one of those people who don't talk about Christmas until after Thanksgiving, but it is something I am looking forward to, and something that is taking place in the last few months of 2011, so, I decided to put it up. By the way, if I counted incorrectly, please tell me and I will fix it.

Happy Tuesday everybody!

What events are you most looking forward to?

November 3, 2011

November 1, 2011


Halloween this year wasn't very all. We didn't have any parties to go to, we didn't get any trick-or-treaters (not that we had any candy for them), and we didn't have any reason at all to get dressed up... Even if there was something exciting going on over the weekend, Tyler had a Microbiology test on Monday morning, so he was mostly just busy studying.

So, what did we do to celebrate Halloween? Well, Tyler worked and I interned, then we watched ANTM while dinner was cooking, I signed up for another half marathon, and then we watched Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as we ate dinner. Sounds really fun, right?

It wasn't too bad. I get to have my own little Halloween celebration of my own today as I go to the store to buy Halloween candy! That is what I am excited for!

What is your favorite Halloween candy?