Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Groom's gift

I ordered Will's groom's gift today, and I'm so very excited about it! 
You'll just have to wait until June to see what it is, but it's worth the wait (I think!)! 

So, here is what we have wedding planning wise so far:
My dress (which is in!)
Bridesmaids dresses (ordered)
Band for the reception
Invitations ordered
Photographer reserved
Save the Dates designed
Engagement pictures scheduled
Minister selected

We have one more cake tasting to attend, but it's going to have to be amazing for an amazing price to beat what we have already tasted! 


We've had some gloomy weather this weekend, but Sunday night, it stopped raining enough for us to head out for an excursion (we don't use the word walk in this house anymore). 

On the way home, Will spotted an amazing rainbow!  It was near perfect!  Of course the colors we the most bold near the ends, but you could see the whole rainbow!  Then as we turned the corner on our street, the sky looked too beautiful to not capture!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Color Me Rad!

A few months ago, I found this awesome deal on Groupon for the Color Me Rad 5k.  The Color Run (similar idea, different compamy) came to Dallas last year, but registration was full before we were able to register.  When I saw the Groupon, I knew we had to do it!  I bought the Groupon, then texted a few friends and invited them too!

I downloaded the Couck-to-5k app, and Will and I started running in the evenings.  I'm so not a runner, so this was a struggle for me.  Put me in a pool and I can swim all day, but running has never been my forte.  I think the words "I hate you" came out of my mouth a few times while we were running. 

Bright and early on the morning of the race, Josh, Lauren, Jessica, and Greer swung by the house and picked us up, then we headed to Fort Worth! 

Don't we look all nice and clean! 

Me and Greer

Josh and Will acting tough

We knew at some point we would be seperated, so we came up with a meeting point after the race.  It was a good thing too, because we were seperated before we even started running! 

This was not a normal 5k, at each K mark, color was either thrown at you or sprayed on you.  Apparently, the "color" was cornstarch that was dyed.  People actually volunteer to throw/spray color on you as you run! 

At the end of the run, they give you color packets for the "color throw".  An announcer will start a countdown and everyone throws their color in the air...it's a trainwreck, but so much fun!

color throw

The girls (and Will)

Our group after the run!

This is what you look like after the Color Me Rad 5k

We will definitely be doing this next year!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Do you have your GOLD on?!?

Did you know that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month? 
Did you know that the GOLD ribbon is the symbol of Childhood Cancer?

So many of my own personal heroes have gone to battle with this horrible disease.  Some of them have won, some of them are still battling, some have won but have everlasting scars, and sadly, some have lost the battle, but ALL of them are heroes! 


The other day, Will was complaining that I look at Pinterest too much.  I politely reminded him that without Pinterest, he wouldn't have lots of yummy dinners and desserts. 

I've made these Mini Nutella Cups a couple of times and they have been a hit!  They are really easy, and honestly, it involves Nutella, enough said!

If you can mix ingredients in a bowl, you can make these!

1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 jar of Nutella

Preheat oven to 350 and grease mini muffin tin
Cream butter and both sugars in a bowl until smooth.  Beat in eggs an vanilla until fully incorporated.  Gradually add dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt) until fully mixed. (I added about 2 tablespoons of peanut butter to the ones I made for the kickoff, but you don’t have to do that)

Roll dough into ball and place in mini muffin tin.  You don’t want to fully fill the cups of the tin, then the cookie will be too big.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown, remove from oven and let cool for 2 minutes

Using the back of a spoon or the bottom of a shot class (my method) make a well in the cookies.  Add Nutella to each cup.  The heat from the cookie will begin to melt the Nutella and you can swirl it and make it look pretty. 

Remove them from the tin after about 10 minutes.  Nutella should solidify in about an hour, but they are even better when still warm!
Makes about 60 cups, but you can halve the recipe or make the whole thing and freeze the dough balls.