Friday, December 3, 2010

Shutterfly Christmas Cards

Derek and I have decided to order our Christmas cards from Shutterfly this year. They have such cute layouts for cards. We have previously used Target’s Christmas cards but we have so many to buy this year we decided to go with Shutterfly. I have bought quite a few other things from Shutterfly before and been super happy with their products.


One day when we have children it will be fun to have cards that shows multiple places for pictures like this:





But for now since it is just the two of us we like:



This card was so cute to me! So festive with the cute Christmas Tree and I like to get ones that say "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays."




We liked this one as well. We thought it looked very elegant. :)

Oh decisions, decisions! With so many cards to buy this year I was very glad for all the options that shutterfly has to offer. I think that I looked through almost every single card on their website this year. I have decided on one. I will not tell which, so it will be a surpise to all my blog readers. :)


Here are a few links for their products:

Christmas Photo Cards:
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Birthday Cards:
http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/birthday-cards-stationery

Photo Calendars:
http://www.shutterfly.com/calendars

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Monday, November 29, 2010

A Family Tradition...

It is a Goetze family tradition to take keep last years Christmas tree, spray it with artificial snow, and then add some red ribbons and place it on the front porch. I had to hop on that tradition this year since I have a front porch. :) This is such an inexpensive Christmas decoration and you get to reuse your old tree. I think it makes the money you spend even more worth it when you get to use it again. Here are some before, during, and after pictures from mine this year. :)
The Before. I know our neighbors were wondering why I had a dead tree on my front porch. haha. :)







The Finished Product! :)
**A few people have asked me where I keep my tree all year. I actually keep it in the woods behind my parents house. Maybe one day I will have a good backyard to leave it in!**

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Our week in pictures...



Beautiful fires...

Pretty skies...

Fall Decorations...


Wet dogs...

Relaxation... (We were actually watching Mickey Mouse Club House, but what can you do when you are watching TV with a 5 year old. haha...my man is a champ).


The Cabin...


Beautiful Sunsets...
Family Portraits...





Celebrating Championships with my brother...

It was a great relaxing week and now I ready to get back to work and back into a routine! =)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fun Month...

November to me is a start of the Holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and then...my Birthday! All those holidays means lots of family time. I am so excited to work at a place that gives so much time off for these holidays. =)

We have a lot going on in November:

1. My work has a golf tournament on November 8th. This is a big deal for our office and it is a day that I look forward to, it is definitely a fun day out of the office and the normal day to day.
2. I am helping host a Baby Shower for Hannah Sharick. I am very excited about this. I have never hosted one before and I have a lot of sweet ladies to help me with it. :)
3. Derek and I are going to VA for a Student Development Trip. I have a friend that lives in the same area so, we are going to stay with them. What a fun time.
4. Thanksgiving Break - We are going to my parents family farm in VA for a whole week. I am so excited to get to spend this much time up there. It has been years...maybe even before college that I was able to spend that much time there. :)

I think we will also a few youth events throughout November as well. What a fun month! I cant wait!! =)

Happy November Everyone!!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

November...Already!?!?!

It seriously feels like it was just yesterday that I was writing my October goals! Where in the world has October gone! I was just telling Derek the other night that when I was in middle and high school I wished that time would fly by and it seemed sooo slow and now that I am married and working in the "real world" I wish that time would slow down and it doesnt. Oh well, I guess sometimes the grass is always greener on the other side right?!?

well, accomplishments for October. I must admit, not many of them got accomplished. I was just so darn busy...and sick. :(



-Sit on my couch and read with the windows open and a pumpkin candle burning
-Read a book that is thought provoking-(Started but didnt Finish)
-Pray about what I want to pursue for my Masters Degreee (Make a decision and stick
to it-I tend to change my mind every week).

-Think about what I need for Christmas decorations
-Start Christmas shopping


All the items in Red, I have done, all the ones on black, I still need to work on!


A few of my new goals will include:
- making it a point to wake earlier in the mornings
- Christmas decorations.(On it already. Derek and I have been to the store and n new light strands. :) yay!)
- only 3 more Christmas presents to buy. Maybe I should put that on my list for this month and have it done with. :)
- pray for my husband on a daily basis. :)

Wow...bring on November!

Monday, October 25, 2010

The NC State Fair 2010

Derek and I went to the Fair by ourselves this year. While we were there, we found some other friends that were there by themselves too! We met up and made a double date out of it. Hannah and I sat and talked and so did Derek and Adam. We met them at about 7:00pm and it was 8:00pm that we found an empty bench and sat. We knew the fireworks were not until 9:45 so we figured we would be long gone before then. Well, much to our surprise, we were still sitting on the bench at 9:30pm. We decided to part ways before the fireworks and watch them closer to our cars. It was one of the best times at the Fair we have had. We had a date night and a double date all in one! :) Here are some picture to show our fun time!

Adam and Hannah rode the Ferris Wheel.
Derek and I stay on firm ground and watched. :)


A little Ferris Wheel history for you!

A yummy place for Steak Sandwiches!!



Derek and Amanda



From L to R: Adam, Hannah and Amanda
Derek had to take the picture.
I dont trust strangers with my camera.

Derek had to get a Fried Snickers Bar.

The Fireworks were GREAT! :)









What a fun time we had a the NC State Fair in 2010!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Here We Go Again...

It has been 11 days since I last blogged. Can't believe how time just slips away!!

Wow! October has been a very interesting and busy month. It is always busy for me as at work this month. :) It is good! I would rather be busy than slow. That is what I tell myself every time I feel like I cannot get everything done. :) Be happy it is not slow.

A few October/November Happenings for the Georges:

1. I hosted a 31 Party for one of my friends. She is starting it as a side business. I looked at her magazine and fell in love with all the awesome items in it. I just knew I needed to host a party so, I could sell enought to get a free purse. :) Well my party did really well and I got 2 new purses, a new wallet, and a large tote with a "G" on it. Along with this i was able to get some Chrsitmas presents for really cheap! I was stoked! :) Derek and I were not sure how we were going to do Christmas this year and this really helped. If you are interested in 31 items or want to host a party feel free to contact Jade her website is: mythirtyone.com/jade I am sure she would love to hear from you.

2. I am playing on a flag football team. Yes, my family has been cracking up about this. They are all coming out to see me play on Saturday. They said they are tailgating but, I have threatened them. Hopefully they will not do that.

3. The State Fair! This is always a highlight for us. We will go and eat! That is our favorite thing to do at the Fair. We try to eat better through the beginning of the month so we can totally slurge at the Fair!! I cannot wait to go!! :)

4. We have a few Youth Events coming up at church. We are having a Fall Retreat October 29-30. I am so excited about this for me and for the the youth. I think it will be a great time of growth and encouragement. I am so excited to see how this goes! Please be in prayer for the leaders and the youth that will be coming. Please pray the the youth will bring friends that might not be saved. Hopefully this will be a great outreach opportunity. :)

The youth will also have a Fall Clean-up at the beginning of November. We will go and help some of our homebound members by cleaning their yards.

5. I am hosting a Baby Shower for a dear friend. I am doing this as a youth event as well. This lady and her husband do so much for our youth, they are amazing and we love them dearly! :) I am looking forward to that coming up.

So, this is a few of the many activities that will be happening with us! I will try to update with pictures as much as possible. :)

Happy Fall!! By the way...LOVING this cooler weather. Bring on the sweaters!! =)

Monday, October 4, 2010

October = Fall

Wow, I cannot believe it has been over a month since I last blogged. Sorry to all my followers. I had a crazy month last month and it is only getting crazier. I am trying to not let my blogging lag behind. I like to blog. Okay, so lets start out this month with goals. :) I did not post any goals for September so I feel like I have a clean slate. :)

October:

-Sit on my couch and read with the windows open and a pumpkin candle burning
-Read a book that is thought provoking
-Spend solitary time in prayer and reading my Bible daily. (I struggle with this but
more and more I am realizing how important it is).
-Pray about what I want to pursue for my Masters Degreee (Make a decision and stick
to it-I tend to change my mind every week).
-Think about what I need for Christmas decorations
-Start Christmas shopping



I have not made a lot of goals because I want to be able to accomplish all of them. :) I will hopefully be blogging more this month as well. :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Day 7 - A Picture That Makes Me Happy

Derek and I both love boats and water. I think if we could do this everyday we would be set! :) We also both love fishing in Alaska and that is just what we were about to do for a few days in this picture! :)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Favorite Quote - Day 5

Amanda and Derek: Dwight Schrute: "Fact...."

We joke about this one all the time. We will say "FACT..."

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Day 4 - Favorite Book

Amanda: "The Princess" by Lori Wick. It is a Christian novel and I have always been a sucker for those. And so is my mom, I guess I come by it honest. :) This also means she has everyone under the sun, so I have a whole Christian novel library at her house. :)


Derek:"Brave New World" D's last History of Ideas book and also one of his favorite books. :)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Day 3 - Favorite TV Show

Okay...Desperately sorry for being MIA for a while.

Moving on with this 30 Day deal... :)

This one is a common one with the both of us:

LOST hands down. Derek bought season 1 because the store did not have the one he was looking for and then we were hooked. We buy every season when they come out on DVD!

So, this means you Lost people out there...we have NOT watched the final season...so no spoilers on the comments. :)

:)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Day 2: Favorite Movie

Favorite Movie:

Amanda: Anne of Green Gables - This is a classic. If you have not seen it and like movies that are set in an early 1900's time period (I think this is right, correct me if I am wrong...) you should totally watch this movie. I had them on VHS and basically wore those out and about a year after Derek and I got married he bought them for me on DVD. Occasionally, he will graciously watch them with me. :)

Derek: Gladiator - all around good movie. the soundtrack is great. I also like the story and the character development. (Amanda has never seen this movie...)

I have quickly realized...I am not a daily blogger...sorry to buildup the everyday thing and then let you down. :(

I have also realized how much I do not want to be at my computer when I come home from looking at a computer for 8hrs a day. :) I will update as much as I can. It might not be every day though!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

30 Days of Us...

So, here I go! I am shooting for an everyday challenge. Instead of 30 days of me, I am doing 30 Days of Us! So that our blog readers can get to know both of us and not just me, AG, who writes on our blog most of the time. So...here goes for day 1!! :)

Day 1: Your favorite song:

Amanda: My favorite song is probably: "Center" it is a Christian music song and the entire song is about Christ being the center of your life. And the is my desire all the time, is that Christ will be the center of my life and my husbands life. A friend of mine sang this song at our wedding while we lit the unity candle. It was pretty amazing!! :)

Derek: "I'm Alive" by Kenny Chesney and Dave Matthews. It is pretty cool that they are very different artists yet they are friends outside of the music scene. It is also cool that even though they are very different, they were able to write a song together and sing it together.


Do it with me if you would like! I got the idea from a friend at: http://becomingvanderburg.blogspot.com/

Day 2: Your favorite movie
Day 3: Your favorite television program
Day 4: Your favorite book
Day 5: Your favorite quote
Day 6: Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 7: A photo that makes you happy
Day 8: A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 9: A photo you took
Day 10: A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11: A photo of you taken recently
Day 12: Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13: A fictional book
Day 14: A non-fictional book
Day 15: A fanfic
Day 16: A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17: An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18: Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19: A talent of yours
Day 20: A hobby of yours
Day 21: A recipe
Day 22: A website
Day 23: A YouTube video
Day 24: Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25: Your day, in great detail
Day 26: Your week, in great detail
Day 27: This month, in great detail
Day 28: This year, in great detail
Day 29: Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30: Whatever tickles your fancy


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Qutoe of the Day...Maybe even the Month...

I had a doctor appointment today and as Derek and I are sitting in the waiting room a new patient walked in. She was talking to the receptionist and she got all her paperwork and sat back down. It was only a few minutes later when they called the patients name to come back and see the doctor. The look on the patients face, to the receptionist must have said, "I am not done with all the paper work yet." Beacuse the recptionist says loud and clear so everyone can hear...

"Don't worry if you are not finished, you will have plenty of time where you're going."
*Extra emphasis on the italicized words.

Derek started chuckling then I did, I even had to nudge him to stop laughing because I was getting the giggles and that is not good because the receptionist was still sitting right there near us. Funny moment in the George Life!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

August Goals - July Accomplishments

Okay...Life at the Georges has been B.U.S.Y. We love it but it has not left much time for blogging. :) I get home from work and I usually have a few minutes to change before we head out to meet people or I am cooking to host. This is what I have been wanting to do for a long time though. Below I will write out my August goals and then below I will write what I accomplished in July and what I didnt. :)

August Goals -

1. Read another book from start to finish. :)
2. Continue to lose weight(3lbs-goal)
3. Do a devotional everyday
4. Date my husband once a week
5. Organize our bathroom.
6. Enter reciepts for our budget every 2 weeks.

(At the beginning of August when we had our anniversary we decided one of the things we wanted to do was to get organized. My husband is awesome and immidiately started wtih his office. It is almost totally done! What a man he is).


What did I accomplish:

1. Do my Bible Study every day (not double up). - This one still needs a little work...It is a constant battle for me to get up early enough. It does not get done at night because we get so darn busy in the evening.

2. Maintain my weight (if I lose great). - I gained a little bit, but not much for being on vacation.

3. Do Dishes every night and clean one area of my house each night that we are in town. - This did not happen... :(

4. Read another book cover to cover. (this should not be hard seeing we have HOURS on planes this month). - DONE!!

5. Continue to date my husband on a weekly basis. - Mostly done...when we were both in town...

6. Keep up with budget once a week (except when I am in AK on Vacation...that would be difficult)...this did not happen. Our budget in July got all messed up. But thats ok it all worked out. :)

Here they are a little late and a little crazy but thats okay. That's life. I figure if I am not flexible, life would be very disappointing!! =)

Sorry, for not posting in a while, stay tuned because I think I am going to try to do an everyday challenge!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

2 year Anniversary Photoshoot













My Mother-in-law did a photoshoot for us in Alaska. I just love these pictures!! =)





Monday, August 2, 2010

2 Year Anniversary




Exactly 2 years ago today, I married my best friend! I love him so much more now than I did 2 years ago! It is a wonderful thing to married to a someone whom you love and cannot live with out.

Our week is so busy we decided to go on an anniversary date early. We went on Saturday, July, 31. We had a blast, Derek took me on a nice date, to a fancy restaurant in the Raleigh area. Then we went to see the movie, Dispicable Me. Very cute movie!! =) We talked over dinner about the greatest thing that has happened in our lives over the past year and we also decided on a few goals each of us had for the next year.

We decided for both of us, the most exciting thing to happen was Derek being hired at Stony Hill Baptist Church. This church is so wonderful and has been such a blessing to us in the few months we have been there. We love the congregation and the youth. It was truly the highlight of our year.

My goal was for Derek and I to take a vacation just the 2 of us for longer than a weekend. We have not done this since our honeymoon, 2 years ago. We are saving and hoping to be able to go sometime this December while I am off work for Christmas vacation. Another goal we set was to get our house totally organized. When we finished dinner we had about an hour and a half before the movie so we decided to go ahead to Target and shop for some organizational items. We got some photo boxes to keep things such as medicines, manicure/pedicure items from the bathroom, and extra toothpaste, shampoo, body wash etc. We got three boxes and started with these things and putting them in our linen closet right outside the bathroom. These items, the medicines especially end up all over the house, and when we need pain killers for one reason or another we are looking everywhere for it. This really bugs me. So, now, if it is not in our medicine box, we do not have it. =) We have talked about a few other things to implement to help us be a little more organized. What a good things it is to have goals.


Having been married for 2 years we get a lot of comments about having children. Well, our plan (which is not always God's plan) is to wait until Derek finishes school. Our parents advised us to wait until we finished college to get married and we were very glad that we waited. We decided it was best for us to wait until Derek finishes his MDiv before we have children. Many times I have been glad that my parents advised us in waiting and I think in the same way, we will be glad we waited to have children. It is not always easy but it seems to be the right thing to do.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Hershey Bar Cake

I decided to make the Hershey Bar Cake, that I made for Derek few months ago, for Standing in the Gap for E. Baker Event. So here is the recipe. :)

Cake:
1 Chocolate Cake Mix
1 small box of instant vanilla pudding
1 1/2 c. of milk
3/4 c. of oil
3 eggs

Mix together and put into three 9" round pans. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 mins.

Frosting:
8oz. Cream Cheese
1 c. sugar
1 c. powdered sugar
12oz whip cream
2-3 Hershey Bars (finely chopped or grated with a cheese grater).

Mix together and ice the layers.

Very yummy!!! =)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Long hair and ponytails

My hair is FINALLY long enough for a ponytail. I have LOVED my hair short but I knew going to Alaska in the summer time were going to be spending a lot of time at the river and I do not want to have to worry with my hair. I have been letting it grow out for a few months and it is now ponytail length. YAY!!




Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My Favorite Lunch EVER!

I am a salad girl! Even in elementary school Mom would pack my lunch and I would tell her to please pack me a salad I would NOT eat sandwiches. I HATED Subway and sandwiches. Now, I am pretty fond of them but salads are still the BEST on my list! With all that said, Here is a little recipe (recipe meaning a little of this and a little of that- I dont have exact measurements for anything) for my favorite one of all time!


~Romaine Heart chopped (Super easy to chop up-this is why I spend more for them)
~Dried cranberries (I like buying them in the individual 100 calorie packs because I only use half a pack and they stay fresher longer)
~Walnuts - Just crush a few and sprinkle them on top (basically until it looks pretty)
~Feta Cheese - just a little sprinkle to add a little something to the salad.
~Rasperry Walnut Vinagrette Dressing (I think it is Ken's Brand)

Amazing salad and it is under about 300-400 calories and it keeps me full until dinner! :)

I am sure I am not the first the think of this salad but it is seriously SUPER good! I wish I had a picture but, I am sorry, I do not! =)

Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

This Week

This week I am staying with Tara Dew and helping her with the twins while Derek and Jamie are at camp! So far we have gone to the 4th of July Childrens Parade, The Nats made 4th of July cupcakes and we have had lots of good food with the Reid's and the Bakers! We had the College Girls Bible Study at Tara's house this week and tonight Lauren Faison will stay over for dinner and a movie tonight!! Woohoo!! So much fun!! =) Can't wait for the rest of the week, hanging out with such a sweet family!


Here is a picture with me and The Sam's with their 4th of July outfits on! The Nat's were swimming in the little pool on the porch! =)


Thursday, July 1, 2010

July Goals - June Accomplishments...

It amazes me at how time flies!!! Wow!! It is already July. In exactly 15 days I leave for vacation with my Hubs!! Woohoo!! We will be gone for 11 days, visiting with family. And I am so excited I can hardly stand it! On to my June Goals and what I accomplished and what I didn't... :)

June Goals:
1. Lose 8lbs. - I did not lose 8 but I did lose 3.5lbs. I am ok with that it is close to 1lb a week. I knew it would be extremely difficult to lose 2lbs a week...and that includes Amber coming in to town and eating some AMAZING Italian food. I just knew I was going to blow my weight loss that week. =)
2. Cook dinner every night except 1 when we go out on a date. -I think we did this. I can only thing of one week that went out to dinner twice (Lock-In Week-I justified that).
3. Do the dished every night before bed. - There were a few nights I missed this escpecialy during VBS. We cooked dinner in the house every night that week and got home late and this equalled lots of dishes and a very tired Derek and Amanda (I let this one slide - there can be exceptions, right??)
4. Take 1 night each week to clean the house - By the way...I learned this was NOT enough!!! There is way too much to do to only clean the house 1 night a week. I think I was probably already doing this!! =)
5. Take care of budgets and receipts once a week - try once every 2 weeks... :-/ Ooops...this should really be done once a week. I will make this another goal next month!
6. Go on a date with my husband every week! - We managed this...even VBS week we went out once!
7. Get up every morning for a few minutes in prayer and Bible Study - I was not so good at this. Sleep is very hard for me to give up! I have to have a really good reason to get up earlier then I absolutely have to and reading my Bible is a very good reason but I still struggle with this. (More on this for next month).
8. Read a book from beginning to end - DONE! It was SOOO good! I read The Princess by Lori Wick. Amazing book! I would suggest it to anyone! I did not start reading it until like June 14 or so, I thought there is no way I am going to get through a 300page book in about 2 weeks. (For those that dont know...I am a very SLOW reader) I had the book done a few days ago! =)

July Goals - (These will be a little different because I will be spending 1 week with Tara Dew our Pastors wife because Jamie and Derek will be on a mission trip with our Youth! It will also be a little different because Derek and I will be on vacation for about 11 days.)

1. Do my Bible Study every day (not double up).

2. Maintain my weight (if I lose great). - Also, since I have been trying to lose weight there has hardly been a day when I have not weighed myself. I think it will be good for me to take a month and not even step on a scale! I hardly ever weighed myself in high school or college. This weight loss thing is totally new to me.

3. Do Dishes every night and clean one area of my house each night that we are in town (except Saturday-I am resting with my husband). I think I am going to make a spreadsheet and give myself a task for each day. This will make me more productive with my time! (I will post about it later). - I will give myself the occasional exception - ex. a late baseball game or a late movie on night or something.

4. Read another book cover to cover. (this should not be hard seeing we have HOURS on planes this month).

5. Continue to date my husband on a weekly basis.

6. Keep up with budget once a week (except when I am in AK on Vacation...that would be difficult).

Okay, these are my July goals! I should be able to meet them, I will let you know at the beginning of August!! =)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Italian Night with Amber

Amber was home for just 5 days! We did a lot in those 5 days and one of the things was an "Open House/Italian Night" at her parents place!! It was a lot of fun to learn how to make some good pasta dishes!! Here are a few pitures to show the scrumptious food and the wonderful friends that came by to see her!! I did not capture all the people that came because I was busy talking and cooking!! :) I snagged a few shots though!!















Friday, June 4, 2010

Giveaway!!!



This post is a giveaway for an apron that I think is absolutely adorable!!! =) I would love to win it!! If you would like a chance to win hop on over to http://http//amysfinerthings.com/flirty-apron-giveaway and leave a comment. =)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Date Night!!!



We went to Chick-fil-a for our date night this week and we got our FREE spicy Chicken sandwich. I only ate half...not my favorite. You dont change a good thing. But, Derek said he could eat chick-fil-a more now that they have a spicy sandwich. I am ok with that!! haha!!

We followed up Chick-fil-a with a walk around campus and a little Goodberries icecream and a some competition on the Nintendo Wii!! He beat me in Tennis and I beat him in bowling!!!

Oh yea...it was a blast!!!! =)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June - Goals

So, I have decided to set goals for myself each month and blog about them so that I am telling more people than myself and maybe I will be more diligent to accomplish it. :)

Goals for June:
1. Lose 8lbs. Yes, I know that is about 2lbs a week but that is my goal!!!
2. Cook every dinner at home except for 1 night each week where we go out on a date (the only exception will be dinner with my grandma and great aunt - which we do occasionally).
3. Do the dishes everynight before I go to bed (no dishwasher and I normally really dislike doing the dishes - Derek does them more than me =) yay for sweet hubbies).
4. Take 1 night each week and clean the house.
5. Take care of our budget and receipts at least once a week.
6. Go on a date with my husband every week. (goes along with #2)
7. Get up every morning in time to have a few minutes in prayer and reading my Bible.
8. Read a book from beginning to end.


These are my goals. I will update at the beginning of July to let you know how I have done with each of them!!!

~Amanda

Friday, May 14, 2010

Baking...

I love to bake! I dont have much time to bake these days because of a little thing called life! I Have a job waiting for me every week day with 40+ hours of work. This does not leave much energy for baking.  When my husband quit his retail job to take a ministry position he said he wanted to celebrate.  He wanted a Hershey Bar Cake.  So, off to the store I went to make him his Hershey Bar Cake. =) He also had alluded to the fact that he wanted to buy the movie Avatar.  He saw it in theatres and I have not seen it yet. So, I bought that as a "I am proud of you" gift. So, here are some pictures (of course) to show you my evening of baking. 

What a wonderful Husband I have!!!


Derek's Surprise when he got home from work...(Coca Cola is not in the recipes just something my hubby wanted.) =D



The Finished Project



A Smiling Husband.  After his last day at his old retail job...

now on to teaching teenagers!!! Woohoo!! =) 

Friday, April 30, 2010

A Unique Design

My Aunt is super talented!! She sells handmade Jewelry and it is beautiful! She makes it all herself and I have quite a few pieces from her.  I get pieces from her on Birthdays and Christmas and then occasionally when I see one that I absolutely cant live without.  Her website is: http://www.auniquedesign.etsy.com/

Here is her quote from facebook, "At A Unique Design we sell artisan created jewelry pieces. All jewelry is designed by me, Jackie Haley."

Hope you all enjoy looking at her beautiful jewelry!!