Monday, December 31, 2007

2008 is going to be great!

Well the end of a year has approached and it has been great! This year was filled with so many great memories with some pretty amazing people. I hope this new year will be filled with lots more! Tonight we are bringing in the New Year at the Hartwell Gold Course. I am a little under the weather right now so I am hoping I feel better soon. So everyone stay safe and have fun!
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Thank you Santa

I some how forgot to mention what I actually got for Christmas! Nick got me this huge jewelry box that I needed desperately. I actually have several drawers with nothing in them (amazing- guess I need to go shopping!). He also got me Hairspray on DVD b\c he knew how much I loved it. From my parents I got a coat, sweater, necklaces, ornament, and still looking for a pair of boots. The in-laws got me a cool clock, picture frame, Sweefer (sp.?) vacuum and Eric got me a X-box 360 Scene It game ( I see game night in the future!). I am so blessed to have amazing parents and in-laws. Yesterday I went to Wal-mart to look at discounted Christmas decorations. I didn't find too much, but I did find a cute card holder, wreath, small tree skirt, and cloth napkins and they were all 50% off! Have a look at the pictures!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

It's Over!

Ok so don't call me a scrooge yet. I love Christmas and it is my absolute favorite holiday, but it can get very hectic. There is so many gifts to buy, wrap, decorating, visiting, eating way too much, and it never seems to end. I enjoyed every moment, but I am ready for some peace and quiet! So with that said I am now in New Year's mode. I am making a year in review slide show for our New Year's Eve party. I have tons of pictures from every event that has occurred this year. I am getting close to being finished. I think it will be great to save a look back on years from now. I am also beginning to think about New Year's resolutions. There are always ways to improve yourself and I already have several on the list.
1) Continue with working out and lose those last 10 lbs.
2) Join a church and attend regularly
3) Start scrap booking again
4) Read lots of good books
5) Spend more time with family
6) Get more organized
7) And last but not least- Start a family of my own!

I encourage everyone to make their own list and stick to it because this new year could be the best yet!

"Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us." ~Hal Borland

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Been Awhile

Well I finally have time to write on here. As of today I am on Christmas break from work and it could not have come at a better time. I need a break! Anyway tomorrow I plan on mailing my Christmas cards that I picked up today. I also am going to finally wrap Nick's gifts and he is going to have a surprise under the tree!! Anyway I will post tomorrow. Right now I am going to celebrate my vaca!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

It is beginning to look a lot like...SUMMER!

Is it just me or is this weather CRAZY! It is the middle of December and 78 degrees. Not that I can complain, but I would like snow one day and with this weather that is never going to happen.

Anyway I am almost finished with Christmas gifts and I am so glad. I want to relax and enjoy Christmas without the crazy shopping. Other than shopping I am at a stand still with losing weight. I have not been able to workout everyday like I should and with holiday parties and food it is so hard. I am determined to lose 10 more pounds and I am hoping that during my Christmas break I will be able to. I will keep you posted because I am sure you on the edge of your seats ;). With that said I am off to workout!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Lemon Port Chicken with Goat Cheese

Since Nick comes up with such amazing recipes I thought I should share them with everyone. Nick made this one last Sunday.

Lemon Port Chicken with Goat Cheese
2 to 3 lbs of boneless chicken breast
1/2 lemon sliced thinly
2 tablespoons of fresh Rosemary chopped finely
2 tablespoons of goat cheese
1/2 cup of port wine (or wine of your chose)
Parsley (for garnish)
Salt
Pepper
Olive Oil

1) Sprinkle a generous amount of salt and pepper to chicken
2) Brown both sides of chicken in olive oil
3) Spread goat cheese on top of chicken and place lemon slices and goat cheese on top of chicken
4) Take pan off heat and pour wine on to side of pan.
5)Place chicken in oven at 375 degrees about 40- 45 mins or until cooked