Sunday, February 28, 2010

Wedding update

So things are starting to fall into place with the wedding. All our venues are booked and mom and I are on a mission to find all the blue ball quart jars we can find! I even have gifts in mind for the wedding party! Oh and invitations have been ordered!
Hopefully this will be the end to all of the snow, because I really want a break between school and wedding. :)

We have a new addition...cupcakes!Nate and the new kitty have really hit it off (thank goodness)!

Until next time!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Snow Day!

I have been off work since Monday due to the snow, got to love teaching! Though I am beginning to worry that all of these snow days will end up interfering with our wedding date. Speaking of weddings I really should be using all of this free time to work on the wedding, I guess I'm a slacker. But it is so cold outside the thought of going outdoors gives me goosebumps!

So what better way to warm up than to make some yummy soup for Tripp and I?


  • 12 slices bacon
  • 2/3 cup margarine
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 7 cups milk
  • 4 large baked potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium heat until browned. Drain, crumble, and set aside.
  2. In a stock pot or Dutch oven, melt the margarine over medium heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in milk, whisking constantly until thickened. Stir in potatoes and onions. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
  3. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Mix in bacon, cheese, sour cream, salt, and pepper. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted.
  4. Enjoy!!

I really hope it turns out as yummy as it looks! I'll be sure to let y'all know if you should try it or not!

Well now off to cook and wait for the fiance'!

Monday, February 8, 2010


We decided we would create a blog to help keep our families up to date on our lives! Tripp and I got engaged on January 10th, 2010 and couldn't be more excited to spend the rest of our lives together. We have set the date for June 5, 2010.
There is a lot of planning to do, but I think we can manage! ;) I've said yes to a dress (that's a big start, right?!?) and we have a location picked out so I think we are well on our way for our low key southern wedding! :)