Monday, March 29, 2010

First Loves

"We can give without loving,
But we cannot love without giving."
Bruce C. Hafen 

As some of you may know, I attended a math and science high school.
This meant NO performing arts. 
Not to shabby if you're not used to it.
BUT....
Last Monday I attended my 
1st Jr. High School Musical.
Seriously. 
"Hello, Dolly!"
It was amazing. Those kids are wicked talented!
Jake and Tyler pictured above. 
Jake was an amazing Citizen of NY, as well as 
a talented waiter! I loved the dances!
Clara, Jake, Tyler and Maddie
Loving life :)
These kids and their parents are basically
our 2nd family. They are inspiring. 
Jake, Clara, Maddie, and I
Don't you love their expressions?
Maddie and I missed the memo...
The 70s picture of Nate and Laurel
(that's what the effect is called).
They are the world's best role models. 
If you need one, too bad. 
They're taken!
PS: Don't let Nate's expression fool you.
He's just recovered from smooching the Mrs. 
And he loved it :)

 Tyler and Clara.
Staring contest. 
GO!

I think Clara won.
In other news, 
we finished moving our furniture 
into our 2nd bedroom.
Its the best room. 
Best feeling. 
1st time owning a futon. I'll never get rid of it.
So comfy. We have a hard time getting off of it!
Please appreciate the library in the corner.
All of my books aren't even here yet. 
[sigh]
I love books
and arranging. 
We've got some good work cut out for us!

Another 1st:
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Now, listen. I can bake anything.
Ask my friends from HS. 
The only thing I cannot make....
chocolate chip cookies
That's embarassing. 
So, tonight,
I made them for the 
1st time
aka: they turned out amazingly well!
Thanks Karen!
YAY to my self esteem!
This is what I get to cook them in. 
Seriously?
What's with the easy bake oven?
 Inside the monstrosity.
Along with being teeny-tiny,
The dang cookie sheets bang! when they warm up.
It'll jump-start your pacemaker for sure.
Another batch! 
Go me!
The cookie monster. 
He loved me tonight.
You would too.
They, finally, turned out well!
(I haven't dared make them the entire time we've been married.)

Leave your favorite recipe! 
1st recipe swap!



7 comments:

jglc said...

heh. math and science high school.

MB said...

I'm impressed with your math and science high school experience...mostly because those were my least favorites subjects.

Do you like chilli? Look up Rachael Ray's Caution Flag Chilli on foodnetwork.com - it is SO good and spicy!

Katy said...

Math and Science school!! Wow, that sounds so prestigious!! If your school excelled in those categories, then i suppose my school could be considered, "School of Rodeo Queens, Cha-chewin' Hicks and Mullet Extraordinaires". Wyoming, what can i say?

WOOOO on great cookies!!! I still can't make a good cookie to save my life!! one of my favorite recipes:

http://thepioneerwoman.com/tasty-kitchen/recipes/desserts/chocolate-peanut-butter-cake/

Bethany Gilson said...

you go girl! sorry about yesterday :( Sunday was not a day of rest for us at all! you 2nd bedroom looks great! I can't wait for you to see mine! Ha ha ha!

Laurel said...

Ahhh. I feel so lucky! Thank you for the nice words. I will send you my ccc recipe. I have made more batches than I dare admit... and this one is my favorite. Although, i am always willing to try something. Love you guys like crazy!
Laurel

James said...

Yay, Krista!! And your hair looks so cute, by the way...Bring some of those cookies over and lets hang out! I would have been so jealous of you with your extra bedroom in the village!

James said...

These comments are actually from Lori, not James!!