Hello, hello again! Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! Our weekend was much too short, as usual 🙂
Thank you for all of your comments on Friday’s post! I loved reading them as they trickled in, and am hoping to respond to them later today!
Friday night as you know was Pizza Night in the Ingle household! Our tradition is going strong and we truly look forward to it every week. If you’re looking for a fun way to sneak in a cheap date-night with your significant other, Pizza Night is a terrific one!
Adam was on pizza duty, and he whipped up a delicious, cheesy, chicken-bacon-ranch! My mouth was watering as I ate it, and I think Truckee is still dreaming about its aromas. He grilled the chicken using his “secret” marinade, then for the ranch base he mixed ranch with a red sauce. He also added a few grilled onions. So. Good.
There she is in all her glory. I know, you’re jealous. Don’t lie.
For dessert, I found this dish of amazingness on Pinterest and just had to emulate it.
I don’t remember what the recipe was originally called, so for now we’re referring to it as, “Oreo Heaven.” Sound good?
The recipe consisted of: double stuft oreos, 1/2 cup melted butter, 2 packages instant chocolate pudding, 3 cups of milk, 2 containers of Cool Whip (we made homemade whipcream using heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla…WAY better than Cool Whip out of the bottle!), 1 8oz block of cream cheese, and 1 cup of powdered sugar.
If you need details on how to put it all together, let me know! And if you were curious about the state of my arteries, I DID take Truckee for a 2 mile hilly walk right before dinner 🙂
On Saturday, we headed up to our little college town to love on a few of our nieces and nephews who were visiting for the week.
They’re the cutest, and that’s all there is to it!
We then took Truckee to our Alma Mater, Harding University, and let her explore the Front Lawn while we hung out with one of our good friends from school. What I would give to be starting a new year of college today. Ah, the life. Those 4 years went by WAY too fast!
Truckee strutted her stuff around campus like she was a total babe. Silly girl.
We also met up with some other friends from school and talked all things BABY!! And baby GIRL at that! Correction: the girls talked babies and the guys sat outside and talked fishing.
On Sunday, I slept in with Big’n, then met up with Adam after church for lunch and some shopping. While we were out, I did a bad thing.
I tried on my beloved Frye boots. They were everything I’ve ever dreamed about and more. *sigh*. I’m now working on my plan to save for them.
10 Things I’ve Learned About Myself Since I’ve Gotten Married
1. I’m selfish. There are plenty of times when I’ll gladly do my own laundry, but I “don’t have time” to do Adam’s. It’s not that I hate doing Adam’s laundry, it’s that I hate doing laundry period and I often wait until I absolutely 100% need something washed. I could probably gold medal in an Olympic laundry pile event.
2. I DO leave the lid off the toothpaste. My mom nagged me about this for years, and then my roommate in college even noticed. I guess it really is true! I need to work on this.
3. I can be pretty wasteful. I am not a fan of leftovers, even though I always say I’m going to eat them. I always have such high hopes, but in the end, they sit in our fridge for weeks. And then the container that the leftovers was in, sits by the sink for another week before I wash it. I know, I’m a work in progress!
4. I leave the aluminum pull away cover on things. You know, like when you open up a new container of sour cream, the silver pull back piece that’s between the actual sour cream and the actual lid. I always peel it back about half way then put it back before I put the lid on. It keeps it fresher longer, right??
5. I am a light Nazi. I used to be terrible at leaving lights on in rooms that we weren’t using. But now that it’s our own house, I’m constantly nagging Adam to turn off the light in the hallway or in the garage.
6. I have a completely non-existent green thumb. I always took for granted the fact that my dad was so good with landscaping our front yard growing up, that now I hardly have a clue what anything means or how to go about it! I’d like to think that I could plant a pot of pretty flowers, but that’s about it. All yard work has been deligated to the husband.
7. I am an extremely light sleeper. Ear plugs are my friend.
8. I leave the front door open all the time. This drives Adam crazy!! It’s never on purpose, I just really forget to! I’m cracking up just thinking about it.
9. I hardly ever finish drinking a full drink. Apparently I always leave a little. That explains the multiple ‘almost’ empty glasses of water all around the house!
10. I’m the push-over out of the two of us. Especially when it comes to the dog. I’m hoping this doesn’t translate over when we have kids! I need to learn to be more stern! Grr.
If you’re married, what’s something silly you’ve learned about yourself now that you’re no longer on your own?
I’m thinking tonight will be a fabulous night for another 3-4 mile training run, then catch up on reading my next chapter in 48 Days To The Work You Love.
And before I go, if you’re familiar with the Robertson family, aka the Duck Dynasty clan, here is a fun video of them from a recent interview you might enjoy. Fun side note- Willie and Korie actually went to Harding years ago, and we got to meet and see them speak up at school a few months ago. He also spoke in chapel one morning. Word on the street is two of their kids, John Luke and Sadie are also hoping to attend Harding. The Robertsons are members of the Church, proud of their faith, and any Harding alumni probably has a soft spot in their heart for them!