“I think the most significant work we ever do, in the whole world, in our whole life, is done within the four walls of our own home.” – Stephen R. Covey

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Annoying much?

Is any one else annoyed every morning when it seems that the Today Show just copies the Yahoo News top stories? I mean really, I already read about that junk... tell me something NEW!

An example from this morning:
Read this morning: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080129/lf_nm_life/depression_age_dc_2
Then reported on the Today Show: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22896014/

They did not report this however (at least what I saw)...

Do you find news stations just re-reporting the same old news? How does all that work anyway?

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Wondefully Beautiful Things!

(this post NOT sponsored by Anthropologie)

I had always heard of this store by some design centered friends and websites but I had never visited the website or store. All the things I have heard or seen about the store have featured beautiful things that are pretty expensive so I tried to stay away...but the trying didn't work! I went to the store during my lunch break recently and FELL IN LOVE and although I like shopping, I usually don't fall in love/infatuation with a particular store (ikea excluded). When I went inside I literally ended up spending my whole break plus some just browsing around and looking/touching the merchandise. I suppose I was never told to "look and not touch" because I have to hold something in my hand to experience it.

So, below I am going to post some amazingly wonderfully beautiful things I found but you HAVE to visit a store near you to get the full effect of the store and its "culture"!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

It's just so sad...

My first thought... "no hes not, this is just a rumor"
My second thought "this cant be, not Heath Ledger..."

It's not like I knew him personally but he was my quintessential teenage celeb crush. It all started with 10 Things I Hate About You .

Completely ruined my day.

...for you guys laughing at this, imagine if Sean Connery died (Sean Connery, please dont die)...see, now you get it.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Warm Food for a Cold Day...mmm...good!

I know, I know... you've been waiting all this time and you're probably expecting some super exciting story and here I am giving you recipes... HOWEVER, you will LOVE ME FOREVER after you try these and if the pictures dont amaze you, well, maybe you'll chip in to buy me a new camera!

Chicken Florentine

(I actually halved this recipe and my husband and ate it for 3 wonderful days)

2 (10-ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach
6 chicken breast halves (about 4 pounds), cooked, boned, and shredded (um, yea...do this ahead of time)
2 (10 3/4-ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream (I used fat free)
2 cup grated sharp Cheddar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice(I used bottled)
1 teaspoon curry powder
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
(I did 1/4 cup bread crumbs and 1/4 cup french fried onions left over from Thanksgiving, it added a nice crunch and more flavor)
2 tablespoons butter

Remove the outer wrappers from the box of spinach. Open 1 end of each box. Microwave on full power for 2 minutes, until thawed. Drain the spinach and put into a large bowl. Add the shredded chicken.

In a medium bowl, combine the soup, mayonnaise, sour cream, Cheddar, lemon juice, curry powder, salt and pepper, to taste, and wine. Whisk together to make a sauce. Pour the sauce over the spinach and chicken. Mix well with a spatula.

Place the mixture into an 11 by 7-inch casserole dish or 2 (9-inch) square disposable aluminum foil pans that have been sprayed with vegetable oil cooking spray. Pat down evenly and smooth with a spatula. Combine the Parmesan and bread crumbs and sprinkle over the top. Dot with the butter.

Wrap the uncooked casserole securely with plastic wrap, then with aluminum foil. Place each pan into a plastic freezer bag and seal. Place into freezer.
Allow casserole to thaw 24 hours in refrigerator. When ready to bake, remove the plastic wrap and foil. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes until bubbly.

Finished pre-cooked product:

Finished product:

(small dent in the middle from testing hot-ness)

Then I made this creamy orzo to go with it that was also delicious:

Creamy Orzo

1 pound orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large shallot, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, juices drained
1 1/4 cups whipping cream
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Bring a heavy large saucepan of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the orzo and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring often, about 8 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a heavy large frying pan over medium heat. Add the shallot and garlic, and saute until tender, about 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook until they are tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in the cream and peas. Add the orzo and toss to coat. Remove the skillet from the heat. Add the Parmesan to the pasta mixture and toss to coat. Stir the pasta mixture until the sauce coats the pasta thickly, adding enough reserved cooking liquid to maintain a creamy consistency. Season the orzo with salt and pepper, and serve.

orzo = cooked, tomatoes = getting cooked... multitasking is great.

finished product orzo...blurry but good...so good the cameras eyes glazed over...

Thursday, January 17, 2008


I know, I'm a slacker... I promised you a new post with new pictures and you waited and waited and got NUTHIN'! Again, I apologize... I was intending to post last night after dinner but dinner turned into more of a fiasco than I anticipated and I started researching something... WHAT was I researching? ...oh, just a little thing like our trip to NEW YORK! WooHoo! I got a travel book from the library and was lucky enough to get one published in the last decade so I know its current...and actually its 2007 which rocks even more... as we plan things to do I will post those too!

Anyway...just a small note to let you know I will be sharing recent feats in the kitchen soon! Heres a hint... it has to do with our favorite sailor man!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


You are most likely not human if you don't think the post linked below isn't HILARIOUS!


more posting later once i upload some photos...


Friday, January 11, 2008

Mission Impossible: Search of the PERFECT Jeans

Shopping for jeans is about as much fun as getting an eyebrow wax... My problem with buying jeans is that I am looking for a low rise/bootcut/dark rinse/long (at least 34" inseam). I have tried Gap and they stretch out too much resulting in a butt that looks like its housing a dirty diaper. Express does pretty well in way of jeans but I just can't quite bring myself to spend $80 on something like that. I have tried to rationalize it before saying that if I calculated the "cost/per wear" then the jeans are definitly affordable. In the end though, I just dont feel comfortable wearing something so expensive. I have found though that it is hard to find jeans in the right length for me! I think it all stems from a childhood fear of putting my tall body in a pair of too-short jeans would increase the "wierd-o" factor of being tall than the "models are tall too" factor. Now I am not extremely tall being 5'10"(150.0-ish lbs.)and wearing a 9/10 pants but I still dont want pants that are above the top of my shoe or pool and drag rediculously on the floor...WHERE IS MY HAPPY MEDIUM!

Anyway, last weekend I bought a pair of jeans at The Limited. They were the Sexy Drew style and looked great on. Definitly completed the "low-rise" need. They were plenty long and pretty wide-leg. Once I got them home though and on with my typical boots... I looked straight out of the 70's...hello bellbottoms! I tried to fool myself by saying that an ironed crease in the front would take away the extreme flair, but it didnt work... back they went to the store!

Next I bought a pair of lucky jeans earlier this week. Usually they would fall outside my price range but these were on sale so I HAD to try them on. These were the "Sweet and Low" style and fell PERFECTLY to the ground with my tall brown boots on. However once I got home, I realized that I looked sloppy with them bunched around my feet with shorter shoes. Also, they were a little baggy in the butt and I know from experience that, for me, jeans dont shrink, they expand! I took them back and continuted the hunt for perfect jeans. The photo I posted makes them look HORRIBLE but they looked much better on.

After that I headed to an unlikely place for nice jeans... Charlotte Russe. I already have a pair of jeans from here but they have a hole in the knee thus the need for new jeans. The store brand of denim is called Refuge. I tried on about 4 different pairs on settled on the ones in the picture...the wonderful news...$16.99! What luck!

Since I was on a roll I headed to American Eagle to check out the sale I had been browsing on-line. In the end I bought jeans that I hadn't even bothered to look at on-line but they fit great. A little higher price point but I rationalized it with the $16 pair! I also scored a cute blouse and knitted cardigan for $10 and $15 respectively! Yay, go me!

What do you look for in a perfect pair of pants? Where do you find them?

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Ohh, ps. I forgot... it's Delurking Day!

Yep, that's right. The Official Delurking Day is back. Read the site? Comment. THANKS!, do it again. I know there are dozens of you that tuned in yesterday so why don't you comment today!! A little shy? Come on, comment - you know you wanna. You'll be glad you did. And so will all the bloggers already hard at work on tomorrow's posts.

Pumpkin-Orange Spice Bread = Yum Yum YUM!

I found this recipe in my Newlywed Cookbook (by Robin Miller) when I was looking for things to make for dinner this week. It sounded good although maybe a bit out of season with the pumpkin. Result...DELICIOUS.

The pan I put it in was a 8.5 inch glass bread pan and I put a pizza pan underneath incase any spilt over...the batter will fill up your pan pretty full.
Also, I used 1/2 C Splenda & 1/2 C sugar and it turned out good without having that fake sugar taste.
Another note is that I was pressed for time when making this so I mixed all the wet ingredients together like instructed in step 3 BUT I let them sit in the fridge for about 2 hours while I worked out and got some errands done. I was afraid when I came back that the milk and orange juice didn't play nice and may have fought with each other while I was gone and curdled but NO SUCH THING HAPPENED, Yay! Anyway, I finished making the bread and it all turned out great!

I plan on posting more recipes in the future and how they turned out so please check in for that! Make sure you dont forget and bookmark me!

(this is not a picture of my bread, but looks just like my bread)

Here is the recipe:

1 3/4 C all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 C canned pumpkin (not pie filling)
1/2 C milk
1/4 C orange juice
1 egg
1 T grated orange zest
4 T butter
1 C granulated sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350F
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, cloves, salt and ginger. Mix well and set aside.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together pumpkin, milk, orange juice, egg and orange zest and set aside.
4. In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour mixture and pumpkin mixture, alternating each, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Blend until smooth. Pour batter into an 8-inch loaf pan that has been coated with non-stick spray.
5. Bake 1 hour, or until a wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan, on a wire rack, 10 minutes. Remove bread and cool completely.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Six Month Review... no, not that kind!

Okay… 6 month review here starting on July 4th…no no, it is not a test or a review of your performance…DON’T BE SCARED! I suppose it is actually a review of how REDICULOUSLY BUSY we keep ourselves over here at the Felderhoff Haus!

wow, it has been FOREVER since I downloaded the old pictures off of our digital cameras! The first set is from when we went to the Rangers game on July 4th. Having never been able to afford the nice close to the field (ie. close view of those great baseball pants) it was nice to score tickets from Chad’s boss and no longer reside in the cheap seats. We got together with our friends Stephanie and David and enjoyed the game. I have been friends with Stephanie since 7th grade and it was so nice have a chance to hang out again! It was also very touching to have the newest graduating class of the air force there to get honored. With my brother being in the military and being overseas studying abroad in Belgium on this day, the playing of the national anthem brought a sting to my eyes. The Rangers beat the LA Angels and we got to watch a great fireworks display. I should say…APPARENTLY it was great firework show… it didn’t pay off to have great seats during the show because we couldn’t see a lot of the fireworks over the jumbo-tron.

A few days later on July 7th (07/07/07) one of my oldest friends, Kelly Wing got married in the same church that I had a couple months earlier. I was a reader but so dang nervous! Luckily it was in a church I was used to and comfortable with. The reception was at The Atrium in Garland which is a GORGEOUS glass surrounded by lots of trees outside which is really nice. However, there was one STRANGE thing outside… when we got there we noticed a large blue helicopter with a couple of guys in flight suits hanging around. I thought that maybe there was a flight museum inside. It dawned on me a later that this helicopter wasn’t just for show. Turns out, to Jon’s surprise, he and Kelly would make quite an exit flying high in the sky to DFW airport. It was so cool to watch the propellers start spinning and watch the happy couple jump in the helicopter and fly away! I tried to get pictures of this but it was too dark to really make out anything in the blurry shots!

In August another friend got married (sense a trend? it’s not over yet!) in Lubbock. This was Angela and Theo who I had met while in college at Texas Tech through the Catholic Student Association. Angela, Andrea, Stacie, Mary and I were all in the small group and now we all live in separate parts of the state from each other. It was so nice to get the opportunity to hang out and be our goofy selves again. Thank goodness Mary’s husband and Chad get along and could have “man-talk” while the girls hung out!

In mid-July my family found out that my mom had breast cancer. Although incredibly devastating we were all happy to find out that it was in the early stages and later removed successfully. (Since then she has gone through chemo and is now having radiation and doing well) It was at that point that I knew I wanted to be involved somehow with the Race for the Cure that happens in October in Dallas every year. So, in early October my brother Matthew, Chad, our friend Norm and I walked/ran the course. Chad and Norm ran while Matthew and I walked the 5K. It was a little hard at times knowing why we were there and why it all mattered but we were really glad to be doing it. I think our “team” in all raised about $600.

In mid-October Chad and I went to Lubbock to watch our first (live) Tech game of the season. Unfortunately we lost against Colorado but it was still a lot of fun. I really enjoyed living in Lubbock while I was there but it was fun going back knowing I didn’t have classes and that I could just enjoy the atmosphere!

I already covered Thanksgiving in previous posts so I’ll skip to Christmas. It has really been fun having our first holiday as a married couple and finally I can decorate our first apartment for the holidays. I bought some really cute ornaments at World Market and actually (partially) made our stockings. I dont have a picture of the tree but it was a towering beautiful fir! If only we had a fireplace it would be perfect.

Sunday, December 23rd we went to Rockwall to have early Christmas with my parents. We started out with Mass at 10:30a at my home parish. We ate an enchilada dinner and the FINALLY got to open presents. Chad had really gotten most of his presents back in late October before deer season started. He needed camouflage cover-alls and a heavy coat for hunting season so needless to say he didn’t have truckload of gifts at Christmas from my parents. I had been hinting for a leather ottoman for our living room which is just what I got. I also had talked about wanting a weather radio for when the weather gets bad and our cable goes out and I got a super duper weather radio/TV radio/cell charger/everything else that will be great! That evening we drove to Muenster for the Felderhoff/Metzler Christmas.

Monday morning Chad went hunting on his parent’s property while I slept in. That day his mom and I cooked and baked to get things ready for the Felderhoff Christmas that evening. I also got to share in the family tradition of making Divinity candy. It’s a detailed process but it turned out pretty dang good! Once Chad’s siblings got into town we headed over to his Grandparents house where we ate, talked, read the nativity story, sang Christmas carols and opened presents. After that we went to Midnight Mass which was a beautiful celebration! Tuesday we went to the Metzler side of the family celebration and all the food and desserts were delicious! There was also a gift exchange and Chad and I scored a “Fry Daddy” and a set of poker chips!

That weekend we headed to San Antonio for a wedding that Chad was a groomsman in. Chad has known Steve since his freshman college days and we are so happy that he has met Allison. She is such a sweet girl and they make a very nice couple. We tried to leave as early as possible on Friday but unfortunately we missed the rehearsal and were late for the rehearsal dinner. All the events were at the La Cantera Resort and Hotel ( which was beautiful! The location of the ceremony looked over an area that looked like and Italian landscape. We didn’t get to stay at the resort but we walked around a bit and vowed to come back someday to stay overnight.

On New Years Eve we got together with our friends Ashley and Brian that just moved to the area and Chad’s brother Mitch and his girlfriend Aubree. We all went out to dinner at I’Fratelli’s Italian Restaurant and then went to Champs Sports Bar for a drink. Chad and I had been to the restaurant before and it is delicious. They have the best bread and the food is really good too. After that we came back to our apartment and played poker. I have not played that often and am not very good but it was still fun.

To start New Years off right we went to the gym! I know, surprising but it really wasn’t that hard to get the motivation and I was glad that I went. Chad and Mitch hit the weights while Aubree and I went to a spin class. Now… I have ridden a bike before but the seat on this bike SUCKED. The class was 60 minutes and I think I was sore for almost a week! Apparently they don’t invest in padding at that place and I don’t think I could take another class like that. It was good though to get our heart rates up and feel good about getting a good workout in on the first day of the new year! We made it home just in time for our friends to start arriving for the Bowl Game watching party we hosted. Texas Tech was in the Gator Bowl against the University of Virginia. It looked like we might lose for a little while but they pulled it out in the end… there’s a reason we call them “Heart Attack Tech”!

This past Saturday we got together with a group of friends to go bowling in Plano. We have another set of friends, Eric and Jackie, which just moved to the metroplex so we knew it would be fun to get together. Although I lost every game, we played 3 different times and stayed there until about 11:00p.

Sunday we tried a new church. We like St. Michaels but Chad’s uncle is a deacon at St. Ann Catholic Church in Coppell so we tried that for a change. It was WONDERFUL. It is much more my type with the traditional architecture and design. I really liked the priest homily and it seems like a very warm and inviting community. They are a parish of 23,000 people and have a wonderful young adults group that we want to get involved with. The music minister is named Curtis Stephan and has done wonderful things through Spirit and Song. It is refreshing as a young person to have contemporary uplifting songs as well as the old favorites during the liturgy. We will be going there again soon to decide if we want to switch.

OKAY... that should be enough to get you hooked and get me updated to present!
...make sure to leave comments!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Cinnamon Rolls

(imported from a previous entry)
December 21, 2007

I forgot to mention that I also made these this week and THEY ARE DELICIOUS! I got them from this website. This woman is hilarious in her cooking and family descriptions and every recipe I have tried has turned out wonderfully! Just dont expect to lose weight!

On my version I made them in large rectangle "stuffing" aluminum pans. I made one pan the first day and froze the other pans for a week. I let them sit out and defrost and rise through the day (9 hours) and then baked them. They turned out perfectly!


Catch Up Time!

(imported from a previous entry)
December 21, 2007

See... I knew I was going to be a slacker on this... Its been forever since I last posted! I will say though, December is a particularly busy and hectic month with the holidays coming up! So, what have a done since you heard from me last?

The first week of December our friends Mary and Kevin came into town for Kevin's company Christmas Party. We were lucky enough to catch up with them on Saturday and go eat lunch together and browse the mall for special deals. Chad and I met Mary and Kevin while we were all in college and all single. I was one of Mary's bridesmaids and she returned the favor last May when I got married. Although they live near Austin now, it's great getting together now and then to catch up.

That Sunday I did something drastic, something I hadn't done in such a way since I was sixteen, something I was nervous about and a decision I kept to myself until it was over with... I got my hair cut.

Now I have obviously gotten my hair cut lots since I was sixteen but it had only been a trim or maybe 2-3 inches off but not getting an actual cut with style and layers etc. If you don't know me I have naturally spiral curly hair. Not to the extent where it would be called kinky (oh the google hits I'll get with that one) but definitly super curly. Anyway, I was tired of always putting off spending any real money on my hair cuts and sick of thinking that only girls with straight hair could have cute cuts. So I armed myself with the credit card and headed to the salon. Normally I try to request someone with similar hair to mine to do the cut but I trusted this salon. I told the stylist that I was nervous and what I was looking for and what I was NOT looking for. She did an AMAZING job and listened to me and gave me advice on products and styling the whole time. Before it was all one length and almost halfway down my back. Now, is layerd around my face and the longest layer reaches my collarbone. It has really reduced the time I need while washing my hair and styling. Needless to say, I was pleased with the job she did and when I got home Chad loved it. Everyone who has noticed gave compliments!

Last weekend was Chads Christmas party at Texas 'de Brazil . Since I haven't met a lot of people that he works with and we've only been to this restaurant one other time I really didnt know whether we should wear jeans or dress more nicely. I am so glad that we decided to dress up because everyone else was dressed up nice. The drinks, food and dessert were delicious! Afterwards we went to Petes which was lots of fun as well. What wasnt fun was parking a mile away and walking in the freeeezing cold! On Sunday we went to some friends apartment that I went through the Advertising program with an had the best White Elephant exchange. The only rule was that the gift had to be liquid and alcoholic. I thought we did pretty good taking home a bottle of Baileys and 2 6-packs of beer.

Last night was my works Christmas Party which was also good and I was the proud recipient of a Starbucks gift card!

After all of that business the good news is that Chad and I have all of our Christmas presents bought AND wrapped with the exclusion of one of two that are odd sizes. Bag or box? Its a hard decision I tell ya!

I really do plan on updating more often with more interesting topics than Christmas parties and presents recieved!

Catholic Podcasting

(imported from a previous entry)
November 29, 2007

Personally I have been looking for a way to insert more time with my Catholic faith into my life other than the normal Mass and prayer time. In this fast pace life we lead it's hard to find moments of time to devote to learning/enjoying our faith. This is where (for me) positive multi-tasking comes in to play.

During my commute to work I get sick of radio drabble and there are slow times at work where I find myself mindlessly surfing the internet. I realized that this was such a wasted use of time where I could be doing something much more productive or worthwhile. When I discovered the Catholic podcasts I was so excited to finally have something that filled my exact need. Now on my drive to work or during mundane times at work or working out at the gym (etc.) I can listen to these short entertaining pieces of my faith.

I really think that this is the kind of thing that young Catholics NEED to at least keep them interested and invoved in Catholicisim if not serve as a secondary means of religious education and entertainment. We are a fast paced people living in a fast paced culture and I really don't see myself sitting down with a new encyclical to learn about the faith. I really and truly think that this is the way the Church is going to have to move to stay in pace and connected to its people at least on some level.

So... I just wanted to let all of my Catholic (or non-Catholic) friends know about this AMAZING resource I found. I really can't say that I "found" it though, this is something that truly FOUND ME. Chad and I went to this thing called Theoloy on Tap and one of the speakers one week was the founder of this Catholic Podcasting website called SQPN (www.sqpn.com)...

Basically, you just have to check it out to really get all the details but... a Catholic priest named Fr. Roderick runs this website that contains more than a dozen podcasts covering all different topics. I figured out how to use the Google Reader that will automatically download new podcasts and then I listen to them at work/home. You can also download the episodes and put them on your mp3 player and listen to them at your convenience.

Catholic Podcasting Sites:

Thanksgiving Recap

(imported from a previous entry)
November 28, 2007

Well, Thanksgiving went off (almost) with out a hitch! Mom and I performed an intricate ballet of oven timing and managed to get everything out of the oven at served hot at relatively the same time. Thank you to whoever gave us the kitchen timer with 3 alarms for our wedding present. AWESOME!

Chad was super excited to use our new electric carver on the turkey but unfortunately Mom already had it sliced up when she broght it over. I did have some bread that needed to be sliced so Chad was able to cut that up.

We had 8 people in attendance and really not a lot of leftovers which I like. I did manage to save enough turkey for this amazing turkey pot-pie that I want to make.

So anyway, Thanksgiving was great and my family left about 5p. We did manage to take about 48 family photos that will hopefully be pared down to a select few to send out in Christmas cards. We will see if Chad and I get one sent out this year! After that Chad and I headed up to Frisco where his cousins live and the Felderhoff side of his family was gathered. We hung out and watched the rest of the Cowboy game and played Mad Gab with the other cousins/siblings and their spouse/boyfriends/girlfriends.

Friday Chad had to head to work for a few hours and then we all headed to my families ranch for the weekend. It was WONDERFUL. The guys went hunting in the mornings and the evenings and my mom and I stayed indoors where it was warm. Mostly we just sat around visiting with the family and reading magazines but we did manage to make about 3 dozen cookies and muffins and a huge dish of lasagna for dinner on Saturday. It was DELICIOUS! Sunday we headed back home and had enough time to unpack and clean up before we headed to church. All in all, GREAT holiday weekend!

Football and Friends

(imported from a previous entry)
November 19, 2007

Saturday night we hosted several friends to an evening of burgers and sausage on the grill and (hopefully) a chance to watch Tech beat OU. Well, after quite possibly the longest game I've ever watched (7p-11:30p!), Tech beat OU! Don't look for game stats here, I didn't pay a lot of attention but I was definitly glad we won! It was so exciting to watch the crowd get pumped up and also prepare themselves to rush the field. Now I normally think a football game lasts about 1 quarter longer than my attention span but the chance for Tech to beat OU was great!

Chad and I also got to spend time with some friends that we hadn't seen in a while and this was the first time we had babies in attendance too. Jackson (son of friends DeeDee and Paul) didn't like all the shouting too well, but in his defense it was past bedtime for him! By the time the game was ending most people had already headed home and it was just the few faithful left.

A GREAT end to a good season.

...but the season is not over yet in the Felderhoff Haus...

Cowboys vs. Redskins on Sunday

Not a lot can be said about our lazy Sunday except that it was a lazy Sunday just as the day should be. We went to church, bought groceries for the week (and Thanksgiving), a little Christmas shopping and watched football (shopped the newspaper circulers). The Cowboys beat the Redskins in the nick of time. I am really happy that our team is doing so well. It's kind of fun when I drive by Texas Stadium every morning and afternoon and know that that is where they win all the games! When the new stadium is built I won't get to drive by it anymore but the funny thing is that I can actually see the construction going up when on about 1/2 mile from the apartment. I have to say, I'm not a big football fan but I'm happy when our (Chad's) teams (and Fantasy Football) win their games. It makes for a happier household.

*Fantasy Football Disclaimer: I do not like the way this system works. Sports are a team effort and should be rooted for as such. Fantasy Football turns sports into an individual game which is wrong.


(Imported from previous entry)

November 16, 2007

It's getting cool around here which means one thing to me.... time to warm up with some yummy food!

Chad and I are hosting Thanksgiving for my family this year which is likely to be fun and stressful at the same time. So far I am really not that stressed though because I like cooking and am excited to find new (but still traditional) fun things to cook... you will not find any Thanksgiving Enchiladas at this house! I'm having to make sure that I dont try too many new things because one person I know (a certain brother) likes things to stay the same year to year...

So far I have planned:

Roast Turkey
Sausage Stuffing
Green Bean Casserole
Acorn Squash
Sweet Potatoes
Pumpkin Pie
Pecan Pie
Vanilla Ice Cream

Luckily, I think the only things I will have to make or buy will be the stuffing, squash, croissants, pecan pie and vanilla ice cream... my family will bring everything else!

Stay tuned for how this process goes!