Sunday, April 25, 2010

Schuck's 2nd Birthday

     Trent, the 5 year old son of Chris' boss, is madly in love with Schuck. So when Trent found out Schuck's birthday was coming up, he asked if he could throw him a birthday party. Who can turn down a 5 year old that wants to throw a birthday party for your dog? Adorable.
     Chris & I even took Trent to where I work so he could pick out some toys for Schuck's birthday presents. He walked him the whole way there by himself.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Gourmet Boogers

     So I've created that recipe blog I was talking about. Bosco was neutered this morning so after picking him up I've just been chillin with him on the floor as he recovers a bit from the procedure. With some free time on my hands I put my plan into action.
     Check out Gourmet Boogers - there are a lot of recipes out there, I just pick & eat the good ones. My friend Bare helped me come up with the name. :-)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Grizzly Adventure Photography

     I've been sick for the past week and a half so despite the beautiful weather I've been laying on the couch trying to recouperate. I'm finally starting to come around but my past weekend certainly has not been relaxing (although it was amazing).
      Thursday night I went out to a local pub for a business meeting between a few people and myself who are starting up an adventure photography business.
     Months ago, when I heard Conan O'Brien was going on tour I looked up the venues he was performing in to see if he was coming anywhere near Missoula. When I found out he was coming to Spokane, WA I jumped on two tickets for Chris & I. When I surprised Chris w/ the tickets I was saddened to find that Conan was performing the night before the Grizzly Man Adventure Race. Chris has been preparing for months for the race & had mandatory meetings for it the night before. So I gave the extra ticket to my housemate Kyle. He & I headed to Spokane Friday night for one heck of a show!
     Saturday morning I was up bright and early at 6 am (after getting in from Spokane only 3 hours earlier) to head up to the Paws Up Ranch with Chris for the start of the race. The weather was beautiful & I was given my chance to prove my stuff at my first paid photography gig. Thanks Chris for letting me use your digital SLR camera (as well as your years of instruction) & to Dan & Samantha for giving me the chance to be out there in the field w/ them! To check out all our photos go to:

Thursday, April 08, 2010

For Your Consideration - Recipe Blog

     I've never done a New Year's Resolution before. But this year I decided that I would not only have 1, but 2. The first being to pay off my credit card and the second was to try and cook a new recipe every week. I've never considered myself a great cook (can we say cookie microwaving incident??) but can follow directions on a box pretty well. Now that I'm out in the real world with a real kitchen I wanted to start cooking a little more. It saves money & I've also found it's a lot of fun! So far I've managed to cook at least one new recipe a week, sometimes even trying two or three a week.
     Every recipe that we (I've recruited Chris as taste tester #1) like goes into a home made recipe book I'm creating so that they're all in an easy to read format and more importantly easy to find and all in the same format. I absolutely hate trying to dig through my mom's numerous recipe boxes and books (sorry mom!) trying to find a recipe. They're all very cluttered and hard to read. Then all the recipes are in one easy to find place when preparing a menu or grocery list.
      I've been throwing around the idea of starting a recipe blog to share the recipes that I like (or even the ones I dislike?). I guess what I'm wanting to know is would anyone read it? Or even better, would anyone try the recipes I post for themselves?

     Above is a picture of apple cider drumsticks over seared apples and white rice with creamed spinach. A recipe I tore out of one of my mom's cookbooks when I was in highschool. I highly reccomend it!