Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Summertime Snack

Shaun often teases me about my weird eating habits.  If he's not here and in need of a meal (MEAT!), I will just graze all day.  If I'm busy, sometimes I forget to eat, and them remember when I realize I'm really cranky.

Last week I threw together some of my fridge and discovered a delicious snack.  Baby peppers, string cheese, and fresh basil.

Slice the string cheese into small bites (I usually split it 4 ways), stuff into the peppers, and add basil.  Broil until the cheese gets soft but the peppers aren't burned (5-10 min.).


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Wait, what?

At the time of my last post, I was a 4th grade ESOL teacher in Northern Virginia, battling traffic and work stress, and trying to find my groove as a newlywed.

Lots has changed since then.  State, city, home, jobs, and daily life.  Just a couple of things.

Sometime last year we decided to high tail it out of DC before it's intensity and costliness broke us.  We made a list of places that might be fun to live and Shaun went job hunting.  We decided only one of us needed a job to make a move.  I figured I could probably find a teaching job in most cities, but Shaun's industry is more specialized, so we focused on him.

Fast forward to June.  I finished school on a Friday.  My parents drove up Saturday to lend their expertise in packing.  On Sunday I called in every moving debt I had (I think I've moved most of the Northern Virginia area in the last 5 years) and our awesome friends had us packed in just a few hours.  We crammed (I mean CRAMMED.  I wish I had a photo.) everything into a 16-foot truck and we hit the road west.  Shaun listened to the first Harry Potter twice, while I happily listened to my spy thrillers poking along behind the truck in my own car.

Four days and 1700 miles later we arrived in Denver.  Since then it's been a whirlwind of unpacking re-packing and moving apartments, job hunting, entertaining guests, and finally settling into a new life.  Stay posted!