Sunday, December 21, 2008

Our First Night to Entertain

Korey and I invited my parents over for dinner on Saturday night. The night's meal included Double Tomato Bruschetta and Lasagna topped off by peanut butter cookies with Reese's PB Cups (my own recipe). I'm looking forward to having many more nights of entertaining!

How to Open a Bottle of Wine

Korey and I were in Denton Friday night for a Christmas party with all of his friends. One of the girls had brought wine but unfortunately the hosts didn't own a corkscrew. So if you ever need to know how to open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew just check out the pics below.

First, the drill...

Next, comes the knife...
Then, you have to use the pliers to pull out the cork.


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Paninis - It's what's for lunch!

My sister introduced me to a panini press which I bought her last year. It makes those Panera-like sandwiches that you pay $8 for. It is so easy to use and the sandwiches taste so good. Well my sister and I introduced Korey to them and taught him how to make them. We ended up buying one after we got married. So today for lunch we mixed mayo with some basil pesto (purchased at SuperTarget) and spread it on some whole grain bread. Then we topped mine with tomatoes and fontina cheese (again at ST). Korey added pepper jack cheese and ham to his. Then to top it off Korey has been paying attention whenever I have the Food Network on because he "plated" and made it deliciously presentable!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Wedding Pics

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Korey and I decided to take a trip to Eureka Springs, Arkansas over the past weekend. Neither of us had been there before and we were inspired to go because we had some friends get married at Thorncrown Chapel earlier this year.

Here is Korey in front of our cottage. It was so cute!! There is even a nutcracker sitting in the window.

Downtown Eureka Springs...
Korey and I drove up a road less traveled and I found this. When I looked inside it even had the old benches.
This is the view from the road less traveled.

This is the inside of our cottage where we ate breakfast that was delivered to our door. Yum!

Our cottage was a loft so here is the main bedroom downstairs.

The view from the front door with the stairs to the loft in the back.

In front of the fireplace at the Basin Hotel in downtown Eureka Springs.

On our way we stopped in Fayetville at the University of Arkansas. Neither of us had ever seen it so we decided, "Why not?" I joked that since we were both raised in a football state it was natural of us to take pics in front of their huge stadium.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

One Year Ago...

On December 1, 2007 Korey and I had our very first date. Monday night, Dec 1, 2008 was our 1 year dating anniversary. We had our first date at Mi Concina at the Shops on Legacy in Plano and then walked around the pond. We went back to the scene of the crime and as we sat at dinner and talked we couldn't believe all that had happened in one year. We met, started dating, got engaged, started planning a wedding, got married, and now I have to sleep with the fan on in the winter. It's amazing that so much happened in just that amount of time. On our first date we ate dinner and then walked around the pond and sat on a bench and literally talked for hours. On Monday night it was so cold that we quickly walked around the pond, sat on the bench for a minute and then headed for the car!

Kacy's Going Away Party

After we left Houston from our Thanksgiving weekend we drove to Denton so we could see Korey's former roommate, Kacy, before he moved to Atlanta. Here is the Denton gang hanging out with Kacy at Babe's in Sanger.

Here is Kacy with Korey.

Korey ordered chicken fried steak which was the size of his plate! This is before he added on mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and the awesome biscuits!

Thanksgiving 2008

For Thanksgiving Korey and I took a 7 hour trip to Houston (thanks to the traffic) to spend time with his family.

Here we are at the Holocaust Museum.

Here is what I made for dessert: cake-sicles! I decided to make cake balls and popped a wooden skewer in them. They were a hit with the kids.
Here is the Scott and Woods clan feasting on some great food.

Here are the Scott's - that's me now! L to R is Korey's brother, Miss Corey (Korey's sister-in-law. We have to call her Miss Corey so her and Korey know who we are speaking of), Johnny (Korey's mom's boyfriend), Korey's mom, and then me and Korey. We are at Miss Corey's house.

It's just us!

Our Honeymoon

We went to Negril, Jamaica to a Couples resort. It was all-inclusive and so much fun and very relaxing. Here are a few of the highlights:

This is the view from the lobby of the pool and the ocean beyond. The little hut is the swim-up bar. It was free!
Below is Korey and I at dinner one night. It was free!

Korey and I went out shopping one morning. One of the local shop owners called Korey over to come and look at his goods. Here is Korey purchasing a wall hanging. It wasn't free!

Below is me in the same shop as Korey. The other owner decided that my skin needed protection from the sun and started rubbing aloe vera on me. I thought oh how nice. Then he told me that I should give him $20. Korey ended up paying him $5. This nice gesture wasn't free!

This last pic was of me and Korey on the beach at Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville. This was free because we didn't drink!
Jamaicans have a way of offering you something very nicely and then telling you that you have to pay them. And yes they do smoke there although we didn't see it. Korey got offered a smoke by our jet ski driver one day out on the beach. I wonder if this would have been free.

Laundry Lesson #548

When married to an artist who is known to carry a pen in his pants pocket, be sure to check pants pocket for any pens when doing the laundry. Leaving a pen in the pants pocket will result in polka-dotted clothes and a dryer spotted with ink.

Korey and I spent an hour on this unplanned moment. He used nail polish remover (thanks to Google) to get the ink off the dryer while I worked on stain-treating his clothes. All of this happened right before we were going to put up the Christmas decorations Sunday night. Fortunately, we both thought it was kind of funny. Unfortunately, I still haven't gotten the ink out of his khaki pants. And we just bought them a month ago!