Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy (belated) Birthday Recap

Ok, ok. Yes I know this is a week overdue.

Last Wednesday was my birthday. I'm the ripe old age of 25 now. The birthday itself was fairly un-eventful. My lovely boyfriend did drive down here to take me out to dinner though, which was nice. We went to Logan's and even convinced our waitress to bring me a free dessert. They didn't sing but she did yell Happy Birthday and Yeehaw or something. The cheesecake was totally worth it.
I got quite a few presents, mostly opened much before my birthday. My mom got me a new lunch pail from Tupperware with some matching lunch containers. Dad and Darcy gave me a new George Foreman. I has plates that you can take off and switch for other ones, so I can grill, and cook pizzas or quesadillas on it too, among many other things.
Adam gave me a few things for my birthday, but the big gift was this.

Its a pink pistol! I'm pretty excited about it. We took it out and shot it the day after he gave it to me. I definitely need more practice and to build up my strength, as its hard for me to shoot it still. (Which makes me feel like a weakling.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Weekend Recap Part #1

This past weekend was very busy, but it was busy with fun things so it was worth all the hustle.
The first event that happened this weekend was the Crick Family Fall Party. I've been told this is a yearly occurrence. We spent a good portion of Friday night getting lights strung up and the yard and shop set up for the party. Then Saturday morning was more party decorating, chili making, finishing up with a nap for me Saturday afternoon.
Guests started coming at about 6pm. There was a DJ set up in the yard too and lots of dancing occured. Yes including the Chicken Dance.

There was a ton of food there too. Lots of desserts, drinks, hot dogs and chili. There was a chili cook-off contest so many families brought a crock-pot of chili with them. I made a pot of my vegetarian chili and entered it. I didn't think many people would like it, but I actually won the cook-off. I got a fuzzy new blanket as my prize.

The chili is actually really easy to make. I'm going to include the recipe for any who might be interested.
Elizabeth's (Prize-Winning) Vegetarian Chili
1 can Chili beans
1 can black beans (drained)
1 can Mexicali corn (drained)
1 can refried beans
1 small jar of salsa
1 can (or equivalent amount) of broth

Mix all ingredients together into a crock-pot and heat. Serve with Frito's and cheese.

See its easy. You can make it non-vegetarian by using chicken broth and adding some cut up cooked chicken to the pot.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


I got to see Wicked this past weekend!

It all started when a group came to the ranch and wanted a trail ride at Adam's house. It turned out to be a couple of people from the the show, which is playing in Louisville right now. Adam actually got me a poster signed by the Wizard of Oz and Glinda!!
Then they told us that if we show up early to the show, we can put ourselves into a lottery to win tickets. We showed up Friday night and didn't win, but we tried again on Saturday for the matinee and won!! We ended up with two front row tickets to the show.
And afterwards one of the stage hands that Adam met on Monday gave us a backstage tour! I got to see the whole set and stand on stage, and actually touch the Wicked Witch's dress! It was so fabulous!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Wii Party!

My friend Tamila's in town for a few days, so we decided to get people together to hang out who missed her. I brought my Wii to the Wesley Foundation and we've been having a lot of fun.
Thats Tamila and Caroline playing Wii Winter Olympics. Right now they're trying to do the figure skating and it's so funny.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The end is near.

By 5pm tomorrow, my semester is over! I'm so ready to have sometime to relax. I still have a lot to do this summer, in order for my thesis to get written, but it won't be as bad as my workload this semester.
I can't wait to have time to actually relax and do fun things like read, play video games or knit.
Speaking of knitting, this is what I've been working on lately.
It might be hard to tell, but its a doll. Its one of those dolls where you slip the skirt over and another doll is hiding underneath. I just have the body and one skirt done so far. Its been very slow going since I've been working on school stuff, but I'm excited each time I finish a piece.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Half a Year Later

So Saturday marks 6 months that Adam and I have been dating. Its definitely been a great time so far. We've had some rough patches, but luckily we got through them well. He's pretty much the best boyfriend that exists. Thoughtful, caring, and not to mention we basically live parrallel lives. I think we decided the perfect date is us sitting at separate TV's in the same room playing separate video games. Though he has bought come co-op games for us to start playing on the same TV. :-P
Well, since it was an anniversary of sorts, Adam got me a few things. (Even thought I told him this was a no gift holiday.) A tin of mints thats shaped like a Hyrulian Shield, a Science cookbook, and this:
Yes folks, thats the Linux Penguin.

Best. Boyfriend. Ever.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Blogging again

So I'm horrible at remembering this blog. I've decided I want to take a picture a day. It'll probably be something random taken with my cell phone. Just a little something to let everybody know whats going on in my (exciting) life.

So today my picture is Adam's little sister playing my new Wii Fit! I've been looking for one since Christmas. Darcy gave me a $50 giftcard to Gamestop, so I knew I had half the money I needed for it. All the Gamestop's have been sold out of them and I haven't been able to find one. But we went into shop on Sunday to look for a game Adam wanted, and they had one! I whipped out my credit card right then. Its been so much fun playing with it. I think I spent two hours playing games on Sunday, my legs were so sore afterwards.

Friday, January 15, 2010

“If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars and all the heavens.”

So, my New Year's Resolution was to learn to cook better. Each month I'm going to pick a different kind of food, and learn new recipes and techniques for it. This month I chose to do bread. I used to do bread when I was in undergrad, and I used to really enjoy it. Last night I broke out my stand mixer, flour and yeast and went to work. I did not have my nice stand mixer and bread hook before, and mixing the ingrediants was so much easier with them. I made a recipe for Honey Wheat bread from the Mennonite Cookbook "More with Less" I love this cookbook, seriously everyone should own it.
The recipe makes two loaves at a time. I did one loaf in the normal bread pan as per the recipe. For the other loaf I kneaded it into a ball, and put it on my pizza stone. I was really worried tht they wouldn't rise enough, but they rose real nice in the oven. The recipe called for them to stay in about 45 minutes, but that proved to be a little bit too long. I'll have to take them out sooner next time.
I'm pretty darn proud of myself.