Sunday, August 8, 2010

Missing Mr. W | part one...

So, I told you about our upcoming big move, but I haven't told you yet that the move is actually well underway. As in, Mr. W has been living and working there for well over a month already. And I have not. Bummer, huh? Luckily, I have been able to see him a few times recently, but I still miss him like crazy. Since he's been gone, I've noticed that there are a few sort of silly times when I really notice how much I miss him, so I thought I'd share those with you....

Every single day at dinner time.

I am a very lucky lady and Mr. W does 95% of our cooking. [My five percent primarily consists of making cookies. :)] Generally when Mr. W is gone and I have to "cook" for myself, I eat cereal or chips and salsa. But now that it has been a while, I've had to expand my meal choices a bit. So, lately I have been making lots of Asian salad. Yum! And super quick and easy - must haves for me.

  • 2 packages of beef (or chicken) flavored ramen noodles
  • 1 package of coleslaw salad
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • Sunflower seeds
  • In a small bowl, mix up the sugar, vinegar, vegetable oil and packets of seasoning from the ramen noodles. [When we make it, we actually use a little more vinegar and a little less vegetable oil, but it's all up to what you like best.]
  • In a large bowl, pour the liquid mixture over the coleslaw salad.
  • Crunch up the ramen noodles and add them to the large bowl.
  • Add sunflower seeds to taste.
  • Mix everything up.
  • Enjoy.

See, I told you it was easy. And, other than the package of coleslaw, we always have the other ingredients on hand which makes it extra easy.

Speaking of the coleslaw salad, I had another "missing Mr. W" moment the other day when it came to buying the coleslaw. See, Mr. W also usually does about 95% of our grocery shopping. So, silly me, when I had to do it myself, I totally bought the wrong thing and came home with "broccoli salad." Who knew that even existed!? But it still tasted good. :)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Two incredible years...

It is hard to believe that two years have already flown by since Mr. W and I said "I do". And what unbelievable years they have been...I passed the CPA exam, we enjoyed fun vacations together, celebrated the weddings of many family and friends, bought our first home, Mr. W finished his Masters degree, we began our first long-distance move, and welcomed our new nephew into the world. I am so lucky to have shared these exciting times with him.

I am also lucky to share the not-so-exciting times with him...the days we get up early, work late, run errands or even clean the house. Every single moment is amazing when you are married to your best friend and the love of your life. :)

We celebrated our anniversary with a wonderful dinner this weekend and exchanged gifts. As the traditional 2nd anniversary gift is cotton, I monogrammed pillowcases for Mr. W's gift. Considering it was the first time I had ever even turned on a sewing machine, I was pretty excited about how they turned out. :)

[P.S. If you'd like to see pictures from the best day of my life (our wedding, of course!), you can check out all of my wedding posts from last year here. :)]

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Cutest nephew ever...

It's been a little quiet around here lately because I have spent just about every waking moment with my adorable new little nephew. I could not possibly be a prouder or happier aunt. :) Congrats again to his wonderful parents!