Saturday, September 25, 2010

Weekend Events

David is visiting for the weekend. I picked him up after conferences Thursday evening around 9:45pm. Here's a bit of what we've done so far...

  • Drove to Edmond in the a.m.
  • Ate Chick-Fil-A for breakfast (FREE! I had a coupon.)
  • Purchased dog food for Ethan (at a Vet's office in Edmond; he's allergic to everything else)
  • Picked up mail at my parent's home
  • Took care of some business at the bank
  • Ate Chick-Fil-A for lunch (FREE! I had a coupon.)
  • A serviceman exchanged our dryer
  • Apt. maintenance man came to fix a couple of things
  • Went to Kohl's and purchased some (6!) new shirts (Yay!)
  • Enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Interurban (David enjoyed a HUGE Country Fried Steak dinner and I enjoyed Grilled Salmon with extra veggies instead of rice.)

    • Went on a family walk
    • Watched "Killers" from the comfort of our own home while sharing a caramel apple

    • Enjoyed iced coffee and donuts at Dunkin' Donuts

    Poor David... I'm always taking his photo while he's eating.
    • Went to Academy (David bought shoes, but they don't fit with his inserts so I'll be returning them)
    • Went to Penn Square Mall- window shopped, unexpectedly ate the low-carb plate from the Greek restaurant because I had a horrible caffeine/sugar crash from breakfast, watched a fall fashion show, and bought David 2 shirts and a really nice tie from Dillards
    • Baked Pumpkin Bread
    • Celebrated my MIL's birthday with the fam... and BBQ! Mmm...
    • Took care of a sick pup... yep, Ethan hasn't been feeling well. = (

    It's been a GREAT weekend!
    I'll be very sad when he leaves tomorrow. = (

    Thursday, September 23, 2010


    The AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL PEOPLE I work with make 12-hour shifts very enjoyable. I am seriously blessed!

    Monday, September 20, 2010

    2 Busy 2 Blog

    That's the story of my life lately. Teaching has been fantastic and keeps me busy. Staying busy is a wonderful thing for me right now. I really love my school. I'm one super blessed gal. ; )

    David flew to OKC on Sept. 10 for a short visit. We spent all day Saturday together and then he drove his new wheels back to STL on Sunday, Sept. 12. He really loves his new car. I have to say that it is really nice. It's the nicest car he's had since we've been married and it's the first time he's had a car newer than mine.

    I ran another 5K on Saturday, Sept. 18. It was the Swazi 5K with Bethany First Church of the Nazarene. My school principal attends that church. He was kind enough to turn in my registration and even deliver my race packet to me. How awesome is that? All I had to do was show up and run.
    Race day was brutally hot. I didn't get in enough water before the run and I didn't get in my normal dose of caffeine either. It was a struggle, but I made it. I ran the entire 3.1 miles and it had been 2 weeks since my last run. Yikes!
    Amy (Aunt In-Law) and April (Sister In-Law) also ran the 5K. Unlike myself, they've been training. They both did fantastic and I'm super proud of them.

    Here's a photo of us right before the run...
    My sister in-law, April, came over on Sunday evening. We made caramel apples and had a great time catching up. We were long overdue for some girl family bonding time.

    I made us a delicious turkey and spinach crustless quiche to enjoy for dinner along with fresh broccoli, cauliflower, and olives. I also introduced April to a Green Monster Smoothie. She thought it was tasty. Really, I promise she did!!! You should give them a try too!

    Jenn's Crustless Quiche

    5 Eggs
    3/4-1 cup shredded cheese
    spinach (fresh or 1 pkg frozen) 
    deli turkey (or any leftover meat)
    salt and pepper to taste
    opt: tomato slices on top

    Spray pie pan with cooking spray.
    Bake at 350 for 30 min.

    Let cool for 5 min. and ENJOY!


    It's also great with:
    bacon and swiss
    sausage and cheddar
    ham and swiss
    ham and cheddar
    chicken, black beans, and cheddar
    pot roast and cheddar
    beef and mozzarella
    get creative!

    On a very happy note, I started teaching a new clarinet student today. She is an absolute sweetheart! Not only is she in band, but she's giving cross country a whirl this year. I think we'll get along perfectly. I'm encouraging her to run some 5Ks with me. I told her that she'd beat me for sure, but I'd really love for her to chase me. Maybe that would speed me up a bit. Ha!
    = )

    Tomorrow is going to be a crazy long day. I teach all day and then have to be at the school until 7:30 (probably 7:45pm) tomorrow night. That equals a 12 hour day. We're there so late because of conferences. I can't complain too much because working extra on Tuesday and Thursday night gives me Friday off work. Woohoo! How am I celebrating? Well, David is flying to town on Thursday night. Do you think I'm excited? YES!!!

    Off to bed I go. Have a blessed Tuesday! XOXO!

    Monday, September 6, 2010

    America's Favorite Food Truck Giveaway

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    Please click on the link above to VOTE for BIG TRUCK TACOS! They are amazing and definitely my favorite place to eat in OKC.

    SCU Labor Day 5K

    My Labor Day festivities didn't include sleeping in this year. I woke up at 6am to put on my running gear. That's right! Today I participated in a Labor Day 5K sponsored by Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, OK.
    I didn't pick up my registration packet and bib number on Friday so I just got there a little early today to take care of all that. Aunt Amy also registered for this race. She always guarantees a good time. Love that woman! She is such an inspiration and positive influence in my life.

    Me and Amy

    The gun went off a few minutes after 7:30. Now, I have to say that I haven't been running lately because it's tough to find the time. Well, let me rephrase that.... the time is there, I just choose to sleep. I'm just waiting to get a little more used to my schedule and not be drained from teaching 400 elementary kids. Once I adjust a little better I'll be back on the running trails. So, with that being said, I did NOT run the entire way. I probably walked 1 - 1 1/2 miles of the course. And whoever said that Oklahoma was flat was NOT a runner. There were some hills and the wind was blowing like crazy. That slows me down big time. Oh well... My mission isn't to be fast, it's to finish and be healthy. The fact that I was out there on the 3.1 mile course is better than being a sleepy head in my bed. The good news is that I DID get in some great cardio and burn some calories. Woohoo!
    There's another 5K on Sept. 18 and I think I'm going to sign up. I need goals.

    Me and Amy with her coworkers. They've become my running buddies that I look forward to seeing at local races. They are amazing and super sweet!

    Saturday, September 4, 2010


    The first OU game of the season was today. That obviously meant I had to sport my awesome crimson shirt and accessories. Boomer Sooner!

    Unfortunately, I wasn't able to go to the game or watch it on TV (because I'm too cheap to pay for cable). Missing out on the game didn't mean that I was missing out on all the fun. I met up with my friend, Kaci, for dinner tonight. Her birthday was on Wednesday so we had to celebrate. We met for dinner at Big Truck Tacos because Kaci hadn't been there yet and BTT always sounds good to me. It was delicious!

    Here's Kaci enjoying BTT for the first time...

    Here are some photos that will make your mouth water.....

    The MOJO
    Refried Beans
    Chips and Guacamole
    The spread

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