28 May 2010

A Few (More) of My Favorite Things

It's Friday! After today, the school year is officially over. Since I work as a college advisor, our office is open for most of the summer (minus a few weeks for vacation), but we start summer hours next week. It's like having a part-time job in the summer. For not being a teacher it's a pretty good deal!

Today, I'm participating in Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Life: Your Favorite Things. I posted a few of my favorites in February, but I have a few more, so let's get to it.

A few of my favorite things:


I married him almost eight months ago. (Where has the time gone?!) And I love, love, love him.


Crickett was my Christmas present five years ago. And, oh, how much fun she is. Even though I've suffered embarrassment as she's chased down the dog catcher, I think she's the best dog EVER. For sure, she's the cutest and most expressive! You can read more about her here. Oh, and because I'm sure you're wondering, I finally remembered where her name came from. In Little Women (the one with Susan Sarandon and Winona Rider), Marmee's nickname for Beth is "Cricket." Don't ask about the spelling. I just like having an extra "t."


I like to cook old stand-bys (meatloaf, chicken and dumplings, and apple pie), but I also like the challenge of a new recipe. In the past few months, I've become adventurous in the kitchen. I enjoy using new and different ingredients. My favorite recipe book is Barefoot Contessa At Home. I've not been disappointed by any of the foods I've made.


I love to play games; I always have. After the merger of households, we have a closet FULL of board games. My sweet husband proposed to me while we were playing LIFE. It was my choice of activity for my birthday. (Can you tell you're not on the blog of a twenty year old?) Had I known that's all it took for a proposal, I would have done it WAY earlier. Ha!


I love any reason to celebrate. Pi Day? Every March 14, we have pie for dinner and dessert. (Think chicken pot pie, Shephard's pie, even quiche.) This year, I really wanted to have a Kentucky Derby party, but I found out about the Derby the day before. Next year, it's happening: big hats and mint juleps are a must! The above picture was taken on Husby's half-birthday. Since he has a December birthday, I don't feel he gets as much attention as the rest of us. You know, it's crammed in between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I'm pretty sure he love's his half-birthday cake.


Christine said...

Love it! Cute new blog design! And I'm very thankful I've been able to play so many fun games with you. I miss Cranium night!

Heather said...

What a fun list of what makes you happy!! My family loves board games too!! love your list!

Rona's Home Page said...

We enjoy playing board games as a family. Our favorites are Trouble and Yahtzee!

What a terrific list. You and your family have a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend!

Shoshanah said...

I love the idea of celebrating pi day with with pie for dessert and dinner! I might have to start that one.

And I love playing board games. Unfortunately my boyfriend isn't quite as into them as your husband.