the perma-rainy weekend

Another week!

On Wednesday, we had Daymon and Jessica over for some white chicken chili. I was really ambitious one more before work and dedicded to start a crock pot soup. Turns out it was a very bad idea to cut onions post-makeup since I had to redo the face before I left for work.

Earlier on in the week, what I thought was my brother Seth texting me saying he was going to be in Provo and wanted to get dinner on Thursday. When I went to pick him up, I called him to let him know I was outside. But instead my sister in law, Tiffany answered the phone. I quickly said to her, "so sorry, meant to call Seth, because apparently he's in provo tonight so we are getting dinner." She quickly told me, no, it was actually her that was in town. I obviously could really improve on saving contacts in my phone! It was so fun to catch up with her. What's crazy is Tiffany has been in our family for 17 years. I can't believe I was just 7 when she was got engaged to Seth.

On Friday we are pretty religious about eating out, but we decided to stay in, because I sold our rug online and I was waiting for the person to come pick it up. It was cold and rainy, so I made some chicken noodle soup and cornbread. The Gardner's gave us this cast iron that has a divider insert for perfectly proportioned pieces for cornbread/scones. I'm loving it!

Bronson is a notoriously slow eater and since I finished I made my way to the couch. Bronson turned around mid chew and looked in my direction. I asked what he was doing. He said, "Oh i'm just watching the game in the reflection of the window." Oh my. Nothing is more important to him than BYU, I swear. I'm hoping I am, but jury is still out.

Friday night Bronson said he only had a bit more homework to do. But sure enough five hours later (we are talking 11:30pm on a friday night!) he finished. In the meantime, I made some banana bread, before the bananas were completely out the door. I think I'm finally interpreting what "just a bit more homework" really means. Although I complain, I completely admire his determination to stay focus on a Friday night and work hard. 

And in case you're curious. I take these food pics in hopes one day - someone will find them, look past that they're mediocre, see the potential, and let me take pics for a cookbook or magazine. #dreamjob

 Saturday -- while Bronson did homework (are you sensing a trend of his daily life?), I went on a long walk in the cemetery listening to my favorite podcasts. I'm glad I went when I did, because once it started raining, it never seemed to stop the rest of the day. Bronson and I went looking for hardware for our dresser (unfortunately, non-victorious), and came home and had hot chocolate and popcorn (Read: I made everything and ate everything), while we watched "Designated Survivor". OH MY GOODNESS IT WAS GOOD. Like, really good, I would totally recommend it. The best part -- its fascinating, intense, TV-PG!!!!!, ANDDDD I just might learn a thing or two about government and politics from a fictional Tv show! ;)

After the General Womens broadcast, Bronson and I went to Olive Garden -- finally using a gift card we've held onto for a year! Of course, we came to watch more Designated Survivor. I definitely didn't feel guilty because it was too cold and rainy to do much that Saturday. 

All this weather has made me crazy-candle-lady mode. And I'm totally okay with that. I consistently have a candle burning in the living room, kitchen and bathroom. So Hygge of me. #justtappingintothoseDanishroots

Sunday we got to sub in Nursery -- and it was actually fun. I'm attributing 50% to the fruit snacks and gold fish and the other 50% because the kids actually played well together. 


  1. that story of Tiffany is so funny! And those are some sweet food pictures!! YUM!

  2. Didn't know about your dream job. You do take great food pics, but then you've got to make some yummy looking food first, and you do!


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