Love and Food in the Big D

Thursday, October 30, 2008

What a beauty!

Awwww... Sweet ,sweet baby, oh how you've grown!! Just six months old and already expressing so much emotion and personality! She's a doll and I couldn't be more proud of my GOD daughter Addison Grace! She's growing up so fast... :(

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Happy 28th B-day to ME!!!

After months and months of attempting to "settle in" to our new digs, Chad and I found TWO reasons to cozy up our pad. :) My 28th birthday was fast approaching (October 14th) and the ever important HOUSE WARMING party was all too late! Not needing much of an excuse to entertain, we scheduled our shing-dig for the Sunday after my b-day and began to prepare for our guests. Cooking, cleaning and preparing all led us to this day...and guess what? It was a SUCCESS!! Here are a few pictures of that special day.. and for those of you who couldn't make it... we missed you!

Auntie Erin and Miss Macie

Marcus and Ashlee show off their pumpkin carving skills.. :)

Awww... they brought presents!!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Texas State Fair..

Everything I do now seems like the first time. Even if I've already been somewhere, or seen a particular Dallas attraction, going to it with Chad just makes everything DIFFERENT. Going to the State Fair this year was no exception. I had actually been to the fair every year since I got to Dallas, but this one was the BEST.

Anyone care for a cooking demonstration??? Anyone? Anyone?? ;)

First of all Chad was actually working the fair this year. As part of his restaurant-y duties, he was scheduled to showcase a particular recipe at a cooking demonstration in one of the grand halls. I must admit that I was a bit nervous for him. :) My fears were quickly washed away the minute he began to speak. Almost instantly his charming personality and witty banter took over the crowd. He was a success and I even got to help!! Groupie and helping hand! :) Move over VANNA, I'm wearing the sparkly dress now. lol.. :)

And no.. I'm not anywhere in these pictures.. I was the hired help in the back, helping him cook up the change out FINAL version of what he was demonstrating. Wooooooo, GO ME!!

After slaving away as Chad's Sous Chef in order to pay my way onto the fair grounds, Chad and I decided to check things out. :)