It's been a little busy lately so we've dropped the ball on the blog. Plus our hard drive crashed which meant we lost everything we hadn't back up...which was a lot. We aren't really good at backing up data
until it's too late.
Nathan's been busy with grad school and has only one last class for his very first class. He received his midterm back and got an A so he's feeling relieved that the testing is over. He's really enjoying his class and it's affirming his decision that he would like to become a Principal some day.
Amanda's been nannying for a cousin's children in Shawnee and is enjoying it a lot. She always has funny stories from the day, which tends to happen when you get to hang out with a 2 year old and a 6 year old. Plus, they are cute kids which makes it even better. The job front is slim and depressing, but it'll get better hopefully. She's had two interviews and is always sending in resumes and cover letters.
We're kind of stuck in limbo for a while as we wait for Amanda to find a job and Nathan to get through his first year of teaching and grad school. Hopefully the house search will begin next and our spoiled dog will get her very own yard. Until then, we continually apologize to our neighbors that she lunges out from our shared yard.
Amanda's big into wreaths right now. So, in honor of February, she worked on a Valentine's Day wreath with her mom a few weeks ago. It was a huge mess and took hours up hours but the end result was worth it. By the way, this is a Pinterest project, so we didn't just make this up. We couldn't find the tutorial again from the original blogger so we aren't stealing on purpose.
It's been awhile since we posted, life just got too crazy for us to keep up. Nathan became sick on Wednesday and is still kind of achy and had his midterm on Thursday. Amanda had a job interview on Tuesday and is hoping to hear something positive back. Also, our dog got a much-needed haircut. So everyone has been very busy.
Since it is Super Bowl Sunday, we are spending it with our best friends Reece and Katelyn watching the game. Well, the boys are watching the game. The girls are watching the commercials and making green tutus for their St Patty's day run. And of course, there will probably be a few board games present and food.
Here's a little part of the menu:
It's cleaning day at our condo, the worst day of the week (or sometimes month...we are kind of disgusting when life gets crazy). Most of the cleaning products we use are from our wedding gifts (we got so much household items as wedding gifts and we are so thankful), and most people went the natural route and gave us 7th Generation and other natural (expensive) housecleaners. However, we ran our of the natural stuff so we decided to use the chemical filled stuff that we had left over from our college dorms. Bad idea.
Why such a bad idea, you say?
Well, besides the obvious chemicals....Amanda has horrible, horrible excema. So immediately her skin flared up and we had more problems than just a dirty house. So we threw those chemically ones away and bought the natural stuff. However, it's expensive. VERY expensive. So, we are going the frugal route now and making out own (mostly, we're not very good at following through on projects).
Our first project we are trying (this week, hopefully!) will be making homemade detergent. You can find the tutorial we used here if you want to try if yourself.
Wish us luck with our cleaning and diy cleaning, we'll see how it goes!
Today was Martin Luther King Day so Nathan didn't have school. We decided to have a lazy day and make some Pinterest recipes. We settled on a very easy toffee recipe that only took half an hour to make completely.
Today was the Kansas City Bridal Spectacular, which is a huge bridal show hosted each year at the Overland Park Convention Center. Our friends Reece and Katelyn are getting married in October of this year and we are honored to be part of their bridal party. Something fun (and new since our parents got married) are bridal shows, where brides can get ideas and speak with vendors all in one place.
Last night, as news of impending weather conditions hit our regular programming and it began to get darker and darker, Nathan got more and more optimistic about a snow day. However, the only thing we woke to to this morning was a little snow and a very cranky dog. Our dog hates the snow and shows her anger by barking at it, and then randomly walking through the house barking randomly as if complaining loudly. It was funny the first time she did it. Not so much hours later.
So now she's just laying here, wiped out from all of her barking.