Monday, September 14, 2009

weekend re-cap and things to look forward to.....


Hi bloggy world,

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend I know I did it was rainy and chilly and really starting to feel like the fall and I couldn't be more thrilled about that. I'm excited that as of now I have changed into my "comfy jams" which is our code word for comfortable clothes. (side note: if you want a really good laugh check out Katie's post Your lingo ain't my lingo)and drinking hot tea. It's fabulous.

Our weekend began with a vet appointment for our Missy girl. We took her in because she's been coughing although Mr. A says she only does it when I'm around because she knows I will baby her. The vet did a full exam on her and determined that she does not have Kennel Cough which is what we were afraid of she just has an upper respiratory infection. The doc gave us some antibiotics to give her and she has a follow up appointment on Sunday. Her vet is located inside petsmart and of course baby girl got a new toy for being so good at the vet. Her doc told us she was a "rock star" while they were taking the blood & stool samples for testing. Then we took her out to play when we got home and I captured a few cute images of her at the vet and then playing afterwards.






Saturday we did a little grocery shopping and lounged around. Unfortunately for Mr. A his Oklahoma State Cowboys did not play well on Saturday and lost to Houston, but fortunately for me The Tulsa Golden Hurricane killed New Mexico, and the BAMA tide kept on rolling right over Floride International. I also took the opportunity to bake some yummy chocolate cupcakes and make some awesome chicken wontons for dinner..

Sunday we headed out to Chili's after church with (I am using the initial for their last name) couple G and couple D it was so much fun and later us girls all got together at our place to make peanut butter icing to ice those yummy chocolate cupcakes I baked on Saturday night. Peanut butter buttercream icing is sinfully delicious and I can't wait to make it again.

peanut butter icing recipe from Wilton
cup solid vegetable shortening
1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 cups (approx. 1 lb.) confectioners' sugar, sifted
4-6 tablespoons milk
Makes: About 3 cups.

Cream shortening and butter with electric mixer. Add peanut butter and vanilla. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add milk, one tablespoon at a time, and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.

Keep icing covered with a damp cloth until ready to use. For best results, keep icing bowl in refrigerator when not in use. Refrigerated in an airtight container, this icing can be stored 2 weeks. Re-whip before using.

Sunday night after the girls (side note I LOVE HAVING GIRL FRIENDS IN THE SAME CITY AGAIN) left I settled in to watch a little TV and flipped over to watch the VMA's which was seriously the biggest train wreck I have ever seen. Don't even get me started on what Kanye West did to Taylor Swift that was ridiculous. and Lady Gaga oy vey. I came to the conclusion that I am simply too old and uncool or too conservative to enjoy the VMA's anymore. Give me my Tony Awards any day of the week over something crazy like the VMA's.

So that was my lovely weekend and I have so many fun things to look forward to this week.

Wednesday night I'm heading out to my fave place to shop Michael's craft store with a friend to pick up a few things should be fun.

Thursday night has turned into weekly girls night since it's our Husbands' video game night and I love it. The husband's play video games and us girls do all sorts of fun crafty things like making jewelry, baking, or whatever else we feel like doing. So fun!

Friday the hubs and I are having date night at the laundro-mat no we're not crazy we get take out food and take it along with some playing cards or a game to the laundro-mat and we talk and play games while we get the laundry done up. It makes the chore much less horrible.

Then Saturday we're going to "THE GREAT STATE FAIR OF OKLAHOMA" I'm so excited to eat bad for you fried food and enjoy all the fun stuff.

Such a fun week ahead makes the work week not so bad.

oh and just for fun even though my hair cut is old I took this random pic in the car while waiting for the Mr. to get off work.



Mrs. S. said...

Sounds like a busy, but fun, weekend and week to come! I love peanut butter icing! My friend's mom used to make it all the time and I recently made it myself. So good!

Girls nights are the best! I know that my girlfriends and I try to have one at least 2 times a month. Sometimes we just need time away from the guys!

Enjoy your week!

Llama said...

Hellooo! I love chili's and your dog is just the cutest thing! I love dogs, they always make me feel so happy!!

Lauren said...

Love the puppy pics!