Sunday, October 30, 2011

Don't knock it til you try it!

I used to be totally against Sushi.  I mean raw fish, come on! I would always say that I hated it (although I had never even tried it.)  When Jon and I moved to Fort Worth we found a restaurant there called Piranha Killer Sushi, this is where I found out that I loved sushi!  I finally tried it and now I'm hooked.  I am still not very daring with what I eat, but I do eat the raw stuff.  Jon on the other hand loves the straight up super raw fish on a hunk of rice stuff.  I mainly eat rolls that have a combo of things, including raw fish.  This past week we went to Sushi Gen here in town with the in-laws.  It is one of our favorite places to get sushi around here.  I am picky about where I will order sushi from.  The place must be clean, not hot or musty, and most importantly, can not smell like fish.  I know you probably think I am crazy?!  Sushi Gen meets all of the criteria.  When we went this past week we decided to try the Monkey Brains appetizer that we have heard so many people talk about.  It consists of avocado, crab, and spicy tuna.  It was delish!  For dinner I had the spicy tuna roll (one thing I always order) and a combo roll called the Red Dragon Roll that was made of shrimp tempura, avocado, cucumber, spicy tuna and crab on top.  I was very impressed.  Jon ordered the Sexy Trio roll, which was an ordinary spicy tuna roll but was topped with salmon, yellow tail, and eel, and mackerel and eel sushi.  I did try a piece of his Sexy Trio roll and it was pretty good.  The in-laws are not fans of raw fish so they had shrimp and chicken fried rice and were very pleased with their dinner.
Monkey Brains

Jon's dinner

my dinner
I am very glad that I decided to give the raw fish a try.  Although I'm not very adventurous in my sushi intake, I still really enjoy what I do eat! 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pumpkin Shine on Line

Halloween is always a fun time of year.  You go to haunted houses, get dressed up and trick or treat (well, not so much me anymore), carve get my point.  Every year one of the local private schools, Southfield, puts on the Pumpkin Shine on Line.  It is a contest in which other area schools enter pumpkins and they line the walk way at one of the parks in town and everyone can go check them out.  All of the proceeds from entering the contest go to improvements in the park.  Jon and I have been going for as long as we have been together.  We always love seeing all the creative things people think of to do with pumpkins.  Here are a few of the pictures from this years Pumpkin Shine on Line.
-me and the hubby-

-Nightmare before Christmas-

-Geaux LSU!!-

-we love Despicable Me!!-

-pretty fish-

-Spongebob's pineapple under the sea-

-traditional jack o lanterns-

-rapping snowman?-

-Cinderella's carriage-

-creepy kitty-

-beehive and bees-

-Papa Smurf!-

-lion fish-
One of my favorites!



-angry pumpkins-
This year was the 20th year of the Pumpkin Shine on Line.  It is a fun and free thing to do, and I hope they continue to have it for many more years!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Bunco

Before October is over I better post about our bunco from this month.  Shannon was the hostess and decided on the theme of Breast Cancer Awareness.  If you know me or have followed my blog for a while, I'm sure you know that this subject is dear to my heart.   Breast Cancer Awareness is also very dear to Shannon because she lost her grandmother to this dreaded illness.  I was excited about Shannon hosting because I finally got to see her new house and because I knew she put a lot of thought in to the night.  For favors we each got a "Fight Like a Girl" bag with goodies inside!  I also won the "last bunco" prize so that was pretty cool!  We all had a lot of fun! Here are a few pics from the night...

{the winners}

{the whole crew}

{cute Meagan}

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Best Mummy I Know

First of all I want to say that I love this little girl...
Her name is Baleigh and she was the flower girl in our wedding.  Her mommy, Holly (who was also in our wedding), and I have been friends for about 5 years now, and she is definitely one of my best friends.  Shout out to Holly because she is one of the best mommies I know! She manages to work full time, go to school for her Masters, and be a wonderful mommy and wife!  And she makes it look so easy! I strive to be like her one day!  This past weekend she was swamped with school assignments but still managed to host a spectacular Halloween party for Baleigh and her friends.  I was honored when she asked me to help by making cake pops.  I knew that Holly was going to have her house decorated so cute, so I had to come up with a cute cake pop!  After all my googling I came up with three options... witches, pumpkins, or mummies.   Mummies won! (I could be cheesy and say something like...I chose mummies in honor of Holly, the best "mummy" I know) Here's how they turned out...

Holly put a lot of thought in to the party and everything turned out great!! She had lots of treats for the kids to eat.  As a party favor she gave each kid a painted mason jar that looked like a pumpkin or a Frankenstein and in it was a smores goody bag filled with graham crackers, a ghost shaped marshmallow, and a mini Hershey chocolate bar.  She also had fun games for the kids, including tossing rings on a witches hat and bashing a pinata.  All of the children looked as though they were having so much fun! It made me want to be a kid again! :)

What's been up? or down?

I have definitely been MIA from blog posting...sorry.  I have been in a writing funk I believe.  I'm trying to get back in to the swing of things, so here goes...

Lately Jon and I have been up to the same ol' thing I suppose.  This past weekend we had quite a bit going on.  On Friday I went to my friend Meagan's house for her Stella and Dot party.  She just recently became an independent stylist/sales person for the company and had a "kickoff" party to show off the beautiful jewelry.   You should go to the website and check it out!  They have some super cute stuff that would be perfect for Christmas presents!
On Saturday, Jon and I had friends over to cheer on LSU as they beat Auburn.  By half-time the guys were pretty bored because LSU was whooping some butt, so they went out and started playing bean bag toss.  We all ended up joining in and having a tournament! It was so much fun!  (I forgot to take pictures)  I did make some yummy treats for everyone to snack on, including these delicious cake balls.
After the football game we attempted to watch the third game of the World Series but couldn't stay awake long enough to see the end (which was ok with us because we would have wanted to see the Rangers win).  
Sunday we were lazy and watched football until we went to a Halloween party for our friend's daughter. I made some pretty cute mummy cake pops for the party (You'll get to see those in a different post).   That night we continued to be lazy and ordered take out and hung around the house.  
It was a fun weekend that included time spent with great friends!