Friday, December 5, 2014

Life Lately

Oh, hey. Hi. I'm blogging. It's been a while. Here's what's been happening.

I saw The Sound of Music four times in a weekend. The students did great. Of course I'm a little bit biased, but the director did a great job too. I was very impressed by the dedication and hard work that everyone put in to the show.

Then we took a mini-vacation. After months of hardly seeing each other and devoting evenings/weekends to the musical, we decided we needed a night away. Obviously we could have used more than a night, but we took what we could get. We went to the Christkindlmarket and spent the night in the city. The next day we walked around down town, visited my brother-in-law, and went to a couple of museums.  I took a bunch of pictures so I could make this its own blog post, but that didn't happen.

Top Left: A view of our hotel room. Top Right: Our hotel was in the old Pabst brewery. This was right outside.
Bottom Left: These gentlemen were playing some delightful tunes at the Christmas Market. Bottom Right: Downtown shopping.

And we saw the Lion King. Going to the theater is one of our favorite things to do together. This was honestly one of the coolest shows I've ever seen. Whether you're a fan of musicals or not, I absolutely recommend this one. The costumes, set, and music were fantastic.

Oh yeah...we hosted Thanksgiving. By some miracle we whipped our house into shape in enough time to host 20 of Justin's family members on Thanksgiving. It was actually a lot of fun. Everyone brought a dish so we didn't have to cook everything. Everyone took something home so we didn't have a ridiculous amount of leftovers. And it was great to crash in my own house at the end of the night.

I shopped on Black Friday. A little. Okay. I also shopped a little on Thursday with my mother-in-law. People in our town don't seem to get too crazy on Black Friday. We hardly waited in any lines and parking wasn't too bad. Of course, there weren't a whole lot of great deals to be had.

Look out for a recipe post coming up! Aside from Thanksgiving, there hasn't really been a proper meal cooked in our kitchen in quite a while. To be fair, I'm not sure if this qualifies as a "real meal", but I cooked up one of my favorite quick and simple dinners tonight and want to share!

Xo Steph


  1. I'm glad you guys were able to take a day and night away from all the craziness - that hotel room is so cool with its stone arches!

    Just thinking of cramming 20 people in our little house makes me start to hyperventilate. Kudos to you!

  2. everyone seems to be super busy and blogging has taken a back seat. i just got back into it after a hellish few weeks of work! i saw the lion king years ago and hands down, STILL one of the best!