For Manda’s Birthday, I threw her a small party to celebrate. It was really nice, dad grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, and I took care of everything else. I made her cake and cookies. The cake was multi-colored. I was extremely nervous about it, but it turned out great. I don’t have pictures of the party because I only took pictures with dad’s camera. Silly me. :)
Last week, was my short week of school because I had Fall Break!!!! That’s right a nice 4 day weekend. It was so nice and it just happened to fall on my birthday. :) Unfortunately, the days flew by because I had some fun new things planned.
Tuesday, Tyler took me shopping for my birthday. It was so nice. We got a few things for the house, clothes for ourselves, and a nice dinner consisting of steak, hot buttery rolls and potatoes.
Tyler found these at the store, and I just love them!!On Thursday (my 22nd birthday), I cut 10 inches off my hair and plan on donating it to Locks of Love. I have it bagged up, I just haven’t mailed it in. I love my new cut, and I think everybody else does too. I enjoyed having long hair, but I think short hair is so much more fun. I had Manda take pictures so that she would be occupied and not make gasping sounds.
On Friday, I woke up at 4:30 (by accident) and was ready for a fun girls-day-out. I went to War Eagle with my MIL and SIL for the first time. It was amazing, and I can’t wait to go back again next year. I really can’t wait to have a house of my own, so I can decorate with all the super cute lawn items. I did by a couple things including a wall plaque and two dough ornaments (I couldn’t decide). We had a late lunch at Applebee's, and on the way home, we stopped in Fort Smith for a little more random shopping.
Saturday was a blur because I spent the majority of the day in the kitchen. I have a class this semester called Meal Mgt. It hasn’t been too bad until this week. I am in charge of taking half a whole chicken and making a meal for four people. I can’t use anything considered a “convenient” item like soups, crackers, breads, things from cans, etc. I also have to cook a fresh vegetable, double crust pie, and hot beverage. I finally have all my recipes. I intend on making Lemon Baked Chicken, fresh green beans, apple pie (from scratch), and hot cocoa. Before I knew I couldn’t use convenient items, I made a meal of Poppy Seed Chicken (YUM!!). However, that recipe uses too many convenient food items, so I decided to change it. I also made an apple pie this weekend, even though I don’t care for pie, it turned out pretty good.