Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Lately..

I know I've been pretty absent from this space lately, so I thought I'd fill you in on just a few tidbits from my life lately, via Instagram of course. My DSLR has been feeling ever so neglected. I'm thinking it might be fun to take a photography class at PSU once Joel's a professor there so that I can learn how to go beyond the Auto mode.



Spent Mother's Day in E. Lansing with all my family. Had a delicious authentic Mexican lunch followed by coffee & dessert, then moved my brother out of his apartment! He's done with college aside from one class he'll be taking this summer and is now living with my parents (10 minutes from us!), so I am excited to spend a lot more time with him before we move to Portland (which by the way, has totally not sunk in). We'll really get a lot of time together once we join him at my parents' house at the end of June.. we'll be living there July and August in order to save some money before our move. My parents are the best.

Been doing a whole lot of cooking lately to avoid going out to eat (we're working toward paying off our credit cards and this involves being very careful with our spending). On Cinco de Mayo, I made my favorite tacos - Chicken Tinga tacos. Was going to post the recipe but then decided that was sorta silly since it is verbatim what is on Nicole's blog. I highly recommend these, Joel and I go crazy over them. The chicken prep is rather time consuming, but pays out on flavor and usually lasts us much of the week, which means I get a few days off of cooking. It's great on quesadillas too.

Celebrates Magg's 5th birthday on Sunday, although I'll admit he was a little neglected with it being Mother's Day and is being out of town most of the day. But he did get some treats from Trader Joe's that he flipped out over, as well as lots of lovin'. Hard to believe out bubbers is 5 years old. I love him to pieces.

Got to spend lots more quality time with Joel while he was on break from teaching classes, which involved lots of long walks and picnics. It's been so refreshing. I am so looking forward to having way more time with him once he's a full-time professor. No more being he wife of a PhD student.. Woohoo!! Really hard to believe this chapter is coming to a close. Hoping our last summer in Michigan is filled with amazing memories. Between moving twice, standing up in a wedding in Denver and having something going on nearly every weekend, it's definitely going to be a busy one!

What have you guys been up to lately? Is your summer a packed one?








7 comments:

Erika said...

look at that legit picnic basket!

and yes, I need to get out of auto mode... the only prob is that the husband needs to get out of auto too as he takes my photos and i'm not sure when that will happen...

Caroline said...

Looks amazing.

Dancing Branflake said...

I feel like we're living the same life (big changes ahead, saving money, trying to eat better) but you're moving west and I'm moving east. WAAAH!!!!

And take that darn class! You have such a good eye for photography, going manual will give you so much more creative freedom and expression. You are seriously a talented photographer.

Janine Maral said...

nice pictures :-)

- Janine
http://theeoptimist.blogspot.com

sloeginfizz said...

So glad you're liking the recipe — it's on regular rotation in our house now, too! And thanks for the shout out!!

Melissa Blake said...

i'd love to take a photography class...you should definitely go for it!

Faith said...

It will be so nice to get in some extra family time before your move. Sean finally finished his bachelor's degree in December, and is starting a (great) new job at the end of the month. I feel some changes coming on for our family as well!