This last weekend, Dustin and I were able to check two things off of our 101 in 1001 list! Hooray! I am really excited that we are actually accomplishing our goals on our list!Dustin currently works for Enterprise Rent-A-Car and the region he is under recently hit a huge milestone of having 8,000 cars on rent! To celebrate, the company threw a huge party in Utah for all of the employees. We started our weekend by driving down with my sister and brother-in-law to Utah Saturday morning because they were going down to buy a car from Enterprise's car sales! We got into Midvale around one and after dropping off my sister and her hubs, we decided we wanted to grab some . . .
I love lists and alliteration. So, here is a list of five things to celebrate Friday!one: Rosie has decided that she is a big girl now and doesn't need to ride in the back seat of the car. She now sits in the front seat just like a passenger and stares out the window. Rosie is the perfect errand buddy and I love that she doesn't treat me like a chauffeur anymore. And seriously, how adorable is this little girl? two: Speaking of my golden girl, Rosie's new favorite thing to do is to stare out our bedroom window. The ledge is the perfect height for her chin to rest on while she stares out at all of the people and cars that pass by. We have started leaving the blinds . . .
Yum Yum Yum!This is our meal plan from the last week and all of these recipes were first timers in my kitchen. I loved trying them all out! The ones we REALLY loved this week was the spinach dip pasta, stuffed shells and the BBQ chicken!Monday:One dish meal: Ranch Chicken with Potatoes and Green BeansTuesday: Cheesy Spinach Dip Chicken PastaWednesday:Cherry Coke Pulled BBQ chicken(We used Sweet Baby Ray's Honey BBQ sauce and it was delish!)Thursday: LeftoversFriday: Crockpot Mac & CheeseNote: We found this recipe to be a little dry, so I would suggest to double the milk and add a little more cheese to make it creamier.Saturday:Date NightSunday: Spinach Ricotta . . .
What is 101 in 1001?It's a bucket list of sorts-a list of 101 tasks to be completed in 1001 days. I stumbled across this idea in the blog world when I stumbled across Hello Rigby; a blog after my own heart: a girl and her dog.I have always liked the idea of having a list of big goals but really like that this list gives me the motivation to complete them all in 1001 days, instead of waiting until I die. I asked D if he would do it with me, and he was all for it! Some of the goals we came up with are more for him and some are more for me, but as long as we are supporting each other, I figure we can accomplish them all! We love that we have a list to refer to on rainy . . .
During my student teaching experience, I found that the one thing I really wanted to get my students to do was to want to read on their own for enjoyment. That was a hefty goal, I soon realized. I figured the only way I could even expose them to the wonders of books was to incorporate as many excerpts and as many samples from as many books as I could during my lessons. I read to them The Fault in Our Stars, The 5th Wave, Pride and Prejudice, Love that Dog, Divergent, Les Miserables and so on. Before I knew it, I had students in line to borrow different books from my little personal library. I had students coming in after powering through a book in two nights and . . .