Beer Brats

Thursday, October 27, 2011

This past weekend, while my mom was in town, I made beer brats. 
It's a very simple meal that's perfect for eating while watching football!

  • 6 cans of beer
  • 1/2 onion - chopped
  • 2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 10 brats
  • 10 buns

  1. Start the grill and get it heated to medium heat.  
  2. Bring the 6 cans of beer and onions to a boil.    
  3. Place the 10 brats, pepper flakes, black pepper, and garlic powder in the boiling beer and continue to boil for about 12 minutes.
  4. Take brats out of the beer and put on the grill until desired crispness (about 10 minutes).
  5. Serve with baked beans or chips & dip/salsa.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

This past weekend my mom and Russell came to visit.
We got to enjoy the Razorback game together.
We went and saw the house on Oakridge that we're hoping to purchase.
We went to dinner at the Sand Bar here in Camden.
We watched Bridesmaids.
We ate pancakes and bacon for breakfast.
And of course, we enjoyed each other's company!
We're already looking forward to seeing them soon.

Angel and her Uncle, Samson, spending time together lounging.

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Mommy's Helper

Monday, October 24, 2011

Ollie apparently thought I needed help getting ready.
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Mom's 50th Surprise Party!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

I'm not holding it in any longer!  It was so hard to keep my mouth shut for so long keeping the party a surprise.  I typically tell my mom everything so it was so hard not being able to talk to her about it.

It went perfectly!  We had family pictures done last weekend (the 8th) at 2.  Then I blindfolded mom and took her to Powerhouse where we met a friend of hers for drinks.  Meanwhile, while we were having drinks, everyone else was at the house getting it ready for the big surprise.  She was so cute because she was so excited about being at Powerhouse with her friend, she thought that was a wonderful surprise!  So after we left Powerhouse I made her put the blindfold back on and we started driving.  Since we were around the stadium at 5:30 and the game started at 6 there were people everywhere.  She thoroughly enjoyed yelling out the window, "It's my birthday!!"   at the strangers along the road.  When we got to the house I parked down the road and made her walk along the sidewalk to really throw her off.  I got her inside and told her to take the blindfold off and about 30 of her closest friends and family were there to yell, "SURPRISE!".  

She was in so much shock she didn't take her sunglasses of for about 5 minutes, it was so cute!

She had a great time and I am so thankful for my Aunt Becky for all of the hard work that she did to help.  I could not have done it without her.  Also, Russell did amazing with the food and had everything looking and tasting so good! 

A funny story from earlier that day.  Mom and I were running errands and going to Chick Fil A.  On the way we saw Aunt Becky with a car full of balloons.  I, of course, went into panic mode.  Luckily mom thought she was doing a tailgating booth at the game for her job.  I just played it off like she had mentioned something like that the night before at dinner.  I was convinced we were busted!

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House Update

We still have an accepted offer, with a contingency, on the house on Oakridge.  We're just waiting now to sell our home.  We've had about 5 different people look at it since we've listed it.  So we're keeping our heads up.  Hopefully someone makes an offer soon!  Especially since I'm tired of cleaning! :)

The good news is that we've helped two of friends move in the last two weeks, so we know we'll have help when we do move!
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Can You See Me??

Friday, October 14, 2011

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10 Years Ago Today. . .

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

10 years ago today, around 8:30 pm, Sean Dorey asked me to be his girlfriend (and in case you were wondering, I said yes).
Who would have thought that 10 years later we would be happily married!
It has been the BEST 10 years, couldn't imagine it any other way.  I am looking forward to the next 10 years and what life will bring us!

First Anniversary-2002

My Junior Prom-2003

My Senior Prom-2004

Sean's 21st Birthday-2004


My 19th Birthday-2005


Memorial Day-2006


Sean's Graduation-2007

Sean's 24th Birthday-2007

Grand Canyon (Engaged)-2008
Engagement Picture-2008


Fall 2009


Easter - 2010

Spring - 2010
One Year Anniversary - June 6, 2010
Chicago - 2010
Thanksgiving - 2010

Christmas - 2010

Second Anniversary - June 6, 2011
Vancouver - 2011

September - 2011

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