Tuesday, April 20, 2010

"I'm gettin' married in the Morning"


We had a wedding on Saturday. Porter's little sister, Mckenzie, got hitched! I feel like it has been in the works for so long, I can't believe it's done! They were planning since January, and I was helping Kenzie with her hair and make-up and other misc. things so it's seems like we were planning for so long, and then suddenly the wedding was here.

We got up at the crack of dawn, alarm goes off at 5:45 am, and we get up and start the crazy day. Porter went and picked Kenzie up so we could get started with the beautification process. It was very fun. We did a lovely hair do with loose curls and a few choice pieces swooped up. I thought it was so funny, she thought that I was putting to much "poof" in the hair. I on the other hand disagreed, I was like," you should see some of my theatre friends, they can have major poof in in their bumps!" And p.s. I LOVE volume in hair, so I kept trying to make nice and voluminous. I think we reached a happy medium. Then, with her make-up, I did a lot of natural colors: browns, cremes, golds, rust, and a little bit of shimmering melon color to liven things up. She looked absolutely gorgeous! I was very proud. Porter was calling her my masterpiece. After all, she was the first bride I've every made up.

The wedding was beautiful. It was also fun to see a bunch of the family that we don't get to see very often. At the luncheon, Porter and I sang "All I Ask of You" from The Phantom of the Opera. I love having a man I can perform with! It was a very nice performance I thought. After that, we took a bunch of pictures, then onto the reception. It was a long day......but very much worth it. We were at the church until around 10pm cleaning everything up.

Afterward, Porter took us out for maggie moo's ice cream. Ahhh, it was like nectar from the gods! I wore heels the whole day....yes, I know, ridiculous, but what can I say...I love pain. Not really, I thought we would have time to go home and change before the reception, but apparently, I was wrong. So my feet were on fire. I have never felt a burning so intensely before in my life. I think I'm taking the whole next week off from wearing heels. When we finally got home, we put on the movie "Pirate radio," Porter told me the next morning, that I didn't even make it through the opening credits before I was out cold. I woke up in my bed, so I'm assuming that at some point I did a fun little zombie walk into the bedroom.

It was a beautiful wedding and I am so happy for Kenzie and Julio!!! I wish them all the best for a wonderful new life together. In the the guest book Porter wrote something very sweet, simple, and profound that I whole heart idly agree with. It's simple. Just love each other.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Veggie Burgers

Porter has really jumped onto this whole natural food kick I've been on. Which is fabulous! It makes eating together, and discussing our grocery list so much easier. He even has been cooking alot more. He makes me breakfast every morning, and not just pop tarts and a box juice, I'm talking about fresh made egg sandwiches with sauteed mushrooms! He is turning into a 5 star chef!

We've been trying a bunch of new recipes lately. A few nights ago, Porter was like, "we should try to make our own veggie burgers." So, we began slicing, shredding and cutting up many different veggies. Everything was going well until we got to the part where it said we should use a food processor....well we don't own a food processor, but we had a magic bullet. Let's just say, it's not so magic. It took FOREVER to grind everything up. But, an hour later we had delicious veggie burgers! We even put A1 Steak Sauce on them. I think A1 is the reason I loved steak so much. They were fabulous. The only think that was different from a real burger was the texture, they were a bit softer to chew. But I didn't mind.

Lessons learned from this little experiment:

  • We need a food processor
  • I could drink A1
  • dogs won't eat the leftovers

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Poodles get Poodlified

We haven't cut the puppies hair since the fall. Not counting the horrific haircut I tried to give Daisy. (She ended up looking like an old man dog, seriously) So, as you can imagine with their curly hair that is thicker than thick, there was a lot of hair to be dealt with. We try to brush it, but they don't hold still, and it can be quite a challenge. We took them into Petsmart, but I don't think the ladies there were very excited. They told us, they would have to shave them down a lot because the hair was just too thick. We were fine with that, after all $100 ish dollars later, we wanted the hair-do to last a while. So, 5 hours later this is what we got
Before
After