Thursday, December 13, 2007

Its been a few days since my last post, I know, I know. I'm sorry. I just started this blog and I'm already slacking. I still haven't made the coconut balls either :-P But anyway, this week has been pretty busy with Christmas parties and work. Monday and Tuesday were pretty plain Jane days. Wake up, go to work, go home, eat, shower, sleep...and do it all over again. Yesterday was action packed (or as action packed as my life will be for a little while). We had our "Christmas luncheon" and ate so much food. They decided to combine everyone this year instead of just doing our building. I thought we would have ALOT of people since it was 3 or 4 building that were invited. However, we only had about 50 people. Most people didn't come because it wasn't the close-knit atmosphere and because they didn't know that other people going. Alot of people also didn't like that they had to cook all of their food and then carry it all the way to our conference center. That would be a pain in the butt. That's why I decided to just bring drinks. No cooking or heating involved. Just open that can and drink! But despite the issues that others had. I enjoyed the luncheon. There wasn't as much food as usual but it was still plenty for everyone to eat.

And last night was our local civic club Christmas party. My dad, my uncle, my FIL, and my DH are all in this club so we enjoyed it and had a good time hanging out together. Its all men in the club and I like to call it the "He Man Woman Hater Club" just because there are no women involved. And you can tell by the way the Christmas party is set up. There is no music, no door prizes, no games. Just come, drink, eat, and talk. They didn't even have light Christmas music playing in the background. But oh well, it was enjoyable. I wasn't feeling good during most of the party and actually got a little dizzy for a while but we still had a good time.

And tonight is Chili's night! DH has been wanting to go to Chili's for a while now and with all of the Christmas parties we can't find time in the day or room in our stomachs for Chilis. But tonight is the night. We started dating eating at Chili's and got engaged at Chilis. So needless to say Chili's is a special place for us. NOt to mention they have great chips and salsa and its happy hour every hour at Chili's. So we love it!

And tomorrow is my day off so I'm sleeping in. Probably take the dog to the park for a while. Oh yeah, I have a male chocolate lab puppy, Cajun. I feel so bad because we haven't shown him much attention lately and haven't played with him much. He's so good though. He's only 4 and a half months old and he knows sit, down, stay, come...and sometimes he knows what NO means. But we're working with him and hopefully he will be fully trained by a year old. I'm registering him for an obediance course in January so hopefully that will help a little. But I'm proud of what he can do! My little Man! So we're going to go enjoy the park. And then I need to go shopping for fabric for curtains in my kitchen. My mom is buying and making my curtain for Christmas. I'm so excited to actually get that done! And I found a great board on (the decorating & renovating board) that has all sorts of ideas for decorating homes. So I got some ideas throughout the week of what I want to do in our master bedroom. And hopefully I'll have time tomorrow to go to shopping for decorations. Maybe I'll even go to Hobby Lobby. That store is by far the best woman store ever! I could spend all day every day in that place. Its great!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Chocolate Coconut Balls Recipe

So I searched the internet over and over for this recipe to try and find the easiest, quickest one I could. And I think I have succeeded. WARNING: I have not attempted this recipe yet. So if the outcome is horrible don't blame me. But when I do try it, I'll let you know how it taste. So here goes:

Chocolate Coconut Balls

1 stick butter, melted
3 c. chopped nuts
2 c. coconut
1 1/2 boxes powdered sugar
1 can Eagle brand milk
2 tsp. vanilla

Mix well and make into balls and chill over night. Dip in melted chocolate and place on waxed paper and chill to harden chocolate.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The Christmas Parties have begun!

I absolutey love the Christmas season. My husband thinks I'm crazy but the day after Thanksgiving I was decorating the house and putting up the Christmas tree. And since then I have been listen to Christmas music stations all day at work and when I'm in the car. He's not a huge fan of some of the Christmas carols but oh well, he's a good man so he sucks it up just for me! Anyway, went to our first Christmas of the season last night and had a blast. It was for our financial advisor and they had gumbo and lots of desserts. All of the food was deliciuos, especially the coconut "Mound" balls. I'm definately going to have to find that recipe for my mom. She loves Mound & Almond Joy candy so she would really like this. And I love chocolate so I liked it too. So we had a great night and I look forward to many many more Christmas parties this season. Next wednesday I have 2 parties to attend. Our huge Holiday Bash at work and then our local civic club christmas party that night...what a great day!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


Welcome to my blog! I'm very new to this whole blog thing and I've noticed a bunch of people have them so I decided to give it a try. My life doesn't seem as near as interesting as many of the other blogs I've seen but maybe one day it will be and then I'll already know how to use this thing to document my exciting life! Although my life is not very exciting it is about as perfect as I would like it to be. I graduated from college in May 2006 and now work for a very respectable company as an engineer. I just recently got married to a wonderful man that makes me very happy. He is the excitement in my life. My parents are great and I have one younger sister in high school that is an awesome singer and softball out LSU, you better start scouting her now that she's only in 10th grade so no one else picks her up. I would hate to see her go to another SEC school (or any other school for that matter). Well welcome to my life, hang on for the ride!