The colors on our trees are starting to fade...but it's beautiful just the same. I always thought spring was my favorite season...but I would like to officially change my mind for the record. I have always looked forward to spring because summer is right around the corner....but I enjoy everything about fall....the colors, the air, the breeze, and all the pumpkin goodness. :)
I made these cupcakes for a bake sale at school one night this week. They didn't turn out as nice as the ones on Pinterest...but I was told that they sold out quickly...so that's all that matters I guess! I didn't really feel like making them after working all day but I guess my need to not disappoint won out.
Someone noticed though....I woke up the next morning and found this note in the kitchen from my husband....
It feels like he is my biggest fan....and that's a good feeling to have. :)
We got this fun package in the mail this week from my good friend Bonnie from back home. It sure does look
scary cute hanging on Brady's bathroom door. Does this mean we got boo'd?
Brady had an amazing week of tennis.
I'm not going to go into great detail...I always feel like I am bragging. Brady is on cloud nine though and I want to have record of how things happened...you know, in case he writes a book someday. ;)
-he was in a four week team tennis thing and his team came in first.
-he played in a singles tournament with all of those team members and won the whole thing. He was the youngest player by four years.
-he played a senior who is the #1 player at our high school one evening this week. Brady won two out of three sets. Last spring Brady couldn't beat him.
-And the highlight of Brady's week didn't come from a win...it came from a tie. He is playing in a fun six week ladder tournament in which you have one hour only to play your match. Brady played a boy who just turned 13 and is so good. Brady met him in a final once last spring and even though Brady played great, the boy crushed him. Brady told me beforehand that even though he would probably lose...he was going to play his best. And, he sure did.
I don't think Brady's lost a match since August. He is definitely the talk of our tennis community. It drives me crazy when people say that he is so talented. Brady works his butt off...everyday. I'm just not sure talent has anything to do with it.
Do you like my new range? It was delivered on Saturday morning...and I just love it. It's the only appliance besides a dryer that we've ever had to buy. We plan to work on the kitchen a little at a time...but this new oven already makes the kitchen look better, I think. We also purchased a fridge, but it was 1/2 an inch too big for our space and so we had to cancel the order. Boy was I bummed! Eric reminded me though that I was still getting a stove. We are going to wait until black friday to see what kind of a deal we can get.
This afternoon I made THIS recipe for chicken marsala casserole. It might have been the BEST casserole I've ever made! It was so easy to put together and so tasty. It's a keeper for sure!
Not all recipes from Pinterest have been keepers. Yesterday I made this salad that I recently pinned....
You can see what's in it. It had a cilantro lime dressing.
I don't think I've ever not been able to finish a salad...but this one was the exception. The dressing with the avacado just didn't taste good to me....which is so weird because I'm not that picky. Oh well. You win some...you lose some.
We are all prepared this evening for hurricane Sandy that's headed our way. The electric company is saying we could be out of power for a week. We have extra candles and batteries, water and ice, and even took pictures of the outside of our house in case we have damage. (Thanks Toni for suggesting we do this!) Our schools have already cancelled for Monday and Tuesday. I'm kind of looking forward to spending some quiet time cooped up inside with my family. It should be interesting!
Have a great week and be safe.