Thursday, July 23, 2009

update, food, and the 4th. :)

It's hard to believe we've been married for almost two months!  What a ride.  It's been amazing and difficult all at once.  However, even on our hard days we still manage to have fun, still be madly in love, and have the confidence that we're going to make our marriage work (till death do us part!).

We have one more wedding celebration to go. We're not really sure what's going on.  We have to be to Jackson by 2 for a "lunch", with our photo albums in hand.  

Speaking of food, many of you know that both Josh and I love to cook.  :)  Here are some of our latest creations. 

First!  Josh and Sara-Marie's 4th of July 
Pie (these pictures don't show the blueberries, but this pie is full of them (makes the pie red, white, and blue :)).  This pie is totally vegan.  Graham cracker crust, vegan cream cheese, strawberries, blueberries, and a homemade strawberry jam on top.

Next up, a salad.  

This is a massive omelet I made Josh for breakfast one day.  It's so big because I used my small magic pan (Berndez!) and I whipped the eggs a little too long. :)  

This is a quinoa, tofu, and mixed veggie stir-fry.  I used a garlic vinagrette to cook the veggies in. 

Last,  a fun dinner for two.  We ate this meal off of a cooler facing the "woods" behind the house. :) Pretty silly.  BBQ chicken (I made a homemade bbq sauce), the fun salad, peas with mushrooms and garlic sauce, and fries. :) 

  Josh took most all of these pictures, especially the artsy ones. :)  He's quite the shutter bug.  

Fourth of July was fun.  Since Josh and I weren't together last year, this was his first experience.  He was allowed to join me in my favorite 4th of July task-- organizing the antique tractors for the 4th of July parade!  My sister, amazing sister, is the parade director for the Hanover-Horton 4th of July Parade.  She's been doing it for years.  She's got it down to an art.   I think Josh had fun.  He got to tell everyone where to park and where to get info about different things.    I did most of the registering, explaining, and telling tractors when they could join the parade.  Josh was super useful and videoed the parade for my sister.  

Here are a few pictures. 

Josh was pretty fascinated by the horses. :)  

It was a great weekend.  We drove 484 miles.  Up to Cadillac to see the Sergent grandparents and then down to Horton for all the 4th festivities.  

Love to you each!