June 30, 2011

[Weekly Shots] June

23 | Welcome Summer Break!

24 | Pink & White

25 | To-Read

26 | Lemon Bars
From the Barefoot Contessa, make these ASAP!

June 23, 2011

Mike's Cherry-Filled Chocolate Cake

My dad's favorite, and one of my favorites too, this is a simple twist on chocolate cake - just pick up a can of cherry pie filling the next time you make a chocolate layer cake.

Bake your favorite chocolate cake and cool completely. Before frosting spread half a can of pie filling between each cake layer, reserving a few cherries for decoration on top of the cake. Cover sides and top with chocolate frosting. Enjoy!

June 18, 2011

June 12, 2011

For Maggie + Jimmy:

I can't believe it's already been a year since your special day. Congrats on your first year of marriage sister, it only gets more fun!

June 10, 2011

Welcome Summer!

Summer break has arrived. Matt's working 4 days a week, and I still have several days of professional development and fun work events to come, but with almost 10 weeks off I can't complain.

Lake Grapevine

On the agenda:
  • Polo-watching, fireworks, reading a book-a-day
  • Work retreat to Lake Sam Rayburn
  • Lots of yoga practicing and more yoga teacher training (one LONG weekend a month until December)
  • Junior League of Collin County activities - I'll be in the provisional class of 2011-12 and am especially looking forward to new community service opportunities.
  • Some trip-planning:
    Hopefully Galveston, Waco, New Braunfels, and Oklahoma City this summer
    Hiking Big Bend in December
    Patagonia in ??? - forget Europe, I think we're going to head to the deepest south for our first international tip, THIS just might be our big trip after Matt finishes his dissertation.
  • Selling our house? Maybe? Please? We've been on the market since February but it's just not looking good.
  • And mostly lots of Netflix, reality TV, internet-ing, cooking, watching Duncan sleep all day...
Hope you're planning a fun summer too!