Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Life is Short, Love is Sweet, Aint no time like this time baby...

I am feeling very blessed lately, and when I look around I can't help but be thankful for the good things God has blessed me with. The last few days have been so nice and I am happy to report that my husband was able to start his leave on Friday, and luckily we were not affected by Hurricane Earl or the tropical storm that was supposedly headed our way! :) My hubby and I spent our Labor Day weekend the way I've always wanted to...relaxing at home, making great meals and sleeping in everyday! It was bliss and we still have a little over a week left to spend lots of time together being lazy... :)

Friday and Saturday we were complete lazy bums and my husband went to the Navy Exchange and bought himself an xbox....all I have to say is that thing is EVIL!! Have I mentioned how much I DESPISE video games? It still blows my mind how men can become so addicted to them and they can just sit around and play for hours...its seriously not healthy! Not to mention the yelling and name calling when they are playing with other guys, that really BURNS my BISCUITS!! I've already made it clear to my husband that I WILL NOT tolerate him becoming obsessed with that thing, and I made it known that if that were to happen I would be destroying it, lol!! I do, however love the fact that now I can watch netflix on my tv instead of just my laptop, and that there are a ton of good movies and tv shows on there. Since we don't have cable this is amazing to me!!

After I finally pried my hubby away from the xbox we watched movies and hung out at home. I finally saw "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and I loved it!! The story line was so interesting, and although it was very graphic at times I still loved it. Lisbeth is my hero, this chick is CRAZY but she was seriously a bad ass! We also watched "The Stepfather" which I had already seen but my hubby wanted to watch.

I don't know why but for some reason all I want to do lately is sit around and eat! I seriously need to start working already before I gain 500 pounds, haha! Sunday we spent the day cleaning the house and my hubby even washed the cars for me! I'm so spoiled, I know... :) Mid afternoon I started making a lovely dinner for us and it came out fantastic! My Grandmother from Tennessee sent me a recipe book of some of her favorite recipes, along with some from my Great Grandmother. I decided to make one called "Beef Tips and Noodles" and I will definitely be making it again. Hubby loved it and I ate every morsel on my plate. :) It was that good!
 Here's a photo of our meal...it was so pretty I had to take a picture! :)
Its a very simple recipe and I love anything that involves meat, gravy, and noodles so this was definitely a hit. I cut 2 lbs of round steak into bite sized pieces and covered them in flour, then cooked in oil on medium heat until browned. Then I threw them in the crock pot on low. I then used the meat drippings and added two cans of cream of mushroom soup and 1& 1/2 cups of water. I mixed them together and cooked on medium heat until the mixture was warmed. Then I seasoned the meat in the crockpot with salt and pepper and added the gravy mixture.
 (Heres a shot of the gravy...it was sooo delicious!)
I let it cook on Low for 5 to 6 hours and then cooked a 12 ounce package of egg noodles. Once the noodles were cooked and drained I added the gravy and meat mixture and made a salad to add in a veggie. I also made some delicious cherry lemon-limeade and even frosted the glasses with sugar around the rims. It looked pretty fancy if I do say so myself. ;)
(I was so excited to use my cake stand that we got as a wedding present!)
For dessert I made a pineapple upside down cake since its one of my hubby's favorite desserts. It came out sooo good and I am sad to admit that I actually ate 4 pieces of cake on Sunday night...I am such a fat kid!! Haha!! It was my first time making the cake and I was surprised at how simple it was and it came out so good! I'm gonna be making this a lot more in the future. :) Here's a better shot of my pretty cake...
After dinner we had our yummy dessert and made some coffee to go with it. It was a great ending to a perfect evening! Yesterday we stayed home and then went and visited my good friend Mrs. G and her pups. We brought Tulip along to play with Mojo and Flower, and as always they had a blast.
Tulip is my little Mama's girl....
And my husband is way too obsessed with Mrs. G's pup Mojo...
All in all it was a fabulous weekend and I am so lucky to have this time with my husband and my lil doggy. ♥ How was everyone else's Labor Day weekend?



  1. Sweet post! I watched "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" recently too. I really enjoyed it - I read the book before I watched the movie though. If you haven't read the book - you should. :) Enjoy the rest of your time with your hunk-o-love sweetcheeks!!!

  2. I lvoe those dishes! Too cute! Sounds like a fun weekend!

  3. My Labor Day weekend was much like yours :) Spent the weekend being lazy with my husband and sleeping in, ahh <3

    My husband got a new Wii game for his birthday on Saturday so I can totally relate! We were both playing & I was the one getting angry at the game.. lol!

    Glad you had a great weekend :) Enjoy leave time with the hubby!

  4. Dinner looked delish! And I love the cake stand. I use mine all the time. Eat cake, it causes happiness. ;)

  5. Good to hear you got to spend all weekend together. We didn't do much this weekend either. Those weekends are my favorites.

  6. Glad to hear that you had a good weekend! Have fun and enjoy the rest of your week :)

  7. I'm glad you had such a great weekend!! Also...I love the Carrie Underwood song your title is taken from, its one of my favorites! My fiance is an xbox fan too, I told him I was going to ebay his when he was gone!! haha I would never though! =)

  8. Thanks Everyone! It really was a splendid weekend! :)

  9. Oh my gosh, dinner sounded so yummy I'm going to have to try that recipe! So glad he finally got his leave and that you were (and still are!) able to spend some good quality time together! :)

  10. How fun!! I hate video games too. Luckily for me, Cody lost interest while we were dating. We have an xBox 360 that he occasionally and I mean very rarely will play a game for maybe an hour. We still have it because it used to be our dvd player but I got him a blu ray last year so now its almost obsolete.