Sunday, November 16, 2008

Wonderful Weekend

After a typical long, busy week, Stephanie and I enjoyed a great weekend. Stephanie usually has dinner nearly complete by the time I come home from work at 6pm, but Friday dinner wasn't just nearly complete. She had spent some extra time making a wonderful fish and rice dish, placed it in serving bowls (rather than right out of the pan like we typically do), set up the dinner table with candlelight and roses, and was just finishing up all of the dishes that had been stacking up throughout the week. I knew it was going to be a good night! Little did I know that cheesecake would be following the meal!

After dinner, we cashed in on some discount tickets for the BYU basketball season opener at the Marriott center. The Cougars were a bit rusty from the off-season, but we still managed to pull off a victory. It was fun to see Steve, Erica, and their kids there as well.

Last night we were planning on attending a play on campus, but the tickets were sold out. Our backup plan (movie rental from the BYU Bookstore) also fell through since the bookstore closes early on Saturday. We resorted to picking up a half-gallon of cookie dough ice cream from the creamery and playing Scattergories while watching Guys and Dolls. We had a good time, but by the time the movie was over we were ready to crash and recover from the week.

We were very grateful to sleep in this morning. We had choir practice at 10am, church at 12pm, and aside from a short home teaching assignment, we spent the rest of the day in the kitchen. We made pepper steak for dinner (thanks to Uncle Charlie for the elk steak), zucchini nut bread, and rice pudding with rice left over from dinner (much better than our previous attempt). We're set for breakfast this week!

We're thankful for all that we have, especially our wonderful family and friends. We love you!!!


Michele said...

Oh, to be young and in love.... you guys are so cute!!

juli and ben said...

We love you too! We are looking forward to seeing you this weekend! You guys are great! I would love to try your rice pudding recipe. I have yet to make good rice pudding!!!

Steph said...

The rice pudding is nothing special. It was just better than my last attempt. I got mine from the Betty Crocker cookbook if you really want to try it. Michele made some really amazing rice pudding once, you might want to ask her what the secret is. :)

Laura & Steve said...

Wow, Stephanie, you go the extra mile! I'd better not let Steve read this post or he might try to raise his expectations! (I'm lucky if the main course is made each day...let alone by the time Steve is ready for dinner...let alone with anything extra.) You're amazing! We love you! (You too, Daniel.) :)