It’s Cookout Time!

Well hello again!  Lots of fun and exciting times since I last posted.  Shout out to my hubs who cooked us dinner last week before we went to see the Black Keys in Concert!



Chicken breasts topped with bacon and cheese.  Don’t worry, we ate some roasted broccoli to balance it out!

ImageWe had the.worst.seats.ever.  My fault.  We had a nice view of backstage and the ceiling of the arena.  We had bottomless popcorn.  And of course, Tyler made friends with the old lady security guard.  All in all a fun date.  After the concert, we were in walking distance to the honkey-tonks.  So we had to stop by and see these cats:

ImageSome of Tyler’s fun friends from work, minus Sumedha who I’m assuming was taking the picture.  

That pretty much sums up our weekend.  Can it get any better?  Oh yes it can!  On Monday we took our first Salsa Dancing lesson from Tony, our bible study leader from church.  He is a professional dancer/teacher/fitness instructor, and he’s pretty awesome.  We had so much fun getting our Shakira and Enrique on!  You’ll see us on Dancing with the Stars next season.

On Tuesday, I got accepted to GRADUATE SCHOOL at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College.  Say WHAT?! Woo Hoo!  This was such a blessing.  Thanks Lord.  I’ve been kind of down in the dumps lately.  I’ve been applying to countless jobs and getting rejection letters or in some cases no response at all.  My nanny job is just not cutting it.  I’m no Mary Poppins.  It feels great to have somewhat of a direction for the near future.  Now I just have to figure out a way to pay for it.  Something you can being praying about for me is an interview I have coming up on June 4th for a Research Assistant Job for the fall.  The part time assistantship would COVER MY TUITION and give me a stipend.  Wouldn’t that be just fabulous!?  Please please pray that the Lord will lead me where I need to be next fall.

On Wednesday, we went to a super awesome baller cookout at our friends Lauren and Robert’s house!  They live just a few blocks from where our new house is, and we’re so pumped to have them as future neighbors!  What did I bring to the backyard feast?  Why potato salad of course!



Ranch Potato Salad:


1 bag small red potatoes

Ranch dressing

Yellow Mustard

1 cup chopped celery

1 cup chopped red pepper



1.  Cube potatoes and boil until tender.  Drain and let cool.

2.  Mix all ingredients together.  

3.  I have no measurements for the condiments.  More ranch than mustard.  Just keep adding and tasting until it looks and tastes like ranch potato salad, ya know?  Sorry for those of you who like detailed directions!

4.  Refrigerate for at least 3 hours and serve!

5.  Eat in moderation.  I can’t promise that the food on this blog will be healthy, but I can promise that it will be delicious!

Lots of Love! 





3 thoughts on “It’s Cookout Time!

  1. So fun! Finally got to catch up on the latest news…excited for new developments for you and praying God would come through in big ways as you explore this next phase!

  2. so glad you have a blog and I can keep up with you this way! congrats again on grad school and will be praying for it all to work out. God has it.

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