Monday, April 26, 2010

You're Gonna Miss This...

Last night as I was turning off of 280 and pulling into downtown Auburn I got an overwhelming feeling of sadness that it was one of my last times to pull in to Auburn as a student. As the countdown to graduation gets smaller and smaller, I find myself thinking of everything about Auburn that I am going to miss. There are so many things, and there is no way I could put them in order of what I will miss most, but here (in no particular order) are the things I will miss most...

-Living at the Beach House
-Wednesday morning prayer breakfast at Big Blue
-Living next to Lacey
-Anna sleeping in my bed
-Weekly coffee at Kari's
-Football games in the student section
-The Beach House front porch
-Riding around in Amanda's car because of her handicap pass
-Early mornings with Hannah on the way to practicum
-Class projects/Life talks with Hannah and Amanda
-Working at Gourmet Tiger
-Tiger town
-Mocha Ice Rage at AK's
-Turning by the shell on 280 and the happy feeling of pulling into downtown Auburn
-Bridgett in the drive thru at Chick-Fil-A on Magnolia
-Gail's (aka Kree) visits to the BH living room
-Running in order to try to catch the light at the fiji house (specifically with Leah)
-HRMT
-Anna's extreme reactions to things
-Walking through the quad
-My orange room in the corner
-Kree playing her latest song on the front porch
-The way the Beach House smells
-Family Dinners
-Chicken Salad Chick
-Steve Scoggin's sermons at FBCO
-Running through campus
-Alix Whitaker's visits and love for the BH

As graduation quickly approaches I'm sure this list will continue to get longer. So this may be only part I of things I'm going to miss. It is hard to believe that my four years at Auburn will end in just 18 days.


Friday, April 23, 2010

Peanut Butter Goodness

I got my newest simple and delicious in the mail this week, and there are tons of new things I want to try! But the first thing on my list of things to make...Peanut Butter Crispie Bars.

First you roll out peanut butter cookie dough in the bottom of a 9x13 pan and cook for 10 minutes. Next you top with marshmallows and put back in the oven for 4-5 more minutes. Then, let it cool.

While the marshmallow topping cools, mix together peanut butter, butter, and chocolate until smooth. Once smooth, mix in rice crispies and peanuts. Then spoon the mixture on top of the marshmallows and spread completely. Let cool.


Peanut Butter Crispy Bars:
1 tube peanut butter cookie dough
4 cups marshmallows
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter, cubed
2 cups rice crispie cereal
1/2 cup salted peanuts

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Birthdays.

Today is an exciting day for TWO reasons...Fletcher Flynn turned 24 today and Evelyn FINALLY made her debut into the world. Evelyn was born tonight around 7 and is 8 pounds and 19.5 inches. She has brown hair, brown eyes, and a sweet little face (I've only seen pictures). I will hopefully be visiting Evelyn next weekend, and will write more about her then. But for now, I will write about Fletcher's birthday. On Monday night after work I drove to Birmingham and was able to stay until this afternoon when Fletcher left for work. Yesterday was Fletcher's day off, so it was fun to get to spend time with him on his day off and to celebrate his birthday. Yesterday we went to eat with his mom and then spent the afternoon at the Zoo. We have always talked about going to the Birmingham Zoo so we decided since it was half price Tuesday we would go. Well good thing it was half price Tuesday because the Zoo was HALF-WAY under construction! Lame. But the part we did see was fun!

Today Fletcher opened his presents first thing. I tried to think of something creative for his birthday since he is always such a good gift giver. I decided to do a theme for the presents. So I did "something you want, something you need, something to eat, something to read."

For Fletcher's birthday lunch he wanted to go to Maki Fresh for sushi. Yum!

After lunch we went to Yogurt Mountain. Yogurt Mountain is usually a debate with me and Fletcher. Me and my simple taste buds prefer chocolate yogurt with strawberries on top, with the occasional variation. However, Fletcher's taste buds are a whole different story. He likes to pile on the toppings with multiple different yogurts. So we always have the same debate. He wants to share and create an "awesome chocolate creation" and I want to make my own. And when we decide to only make one, I end up not eating it. So for his birthday he asked if he could create a yogurt mountain and if I would eat half of it. So he created a yogurt mountain...no exaggeration...Cookies and cream, chocolate, and cake batter yogurt, topped with butterfingers, heath, kit kat, coconut, oreos, 2 brownies, and hot fudge. WHOA.

So Happy Birthday to the sweetest boy I know and the sweetest baby I can't wait to meet!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Enjoy Your Boogie

Although I was initially disappointed at the thought of staying in Auburn for the weekend (with my boarding pass for my 9:00 flight to Little Rock in my purse), it has turned out to be a relaxing and fun weekend in Auburn. This morning Lacey and I headed to small town Waverly, Alabama for the 280 Boogie. There was live blue grass music and lots of different artist's booths. The booths varied from homemade honey to ceramic pottery to a $10 chair massage!



The weather was beautiful and it was a very "small town Alabama" thing to do before we graduate. As we left the pepper jelly booth the lady said "Enjoy Your Boogie" and we definitely did!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

For SuSu...

This blog is really for the viewing pleasure of one person...my mom. For as long as Auburn has been a part of our family, the azaleas have been my mom's favorite part of Auburn. When Lacey and I came to visit Allison at Auburn our junior year of high school my mom's parting words were "Take a picture with the azaleas!" And last year when she came to Auburn for my birthday her biggest hope was that the azaleas would be in bloom. So since she can't see them in person I decided I would do my best to capture them for her.

Auburn in the spring really is hard to be beat!

Another one of my current favorite parts of Auburn...Tutti Frutti!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

I received so many fun cupcake books and accessories for my birthday that I didn't even know where to start. I was looking through one of my cupcake books and found this recipe, I decided it was summery and fun so last night I tried it. First of all, look how cute these cupcake liners are!

The recipe called for 2 lbs. of cream cheese, 42 oreos, 1 cup of sour cream, 1 cup of sugar, 1 tsp. of vanilla, and 4 eggs.

After creaming the cream cheese and sugar, you add in the sour cream and vanilla. Then lastly you add in the eggs, one at a time.

Next, you mix in the crushed oreos (about 12 cookies, crushed) by hand.

Then you place one whole oreo at the bottom of each cupcake liner, then pour the batter on top.

They bake at 275 for 22 minutes.

After they come out of the oven you let them cool (still in cupcake pan) and then put in the refrigerator for atleast 4 hours, I left them in overnight. They are like a miniature oreo cheesecake, Yum!