|Andy, me, and Whitney at Wade Bowen|
May 4, 2010, was Andy and my's first date. In between two of my classes, we met at Yucatan Taco Stand- a delicious little restaurant in Fort Worth known for their potent Frozen Screwdrivers. It's kind of a cross between Fuzzy's Taco Shop's food and a Pei Wei atmosphere. I was really nervous and probably way too chatty in an effort to overcompensate. Considering I had to go to class after dinner, I couldn't have a frozen screwdriver to ease my nerves, and I know I was probably a total spaz. Andy was leaving to go to Wichita Falls the next day because his sister, Carly, was going to have her baby, Greyson. I asked Andy if he was planning to stay in Wichita Falls for the night, and his response was "No, I'm going to come home. There is a pretty cute girl I'd like to hang out with, and I'm anxious to see again." (Insert can't-stop-beaming-smile here! Looks like my spaz-self hadn't scared him away!) The rest, as they say, is history. Well- one year of history, anyway.
|Greyson's First Christmas, December 2010|
On Saturday, Andy's parents hosted Greyson's first birthday party. The theme was barnyard- there was a barnyard/farm cake, sheep and cow and pig cupcakes, and barnyard plates and napkins. Mr. Jennings had the grill fired up and was cooking hamburgers and hot dogs for all of the guests- family and friends of Carly and Slate (Andy's brother-in-law) and Greyson. There were two year olds and 80 year olds- it was nice seeing everyone together and celebrating such a sweet boy's birthday. Greyson is absolutely adorable, and he just started crawling. He was moving around that party like an ant on a mission. He wasn't too crazy about the cake part of his cake, but he sure did like the icing. I think he ate about 3 tablespoons of it off of my finger. Oh and also, to add to the small world concept- turns out Andy's stepgrandmother went to church at Our Lady Queen of Peace with my Granny Poirot. Her children and my mom and aunts and uncles were all friends.
We ended the weekend by celebrating Mothers Day at our lakehouse. Per tradition (see post here), we stopped to watch the sunset and remember the moms who couldn't be with us. After the sunset, we had dessert- Strawberry Shortcake. I love this dessert because it is light, low fat, and low calorie- not to mention, super easy to make. Whether you're celebrating a first date, birthday, or Mothers Day, try it the next time you need a quick and easy dessert.
- 1 package of strawberries (appr. 4 cups), sliced
- 4 bowls/saucers
- 4 Angel Food (or likeness) dessert cups
- 2 c Cool Whip
- 2 tbsp sugar (optional)
- Place one dessert cup in each of 4 bowls
- Top with strawberries (as desired)
- Top with Cool Whip (as desired)
- Optional: Sprinkle sugar on top (as desired- strawberries may be a bit tart until around June or July, so the sugar helps cut the bite, but I prefer to leave it off)