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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Finals Week...

Tomorrow is going to be a great day. Tomorrow is the last day of finals week. If all of college were like this past week I might consider dropping out. It sure has been a busy one. I have my last two last finals tomorrow morning (7:30 and 9:30). Then I am all done until the spring.

Even though this week was very busy, I realized that I can do hard things. I really can!

My brain feels a little fuzzy from long nights at the library and I am aching for some quality time with my husband but tomorrow is coming and it is going to be a great day.

My old roommate Randi  shared this song on Facebook in celebration of her last day of finals. Today, I share it in anticipation of mine. Enjoy. And to all you fellow students who still have test to take of projects to be turned in, good luck! Your happy day will come, too. I promise. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Our Fourth Date of Christmas...

Today we enjoyed a nice dinner date in the engineering building. One thing that I love about our marriage is that we always have dinner together. Even on our busiest days we will find a place to meet and eat. I so look forward to that time we get to sit and talk together. I am really excited for winter break when we can spend more than just a few hours at a time together. That will be very nice.

Here is what we ate tonight:

Chicken Fajitas:
Cut chicken breast into strips, cook in a skillet. When almost done cooking add sliced green pepper and sliced red onion and a little butter if needed. When veggies are tender add a little water to your skillet along with one packet of taco seasoning. Let simmer for a little bit. Put in a tortilla with your favorite topping. We like black beans, cheese, salsa, sour cream, and tonight we are adding some baby spinach, cilantro and chopped green onions (leftovers from Thai Curry Soup). Wrap it up and eat. (If you feel like it, you can toast the tortilla after it is all assembled by placing it on a clean skillet or griddle over medium heat. Watch it closely so it does not burn. We like to do this sometimes because it gives the fajita it a nice crunch.)

This recipe is pretty simple and I probably do it a little different every time. That is why I was not very specific with this recipe post. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Our Third Date of Christmas...

Yesterday we had a wonderful Family Home Evening Date. We played the piano and sang Christmas songs, ate dinner, and played a "dating game". Sage wrote down some questions earlier that we each took turns answering. A few were, "How many different kinds of cheese have you tried?", "What is a family tradition you want to establish?", "What scripture has helped you this week?", and "What is one of your favorite memories of our dating and courtship?" It was such a nice date. I love Sage :)

Have a great day! 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Our Second Date of Christmas... With a Recipe!

Yesterday was our second date of Christmas. (If you missed the explanation of these dates click here.) We ate good food and watched the First Presidency Christmas Devotional. I love my husband! We had so much fun together on our sweet and simple date.

This was our devotional setup. Very cozy :)
 Devotional Goodies: Kettle Corn, Hot Chocolate, and a Christmas scarf from my sister Kelley!
Dinner: Thia Curry Soup with mozzarella and basil toasted whole wheat dipping bread.

To make bread:
Cut any bread you have on hand into slices. Arrange on a cookie sheet.  Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and basil. Turn oven to broil and watch closely until cheese melts or turns slightly golden if you like it extra crunchy. (The middle is not supper crunchy but it is perfect to dip in soup!

To make soup:
I got this recipe many years ago from an online source that I do not remember. I was looking for a recipe similar to the Thia Curry Soup at Noodles and Company. This is perfect. Here you go!

Thia Curry Soup
prep time: 15 min.
cook time: 35-40 min.

- 2 oz rice noodles
- 1 T. olive oil
- 1 clove garlic (minced)
- 1 1/2 T. minced lemon grass (I just used a little lemon juice)
- 1 t. ground ginger
- 2 t. red curry paste
- 1 (32 oz) carton chicken broth
- 2 T. soy sauce
- 1 T. white sugar
- 1 (13.5 oz) can coconut milk
- 1/2 c. sliced mushrooms (if you like them!)
- 1 (10 oz) bag baby spinach leaves
- 2 T. fresh lime juice (I used lemon juice because that is what I had)
- 1/4 c. chopped cilantro
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced

1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add rice noodles and cook until al dente, about 3 min.
2. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir garlic, lemon grass, and ginger, about 30-60 seconds. add curry paste and cook 30 seconds more. Pour in about 1/2 c. chicken broth, and stir until curry paste dissolves, then pour in remaining broth along with souy sauce and sugar. Bring to a boil, reduce head and cover. Simmer 20 min.
3. Stir in coconut milk, mushrooms, spinach, lime juice, and cilantro. Increase heat to medium-high and simmer 5 min.
4. To serve, place some noodles into each serving bowl, and ladle soup on top of them. Garnish each bowl with a sprinkle of sliced green onion.

- if the package says, "Rice Sticks" they are either the same thing or they work just the same.
- if you don't have lemon grass or line juice, lemon juice tastes fine. The real ingredients will taste better but the soup I made without them was very yummy.
- I don't like a lot of spinach in my soup, the whole 10  oz is kind of a lot for me. Maybe add a little then go from there instead of adding the whole bag all at once.
- getting your ingredients ready to go before you start cooking will make things go so much better.
- I am not a huge fan of mushrooms so instead, I like to put in thinly sliced red onions.


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Our First Date of Christmas...

This year Sage and I are starting a tradition. It is called "The Twelve Dates of Christmas". I got this idea from a cute blog I read and she got the idea from her friend. As a way to celebrate this holiday season, Sage and I will be going on 12 little dates together.

Today for date number one, we took some family names to the temple to be sealed. One was a couple and there were about 9 individuals who needed to be sealed to their parents. It felt so wonderful to help those families be united together again. We were also able to see the room which we were sealed in. It brought back great memories. It was such a great experience. We love going to the temple.

We are excited for our second date which we will be having tomorrow. I will still post about it after it happens but I just have to tell you what it is. (So that you won't miss it!)

The First Presidency Christmas Devotional!
This annual devotional will be held tomorrow, December 4, at 6:00 pm MST.
I love this time of year. It is my very favorite! And I love these devotionals.
For more information, or for viewing or listening options click here.

One more thing before I go. Sage and I saw this darling video last night that I cannot help but share as well. It is not long and it will make you smile. I am sure of that. So you should watch it!
Pierre and Monique.

I hope you are having a great day. Thanks for stopping by!

PS. If any of you feel like trying "The Twelve Dates of Christmas" as well, be sure to let us know the fun things you do!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thanksgiving Recap & Our Early Christmas Present!

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend. Sage and I sure did. We traveled to Lolo, Montana so spend Thanksgiving with my family. (We sure missed you Kelley, Chris, Molly, Brock, Brooklyn, Zachary, Matthew, Heidi, Jacob, Paige, Joseph, Nanny, and Poppop!) Here are a few photos of our stay there.

We all stayed at my sister Sara's house. She and her husband Ken were so great to have us all there.

The "grownups" enjoyed playing Apples to Apples at night when the kids were all in bed, or watching a movie. From left to right, Daniel (brother), Brook (brother), Hannah (sister), Sara (sister), Mom, Tasha (sister-in-law, married to Daniel), Amy (sister), and Sage (husband).

We made little turkey and acorn treats with the kids one afternoon. Very fun and easy!

Cute little Grace (niece) posing for a picture with the treats.

Benjamin (nephew) asked me to take a picture of his turkey. I think he liked it.

Brook (brother) and Payton (nephew) blending up a yummy shake for our Traditional Robison Family Shake off.

Sample shakes. (And anxious taste testers!)

Sorry this is blurry. These are all of the presentation shakes. (Ours is in the white Mug! Pumpkin Pie shake with a small slice of pumpkin pie on the. Complete with whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg. 

Winning Shake made by Brook. Apple Cinnamon Pie shake topped with Apple Cinnamon Cheerios.

The shake off clean up. 
Not pictured is our delicious Thanksgiving Dinner, our walk around the neighborhood, The Sock Swap, Black Friday shopping, jewelry making lessons from Amy, Pizza night,  and the everyday fun we had there. What a great Thanksgiving weekend!

Also, I failed to credit the photos on the pre-Thanksgiving post. They were found on KSL. But good news! All of today's pictures were taken by ME! Using our early Christmas present! I am having so much fun with our new little Camera. Here a a picture of it (that I did not take):

We shopped our first Black Friday to get this cute little camera. We are very pleased with it. It has A fun panorama feature that I used to take the first and last photo on this post with.

Did anyone else get a new toy this Black Friday? I would love to hear about it.

Have a great day everyone and good luck studying for finals week all of you students our there!