First off I wanted to share this card I got from my sweet friend Krista…
Krista has been blogging for awhile now and was so thoughtful to give me this encouraging card. Krista is always such a caring friend and this is just one of the many ways that she is always there for me 🙂 Krista has a great blog, check her out under “My Reads”…Her blog name is “Times New Roman: The Life and Times of Writer, Krista Roman”…She’s always posting fun stuff and really does a great job!
Steph, Rachel, Jodie, Tim and Me
We had a blast! Everyone brought some different wines and we drank and ate the night away. Outside it was STORMING! Piccolo Forno has a ton of oversized windows so it was an interesting backdrop for the dinner. I ordered the Lasagna and it was delish (I still say it’s not as good as your recipe though, Katie) We capped off the dinner with a DQ ice cream cake, Katie’s favorite! Overall it was a great evening out with great people 🙂 Happy 30th Birthday Katie!
Steph, Jodie, Ellen, Katie, Me, Jenn and Rachel
Can you tell we’re sisters?!
Another memorable event early-on in the month was the bonfire Patrick and I attended. This was at our friends, Jay and Jenn’s house. I’ve blogged about them before. Jenn as always was the “hostest with the mostest”…I don’t know how she does it! Every time we go to her house its a stellar experience! I always tell her I want to take classes from her on how to become a good housewife – lol. I mean this woman makes all her own desserts, dressings and even makes homemade jams….I can only hope to get that good with time! I have no pictures from this night but Jenn had homemade guacamole (Chipotle’s recipe…how you even get Chipotle’s recipe is beyond me!!) and freshly popped pop-corn as appetizers. Then as we all gathered around the fire she brought out trays of ingredients to make different kinds of Moon-Pies! She had ingredients to make Mexican Moon-Pies, Pizza Moon-Pies and Apple Moon-Pies for dessert. It was such a neat idea on her part and really made for a fun night. I truly felt like I was camping…minus having to sleep in a tent (which is a good thing!) Jay and Jenn are such great people, it really has been fun getting to know them 🙂
Mid-month Patrick and I became graduates of Financial Peace University! For the past few months we have been learning the ways of famous financial advisor, Dave Ramsey. Our friends Tuff and Mary introduced us to his ways. Every Monday for the past few months a group of us would meet at one of our homes and watch a Dave Ramsey DVD. Each week he covered a different topic from getting out of mountains of debt to accumulating so much money that you can give to those in need freely. I learned a ton from him and have been actively living his advise. I suggest his theories to everyone. His book “Total Money Makeover” is a great read for anyone who wants to get their finances on track. It’s amazing to now realize that people who make minimum wage can be millionaires by the time they retire all due to planning and investing. Really cool stuff there!
Sadly when Financial Peace ended our group of friends left for their summers away 🙁 Tuff and Mary left for Minnesota/Montana and won’t be back in Pittsburgh until the end of July. Our friends Tyler and Maggie left for South Carolina/Tennessee and they won’t be back until mid July. It’s always so sad to say goodbye to friends but I’m sure time will pass quickly.