Sunday, January 20, 2013

I'll never grow up!

My mom has started this awesome tradition of giving us play tickets for Christmas. It all started I believe in high school when I had an obsession with Wicked, and so that Christmas I got tickets for it... Since then it has become a regular thing! It's pretty fun too because then the Christmas fun doesn't just end December 25 but continues a little bit longer...

Anyway, that being said we got to see Peter Pan at the Pantages theater on Friday and it was so much fun! Cathy Rigby played Peter and she was amazing, not to mention she is 60!!! I hope at sixty I can have half as much energy as she had (and I know I'll never be able to do the splits at 60, but maybe still be able to do a cartwheel)!!

I love theater, there is something so fun and magical about it. I am even more appreciative of it because that is how Nate and I met..I love that he loves theater just as much as me (maybe even more)! I'm glad that my momma loves it too and has cultured me in it.

Nate and I had a fun time with my momma, my sis Kris and her kiddos Gav and Lyla, my aunt Eva and cousin Shay(e?), my not the momma Cathy Milligan, and my adopted brother Hayden! So we may have been missing a few of the regulars (Beck you were missed!), but it was still a fun family trip.

We started at Buca di Beppo at city walk, where we stuffed ourselves into oblivion, and ended at the show where we laughed and laughed.

It was a perfect night out (even though we were pretty tired after!), and I can't wait to continue the tradition next year! Thanks mommacita!

-Nate & Meg-

Monday, January 7, 2013

It's forbidden!

I believe we have reached the end of the holiday eating season...maybe, hopefully! So to commemorate that I made dinner at home ( the first in a week or so..oops!). A few months ago Nate and I were watching some cooking reality show, and they used FORBIDDEN RICE!! I have seen purple-ish rice when I lived in China, but never forbidden rice. So it's been sitting in the cupboard for quite some time and I decided to make it! It's pretty fun stuff, and tasty too. It has the consistency of brown rice, more than white rice ( a little crunchier).

Besides cooking adventures we started back up to normal routine which means work and online classes for Nate, and work on the salon and watching the kids with Kris for me.

The weirdest thing for me today was the realization that I have NO school! I hope I take advantage of these next 8 months, but I probably will just get lazy!

Anyway try forbidden rice, and enjoy 2013!

-Nate & Meg-