This story does not include many photos. It does not include a bunch of people laughing, hugging, or fake smiling for the camera. No This story involves two people who are madly in love spending a well deserved free night of pumpkin carving. No friends, no gimmicks just us, The Lancasters. We haven't had the time to do anything just me and him so we took the advantage of pumpkin carving and made it a full nights event. Dan and I love our friends dearly, we couldn't be more lucky when it comes to friends and family, But sometimes we get caught up in going with friends every weekend. Spending every free minute with people and hanging out. This year pumpkin carving was simple, and it was Awesome, I have to admit we do a pretty good job laughing and entertaining ourselves. anyways here are our pumpkins for this year. The turned out pretty good.
Dan's is the Pumpkin Scarecrow and Mine is the Skeleton Face.
I just got home from work and Dan just headed to Dallas for a 2nd interview with an oil company, so I am home all alone just waiting to head off to mutual. I don't think I told you but I was called into the young women's. Its great I love the girls, but about that later. I thought that this would be a good time to blog about my first adventure home. You don't have to read this first of all because its mostly just me reminiscing about my trip, second there are no pictures, and well there isn't a third so moving on.
I flew into Salt lake on Wednesday. The flights were awesome, I had all three seats to myself so I was able to lay down. my parents picked me up and we went to the hotel room. We did get dinner at California pizza. I must say it was so great to see my parents again. I know it has only been like 2 months and I am going to see them again in like 3 weeks but it just felt good. My cousin Spencer got married the next day.
Thursday: so we met up with my sisters and hubby's and went to the wedding. After the wedding we drove home. Mich came with sager which was great to be able to spend time with her.
Friday: was spent jammed in a car driving to raftriver for the reception. 9 bodies in a 7 passenger car doesn't feel so good when its for 3 hours. But we made it and survived!
Saturday: was general conference so what else is there to do besides shop! we loaded in the car once again and made the trip to Idaho falls for a little girl time. we had lunch and shopped at mini Bizzar which is one of our favorite places to shop.
Sunday: was a lazy but great day. we listened to conference which was really awesome this session. we ate so much and played some games. mostly mall madness because its my favorite game. Turns out my dad is really good at that game ha ha.
Monday: Mich went home, I had breakfast with our friend Adam and his girlfriend, Lunch with my mom, Mich before she left and my Dad and then Dinner with my best friend from high school Megs. It was so much fun and so good to see her. Even though we live forever away from each other, when ever we get together we just pickup right where we left off. We were at Applebees for about 3 hours just talking and catching up. it was really fun.
Tuesday: was a filled day also. I had lunch with the girls who I used to work with. Its always good to see them and catch up. Then Dinner was spent with my two very good friends Christy and Samantha. My friend Samantha is pregnant, ha she beat me, but we will catch up. So it was good to see both of them and here how there lives were going.
Wednesday: came to quickly. It was time to fly home. My dear sweet mother drove me to the airport and we said our good byes. We didn't cry I was very proud of ourselves. So I flew home and got off the plane and saw my perfect husband with a bouquet of flowers.
I am home now. I will admit that I was a lot more homesick this go around then I was when I first moved. I am much better now just a day or two of filling sick to my stomach, but things are now good. We couldn't be more blessed to have such wonderful parents and friends to support us. Dan and I are so lucky to have found some good friends out here in Texas, we just hope the good fortune keeps coming our way.
Turns out dehydrating foods is the best most entertaining thing! One Sunday Dan and I are sitting in sacrament, ya know just chillin, and we look over and a little girl had a fruit leather. Dan turns to me and says that looks really good. We both instantly thought well lets get a dehydrator. I mean why not buy our own fruit, blend it and make a huge mess and sit and wait for 4 days to get fruit leather instead of walking down the street and get a box for $3.00. Oh no, here, us Lancaster's do it the cool way, and that's the dehydration way. we can make our own fruit leather. so we buy a dehydrator. BEST THING EVER. We have so much fun dehydrating foods. So far everything has turned out. Its great too because we get to add things to our food storage.
The dehydrator has the most soothing sound, practically saying "Everything is going to be ok once you have some of my delicious dried Cinnamon apples in you". I really think electronics and I have a connection. Dan made Terriyaki jerky and it was way good. Heck with the store brand our jerky frikin rocks!