Tuesday, February 7, 2012

{Home is Where You Are}

What a wonderful winter it has been so far, here in SO CAL. I could definitely get used to this so called "Winter." Although, it's great to hear that Utah has FINALLY been hit with the blizzard they've been waiting for! -Makes for a great cabin trip next week! Woo hoo!

Here's an update on what's been going on with the Harris nerds lately.

We've been having so much fun remodeling our little condo here and there over time. Our place came with a fridge, that works just great and looks fine too. However, after the first couple of weeks of using it- the door stopped closing. That is a problem.. right? Well when we wake up in the morning to find our milk is sour.. it is a definite problem. So for a few weeks, we taped it shut over, and over and over again. Once we went through several roles of tape, and came to find out that the milk (not to mention everything else that went bad) was STILL getting sour (by the tape not doing the trick). We then realized we needed to get a new fridge. We were bummed, because that's the last thing we want to spend our money on right now, besides bills and taxes of course.

Luckily, I have a wonderfully creative mother in law who came to the rescue! She though of the idea of buying a baby lock that mommys use to keep their kids out of the fridge. At first we weren't too sure how it'd work or LOOK.. but we were desperate for anything to NOT have to buy a new fridge. She bought us one and we tried it out- and I was SO excited how it works perfectly! It keeps the fridge shut, and doesn't look too bad in fact! Ha Ha. We saved tons of money- and I don't have to worry about waking up and walking downstairs to find that all of our food has gone bad over night! HALLELUJAH!

Another problem was, our oven didn't come with racks. Dang. I didn't realized you can't just go to the store and pick out some racks. You have to order them through a company that has your brand and get the exact model number and size to fit. The first time we ordered some online from New Hampshire or some place over there.. and of course they were way too big. Sometimes we have to learn the hard way how to do certain random things, I guess. In the mean time, we had been using some little cooling racks to place things on in the oven. Of course every time we would try to make something, the bottom of whatever it was would be completely burnt.

Well, I'm happy to tell you- we finally found a way to order the right size for our oven.. and we NOW have OVEN RACKS! 'CLAP CLAP CLAP!' We've been cooking + baking like crazy- JUST BECAUSE WE CAN! Good times.

Cam and I attended a party his mom held for their neighbors who recently got married. It was funny because we were the youngest couple there. We got ourselves into playing a Newly Wed Game. Yeah.. I was nervous for us too. However, we ended up winning! Our opponents were the couple that just got married (they've been together for 10 yrs or so) and a older couple.. quite older that recently got married as well. We won! We won a crock pot- Heck Yeah!

Things are well. The weather is beautiful. We have been so blessed.