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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Rockin' It!

So I was tasked with creating a menu for 75 people under $300 for our Easter party at our new location and I totally did it! Well, mostly... A few on the items are being donated...

The Menu
Butternut Squash Soup Shooters
Caprice Salad Bites
Citrus Beet Salad Bites
BBQ Meatballs
Tortellini Salad Bites
Hummus with Bell Pepper & Pita Chips
Crudites with Veggie Dip
Tropical Fruit
Assorted Cheeses, Cured Meats, and Organic Crackers
Mini Quiches
Sauteed Crimini Mushrooms
Fair Trade Chocolate Fountain

You know you want to try my rockin' food! If you are in the Sacramento area, come join us for service and stay for food and dancing (or, you know, listening to a DJ spin good music while bobbing your head)...






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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Venturing Out

I have been trying, and to my surprise, enjoying a lot of foods I was never able to eat or never liked pre-pregnancy... I have been able to eat stuff with jalapenos, bell peppers, coconut, etc... Last night we went out for Indian food and it was great! My favorite was the chicken masala... I tried and liked everything! They only ordered medium heat, but I was able to handle it and probably would have been able to take a little hotter...

Cohen and I hung out in Midtown this week, had lunch with Becky and talked about potential non-profit opportunities and possibly getting an office at the Hive... Then we hung out with Kari and ended up in Roseville :), found some cute clothes for the boy since he is growing too fast for me to keep him covered lol...

We also decided to take Cohen with us to the Drive In Theater this week (since he won't take a bottle, we can't leave him with a sitter or his Grandma)... He slept most of the time and we were able to control the volume in our car so it wouldn't freak him out... We saw Alice In Wonderland and it was awesome! I would totally go see it again!

I am having a good time being a mobile mom... Co and I get a little bummed out when we are stuck indoors all day... He seems happy to go on adventures with me so we will keep going this way till it gets too hard...

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Hive

Went to visit our new Sunday meeting space today and it is so awesome! It's really hip and the owner (?) Brandon was really cool about Cohen coming in with Becky and I... There was a news crew there interviewing people about co-working and we took "hip" pictures for the Midtown website :). I am really excited for the chance to go in with Becky during the week. I am going to start working on generating some funds for Midtown. I am taking up a challenge to get our tithe matched through some sponsors... Since the community we are reaching out to is filled with artists, students, and a lot of other people who tend not to make much money, the incoming tithe is pretty meager... Becky and I spoke about starting a Community Etsy to rasie some funds, which I really like the idea of since the thought of starting an Etsy and supplying it only with items I make is daunting. I did volunteer to take on the responsibility of managing it and shipping stuff... Hopefully that will start soon :) Exciting stuff!
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I Suck...

I told myself I would keep on blogging after Motherhood struck me, but yeah, that's pretty naive of me... In recent news, our church got in at the Urban Hive!!! This is really exciting news, I get to co-work with Nanny Goats In Panties and Midlife Bloggers... I. am. so. psyched! I am adjusting back to being an active part of our community with Cohen in tow... It is great to hang out with my new pals, still working on balancing new friends and old friends, I keep singing the old girl scout song "Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other's gold" to Cohen, but I think I am really singing it to myself... I miss Gracie and Karen and Xica and Ashley... I have also been going through a bout of homesickness after a month in LA... I know we can afford to live down there, but I really miss my Mom and Dad, Brothers, Sis-in-law, and my sweet Niece and Nephew... I want Cohen to grow up with them... I know God has a plan for us, and I hope it includes us all living near each other, but I wish it was now... In other news, I have eaten some great food this week: Amazing BLT's a la Spanglish (so good I am going to have them again tonight for dinner with our proximity group) and Goat cheese, pistachio, and orange salad with Blush wine vinaigrette fashioned after a salad I really like at Matteo's... Well that's all I have time for, Cohen is stirring!
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