Addison Oktoberfest 2011 on the left and 2014 Oktoberfest on the right.

On the left we had only been dating a few months, and now we are engaged.



What Should You Be Watching This Fall?

Fall 2014 TV Premiere Dates.

Monday, September 15th

Dancing with the Stars" (ABC 8pm)

Tuesday, September 16th

New Girl (Fox 9pm)

The Mindy Project (Fox 9:30pm)

Wednesday, September 17th

Red Band Society (Fox 9pm)

Sunday, September 21st

Madam Secretary (CBS 8pm)

The Good Wife (CBS 9pm)

Monday, September 22nd

The Big Bang Theory (CBS 8pm)

Gotham (Fox 8pm)

The Voice (NBC 8pm)

Scorpion (CBS 9pm)

Sleepy Hollow (Fox 9pm)

The Blacklist (NBC 10pm)

Forever (ABC 10pm)

Tuesday, September 23rd

NCIS (CBS 8pm)

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (ABC 9pm)

NCIS: New Orleans (CBS 9pm)

Chicago Fire (NBC 10pm)

"Awkward (MTV 10pm)

Person of Interest (CBS 10pm)

Wednesday, September 24th

The Middle (ABC 8pm)

The Mysteries of Laura (NBC 8pm)

Survivor (CBS 8pm)

The Goldbergs (ABC 8:30pm)

Law & Order: SVU (NBC 9pm)

Modern Family (ABC 9pm)

Black-ish (ABC 9:30pm)

Chicago P.D. (NBC 10pm)

Nashville (ABC 10pm)

"Key & Peele (CC 10:30pm)

Thursday, September 25th

Bones (Fox 8pm)

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC 8pm)

Scandal (ABC 9pm)

How to Get Away With Murder (ABC 10pm)

Parenthood (NBC 10:30pm)

Friday, September 26th

The Amazing Race (CBS 8pm)

Dateline NBC (NBC 8pm)

Shark Tank (ABC 8pm)

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS 9pm)

20/20 (ABC 10pm)

Blue Bloods (CBS 10pm)

Saturday, September 27th

"SNL (NBC 11:30pm)

Sunday, September 28th

Once Upon a Time (ABC 8pm)

The Simpsons (Fox 8pm)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox 8:30pm)

Family Guy (Fox 9pm)

Resurrection (ABC 9pm)

CSI (CBS 10pm)

Revenge (ABC 10pm)

Monday, September 29th

Mom (CBS 8:30pm)

Castle (ABC 10pm)

NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS 10pm)

Tuesday, September 30th

Selfie (ABC 8pm)

Manhattan Love Story (ABC 8:30pm)

Wednesday, October 1st

Criminal Minds (CBS 9pm)

Stalker (CBS 10pm)

Thursday, October 2nd

The Vampire Diaries (The CW 8pm)

Bad Judge (NBC 9pm)

Gracepoint (Fox 9pm)

Reign (The CW 9pm)

A to Z (NBC 9:30pm)

Sunday, October 5th

Bob’s Burgers (Fox 7:30pm)

Homeland (SHOW 9pm)

Mulaney (Fox 9:30pm)

Monday, October 6th

The Originals (The CW 8pm)

Tuesday, October 7th

The Flash (The CW 8pm)

Supernatural (The CW 9pm)

Wednesday, October 8th

Arrow (The CW 8pm)

"American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX 10pm)

Sunday, October 12th

The Walking Dead (AMC 9pm)

Monday, October 13th

Jane The Virgin (The CW 9pm)

Tuesday, October 14th

Marry Me (NBC 9pm)

About a Boy (NBC 9:30pm)

Sunday, October 19th

The Affair (SHOW 10pm)

Wednesday, October 22nd

"Web Therapy (SHO 11pm)

Friday, October 24th

Grimm (NBC 9pm)

Constantine (NBC 10pm)

Monday, October 27th

2 Broke Girls (CBS 8pm)

Thursday, October 30th

The Millers (CBS 8:30pm)

The McCarthys (CBS 9:30pm)

Elementary (CBS 10pm)

Sunday, November 9th

"The Newsroom (HBO 9pm)

"The Comeback (HBO 10pm)

"Getting On (HBO 10:30pm)


Things that totally suck…. making a delicious and healthy chicken dinner, having enough for leftovers and leaving the chicken in the leftover container on the counter overnight. ..

Mixing things up

Earlier last week I made How Sweets  Slow Cooker Sugar and Roasted Garlic Pulled Beef.  We had a lot of leftover beef after we ate dinner and had our lunches so I thought we would make tacos to use up the beef.  Joel wanted to try his hand at making homemade corn tortillas, so yesterday we made tacos.

I added cumin, chili powder and Tapatio hot sauce with some sauteed onions to the beef, added chicken stock (I didn’t have any beef) to re-hydrate the beef. I also made the slaw from How Sweet Short Rib Tacos. Topped our tacos with some feta and it was such a great dinner! 

Weekend recap, plus a little life update

This weekend was very low key. Joel worked till 8 Friday night and I worked from home till about 7. We ended up ordering pizza because we didn’t feel like cooking. We just hung out at the apartment and caught up on our DVR.

Saturday, we got up had breakfast with my parents before meeting Joel’s parents at our venue. Neither parental units had seen the space before we booked it. I am so glad they both liked it! After seeing the venue, Joel and I headed out to Rockwall with his parents to see his sister. Lots of wedding talk…

Sunday we just hung out at home and watched football. 

Life has been super crazy lately. Joel and I are both entering our busy season at work so we’ve been working some late nights.  We are currently in our hiatus period of wedding planning. Since we booked the venue before our deadline (12/31/14), we’re really done until next year. Being able to have these hiatus periods is one of the reasons we wanted to not have our wedding in the spring of 2015. We didn’t want to be rushed to get so many things done, especially trying to plan the wedding and get through our busy time at work. 

Joel and I have been doing C25k and it’s been fun to run. We weren’t able to get as much running in last week but I’ve been trying to fill the days we don’t run with yoga. I’m really missing Bikram but don’t have an idea of when I’ll get to start it back up.  


What are you guys reading these days? I finally finished The Children of King Henry VIII, which took way longer than it should have. I have another Allison Weir book on Queen Elizabeth I but I would like to take a little break from History.


This day can suck it

You guys after seeing the Ray Rice video (I hadn’t seen it until this morning) I HAD to drop him from my fantasy football team. I didn’t realize he was suspended and why until after he was already on my team. I seriously can’t believe he only got 2 game suspension. Wes Welker and Matt Prater were suspended for more for drugs/alcohol.

Hello my lover.

Hello my lover.

Phoebe reacts to the kitty video.