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Christmatizing

The week before Thanksgiving, the Oxford City Council got Oxford ready for Christmas. Or, as I like to say, they “Christmatized” Oxford. For a small city, they really went all out. Huge strings of lights and massive electric chandeliers appeared over the two main streets during the days leading up to the kick-off weekend. There…

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Thanksgiving Dessert Roundup!

Thanksgiving week was dessert week around here because we made three different desserts for three different events. And that doesn’t count the impromptu dessert I made with leftover pumpkin pie batter the following week! The first event was, as per usual, Zac’s Monday night Bible study. I made them a gluten-free, non-vegan version of Oh…

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Our First Thanksgiving (aka the best Thanksgiving ever)

Yesterday, we had our very first Thanksgiving. It was our first Thanksgiving together. Period. (Two years ago, we weren’t dating–but almost! Last year, Zac was in Oxford and I was in the U.S.) It was also our first Thanksgiving as husband and wife. (We were engaged last year but not married til a month later.)…

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Monday nights

Zac leads a men’s Bible study every Monday night at our apartment and I’m using the guys as guinea pigs to help me test new dessert recipes. So far everything I’ve tried has won their approval. Without even realizing it, three of my four desserts have been from Ambitious Kitchen, an awesome site I discovered recently…

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date night in: Halloween style

On October 31, we had a date night in–Halloween style! I got a pumpkin for us at the farmers’ market earlier that week, we carved it up, and we roasted the seeds. Then we enjoyed the seeds (okay, mostly I enjoyed the seeds since Zac knows how much I love them) while watching a not-so-scary…

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lately

Ouch. November has hit us hard in terms of workload and various other commitments so I’ve had to let blogging drop to the bottom of my to-do list. In the midst of everything, we’ve still found time to eat, miraculously. Here are our favorite recipes from the last couple weeks! For breakfast Our typical breakfast is…

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happy (half) birthday!

Last month, we decided to celebrate Zac’s half-birthday. By “we decided”, I really mean that I came up with the idea one day when I was in a silly mood and convinced Zac to play along with me as I planned the celebration. We blocked off the evening of October 16 on our calendar, I…

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Blenheim Palace

A couple Sundays ago, we decided to pack a lunch and spend the afternoon at Blenheim Palace, the long-time home of the Duke & Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Winston Churchill. We had never gotten around to visiting last year even though many people had recommended it and the palace is only a…

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happy nine months!

Last Sunday, we reached the nine-month mark in our marriage. Part of me cannot believe it’s been nine whole months already. Wasn’t it just Christmas and we were running around like crazy people trying to pull all the wedding details together in time for December 29? But part of me also feels as though we’ve…