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March of Dimes Baby Walk - 4/27/2014 
Apr. 27, 2014 7:35 pm 
Updated: Apr. 28, 2014 6:59 am
Today, I went to the March of Dimes event 'March for Babies' which was a 2.5 miles walk in Cedar Rapids this morning at 9:00am.  Unfortunately, it was so cold and windy!  Other days this past week were pretty nice, but then last night, it started storming.  I got up this morning a little before 8:00am to leave, and as I'm saying good bye to my husband, it starts downpouring.  "Uh oh..."  I was hoping it would stop raining by the time I got there, which thankfully it did.  I was wearing an army raincoat from Kelly, about three shirts, including my "Be a superhero for babies" t-shirt, and a hooded sweatshirt.  I had to wear my hood the whole time because it was so windy and cold! 

I walked with some other Transamerica employees on our team.  Even though it was very chilly, it was still fun to be involved in a walk like that!  I have never done an event like that before, and I think I would like to do some more in the future.  It was really cool to see all the people who came out to walk, even despite the weather.  Some people also had shirts that said they were walking for a specific child, so that was cool to see.  You can check out some pictures below.  Thanks so everyone who fundraised for me, you are awesome!  The money definitely went to a good cause! :)  

March of Dimes photo
Transamerica Team!

March of Dimes 2 photo
The 2.5 mile walk around Rockwell - you can see everyone in their hoodies, coats, and ponchos.

March of Dimes 3 photo
Here is where we crossed the finish line... way to go!

March of Dimes 4 photo
Ok, I am obsessed with mini schnauzers; I think they are just the cutest dogs ever, and this is the kind of dog my husband and I want to get.  I could not resist snapping a quick picture of this cute puppy!

Speaking of mini schnauzers, we also went to the Czech Village area in CR on Saturday to look around and go into a couple of antique stores for something to do.  Kelly actually found this little planter that looks like a schnauzer; it is super cute! 

March of Dimes photo
Maybe it's a little weird or creepy, but we think it's really cute!  I can't wait to get a real dog, but we're just not ready to do that yet because there is too much else going on. 

Maybe in 2015. :) 

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About Me
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook would have to be dinner options. This is the main meal I cook most days and this is where I try the most new things. I absolutely love pasta or any Italian dish, and so does my husband. Macaroni and cheese is really becoming my favorite food, and there are so many ways to change it up! Pasta and macaroni are my go-to favorites!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandma is a fantastic cook, so I love going to her house for any meal, especially holidays. I love her ham balls, chicken casserole, and chocolate chip pudding cookies. Eating these foods always reminds me of being at her house. I love whenever I visit her that she always has afternoon tea around 3:00pm. I think this is a nice little tradition and want to keep it up myself.
My cooking triumphs
I think the best thing I ever made was BBQ beef brisket out of the Food Network magazine. Pretty much anything I make from this magazine I consider a triumph, but I could not believe that I made this brisket; it was that good. This is definitely one I would use to impress people, plus you cook it in the slow cooker, so it is really minimal work!
My cooking tragedies
I remember I made some kind of dinner casserole and I think I accidentally used condensed milk instead of evaporated milk - it was so sweet and just gross! The first time I tried to make homemade spaghetti sauce, the recipe just said to use ground beef and diced tomatoes and that the tomatoes would cook down. I'm not sure what I did wrong, but this did not work and I have found a new recipe since. I also remember burning some butter or something on a flat baking sheet; the smoke alarm even went off and I threw the pan away!
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