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Merry Christmas Dear Friends

My red eye flight to Baltimore takes off tonight and I cannot wait to hug my family.  This will be Bill's first Baltimore Christmas and to say I am excited would be an understatement.  
I know a lot of my posts come way after the fact, and in 2014 I have not shared updates on a quick 30th birthday trip to Vegas for a dear friend, a wonderful Friendsgiving that made my heart happy and multiple recipes I intended to share.  You will just have to wait until 2015 and a little bit of late timing to see those posts.  I guess what I learned this year is priorities.  I have tried to prioritize friends, money, relationships, work, family and my marriage better than before and it will be a goal every year for the rest of my life.  This blog took a back seat in some ways, but in others I think that it just became what it should be.  Here when I needed it and wanted to share something and out of my mind when I didn't.
Bill and I will be in Baltimore until Sunday evening and I will be soakin…

Food I Ate Friday - Annette's Enchiladas

Ingredients
1 cup Sour Cream (8 ounces) 1 large can Green Enchilada Sauce (28 ounces, Las Palmas is the best) 2 8 Ounce cans Green Chilies, diced 3 cups cooked Chicken, shredded (a roasting chicken from grocery store works great) 2-3 cups shredded Monterey Jack Cheese 12-15 Corn Tortillas 1 cup Chicken Broth chopped Cilantro, for garnish
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
 Mix green sauce, canned chilies, and sour cream together in a bowl. Set aside.
Simmer chicken broth in a skillet. Have shredded chicken, cheese ready. Make yourself a little assembly line.
Assembly: Spread 1 ladle full of sauce mixture in bottom of a 9×13 baking dish. Dip tortillas in broth and layer over sauce. Next a layer of chicken, then cheese, sauce, repeat…tortillas, chicken, cheese, sauce. Last layer is tortillas, sauce and cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until warmed through.  
Garnish with cilantro.

This recipe is super simple, but really delivers a great home cooked meal feeling that leaves you with…

The Dunstervilles Tie the Know - My Little Sister's Wonderful Wedding Part 2

This wedding was incredible. 
From the moment we arrived in Baltimore the love was truly tangible, and it never stopped flowing until the second we left. 
As these pictures show, the day of was simple beautiful.  Faith and Joshes unforgettable energy and style was displayed in all its glory with such a wonderful grace.  The few days before held the rehearsal dinner, which you can read about on my dear friend Ashley's blog and check out her wonderful pictures; and bachelor/bachelorette parties in the city, and we celebrated the only way the Wecker family knows how, with lots of drinks and lots of food.  

Faith and Josh glowed.  They are so beautiful together and so in love.  Faith was an over the top gorgeous bride.  I still can't even believe how breataking she was.  And Josh was her handsome groom all day long and treated her with such a perfect love.  Man, do I wish that day could have lasted forever.  Weddings are such a reflection of a couple and this wedding really showed …

Pittsburgh and Candy Make Bill a Happy Man

Our trip to Pittsburgh really was a little magical.  It started with a road trip from New Jersey to Pittsburgh, which brought us to a middle point around Hershey, PA.  Bill is a candy addict, so we stopped to buy up as much candy as we could fit in our trunk, and he was in heaven :)  He found dark chocolate mini reeses cups and wanted to eat them all in the car.  It really is such a fun place to visit, and one I look forward to going to with him again in the future.


When we were 30 minutes outside of Pittsburgh it started to pour down rain, and while that would normally get me down, I was so excited to see my twin, sister-in-law and niece it didn't even phase me.  We pulled up to a waving Ryleigh and Cristina and Christian returned home from work shortly after we arrived.  Ryleigh recognized us and said "Ry!" and "B-ll" when we walked up the front steps (She doesn't quite have Bill down yet, but she will get there).  That night we ate spaghetti and played Un…