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The Personal Ramblings of Samm Diep

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I am so grateful for my patient, kind, sweet, loving husband. I don’t know how he puts up with me! Every so often the only-child comes out in me. I admit it. It happens.

Whenever I start losing my patience and getting cranky, he just laughs at me and tells me how cute I am. Who does that? How can I stay mad at him for the silly thing that wasn’t even worth being mad at in the first place. It’s for that reason that we have still yet to have a real big knock-down, drag-out fight. I feel incredibly fortunate to have found someone that truly loves me so unconditionally.

Okay, now that you’ve puked in your mouth a little, let’s talk about food!

We got some pretty cool stuff recently for our reception. One of which was the grill I had on the registry. (Thanks, Tina!) Since then, I’ve been a grilling machine!

The other day, I made some Gourmet Bangers ‘n Mash:

I used four different kinds of chicken sausage (jalapeno cheese, basil, spinach feta, and mango) seasoned with Favorite Son lemon pepper seasoning, and Trader Joe’s garlic mashed potatoes (because I was feeling lazy) which I added fresh garlic and some Gorgonzola crumbles to. It was still pretty yummy.

I always hate that looming feeling whenever we know we’re going to have to be apart for a while, even if it’s only for a few days. This past month has been our record-breaking longest stint together…..39 blissful days…

For me, personally, this has been an all-time record length of time that I’ve stayed in one place anywhere since 2007. I’ve been home since we got back from Vegas on May 31. That’s nearly 2 months! I’ve only traveled about 8,000 miles and been gone 81 days this year. Wow… That’s a record for sure.


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