Eating at my favorite restaurant
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
annnnnnd, last but not least, we have a name for our Baby Boy #2. It's
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I also stumbled upon a treasure today. I was making chocolate chip cookies, then realized I was out of vanilla extract. SO I used Toffee Nut syrup (the kind from Starbucks) and they turned out really good. They maybe had a hint of toffee, which I love, but the syrup did add that background sweetness like vanilla extract does. What's that saying, 'necessity is the mother of invention?'
On a side note, I'm pretty sure Owen's bottom molars are coming in. He has his top ones, which he got pretty much without me even noticing. But man, these bottom ones are really affecting him. I think he must be in more pain with these because he has been crabby. And clingy. And whiny. Or at least he has many more crabby moments that he usually does. He's still sweet as can be a good part of the time, but he has these moments where he just acts like he doesn't feel good. Hope these teeth come in soon so I can have my happy, charming boy back full time!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Part of me is convinced I'm having a girl, but I thought Owen was a girl too, so my instinct is not reliable. I would love to have a girl, just so I know for sure that I get to have the the joy of the daughter relationship. However, a little brother for Owen would be tooooo cute. Plus, since they will only be 19 months apart, I'm sure they would be close. Of course I'm sure he'd be best buddies with a little sister too... as my mother in law says, you just can't lose either way!
SO anyway, our appointment is tomorrow at 1pm. Pray for a happy healthy baby! And I'll update my blog soon with our news!!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Poor thing has his first cold :( Low grade temperature, runny nose, little cough. I'm so sad for him. For the most part tho he seems like his happy self.
We stayed home from church today due to the temp. He pretty much camped out on the couch watching Elmo, drinking juice and snuggling with me :)
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Pregnancy is going great. I'm getting my energy back, thank goodness. Felt like a zombie there for a while. I never really got sick or nauseous, at least not the throwing up kind. I'm fortunate, I know. We ahve an appointment for our "big" ultrasound on Monday, November 23rd. If you remember, I was a bit of a nervous wreck the day we found out Owen's gender. Hopefully history won't repeat itself.
In other news, I've been spending lots of time in the kitchen lately. Fall is just when I seem to hit my cooking stride. Some recipes have turned out, some haven't. I made this recipe for roasted chicken on Sunday (using this recipe for the rub) and it was amazing - the gravy was delish, especially paired with this recipe for mashed potatoes. Then I made this recipe last night, not so great. Go figure. All the bread I have been making in the bread machine has been really great. I love that thing! I just got a KitchenAid Mixer that belonged to my mom so I'm sure the baking recipes will be kicked up a notch as well. Side note: doesn't it seem like a ton of holiday recipes call for pumpkin of some sort? Am I the only one that doesn't like pumpkin? Or apple cider? Pie? Hmm.
Anyways, I just found my camara cord after searching for it for a few weeks. I can update with pics now! Owen's getting so big, so I have to capture some of his new tricks and such. And I guess it's time to start documenting the baby bump too!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
..And if there was any misunderstanding regarding my favorite color being brown, I think I've taken care of that :p
Monday, October 12, 2009
This breadmaker belonged to my mom. It holds many memories from when I used to live at home. I remember my mom and I in the kitchen in the afternoon- I always prepared the bread myself. I picked it up from my Dad's house this weekend. It's been about 4 years, but I'm eager to try it again. There's nothing like home made bread! I'm going to try it tonight when my in laws come over. I'm making Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup. This bread should be fabulous as a side! Wish me luck!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
love my boy