Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Proof of my blessings...

Noah helped daddy make the pork roast tonight - these are pics of them preparing it with the rub. I think they are precious! I love my boys!

For you bakers out there

Here's the cinnamon roll recipe you can use when you decide to bless us post-delivery :)


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Our budding photographer

This is the second picture Noah has taken of himself :) He had so much fun pushing the button I have quite a few that look just like this.

Why didn't I highlight his first picture you ask? Well, um, here it is...

yes, it's his little crotch.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Our post delivery day wish list :)

With this gestational diabetes thing, Darren and I have had to stick to a very strict diet... and there are things that we so wish we could have but can't. We have learned that my GD should resolve itself shortly after the baby is, we are now making a list of things we will want in the room right after the birth, or in the days following:

1. Starbucks Holiday Drink (K - pepp mocha, D - egg nog latte)
2. Boba (tapioca milk tea) - K
3. Cinnamon Roll - K, D
4. Twix! - K
5. Chocolate chip cookie dough - K
6. Donut wheel donuts - D
7. Bagel with cream cheese and tomato

I'm sure we will think of more in the next month :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

"Please turn on the lights"

Country star Wade Bowen wrote a song about Postpartum Depression after watching his wife go through it. He recently sang it at a large charity function and it's dedicated to all the amazing husbands out there who walked through the darkest of shadows with their wives. My husband is one of those heroes... and we were fortunate enough to be a part of the video played as he sang the song... (everyone in the video went through some type of PPD)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The henna deserves its own post ;)

My good friend Chrys Goodman is an amazing artist. After the shower she created a beautiful blossom inspired henna tattoo on my big belly. Here are the pics. I LOVE IT!!

Baby shower for me and my little girl :)

My friend Kristen hosted the most beautiful shower for me today. The theme was cherry blossoms - which I LOVE. The decorations and food were wonderful and it was nice to celebrate this new life with close friends and family. Here are some pics from the day.

My sister Pam, me and my mom

Kristen the amazing hostess (due same time I am)

Cupcake tree provided me Jennifer and Jill of course

Friday, November 7, 2008

Scary Christmas and Creepy New Year!

Darren took this video on his phone at Lowes tonight - he's singing something in spanish and doing the rumba or something... yikes. I'll take visions of sugarplums, thank you.

For those who are curious...

Here is my belly as of tonight :)

We can always count on our view...

This is from our bedroom the other morning...


We eagerly await the time we can post "After..."

To make room for baby we are turning Darren's old office into a nursery (requiring a closet and closing it off from the master bedroom) and turning our dining room into Darren's new office. We are also renovating our closet and having closets put into the hallway where short built-ins used to be. Right NOW, we have no furniture or storage, so every room and hallway is filled tubs, clothes, tools, etc. I hope this is all done by the end of November!!!!


master closet

hallway where built ins were

master bedroom