Friday, May 29, 2009

Food Friday: Broccoli Raisin Salad

 My friend Daphne submitted this recipe for the summer salad series. It's VERY similar to my broccoli salad, the difference being her's has raisins, and no cheese.

2 cups of cauliflower
2 cups of broccoli
A few handfuls of raisins
A few slices of bacon
About 4 or 5 tbsp of mayo
White Sugar.

Quote from Daphne: "Sorry about the lack of exact amounts on the ingredients but I always just "throw" this salad together without measuring anything. lol"

Chop the califlower and broccoli into bite size pieces. Throw in a couple handfuls of raisins and add chopped bacon.

Mix: Mayo with milk to make it runny enough to coat the broccoli and califlower. Add sugar to taste.

Add dressing to salad, toss and enjoy. Another one that I make for whatever party I'm attending and everyone loves it. Easy to make too. :)

Today's Quote

“If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, then this is the best season of your life.” 
- Wu-Men

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Fabulous Fun Finds

I stumbled upon this website the other day called Fabulous Fun Finds. I think the idea behind it is to share great deals, however all I've seen so far are FREEBIE giveaways. Some are super cute. I haven't entered in any yet but I'm sure I will.
Check out the website HERE
Today's Quote
Tough times never last,
Tough people do.
~Robert Schuller

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Baby Update: 22 Weeks

Hey Everyone....I'm now 22 weeks into my pregnancy.
This week I'm feeling tired, well not even tired as much as sleepy. It seems during the day I just keep yawning and want to sleep. By the time I eat dinner, walk Boone, do a few chores I'm full of energy and 11-11:30 at night I'm wide awake and reading in hopes to fall asleep. 
I really hope I'm not turning into a night-hawk or that the baby will decide that night time will be his or her daytime. 
Still a few months to go back to normal sleep patterns, fingers crossed :)
On another note, I'm not sure what's up with Maggie. 
I've had a lot of guilt where Maggie is concerned since we've adopted Boone into our family. And more specifically since Christmas when we moved Boone's crate into our room. Meaning he sleeps in there, which also means Maggie doesn't sleep in there anymore. 
But the last couple of weeks, not only is she more tolerant of Boone, she's being her normal affectionate self with me, demanding attention from both Kristen & I, and even going back into our bedroom....which is usually sleeping in the closet or like this past weekend, completely invading Boone's personal space, like sleeping on HIS bed
Yesterday morning the alarm went off and Kristen nudged me saying "look!" when I looked, sure enough Maggie was asleep on the far right corner of the bed. Where she used to sleep every night before Boone came along. Where was Boone? In his crate RIGHT next to her. I was sooooo happy. I feel like she's finally accepting Boone and if anything maybe a future friendship :)
Well that might be wishful thinking but I'm being positive here people!
Today's Quote
Because animals seem to dwell in the present moment, because their own presence is so instinctive, their attention so unwavering, they offer us a different kind of compassion than humans do. Anyone is lucky to have both human and animal comfort in their lives.
~Brenda Peterson

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Orange Chair

As I mentioned yesterday, Kristen & I went to a few garage/yard sales on Saturday. 
Let me say here that I do not care if I go to garage sales. Kristen thoroughly enjoys them, he cannot get up early enough on a summer Saturday morning with the anticipation of potential finds.
However, I cannot deny that once I am out and about I LOVE getting a good deal especially on something old & interesting. Something unique.
I usually don't spend much, if any, money on a regular Saturday, but every now and then something, just that something catches my eye and I want it, I need it! 
This past Saturday it happened....
We're driving up a street and from a distance I can see this bright orange object in the driveway. I'm thinkin' holy cow is that furniture? And I love that shade of orange? And I wonder if it's in good shape? And can Kristen drive faster so we can just get there already?
We pull up, and sure enough it's this awesome orange chair from the 60's. It's in excellent shape (as most furniture that old is since it was actually built to last) and the icing on the cake, it's been re-upholstered and looks BRAND new!
I immediately envision it in our basement, the orange chair with our brown & yellow theme. It would be perfect! It would perfect seating to add to the area where I want to put the computer desk and maybe mini office. 
I look at Kristen and tell him I want it! 
Then the voice of reason kicks in, that's Kristen's voice saying, Christa it's a chair how would we get it home? And you better haggle down the price some....and blah blah blah. In one ear out the other, I don't care what he says I want it! 
So I say..."of course I'll haggle, how much cash do you have on you?" and then I say "well don't you think we could fit it in the trunk but leave the trunk door open?" 
The lady hosting the yard sales hears us and wanders over...she says "so what's holding you back?" We explain we're in a car and she immediately offers her husbands truck and delivery services for free (we only live a few blocks away after all) So I say well how low are you willing to go? She's says a number which was EXACTLY what I had in my head and SOLD, done deal!
I tell her my plans for the chair and she makes a comment about it being an acquired taste which leaves me to believe she didn't fancy the chair, thus why it was in such GREAT condition, they didn't use it.
So here it is....our new furniture piece for the basement. My awesome orange chair :)
It's still in our hallway since I haven't had time to clean it up the way that I'd prefer before officially using it.
Then I asked Boone to "up" on the chair, he did and immediately made himself comfy.
I might be regretting letting him up there in the future....
Oh yeah....definitely regretting
Today's Quote
What I know for sure pets represent in our lives: a connection to caring that's unconditional. And reciprocal. Puppy love. Nothing like it.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Weekend in Review

It was a very busy weekend, it wasn't planned to be that way, it just worked out to that.
Friday night friends came to visit unexpectedly. It was nice actually having a crowd at the house and being able to entertain.
Saturday Kristen & I tried to purchase a rain barrel from our local town but that didn't exactly work out when cars were backed up in all directions for hours waiting in line. To find out they only had just over 300 barrels for sale for our whole region. I have no idea who planned that, considering our town alone has over 8000 people. Anyway....we didn't get a rain barrel, looks like we may have to buy one at full price.
The rest of the day was spent going to yard sales (more on that tomorrow)
And then finally getting our veggie garden ready for the summer. Kristen did most of the work, I just helped here and there. Since he's the green thumb in the family I figure it's better that I help in other areas.
Here's the finished product...we still have some peppers & tomato plants to get in the ground...just haven't quite figured out where we're putting those yet.
The carrots
Our herb pots

Also Boone had dug up Kristen's clamatis flower one day last week when I let him play in the backyard unsupervised. Here's the "new" clamatis plant to replace it.

Kristen also planted up some additional flowers on the side of our veggie garden. Sunflowers & dahlia's
Sunday I went to the digital photography show and loved the seminars that I attended. One was by Gary Fong  who is a veteran of wedding photography. He has since retired from that and now runs a business of flash gear such as the lightsphere 
I was really impressed by him, he was funny, serious when he needed to be, ultimately a salesman but overall a very enjoyable personality. I completely understand why he's been so successful.
Phew...and that was my weekend.
Today's Quote
Of all the many joyful obligations of our existence, the garden here has been the most sustaining just in part because it is the most rhythmic, through winter, spring, summer, and fall. It actually has taught us to love every day of our life. One cannot ask more of love for a garden than that.
~ Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd

Friday, May 22, 2009

Food Friday: Karen's Ranch Pasta Salad

One thing I love about summer is cold pasta salads.
There are soooo many varieties.
Today's pasta salad recipe is one that was submitted by Karen for the summer salad series contest. I'll call it after Karen so we won't mix up all of our cold pasta recipes.
So without further ado, the next installation of our summer salads.....pasta salad!
Karen's Ranch Pasta Salad
375g - Fusilli Vegetable Pasta (cooked)
250g - bacon (fried & crumbled)
4 - hard boiled eggs (chopped)
Cheese (cut into small cubes)
Onion (optional)
250ml Ranch dressing
Mix all ingredients together & chill
Today's Quote

Eat only what you truly enjoy, and truly enjoy what you eat.
~Martha Beck

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Road Travels

I'm LOVING spring this year. Not sure why...maybe I was just ready for the warmer weather after a long very snowy winter.
A couple of times already this spring, while out for a drive or on my way somewhere I've been lucky enough to have the camera with me when something has caught my eye.
This day, I was on my way home from a friends house, they live a bit out in the country (I say a bit because they're only about 10 min from where I live) and I had to stop to let these geese cross the road.
Then this past Sunday I had to go pick up Kristen from his boys weekend, the old cavalier which is 11 years old decided to give him car trouble. So he had the car towed home and I went to pick him up. On the drive I home, I was able to quickly take this photo while we were going by the windmills.
I find windmills so fascinating but creepy, I think I've seen too many scary movies where the bad guy is found out in the country where the windmills are :)
I love how green the grass is and how blue the sky is in this photo :)
This is a straight out of the camera shot, no editing done in photoshop.
Also as a might have noticed that my list about Boone has been updated. I did this last night when, let's just say Kristen wasn't all to pleasant with me, when we discovered Boone had dug up his clamatis flower. Which would have been okay if I could have just re-planted it. But nope Boone had completely torn the root from the actual flower. She's a goner :(
Now I have to buy Kristen another one....oops.
Today's Quote
When you are grateful -- when you can see what you have -- you unlock blessings to flow in your life.
~Suze Ormon

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Baby Update: 21 weeks

What a difference 2.5 weeks make....this photo I posted of when I was 18.5 weeks
Now at 21 weeks, wearing the same shirt, look at the's still all so surreal to me somedays :)
And finally a bare belly picture...I'm really self-conscious about these, why I don't know I just am. But anyway here it is.....
I had to turn in the other direction cause I had an itchy spot so my left side had a big red spot where I had just scratched. Oops!
I'm still feeling good though, my feet swell some days but overall not much. I'm sure it'll get worse as I get bigger and the weather get's warmer. Speaking of weather it's supposed to be +28 degrees celsius here today, yeah baby! I think summer might soon be here :)
Today's Quote

"I know for sure that to be present with yourself is the most important gift you can have. Appreciate now, so that the next hour and the next year don't slip away unnoticed. Every moment matters."

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Long Weekend in Review

Well can't say I have any complaints about this past long weekend. Definitely grateful I don't do the camping thing anymore. It's just too cold & rainy.
Kristen was away from Friday night til Sunday on his boys annual Turkey hunting weekend. He wasn't actually able to hunt since he'd already filled his tags but at least he still had his boys weekend.
He also rented a lense to try out, the 70-200mm zoom lense...look at some of the photos he got.
I call this one "the tunnel"
 The sun setting on the tops of the trees
 Here's my attempt playing with our temporary toy.
And I also figured out how to use Kristen's camera in manual mode. How's that for the over exposing Boone run.
 I also watched quite a few movies.
Saturday night was girls night and I went to my friends house to eat Pad thai and watch Bride Wars.
 Very cute, for the most part it was what I expected with a bit of a different twist at the end.
Then I watched by myself The Women, a bit slow but okay.
 And Sunday I watched....Nights in Rodanthe. This movie was by far my favourite out of everything I watched this past weekend.
Okay,.....I was pre-warned that this movie was sad but I was not prepared for how sad. I swear with or without the pregnancy hormones I think I still would have been in sobs.
Then Kristen got home so chick flick time was over :(
We watched Taken....ugh....I'm sorry but the acting...not good. It's too bad cause the story itself I was actually quite impressed with. If you can get pass the acting you might actually enjoy this action-suspense movie.
Then we watched Underworld: Rise of the Lycans...I did like this one.
 I've only seen one other Underworld movie and that was quite a few years ago now...or I think it was. Either way this one was alright.
And last but not least we finished off with Bolt...a walt disney family movie.
 I normally enjoy animated movies, even if they are more for kids. But this one was a little too kiddy for me. Mind you I still liked it but will not be watching it again. Definitely recommend it for the kids though, super cute :)
And that was my weekend in review.
Today's Quote
Some beautiful things are more impressive when left imperfect than when too highly finished.
~Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Blast from the past....About Me

For you bloggers out there, have you ever gone back to your humble beginnings of when you first started writing your blog? I'm started writing mine in April of 2005! I know....can you believe 4 years I've been rambling on and some of you have stuck around...go figure? :)
Well I was going through some old posts and I found this one called About Me, posted June 17th, 2005. In reading my answers I found it funny that some were the same and how some have changed. So today I'm doing an updated About Me post....2009 style. I'm just adding notes to the original answers....where applicable.
LAYER ONE: On The Outside

- Name: Christa
- Nicknames: My dad sometimes calls me Chrissy-a, Ron Fiegehen at work calls me nooner, blonde bomber, and Chris (I don't work with Ron F. anymore speaking of, has anyone heard about him lately....?and Kristen now sometimes calls me Cyball)
- Birthdate: March 22, 1980
- Birthplace: Corner Brook, Newfoundland
- Current Location: Brampton, Ontario (now it's Acton, ON)
- Eye Color: bluish
- Hair Color: strawberry blonde (naturally it's slowly starting to grow out again)
- Height: 5'5"
- Righty or Lefty: lefty all the way, I'm very left side dominant with just about everything
- Zodiac Sign: aries
- Religion: Christian - Pentecostal
- Sex: Female
LAYER TWO: In The Inside

- Your heritage: England from some sides of the family and other sides I've been told trace back to Native/Aboriginal people (though my red hair would NEVER say that)
- The shoes you wore today: Pink flip flops with red polka-dots, which I will probably get in trouble for since its against company dress code...eeek (currently at home with just socks on)
- Who you look like: everyone says my dad, I don't see it.....he he
- Your weakness: honestly I don't know what to write here, I'm going to say my contrariness cause I feel like its what makes me a bad person sometimes :( (I'm happy to say I'm much better than I used to be 4 years ago....yes I still have moments but I'm really not as hot headed as I once was....I'm so proud to say that! Yeah me....I'm growing! he, he)
- Your fears: I'm afraid of being attacked by a sexual predator...honest I am!
- Your perfect pizza: Kraft brand homemade pizza , Little Caesars or Pizza Pizza or Pizza Delight pizza, I love it all.
- Goal you'd like to achieve: I want to travel and do the things that are on my lifes to do list. (I'd still like to travel but now added to that I want to be a professional photographer maybe I'll put both together and do that!)

LAYER THREE: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

- Your most overused phrase on AIM/MSN: (it's literally been years since I've been on messenger)
- Your thoughts first waking up: Snooze button (or I'm glad the sun is shining...if it actually is that puts me in a better mood for the day)
- Your best physical feature: I like my eyes but I get the most compliments on my "natural" hair colour
- Your bedtime: 10ish during the week but Kristen always keeps the tv on til like 11!! (lately its me actually staying up til 11pm....not sure what's up with all this extra energy in my 2nd tri-mester)
- Your most missed memory: Fires on the beach with all my highschool friends, listening to the guys play guitar and harmonica. (aaaahhh how things it's the old scrapdays with Jen & Myrna, eating junk food and just giggling over nonsense...yeah I miss those days)


- Pepsi or Coke: Pepsi when I do drink pop
- McDonalds or Burger King: McDonalds (Wendy's is my favourite though)
- Single or group dates: both
- Adidas or Nike: no preferance, I usually buy the best deal
- Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate
- Cappuccino or coffee: I love french vanilla cappacinos from Tim Hortons (I've since graduated to being a coffee lover but with flavoured creamer...and since being pregnant I barely drink coffee at all)


- Smoke: nope
- Curse: sometimes but not super bad words or anything
- Sing: all the time but I never know the lyrics, I just make them up
- Have had a crush(es): lots, I was usually the one getting dumped in highschool (my last crush was on Edward from Twilight....LOL...I know can you say teenage loser!)
- Think you've been in love: Absolutely
- Want to get married: yes, waiting "VERY" patiently (LMAO...I cracked up when I read this fact I've been happily married for almost 2 years now. I finally burned our wedding video to DVD this weekend...took me long enough)
- Believe in yourself: Yes I do (yep this answer is the same even though winds of change are coming where I know I'll be tested)
- Motion sickness: Not really, just can't read in the car
- Think you're attractive: Overall yes but I definitely have bad days and have things that I know I could improve on
- Think you're a health freak: I'm getting there yes, Jen keeps giving me heck that I'm starting to worry so much about everything. (not like I was back in '05)
- Get along with your parents: yes
- Like thunderstorms: yes
- Play an instrument: nope but I would love to learn to play the piano
LAYER SIX: Have you ever...

- Smoked: yes, tried it a few times in highschool, quit when I got sick from queasy...
- Done Drugs?: never
- Gone to the mall?: not today but love going when I have $$
- Eaten an entire box of Oreos: don't think so
- Eaten sushi: the one thing Kristen still hasn't "made" me try (this hasn't changed but totally loved my answer and still laugh that it's exactly the same)
- Been on stage: Yes, not recently
- Gone skating: about a year and a half ago
- Gone skinny dipping: Its on my "Lifes To Do List"
- Dyed your hair: once I dyed it blonde every other time hi-lights (oh you should have seen the almost mess I made of my hair the week before our wedding. I haven't dyed it since Oct's just slowing growing out now)
- Been called a tease: not lately
- Gotten beaten up: nah, not the violent type...he he

LAYER SEVEN: Getting Older

- Age you hope to be married: honestly I hoped to be married now at age 25 :( (I was 27 thank you very much!!)
- Numbers and Names of Children: No kids yet, so many names that I like: Riley, Mason for boys, Lindy, Caroline Grace (after my grandma's) Rae, Caileigh or MaKailah for a girl (1 baby on the way and none of these names will be our baby's name...but I still love most of them...not Riley or Mason anymore but the girl names I still like but Kristen doesn't...oh well)
- Describe your dream wedding: Very simple I'm a plain Jane, small and intimate. Outside would be nice too (ha! That's exactly what we did....funny)
- How do you want to die: I don't know, I have realized in the last few months though that I do fear death.
- What do you want to be when you grow up: I have no idea, sometimes I think I want to be a stay at home mom, other times I think maybe I should open my own business...I'm still young let you know when I figure it all out :)  (I've since realized that I want be a professional photographer and a stay at home mom, somehow it'll all work out. In due time...I'm just having faith and working towards that goal)
- What country would you most like to visit: Australia (add Europe in general to this list too)

LAYER EIGHT: In a partner

- Best eye color?: no preferance, I like Kristens though cause they're a really unique colour (yep I still like Kristen's.....)
- Best hair color?: Brown (honest I really don't like blonde boys...not sure what that's all about)
- Short or long hair: Short, I like pretty boys
- Height: Taller than me
- Best articles of clothing: jeans and nice striped dress shirt (doesn't have to be striped but a dress shirt and a crisp white shirt, jeans rolled up, bare feet on the beach...yeah that's nice)

LAYER NINE: In The Numbers...

- Number of CDs that you own: Kristen burns and owns most of our cd's (this hasn't changed at all!)
- Number of Tattoos: none, I've realized that I like them on other people sometimes but definitely don't want one for myself. I don't like when they're peeking out of clothes cause then it makes the person look dirty...weird I know but its how I am
- Number of piercings: one in each ear
- Number of times your name has appeared in the newspaper: twice that I can remember - one for a math award in Gr. 12 and a basketball team one when I was 12 or 13 years old.
Thanks for taking this stroll down memory lane with me and updates on how I've evolved the last 4 years.
How has your life & goals changed over the years? I would LOVE to hear about it.
Today's Quote
If you see failure as a monster stalking you, or one that has already ruined your life, take another look. That monster can become a benevolent teacher, opening your mind to successes you cannot now imagine.
~Martha Beck

Friday, May 15, 2009

Food Friday: Greek Isles Pasta Salad

Happy Long Weekend!
Before I begin with today's food feature I have to talk about Grey's Anatomy. 
Wow! That's the way a season finale SHOULD end! What a cliff hanger....cannot wait til Sept :)
Okay now on to food....yummy.
Since the Victoria Day weekend (in Canada) is the unofficial kick off to summer I figured today would be the perfect day to start my summer salad series.
Today I begin with one of Karen's submission's, Greek Isles Pasta Salad. So without further ado, here we go. Give it a try, I hope you like it.
Greek Isles Pasta Salad
3 cups cooked bow tie pasta
2 cups baby spinach
1 cup of the following Kraft dressings (Feta w/ Oregano, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Cracked Peppercorns)
1 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
3/4 cup drained canned chick peas (optional)
1 cup Kraft Greek dressing
Mix all ingredients well. Can be served immediately or refrigerated until ready to serve.
Today's Quote
Reading was a way to make friends or enemies, a way to discover how all these different people exist in the world and to rub shoulders with them.
—Amy Poehler

Thursday, May 14, 2009

They're Back!!!!

After not seeing a bunny for almost a year....he or she is Back! 
We had a rabbit all winter of 2008 and then last summer an actual bunny in our backyard.
Once we brought Boone home we didn't see any of them, so we figured our bunnies were gone.
Until last weekend......and we saw THIS!
Boone has been pretty good. 
He knows the bunny is there but obviously it's never around when Boone is actually in the backyard. He does know that the little critter hides under our deck and he spends a LOT of time sniffing around and trying to figure out how to get to it.
Even when the bunny is in the backyard Boone anxiously watches from the living room window and paces a bit hoping Kristen or I will let him out to "play" 
No playing with Bunnies Boone!
Today's Quote
The secret is to enjoy being you.
—Diane von Furstenberg

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Whatever Wednesday

I check the Smart Canucks website about once a day or once every couple of days. The other day I saw a post about a new TV show that was compared to Twilight. No it's not a spin off from Twilight, but it does go on to say if you enjoyed the books you might enjoy this show.
For more info click HERE
I also put this photo of Boone on my photo blog yesterday. In case you missed it, here it is.
Yep...he fell asleep with a tennis ball in his mouth. No worries, not long after he rolled over and it fell out. I wouldn't let him choke on it or anything.
If you buy lotto tickets don't forget 649 is a big one tonight....$26 million I think?!?! Good Luck!
Today's Quote
Love, real love, you begin to pray, outlives the moment.
 ~Lewis Buzbee

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Baby Update: 20 weeks

Another midwife appointment down and everything still seems to be in order.
To date I've gained 13.5 lbs and I'm feeling really good. 
As promised, a photo from our ultrasound last week of the little munchkin.
If you look closely you can see his/her hands up by their face. My friend Myrna told me the old wivestale that if baby's have their hands up by their face then it means they're going to be a happy baby. 
I certainly hope she's right! I think she is :)
He or she is definitely kicking up a storm. Yesterday when the midwife was going to check the heart beat the baby actually kicked the spot where she had placed the doppler and it caused her hand to move. Yep we're definitely having a fiesty one, looks like I'm going to have my hands full :)
Today's Quote
"Having the best things is no substitute for having the best life.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Weekend In Review

It was a good weekend. Not too busy but busy enough.
Friday night after I walked Boone, Kristen suggested we go to the field across the street from our house to do some training with Boone. On our way back to the house, I noticed the beautiful sunset and had to grab a couple of photos
Saturday we finally broke down and bought a new computer. 
Kristen was the WHOLE week literally trying to fix it. Just as we thought he had it fixed & back up and running it would crash, again! So frustrating. We both had enough and off we went to buy one. Kristen decided to buy everything from scratch and build the computer himself. And wow am I impressed! Not only did he do a great job (with the help of a computer savvy friend of ours) but the new features this computer has, well let's just say there were times I wanted to stomp around the house with my arms crossed like a child because I wanted MY TURN to play on our new toy. Oh's that awesome :)
We had friends by for dinner on Saturday evening. And yesterday we picked up my brother in law from the airport and relaxed the rest of the day. And of course talked with our Momma's to wish them a Happy Mother's Day :)
Today's Quote
Fall in love with the possibilites ahead.
~David Whyte

Friday, May 8, 2009

Food Friday & Other things

I know today is food friday but I have a few things on the agenda today....
First: Grey's Anatomy!
Without spoiling anything all I will say is I did NOT see that coming but I'm so happy it turned out the way it did.
Second: Mother's Day.....
Happy Mother's Day to my Mom, Grandmothers and Mom in Laws. I love you all very much.
And last but not least....the WINNERS of the Summer Salad Contest. Yes I said winners, there were only 2 entries. So BOTH of you win! 
Daphne & Karen you'll be receiving one of these cute little bags filled with some goodies:
I had to take this photo on my phone since our computer is still down and I'm not able to upload any photos from my camera :(
Both of them entered two salad recipes each so I'll be featuring these over the next 4 prepared, they're good recipes.
Today's Quote:
A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
—Dorothy C. Fisher, write

Thursday, May 7, 2009

McDreamy & Dark-n-Twisty to Wed

Tonight is the night...Derek & Meredith are hopefully going to finally tie the knot on Grey's Anatomy. 
It's just so exciting, or it is to me :)
Yesterday my friend Steph sent me THIS LINK
 Oh Yeah's "the wedding website" that Izzie made reference too on last week's episode. 
Check it's so cute & funny. There's even pages where you can sign the guest book or RSVP to the wedding. For real!
 Cannot wait for tv night tonight! :)
Also today is your last day to submit your salad recipe ideas. Winner to be announced tomorrow!
Today's Quote
You have to start by changing the story you tell yourself about getting older...The minute you say to yourself, 'Time is everything, and I'm going to make sure that time is used the way I dream it should be used,' then you've got a whole different story.
~Diane Sawyer

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Baby Update: 19 weeks

And so we got to see the little munchkin yesterday :)
He or she (no we did not find out the sex) is all curled up in a ball. Head by my belly button, bum down a little bit to the right. And the feet sometimes lower when they are NOT curled into the little ball.
He or she is also facing my back so we weren't able to see the face per se. Our ultrasound pic is a side profile of the baby. I promise to show you a photo of it BUT our computer went kaput on Sunday so I've had very limited access. I'm doing today's post at work....sshhhh.
However, not to disappoint I do have updated belly pics...yay!
My brother took these Saturday night when I would have been 18.5 weeks
And no that's not a rosy glow from being pregnant, that's from being out in the sun all day and my sensitive skin reacting to it :)
Today's Quote

"I always say moms have the toughest job in the world if you're doing it right."