Friday, October 31, 2008

a halloween post

I was driving home from Plano today where I was up getting my hair done (finally after four long months!) and getting onto the highway I look in my rear view mirror and who do I see driving the Dodge pickup behind me but...

It was a little bit creepy being followed by the Joker.

His costume and makeup were spot on. Much like Creed's from last night's The Office episode.

Monday, October 27, 2008

wrapping paper

I'm extremely picky about my Christmas wrapping paper. I can't use just anything you might find in say the grocery store. Lots of stores already have wrapping paper out so I've been surveying but have yet to find anything I like, until now.

The Container Store and their Gift Wrap Wonderland

Check out all the delights.

I'm on my way there this afternoon to pick up a few rolls.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

definitely a....

Baby Boy!

The bottom picture is a face shot. Isn't he beautiful?

Click on the picture to enlarge for the full glory.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

hey sister

Just because...I seriously couldn't help myself...had to post this pic of my little sis...

Check the ij blog soon (hopefully tomorrow) for other highlights of my niece Sadie's Princess Party Extravaganza.

Friday, October 17, 2008


I've had a bag of edamame in my freezer for months now. I don't know why I have been avoiding it. Today I was surveying the contents of my freezer/fridge for lunch options. It came down to either making a quesadilla or edamame. I opted for edamame out of sheer laziness. I didn't want to have to sit by the stove and grill the quesadilla. Edamame you just pop in the micro and voila.

I am mad at myself for letting the bag sit there for so long. It was such a delicious, easy and most important NUTRITIOUS lunch. The best part is I only used half the bag so I have another tasty lunch in my near future.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

one week

One week from today Quinn and I get to go for THE ultrasound to find out what we are having. So what say you? Boy or girl?

Monday, October 13, 2008

observations on quinn

Quinn is like an emotionless robot when he watches the New York Giants play. He just sits there and concentrates on the game and shows no emotion whatsoever. The only give away are the clammy hands he gets during the games because he is so nervous. A couple games ago I did catch him pumping his fist (but no sound came out) when the Giants scored.

On the other hand, Quinn takes absolute sheer delight in watching the Dallas Cowboys lose. Nothing makes him happier then seeing Tony Romo (he goes by another name in our house but it might offend some of you) throw one of his interceptions or T.O. drop another ball. Let's just say yesterdays game when Romo fumbled the ball 5 times probably made his week! He loves the Cowboys losing so much that after their suckage he makes sure to DVR all the Cowboy postgame shows here in Dallas so he doesn't miss out on one moment of ripping on the Cowboys.

In a non-football observation, I discovered yesterday that Quinn rolls his r's when he sings. During stake conference yesterday he just couldn't help himself. It was adorable!

I love you Quinn!

Friday, October 10, 2008

state fair

Quinn was able to leave work a little bit early today so we could hit up the Texas State Fair.
We had a good time enjoying the the food like my fried cheese on a stick (tame, I know but it sounded good to me) and Quinn's fried peanut butter and jelly and banana sandwich.

Then we hit up the Texas Star (other wise known as the ferris wheel).

Sometimes I don't know why I do things like this since I'm not all that fond of heights.

A view from up high.

Next we took out some paddle boats on the pond. We lucked out and were on the lake right when they launched off the fireworks.

Next, Quinn really wanted to get a smoked turkey leg. Here it is in all its glory.

I have to admit that I had a really hard time watching him eat that...and the made me a little sick. I had to walk a few steps in front of him while he ate it. But he managed to put it to bed.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

our weekend

LDS General Conference weekend is always so relaxing and refreshing. We started our Saturday off by watching the 1st session. During the break we did some cleaning and then I made a trip to Destination Maternity to buy some maternity jeans. Yes, the time has come. I can still wear my pants but not that comfortably. So I caved. And I think it was worth it. Maternity jeans are very very comfy.

I made it back in time for the 2nd session and watched it with Quinn. Then I was off for a girls night with my good friends and old roommates from my Utah days Candice and Lindsey. It was so fun to go out. We went and grabbed some dinner with another one of their friends, Nicole and then went and watched Flash of Genius.

Lindsey, Nicole, Me, Candice

I'm still not sure how I felt about the movie. I did like it. I thought it was a bit slow in places and it left me sort of questioning how long and at what cost does one fight for what one feels is right. If anyone else sees this movie I would be interested in their thoughts.

We woke up leisurely this morning and I made Quinn some blueberry muffins. Then I got my crockpot dinner going and now I''m settled down to watch more General Conference.

Friday, October 03, 2008

not so subtle

Yesterday I had another doctor's appointment. Let's just say it wasn't good for the self esteem. I guess I had gained a few (ok, 4 lbs) since my last appointment. So my doctor in a not so subtle way basically said I needed to stop gaining weight...basically she called me fat. She gave me such advice like drink skim instead of whole milk...hello? I don't remember the last time I drank whole milk. Oh, and she told me to lay of the sweets. Um, what is the point of being pregnant then? Don't get me wrong, I'm not using this as an excuse to shove anything and everything in my mouth, but I also don't feel like I should have to deprive myself.

But all in all it was a good appointment. I got to hear the heartbeat again which was good since I haven't really felt the baby move yet, so I was starting to get mildly paranoid about that. So, my mind was put at ease.