Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I did some reading about the whole water retention thing and turns out I need to drink more water. Which makes complete seance because I am not a big water drinker, and I had soda all day. I was trying to get my fix of Cranberry Sierra Mist for the rest of the year.
Jon got me a Nalgene water bottle last summer for our camping trip. I love it and try to take it everywhere. The reason I love it is I can keep track of how much water I drink, to make sure I am getting enough, because I honestly, I never get enough.
I am taking this more seriously, I don't want to puff up like a balloon, and I don't want to have to cut off my rings.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
- Back pain can be ignored
- You must always be aware of how your wedding ring(s) fit. You never want to be in a position to have to cut them off because of swelling.
- Use the restroom anytime you have a chance. You never know when you have to sneeze. :0(
- As big as you think your clothes are in the beginning, them seem really tiny later on.
- Boots feel tighter around your legs because of swelling.
- At night, you can never have too many pillows.
- You always feel hungry, especially when cookies are involved.
- You are not so worried about how your pedicure looks considering half the time you cant see your toes.
- In the laying position you feel like a beached whale.
- The bigger you get, the more you cant wait to actually hold you baby!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Chloee has a really mothering nature about her, she would always take care of George by cleaning him all the time, just as if he were her puppy. Now she is acting like she lost him or something. I felt really sad for her.
Friday, December 19, 2008
I have been looking at HGTV's rate my space. and I found this design that I LOVE! Like I have said before I am not into the really girly rooms. I like when they are stylish with a hint girliness. When I found this one I fell in love with the curtains. The user did not say where she got them from, but judging from the pictures I saw from the rest of her house, she probably had them made when she saw the fabric. I have seen similar curtains from anthropology (which I LOVE), and Ikea, but nothing that matches exact.
The other thing I love about it is, in so many baby rooms, the design just screams from the bedding in the crib, overpowering the rest of the room. In this room the user said she got inspiration for the room from the curtains. But if you notice the bedding is really neutral. I have found this organic bedding I really like at babies r us. It is neutral, and at the store, it felt really nice.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
With the anticipation of everything Christmas, I especially love Sierra Mist's Cranberry splash soda that is only available during the Christmas season. It usually comes out in September. Jon and I had to pick up some drinks for a party we were going to in September, and when i saw them in the soda section I was so excited! So, Jon being the wonderful husband he is, did what any husband of a craving pregnant woman would do. Buy as many as he could.
Being pregnant this year, I especially love it because it is caffeine free. I have had my coffee in the mornings and such, but I have cut down quite a bit on the caffeine intake. The whole idea that I love this soda is so funny considering I NEVER drink soda. I prefer water or tea.
The saddest part about this obsession is how it comes to an end. It is rare that i find this soda in stores this close to Christmas. I have found a couple of 12 packs at target and staters, but I CANNOT find the 2 litter bottles. I think the sad aspect of this is that I want it for Christmas day. I have a 12 pack that I am storing for Christmas day. but I don't think that is enough. :o(
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
The basis of it was a small group of women, that have a leader that is an older women, and you meet weekly. Along with that there is a curriculum that you follow, and the topics very from week to week. Some of the topics they go over are, Honoring Gods word, Loving your husband, Loving your children, Keepers of the home (cooking, housecleaning, laundry, etc.), Stewardship (Time, own health), and Godly attributes. Just to name a few.
When I was checking this out, I found that they are also posting recipes. I am always one that loves to get recipes, so I enjoyed it!
I am not sure when sign-ups start again for the next rotation (which, by the way is only 8 weeks, you don't have to commit you whole life!) but I totally recommend it to any young married (or not married, you really can glean from this) women.
Anyway, you can get the recipes here.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
We went to California Pizza Kitchen for dinner, and then we went to Coldstone, and got the best ice cream concoctions ever, but that's a different post entirely. After that we went to see a fashion show in the parking lot of the plaza that my brother was in.
It was really turning out to be a great night. The food was great the company (Jon) was wonderful, and Jon and I were really blessed by how it was all turning out. We decided to rent a movie and watch it in bed.
Almost as soon as the movie was on I fell asleep, as usual. Halfway through the movie, we herd a horrific accident in front of our house that made spring out of bed when I was fast asleep. We didn't even need to look out the window to know that we needed to call 911. Jon ran outside, and I called 911. (On a side note, it took me about three times to dial because of these stupid acrylic nails!) When Jon went outside, he discovered a mom and her three kids. They were not injured other that a bloody nose. That by itself was a miracle considering the front end of her car was gone.
When they got out of the car, we had them come on our porch, and gave the cold kids blankets, and helped the mother with her bloody nose. While taking to her before the paramedic came, it was pretty evident that she was under the influence of something. We realized she hit a parked car in front of our house.
The police came, and the first officer on the scene, was a friend of ours, who on Tuesday, I was trying to tell him ware we lived. And, to top it off I was telling him that day that we haven't had any problems living on a busy street. He gets out of his car, sees Jon, and says, "Oh yeah, nice quiet street." :o) I was feeling really good that he was there because of what an awkward situation it was.
The women had her kids picked up by a family member, and she was arrested, and they all left. After we got into the house and turned the movie back on, we were both wide awake, and too wound up to fall asleep. Jon said something that stuck with me and I think it is true. He said, " ministry never takes a night off."
What he said got me thinking. The whole situation was really bad for the women involved, and I can only imagine what brought her to a place that she would think that it was okay for her to drive drunk with her kids in the car. But, Jon and I were tyring to be as helpful to her as we could. But as far as we know we could be one of the only examples of Christ's love that she comes into contact with. And it is on those situation that we need to look at her with the eye's the Christ would have. Not judging her for the monumentally bad choice that she made, but helping her as she is trying to pick up the pieces of what just happened. She knows what she is going to be facing, most likely, felony DUI.
That lead me to start thinking of how we, as Christians, need to have that attitude all the time. Not just those times that people are in dire need. This world is so lost and people are so caught up in their own lives that they have absolutely no hope.
That was our crazy night, that we will remember for a long time. Pray for the situation and for the women involved, and for her family. They defiantly need it.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Yesterday I made Chicken Tortilla Soup for my Koininia today. I turned out really good, but I almost ran out. So, next time I won't eat as much of it before as I did yesterday.
- 3 Quarts of water
- 1 Jar chicken base
- 2 cups shredded cooked chicken (you can use more)
- 10 Cloves finely chopped garlic
- 1 Chopped Bell pepper (you can use any color)
- 8 oz. diced green chillies
- 3 14.5 oz. cans of diced tomatoes in juice
- 1 bunch chopped cilantro
- 1/2 tsp. Cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp. White pepper
- 2 tsp. chili powder
- 2 Tbsp. Whole cumin seeds
- Small bag of frozen corn
- 2 Cans of black beans
- 2 Cans of white beans
- 8 Tbsp of vegetable oil ( you can use less, just enough to coat)
- 2 2/3 cups of chopped carrots
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
This has been a full week. I took my time doing my Monday stuff, and didn't get all that I wanted to get done done, and I forgot about the week at hand and all we had to do. So I played catch- up last night while the trick-or-treater came by.
Our anniversary was Wednesday, so Jon took the day off so we could go to Oak Glenn. It was really hot, and not very fall like, which was sad considering we were at the mecca of Fall. But we had a good time. To Jon's surprise, and delight, we discovered a place off the main road called snow line farms. The reason we stopped was because on their sign, they have advertised, "apple cider doughnuts." As soon as Jon saw that we pulled into their driveway (almost swerved), and said "we have to stop!" The place was really cute, but Jon had a mission. We got a dozen mini doughnuts, and they were really good, I had 3 Jon had 9. After that, we stopped at a few other palaces and then had lunch, and went home. It was really fun, other than the heat.
Jon is taking the boys out for Adam's bachelor party, so he is gone for the weekend. I know I am probably sounding really silly, but I hate it when Jon is gone. I always feel so uneasy about it. And, now especially that I'm pregnant. I usually stay with my mom, and dad, but they went to Vegas this weekend, so I am at our house. But, my sister is staying with me so I feel alot better than if I were by myself completely. We have a home alarm so that makes me feel better. The funny thing is when Jon is home I away think, why do we have this alarm that we have to pay for monthly, but when he's gone I am thankful for every penny we put towards it.
I have a first belly shot, thanks to my brother, Aaron. I made this shirt with a sharpie, and I thought it was clever, but you can be the judge of that.
Hope everyone had a good, safe Halloween this year!
Oh, and my lovely husband decided to turn his beard into an obnoxious mustache for halloween. I will post pictures soon. Or, maybe I wont for fear that he thinks that I am endorsing the caterpillar on his face. It hurts when I kiss him. He does it just to bug me. Gross!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008