Sunday, December 12, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
These two pictures are the only pictures I took of Thanksgiving. We hosted the Porcaro family at our house this year (as I am restricted from traveling too far in my current condition). We had a delicious feast, complete with a Williams Sonoma brined turkey, stuffing, mashed red potatoes, raspberry pomegranate salad, green bean casserole, oven roasted rosemary vegetables, homemade rolls and pumpkin, pecan, and banana cream pies.
This was Chad's first experience carving a turkey. I didn't realize it was such a big deal to do so, but apparently it marks some sort of milestone of manhood. Jim blessed Chad with a ceremonial electric carving knife. Thank you Jim!
We had a great day! My 8 1/2 month pregnant self was exhausted and swollen at the end of the day, but it was well worth it. Thank goodness my sister is such a great cook and was willing to share her talents with us once again.
Big, comfy chair. We purchased all the wooden ladybugs, flowers, butterflies, and letters from Michaels and painted them.
Now for the last essential part...the baby.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The rules are to answer all 8 of my questions, then add 8 of your own and tag 8 people.
1. What was your most favorite toy as a kid?
Littlest Pet Shop, hands down. I also loved Polly Pockets.
2. Have you ever had a black eye? How did you get it?
3. What is your biggest fear?
Birthing a 12 pound baby. That really freaks me out.
4. What is the biggest lesson you have learned from the past?
Generic brand peanut butter cannot compare to Jif. Ever.
5. Post your most favorite picture that you have on your computer and tell why it is your favorite. (Posts are always better with pictures).
This was formal night on our cruise. We had such a blast, celebrating the end of our first years of graduate school. It was a fun vacation.
6. What is your favorite fast food restaurant and why?
McDonald's for breakfast. Can you really beat McD's for breakfast?
7. Favorite tradition?
I enjoy all of our traditions, but I will always love opening pj's on Christmas Eve.
8. What is your favorite song to sing in the shower?
I rarely sing in the shower, but when I do it is usually just something that has been stuck in my head. Paramore's newest song is my latest...
1. Favorite meal of the day?
2. If you could drive any car, which one would you choose?
3. Coke or Pepsi?
4. If you could only live in one season all year long, which one would you choose?
5. What is your dream job?
6. Who do you text/call the most?
7. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
8. What chef on the Food Network would you most like to be friends with?
I'm taking the easy way out and tagging everyone who reads this and wants to do it. =)
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
This wasn't taken the day we moved in, considering we moved on June 21st. This is just in case you've forgotten what it looks like on the outside. I haven't taken any pictures of the outside since we moved in.
Entryway (leads to the living room or the music room)
Breakfast kitchen (the red wall is now sage green)
Not pictured: The backyard. I'll try and get some pictures of that sometime soon, as well. So there you have it. We're loving having our own space. Fortunately there aren't many things we want to change about the house, other than colors on the walls and a few minor things to make it our own. We love it!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Week 22 with the belly button--oh boy.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Ghiradelli hot chocolate...
After our day and a half in San Fran, we rented a car and drove four hours south to Pismo Beach.
We walked downtown San Luis Obispo, which has it's very own Bubble Gum Alley. This entire alley is devoted to people's chewed up bubble gum. We were disgusted and did not contribute. Don't worry, I'm not really touching the wall.
After a few wonderfully relaxing days at the beach, we drove four more hours south to Fontana, where we got to hang out with these cute fellas. (My brother and his wife and 3 boys live there.)
Jacob with his new stuffed panda.
We spent the next few days just relaxing with the Jorgensen's. It was so good to see them and spend time with them. Overall, I would say our vacation was a success!