Saturday, December 27, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
His music is thought of as somewhat folky but has been heard on many television shows including The OC and Scrubs...I did not think he sounded folky at all. He's good buddies with Zach Braff so a few of his songs were on the soundtrack for Garden State, which won a Grammy. Listen to the link below - you may have heard his music. This song is the most recognizable, at least to me.
The concert was really fun and chill but going to a casino for a concert was somewhat irresponsible of me because of the the smoking. At least you couldn't smoke in the lounge while Cary was singing but it was definitely wafting through.
Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
This is where Jen, Keri, Dett and I had espresso and croissants every morning - seriously??
....and then back to London
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
We had a bit of problem with the length of the chandelier since Troy is so tall so we decided to only use one chain link, that's why it looks a bit like a mini-chandelier.
I want to send a heartfelt thanks to my parents and Troy's parents for buying this beautiful nursery furniture, we love it so much and can't wait for your new granddaughter to see it.
I also wanted to say Congratulations to Laurel & Russ for the birth of their baby boy this afternoon around 2pm, Jett James Ortega. He was 7 lbs 7 oz, and from what I have heard Laurel was a complete champ. So much so that right after she got her epidural around 6:45 this morning and was sitting in her hospital bed she gave me a call to let me know she was in labor. She was so chill & relaxed, just like the Laurel we all love.
I cannot wait to meet him.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving spending time with your loved ones.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Mom and I. We went back into the room did the blood pressure stuff and then Dr. Levine came in. I introduced him to my Mom and the first thing he said was "how about we go into the ultrasound room to check her out so your Mom can have a peak". I was so thrilled since women usually only have 3 u/s throughout the whole pregnancy and my Mom was able to see her on the screen dancing around. I could not believe that he offered this and wasn't expecting to see her for quite a while. It was so special to share this with my Mom.
And when I thought the day couldn't get any better......
One of the main reasons why we went to U Village was to look around at Pottery Barn kids and check out the fun decor stuff they have - mainly these great lavendar polka-dot basket covers. I didn't realize that they carried crib bedding in store so it was fun to look at the stuff that I have been obsessing over for the last month. I saw my bedding that I was planning on ordering online but not in my color so my Mom asked the very helpful saleswoman if they had my color in back. The saleswomen came out with my bumper, skirt, and 2 fitted sheets that matched. I know you must think that I am crazy for even thinking that this is a big deal but I have literally been obsessing over my bedding and when to order it so that fact that it gave me a chance to cross it off my list was way beyond me.
Seriously - just ask Troy, I have been insane for at least 3 weeks now, going on four. So to top everything off I got up to the register to pay for my purchases and the whole crib bedding set went on sale that very day!!!!! Are you freakin kidding me???!!!!!
Troy and I put it on the crib when I got home and it looks even better than I expected. Again call me crazy but I feel like the largest most absurd weight has been lifted off my shoulders.
Monday, November 17, 2008
I'm beginning to sound like a schitzo.
Monday, November 10, 2008
We've decided on lavendar, chocolate and cream or white as our colors and were going to put up this great damask wallpaper that I found but realized that it was going to limit us on the decor. For some reason I've been obsessed with damask and found a great picture of a nursery with damask curtains, so I think that's how I will incorporate the design element into the room. I'm going to ask my Mother-in-law to make them (although she doesn't know this yet) since I would be a mess trying to contruct curtains. I can't wait!!!
I'm really trying to get a good belly pic but the side view Troy took last night looked funny so here is a frontal shot.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Even though the meal was fantastic and my Mom and Troy were enjoying what I think is the best wine around (Molly Dooker The Scooter), the absolute hands down best part of the night was when we were in the kitchen preparing the meal and my baby started kicking quite a bit so I grabbed my Mom's hand and put it on my belly. The look on her face was truly priceless as I don't think she expected such a forceful kick.
Can you imagine the feeling you get as a Mom when feel your daughter's daughter kick in her belly.....it was a really great moment.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Michelle and I were chatting back and forth via email this afternoon talking about our Friday afternoons in college and how we remember them like they were yesterday; go to class (maybe), get coffee at Starbucks, go tanning at Body Magic, go to Moscow to buy a gross shirt from Macy's for some 'exchange' that night, eat dinner at DG's, then get ready with a house full of fun girls. It was so easy back then. You didn't have to work to keep in touch with people and as Michelle put it, all of your best friends were in a 4 block radius.
I am so greatful for my college experience and I have no doubt that college helped mold me into the woman I am today. I hope every WSU alum realizes how lucky we were to have lived in such a remote place like Pullman which forced us to be such a tight knit community.
If only I could go back in time for just a weekend for one last hoorah...wouldn't that be nice?
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Saturday was pretty chill with it being quite rainy, we just stayed inside and dinked around the house. I took this chance to clean the house since it was in need of a deep cleaning and Troy decided to organize and clean my office which continues to drive me crazy - but I appreciate it. Later in the day when I was reading, the baby started moving quite a bit and you could actually see my belly moving along with it. I screamed bloody murder for Troy who was upstairs and he flew down and was able to feel her for the first time - it was pretty incredible. She has continued moving like this all weekend which makes me thing she has gone through a major growth spurt in the last few days since her movements are so obvious now. Not at all like the 'butterfly feeling' that most books talk about but more like kicking and rolling in my belly. What is really weird is when she positions herself right on my bladder and all of a sudden I feel so much pressure and my belly gets super tight and hard right where she is - it must be her butt or head.
Last but not least Sunday was Laurel's baby shower and it was so much fun to be with everyone, especially Laurel who looks like she is going to pop anyday now. She is due in 4 weeks and her Dr. already says she has a 6 lb. baby inside of her....oh geez. Here are some pics from yesterday...
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I'm so anxious for Troy to feel her which will hopefully happen in the next month.
Monday, October 27, 2008
I hope everyone has a wonderful week, and a great Halloween.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
We'll just have to wait and see. Stay tuned for tomorrow around 5pm.
Have a great day!
Friday, October 3, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
I welcome any and all opinions on this matter...
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Last night Troy and I went to the Puyallup Fair as most people do around this time of year. Since I couldn't go on rides and Troy wasn't into going on rides by himself or possibly getting stuck in a 2-seater with a crazy person, we decided to eat everything that crossed our paths. We also mozied along the exhibition halls looking at crafty stuff or special mop cleaners/nail art/food choppers/gourmet spices, etc. which seem to have not changed a bit since the 80's. Wouldn't you think that the fair supervisors would try to get some updated vendors to display
their "amazing products that can change the world"??? Nope.
So after we had had enough of the walking and horrible indigestion we decided it was time to leave. As we were walking out of the gates in awe of the truly amazing people that populate the fair grounds this time of year, I spotted a somewhat familiar face.... then another, then another. I couldn't for the life of me spit out my words to Troy that the top 10 crew from So You Think You Can Dance was in line buying tickets to the fair. Troy then turned around and saw who and what I was pointing at and couldn't believe his eyes. There was Comfort, Will, Gev, Chelsie, Mark, Joshua and last but not least Twitch, our favorite right in front of us. These people whom we devoted our lives to for the last 3 months. Of course Troy and I being the balsy people that we are walked right up to them and I blurted to Twitch "what are you doing here"? He went on to tell us that they have a show at the Tacoma Dome Sunday night and are in town so decided to go to the fair. Of course Twitch being the incredible nice person that he is introduced himself to Troy and I (like we didn't know who he was) and we shook his hand in amazement. We went on to blabber that we loved the show and were their biggest fans, blah, blah, blah, then told him it was very nice meeting him and walked away. What a moment! As we were walking to the car we were like giddy kids after seeing someone famous - even though they really are just a bunch of teenagers/early twenties kids.
So that was my night, couldn't have been better. I just wish I had my camera with me as Troy and I would've been the coolest cats on the block.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Friday night Troy and I went to my 10 year high school reunion at Pravda Studios on Capitol Hill and had a really great time catching up with friends and introducing Troy to some old friends that I haven't seen in years. We met up with the old crew and their husbands/fiances beforehand at Barca for some quick drinks before heading over to the reunion - was nice to catch up with the girls before everyone played the meet and greet game which is what is felt like.
I have to make a quick mention about our dinner on Saturday before the engagement party. I have been craving pizza in the worst way so I talked Troy into going to this place called Tutta Bella (http://www.tuttabellapizza.com/) which is off Rainier in Seattle (the nicer area of Rainier). Their pizza is just as good as what we had in Italy with the thin crust, awesome tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella or goat cheese, and a variety of different unusual toppings. I highly recommend this to anyone who likes a good pizza; and if by chance you want a salad beforehand their house mixed greens is unlike any normal mixed greens and is truly amazing.
Have a great week!!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Yesterday afternoon Jeanne and I took Leah out for lunch for her birthday to the ever engaging Broadway Grill - the people watching up there is enough to make the trek to Capitol Hill... who needs lunch. Then last night I met the girls at Matador for our usual happy hour drinks and appetizers (water for me) and had such a great time laughing and talking about our typical girly stuff. Katie was able to take a few hours off from the twins and enjoy some time with the girls as well. Troy and I are going to my high school reunion tonight which I'm really looking forward to and tomorrow we have an engagment party that should be absolutely wild; whenever Danny and Liz have a big party it turns into a fun crazy mess - can't wait!
The pregnancy is going very well, we had an ultrasound last Friday for the 1st trimester genetic screening. My Doctor called me yesterday and my results came back 'perfect' were his words. I wasn't worried but nice to know that we have a healthy baby. Today I'm about 13 weeks and 2 days and I feel really good, just a bit tired which actually came later than usual.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend...try to take a few moments to enjoy life and what you have.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
We had our first ultrasound last week after what seemed like years of waiting for the appointment. We wanted to be sure that everything was going as it should and that there was a strong heartbeat so we were hesitant to even talk about it with family and friends. I'm not sure if this was just paranoia or normal first-time-parent hesitations. As it turns out of course the appointment went off without a hitch except for the fact that Troy and I were in total awe for the next few days and seemed to be floating in space. I don't think anything could have prepared us for that perfect little picture that popped up on that ultrasound machine. Immediately the baby's little heart was beating well over a hundred times a minute and it was clear as day on the mini t.v. that was set up. Then without warning the baby started moving all across the screen swimming around, flailing its hands and legs everywhere. I swear I thought either myself or Troy were going to faint any minute. Luckily that didnt happen and we ended the appointment with a knowledge that our due date is March 20th. Along with that is the absolute facsination that we have a small human that is growing inside my stomach which was made equally by the two of us. Incredible!