Monday, October 5, 2009

Cafe Preggers

Came across this article in a pregnancy magazine. I laughed until I cried and then I laughed some more. Mind you, I was in the midst of my first trimester at the moment.

Cafe Preggers
First Trimester Menu
Tums compote
Fresh saltines on a bed of saltines, lightly seasoned with saltines
Ginger Ale (IV drip available upon request)
Ten minutes in a dim room with an ice bag on your head

Second Trimester Menu
Half a roast of chicken, extra crispy
A succulent leg of lamb smothered in pork chops, served with BBQ ribs and garnished with cheeseburgers (all burnt beyond recognition for you safety)
Toll House-pie smoothie, prepared with 1/2 pint heavy cream
9" x 16" pan of double-fudge brownies

Third Trimester Menu
(Each course followed by 15-minute neck massage and/or bathroom break.)
Three bites of tossed salad
Two bites of lasagna
None- so you'll have room for dessert
A Tic Tac

*Double portions available if you're expecting twins

Sunday, September 20, 2009

We're Pregnant!

Well, we're due on March 1st and we couldn't be more excited. These ultrasound pictures are from our first OB visit during the 11th week of the pregnancy. Tomorrow will be 17 weeks! We find out if we're having a boy or a girl on October 13th. (For some reason I can't get the pictures any bigger. We'll try harder next time.)

Friday, January 9, 2009


After we finished the shed we moved inside to warmer temperatures and got busy on the house. Here are the before and after pictures. It required a lot of sanding, painting, dusting, prying, and hard work- but here's the near completed project.
Front room before

Front room 2

Dining room before

Kitchen before


Entry (note the tile, Justin did it this time)

Front Room Completed

Dining Room Finished

Kitchen completed

Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Property

We bought a cabin property this fall and have been able to go up and enjoy it a few times since. It was at one of these such visits that Justin and I got the envied "1000 Aces" in a game we like to call Pinochle. Read them and weep, my friends...

Here's a pic of the family on the "dock" as we like to call it.

The Turkey Trot

Justin and I ran a 5K on Thanksgiving Day prior to loading up on thousands of Thanksgiving calories. It was a tasty affair to be sure. I had an entire banana cream pie to myself that weekend! Still working off the extra pounds though...

It's a New Year!

It's a new year and even though from our blog it appears that we have been idle, it is quite the opposite. We have been busy with a series of projects which I have dutifully documented with my camera and I will share with all of you. But first off, the completion of the shed.

We got the shingles up and even some trim on the sides. I don't have a current photo of the shed because it is just too bitterly cold to go out and take one. Here's a close to finished photo at least. It seems like all the projects that we have done this year have taken at least a month longer to complete than expected. But alas, it is complete and we are happy to rest for a while.