Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sunday Funday

Napkin turned Bunny a la Martha Stewart
Easter has come and gone, and it was definitely a lot of fun.  Courtney was busy cooking up her Grandma's special glazed ham and my Mom's delectable Chocolate Cheesecake.  And of course no meal is complete without an appetizer.  This Sunday's special was a cheesy-crab dip that I'm sure has a real name.  I got to set the table up for this Pagan-inspired holiday, and went with the classic Little Bunny Foo Foo napkin theme.  The guys got shut out in a best-of-three series of Washers, but I blame it on Forrest...at least for the first game.  Although I will commend Courtney, as she scored about 80% of all the points through both games.  Lucy even got a playmate for the day when Forrest & Nicole brought Stella over to play.  She always enjoys being with other dogs, but the feeling isn't always reciprocated.  Stella was probably the best small dog Lucy has been around.  She didn't mind that Lucy was literally 10 times her size and they went on for hours.  I'm sure they were both passed out by dusk.  Even though we don't have much family out here in Dallas, we can always count on good friends to enjoy some time together. 

Lucy (top) playing with Stella (bottom)

Making progress

The upstairs bedroom is slowly transforming into a nursery. In a short week we have gone from a guest bedroom to somewhat resembling a nursery. Tyler had flooring installed on Saturday and furniture was delivered today. This summer Tyler installed laminate flooring downstairs in the living and dining rooms. We have enjoyed this so much more than carpet so it seemed appropriate to incorporate it upstairs as well. The crib and dresser/changing table were delivered and assembled this morning from Pottery Barn. I still have to do a little bit of furniture shopping but the important items have been purchased and delivered which is a relief.

Now, the next big project will be to paint.

Saturday, April 23, 2011


Starting to get a little sentimental these days. Last weekend I was watching Alabama A-Day and started thinking ... this will be my last time to watch Alabama football without a child. How weird is that?! It was my last time to watch football (at least for awhile) on my own terms and not on the child's schedule. I was already emotional before the game when I couldn't get any of my t-shirts to fit (not even the bigger ones) so I hunted down Tyler's size L. It fit perfectly, thank goodness! And today I am starting to get sentimental again with Easter being tomorrow. Why Easter? Well maybe because I know I am getting the chance to cook this big Easter dinner tomorrow for us and our friends knowing that it might be my last big celebration (china and all) that I will host. Sure I will throw something together around July 4th as I waddle around the kitchen but it won't involve using my china and I am almost positive it won't involve the oven during the middle of the Texas summer. So tomorrow I am going all out (in regular Easter fashion) with ham, macaroni and cheese, green beans, salad, rolls, and of course an assortment of appetizers (my favorite part of hosting). Oh and I guess I can't forget the fact that I will be attempting to make my mother in law's chocolate cheesecake for the first time. I don't know why I haven't tried it yet because it is one of my favorites. Perhaps I haven't tried because if I see how easy it is then I will make it too often. :)

Happy Easter everyone!

In Christ,

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Proud to announce we are expecting ...

Tyler and I are proud to announce that we are expecting a baby boy to be named Max. We are all (including the reigning princess Lucy) really excited to have a boy join the family. I've already started looking at all the little clothes and toys. I'm looking forward to having a momma's boy.
Our little one who is the size of a width of paper (8.5 inches from head to rump) loves to kick/jab in the afternoon. We have finally entered the stage in the pregnancy where Tyler can feel little Max's movements. We have a doctors appointment tomorrow to hear the heartbeat and do a weight check (of me).