Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Before I had time to run to the bathroom after the movie the other night, Travis noticed Callaway sniffing at something on the floor. He bent down to have a closer look and realized it was a piece of popcorn. "Callaway, how'd you get popcorn?" I knew right away that it must have fallen out of my shirt. I HAD been chipping away at a bag of the stuff only a few short hours prior.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
I am slowly working on getting the videos loaded. Our stupid video camera battery was dead, so we had to use our regular camera to get some of this on video. Blair did really good in the gift department. Plenty of toys that should last him a while.
They made SO MUCH FOOD. And it was all so delicious: shrimp, chicken and veggie kabobs, hash brown casserole, sweet potato fries, glazed fruit, hummus and pita chips, crackers and cheese, veggies and dip. I went home a miserable, stuffed pregnant lady. I'm pretty sure I ate for three hours straight. Ugh, makes me uncomfortable just thinking about it. Travis came home a well "satiated" guy. Let's just say he may have woken up the next morning with a slight headache.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
As for the Balinese Room cups, I think we will keep them for a while. Travis checked on Ebay to see if they would be worth selling. The only thing he could find was a plate going for $145. Treasure in the attic?
Balinese Room, post-Ike, March 2009
Hope you're wearing green today... Happy St. Patty's Day!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
At any rate, we made it through the weekend without killing each other. If anything, I think I was able to lift the spirits with my lunacy. Have you ever heard that the definition of insanity is when someone repeats the same thing over and over again expecting different results? Travis and I were very much doing that at one point when Travis was trying to push wire down from the attic, while I stood in the living room waiting for it to show up at the switch. It was obviously hitting a board, so he sent me out to the work van to get some fishing wire to push up towards the attic. We were hoping that would be easier. I think we spent a full minute both hitting either side of that board in the wall before I started laughing hysterically. Travis was all pissed off laying in the middle of insulation in our attic and I couldn't help it. At least it lightened the mood!
We started the rewire Saturday afternoon when Travis got out of work early. We didn't want to get too involved that day, so Travis just pulled out all the old boxes and cut the holes for the recessed can lights. Callaway was a trooper and helped us out a bunch.
And electrical tape...
The whole time I was walking around from plug to plug to switch, waiting to receive the wire, Callaway was by my side. I think he was a little freaked out about all the sounds come from the attic and under the house. After squatting by one plug, I decided my legs wouldn't be able to hold out all day long. I pulled that gigantic birthing ball around with me the whole time so I wouldn't have to get up off the floor by myself. Still, by the end of the day, my lower back and legs were tired and achy. I think that might be the most use my birthing ball has gotten yet!
So, the finished product... We have two new outlets in the living room - meaning it will be easier to vacuum or charge a random cell phone. We have two new 4-inch wall wash can lights with directional spot lights to high light our art in the dining room. And we have four new 6-inch can lights in the living room. All but the fan light in the living room are now on a dimmer and I swear you can turn every light off from each of the three switch boxes. There are three-way and four-way switches galore! We went from having four switches in those two rooms (one of which didn't do anything) to TEN switches! LOL! It's going to take some getting used to.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
- 1/3 cup Caesar dresssing
- 2 large fresh portabella mushrooms, sliced
- 1 medium yellow summer squash, cut into 1/2-inch slices
- 2 medium bell peppers, but into 1/2-inch strips
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut into fourths
- 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- Heat grill for direct heat.
- Brush mushrooms, yellow squash and bell peppers with oil. Place vegetables in grill basket.
- Cover and grill vegetables over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, shaking basket or stirring vegetables occasionally, until crisp-tender.
- To serve, place on serving platter and sprinkle with tomatoes. Drizzle dressing over vegetables and sprinkle with cheese. Serve at room temperature.
Friday, March 13, 2009
I was telling Rachel yesterday about how when I am full after a meal and when I lean back like this, my belly button goes flat. She jokes all the time that my belly button is going to pop out any day now. I don't want it to pop out! It freaks me out. I may have to tape it down so it doesn't stick out of my shirts. Blech.
Totally random and unrelated... I was talking to my dad the other day about food and what's okay to eat while pregnant. He brought up that he wished that he could eat shrimp more often because he loves it, but he avoids it because it is high in cholesterol. I couldn't believe him, since I know shrimp is low in fat. I looked it up, and sure enough he was right! But this article said that it doesn't raise overall cholesterol levels, possibly because it is low in fat and contains fish oils that are good for the heart. So strange.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Have you ever seen the movie Napoleon Dynamite? Do you remember the preppy girl's boyfriend? He was the one with absolutely no speaking parts, but he still managed to come across as a tool. Well, this guy, although better looking, reminded me of The Tool From Napoleon Dynamite. He was pretty funny. He kept coming over to dance with the bachelorette party and Sara, to be more specific. The hilarious part is that it made her so uncomfortable and she didn't know what to do about it. He would usually get the hint and walk away. But he kept coming back for more! LOL!
Anyhoo, we are in the middle of the Houston Rodeo right now, which means that all the country folk are out and about in full cowboy/cowgirl gear. Somewhere around 10:30, after the Rodeo had closed for the night, the bar started to fill up. I started to feel claustrophobic and my belly suddenly felt very vulnerable to drunken elbows, so I decided to make my leave. Besides, it's hard to stay up late when you can't party like the rest of the group.
I couldn't believe it when a guy started to hit on me. In his defense, he was slightly intoxicated and I was sitting on a stool. Maybe that's why he didn't notice the baby bump and wedding bands? Another guy ran up to us to hand me a drink, but the second he pushed through the crowd around me, he saw the belly and said, "I guess you probably won't be wanting this?" Bwahahahaha!!! Aw man, good times.
Monday, March 9, 2009
For Robert's birthday, he and Ariel got a bunch of their friends together at the beach for a barbecue. They grilled hamburgers, brats and fish for lunch. I ate A LOT. But do you know the great part about stuffing yourself with food while wearing a bikini when you are pregnant? There's no need to suck in a full tummy! Ha!
There were so many dogs at the BBQ. I swear, everyone who came brought their canine. I tried to get a shot of them all running together in the surf, but the shot was too wide for me to get with my camera. We got Toby and Chevy to sit still for a fraction of a moment. Enough to get a photo! (Check out that pink house in the background. It's tipping over - aftermath of Ike.)
Saturday, March 7, 2009
This also reminded me a little bit of the new skanky Tween Dora that is supposed to come out sometime this year (thanks Rachel, for finding that one). Yay for the future of our children!
Friday, March 6, 2009
I can't believe how much I've blown up in the past month. I showed my dad and brother these pictures last night and they couldn't believe the difference either.