Saturday, December 29, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
I can't believe it snowed yesterday! What a cool thing- a white Christmas, finally! Jeremy and I sat outside for a bit, watching those fat flakes fall- it's truly mesmerizing. I'm sad that it only lasted for a few hours, I really miss the snow this year. Maybe this weekend I'll convince Jeremy to take me up to Snoqualmie pass for a drive.
I'm happy Christmas is over, I'm looking forward to moving on to 2008 and getting things ready for our little Skeletor.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
I'm freaking out!
Monday, December 17, 2007
Yay yay yay! Doing the happy dance!
BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER!
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Behold- the Island Princess Barbie cake. Call me crazy, but apparently the Island Princess's side-kick is a red panda- but it looks like a racoon to me. I didn't realize that racoons lived on islands.
Even though I felt like complete poo this weekend- there is nothing better than seeing the excitement and smiles from my nieces when they realize that their birthday cake is a Barbie. The first thing that Alyssa asked me when I walked up to the door was "Where's the Cake?!"
Having Emily call me on the phone later that night to say: "ThankyouTitaformyIslandPrincessCakeanddressupoutfit" was worth trudging through my cold to get the cake done.
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Cheesecake update: I did give in to the Cheesecake Factory on Saturday. Jeremy and I were driving back from Babies R Us after setting up a registry and magically, the car drove itself into the Cheesecake Factory's parking lot (ok- fine. I begged Jeremy to pull over and let me hop out.) I am so glad I got a slice- HOLY DELISHISHNESS BATMAN! It was heaven on on earth!
I've decided that Babies R Us scares the crap out of me. Too many things to look at, too many things to decide on, too many things PERIOD! We went only to check out a stroller/car seat combo and decided to set up our registry. It was very overwhelming and after much thought, I really am liking Jeremy's idea of just getting some rucksacks and making our own clothes. SERIOUS. How can one little tiny baby require so much STUFF?! Maybe I should just register for diapers and wipes, since that's probably what we'll end up using the most.
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Whereas I respect your right to grow into a cute little bugger, could you please stop making me crave cheesecake (because Thriftway was OUT of cheesecake and I'm scared of the Cheesecake Factory...) and also, if you could let me please not want to pass out at 9 pm every night, that would be SUPER.
Your Soon to Be Mama
PS. Don't hate me because I think you look like Skeletor in your most recent ultrasound.
Sunday, December 02, 2007
I am so looking forward to Tuesday. Jeremy and I get our 20 week ultrasound in the afternoon. I know there isn't anything to worry about, but I can't help but be a little anxious. I'll be sure to post any pictures if we get them.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Seriously, get the grannie pants. I'm sure your butt and your baby will thank you.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Over and out.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
In other news, there is nothing more satisfying than going into Target and finding EXACTLY what you've been searching for for two weeks. Yes, that's right, I found the cat santa hat. All I can say is, keep an eye out for the Calkins Christmas card this year.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
On a happier note, Project Runway starts tomorrow!! Woooheeee!
Monday, November 12, 2007
Regret is a terrible thing, even if it's over something as stupid as a Santa Hat for cats.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Our next check up is in four weeks, and we get our next ultrasound. That should be pretty exciting, as our first ultrasound was pretty amazing.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
I don't really have much to show for it right now except for some pants that can't button all the way, constipation and the need to eat apple pie for dinner and breakfast. I guess it could be worse, huh?
I finally finished The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy and frankly, I'm a little terrified. Even the lady who was checking me out at the grocery store told me "They don't call it the Ring of Fire for nuthin'". UMMMMM- WHAT?! Yeah I think I may reconsider my decision to go sans epidural. Let's just say I'm keeping that option open.
Today Jeremy's sister gave us a Baby Bjorn and Jeremy is very excited to try it out on the cat. We'll see if she fits.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Yesterday I spent the entire 45 minutes on the treadmill thinking about food. After a brief stretch and cool down, I stopped in at the grocery store for some milk. I left with 6 bags of frozen fruit, a bag of Babybel cheese, a box of Triscuits, strawberry ice cream, green tea, spinach and a bunch of other items that I am not sure why I grabbed them. I didn't make it out of the parking lot without ripping into the box of Triscuits and cheese. Oh well, when a girl has to eat...
Even though I didn't experience a lot of morning sickness in the last couple months (just a little bit of nausea) I'm finding out that there are a lot of foods that don't sit well with me after I've eaten them. So far on The List is:
-Anything deep fried (except French Fries)
-Chocolate (too much of it that is...)
Candy Beans almost made the list today when I started to over indulge at work. It was a stressful day and I wanted to rip my hair out. I shoved candy beans in my face instead.
Monday, October 15, 2007
IS THERE ANYTHING BETTER?!
Today I went home a little early from work and fell asleep for about an hour and a half. It was crazy, in that 90 minutes I had the most vivid dreams. I dreamt about a pink cat, a fire in my neighbor's garage and calling an ambulance for an old co-worker. It was indeed a power nap. I definitely needed it since lately I haven't been able to sleep through the night without getting up to use the bathroom or having to switch positions from side to side. I blame the kiddo.
Wednesday will mark my 13th week- pretty crazy to think how the last couple weeks have gone by so fast. I'm not really "showing" per se, although pants and tops are getting pretty tight. A friend of mine asked me if I had a "Baby Bump" yet, and I think it's more of "Baby Fat" than anything else. Could have something to do with the peanut butter and chocolate... hmmm.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
I love this first picture of our little kiddo- it's clear that he/she is flipping us off. I think we'll have our hands full come May.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Today I am surrounded by cupcakes. Making cupcakes for my friend Susan as she is getting married tomorrow. I don't think I've ever made so many cupcakes at one time- I'm practically surrounded right now!
Other than that- nothing else really to report. Over and out.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Everything turned out ok, after much stress, all went well. Luckily, the lodge where the wedding was had a big walk in fridge in which the cake stayed until right before dinner. I would go "check on the cake" just to escape the heat. It was horrible.
Luckily no mishaps or major tragedies befell my tower of buttercream.
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Jeremy and I awoke Tuesday night to the sound of an idling truck outside our window. Annoyed (as it was 1:30 in the morning), we peered out the window to find a handful of fire fighters trying to figure out how to turn off the gushing river that was coming from our front porch. There is a watermain right outside our door on our front porch and it had decided to break open. Finally, the fire fighters turned off the water and back to sleep we went.
In the morning, after quickly realizing we had no water in our building, Beacon Plumbing was called and two trucks and four plumbers spent 5 hours on our front porch. We, unfortunately have another main in our garage (stupid design!!) and so they needed access to our place so they could make sure all the pipes were fitted correctly. Unfortunately, we missed my sister's BBQ but did make it up to Mukilteo in time to have dinner with Jeremy's family. A couple of strawberry margaritas later and I had all but forgotten the drama of the day.
I started to look up houses online today- I think it's a sign that we should think about moving soon. I love our place and I love Renton, but something is telling me it might be time to move.
All that drama for a stupid pipe.
Sunday, July 01, 2007
Sunday Jeremy was off to the Vintage Races with his friend Matt and so I met up with Melanie (Matt's wife) and her children and my sister, nieces and my sister's friend from work. We hopped aboard the Vashon Island Ferry in search of farm fresh eggs at Seabreeze Farm. Apparently this farm is known for it's rotational grazing (which allows for crops to be grown without pesticides or chemicals) and as I am reading the "Omnivore's Dilemma" I was excited to go to the farm and check it out. I had visions of utopian bliss and couldn't wait to go. Sad thing was- NO ONE WAS THERE! There was no eggs to be found as they were all at the Farmer's Markets in Seattle. Boo hoo.
We spent the rest of the afternoon driving around Vashon in search of a berry patch (again, no berries to be found) and so we had lunch and called it a day. It was a beautiful day and a fun way to spend an afternoon, even though it was a bit of a letdown not to find any eggs. I'm about ready to get my own chickens and keep them in the back- it will be bit of entertainment for the cat, I'm sure.
Next weekend I'm planning on getting my eggs, come hell or high water. Mark my words eggs- I'm coming for you.
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Anxiety stomach is back.
On the flipside- some good news is that I'm 1 pound away from my goal weight at WW!
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Sunday was supposed to be a jam packed day too- but it turned out to be a little less so. Jeremy and I went to the West Seattle Farmer's Market and poked around sampling all sorts of fantastic cheeses, breads and veggies. We bought a few things and got some good ideas for planter boxes out back. (Again, feeling old here). We finished up our trip with some lunch at Guayamas and headed home. I was going to The Killers concert tonight with my friend Susan, but it turned out that they post-poned it. BOOO!!! I was so excited to see them- even if my evil plan to marry the lead singer was foiled by the fact that 1. I'm already married (details) and B. He's Mormon and already married. C'est la vie.
Now I'm pooped and the cat is giving me the evil eye because I'm in HER room making a lot of noise typing at the keyboard. Herfahiof haiofhoiahfi aihldfihaihdfiha oihd. How you like me now, Miss Kitty Fantastico??
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Watching the Dragon Boats race.
Birthday candles for everyone!
I'm not quite sure what this dance is...
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Saturday night Jeremy and I had dinner with our friends, Brent and Lina. I met Lina for the first time and their adorable little girl, Bella. I had a great time, Lina is a hoot and we were hatching plans to open a little bakery/card shop. Ahhh, dreams.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Of course, the cake was nothing to write home about, but half of the fun was the experience itself. And the fact that there was no english on the box, so we really didn't know what we were doing.
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Saturday morning my boat wanted to get together and row again, so we all met at the boathouse and took out an 8. It was very eerie- we fell back into old routines just like that. It all came back to me, which side was port and which was starboard; starts and drills; steering the boat. I was even more impressed with the guys who remembered all the commands and knew exactly what to do when we "weigh 'nuf'd". Blades hung in the air until I said "and down" and they all slapped the water at once. We spent about 30 minutes in the boat, we went through the Cut twice. Even though some of them were out of shape and begging not to do any hard strokes- we all had a great time.
Saturday after the row and watching the Class Day races we headed over to Erik's parents house on Bainbridge Island and sat around laughing, looking at old pictures and re-hashing old crew stories. It made me realize what an amazing year that was and how lucky I was to be a part of all it.
All in all, I am so glad I went to the reunion. I did "weigh myself in" on Saturday morning before the row and I am happy to report that I was 138 pounds. It has been a long haul since October and starting my weight loss experience- but I'm not through yet. I still have a couple more to go and a new goal in mind.
More pictures here! Pictures
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Since I've lost some weight (22 pounds to date!) I figured it was time to get some new brassiers. I went in to Nordstrom Friday and asked a nice lady to help me out. I picked her out of the all the sales girls because last thing I want is some young, thin hip chick to come into the dressing room with me to see what size the "girls" are. Frankly, the LAST thing I want to do is get nekkid in front of strangers, but it was relatively pain-free. Jeanne was very nice and very sweet and I was out of there in flash with some fantastic new bras from Wacoal (which by the way I had sticker shock over when I saw how much they cost. YIKES). They fit like a dream and I had a gift certificate so I didn't mind too much.
Losing weight has been great, but it has been expensive. I've had to buy new pants, new tops and get my rings sized. But I know it's all worth it. :)
Saturday, February 24, 2007
- I can watch all the trashy TV I want and not get flack for watching an episode of "Next Top Model"
- Homemade lattes on the lovely stovetop espresso
- Mini-Day of Beauty
- Hanging out in my sweats
- Watching 16 Candles on DVD (Sigh... Jake Ryan...)
- Going to Safeway and cleaning up on the 10 for $10 sales
- Making recipes from my cookbooks (mmm...lemon yogurt cake from the Contessa... to DIE for)
- Not having to rush about ANYWHERE
- Getting rid of the piles of clutter about my house
- No make-up
Monday, February 19, 2007
Saturday night had brought us lots of fresh powder so Sunday Jeremy and I took off to tackle some blue runs. Of course this is a big deal for me since I've been mainly doing green runs all season, but it was time to take on some bigger hills. It worked out great since the blue runs had less traffic and that meant softer snow. At one point, I heard Jeremy exclaim as he bailed out- "It's like falling on clouds!"
Amen!! I love Whistler. I want to move there....
Sunday, February 04, 2007
This weekend was Alyssa's 5th birthday and so my sister threw her a "Princess Tea Party" with all her little friends. It was pretty damn funny- all these little girls running around in Princess dresses, crowns and wanting their fingernails done. I would like to think I have a little princess in me as well, so it was lots of fun. The best part was making the Barbie cake for Alyssa- trying to figure out how to shove a full size Barbie doll into a cake and make it look like her dress.
After the party was over, I went home and CRASHED. I was so tired. Staying up until 1 am to finish the cake probably was the culprit- but it felt so good to take a nap. Jeremy and I then had dinner with some friends at Varlamos in the U-District. They serve up calzones as big as your head and after all the tea sandwiches I managed to shove in my cake-hole that day, I could only make my way through about half my calzone.
Sunday, January 28, 2007
THEN OUR MATTRESS ARRIVED TODAY. Yes, after about 10 minutes of consultation with the delivery guys, it was determined that our mattress was NOT going to fit up the stairs to our bedroom. RASSUM FRASSUM!!!!!!
Plan B: Buy a neat TempurPedic mattress at Costco Home. EXCEPT THAT THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE ONE WE WANTED. I hate you Costco Home!
Meh. Today has been disappointing. Not to mention that I had a case of the butterfingers and dropped my Treo on the kitchen floor, cracking the screen. GAH!