October 29, 2007

After 30 hours of contractions and two visits to the maternity ward we finally met our son Evan. Mommy, daddy and baby are now home: resting and dwelling on the miracle of life.

October 20, 2007


Last week a good friend of mine emailed me with the news of ALCS tickets. Unfortunately, it was the game we lost 13-6 in the 11th inning meaning getting to bed around 2:45AM. But what a game.!..back to back homers by Manny and Mike was definately the highlight.

Watching the Red Sox crush the so called "Tribe" at the Fens tonight to tie the series was great. Our baby was moving like crazy as Schilling drove us to victory. Bring on Game 7 baby!

Rumor has it I may have the opportunity to go to a world Series game (b/c the BoSox will go!)...but you know I am staying home because I am going to be a daddy any day!

October 19, 2007

Tears at the Grocery Store

This is my first week to be at home while we wait for baby to come. It's been so great.

Wednesday I made a grocery list but was too tired to actually go to the store. So today was the day I would go to the store. All went well, I mosied up and down each isle in no rush. I finally had all the items crossed off my list and headed up to the check out counter. Much to my suprise the first register I pulled up to had only one person standing in line. It was an older gentleman who was questioning the price of one of his items. As I was emptying my cart the manager came over to help the checker. I was almost done emptying my cart when the manager looked at me (for the 4th time) and said, "Oh hun you know this lane just turned into an express 12 items or less right? It looks like you have more than 12 items." I just stood there and stared at her for a minute, looked up at the lane light to see the express lane-just-light up. At the moment the checker looked down at the belt and said, " ouhhhhh". That was it. So I started to de-load my items from the belt back into my cart to move to another lane. This is when the prego hormones kicked into HIGH gear...Instant tears start rolling down my face as I continue to remove my items. Now anyone who has gone grocery shopping with me knows I have a strategy in unloading my cart onto the belt. This drives my husband crazy!! I sort my groceries out as I place them on the belt-boxed foods, dairy, meat, vegies, cans all go on together so they are bagged correctly. As I was taking my items off the belt I was thinking about how nicely I had placed them in my cart from the beginning so it was easy to unload quickly. I just didn't care anymore and was throwing everything back into my cart and the tears just keep coming and coming. This is the moment I realized I am done. I am ready to just stay at home and wait for this baby to come. I am exhausted and just wanted to get home as quickly as possible. When I was walking out of the store I was greeted with a downpour of rain. I stood outside under the awning for a few minutes and decided I could care less I just wanted to get home. So I threw the groceries in the trunk and jumped in the car without being completely soaked.

I am so happy to be home. Eating some amazing Kraft Mac & Cheese and ready to curl up on the couch. This baby has mama's emotions all stirred up today. I can't wait to find out what happens when I actually hold it in my arms.

Happy Friday to you all!

October 08, 2007

Praise to God

"Let us always offer to God our sacrifice of praise." Hebrews 13:15

You are a great God.
Your character is holy.
Your truth is absolute.
Your strength is unending.
Your discipline is fair...
Your provisions are abundant for our needs.
Your light is adequate for our path.
Your grace is sufficient for our sins...
You are never early, never late...
You sent your Son in the fullness of time and will return at the consummation of time.
Your plan is perfect.
Bewildering. Puzzling. Troubling.
But perfect.

"He Reminded Us of You" Max Lucado

October 03, 2007

The best bread I've made this Fall Season!

I just made this bread over the weekend and it is awesome! I made a loaf and a pan of muffins instead of 2 loaves. You can substitute Allspice for the Mace(use 1/2 the amount of allspice), and I used butter instead of shortening (10 1/3 tbls. = 2/3 cup)-mainly because Travis refuses to have shortening in our house. I also used pecans instead of walnuts. Enjoy and let me know how you like it! It's a very fall festive bread! YUMMY.

2/3 c. shortening
2 2/3 c. sugar
4 eggs
1 c. applesauce
1 c. mashed pumpkin
3 1/2 c. sifted flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. mace
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
2/3 c. apple juice
1 c. chopped walnuts
Cream together shortening and sugar. Add eggs and beat. Stir in applesauce and pumpkin. Sift together flour, soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, mace and nutmeg. Add alternately with apple juice to pumpkin mixture. Stir in nuts. Turn batter into 2 greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until bread tests done. Makes 2 loaves.

October 01, 2007


We had to get away a few weeks ago while we still had the chance. It was kind of last minute which made it even more fun.

We had been planning for weeks that we should get away sometime but our weekends kept filling up. One Thursday night we were sitting on the couch thinking the only time we have to go anywhere is this weekend. So...I got online registered for a place in Portland Maine.

We left right after work the next day and did not look back. It was the most relaxing and enjoyable time that we have had together since our honeymoon.

You can check out our pics here.