Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
We headed south toward League City to visit my best friend, Lauren, and her husband, Josh. We stopped at the Katy Mills mall for lunch and a few minutes of shopping. What a neat place! Emma and I enjoyed a train ride around the mall. Owen is finally able to sit like a big boy in the double stroller and seems much happier that way!
Since this was my first time in KATY, TX I had to get a photo:
J&L have been married for almost two years, bought a beautiful home almost a year ago and are joyfully expecting their first bundle of joy (a sweet baby GIRL) this Summer. They were perfect hosts and we really enjoyed the visit. Lauren and I lived together for three years during college and I really wish we lived closer now. She is an elementary school teacher and Josh works at NASA. He gave us a tour of the Saturn V rocket display at Johnson Space Center, just minutes from their home. It is H-U-G-E, stretching the length of a home run in Major League Baseball:
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
For my birthday my in laws gave me a book called '1001 Fast Easy Recipes'. I have tried two of them over the past couple of weeks and both have been simple and delicious! For the first time in my life I made chicken n dumplings. Before, just the thought of it was intimidating. I also made bacon-wrapped chicken. It is definitely a keeper in our household. You might give a try sometime!
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
With our pedi's permission, we started baby foods. He doesn't seem overly interested yet, but will take some. He had been watching our forks go from the plate to our mouths for weeks! With him wanting to eat ALL the time, I had to do something :) I haven't yet tried making my own food but will soon. The Zantac might be working a little, but I can't tell a huge difference. He still spits up like crazy!! He dropped 5 oz in weight last week so I'm keeping an eye on that.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
I grew up in a Baptist church and this is not something that was specifically talked about. Our Riesel pastor strongly encouraged the congregation to give up something for lent. I have heard of different religions and people doing it different ways. Some can partake in whatever they gave up on Sundays, but we are not doing so. That makes the ideal 40 day period SEVEN DAYS LONGER for us.
I have always had a major sweet tooth. I have no self control....I can't eat just one cupcake! The first few days were particularly challenging for me. It has now been 14 days and it has gotten much easier. I often crave warm chewy brownies or cookies (and sometimes Reese's PB cups). I have substituted sweet treats with trail mix, fruit and veggies. This definitely itsn't a bad idea sine I'd still like to lose a few more baby LBS!!
Only 33 days left....on Easter I look forward to enjoying that brownie!