Monday, April 27, 2009


I don't know what everyone's beverage of choice is, but I simply LOVE coffee (the real honest to goodness caffeinated elixir of life!!). Growing up in Seattle probably had nothing to do with my adoration of all things coffee. However, since starting our IVF treatments last summer and then of course, now halfway thru the pregnancy (in my caffeine deprived state) I literally dream of coffee brewing, coffee beans, coffee ice cream, in short---everything coffee!! Each morning my espresso machine, coffee grinder and french press sit longingly on the kitchen counter hoping I'll brush the dust off and put them to good honest use at long last.

Sigh. I'm halfway there...only 4 1/2 months to go 'til I can savor a fine brew! (and no, not that kind of "brew"). Although, I did dream of sipping a Corona on a Mexican beach awhile back...gosh, deprivation is so mockingly cruel!!! :-)

So funny and so true.

I love this one!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Out with the old...

So, I've been looking for a new grill as a birthday present for the hubs. Nothing fancy, but something definitely better than our ancient halfway rusted out and entirely useless old grill that the neighbors gave to us when we moved into the house 5 years ago. Seriously, it is such a ghetto grill! :-)

After our community HOA garage sale this morning we went out grill shopping (and to get some tasty Dunkin Donuts)!!!
Home Depot had a super nice floor model on clearance for 1/2 price. So with the help of our friendly Home Depot salesman John, we managed to dis-assemble the beast in the parking lot and somehow jammed it into our Jeep Liberty. Nate is beyond thrilled and to celebrate he is out at the grocery right now "hunting" for some red meat!

Old "ghetto" grill

Shiny new grill (it is almost to beautiful to fire up!!!)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

I'm still here!!!!

Do you ever have those weeks when you're so busy that you forget to eat or take restroom breaks? Well, that's been me! So, needless to say, I'm still alive and just now downloading all of the pictures from our trip back in March.

The hubs and I at Gettysburg.

Playing with the misc and assorted nieces and nephews (caution baby pictures)

My sisters-in law and our nephew Caleb (L) and niece Elsa (R)(who are both 4 months)

Austin our god-nephew, 4 months --what a cutie!

Luke (5) and Cade (3) with the log-house extravaganza that Uncle Nathan built. It took forever to build and just seconds for them to gleefully knock down.

Auntie Amanda teaching Calvin (2) how to dance--surprisingly the kid has really good rhythm, I hope they enroll him in dance lessons or something. My mom is in the background holding her newest granddaughter Noelle.

My 6 week old niece Noelle who is a grumpy little fuss. She didn't smile or stop crying the entire time we were visiting. My poor little sister!

Well, that's it for now. Got another packed weekend of b-day parties and church stuff, but I WILL be better about blogging! :-)