Sunday, October 26, 2008

the shocking...


(In case anyone has been wondering, the lady that was always "shocked" at my belly no longer works at our company, and so I no longer have gotten surprised remarks from her about how abnormally large my belly is. haha. No, I had no part in her leaving the company.)

23 weeks prego.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I'm in love...

...with San Diego AND Mike :)Mike and I just got back from our 5 day babymoon in San Diego. (confused by the term "babymoon"? It means LAST CHANCE to have a vacation before your life gets turned upside down by a darling baby)

Mike and I stayed in La Jolla and enjoyed every moment of it. Here are the highlights:

1) WICKED. Seriously amazing. I've been singing the songs ever since, I may even paint my face green for Halloween now. Emerald city anyone?
2) Sea World. Those whales sure can splash! Our favorite was all the little penguins in the Arctic Zone and the sharks...yikes I wouldn't want to be caught in the ocean with those.

(above: me imitating the cow...since I'm prego and somewhat resembling a cow now. haha)

3) Golf. Mike played (and I caddied) Torrey Pines and it was beautiful...right in the ocean. We missed Tiger by one day (he was there the day after us).
Down side: a bird STOLE MY GRANOLA BAR right out from our cart. Mike chased after it until realizing there wasn't much yelling at it would do. Stealing a pregnant woman's food...that's just mean...
4) San Diego Harbor Dinner Cruise. We enjoyed a night on the harbor looking at the ships, bridges and cityscape. The food was great too!
5) Walks along secluded beaches. Mike and I found this beach and we were seriously the only ones there. It was gorgeous.
6) La Jolla Cove. My favorite part about the cove was the sea lions that just chilled on the rocks and barked non-stop.
7) Beaches and pools...relaxing. It's almost October and we still managed to spend an afternoon at the beach and multiple naps by the pool. I also scheduled an hour long massage for Saturday morning as a spa. ahhh..relaxing.
8) HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE. Mike turned the big 24 on Saturday! Happy birthday Mike.
9) Food...mainly Ruth Chris Steakhouse. Best steak ever. Seriously. And I am a huge steak fan, so I would know. Also, best WATER EVER. haha. This guy came out with a wine bottle looking water and we felt pressured to get it. Best $8 bottle of water ever :)

Thanks to Gordon & Sharon and my mom and dad for the birthday presents which made the trip possible and spectacular. and thanks to my wonderful husband for the best week ever. We are so excited for our future little addition, but it was nice to spend some time together before he arrives. :)

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Yes, I wore a jacket tonight for the first time.

This is a big day for me as I live in Las Vegas and haven't worn a jacket in about 10 months!

I LOVE needing to wear jackets. I think I might go all out now with the whole fall/winter thing...I'm thinking hot chocolate, blankets, coziness, walks, open windows and pumpkin patches.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My obsession

My obsession right now?


That's right, pumpkin. Don't ask me why I LOVE pumpkin, but only in the Fall. I should really starting eating it all year long. Oh well. "Pumpkin what," you may ask. Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin chocolate chip bread, pumpkin pie...pumpkin anything!

I made some pumpkin choco chip cookies last weekend and probably have eaten about 2 dozen myself. mmmm...

Anyone have any great pumpkin recipes to share (preferably involving chocolate somehow)?