Friday, November 30, 2007

All I want for christmas::

I've been spotting things that catch my fancy. You know along with the other things that I already knew I wanted for some time now. Besdies I think even adults should have Christmas lists.

1. an iPod. yeah, I know. I still don't have one.
2. this sweet little jobbie. A girl can never have too many bags
3. anything and everything from this shop.
4. these boots. A size 7. I'll save them for my non-pregnant feet.
5. Amy's book.
6. such a cute tea set don't you think?
7. I love these cards.
8. this beautiful yarn
9. these chairs to go around
10. this table

Whats on your list?

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

we throw up

And when we're done, we do a home detox. Then go out to see the fish. It helps the "we feel better now" factor. 21 month olds are too small to have the stomache bug I think.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

8 random things

Libby tagged me. So here goes nothing.........

1. I hate getting up in the morning. But, love to be up early.

2. I love the rain. It rained/drizzled throughout my entire honeymoon in London with my husband. Something about it always brings me back to that dreamy week.

3. I Love the hustle and bustle of shopping on black friday. Its kind of like the playoffs for sports fans. Only for shoppers.

4. I love the act of drinking tea. But never get around to it as much as I would like.

5. I am extremely indecisive. This drives my husband and everyone around me stark raving mad.

6. I would love to have 7 children.

7. I live in a sea town, but don't boat or like the beach that much. (I'll take the lobster thank you)

8. My hair and nails grow extremely slowly. This has been a sad point for me all my life. But now that I'm I'm on prenatal vitamins, they are growing like weeds. And all I do is cut them.

Hopefully I didn't just bore anyone to sleep.

I'm tagging Alexis, Nicole, Fanja, Sally, Erin, Grace,

Here are the rules:

*link to the person who tagged you
*post the rules
*name 8 things others don't know about you
*link to 8 other bloggers.

Even though I could only come up with 6. Maybe you have more friends than me.

Sunday, November 25, 2007


Like an apple tree among the trees of the woods,
So is my beloved among the sons.

Song of Solomon 2:3

Happy birthday to the best husband a girl could ever ask for.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

walks::adventures in toddler beds

We had such a gorgeous late fall day this week, we had to go out and enjoy it. We usually get our snow late. As in, when you are just about ready for spring. So we'll keep the colors for as long as possible.

Sam has been out of the crib for just about a month now. He would go to sleep willingly on a regular basis. But, since the bars have been removed he has embraced his new found freedom. Not to much crying goes on, but there is plenty book reading, swinging,( We put up the infant swing in preparation recently) and just plain ol' playing. Add to the mix the fact that he can now open doors he feels the need to regularly check-up on what we are doing outside the room. He's also been wandering the apartment at night. finding cups and toys he needs to have stashed in his sheets with him. I guess it could be worse.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Hope you find and never ending list of things to thank God for!

Friday, November 16, 2007

baby on the brain

My fingers hurt, (I'm still knitting) and my belly is itchy( its still stretching). I'm pretty ready to have this baby. But now would be to early. This waiting game made me realize how much more fun it was being pregnant last time around. I spent more time dwelling on the pregnancy because I had no idea how much fun things get after the baby is born. So now I'm just as anxious I as think I can be. With only 7 wks to go I'm doing lots of oogling at these cute shops. Yeah, some stuff is a little pricey. But so worth it.

Thanksgiving is next week. Gosh time goes fast. This is all my favorite time of year. Basicly from back to school, until new years. So much wonderful cold weather and joy. Oh and Love don't forget love. The food, the family, and the fellowships. Sometimes I wish it was a year round ordeal, but then we wouldn't be able to look forward to it. Do you think it would make it less special?

Here is a recipe for Butternut squash Risotto:

6-8 cups chicken broth (use vegetable broth for vegetarian option)
5 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided into 4 Tbsp and 1 Tbsp
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cups butternut squash, peeled, and finely diced
2 cups arborio rice (can substitute medium grained white rice, but arborio is preferred)
1 cup dry white wine (such as Sauvignon Blanc)
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp chopped chives or garlic chives

1 Heat broth in medium sized saucepan and keep warm over low heat. Melt 4 Tbsp of butter in a large saucepan; add onion and butternut squash. Cook over medium heat until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.

2 Add rice to onion and squash. Cook 1 to 2 minutes. Add wine. Cook, stirring constantly until wine has been absorbed by the rice or evaporated. Add a few ladles of broth, just enough to barely cover rice. Cook over medium heat until broth has been absorbed. Continue cooking and stirring rice, adding a little bit of broth at a time, cooking and stirring until it is absorbed, until the rice is tender, but still firm to the bite, about 15 to 20 minutes.

3 During the last minutes of cooking, add remaining tablespoon of butter, 1/3 cup Parmesan, and chives. At this point the rice should have a creamy consistency. Add salt to taste. Serve with remaining grated Parmesan.

Serves 4 to 6.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I want too.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

mamas got a brand new scarf

I have an issue with staying with one project at a time. So this kept getting thrown to the bottom of the yarn basket. But after completing a scarf to match the striped hat I made Sam I needed to finish it. Its single thread seed stitch with a ribbed end on each side. I threw on some buttons I had been saving for something fun. They help hold it in place, since I didn't make it long enough to tie.
I'm trying not to get overwhelmed with the thought of Christmas crafting/shopping. I'm on orders to take it easy as too not have this baby earlier than necessary. So, I'll be doing most of my shopping online. My house is a bit shambled-like, and my son has been watching a lot of Buzz Light year. (as per his request) Sigh,.....
I love receiving packages in the mail, that part is all fun. I'll just have to try to get over the rest.
Wish me some luck.

Thursday, November 01, 2007


After a summer of hyperventilation, (on my part)
I'm proud to say
he can blow them on his own now.
Happy November.