Thursday, January 29, 2009


I'm so thankful. Yesterday my mom went in to have tests done after a whole year of struggling with recovering from her surgery. Today she found out that she passed the test and that her pituitary gland is functioning on it's own! Now comes the hard part - going off of her medications and forcing her body to function on its own. Love you, mom. So glad that you're going to be okay. Hopefully now the doctors can focus on the other the things that are making you sick.

Here's one of my all time favorite pictures of my mom. In it, she's pregnant with me and bumping bellies with my great-grandpa Hubert. :)

Monday, January 26, 2009

A friend of mine from work bought me these adorable onesies over the weekend. Aren't they so cute? I can't wait to see our little boy in them. The gemini onesie was one that I'd had my eye on and she didn't even know it! These are our first gifts since we found out that we're having a boy. So sweet of you - thank you Tania!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Baby Reed

Here are some scans of our 20 week ultrasound pictures. I think he's waving in the first one. :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


DJ and I went for our 20 week ultrasound this morning and found out that we're having a little boy! He will have lots of cousins and uncles to play with (DJ has four brothers and I have 5 ... plus three nephews.) Can't wait to meet our little guy. :)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

1/2 Way There!

5 months preggo as of Saturday. I can hardly believe it that we're half way there! June 6th will be here before we know it.

I thought all the stuff about crying, nesting, etc... was just a bunch of bologne (sp?) ... but I think I'm starting to figure out that some of all that I've been reading and hearing is true. I cried my eyes out for NO REASON when DJ and I went out to dinner last week - the waterworks came after I remembered my dad coming to visit my when I was a waitress at LoneStar. Sheesh! Then, I spent this whole weekend, cleaning, organizing closets, doing laundry, etc. DJ spent the whole afternoon building shelves in our basement today so that it wouldn't be such a cluttered mess. Maybe he's experiencing some of the side effects of this pregnancy too. If only we were always so determined to be clutter free and organized. ;)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


  • Happy Birthday, Alissa (tomorrow)! Your first year as a new mom! I hope you have a great year.
  • Here are some of the baby names I like for boys: Blake, Caleb, Cody, Dylan, Max, Gavin, Mitchell and Jackson/"Jack"
  • Here are some names I like for girls: Bailey, Dakota, Tatum, Ryann, Emily, Josie, Payton, Madeline
  • I keep a running post-it of names I like on my desk because I change my mind every day. :)
  • I have a presentation on the 19th that I'm nervous about.
  • I have a presentation on February 11th that I'm REALLY nervous about.
  • (Both will go just fine and I'm just psyching myself up like usual.)
  • Two weeks until we find out if we'll be having a little boy or girl!
  • Please say prayers for my sister-in-law's family - her brother-in-law passed away on New Year's Day because of carbon monoxide poisoning. They have two small children.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Scalloped Ham with Potatoes Recipe

I made this for dinner for DJ and I early this week and we at the leftovers with some friends last night. This is the ultimate comfort food casserole - perfect for this time of year. It was so good (in my opinion) that I thought I'd share it. Thanks for the recipe, Aunt Dawn!

White Sauce
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
Salt and pepper
1 small onion, chopped

6 large russet potatoes, boiled, cubed
12 ounces sliced baked ham
2 cups grated coby jack cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a baking dish. In a saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons butter over medium high heat. Saute onions. Stir in flour, milk, salt and pepper. Bring to boil and cook for 1 minute. When sauce has thickened remove from heat. Spread 1/2 of the potatoes in bottom of baking dish. Spread half of ham and all cheese. Add another layer of potatoes and another layer of ham. Pour white sauce over layers and cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

New Year's Eve '08!