Friday, February 27, 2009

Busy Weekend

We have a busy weekend, with LOTS of driving, planned. Tonight, we leave for Roanoke/Bloomington, IL to visit my brother Josh who will home from Iraq for the weekend. I'm looking forward to seeing Josh and the rest of my family (Matt, Jennifer, Andrew, Benj, Zach, and Nate). Also, it's been quite a while since we saw our good friends/old neighbors, Luke and Allison. I can't wait to see their daughter Halle - she was only 4 months old the last time I saw her and what a beautiful baby - and their little boy Clay! She looked like a little china doll!
After we visit this crew, we're driving to Indy on Sunday to visit my uncle Billy and his family. They are generously giving us their crib now that they are finished having little ones. I can't wait to see it, put it together, and put it in the baby's. It's funny ... I think DJ is even more anxious about getting this room put together than I am! He wants to have "the room all finished before planting" starts - we'll see if that happens! We've been taking our sweet time so far. I'll post pictures of the room-in-progress soon.
Hopefully all will go well this wekend and we won't hit any major traffic.
Oh - also - Justin and Sara's mom, Colleen, is having surgery today. I'm sure all will be fine, but please say a prayer for her!
Have a good weekend everybody!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Josh is on his way...

Josh moved from the UAE to Korea on Monday. Here's some pictures of his travels in uae (sharjah, near dubai). He's been e-mailing me live from Korea this cool! Safe travels big brother.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Josh is coming home!

On Friday, we're headed to Illinois to see Josh. It's been over a year since we've seen him so I can't wait. Safe travels big brother. Looking foward to seeing you!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

6 Months

Several requests have been made for another picture of my growing bump. :) Here you go, guys!
Josh, can you believe your little sister is having a baby?! He will be here before we know it.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New, Easy Recipe

After being gone for a few days early this week, I couldn't stand the thought of eating another meal out. I get so burnt out on eating out sometimes, don't you? Anyway, my wonderful aunt Dawn picked me up from the airport yesterday and she told me about this easy recipe for Anti-Pasta Squares, so I made it for dinner last night. I thought I'd share it with all of you because it is soooo yummy.

Anti-Pasta Squares

3 tubes of crescent rolls
1/4 pound salami
8-10 slices of provolone cheese
small package of pepperoni
small jar of roasted red peppers
1/2 cup mozzarella
Italian Seasoning (optional)

Spread out one tube of crescent rolls in the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Spread enough so that dough comes up on the sides. Layer provolone cheese, salami, roasted red peppers, pepperoni, and mozzarella (in that order). Make a "topper" of crescent rolls using the remaining tubes. Seal bottom layer of dough to top layer. Sprinkle with italian seasoning (optional - I forgot to do this and it was still good). Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Quick, easy, and yummy!

Monday, February 16, 2009


Hello to all of my faithful blog readers! I'm sitting here in my hotel room in St. Joseph, MO watching one of my favorites - HOUSE. It's a little lonely traveling alone, but I suppose I have baby-Reed-to-be to keep me company. :) My meetings went really well today at the hospital and now I'm home free! Now, all I have to do is fly home tomorrow and I will have a much more laid back life, with no travel, until mid-April. This past week has been absoluetely insane! It started with a work trip to Chicago on Monday/Tuesday, an important webinar on Wednesday, throwing an engagement party for Jess and Larry on Friday, and then a flight to Kansas City Sunday-Tuesday of this week. I'm pooped! I can't wait to sleep in my own bed tomorrow next to my hubby. Waking up and NOT having my first conscious thoughts consist of an early morning rehearsal of an upcoming presentaiton (no joke - I'd lay there and rehearse what I was going to say before I was even totally awake!) will be a wonderful feeling.
I love my job, but this week was unusually crazy. But really, I should stop complaining and be thankful that I even have a job! I keep watching these pieces on the news about families without jobs/income and it's just so devastating. I wish there was something I could do to help these poor people, the economy, etc. I have faith that our new administration will turn things around. In th mean time, maybe I should go shopping to boost the economy. :)
By the way, I'm now 24 weeks (aka 6 months pregnant)! Hard to believe that our baby will be here soon. I cannot wait to meet him.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


I got this picture from my dad's blackberry at 11 a.m. this morning - are you kidding me?!?! Not only can I NOT drink a bloody mary, but I am also NOT on a cruise!

Just kidding, i'm really happy that my mom is able to enjoy herself while on a cruise. She and my dad both deserve it!

(...Okay, maybe I'm a little jealous.)