Friday, October 31, 2008

17 Weeks and Growing!

Please excuse the hair & just concentrate on the belly, Thanks! I feel huge for only being 17 weeks along and as of a few weeks ago I had already gained 7lbs. My midwife said as long as I keep it to 10lbs by 20 weeks, I'm good... umm, I have serious doubts I'll make it. So far I have outgrown every single pair of pants, forget the looping the hair elastic, or even the belly band - not for this girl - the thighs have grown 3 pant sizes alone! I know, poor VA, now she has to wear a size 6, boo-hoo {world's smallest violin playing softly}..
Other than my ever expanding body, I feel great! Just funny things like my skin is super itchy and I gag every time I brush my teeth.. & for the last few weeks I have had the strangest craving for an Arby's roast beef sandwich with their special sauce.. but, I haven't given in b/c, well, even if I did eat meat, that is just gross! :)

Love to all and Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Courtesy of Joshua Jackson

I got this great email today from a friend who thinks he is really funny.. Turns out this is actually hilarious and I had to share. We love you Josh.. Everyone needs to get out there and vote - even if just to preserve your right to.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

Anniversary Weekend

Happy 6th Anniversary to US!

To celebrate we took a trip up to an Apple Festival in North Georgia and stayed the night at a lodge in a state park. The weather was perfect, the company was perfect, the scenery perfect, the food - not so perfect... Ben ended up quite ill, we think from the sausage or I should say, the snausages b/c who knows what "meat" they really were. And, Kai is very much in a screaming at the top of his lungs when nothing is wrong stage, which makes it rather difficult to sit down to enjoy a meal anywhere other than our home or the outdoors. We got many looks, a few smiles and just tried to eat as quickly as we could while trying also to relax for a few minutes and take in the views. But, since I am eating as much as a horse lately, meals take a little while :)

I picked up a peck (really, a peck, it said so on the bag) of apples and a ton of tomatoes, so I am cooking up a storm today, looking forward to Grandma's Apple Pie :) Did you know that Whole Foods sells a non-hydrogenated shortening?? (btw - I just had to get up out of my seat to look in the cupboard b/c I couldn't remember the word "shortening"! What is happening to my brain??)