Thursday, November 27, 2008

Turkey Day

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving today! Clark and I are so lucky to live in the same town as our parents and we enjoyed 2 Thanksgiving lunches with both sides of our families. We started our feast at Madeline and Edgar's house (Clark's aunt and uncle) and ended the day with another delicious meal at Arlene and Jeff's house (my cousins.) It was a great day filled with fabulous food and wonderful family. We have so much to be thankful for! I can't wait until NEXT thanksgiving where little Rose will be crawling, or walking, all over the place!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

It's going to be a LONG night!

Clark and I went to New Orleans for the Saints game last night and I left something very valuable at the SNOOGLE pillow. Oh no. I've been up sewing (it is WAY past my bedtime) and looking forward to getting into bed and sleeping with my new (and absolutely necessary) pillow. But, my pillow is still at the W in New Orleans and I am without it in Mobile!!!!!! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the snoogle pillow, please see the picture below.

I think they must be laughing at me at the W. I just called (yes, it is almost midnight) to see if they found my pillow and I had to talk to 2 different people before they figured out what I was talking about. They kept thinking I left a ring and pillow sound alike to you? Yea, I didn't think so either! Anyway, I finally had to spell out P-I-L-L-O-W and explain that it is a huge, weird shaped pillow for pregnant people. I felt kinda silly for calling but I just wanted to make sure I left it there and not somewhere else. Although, where else would it be? It's not worth waiting a few days for them to ship it to me, so I told them to keep it for some poor little pregnant lady who is in need of a good night's sleep.

This pillow has saved me from the insomnia that plagued me for the first 6 months of pregnancy! I don't know how something as simple as a pillow could be so awesome, but let me tell you, it is GREAT! It keeps me on my side all night long and I only wake up a few times a night now that I have it. If you are pregnant, go get one!!!!!! And don't wait until your 7th month either! I am heading to Babies-R-Us first thing in the morning to get Snoogle #2 and you can be sure I will be must more careful with this one :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Rose's First Photoshoot

Clark and I went in for our "re-do" 4D ultrasound today. We tried to do it last week but little Rebecca Rose didn't want to cooperate! She was in a breech position and facing inward, if that makes sense. But she was a good girl today and assumed a great position for the occasion! She was a little shy though and decided to turn her head after a little while. Luckily, we were able to see her precious face long enough to get some great pictures and a wonderful DVD! Heather (the ultrasound tech) was able to see hair! Looks like she won't take after me...I was a baldy until my 2nd birthday.

Monday, November 17, 2008

S'more Brownies

I made these last night and I can't tell you how yummy they are! The brownie in the middle stays gooey and tastes like melty chocolate that you would get if you were making real s'mores by a campfire! Try them for a little fall treat. You will love them and they are simple to make. Clark has already requested another batch for his hunting trip this weekend!

S'more Brownies (from Paula Deen's 2008 Christmas Magazine)

15 whole graham crackers
1 (19.5 oz) package brownie mix
3 cups mini marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350. Line a 13x9 pan with heavy duty aluminum foil. Spray foil with cooking spray.

Place 10 whole graham crackers evenly over the bottom of the pan, breaking crackers as needed to cover the pan. Set aside. Crush remaining crackers; set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix brownie mix according to package directions. Pour mix over crackers and bake for 18 minutes. Remove from over; sprinkle evenly with marshmallows and crushed graham crackers. Return to oven and bake 10 more minutes. Cool completely. Cut into squares.

Enjoy :)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead

Dan and Shelby from 95 KSG and Volunteers of America teamed up to organize a community project to rebuild the dilapidated playground at William's school this weekend! It was such a great event and I was surprised to see just how many random volunteers from the community showed up to help out. The sweetest thing was a little girl, maybe 12 years old, who brought all of her friends to volunteer for her BIRTHDAY PARTY! They had a slumber party the night before and choose to come and help out instead of doing something you would traditionally do at a party. We need more people like her in the world!



Volunteers working

Camille's provided breakfast for all of the volunteers. Thanks, Dad, for helping!

William and Uncle Pete

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Birthing Class Update

Thanks so much for all of your comments. We decided to skip the 12 hour long class and have a private session in the privacy of our home! I met the sweetest lady at Camille's the other day. She asked when I was due, who my doctor was, etc...and we hit it off. She goes to Dr. Shields too AND she teaches the birthing classes at Mobile Infirmary! I told her that we were debating on whether or not to take the traditional class and she offered to come to our house. She is such a sweet lady and Clark and I are excited to get the facts in 2 short hours. I will let you know how it goes!!

In other exciting baby news...Clark and I are having a 4-D ultrasound on Wednesday! Can't wait to see Rose's little face. I hope Rose is in a good position for optimal viewing!!