xmlns:fb='http://www.facebook.com/2008/fbml'> Marshallland: July 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008

since sliced bread...

so loren and i were discussing things we need for the new baby and we both agreed that the best baby item that we received with noah was a video monitor. we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it so much that we are going to buy another one for the new baby so we can still use his in his room. well, we just have to buy a second camera because we can use it with the monitor we already have!
so if any of you are contemplating a video monitor, i would highly recommend it! it is so nice being able to see what noah is doing at all times when he is in his crib. we just sometimes sit and watch him sleep - you would be AMAZED at how much they move around at night and those random cries in the middle of the night, i can just look over and see what he is doing, which is usually sleeping. it definitely made the transition from our room to his own room A LOT easier!

29 weeks...

i thought this was only appropriate to follow up on the last blog...a picture of my growing belly! mostly due to baby, but i can't deny that those cookies could have helped...which is why i am in my workout attire!

i really have been awful about taking pictures of my belly with this pregnancy. i had every month captured when i was pregnant with noah. i think this is the first belly picture this time around...i think about it, but just don't get around to it. so per sarah's request, here is my big belly! (excuse the disgusting, i-just-worked-out look)

expected due date will be around september 30th (scheduled c-section.) so about 10 weeks left! yeah!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

shout out to tammy jean...

so i had my neice, bri, over last night and wanted to make a special treat with lots of chocolate...then i remember the best cookie recipe on this planet! this is super yummy and easy to make! make your favorite chocolate chip cookies (mine still don't come close to yours, kara, but i'm trying!) and right when you take them out of the oven, place a reese's cup right in the middle...the result is crazy delicious!
try it. try it TODAY!

thanks, tj, for introducing this to me... and the many pounds to gain from it!

Monday, July 14, 2008

girl's night out...

"Oh yes it 's ladies night
And the feelings right
Oh yes, it's ladies night
Oh what a night..."

we left the husbands and children at home and had a night on the town! these are some of the awesome friends i have made here in texas - our common bond - parker students' wives. i wish i had taken more pictures. we went to west village in dallas and did some window shopping, rode the historic m-line trolley, and dined (with actual grown-up conversation not interrupted by babies) at a fantastic restaurant called bread winners. those with some energy left, even braved the dollar movie for the last showing of "what happens in vegas."so much fun hanging out with these girls!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Rainy Days

So I got home and Sonya showed me the post of her and Noah spending their hot Texas days by the pool. One thing that they say about Texas is "if you don't like the weather, then wait ten minutes." That seems to ring true. So while Sonya and Noah cooled off by the pool in the morning, Noah and I cooled off in the rain in the evening.

playin' at the water park...

what's the best thing to do on a
hot, summer day in texas...

chill at the pool,

girl watch,

run around like a madman,

and look for planes!