Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Christmas Dinner

On othere news we need to decide what we want for Christmas dinner. I think a smorgas board of Italian. There are some great salads, pastas, and breads that are so so yummy! But we all need to vote on it. What are your ideas? Then Allie can you stick up a poll again? I don't know how to do that.

Today is a good day!

I don't know about all of you but today is a very good day. I haven't mentioned to many of you that I have been changing my life style. I decided that if I am going to tell people that they need to eat healthy and excersise, then i need to do it too. Sometime in the Summer I decided this. I am not dieting, but I am eating less and more healthy snacks inbetween meals. So it feels like I am eating more frequently. I still eat brownies once in a while, have some icecream here and there. I also have been taking the stairs at clinicals (it amounts to 4-5 flights of stairs (good thing I come early, I end up breathing hard at the end). So why is today such a good day? It is because I weighed 238lbs for so long and today I stepped on the scale and saw 228! Today is my 10lb mark. It has been years since I have seen that! So I thought you should all share in my exciting news! That is if any of you still read the blog site . . .

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Be Prepared

Since school started, Tim and I have been scrambling with meals (which is difficult because I'm ALWAYS hungry!)  We spend all day Mon-Thurs on campus.  We wait for each other at the Institute, which is nice because we have a place to store our food.  We also get two free meals a week there, but that isn't enough.  We are very tired of sandwiches and don't have enough time throughout the week to make anything else. 
4 quarts of Spaghetti Sauce
Saturday we slaved over a solution.  We made spaghetti sauce because it's versatile, making pasta is incredibly quick, and it will last us a while.  The chili and chowder wont last as long as the sauce will, but they should be hearty enough for a meal while we're at school.  We freeze them in meal size portions for two.  That way we can just grab one out of the freezer the night before, and viola, lunch is made!!
4 quarts of Chili
Miracles of miracles, we even managed to keep the kitchen clean while cooking, so we only had minor clean up after.  When we walked into the kitchen this morning, Tim and I had to wonder if yesterday even happened...There wasn't a trace of three meals being cooked in there yesterday, not even the trace of one...It was weird. 
4 quarts of Corn Chowder
Tim is just swamped with homework and I am plagued with no energy.  We are so excited and proud of ourselves for being prepared for the coming weeks. Oh yea!  And I made a batch of cookies yesterday because I've been itching to bake.  They we're delicious.

Aaaaaand...because my brother Matt asked "how pregnant" I am, here's how pregnant I am:
19 weeks down.

I put this stripy shirt on and Tim and I both were surprised, I guess there really is a bun in that oven.  I have even been able to feel her kick for about two weeks now.  It's a really really really weird feeling, but such an exciting experience!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

More baby photos!!!!

I love these little leggings from Grandpa Bergera and Annette, so cute!

What a stinkin cutie! I LOVE the smile!!

Abby and my sisters little puppy. Abby wasn't quite sure if she liked the puppy or not, lol!

With my baby girl getting bigger and smarter every day I decided I better take a moment to write about what she is up to....

First off, my baby has 5 teeth now! I still find it hard to believe she is getting big enough for teeth let alone, 5! She has three on bottom (front two and one on her right side) and two on top (not the middle two but the next two back). She is teething like crazy now and though she is a little more fussy then she has been before she is still so silly and funny and just LOVES smiling and laughing and talking!

Abby is EVERYWHERE now days! She is crawling all over the place, up and down stairs (with supervision mind you) from this room to that room, getting into everything, making a mess and though I don't really love cleaning up after her (like that will ever end, lol!) I LOVE that my baby girl is growing and getting so smart and just loves to explore.

Some of the fun things that make Abby laugh...
  • When we imitate dog or cat sounds
  • Singing to her and making goofy faces while we do it
  • Tickling her! She is so ticklish (just like her daddy) and I love it!!!
  • Peek-a-boo or hide-in-seek, she espeically loves it when her daddy puts a sheet on her head and Abby will pull it off and we say "Boo!"
  • One of our newest games is I will hold Abby and look around and say, "Where is my Abby?" and she will smile and almost laugh and then I look at her and say, "There she is!" and she will just laugh and laugh and laugh!! I love it!
She is just so much fun and Matt and I know we are so incredibly blessed to have her in our life. She makes the sun rise and fall for us and brings so much joy. Matt and I joke about how good she looks in yellow with her blond hair but really she is our sunshine and we just don't how we got so lucky. We love you Abby girl!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Swan Song

To this site,
no more will I write.
In spite of some ability,
I've lost my credibility.
A swan song, then,
With this pen,
Is written down
within the sound
That yet remains
(in spite of pains)
of my own song,
right or wrong.
And so I end
this with my pen.

Daddy D. on the demise of his imagination