24 February 2009

20 February 2009

Date Night

Recently Scott's job has been more demanding than other times...affording us very little time together. This has been hard in many ways, but we keep reminding ourselves that 1.Scott has a job and 2.Because of this job I have not needed to work as much, and hopefully will need to work very little when our little guy arrives. My husband, our home and our child are my first priorities.

A while ago we had started making Thursday nights 'Date Night'. While this has not always been held as an actual date night, we always have that option on Thursday nights to declare "date night" and devote the night to one another. I do feel that dating when you are married is way more fun than before marriage :-)

In light of last night being Thursday and Scott being home at 6 and not having spent much time together recently, we made it an official date night. What did we do? Well let me tell you...First, I made gorditas. Yum! Our only question was, what makes this different than a taco? Still they were delicious. Then, inspired my Elizabeth's mention of monster cookies in a recent post, we made a 1/2 batch of monster cookies. I mention 1/2 batch because a whole one, those of you in the Pearce family would know, makes 12 dozen cookies!!! That's more than my kitchen aid can handle---I've tried. The only tweaking I do to the recipe is that I only put in M&M's and I undercook the cookies, so they are chewy. Then, since we have not had the chance to do this, we put together the stroller and the pack 'n' play. (By "we" I mean, Scott did it, while I encouraged him and then laughed when he was briefly outwitted by the pack 'n' play. :-)) And we have pictures...

They're a little dark, but you get the idea.

Lastly, we realized that we have not taken a "belly picture" in a while (you can tell how into this we are.). So here is the belly at 32 weeks--yes, that's right, the beginning of month 8. I'll have to post on my little freak out yesterday at some other time. And please excuse the appearance of me in the pic, it's pre-bedtime.

(I'm kind of doing a cheerleader pose....hmmm...)

Anyhow, here's to date night!

16 February 2009

fun baby-stuff pics

Amidst all the excitement of getting, washing, assembling and sorting many baby things, I did have the time to finish the curtains for the nursery. I also was able to make a cushion/pad-type thing for the cradle. We did attempt to buy a mattress for the cradle, but since it was made my grandfather it is not a standard size. Therefore, I needed to make something for the baby to sleep on! No problem, it was a cinch. Here are some of the pics of the baby's room!

This weekend we visited my family in Montrose and my Aunt Diana (dare I say my favorite aunt? maybe I shouldn't...) gave us a little "shower" gift. This is the cutest outfit ever!!! No offense to anyone who may have bought us some clothing, you must understand I am biased toward things of the barnyard. So here you go:

It's a moo-moo outfit!!!

The right sleeve says "Here a Moo"

The left sleeve says "There a Moo" :-)

And the tush has a tail!!! Ha Ha, Scott's response to this, "Does the tail come off?"

13 February 2009

Hallmark Day

To commemorate this Hallmark Day I have couple of romantic things for my faithful followers (and by faithful followers I mean Liz and Shana :-)

First, a picture of the flowers that my sweetie pie sent me for love day...

Isn't he sweet? (I love Callas)

Then lastly, a mood setting song/video...

Romantic, eh? Hope it gets you in the mood for some smooching!

Happy Valentine's Day!

04 February 2009


Yes, I know it's been awhile. I'm really not sure what to say though. Nothing exciting is going on. We are approaching week 30. I get to take the Glucose Tolerance test on Friday. Please pray I'm not diabetic!!! Baby P's head is down, he sticks his little toes in my right ribs quite often now. Which, by the way, is not as uncomfortable as it sounds, I just poke him back where he belongs. I can say that pregnancy does really start to take it's toll right about now. I feel large, a lot, and I can't sleep through the night, a lot. But, alas, only 10 more weeks (give or take).

This season has really flown and in some instances it seems really long...and it's a little surreal. Scott was thinking out loud the other day, "Man, you've been pregnant forever...I can't wait until this is over!" I concur. It's not that I mind being pregnant, or that I don't want to be...but, I'm super excited to meet our little guy and also I'm super excited to be me again. Also, I can't wait for people to stop asking me how I'm feeling and commenting on my body and my clothes...yadda yadda... It's cute in the beginning, but it gets tiring. So anyway, about those Steelers... :-)

I will post a pic soon, of the ever growing belly and of the nursery. I have one more curtain to finish sewing and then that will be done.

Until then, check out the crock-potting blog on my blog roll, it's cool!