Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Thoughts on homemaking....

So I've been making a mental list of all of the things I was to learn in my upcoming career as a Household Executive. Here's what I got so far (feel free to add your .02):

1) Learn to make the following from scratch:

Sushi - Y'all I'm in love with sushi rolls (I think I'm Asian on the inside). If I could have them every other meal I just might.


Cinnamon Rolls- I baked them out of can this weekend and it's just not the same (this one could be dangerous).

Sweet Sticky Rice - This stuff is divine.


Pecan Pie - Stephen's favorite

Green Tea Ice Cream - I love the texture.

(Can you tell my my sweet tooth has returned?)

2) I want to be able to sew piping on the edges of pillows, like my blogger friend Alyson has done so well here:



and actual garments like these:





3) Breast Feed (I hear this is a HUGE, initially excruciatingly painful, accomplishment)

That's all for now. This list will grow...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

All about fishing...

Here's what one does in Alaska:



I caught the first (and ahem biggest) fish of the day:





Stephen's fish just looks bigger:




55lbs of Silver Salmon:



Mmmm caviar:

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A few things...

Here are some baby things that I've been working on for a college friend. And by "been working on" I mean, I took my sewing machine to mine and Stephen's getaway weekend and set up shop while he watched football. Romantic huh? I just started a new job about a month ago and it leaves me with limited free time, so hey, why not sew in our hotel room?







Pre-pregnancy I could confidently say that I was a true Californian (meaning I lived on tofu and wheatgrass juice) and had never ordered an "Italian" sandwich with all sorts of saturated fatty meat (pepperoni, salami, ham) and vinegar and pepperchinis. But pregnancy has fixed that one. I think I've ordered this sandwich from Subway like at least ten times now. And I have to have loads of those pungent peppers in every bite.



Another side note, I've started to exercise again and I was really worried because I've been experiencing sharp pains when I turn a certain way throughout the day or when I turn over at night, but I was relived when I found out it's what you call Round Ligament pain. Completely normal. Thank God!



And Stephen and I are headed to Alaska on Saturday for eight days! My in-laws gave us advantage miles and we're going to visit our good friends Daniel and Melissa. They moved to Homer last summer and we've been itching to visit them.



We all went to Turkey together in 2005, before any of us were dating. Crazy how different we all look now. All grown up and stuff.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Tech Game at Two Brothers

Here's what we did this weekend...



Daniel (above) and Stephen went to Tech together.

We watched the Texas Tech game at a sports bar called Two Brothers. And they had the game on ALL 16 TVs, yeah baby! It was packed out with Tech fans. And of course we beat New Mexico. And ate Calamari and queso (and I might've had a little sip of Stephen's beer and margarita...oh how I miss margaritas). It was so fun to be at a kinda watching party, I am such a cheerleader at heart =). And there were lots of kids and several couples there with new babies. Stephen and I had fun talking about how we'll deck out our little one in Tech stuff. We're both getting really excited to have this baby. More from me later. Off to work...

Thursday, September 2, 2010

16 weeks



As promised, here's the bump at almost 18 weeks. Not flattering, but I couldn't put this pic off another day (this belly won't stop growing! and I feel like I'm already running out of room!), so I had Stephen take it as soon as I got home from work today.

Odd cravings: All things vinegarish, greek or italian dressings, lemonade (I tried to drink my weight in it yesterday...let's just say my bowels didn't thank me. at all.), tart desserts (lemon pie, sorbet), severely cold beverages.

Odd aversions: Bacon (super gag), coffee (what?!), chicken by itself (I can eat it in a salad or mixed with stuff, but not solo), buttery sauces, ALL things fried, dog breath, strong perfume smells.

New "take it or leave it's": Ice cream, chocolate (another what?!), sweets in general, etc.

Honestly, food still isn't a happy occasion, not drudgery like before, but just not normal. If I could just drink my way through pregnancy I'd be a happy camper. But this little one needs food, so eating is like a major focus of my day. We go for our next sonogram soon, so I'll definitely post details about that...like the gender!

What were your odd cravings or aversions?