Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Thanks for all of the encouraging mom responses! I wrote that in the heat of the moment, forgot about it, and then when people started calling me about it, I was having a serious moment of regret for venting on the internet. But it was so good to hear from all of you, so thank you. I couldn't be more excited, especially since she is due in THREE WEEKS AND ONE DAY!

So, last night I finally finished the seventh Harry Potter book. It was RIVETING and I'm so sad I'm done now. I've been reading the series since Christmas. What am I going to do with my life now?! You know, besides wait super-anxiously until the first installment of the seventh movie comes out this fall...

A friend and fellow blogger made her "summer bucket list" recently and it inspired me to do the same today.

There will also be a mini-birthday party for my friend, Abby, that includes turquoise-frosted dark chocolate raspberry cupcakes (in my red cupcake stand that was 50% off the day after Christmas, because it was "Christmas-y," but really it's just red- what a steal!) AND delicious coffee punch- thanks, Lynn!

I will also be fixing all of the things that have been bugging me about my wedding album (scrapbook) today.

AND I decided to make the baby a family photo book, so she'll know who her aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents are... so I think I'll be working on that today as well.

I am getting so sick of camp pizza and am going to cook myself dinner this Friday when it is served. Any summer-y suggestions?


  1. Get a pedicure! It seems so much more worth it in the summer when you can actually see your toes. and if you get one soon, those toes will be already for labor and delivery. Love you!

  2. The last time I got a pedicure, Lynn, I was so excited for it and then the girl who was doing it spoke NO (literally NO) English, tickled my feet the whole time, and then right before I left, I smudged the paint on my toe and had no way of explaining to her what happened. I'm thinking about asking Kyle to paint them for me next time. He might be good at that, right?

  3. You should read The Hunger Games, then Catching Fire then the third and final book comes out in August!

  4. I can get you a lot of great series. I read like crazy when I was nursing! As for projects, here is something I always wanted to do, make alphabet flashcards or and ABC book with the family. You can get almost every letter in the alphabet: A - Adeline, Al, Aunts; B - Brixton, Brooke, Betty; C-courtney, Condaps, Caleb; you get the idea

  5. Make this: tasty and easy!!!

    Spaghetti with Asparagus and Lemon Cream
    1 1/2 cups cream (we used half and half, I bet it would taste just as good with milk)
    1 1/2 cups chicken stock (You can use veggie stock if you want)
    1 tsp grated lemon zest
    1/4 cup lemon juice
    3/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
    14 oz spaghetti
    500 gm (1 lb) asparagus, trimmed
    1/4 cup parsely, chopped
    pepper and salt to taste

    Plcae the cream, stock and lemon zest in a frying panover medium heat and allo to simmer rapidly. Gradually whisk in the lemon juice, then stir in the parmesan cheese and cook for another 10 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.

    Place the spaghetti in a large pot of lightly salted boiling water and cook till al dente. Drain.

    Cut the asparagus into thirds and steam over boiling water until tender. (We just cooked it in a flat pan with just enough water to cover, like we always do.)

    To serve, toss the spagetti with the asparagus, lemon cream, parsley and salt. Serves 4.

    love you lady!!