Monday, December 31, 2012


what a year... 


 bought a house

Celebrated my last days as a single gal with my favorite ladies

married the man of my dreams

relaxed and honeymooned in Belize 

and of course found out we were expecting. 

cheers to 2012 and an even better 2013

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

First comes love, then comes marriage....

This years Christmas seems to be the best yet. So much to be thankful for.

 Most importantly, little Baby B. Expected arrival June 26, 2013.

excuse blogger.... they dont seem to want to make it right side up.

Our teeny tiny Christmas miracle sure to make things merry and bright.

Monday, December 17, 2012

As I wrapped Christmas presents on Saturday, I could not wrap my mind around the previous days events. 27 families will no longer be the same. 20 mothers and fathers losing their tiniest of loves. 6 families suffering through their loved ones heroic acts and a father who is left wondering why. Prayers to the families, the town and the children whose innocence is forever gone.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Confessional Friday

 Weekly Confessions... here you go! 

I confess that Kristina Braverman had me absolutely terrified and sent me straight into ugly cry mode. That video. God help us all.

Also, speaking of TV. I confess that I can not wait for Downton Abbey to start again. If you don't watch this show yet.... hurry up, you have 3 weeks to watch the first 2 seasons. 

I confess that I am dying to get all of my Christmas presents wrapped and under the tree. Not because Christmas is only 11 days away (what?!?!) but because the 101 lb. mangy monster is in St. Louis and I don't trust the presents to be under the tree while he is here. That's like putting a steak in front of a lion and asking him to not eat it. But for the next 7 days, my presents can sit under there safe from harm slobber.

I confess that there is so much change happening around here. Everyday seems to bring something new. An exciting 2013 is sure to be had!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Gobble Gobble!

Right out of the gates, we decided to host our first holiday. I'd have to say it went pretty good. A few rookie mistakes, but no one walked away with salmonella so I can't really complain. 

The food all came out of the oven, looked delightful, smelled better, piping hot (except the mashed potatoes, we'll get to that later) annnnnddd as everyone sat down at the table, my husband decided that we should just serve salad first. What?!? If it wasn't so quiet at that given moment in time I wouldn't have stopped kicking his shins under the table! 

So, we ate our salads while everything got cold. In comes the potatoes. While everyone is piling their plates, my dad ever so nervously mentions that the mashed potatoes are ice cold. We cook the potatoes before hand, add all of the fixings and then put them in the oven right before dinner. Apparently, not long enough and lets be honest the potatoes are the real reason for the season. A few zaps in the microwave and they were back to tip top shape and although the food may have been a bit chilly, it was still a wonderful holiday. A lot to be thankful for this year!

the table 

the bird

 officially the man of the house