Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Blessings for Baby

A fellow Navy wife gave me an awesome high chair today. It's solid wood, attractive and very unique. I really like it-plus it was free. She purchased the high chair from a Swedish company called Svan. I've been searching online for the chair because it's so different and I wanted to read an instruction manual of some sort. The chair can be modified as the baby get's older to become a "regular" chair. It also came with an extra seat cushion and the rubber guard on the tray to keep the wood protected and make clean up easy.

Ohhh I'm so excited!

She has a 4 year old boy and now that he's growing out of the baby/toddler stage she's blessing me with his baby items. She also gave me two safety gates, a training potty, and an umbrella stroller. She's a very nice lady with good taste in "stuff" and I'm feeling blessed by her generosity.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Gorgeous pics of Guam

Yesterday was my last day of class at PIU. The school had a retreat this weekend (I didn't go but I heard all about it) One of the guests was an amazing photographer. I just checked out his blog and he took some pictures of Guam that are AMAZING. Who knew this island could be so beautiful?

The church I attend allowed PIU to have the retreat on their campus so in the pictures you'll see some interior shots of our church.

Anyways go to danfieldsphotographyblog.com and take a look at some pretty awesome photos. The first few posts are pictures of people but if you scroll down you'll see the Guam pics. There are quite a few from Chammorro Village-which happens every Wednesday night.


Saturday, October 17, 2009

23 weeks and 2 days

Here they are (about a month late considering my last preggo photo was taken at 17 weeks)


Monday, October 5, 2009

mmmmm....Zuppa Toscana Soup

I get my soup fix while Greg is gone. I love to eat soup -Greg doesn't. Soup is healthy (usually) and freezes well. I make a big pot and eat soup until I'm tired of it and freeze the rest. My neighbor came over to use my stand mixer to make butter cream frosting for a birthday cake she was making. In return for letting her use my stand mixer she left me a pint of cream and some sugar (I love free food)

I was tempted to make ice cream with the cream but when I saw kale on sale for 97 cents a bunch I thought of Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana Soup. I read a few recipes online and than decided to just wing it and make my own-it turned out so yummy. This was my first time adding cream to soup-I usually make a roux or add milk to make a creamy soup. I wouldn't put this soup on the top of my healthy foods list but it sure is yummy. It's been a while since I've been to Olive Garden so I can't really compare flavors but I think my version is pretty good. It's heavy on the kale and light on the sausage-to make me feel better about eating it. It's delicious!

I think if I served it as a first course to a meal-Greg would like it (he just hates soup as "the meal")


I'm so happy-I got e-mails from my hubby!

After 3 weeks I have finally heard from Greg. I received about a half dozen e-mails today-none of them were in order and there were some gaps in days but I didn't care- just to read something from Greg was a joy. And now I can rest assured that Greg knows we are having a boy and he's happy!