Sunday, February 25, 2007

Snow and More

Again, more snow. Well this is actually snow not sleet. The last big winter storm on Valentine's Day was five inches of sleet. I have never seen anything like it. It was as hard as a rock and could not be moved with a shovel. We still have huge mounds of ice from the parking lots and streets being plowed. Now we have five inches of snow. Snow is much easier to deal with and melts away much quicker than our wonderful lingering ice.

Hope you enjoy these beautiful pictures. There was enough snow to have snow cream and it was delicious. I love it so much, too much, I wanted to eat the whole thing.

A family update. My sister, Aimee, is due April 16th and has had to have contractions stopped once. She is on bedrest (and has a 2 1/2 year old to chase) and we are praying that she will carry the baby full term or at least until it is safe to deliver. Please pray for the safety of Aimee and the baby (Nate).

I am feeling much better. I have had some terrible morning sickness and am glad to be having a few waves throughout the day instead of most of the day. Hopefully I am going to be getting better each day until I get my energy back.

Mili is learning something new every minute and is talking up a storm (mostly another language that mommy doesn't quite understand). I hope I am not shaking my head yes to anything that I will regret later. She is a joy and some days I want two or three more of her (other get the picture).

Church was cancelled today because of all the snow and I am going to miss my refueling time with fellow Christians. I miss church when we are unable to attend. I also miss teaching the sixth grade girls and finding out what is going on in their worlds. I feed off their excitement and energy.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Sweet, Sweet Gift!

Here a few pics of my Valentine present. I woke up to the sweet aroma of sugar cookies this morning. Brian was in the kitchen baking me a bouquet of a dozen flower cookies. He made the cookie dough and piped out the stems and baked them and then carefully shaped the flowers and baked them. Next he assembled them with some icing and then wrote something on each flower that he loves about me. I already ate the "laugh" cookie flower (so the picture only shows 11 flowers.

I love homemade gifts. I think they are much more thoughtful than if someone spends very little time to go and buy something.

I feel really blessed to have Brian as my lovely husband. He is very thoughtful and romantic. Life couldn't get any better.

I was also able to spend some extra time with Brian and Mili this morning in bed because Brian's work was delayed due to 4 inches of snow and lots of ice on top. He had a little trouble getting out of the parking lot here and getting onto the campus at work, but the main roads were pretty good.

Hope you all have a lovely Valentine's Day!!!
Hugs and Kisses

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Another Belly Picture

I am 10 1/2 weeks pregnant and can't wait until my first trimester is over. I enjoy my second trimester so much more (I did with Mili, but this pregnancy has been so different that I never know what will happen next).

Brian and I went on our first date since we moved here more than a year ago (to celebrate both of our birthdays, Brian's is tomorrow). We left Mili with the family that will be watching her when I deliver Popcorn. They were excited to watch her and I wanted her to get used to the home so she is not scared to stay with them when we go to have the baby. It will make me feel so much better to know that she is comfortable while I am very uncomfortable at the hospital. It seems as if I have already blogged about this but I have pregnant brain so you will just have to forgive me for duplicating this topic. Anyway, Brian and I had fun at Macaroni Grill (I am craving pasta these days, don't know what it will be tomorrow). Then we walked around at the Rio. The Rio is a place that is like a little town in itself. It has everything....sports store (two stories), Target (two stories), Kohls, lots of restaurants, Lindt's (who can live without chocolate), salons, bakeries, and many little specialty shops. We still have not seen everything there. We enjoyed our night of eating and walking around (in the extreme cold).