Wednesday, March 24, 2010

bon appétit!!

had breakfast and a movie with maria this morning. breakfast was mama ham's buttermilk waffles and we watched julie & julia while we crocheted our baby blankets. we both were craving brie and baguettes afterward!

julia child would be proud of all the butter i used


it's a little belated but....

i found some luck while watering my plants this week :)

Monday, March 22, 2010

i got the Bell's!

i always knew i was 1 in a 1,000,000!... or 2 in 10,000, medically speaking.

i caught bell's palsy on friday which causes your face to be partially paralyzed temporarily. it's caused by a virus that pinches a nerve in your forehead, causing partial paralysis on one side of the face for about 10 days to 3 weeks. just like the common cold it has no cure, so you just sort of let it run it's course. pregnant women are 4 times more likely to get it. thankfully i have a mild case.

audrey and i are fine as it's completely harmless, only just extremely odd looking. personally i think my smile is quite disarming, but the unblinking right eye and constant tearing, plus occasional drooling is sort of creepy. a doctor friend of ours said it helps to keep trying to use the affected muscles so i'm going to continue to smile my quasimodo smile. only if you see me at the grocery store or something, please don't react like my mother did when she saw me, ("hahaha look at her! she's not faking!!")

i'm supposing God has decided to teach me humility during these last few weeks of Lent, just in case the extra 30 pounds i'm packing just weren't doing it. :)

oh, and THIS!

it's sandal weather!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

a happy saint patrick's day to you!

be jealous. be very jealous of my lothlorien pin my dear mother gave to me for christmas one year. it's perfect to wear on saint patrick's day!

i've been very absent lately on the blogging front. i can't seem to focus on anything more than three minutes these days. i have a snuggly baby blanket i need to finish crocheting before my little snuggly baby arrives. i love to crochet but having a deadline makes it feel surprisingly like a homework project. a deadline that could come any time!

i wanted to share a few pictures of my exploding jasmine on the back porch. oh, you just can't imagine the sweet smell that waifs into my bedroom at night! so sweet! i'm trying to train it to climb the post, but i need to get garden ties and tie it up first. one step at a time i suppose.

my sister gave me these adorable measuring cups! thanks valerie!

Friday, March 5, 2010

photos from audrey's baby shower

thanks to dionne, with help from maria and laura, the shower turned out beautiful! thank you girls!