Thursday, December 16, 2010


I went to Boston on the weekend of July 4th with my cousin Susan. Little did I know Miss Stella Grace was beginning her development. So here is my baby girls first trip out of Florida and my first trip to Boston! 

 View of Boston
 Me on the trolly
 Fennway Park
Boston Commons
 Harvard Statute (I rubbed his shoe for luck!)
 Oldest fire station in Boston
 Boston Library
 The church across the street from  the library
 Me in front of Paul Reveres house
 Paul Reveres House
 Best pastry's in Boston
On the flight home

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

12 Days of Christmas

I am doing a 12 days of Christmas goals list... these are things I WILL accomplish in the next 12 days!
  1. Work out for at least 8 days out of the next 12
  2. Paint 2nd bedroom(baby room)
  3. Finish the master bath (Steven's help)
  4. Finish ALL laundry
  5. Complete shopping and have all presents wrapped by Sunday Dec. 19th
  6. Paint 4th bedroom (play room/office)
  7. Organize all bills/papers
  8. Pick a mural out for the baby room
  9. Design and set up baby room
  10. Have a date or two night with Steven
  11. Take a drive and look at lights
  12. Enjoy Christmas

Friday, December 3, 2010

Pasta Sauce Recipes

I recently have been going to the local farmers market when I can. Every time I go I have purchased a pasta (so far I have 3 different ones). I am now trying to figure out how I should make them. What kind of sauces should I use with the different flavors: sun-dried tomato, pepper blend, and a garlic blend. Also, what meats and veggies should I add. So far I have found:
  • Lemon Sauce-
  • Tomato Sauce-
  • Mushroom/Zucchini Sauce-
  • Rosemary/Garlic Sauce-
    I want to make dinner more exciting! Not over done or fancy, just different. I don't like doing the same recipes all the time and I want to mix it up a bit. I need to prepare for making child friendly foods. Granted I have a while but it never hurts to start early.

    Wednesday, December 1, 2010

    Gift Registries

    I have finally finished up my registries. It took awhile because I put a lot of thought and did a lot of  research before deciding what we needed/wanted. I am very happy with my end results but I have been watching (for quite sometime) how many items actually get purchased off of a registry. In the past 3-4 years I have been to over 15 bridal and baby showers. Recently, I went to a bridal shower and noticed that she did get quite a few items off her registries (50 of 130). I also have gone to three baby showers in the past few months and have noticed that most of the items given are NOT on the persons registry. I went back and looked over each registry to verify... 1st shower only 26 of 123 items were purchased, 2nd shower 23 of 90 items were purchased, and the 3rd shower 20 of 106 (5 of which I know were me!).

    So here are my questions: Why bother with registering if people are just going to give you what they think is best? Why put so much time into it, especially if you have to buy everything yourself anyway? I understand straying a little bit (like baby clothes) but to give something completely different (ex. you register for Born Free bottles and someone gets you Avent)? I am not sure I get that.

    I am not trying to complain or sound mean, I just honestly want to know. I remember getting most of what I registered for when I got married but its seems to be different with baby showers and I want to financially prepare myself for the possibility of  having to go back and purchase what I need. I have not had my own baby shower yet so I will keep you posted but I was just curious. Please feel free to tell me what you think.