Saturday, November 26, 2011

Our Thanksgiving Weekend

Boy oh boy am I glad to have Thanksgiving over with... I could not possibly eat another food item this weekend if my life depended on it! Taylor and I had a great time visiting our families but we are also so grateful to be home and resting now. Traveling across the state (Texas-- huge) is tiring. I wanted to share a couple of highlights from the weekend!

Best Recipe: Pioneer Woman's Scrumptious Apple Pie
Recipe and picture via

I made this pie with the help of my mom for Taylor's family's Thanksgiving. It was delicious and pretty easy to make! It is pretty deep, so I would recommend making it as a deep dish pie or even in a square dish.

Greatest Black Friday deal: Pottery Barn's Small Arm Comfort Glider

Taylor and I were crazy Black Friday shoppers and we hit the outlet mall around 11:30 pm on Thursday night. I was thinking how out of my mind I was being, but all in all it was not bad! Taylor dropped me off at Pottery barn at 11:35 or so (they opened at midnight) and I was 6th in line! We were in hopes of a crib-- but they did not have a single one in the store! However, Taylor came across the best deal of all!!!! He found the Comfort Arm Glider, without a slipcover, for $99.00! The chair is regularly $819.00 + $99.00 delivery from the store or catalog.... we paid $90.00 total. The chair was priced $99, then we were given 10% off for being early birds! Well worth the 10 minute drive from my parent's house and waiting in line for about 15 minutes! Needless to say-- we were pretty excited about that find and saved ourselves a big chunk of change!!!

One holiday down, one more to go! We are getting geared up for Christmas around here! Check back soon for decoration ideas, gift ideas and recipes for Christmas!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The greatest Thanksgiving story

Have you ever heard of Sarah Hale?? Chances are, you have not... this is my favorite part of the "history" or lesson behind Thanksgiving. I loved reading this story to my class and was shocked myself, because I never knew about this woman until a few days ago! My students had never heard of her either...
Sarah Josepha Buell Hale (October 24, 1788 - April 30, 1879) was an American writer and an influential editor. She is the author of the nursery rhyme"Mary Had a Little Lamb". She famously campaigned for the creation of the American holiday known as Thanksgiving, and for the completion of the Bunker Hill Monument.

I just wanted to share the highlight of my Thanksgiving week so far!

Monday, November 14, 2011

25 Weeks and a CELEBRATION

This week marks our 25th week in pregnancy and a big ol' celebration for Taylor who was sworn into the State Bar of Texas... because he did indeed pass the bar exam!!! Here are a few pictures of our weekend!

No belly picture this week, but trust me... it's growing at a rapid rate! Luke is still very very very active and now we can see his movement and not just feel it! According to my app he is 131/2 inches long and weighing in at over a pound and a half!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

24 Weeks

Halloween came and went... here are a few pictures from our little gathering at home with my friend Courtney. I loved having trick or treaters. This was our first year to be able to pass out candy. We had a great time!

This week, we are 24 weeks along! Mr. Luke is active, but I can tell when he is asleep (at least I think so). I am growing rapidly these days. All of a sudden my belly popped! I am now wearing maternity jeans and have been for a couple of weeks. I did buy some tops this week, they are much better! All of my other tops were becoming too short!

This week was also the first time I was asked about being pregnant in public... It was from the man doing my pedicure, a little odd, but he asked my due date! So funny to me that it was a man because I always thought it would be some cute mom in Target with advice for me. ha ha!!

So here it is... the bump at 24 weeks!

p.s. This weekend I baked one recipe from pinterest. I am sure you have seen them... smores crescent rolls! They were delicious! I highly recommend you try them out asap!!