Sunday, August 28, 2011

25 Weeks + another Wedding!

Another week gone by...this one went by especially fast because we had a long weekend.  My cousin, Eric got married this past weekend and Brie cheered at the first football game of her senior year (tear!) Thursday night so we made the rounds and got to see everyone!  Thursday was a REALLY long day so my eyes were pretty much closed at this point...

Friday, I took my grandma to see my mom's new school and then we headed to San Antonio to get ready for the rehearsal dinner.  I took my 25 week pics at my aunt Cindy's house in her fabulous backyard...

She is still about the size of an eggplant this week, but is starting to get some body fat now...her and I both!!  I am starting to get really tired again, and sleeping isn't quite as easy as it used to be but I am managing...staying busy helps.

Some pics from the rehearsal and the dinner we had a Maggianos...I can't figure out how to arrange them any other way but one after another, so its gonna be a long one!

Abigal and Cindy - Mother of the Groom
Britt & her Dad
Bride & Groom!
Wita & Eric
Abigail & Wita
Barry & I
Cora, always the life of the party
This is my favorite picture of the night, Wita & Richard with all the grandkids...all my first cousins.  This was the first time in a while we had all been together so we had a great time at the "kids' table."

Saturday morning started off with a Bridal Luncheon...

Us with the Bride
She stayed awake for this party! =)
Brooke, Holly & Brie
Getting ready & Pre-wedding...

Holly & Mom
Brooke, Brie & Lisa
Hair before...
AMAZING hair after!
Britt & I
House party
Flower Girl
The Paweleks
 And...the reception...
Mom & Mimi
Mr & Mrs Udell!
The other Udell family
Cake table...they were DELISH!
Eric, Barry & Forrest
Tia Sylvia & Tio Bullie...Saturday was their 51st anniversary!!!
Adam, Eric, Barry & Michael
Udell girls...Abigail was quite the party animal! 
Brie, Cindy, Holly & Brooke
Adam & Holly
Eric & all his girl cousins!
Love this one!
Mom & I
doing the cupid shuffle...Becky embarrassing Holly!
Dad & I
Bad picture of their last dance
And the after party...(sorry, Brie...your brother-in-law made me do it!)

What a great weekend!  I am so thankful for my wonderful, huge family and that we are all so close and have such a fun time together...looking forward to the next time!

Sawyer update to come later this week, we have another doctor's appointment on Thursday...and hopefully at least a recipe or two this week!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

24 Weeks & Nursery Update!

Time is flying!  24 weeks have gone by already...

We had big plans to go out on a date Friday night since it was almost the end of preseason camps, and we are able to eat dinners together again...but pizza on the couch sounded like a much better plan at the end of a 12 hour day!  I may or may not have been asleep on the couch before taking these.............

Barry went to a conference last week and picked up all sorts of goodies - TONS of pens for me, a beach toy for Sawyer, and Lori even got a new toy...which she wanted to show off in the pics and did not put down all night.

Sawyer the eggplant is growing quickly!  I am hoping working normal hours now that preseason is over will help with my super tiredness, but I'm not holding my breath.

Barry's parents and sister, Tammy, came to visit us Saturday and Sawyer now has a mattress for her bed =)  Thanks to Grandma and Grandpa!  We had a really nice, quick visit with them...did some nursery shopping and went to a nice dinner Saturday night, church and lunch Sunday morning.  Sawyer was going CRAZY during church this morning...not sure if that is good or bad??  Was she excited to be there, or will she be the kid screaming during service???  I'm hoping for option A.

I feel like we have finally made some progress for the nursery.  I ordered some fabric swatches that I am going to have the bedding and curtains made out of.

Bedskirt from the one on top, sheet and part of the curtains with the one on the bottom.  I ordered this rocking chair and ottoman...

But, it will be in this blue color to match the fabric...

I also picked up some random things here and there for her room...

I am going to use that planter to display a few books in...not flowers.  And, I am doing bird accents...hence the bird cage and bird frame.  My super talented cousin Brooke is going to paint a canvas or two for the walls with birds...I can't wait to see what she comes up with!

Lori has moved on from her confusion about what is going on in our house and is now just bored with us.

She has such a rough life.  Off to watch the is BACK!  My favorite time of year =)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Gus's Casserole

This is one of my mom's recipes that she got from my grandma (maybe?) so I have zero part in making this original besides my usual substitutions (lean meat, low sodium ingredients).  But, it is something that we like to eat and every time I want to make it I have to call my mom for the recipe because I always I am writing it down!  Why I can't remember this super easy recipe, I don't know...I'll blame it on being pregnant =)

I am not sure where the name came from, but that's what my mom calls it.  I guess it's a fav of my dad's, or maybe it was my grandfather?

I also didn't take pictures of the whole process because I made it late one night last week and I was too tired!  And, Barry had done the noodles for me and there really isn't much else to it!

So...grab the following...

1 bag of egg noodles (I only had about 3/4 of a bag which worked just fine)
1 pound of lean ground beef (90/10 at least)
1 can Healthy Request Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 cup low fat sour cream (Greek Yogurt would work too)
1 can low sodium/no salt added corn
1 small jar of pimientos (I can't remember how big, they are mostly just for color anyways)

Preheat the oven to 350.  Boil the noodles.  Brown and drain the ground beef.  Combine all the ingredients together in a casserole dish.  Bake for 25-30 minutes.  Done.

I topped mine with some Panko break crumbs just for kicks, but not necessary!

As much as I am enjoying the marching band practicing outside my office (yes, my office is inside), I think that's my cue to go out to practice!


Saturday, August 13, 2011

23 Weeks

This week has flown by!!  14 hour work days will do that to you I guess!  As exhausting as it is, its been a really fun week...I have never been more thankful for my job.  I am feeling pretty good, just be expected.  But the constant eating all day is keeping me going for sure!  People have started to ask if I am pregnant and when I am due and all that...which I am actually pretty excited about because maybe that means I am looking more than just a little chubby now.  I think some of the athletes are relieved to know that their dietitian isn't just packing on the pounds for no reason =)  I am almost to the 10 pound mark...moving up quickly with all these food desserts around (I sort of feel like its my job to sample everything...maybe?)...but trying to keep the weight gain as slow as possible so I am getting my veggies and cardio in every day.  And speaking of veggies, Sawyer is the size of an ear of corn this week...whatever that means.  She is about 8.5 inches long, gaining about 6 oz a week and kicking me ALL the time!

I had my intern take my pictures at work today (she probably thinks I am a total weirdo!) because Barry left before I got up yesterday to go out of town, so they are one day late.  I am also very thankful for interns so I could get an extra hour or two of sleep!

That is my shirt wrinkled...not my belly button sticking out =)
Off to the stadium...we have our first scrimmage today.  This will be my first non-Aggie "game" and I'm pretty excited about it!  Then a bachelorette party tonight and off to a team retreat with volleyball tomorrow (the location is still a secret to the team, but I know where we are going and I am EXCITED!)...oh August...

I hope to get back to cooking again soon, one more week of preseason camps left.  I did manage to make Barry dinner one night this week so I will post that recipe when I get back in town Tuesday, hopefully!