Friday, July 22, 2011

post partum menu

since many of you expressed interest in my menu and recipes, i thought it would just be easiest to post it on here.  enjoy.

Post Partum Menu

Thursday, July 21, 2011

new job

i am loving my new job as a stay-at-home-wife.

i was worried that i would get bored/depressed.  nothing could be further from the truth.


  • i have made a whole slew of frozen meals for when the tyke gets here.  




with it's accompanying menu and instructions so that i don't have to use any brain power whatsoever when it comes time to prepare dinner.  {oh, don't worry - i'm not this organized - i had a lot of inspiration and help from my friend, sherry}




  • i completed my car seat canopy.  



  • i was able to attend institute with some friends from the ward.  it's held during the day every wednesday and lunch is served after. it's a lot of fun and i look forward to attending regularly.

  • i've been trying to figure out how to use my new lens.  once i get the hang of it, i think i will really like it.




Wednesday, July 13, 2011

the last day

today is my last day of work.  it is the strangest feeling that i can't even begin to describe.


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this baby should be waiting on my doorstep for me tonight.  i can't wait to play with it.



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i can't get dimply butt cheeks and squishy thighs out of my mind.

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here is our nursery.  simple & plain.  







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i've been thinking about this quote by john wooden a lot lately:

Talent is God-given. Be humble.
Fame is man-given. Be grateful.
Conceit is self-given. Be careful.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

foodie part 2

last year i listed a few places that we've eaten at.  i figured it was about time to add to the ever-growing list of places we've visited {and liked} in pittsburgh.  this edition is much better, in my opinion.


uncle sam's - really great sandwiches and fries.  there is nothing healthy about these sandwiches, so don't expect to go for a light meal, like subway.  my favorite is the ham & cheese sub.


the dor stop - yes, i spelled that right.  it's located in dormont, hence the spelling.  this place is always busy and it has a very small diner feel to it.  all of the staff is really friendly and they all look like they love their job.  the only thing i've gotten there is their raspberry french toast and i don't want to try anything else.  it's dipped in a crispy breading and then fried and smothered with a raspberry cream topping.




fuel & fuddle - located in the heart of oakland.  it's a fun atmosphere and i've been impressed with the food both times i've been.


waffalonia - we just went there for the first time tonight and it was so, so good.  if any of you SLC people have been to bruges, it's kind of like that.  they serve authentic belgium waffles that are a sugar-y, dough-y masterpiece.  i very, very strongly recommend the antwerp waffle with speculoos ice cream




la gourmandine - located on butler street in lawrenceville.  this french bakery has a variety of pastries/croissants/sandwiches/quiche.  the workers speak French.  i didn't quite know what to expect from this place, but it exceeded my expectations by a long shot.


razzy fresh - your typical fro yo place.  we haven't been to too many of these, so it's hard to give a good comparison, but we really liked their frozen yogurt.  they had a wide variety of flavors to choose from, as well as toppings.  i think my favorite yogurt flavors here are raspberry and original.


burgatory - they have helluva burgers and heavenly shakes.  this place is hilarious.  everything is based off of "purgatory" and their burgers get served with a devil's pitch fork {i have no idea what to call it}. their s'more milk shake is to die for.