Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Poor Baby

So I have now experienced being a mommy to a sick baby, not fun. It all started with a cough and some congestion, now we are doing breathing treatments every four to six hours. The doctor said he just has a virus, but it is causing him to wheeze a little. Hence the breathing treatments, which he absolutely HATES! I feel so bad when we have to hold his arms down and hold this dragon mask (I guess they are trying to make it fun for the kid, whatever.) to his face. However, it is already making him sound better thank goodness!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Why Target Why

Why is it when I walk into a Target for one thing, I walk out with ten? Last night all I needed was a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (bought the Target brand, much cheaper) and you see what I walked out with. However I would like to say that I bought all of those goodies for $45. Let me explain how - first of all I love their "vintagy tees" they are so comfy $9.99, secondly I needed a rug by the back door in my den so I got the one in the photo for $3.99 and the rug pad for $2.99, bunny ears from the $1 section in the front. Now here is the fun part, you know how they have the "Global Bazaar" once a year? Well all of that stuff was 75% off. So I got the little oil painting, regularly $60 for $14.99 and the $24.99 pillow for $6. Love Target.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Not So Thin Mints...

That is what the Girl Scouts of America should call them. There is nothing thin about 7 grams of fat and 150 calories per 4 (VERY small) cookies. They have been chillin' in the freezer, perfect temp for consumption. I have already had half a sleeve. Do I go ahead and finish the sleeve and do the same with the second tomorrow? It is so hard to stop once you start especially when a have whole new gallon of ice cold milk. Anyone else taking down sleeves of girl scout cookies?

Sunday, February 18, 2007

We're Back...

Michael and his fellow 5th years! They have worked so hard!
Michael and Will in the hotel wearing their hats!
Will and I overlooking the water in La Jolla.
Will's first plane ride! He was soooo good!
Will in the hotel bed, he loved sitting up on the pillows.
Us at the House of Blues for a reception! Will tagged along - it was non-smoking! :)
Rachel and I
All the girls at the Hotel Del Coronado (the oldest building west of the MIssissippi)
The 5th year wives! I will miss these girls!

We got back home today from San Diego, it was such a great trip! We took Will with us (I just wasn't ready to leave him for so long!) and, let me brag for a minute, HE WAS PERFECT! He slept on the flights and when he was awake he just looked around and smiled! We were able to take him out to dinner every night and you would never know he was there! We had a rental car that all the girls ran around in, so that was nice, I can't imagine having to get him in and out of cabs all the time! We shopped and went sight seeing during the day and he would just hang out! It was great, and I am sure that will probably not be the norm for future trips - but by then I won't be nervous to leave him for a short time!
San Diego is a great city, lots to do! The wives got to enjoy it a little more than the guys since they were in conferences for most of the day, but they were able to meet up in the afternoon, then go out to dinner at night! So that would be why there are many pictures of just Will and I and no Michael!

We went to La Jolla (pronounced "hoya") for the day on Saturday. Supposedly it is a place some stars like to frequent, but we didn't see any. I was hoping to catch a glimpse of the recently "bald Britney," what is up with that anyway? Poor girl needs an intervention and a weave.

Oh yeah, they lost my bag. It still hasn't been located. Bummer.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Blog Withdrawl...

Hello from San Diego! We have been in San Diego since Tuesday for the AAOS Conference! Michael is a 5th year (the last year, hallelujah) orthopedic surgery resident, and their last year they get to go to the conference. The wives get to tag along as well and we have had so much fun! The weather here is incredible, so much better than what we have been experiencing at home! I now know why this is one of the most expensive places to live in the US. I have lots of pictures I can't wait to post when we get home. Anyway, we got internet access in our room and I had some time tonight to catch up on my blog reading which I have missed the past few days. Well back to the real world on Sunday - the trip has not been long enough!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

My Vice

I had to blog something new so that the first thing that pops up on my blog is not the picture of Haley. It makes me too sad. So I have decided to share a recipe for the BEST cookies. I call them my vice because I make them so often and easily eat 5 or 6 in a sitting. I have actually been better about it lately as Michael is on a health kick and I have those last pounds of pregnancy to lose! Anyway, they are so easy to make and they are delicious. You can't overcook them though or they aren't as good, so be sure to keep a close eye on them in the oven! So here is the recipe:

Chewy Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies (I made up the name because I can't remember what the cookbook called them!)

1 brownie mix (if you use one with chocolate chunks in it already you can bypass the bag of chocolate chips)
2 eggs
1/2 cup of oil
Bag of semi sweet chocolate chips

Mix the brownie mix, eggs, and oil together. Add chocolate chips (you won't need the entire bag, unless you are a true chocoholic!) Spoon on to a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes (I always peek at them, I never use a timer) on 350. Enjoy!

Oh yeah, since I have made them so many times I even know the best brownie mix to use. Use the Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix, it has the Hershey's syrup packet in it. This mix makes the best cookies.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Goodbye Haley...We love you

Haley at Halloween as Elvis
Haley's first hike

Today has been a tough day. As many of you know, Michael and I have a chocolate lab named Haley. Last night she was hit by a car and died. We took her to the pet hospital and there was nothing they could do as she had internal bleeding. We are so sad, she was the GREATEST dog. We got Haley a month after we were married 5 years ago. She went everywhere with us, she was our "first baby." We loved that dog so much, it has been like losing a family member. I posted a couple of pictures, I couldn't do anymore, it was just too hard looking at them. She was such a happy, spirited dog. She loved to eat Nerds (one at a time gently out of my hand!), swim in the Belhaven pond, do her tricks (which included "speaking softly" which was a quiet bark, SO cute), hanging out in Michael's office, going for rides in the car, the list is endless. We have so many great memories with her, it is so hard to believe she is gone. So hug your dogs tonight, rub their bellies, bring them inside from the cold, and take them for that walk you have been meaning to take them on.

Thursday, February 01, 2007


While we were in Nashville we went to visit some of Michael's extended family. Dee Dee and Toby brought Abby and Beau as well and we got some really cute pictures of the cousins together! Beau really likes grabbing Will and Abby loves to hold Will! You can see Abby is trying to control the two boys in the photos!

Recent Pictures

Will getting ready for bed!
Will posing!
My little cowboy!
Will and his Grandi
Will loves his swing!
Will and Grandad
Will and his Bumbo (I know it is purple, it was a gift and the only color Target had left!)

Will and his daddy!

Just a hodge podge of pictures! We also went to Atlanta on our way to Nashville to see my parents! They ate will up - they are so crazy about their grandson!