Sunday, July 13, 2014

What I Wore Sunday-vol. 34

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OK, I really am going to try to get back into doing this...

We celebrated our fifth anniversary on Friday with dinner at an Italian restaurant just a couple of blocks from us.  We happened to sit next to another couple, also expecting a baby the end of October and celebrating their fifth anniversary.  I guess the chances of running into someone married the same day as you when you are out for your anniversary are actually pretty good.

Lilly met up with this guy--a chia corgi or something--while we were at a Bluegrass festival in a neighboring town to support an Appalachia mission trip.

And here is what I wore:
 Dress: Old Navy
Cardigan: Old Navy
Necklace: a department store
Sandals: Target

And a side view for those interested in the bump:
He's doing well!  Done with the weekly echocardiograms for now--just one more the end of August.  We also start our birthing class this week and we're signed up for a tour of the hospital and a baby basics class AND a baptism class!

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Having our cake...

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Do you like our cake????  It's really BLUE.

Monday, June 9, 2014

What I Wore Sunday-vol. 33

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Happy Sunday!  It was a good week here again and another good fetal echo report.  I really do intend to post more updates and info about little one and what's going on in our lives, but I'm making no promises about when that will happen.  Because clearly I have been having trouble with this whole blogging thing.

We wore red for Pentecost today--something I brought from my childhood church where we all wore tons of red and had red balloons and a "Happy Birthday Church" cake.  And we were Eucharistic ministers together for the first time today (this was only my third time).  This dress hasn't always been my Pentecost dress (I have a solid red dress that won out a few years in there, but it's jersey and has too many pills now to wear to church), but I have had it now for over 10 years!  And it is also the last time I'll be wearing this dress for some time too :-)

Dress: Goody's (does this store exist still?)
Shrug: The LOFT
Shoes: Target

And we tried to get Lilly to join in, but the photographer took too long and she just couldn't stay on those back legs any longer...

 And your side view...

And while this is What I Wore and not What I Ate, I still want to share this picture of our fantastic "Summer Harvest" homemade ice cream made with whatever berries we find to be on sale and in season, mini chocolate chips, and toasted oats (with butter and brown sugar--YUM!).  I think it kinda counts because I am most likely "wearing" this somewhere amidst the baby bump :-)

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Monday, June 2, 2014

What I Wore Sunday-vol. 32

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Back by popular demand (really, just one demand), it's What I Wore Sunday :-)

Dress: Body Central
Shrug: Body Central
Black flats: Target
Baby Bump: My husband :-)
And yes, that is the last time I will be wearing this dress for a long time.

For those praying for us, everything was fine on Friday at the fetal echo and I'll be back there again every Friday morning for several weeks.  Many thanks for your prayers!

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Friday, May 30, 2014

In my physiological "garden"

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Hello dear readers,

I know that I really left many of you hanging there with my pregnancy announcement and then just kind of checked back out again.  Being pregnant really has had very little to do with my absence in blogging.  This particular absence, probably my longest ever, has actually not left me feeling guilty though.  I actually don't think about it much except when I go to call myself a blogger and wonder if I can anymore!

I have two part-time jobs now (nursing and Creighton) and with all my doctors appointments I think I'm at least PRN at that "job".  I'm justifiably busy these days.

But here's more about Baby...I'm 18 weeks now and I'm due the end of October.  Because of an antibody that I have related to my lupus (SSA for medical geeks out there) there is a risk of congenital heart block developing.  Last Friday I began going for weekly fetal echocardiograms to check for this.  If it happens (chances are on the smaller side, but the chances of what happened with Malachi were even smaller) it might be able to be treated in-utero with steroids or a pacemaker will be necessary.  In other words, it is treatable so I am not freaking out.  But I still have been meaning to ask for your specific prayers in this matter and I guess it's been hard to bring up because I don't want to seem dramatic.

I would also ask for your specific prayers for my good kidney function at this time as well.

I'll be back with more at another time, but I am headed out soon for my weekly scan :-)

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Quick Takes-vol. 29: The OMYGOSH she's still ALIVE edition

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Yes, I'm back.  But I shouldn't kid myself too much to think more than 10 people really noticed my absence.  (Hi mummy dearest!!)  I don't really have a good excuse.  I kinda quit blogging back in March when I had my phase two of Creighton practitioner training and I gave up Facebook for Lent.  For some reason giving up Facebook led to all social media, then blogging, and finally e-mail.  I kind of gave up communication for Lent.  (Sorry about that to everyone who noticed.)  Interestingly, the only item I struggled to part with was Facebook, though I only noticed it in those few minutes when I finished what I actually needed to do on the computer and I wasn't able to click over to the 'book and waste 5...10...50 minutes.  Also, I don't know what I did with my time.  I don't feel like I suddenly had more.  I didn't get more productive.  In fact, when you consider all the lack of communicating, I'm not sure what on earth I was doing.
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Our Easter was quite nice.  My parents were here for a couple of days so they spent some time with Lilly and we hiked at Jockey Hollow (a camp for Washington's men during the Revolution).  They left early on Sunday and in the afternoon my brother-in-law came down and we all went over to friends' for Easter dinner.  We had ham and lots of other great stuff, including a cake from the Cake Boss's new shop here in town.
And that, friends, is an Easter Lilly :-)
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Let's see...what else has been going on?  We saw Noah with the church group and while I certainly am not going to be one to waste my time harping about biblical inaccuracies or something, it just plain wasn't my kind of movie.  That's about all I plan to say on the matter.
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I got to speak to Pre-Cana couples at a neighboring parish about NFP/Creighton and that was really cool!  It's the first time I was invited to do it and I'm so glad for the opportunity.  It wasn't a large group, but there definitely was very little familiarity with NFP so I enjoyed getting to try selling it to a group for the first time.  I really hope to get to do it more because I would like the practice.
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We saw Les Mis on Broadway on Palm Sunday!  That was my big birthday/Christmas present.  It was a fun day in the city.  We drove in this time and went to Palm Sunday Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral.  Our presiding priest?  Yeah, Cardinal Dolan.  No biggie :-)  Then we had lunch at Tony DiNapoli's (family-style Italian) and got concrete sundaes from the Shake Schack before the show.  It was a great show and I loved Javert (a thousand times better than Russell Crowe), but I found I was not that impressed with Fantine.  Her voice was fine, but I didn't think it was major star good.  However, I thought Cosette was great and I ordinarily don't care for her parts.  Another standout was Enjolras.
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Last night we had out Easter party for our young adult group at church.  We had a good number of people there and I made this for dessert:
Hadn't made one in years, but finally had an occasion for it.
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And what else...Oh yeah, I'm growing this:

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

What I Wore Sunday-vol. 31

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Phew, it's been a busy week here trying to do 7 posts in 7 days with everyone else, but we've made it.

My brother-in-law came down yesterday afternoon and spent the night so we had a nice mini-Thanksgiving dinner with a turkey breast, stuffing, green beans, and my homemade version of Cheddar Bay biscuits.  Today after Mass we had a nice little brunch (the sausage and cheese croissant breakfast sandwich at the bakery up the street is such a guilty pleasure!) and grabbed some desserts to take home that we all just enjoyed together.  We're so glad to have such a great little spot so close to us.

We're supposed to get another round of snow tonight and into tomorrow so we'll have to see how it goes, but I might be going over to a friend's to watch the Oscars, or at least part.  I'm supposed to work tomorrow and I guess there's a chance that will be affected by the weather.  Just praying for good weather later in the week for my travels to NH for my Creighton training!

And here's what I wore:
Dress: Target
Leggings: Target
Shoes: Target
Necklace & earrings: Kohls'
Bracelet: Somewhere in Jerusalem from Jessa @ Shalom Sweet Home
And Lilly is always a nice accessory!

Thanks for sticking around this week and if you missed some of the posts be sure to check them out now.

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