Thursday, November 27, 2008

It's a small world after all

Here's a funny story.
The other night Blake and I went to barnes and noble to pick up some reading material for our upcoming trip. From behind, we hear "hey guys!". We turn around and see a guy that we sort of met in NYC. I say sort of because it turns out that I knew him in my former life (elementary and jr high) in the big town of Snyder. Crazy. Anyway, if you guys happen to read this. Hi, and it was random running into you.
On a side note, our good friends Will and Christian who we also met in NYC are moving to Dallas. And when I say moving to Dallas, I mean they are moving into our apartment complex. We can't wait to be close to them again. Fun times all around.
On a side side note, we are going on a cruise, and are leaving this weekend. It should be a great time of relaxing before the baby comes. That said, don't expect many updates in the next week. We'll be in Mexico on a big boat.

Monday, November 24, 2008

beyond a reasonable doubt...

Today we went to the doctor and we've got some baby news to share. First... check out this cutie. I'm loving that nose!
And here's the news... any guesses on if it is a boy or girl?

If you were able to figure out what you were looking at, I'm sure you know it is a BOY! I don't think there is a doubt on this one. We've had friends get a 60%, 75%, 80% chance that it is a ______ (fill in the blank), but not us!
Anyway, more importantly, the sonagrapher and doctor said that everything looks good. We were able to see his stomach, all four chambers of the heart beating, feet kicking, and him sucking on a hand. It was awesome. We feel extremely excited and blessed!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

girly "room"...

I'm excited. Really, for 2 reasons.
1. We finally finished "moving in" this weekend. The main part of our apartment has been done for a while, but our closets were a disaster area. If you know me well (yes, mom, that's you), you know that my closets are typically a mess. NOT ANY MORE THOUGH! When you have as many closets as we do, and as little stuff as we do, there is no reason for a mess. In fact we have enough closet room to have this:

Yes, it is a "craft" closet. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I can cut paper to my heart's content and I don't have to clean it up when I'm done as to not have a junky house. I can just shut the door. We also have our printer and hard drives in there... all connected wirelessly to the computers in the house. (and yes, I said hard driveS... we have a total of 5 external hard drives, and yes, we do use them all for various purposes.)
Anyway, don't you know Blake had something to say about my closet... He said "So, we move from a 'closet apartment' to a real apartment, but you insist on putting your work area in a closet? What? Are you just more productive in small, cramped spaces?"
Maybe I am, but I know I love a good art project.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Study this photo...

Yes, If you are wondering why Blake is in a produce section at a grocery store with food in front of him, you have correctly identified the photo. I had told Blake that we need to find some good, hole-in-the-wall Mexican food near our apartment. He has succeeded with flying colors. He asked around at work to see what the favorites are, and came across this place. It is inside of a "El Rancho" grocery store. We had some really yummy tacos and burritos. Blake's Spanish
skills came handy as all of the signs were in Spanish. We decided on some food, 4 kinds of fresh salsa that I couldn't read what they were, but we decided that one of them had to have cinnamon in it. Neither of us cared for that one, but we did like the others, 2 of which were
green, and also a more traditional pico style. Also, the meal wouldn't have been complete without some good Mexican soda. Love it.
After we ate, we needed to pick up a few grocery items. I enjoyed the produce section where the jalapenos were $.67 per pound, cilantro was 3 bunches for $1, and limes were 25 for $1. Score. I sure did get some stuff to make salsa.
The story doesn't end here though... When we got in the check out line, there was this case of pop ice things in fun flavors. Blake got "rice pudding" and I got coconut. The guy in line behind us got the same one as Blake, so Blake asked him if it was good. The guys said yes, and then said, "by the way, what are you doing here?" haha, I had already noted that we were the only white people in the store, but I wasn't expecting for someone to point that out. I was too busy laughing to answer, but Blake said, "we're here for the food" pointing to where we'd gotten the tacos. The guy agreed that they were good, and we went about our checkout business.
I plan to go back soon. Maybe I'll tan first though.