Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Brad and I will embark on parenthood...yikes!...
Little bro Trey will graduate from high school and attend Auburn University (War Eagle!) in the fall...
Mallory and Steven
And Mallory is getting MARRIED!!!! This is probably old news to most of you now because I am about a month late in writing about this.
Did I mention that Steven is a musician? He is apart of a group called Riverside Worship Project and they are really good. I'm not just saying that because he is my future brother-in-law - he is really talented. For all my Auburn peeps, Steven and his group lead worship each Sunday at First Baptist Opelika.
Congrats Mal and Steven!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Me with "Tula" and Aunt Lauren.
Friday, November 20, 2009
A few weeks ago while I was in Arab, I spotted this distressed, antique chest in the window at one of my favorite shops – Belinor. You may remember that I found my brown and cream transferware dishes here last Christmas. I was thrilled when I saw this piece because I thought it would match the crib perfectly!My sister-in-law, Lauren, is so graciously letting me borrow one of Walker and Kathryn's cribs. This is one of the benefits of having twins for a niece and nephew - there is two of everything:) Wasn't their nursery precious?! In the picture, the paint looks white but it is actually a creamy white and difficult to match.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Last weekend (yes, I know it is Thursday), our sweet friends Emily and Chris came to visit. Since Emily and Chris live in Jacksonville, Florida, we don't have the opportunity to see them much. Brad and I were so grateful that they made the long drive from Florida to NC so we could spend some much needed quality time with the Dostie's.
The majority of our weekend revolved around food. Friday night, we took them to one of our favorite restaurants The Old Fourth Street Filling Station. Of course, the meal was delicious but the company was even better.
Saturday morning, Emily and I whipped up a bit of breakfast. On the menu...breakfast casserole, Almond Danish Swirls (courtesy of Mrs. Paul Deen) and fresh fruit. This was the first time I have made Almond Danish Swirls and I must say that were little bites of heaven - yummy!
The breakfast casserole was great too thanks to Lauren and Mrs. Tew. I'm sure they wouldn't mind if I shared their special recipe. I think the secret is the Parmesan cheese:)
1 lb. sausage
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup milk
1 cup Cheddar cheese
8 oz. sour cream
1 package Philsbury cresent rolls
salt and pepper to taste
Cook sausage and cool. In medium bowl, scramble eggs. Add cheese, milk, sour cream, sausage, salt and pepper. Line bottom of casserole dish with crescent rolls - sealing all perforations. Pour sausage mixture on top of crescent rolls. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes. This recipe is fail proof!
Saturday afternoon, we headed out to watch the Wake Forest Deacon Demons take on the Florida State Seminoles. The weather could not have been more perfect for football! Unfortunately, ACC football is not very exciting.
Too bad this pair doesn't live closer. One weekend wasn't long enough!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
In other news, I would like to share a bit of advice on how to speak and interact with pregnant women...
1. It is ALWAYS inappropriate to make negative comments about a pregnant woman's size. For example:
Woman in Sam's: "When are you due?"
Me: I smile and say, "February 10."
Woman in Sam's: With shocked expression, " Really?! That far away?!"
You might as well just call me fat to my face.
2. NEVER pat, rub or touch a stranger's belly bump...NEVER...I know, this is a tough one. Resist the urge. For example:
Woman in Wal-Mart Customer Service Line (young woman with three, unruly snot-nose kids): Woman turns to me in line and says, "OH, is it a boy or a girl???!!!!" She then proceeds to grab my belly with both hands and doesn't let go.
side note: remember this is a complete stranger
Me: With shocked, wide eyes I say, "Girl."
Woman in Wal-Mart Customer Service Line: While still man-handling my baby bump, "OH, don't you just LOVE being pregnant??!!"
Me: Still shocked and expressionless I say, "Yes, I am excited."
Woman in Wal-Mart Customer Service Line: Says to unruly, snot-nose children, "Do ya'll remember when Mommy was pregnant??!! Do ya'll want to feel the baby??!!"
Her children take their dirty little hands and start rubbing and patting my belly. At this point, I am dumbfounded and very anxious. I begin scanning the check-out lines for security. In my mind, I am screaming, "STOP!! GET YOUR HANDS OFF OF ME!!"
The whole occurrence, eerily reminded me of a recent Private Practice episode were a crazy woman cuts one of the main character's baby out of her belly and kidnaps the baby.
To recap, it is NEVER acceptable to touch a stranger's belly bump.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Meet Katie and Shelby Adams, proud owners of Birmingham's newest sweet shop Icing on the Cookie. Over the past year, I've had the pleasure of working with Katie at UAB and I am thrilled that her business endeavour is off the ground and running!
I promise these cookies taste as good as they look! Each cookie is large - over a half inch thick with buttery, almond goodness.
Be sure to check out their website. They even take online orders and ship anywhere in the country! If you don't see a design you like, chances are they can make exactly what you want. Icing on the Cookie offers hundreds of cookie designs to choose from. Plus, new designs will be added to the website in coming weeks.