Monday, January 19, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
It's funny - we had the boy name picked out, the nursery theme picked out, the colors and clothes all picked out. Our entire baby's closet is full of boy clothes and boy toys. Hmph. Well - starting from scratch. We had exactly ZERO girl names picked out. Since the first weekend in September, we have been planning on a boy - so this will be so much fun! YaYa was there to see the ultrasound and left 2 seconds after she found out it was a girl - she left saying "I gotta go buy some pink!".....How fun! and Totally overwhelming. I don't even know where to begin with a girl. Any advice - start posting it now!!!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Our joint cake that Granny made - chocolate cake with chocolate chips baked in it with chocolate icing. mmmm...no body cooks better than granny faye.
So if you haven't read the Twilight series - you are missing out. I don't think I got up from this couch for a couple of weeks while I finished these books. I used to complain about my husband's iphone - "You don't need friends with that iphone, you could just create them". (It is very frustrating - and I sort of know what he was going through when I first got a blackberry and never let it leave my side - but that was years ago). Ever since Edward Cullen entered my life - I really haven't had much room to complain. Ladies- you won't be disappointed (unless you're Sharon and "just don't get the hype").
Ok - so this if for my friend Jaime - who was very upset I didn't have a prego picture on the blog. Here I am at 20 weeks. Ugh...why do I FEEL so much larger than I look? Maybe it's the way Ron took the pic. By the way - Ralph couldn't help not getting in the picture. He is going to be a very jealous little one when Boom gets here.
So A couple of weeks ago - Ron decided to surprise the IT team at Pier 1 for their annual Christmas gift exchange at Joe T's in Fort Worth. He dressed up as Santa to hand out their gifts.....Friends - he does this for FREE and NO LINES at the mall - if you want pics with your little ones for next year, be sure to sign up.....Baby Boomerang is going to have such a fun dad!!
So I forgot to mention a part about NYC....one of our friends - Mitchell - met us for lunch the day we got there. We went to the touristy ESPN Zone, which suprisingly had very good food. The only thing that could have made it better is if the Cowboys were playing AND BEATING the Giants at that very moment....But the food was good, the company even better - and being a New Jersian - he was very offended I didn't mention him the first time around. Mitchell - your 15 minutes of fame!!! :)
Thursday, January 1, 2009
We also had the pleasure of walking the Brooklyn bridge - something that neither of us has ever done before. In case you are wondering - the bridge is only about 1.25 miles long - not bad at all, unless is happens to be pouring down rain (and I mean pouring) and its 34 degrees outside AND you don't have an umbrella!
Finally we made it to Brooklyn and treated ourselves to the best pizza in New York - Grimaldi's. Well worth the trek in the snow and ice to get there - and made for some hilarious memories not caught on film - such as the cars next to the bridge here. When one of them passed - it splashed water up on to where I was standing and SOAKED me. Did Ron come to my rescue - nope - he just laughed. Niice. That's okay - he got his when we walked under the bridge - and amazingly - at that very moment - a car passed and splashed water on top of his head. What a great day.
Finally - we spent my Birthday shopping, shopping, and well shopping. Ron had planned an elaborate day for me - starting with breakfast at Sarabeth's - my fave. Then we walked down 5th avenue to Tiffany's - where he had a special "viewing room" set up for me and the ladies there had set out my gift (Ron had already bought it in Dallas - but we got to pick it up in NYC) on the table with two glasses of champagne (they didn't get the memo about Boomerang). It was such an amazing day so far - and I loved my bracelet he bought for me!
And then - he topped it off with a fabulous dinner at CraftSteak in Chelsea. The only night I actually wore heels in the cold weather - thank the good Lawd for Taxis! It was the best 30th birthday I could have imagined!
Hope you all had a wonderful holiday with you families and friends. Peace and Joy to you for 2009!!!