Saturday, October 25, 2008

3rd Trimester

(By Aubree)

It's here! I'm officially in my 3rd trimester. I would say finally here, but it's gone so fast, and I'm not ready for it to be done. I have very few complaints this far. I guess that's easy to say since the morning sickness happened so long ago, but lately it's been pretty great. I love that I can feel her more than ever. Every night I play with her (i.e. poke her and try to tickle her feet!) to see if she will respond to me, and I like to think that she does. It's my favorite past time to just lay there and feel her move.

Lyndzi this picture is mostly for you! You keep asking me to post a picture, and here it is finally!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Snow and Soup

(By Aubree)

As a lot of you know, we had our first snow storm of the season! I don't necessary love or hate snow, but there's just something about the first snowfall that is just so exciting. This is what we woke up to on Sunday morning. These pictures were taken at about 12:30, so a little bit had melted, but we still have a little bit on the ground today.

And it just so happened that we were planning on making garbanzo soup. Every year, we get together with Jeff's Basque missionary friends and their wives. As part of the yearly get-together, we make a big Spanish meal, which always includes a big pot of garbanzo soup. Because we didn't get together this year, we haven't had our yearly "fix" of garbanzo soup, so we decided to make our own. The main ingredients are Spanish chorizo, garbonzo beans, and potatoes. It was delicious, and it just happened to be perfect for our snow day.

Thanks Brad for the recipe! It just wasn't the same without you guys! You know who you are. There's always next year.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Calling all Moms!!!

(by Aubree)

The majority of our readers are parents, and I need your help. Even if you're not a parent, if you have any advice please give it.

I am trying to find a stroller for our forthcoming baby. Wow, is it a marketing scheme or are there really that many different kind of strollers? I was looking at a jogging stroller. I don't really jog all that much, but I plan on taking a lot of walks come spring, and I thought maybe a jogging stroller would maneuver better than a one with four wheels. But then I thought maybe for regular use it might not be as stable.

I don't want to spend too much, but I want it to be safe and a good ride for baby. I'm sure some of you have been in my situation and have a preference. I need to hear from all of you experts out there what stroller you like and why. Thanks in advance.