Long Weekend Fun

Hello friends!

I hope everyone had a great Labor day weekend!  If you missed my post from yesterday, it was a recap of our last day in San Diego.

Let’s start off by celebrating an UGLY but awesome win by my HOKIES last night!


Heck YA!

This weekend was a busy one.  We started off the weekend with our fantasy football draft at Patti and Ramsey’s house..

My FF team does not look too hot.. this is my first year actually participating in FF, so I have no idea what I’m doing. ha. Then we went over to my momma’s house and did some crib shopping at Baby’s-R-Us… Who knew shopping for a crib could be this stressful… We did find a mattress we like haha

I will probably do a post about cribs later this week :)

On Sunday we got up pretty early to clean out our closets

our house is a mess right now,

Hyojon and Jan are currently working on our closets!!! They will be done tomorrow!

Then we met up with Nalini and Sundeep and headed to our first Nationals game of the season.

then won and I got some killer nachos :)

I couldn’t finish all of it tho, it’s really weird I feel like as the baby is getting bigger I can’t eat as much.  Which obviously anatomically makes sense that my stomach would shrink, but it still weirds me out.  OH YA I totally forgot to mention that I felt our baby MOVE starting Saturday evening!!! It was awesome.. It feels like little popcorn popping inside my belly.

We hurried home after the baseball game, showered, and got ready to head to a Korean restaurant for Diana’s birthday.

Oh man we had way too much food.

Yesterday Hyojon and Jan came over to start our closet remodel! This is what two out of three closets looked like after day 1!

I can’t wait to see what they look like tonight when we get home from work!

I hope everyone has a great day! Oh I would like to thank my hubby publicly for putting up with my craziness about this whole crib thing :) I love you :)


Are you guys as excited as I am about football season!?!?! AHHHH

San Diego Part 2

Hello friends!

I hope you are having a great Labor Day weekend.  I just wanted to pop in with some pictures of our final day in San Diego.

On Sunday, after breakfast

we hopped onto a ferry and headed over to Coronado island.. it was unbelievably beautiful there :)  We rented some bicycles and rode around the entire island.. stopping along the way to take some pictures.

Hotel Coronado

Patti takin a break :)

After our 10+ ish miles around the island, we headed back and toured the USS Midway

We worked up quite an appetite, so we got some yummy pizza

and obviously had to go to Ghirardelli for some much needed ice cream.

No Beer… No problem :) Don’t worry I didn’t eat the entire thing all by myself :)

Have a great day! Talk to you chaps tomorrow :)

San Diego Zoo

Hello friends!

Get ready for a photo bombardment, I took over a hundred photos at the zoo. Obviously I won’t put all of them on here.. but I love the animals so there will be quite a few.

Let’s start off the day with breakfast, we went to The Broken Yolk Cafe which was featured on Man Vs. Food.. and it did not disappoint!

Then we hopped into a cab and headed to the zoo..

This is one of my favorite pictures :)

We stopped for lunch

and Erik got a beer.. mmm I had a sip :)

then more animals :)

We are going to take one of the 25 pictures I took of these elephants and frame it for the nursery :)

oh and this little guy.. wow was he cute

After the zoo we came back took showers and headed out for dinner.. Eating was a big theme on this trip, as it is with most vacations :)

Erik and I shared the Fajitas.. mmmm

and then the four of us demolished some fried ice cream

I wasn’t kidding when I said demolished :)

It was a great second day :)

I hope everyone has a great Friday and an even better long weekend :)


18 Weeks!!!!

Hello friends!

Thank you all for your sweet words yesterday :) We had a wonderful night despite the fact that I got a ticket on my way home from work (barf, shouldn’t cops be fighting crime instead of trying to fill their monthly quota of speeding tickets?).

We made dinner together instead of going out to eat :) We had filet mignon, garlic mashed potatoes, and a side salad.

oh ya and a bottle of non alcoholic wine.. well a sip of the wine, because it tasted like vinegar.. so we threw it out… bleh

I also made some Raspberry cheesecake bars :) mmm, these were amazing!

Today I am officially 18 weeks along!!!!

Look at that little bump :) hehe I am so excited to see my belly grow.

This week our baby is the size of a sweet potato

According to babycenter.com, “Head to rump, your baby is about 5 1/2 inches long and he weighs almost 7 ounces. He’s busy flexing his arms and legs — movements that you’ll start noticing more and more in the weeks ahead. His blood vessels are visible through his thin skin, and his ears are now in their final position, although they’re still standing out from his head a bit. A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around his nerves, a process that will continue for a year after he’s born. If you’re having a girl, her uterus and fallopian tubes are formed and in place. If you’re having a boy, his genitals are noticeable now, but he may hide them from you during an ultrasound.”

I cannot WAIT to find out what we are having!!!! Erik said he was getting a bit anxious to know… I am in the same boat! 25 more days till we find out!

Last night I felt this overwhelming sense of happiness and gratitude.  I still cannot believe that we are going to be parents, I don’t think it will feel 100% real until we hold our baby for the first time.  I get teary eyed just thinking about it.

We keep trying to feel and hear the baby’s movements, we have a stethoscope and I’ve been putting it on my belly to try and hear the baby move. No such luck yet.. well I shouldn’t say that, we think we hear stuff, but we are really sure what we should be listening for.

I’ve been feeling okay.. I have been getting queasy again in the mornings, not really sure why, but I am going to change the time of day I take my prenatals and see if that helps.  Also I think pregnancy brain is already kicking in for me… Earlier this week I walked all the way out to my car without my purse and had to go back into my office and find someone to unlock the door. It was a mess. Apparently it gets worse, so consider this your warning, I blame the baby for taking all my brain power.. This better be one smart little nugget! :)  I am so excited to meet him/her in 22 weeks :) haha.

Spark notes version:

How far along? 18 Weeks
Maternity clothes? oh ya
Stretch marks? nope.. gotta find some good lotion though, so if you can recommend something, please do
Symptoms:  right ligament pain like whoa, and after I eat my belly feels so unbelievably hard!
Best moment this week:  2 moments.. Celebrating our three year wedding anniversary, and going on our babymoon to San Diego with our friends :)
Miss Anything?  BEER. This will never change
Movement: I’m not sure.. Last night I swear I felt something, but I’m not sure.. hopefully very soon!
Food cravings:  nothing really
Anything making you queasy or sick:  I’ve been feeling queasy in the mornings again :-/
Have you started to show yet:  ya I would say so 😉
Gender prediction:  25 days until we find out!
Labor Signs: nope
Belly Button in or out? inny
Mood:  happy and tired!
Looking forward to: Getting our closets done this coming week!!!

I hope everyone has a great day!


Our Three Year Anniversary :)

Hello friends!

Today is our three year wedding anniversary! :) I cannot believe three amazing years has already gone by.  Of course I have spent the past two days looking through pictures and reliving our wedding. It was hands down the most fun I have ever had.  It really was the most magical day of my life, and I am so happy with the way everything turned out.  We have such amazing friends and family and I wanted to thank them again for making our day so extra special :)

Happy Anniversary hun :) I hope everyone has a great day :)


San Diego Part 1

Hello friends!

We are back from an amazing Babymoon :).  Originally we had planned on going to Puerto Rico, but as I said on Wednesday.. Isaac had other plans, so we changed ours. We went to San Diego for our babymoon with Patti and Ramsey :) I am going to have to split this vacation up into a few posts because I took a lot of pictures :)

We left at 4am on Friday and headed up to BWI to catch out 6am flight.

and once we got there we wasted no time.. We checked into our hotel, showered then headed out for lunch/ our third meal of the day.. we ate a lot that day. We went to Panda inn, which was located in avery interesting outdoor mall

some fancy fortune cookies

Our awesome fortune cookies, from top to bottom, Erik, Me, Ramsey, Patti

Patti and I had to take dueling belly pictures

We really couldn’t figure San Diego out, there were places where everyone looked really nice, but you turn the corner and the streets smelled and there were bums everywhere.  We decided to compare downtown San Diego to Adams Morgan in DC.

Their CVS at their outdoor mall, included a full liquor store

So weird! We walked around the Gaslamp district and took a few pics,

and ended up at a pretty awesome Wine store called the Wine Bank.  There were thousands of bottles of wine there, it was a sight.

Especially this enormous and EXPENSIVE bottle of wine,

Patti found a sweet chair that was apparently molded to fit anyone’s butt, haha

More walking.. that was the theme of the trip.. exhausting but fun and good for mommies and babies.

We walked all the way down to Petco Park, where the San Diego Padres play, it was a tiny stadium compared to the stadiums we have in DC

But it was neat to get so close to the field

Afterwards we sat down for some drinks, beer for the boys and virgin daiquiris for us

Before heading to The Beer Company for dinner/fourth meal

I had an amazing California burger and tator tots.  It was a loooooooooong but fantastic first day of vacation!

Stay tuned I have much more to share :)

Have a great day!


17 Weeks!

Hello friends!

17 weeks is here!

This week our little nugget/jumping bean is the size of an onion, or about 5 inches long!

According to Babycenter.com, “Your baby’s skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord — her lifeline to the placenta — is growing stronger and thicker. Your baby weighs 5 ounces now, and she’s around 5 inches long from head to bottom. She can move her joints, and her sweat glands are starting to develop.”

Let’s see this week I’ve been feeling pretty good. We are anxiously awaiting the closet remodel!  Probably mostly me so I can start decorating the nursery! Ah I am in FULL nesting mode and I cannot do anything about it.. It is killing me.

I am super excited to order the nursery recliner/glider in a few weeks.  That will be our second big nursery purchase.. well third if you count the closet..


I want the nursery ready to go before the chair comes in, and I’m not really sure how long it will take for this chair to come in. Unfortunately it is not sold in stores, so I am basing my purchase on the good reviews it has gotten.  Thank you to Patti again for finding this chair for me :) Oh I have also been looking at getting a wall decal for the nursery… lemmie know what you think….



Those are the two I like right now.. The first one is front runner, but I am still looking and trying to decide if I even want one in there.  I think the elephant in the second one is going to be too similar to the wall color. But it’s so stinkin cute. So many choices. All sorts of exciting things.. but mostly I am just waiting… I hate waiting haha. :)

Spark Notes Version:

How far along? 17 Weeks
Maternity clothes? Yup yup, and I love em
Stretch marks? nope
Symptoms:  Some round ligament pain the last few days :-/ but other than that I feel great :)
Best moment this week:  Eating at Cheesetique with Richie and Alaina :) 
Miss Anything?  ahhhhh someone plllease pass me a beer :) This football season is going to be rough.
Movement: still waiting!!!
Food cravings:  Pickles.. haha and cheese all the time please
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Haven’t tired to eat asparagus and I don’t think I will haha
Have you started to show yet:  Yes I do believe so :)
Gender prediction:  Still thinkin boy.. we find out in 31 days!
Labor Signs: naaaaa
Belly Button in or out? In :)
Mood:  Happy :)
Looking forward to: Getting the closets done!

I hope everyone has a great day!


Tropical Storm Isaac Can….

Hello friends..

ugh.. stupid tropical storm can kiss my butt.


Well we were supposed to go to Puerto Rico this weekend for our babymoon with Patti and Ramsey.. but… well apparently Tropical storm Isaac had other plans.  I was supppper bummed all day yesterday when I looked up the weather, but we have made other plans and we are all verrrry excited for those. So all was not lost.

I guess we should have known better than to book a tropical vacation in the middle of hurricane season.. Sorry we didn’t listen to you Erik :( It’s okay like I said, a little set back but we have other plans :)

That’s all I have for you today :) I hope everyone has a great day :)


Have you ever had your plans ruined by the weather? What did you do?

Oh Cheese You Complete Me

Hello friends!

Oh man last night Cheesetique changed my life.

We met Richie and Alaina there for dinner and we started off with an amazing cheese board

We had a garlic brie, fire roasted chèvre, Cajun Cheddar (OMG) and one more hard cheese that started with nap…. It had a funky name, but was so delish.  The bought a jar of the spicy mustard you see in the middle of the board, holy S it was good and I don’t even like mustard! ha.  For my entree I ordered the “‘tiqUe Cheesesteak” From the website, “Tender slices of sautéed flank steak, creamy Taleggio and garlic aioli on ciabatta.  Rich and filling”.. and boy was it ever filling

It was delish, but oh so filling! I can’t wait to go back there and try something new :)

Thank you Richie and Alaina for introducing us to this wonderful place. :)

At home before we left to go to dinner, Ella and I had a photo session.. she is too cute and I can’t take enough pictures of her

I will spare you the 15 pictures I took of her in this exact position :) haha. Got a snapshot of both my babies 😉

I hope everyone has a great day!!


What is your fav cheese? haha

Another fabulous weekend

Hello friends!

It smells like Fall is just around the corner!!! AH I cannot wait.  Last night we even slept with the windows open! It was glorious.

On Friday, we met up with Diana, Sunny, Drew and Ashley for dinner at Pho and then headed out to see ParaNorman… It was okay, it had some funny parts, but we had some rude kids sitting next to us.. I really wanted to smack them… ugh.. You are at a movie with other people not in your living room, I don’t want to hear your commentary.


Saturday morning I had the pleasure of spending the day with Brandy :) We chatted and watched Erik pull a tree out from our backyard. ha. We were going to Joanna’s house to hang out with her for the morning but Brandy had to be somewhere at 2 and weren’t going to have enough time :(.  We have plans to meet up in the next few weeks though :)

Afterwards Erik and I headed up to Rockville for a birthday party. Sam, Kristy and Patti all have August birthdays so they combined their parties into one day. The day was filled with good food and good friends :).

Sunday morning we headed to Eastern Market for brunch with Philippe and Oriana. It was a bit rainy but we didn’t let that stop us from getting crepes for desert :)

I went with the Nutella and Banana crepe, and boy was it awesome. I want to make them every morning for breakfast…mmmm…. I bought a few fruits from the market and we headed back home.  Ella was pooped, and Erik had some work to do.. barf.. So I took the time to do my nails haha

I think it’s more of a winter color but I love it.

Tonight we are going to cheesetique with Richie and Alaina!!! I cannot even contain my excitement for this place.  They have been wanting to take us here for a loooong time, and we finally made a date! I will make sure I take pictures tonight and report back tomorrow :)

I hope everyone has a great day!


What did you do this weekend?

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