Sunday, August 31, 2008


Here are some pictures of Uga VII's debut. He started off his career with a win over Georgia Southern. While falcon tasted good, he's looking forward to tastier treats this upcoming season- especially some gator, eagle, and bee. If anyone (Scott... Jason...) is up for a good old fashioned bet, Daniel and I are in. Go Dawgs!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Tropical Cake

Here is a recipe from my mom. She recently made it for one of my good friends, Christy, who recently had her little Zoe. Christy and her family said it was delicious. I have yet to make it, but I plan on trying it out soon!

Tropical Cake

Beat together:
Yellow cake mix
1 stick melted butter or margarine
1 large can of mandarin oranges with all the juice
4 eggs

Bake in 13 X 9 pan that has been sprayed with Pam. Bake at 325 for 30 minutes or until done. Cool.

Mix together:
1 large can crushed pineapple (slightly drained)
1 large instant vanilla pudding

Stir in:
12 ounces Cool Whip (there is only an 8 or 16 ounces so I used 3/4 of the16 ounce)
1 cup chopped walnuts (or you can use pecans)
Cover cake and refrigerate.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Our First Three Babies

Here are our three dogs! Maxer is on the far left, Louie (the crazy one) is in the middle, and Pilot in on the left. We removed a very comfy chair in our bedroom where Pilot or Louie would always sleep and replaced it with a brown leather loveseat that we had no longer had room for in the piano (now office) room. The dogs don't jump up on the sofa to sleep anymore, so Pilot and Max have gotten into the habit of sharing a doggie bed (similar to this one, but in our bedroom) at night. This picture was taken the other night when Louie just had to sit next to his big brother. I persuaded Max to sit next to Louie (which is why she's backwards) and snapped a picture--- I believe this is the ONLY picture we have of our three dogs together. One big happy family!

Nursery Update

Matt and I finished up one of the last things for the nursery- the window treatments! We bought the curtain rods at Target, and Matt hung them Sunday. While I attempted to iron out all the wrinkles on the brown long curtains and the valances, Matt did an excellent job of tying the bows. I just didn't have the patience for all that tying. I think it really adds a lot to the room!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Daniel's Nursery

Here are some pictures of Daniel's nursery. We're going with a safari theme, though transportation ran a close second. The pattern is Paradise by Cotton Tale. Matt says that planes can still fit the nursery--- they fly over jungles, right? We'll just have to keep our eyes out for the perfect plane to hang in the room. My mom and I were at a baby shower, and the mom-to-be was given the cutest lion soap pump and giraffe toothbrush holder for the bathroom. After we found out they were sold at Target, we went and I was able to get everything for the baby's bathroom. It was originally decorated in palm trees from Matt's old apartment, and while he mentioned that palm trees also went with the jungle theme, he did agree that the stuff that I got was very "cute". He's a great (and smart) guy to let me have my way with decorating!
The brown chair with ottoman is the most comfortable chair ever. Everybody who has sat in it agrees that it's like being hugged by a teddy bear (funny we all came up with the same comparison), and it swivels in all directions. The drawers in the 5-chest dresser have lots of little clothes in them thanks to family, friends, and especially my sister-in-law, Kristy- we have lots of adorable hand-me-downs from our nephew Carter who was born last December. For all you Georgia fans, you should be happy to know that Daniel has lots of UGA onesies to show his school spirit come football time. Go Dawgs!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Puppy Pilot

As Matt was clearing all of the boxes out of the baby's closet, he found these adorable pictures of Pilot as a puppy. It's hard to believe he was ever that small! Just check out the size of those paws! Click on the one of him sitting and focus on his face--- his little baby teeth are showing!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Santa and the Ultrasound

We had an exciting weekend! Matt's mom and grandmother came over from Louisiana to spend some time with us. We had a great visit. One of the highlights was probably the 3D/4D ultrasound. We all (plus my mom) went to Images from the Womb to have the ultrasound. We pull into the parking lot, and as we walk into the building, we notice a red sports car with a vanity licence plate: MRYCRMS (or something like that). We guessed that the car must have been a Christmas present. When we walked into the office, we realized we were mistaken. Apparently, Santa's other ride besides a sleigh is a red convertible for there behind the counter was Santa Claus. He quickly took us back to the room. We spent about an hour looking at Daniel on a nice flat screen tv. And when I say looking at Daniel, we mostly saw his hands. For most of the time, he had one or both of his hands near his face, blocking out a full face picture. As you can see in one picture, he played peekaboo with us. He also had his back to my belly button, facing my back, with his legs pulled up, so we didn't get it verified that it was boy. The elf, err... nurse, who gave me my 20 week ultrasound was very certain that it was a boy, so I'm holding onto that! Santa gave me an icepack to put on my stomach, in the hopes that it would make Daniel uncomfortable enough to move positions. He takes after both of his parents, though, and was pretty laid back-- no big movements! I ended up poking him, and right at the very last minute, he moved his hand to the very side of his face, so we ended up with a few good pictures of him. It was truly amazing- we got to see him yawn and everything. He looks like such a little man! It's hard to believe that in less than 8 weeks, he'll be here with us. I just hope he decides to put his hands down before then!