Friday, January 30, 2009

where i'm at

I get asked quite often how I'm feeling, so to answer your question (this applies for this week only).

If you say Twix, I immediately must have a Twix.
If I smell a McDonald's cheeseburger, I immediately must have a McDonald's cheeseburger.
If you tell me I'm having prime rib for lunch tomorrow, I will dream about said prime rib, wake up thinking about said prime rib and thus lust after said prime rib until it is in front of me.
I eat 2 pieces of fruit every morning. I've graduated from tangerines to plums and peaches.
I'm eating a Twix as I type.
My husband's family loves a place called Salas'. I, like most every in-law does not fancy it quite like they do. All week, knowing I will have their tacos on Saturday---I have had an intense craving for Salas' all day, everyday.
The only food that brings disgust is chicken. Fried, maybe. Grilled--you'll be eating alone.
It's like my stomach and appetite are playing a vicious game of Simon Says. I'm losing.
I lost a pound.

oh, and did I say tired?

you asked :)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

my 25 things

I've been tagged a few times to do this list, so here goes:

1. I have a very hard time writing about myself, thus this has been a "draft" for awhile now.

2. My yearning to be stronger in my faith and my Walk consumes me daily.

3. I'm a very fast reader. Too fast almost, I forget what I read.

4. My desire to cook goes beyond making a good meal---the food your mom makes is always such a comfort. I want to be the mommy whose food brings comfort to my babies, no matter what age.

5. My husband taught me to "live a little". I thought I was one of those people until I met him...turns out I'm WAY more conservative in my life and decisions than I ever thought for myself.

6. I don't think I'm predictable, but I've been told I am. That bothers me.

7. My family means more to me than words can possibly express.

8. I learned this year that marriage is work, I'm not ashamed to admit that. It's the best work I've ever done.

9. I may be being too honest for this list.

10. I am very honest. Sometimes that isn't good.

11. Clean sheets could very well be my most beloved materialistic desire. The smell makes me happier than puppies and rainbows.

12. I say my prayers daily.

13. Everytime I hear Baby P's heartbeat, mine skips a beat. I just can't believe how much love I have for you sweet Baby.

14. I got to marry my best friend. Really, I did.

15. I think my husband is the hottest man alive :) I tell him everyday. That will embarrass him tremendously.

16. My math skills are zero. I struggle with that to this day.

17. I can spell ridiculous words, though.

18. I was born in Argentina, and my personality is still very much Argentine.

19. The love I have for OU is more than some people have for their pets. I can only think of one person that could rival me. (AJL)

20. My friends all complete an aspect of me that I lack. I love that.

21. I still miss Norman.

22. I hate milk. That's putting it lightly.

23. My husband knew I was pregnant before I did.

24. I am the most music-loving, non-musical person you will ever meet.

25. I can speak, read and write in Spanish fluently. I hope to pass that on to Baby P.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

baby bump? bloat.

Okay this is for our cousin Ashlee who requested the very first baby belly pic!! I've been reluctant to even take pictures because I don't see much yet---only when I lay down really, but I guess this is a good starting point to show you! I resemble a puffer fish :/ I feel much like a sea creature, that's weird I know. ha.

Please don't mind my very beautiful and sexy red fleece pants. Those and my flannel pj's are about as exciting as mama gets right now :)

So this is Baby at 12 wks/5 days---3 months!

Monday, January 26, 2009


Today marks 12wks/4days of our growing baby, and baby is measuring the size of:

a plum!!! That's the cutest plum I've ever heard of!!! Our sweet baby plum ♥

We also got the very exciting news that we will hopefully find out if it's a baby boy or baby girl on March 6th!!! Only 5 weeks

my very first award!

I was so graciously awarded my very first blog award from Lu!! Thank you!!!!

Here are the steps:

1. Say one nice thing to the man in your life:
I was given the greatest gift the day I married JR...we have a running joke in our house that I always want to spend every waking minute with him, but it is actually true! My whole life, from top to bottom is better when he is around. I am blessed beyond measure to be loved by him.

2. List at least 6 ways you measure success in your life:
walking with Christ (I'm keeping that one Lu)
the happiness I feel loving my husband the way he deserves
our families
growing our own little family
my improvement in the kitchen :) really.
learning always to be a better wife, and now a mommy.

3. Assign 5 other blogs this award: (I did 7, oops)

Sweet Simplicity
Red High Heels
The Thrasher's
Vintage Chic Home
So Happily Us
we are the rigdons
Head Over Stilettos

Thursday, January 22, 2009

BIG NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JR and I would like to ANNOUNCE that we are having a BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yep! you read right!! We are going to be mommy and daddy in early August!! It is official folks! We are so excited to share the amazing news with you! I even have some pictures to show you of our lil cutie!!

Profile of Baby P---we're thinking it has the same shaped lil head and pug nose daddy had when he was a baby :) We are so in love with this precious face.

Full body shot! Very relaxed growing inside mommy...

Our experience seeing Baby P today was so neat, and one of the most special moments we have ever had together. When the sonographer first got a look, Baby looked like he/she was enjoying a nap---arms behind the head, legs kicked up....when the Dr. came in for the next peek, Baby was none too pleased to have been woken up and was rolling around kicking some baby feet!!! I just had tears as we sat in awe of this tiny little baby making itself at home inside mommy.

On the nap view, I thought Baby would take after mommy but once it got rollin' and goin' I quickly realized it may look just like daddy and have his energy too!! I'm in for it!! ha! My dream always was to have a baby that looked just like JR---looks like I may get that cuteness!!

I am supposed to be 12 wks exactly today, but measured 12 wks/2 days---so we are on schedule to meet Baby P in early August!!!!

We feel blessed beyond words, and cannot stop talking about our sweet Baby. We say our prayers daily for a healthy, growing baby, and today we got a tiny peek at our little miracle :)

Happiness doesn't even cover it!! Joyful, thankful, blessed, you name it. We feel it.

We're having a BABY!!!!! YAY! YAY! YAY!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I've made it no secret that my skills in the kitchen are sub-par. I am void of true natural abilities in the world of cooking.

Thus, with all the things one cannot do or is not good at, curiousity strikes.

Thank goodness it did, because I've got a husband to feed.

Are you as obsessed with Tastespotting as I am????? I cannot get enough. The pictures, variety, oh my. If you haven't been yet, go now. No, really. Go NOW.

Here's a recipe found on Salt and Turmeric, via Tastespotting, for Cheesy Garlic Biscuits. Yeah, those Red Lobster ones. I know you know which ones I'm talking about...those.

1 pack buttermilk biscuit mix (I used Bisquick, about 1 1/2cups)
1 1/2cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp oregano
3/4 tsp garlic salt

1. Preheat oven to 400F. Spray cooking sheet with non-stick spray.
2. Put biscuit mix, cheese and milk in a bowl and mix well to form a sticky dough.
3. Using spoon, drop lumps of dough onto cookie sheets 1.5 in apart. Bake for 10min.
4. In a bowl, melt butter and mix with oregano and garlic salt.
5. When the timer goes off, take them out and brush with butter mixture and bake 5min at 400F and another 5-6min at 350F
6. Transfer into a plate and serve immediately.

Link away you chef you :)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

highlight of my week

because i love him

A sure-fire way to impress my husband is in the kitchen, he isn't much of a sweets fan which leaves me eating entire cakes all by myself (doesn't bother me much) and I am very much an amateur in the kitchen. Very much. Thus, I must find recipes that do not include sugar and baking to woo the Mr.

He has some tried and true faves, so whenever I come across a recipe for one of them I get excited to try it out for him!!

Courtesy of Dine and Dish, a recipe for one of husband's favorites: Pasta Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara from Real Simple Magazine

1 pound linguine or spaghetti
6 strips bacon, diced
4 egg yolks
1 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped

Cook the pasta according to the package directions.

Meanwhile, fry the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat. Transfer to a paper towel and reserve the drippings.

In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks. Still whisking constantly, add 2 tablespoons of the drippings. Working quickly, add the drained pasta and Parmesan to the yolk mixture and toss to combine. Add the salt, pepper, parsley, and bacon. Serve immediately. (The heat of the pasta cooks the eggs, but not thoroughly. It may be advisable for young children, the elderly, and anyone with a compromised immune system to avoid eating this dish.)

Tip: Use a pair of clean scissors or kitchen shears, not a knife, to dice the bacon. It’s much quicker and makes less of a mess.

His Mrs.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

oh yummo

Have you ever had these?

Gaw, they're good.
I'm enjoying

Monday, January 12, 2009


One of my all-time favorite foods, is macaroni & cheese!!! I LOVE IT!

I have tried several recipes, and cannot find that perfect one! Please, if you have a favorite recipe for my beloved mac-n-cheese to share I would be forever grateful!!

I'll try them all :)

Friday, January 09, 2009


Love the color combo of this room, per Desire to Inspire, oh how lovely. Or maybe it's the darker hue'd walls with rich drop length curtains---simple with a hint of drama and warmth. Love it.

building ideas...

yeah yeah

Is he a great guy? Sure.

Our guy is pretty awesome too, and all I heard those brown-nosing commentators talk about the WHOLE game was TEBOW, TEBOW, TEBOW.

The game was OU vs. Florida, it was not the Tebow Bowl. It was the Orange Bowl. Yes, we made mistakes, I ofcourse must own up to that, and will. Shame though, on the media for over-hyping a quarterback who runs the whole game. What a defense we were up against, monsters, they are.

(oh, and longhorns---you laugh, but you would have been ripped to longhorn smitherines by the 2nd quarter and would have turned into a Meers please, withhold your hateful commentary)

Atleast our QB can complete a pass.

I don't consider myself a sore loser.

Boomer Sooner. What a loss :(

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

special day

Today is a very special day, because it is Lu's BIRTHDAY!!! You are officially old today, though I know I'm following right behind you :)

We truly could not ask for a better friend in you, and so today is a day of celebration for all of us who are so blessed to have you in our lives. You are filled with such a gracious heart and the kindest of souls and I am forever grateful to call you my best friend.

JR and I both, love you so very much, and to us you are a friend, a sister, and a part of our family.

You have been such a huge part of my life, and I look forward to sharing many many more years to come with my very dearest!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LU, we hope you your first day as a 26 year old is an awesome one!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

sunday delight

I'm making strawberry cake with cream cheese frosting right now.

That makes me delightfully happy...

happy sunday y'all.