Friday, February 27, 2009

mother of the year strikes again

My good friend Ashley agreed to help me make a nursing cover. Is it perfect? Not even close. Did I have fun making it? You bet, and I guess that's all that matters. When I picked out the fabric the lady cutting it was like "oh this looks like olives in a martini glass" (typical Wisconsin reaction)then she got a funny look on her face when I told her what I was making. I'm hoping people don't think I'm some drunkard that is slippin' the baby some devils brew. If my baby sleeps through the night you may question me but for now the "olive martini" nursing cover says nothing about my parenting skills.

Monday, February 23, 2009


Is it pathetic that I knew exactly which Full House episode it was within the first minute based on what DJ was wearing? I'm actually really good at knowing what happens in each episode but I think this was done in record time. Do I need a hobby?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

pHoTo TaG

I TAG....

This is a cake I made for a friends baby shower. Yes I realize it's not your typical "baby shower" cake but I tried to make it look like the pattern she used in her nursery. This reminds me....I should try making/decorating another cake one of these days. Knowing me I'll make it, eat it all before David gets home and feel the need to make another one to share with him. Maybe I'll just pass and munch on some yummy celery sticks....hum....choices choices.

Friday, February 13, 2009

saving it for later

David and I got a jumpstart on the v-day celebration and went out for ice-cream and a movie (Taken, I recommend it) anyway he dropped me off at the door to get our tickets and I'm standing and waiting, standing and waiting. It was super crowded and by the time David and I met up I of course had to go to the bathroom. As I pass by the mirror I see I have chocolate ice-cream stuck on my chin!!! Shoot, I spent good money on that ice-cream to just let it go to waste! This whole time nobody said anything (I never do either but wish I would) even the sweet girl that gave me the tickets didn't say a word. Huh. The best part is I was paranoid about having something in my teeth, the thought of me drooling ice-cream never crossed my mind!

Monday, February 9, 2009

dancing fool take 2

Lately the baby has been moving around like crazy! I LOVE IT!!!! There have been a few times where he kicks so hard it literally shoots me up out of bed! He's most active at night and must be learning a few tricks from Elaine!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

dancing fools

Last night I had to chaperone at a youth stake dance. I was the only leader from my ward going and I was leaving David some hints to come to the dance with me. He kept asking if I wanted him to come but I did the typical girl thing and said "no it's fine" and quickly turned away. I started getting ready for the dance and it reminded me of the good ol days and how I would get all dressed up and excited to go dance and hope that certain boys were/weren't there! David agreed to go with me and my mind changed into 14 year old mode again and I kept wishing the dj would play something slow so he would sweetly ask me to dance. Well that didn't happen. Somewhere around 8:15 I switched from 14 year old to 80 year old. The music was too loud, too weird, (we kept pulling for Brian Adams) and I had to go to the bathroom every five minutes. I did try to keep the 14 year old spark in my heart by wishing the dj would play something slow. Anyway now we're dancing and once again switch over to 80 year old mode as we're swaying there we are both having aching legs and my hips felt like jello. I about fell asleep on the ride home too! Sheesh! What is happening to the spunky Jod? I blame it on the pregnancy and the fact we worked out hard that morning. Sounds good right?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

29 weeks

This picture was actually taken last week but don't worry I look exactly the same...seriously I'm wearing the same shirt! I had an appt today and everything looked/sounded great so 11 weeks until the big arrival! I've loved being pregnant (well my emotions are all over the place but other than that!) I'm really nervous for the future but also thrilled to death by it! Pregnancy is definately different than I thought it would be. I can handle certain things I didn't think I would be able to and other normal things I find myself struggling with but overall I can't complain. Physically I feel great and he moves a lot which I love. It's been great spending this time with David just being able to talk about the future and read and try to learn (and forget) as much as we can! I just can't believe I have 11 (give or take) weeks, I really need to step up the shopping!

worst mother of the year award coming my way!

I think I might have already mentioned this in an earlier post but I CAN NOT bake a decent let alone amazing chocolate chip cookie to save my life! I can't seem to find the right butter, greased/ungreased sheet, too many chips/not enough chips, too crispy, too flat etc. etc. I've never been a huge cookie fan, especially chocolate chip but as I approach motherhood I realize that I'm going to be depriving my children of the all-american cookie and that really hurts me. They will not have anything to look forward to after school and will sneek out in the middle of the night to run to the neighbors house for fresh baked cookies. sigh. I have a batch in the oven right now so we'll see how this's a cake box recipe which will probably result in a good cookie but I want that original sugar/flour/egg combo that I grew up with. Wish me luck! 7 minutes and counting!