Friday, September 23, 2011

TGIF and First Day of Fall!!

It's FRIDAY everyone!!!  Finally.  I hope you all have a fantastic weekend planned!

Although it's the first official day of Fall, it sure doesn't feel like it here in Washington D.C.  It's like 80 degrees, humid as usual and rainy - bleh!

Oh well, at least it's Friday and I can go home and relax for two days! 

I hope you all enjoy your weekend!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Bella's Birthday

Today is Bella Boo's 6th birthday!!  I can't believe that we have had her for 6 years.  Time really flies so fast.  So, in honor of her big day, Mike and I threw her a little birthday party last night complete with all her stuffed animal friends and some delicious steak au poive and duck confit leftovers from our dinner Saturday night, mixed in with her regular food.  She was so happy!

Here are the pictures from the bash...

Happy birthday Bella, we love you!!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

DC Gripes

It's been a while since I've really complained about living here in DC, so I figured that it was time to gripe a little!

Here goes nothin...

The DC metro is the most nauseating mode of public transportation EVER!  Now that I'm metro-ing to work I can officially say that the metro conductors are awful drivers!  All they do is brake every two seconds and then brake super HARD when approaching a stop - BARF CENTRAL!!!

Then, when you get off the vomet-ro relieved that you didn't hurl, you have to deal with the escalators not working!  This is very bad for older people who have trouble walking, people in poor health, and tired pregnant ladies!! ARG.  Fix the damn escalators DC!

Ok, so the next gripe is about the mosquitoes.  I'm not so surprised that they are swarming (and have been ALL summer) because that's the way it is EVERY summer in this swamp land, but this summer is out of control.  This summer, they are out and on the attack, and are attacking me!  And, to top it off I just heard on the news that because of all the rain we've had recently, and flooding, that the mosquitoes will be around for at least another 3 weeks!  Mosquitoes in October?  NOT OK!

I guess I'll be riding the metro with my mosquito bitten legs, trying not to puke for the foreseeable future.  I hate DC.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Avoiding Maternity Clothes

Hi guys!  Happy Friday!  So here's a little secret that I've been keeping from you...I'm preggers!  Yup, 16 weeks yesterday, and whatta ya know?!  My jeans don't fit me anymore!

Ugh.  Seriously, I am thrilled to be having a baby, but at the same time my favorite fashion season is approaching and I can't wear any of my cute clothes - ahhhhhhhhhh!

I can still fit into some of my jeans with this contraption called the "Belly Band" which is basically a tube top that you wear over the button and zipper of your pants - which are both undone!  It fully just holds your pants up while you are busting out of them.  Here's a picture:
I'm wearing one right now with my AG tomboy jeans, which I am obsessed with, and it's still not that hoo.

I am waiting for a pair of maternity jeans to arrive from the Gap, so we'll see how they work out, but I really don't want to have to buy a whole slew of maternity clothes!  I know that I'll have to buy some pants for work, but hopefully not an entire new wardrobe.

I really would love to just wear leggings and long sweaters and high boots all fall and winter long...I'll keep you posted on my growth and purchases!  Wish me luck!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day Weekend: Southern Style

Happy Labor Day everyone!  I hope your long weekend has been as enjoyable as ours.  We've relaxed, watched movies, shopped, cooked, and had really good eats all weekend long.

Here are some pics of the southern style supper we cooked up on Saturday night.  On the menu: baby back ribs, collard greens, and curly fries....soo good!