Friday, 28 June 2013
How far along? 24 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: gained 12 lbs
Maternity clothes? No! The way I am carrying I can still wear my tights & pants with longer shirts
Stretch marks? No (hopefully it stays that way)
Sleep: Sleeping good
Best moment this week: picking out baby items with Ryan for the baby registry
Miss Anything? steaming hot baths !!
Movement: all the time especially after a nice big glass of chocolate milk
Food cravings: homemade hamburgers & grapefruit
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: more aches & pains
Belly Button in or out? Officially out and everyone notices
Wedding rings on or off? Still on :)
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! Especially when working on the nursery and shopping for baby items.
Looking forward to: Doctor's appointment, just a check-up but we get to hear the heartbeat again!
Wednesday, 26 June 2013
We had a late father’s day dinner/ goodbye to my parents who leave on a missions trip to Africa.
I have never made cheesecake before but found a great recipe. The cheesecake turned out great. I ended up using orea cookies on the bottom instead. Click for the link to the cheesecake
My parents leave for a trip to Africa so I made a quick goodie bag of favorites for on the plane.chocolate peanut butter pretzels, realfruit, droppies
They are going to Malawi, Africa and will be visiting the following:
Orphan care centers
Soy Milk Site – produces milk for the orphans
HospitalPalliative Care Center
HospitalPalliative Care Center
The trip is more about checking out the different projects to see if we want to partner with or fund a project in the area.
They will be staying with missionary families. Pray for safety, health & God’s direction/wisdom!
Friday, 21 June 2013
Tonight we went to a gender reveal for my sister-in-law and brought a few sweets :)!
I made blue & pink cake pops and chocolate covered pretzels
Bake 1 cake and let it cool. Transfer the cake to a large bowl and crumble.
Add in frosting a little bit at a time until the cake is moist and can hold a ball shape (about 3-4 spoonfuls).
Use an ice-cream scoop and scoop out 2 balls of cake mixture.
Roll the mixture into a tight ball and place on wax paper on a cookie tray.
Repeat until all the cake mixture has been rolled into balls.
Melt a small amount of blue & pink chocolate (preferably candy melts) in the microwave at 30 second intervals until completely melted.
Dip the tip of the cake pop sticks into the chocolate and insert about halfway into the cake balls.
Freeze for about 25 minutes
Chocolate covered pretzels
Melt pink & blue chocolate (preferably candy melts) for 30 second intervals in the microwave
Cover part of the pretzel smoothing with a butter knife
Sprinkle with sprinkles of your choice
Lay to dry on wax paper - they won't stick to the wax paper :).
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
So I picked up this 'whale' baby bathtub from a garage sale a few weeks ago. I decided to stick to the 'whale theme' for the bathroom. The bathroom is not complete yet but here is a sneak preview...
My Mom painted me a whale picture for the wall! I love it !!!
Sunday, 16 June 2013
Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there and Dad's to be!
Friday, 14 June 2013
How far along? 22 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: gained 10 lbs (on par with a healthy weight gain)
Maternity clothes? Bought a few dresses, but not wearing any yet
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: Sleeping good but having a hard time sleeping on my back
Best moment this week: PAINTING THE NURSERY :)
Miss Anything? not really, on a hot day maybe a long island ;)
Movement: lots of kicking in the morning time and evening especially after I eat. Ryan has felt a strong kick as well.
Food cravings: Fruits & jumbo freezes but no particular craving. Turned off from fast food/processed foods.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Carrots?
Have you started to show yet: definitely looking pregnant finally (see picture above)
Gender prediction: Girl and my husband thinks Boy. We are not finding out the gender
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: just tired at night probably cause I'm trying to complete so many projects before baby comes
Belly Button in or out? Officially out
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Finishing the nursery (pictures to follow when it's complete)
An adorable outfit my sister just bought!
Thursday, 13 June 2013
Today was a sunny day in White Rock so we took Cypress to the beach.
Baby Gray is getting bigger and kicking like crazy..we are in the 5th month now.
Ryan & I hosted my family for dinner tonight.
Homemade focaccia bread
Apple & Feta Quinoa Salad
Beef & Pepper Kabobs
My first time making this for dessert so I was a little nervous,
however it turned out great & everyone loved it.
Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
Monday, 10 June 2013
Our honeymoon - Italy !!!
Chapter 1:Deli meats, gelato & island of Capri in Naples
Our first stop was Naples where we went for a day to Island of Capri (our favourite place).
We took a gondola to the top of the island that had an amazing view.
Chapter 2: Pizza, Cathedrals and Sun in Rome
Pantheon, Colosseum, Vatican City
Trastevere Streets, Trevi Fountain
Roman Cathedrals, Flori Markets, Date night!
Chapter 3: Leather, markets & Salami in Florence
off to the market!
Chapter 5: Cannoli, birthday love & gondola's in Venice
Saturday, 8 June 2013
It was truly the perfect day!
My husband Ryan & I
Wedding dress from Bridal Gallery
Tuxedo from Lisa's Bridal
Wedding location Furry Creek Golf Course
Photography by Elle&R Photography