Thursday, May 29, 2008

Check it off the list

Coldplay Concert
When: July 2
Where: Verizon Center, D.C.
Why: Because my little bro ROCKS!

My summer "to-do" list included going to one concert. And I LOVE checking things off that list.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Downee Oshin

I can't even imagine my life without girl friends!! From start to finish, we laughed, gabbed, stayed up way too late, gabbed some more, ate junk food, and then gabbed some more. What more could I have asked for in a weekend away?!

Here are just a few pictures (I didn't have my camera with me, so have to wait for more via e-mail)

All-You-Can-Eat Crabs at Hoopers. AJ, Sacha, and I probably ate 3 dozen all together!

Em, enjoying (??!) a little "spa treatment" via Lib's incredible epilation talents.

Sacha was brave enough to undergo above said treatment, even after watching Em's torture.

Me, laughing hysterically at Sacha and Em's pain!

Friday, May 23, 2008


I am getting ready to walk out the door and drive to the beach. I am beyond excited, as I'll get to spend the weekend with 4 of my closest girl friends. I can't wait to relax, soak in some sun, watch chick flicks and just enjoy being together. I'll be sure to post pictures of the birthday bash!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


I posted a while back about my new love of sewing. My sister gave my my granny's machine (seriously from the '70's), and I have managed to begin using it. My first project was a baby quilt, which was incredibly simple and fast to put together. It doesn't look perfect, but for a first try, I am please. I'll post pictures once we get the memory card for our new digital camera. We decided to go with the Nikon D40, because it came highly recommended and we found an incredible deal on

Now, what else to sew? I plan to make some fun gifts for people and want to attempt an easy sun dress. So if i show up at church looking a little dumpy but proud, you'll know why!!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Limes to Lemons

Our little one is 14 weeks old!! Time has flow by, and we have so much to be grateful for as we enter the second trimester. The baby is now the size of a lemon, and it's arm length is in proportion to its body. It is beginning to make facial expressions and suck its thumb! On a personal note, the end of the first trimester has meant that my slight nausea has completed disappeared and my energy has returned. I've been to the gym more in the past week and a half than I had been in the previous 10 weeks. Somehow, I actually missed my weekly workouts!? It's been a stress reliever as well as a reestablishing of routines.

Still no "baby bump" but I know that will change soon enough.

Last night Miguel and I went to the Bonefish Grill to celebrate my birthday (early). It was a great time of discussing this new season and looking back on God's goodness to us. Not to mention, we had great food and service. We both have our preference in terms of the baby's gender, but both realize either a boy or a girl will be amazing. We are still without a boy name-so send some of your favorites my way!!

Friday, May 02, 2008

Limes and other edibles

12 weeks...hard to believe we've made it this far already. I pray the coming two trimesters slow down a bit-so I can mentally adjust and prepare to the coming changes. I was weighed today at the doctors; isn't that just the MOST fun thing?! Then the nurse announced I'd lost an entire half of a pound. Was I throwing up? Not eating enough? Changing my diet to purposefully lose weight? For heaven's sakes, didn't they think that perhaps, just perhaps, it could've been due to the fact that I was wearing flipflops today and heavy shoes last month? =) On a more serious note, little Migi is now over 2" long and the size of a lime. We heard the heartbeat again today, and the nurse midwife assured me that the next visit would be easier to find the heartbeat (and see my baby bump, too).

On to other topics. Sacha makes a killer Salsa Verde (It's Judy Phillips' recipe, need I say more?). It's a fresh summer salsa, perfect for get togethers or to have on hand as a snack.

1 lb. Tomatillos (little green tomato looking things with brown husks), husked, scrubbed, and cut in half
1-2 Garlic cloves
1 Jalapeno with half of the seeds (more or less depending on desired fire)
1/2 White Onion, cut into large chunks
Lime Juice
Cilantro to taste

Put half of the tomatillos into a blender, blend until just chunky. Add all other ingredients, blend until desired texture. Add remaining tomatillos, blend again until desired chunkiness.