Friday, January 21, 2011

Love-Hate Relationship

I have a love-hate relationship with this boot.
I love it because at least when I'm wearing it I'm able to walk on my foot and ditch the miserable crutches.
I hate it because, well look at it... it's clunky and gigantic and I have to wear it for the next 6 weeks.

What happened you say?...
I really do wish I had a cool story to tell you,
like I was hiking and a giant rattlesnake popped out from behind a rock,
scared me, and caused me to trip over a big rock...
but unfortunately my story lacks in excitement.

I was simply walking to my car in a parking lot,
stepped off a deep sidewalk ledge,
my foot got caught in a drainage vent (that I didn't see because it was dark),
and well, I lost my balance and tripped.
It's as simple as that.
I'm just a little clumsy and can't walk.

But I didn't fall to the ground or anything,
the baby is okay,
but my poor foot is not.
It's a type of fracture where the bones in my midfoot dislocated and relocated, but in the process caused the ligaments around it to tear.
So in the mean time while they heal I have to wear this lovely boot for the next 6 weeks.

Just my luck.
But it could've been worse.
And I'm greatful it's not.
I'll get through these next 6 weeks, piece of cake.
What's one more obstacle while you're pregnant?
No big thang.

Happy weekend!
May you all walk straight.

Monday, January 17, 2011

4th Annual MLK Breakfast

Some people think of MLK day as just a nice monday in January that they get off from school or work.
Most people don't think of it as a holiday.
Most people don't celebrate it.
Well... we aren't most people.

This morning we held the 4th Annual MLK Breakfast at Jake's house.
It's a long standing tradition at Jake's house where we eat a feast of delicious eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit, and the best part... black and white pancakes.

Jake makes a powerful speech in the beginning that initiates the combining of the black and white pancakes that were once segregated.
We then feast upon them, combining and eating the delicious pancakes together.

And to end it all,
we read MLK Jr's famous speech, "I Have a Dream".
It is quite a joyous occasion that Chase and I look forward to every year.
Good friends, good food, and good history.
What more could you ask for?

Here are some pictures that I took so you could all feel like you were there...

The set-up for our large turn-out...
The fruit...
The bacon, sausage, eggs, and pancakes... yum!
The group.
But equal.
Little Ellie sporting her MLK shirt... LOVED it!

And my favorite part...
when they read the speech just like MLK would
Here's Chase finishing up the end of the speech...
and again I apologize for my recording skills, I'm working on it...
but sometimes I just can't help but giggle :)

Happy MLK Jr day!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!
Let me know if these pictures have convinced you to come next year...
and I'll make sure you get on the invite list ;-)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

5-Day Weekend!

This past weekend I finally took a couple of days off of work while Chase was still on winter break and we took a trip to California.

The weather was absolutely perfect,
78 degrees and sunny as can be.
You never would have known it was January by the looks of it.
Chase and I were basically pasty white compared to all of those Californians, it was ridiculous!

Here's a 360 view of the pier in San Clemente... so pretty!

Here's the view from our drive down the Pacific Coast Highway... I would drive down it everyday if I lived in California!
But beware, Chase is driving kind of fast and my video taping skills are kind of weak, so the video might make you a wee bit nauseas!

We hurried home from California today though so we could make it in time to celebrate Evelyn's 1st birthday!

Here's her opening up her presents...

And of course her first cupcake... YUM!

She started feeling the sugar rush by the end of it and couldn't stop giggling and smiling!
It was the cutest, most precious thing ever :)
Happy birthday Evy, we love you!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Goodbye 1st Trimester

Dear 1st trimester,

It is 2011 and time for a new change.
By saying goodbye to 2010 I am saying goodbye to you.
Oh how I will not miss the torment you put me through.
I look forward to what the 2nd trimester holds.
I already (almost) feel back to my normal self.
So until we meet again (not for awhile I hope),

Your least biggest fan,