Friday, October 29, 2010

Just won this:Because of this:

P.s. They made me pose like that.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Aaron called just to tell me that he got dressed, walked to school, and sat through class...

All with his zipper wide open. Apparently he yawned and stretched and saw some white undies.

I like him.

Life is good these days. I need to be a better blogger that doesn't just post funny things (see above) and pictures from my life. I should write real things sometimes. Like lists about what I like about my life right now...
  1. Aaron Herrmann (aka the Herrmannator) - Aaron is my best friend in the entire planet. He'll sing "Don't want to miss a thing" by Aerosmith at his loudest volume, and lip sync the parts that are too high for him. We only get to spend an hour together most nights before bed time, and that time is always spent with him cuddled up next to me, kind of like a girl child.
  2. Babies. Seeing babies, looking at pictures of babies, looking at baby things online, Aleah, Zoe, holding babies, pushing kids down when they walk.... these are all my favorite things. I can't wait til my little Peep (like easter candy) is born so I can knock him/her from his or her wobbly stance.
  3. Diet Lemonade from Chick-Fil-A. Seriously heaven. In a cup. I used to work with my friend Amanda at Hollister in the mall, she got me hooked. Being pregnant, lemonade is almost always on my mind. Oh yeah, and French fries. And Ketchup.
  4. Work. I do like my job, even if i don't really like working. I have a good boss and good co-workers and Chick-fil-A is real close which means I can get diet lemonade whenever I want.

Wait I think this list is turning into another nothing-post. But! Life is good. Aaron and I are both doing pretty good this semester. I'm debating on taking classes next semester since I'll be having a baby at the end of the semester. I guess we will see.

Pregnancy - It's not too bad. I throw up sometimes but usually I have time to run to the bathroom, or on occasion open the car door in time. Mostly, I'm exhausted. Standing and walking are my enemies because I get so dizzy. Bread is a no-no, I hate the way it smells lately. And I have been getting migraines every few days. That sounds like a whole lot of complaining, but really I just am glad I'm not ill all the time, some people get so sick pregnant! Also... I've only gained like one pound so far.

Anyway... Do you know what I'm trying to say when I say:

"Olivia is the new Ashley,"?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Does This Count as Showing?

I made these.
Don't ask me how hard it is to draw a pelvis because yeah, I had to trace it.

Friday, October 22, 2010

To our Future Children (Originally posted Oct. 22nd 2009)

dear future children,

here is the proof that we have always been this way.
even before you were born
we're really sorry.
try to remember we love you,
even if we sing "I believe in a thing called love"
in front of (and sometimes to) complete strangers
while driving


Thursday, October 21, 2010


I probably should be paying attention in class... and my teacher is talking about the Romantic period and wrote on the board

"Anywhere but here,
Anytime but now"

How did she read my mind?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Just a couple of snapshots.
Freshly showered. We don't believe in hairbrushes.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My metal detector is with me all the time.

I wish more people were having babies.

Aaron and I are going to a Jazz game tomorrow for his Halloweenie birthday.
And also maybe I got him a metal detector.

Seriously, it's all he wants in life - A metal detector. What do you think..?

Should i buy him some socks and sandals to go with it? Maybe a Hawaiian shirt? Denim Cargo shorts?


but he's all

"I bet the babies will really like to take it to the beach,"

cute. and true.

Friday, October 8, 2010

I lost a day!

Last night, I came home from work and slept for fourteen hours.


And then I went back to work.
But, it's not due to laziness, promise.

I went to sleep 36 hours ago and woke up twenty minutes later with severe pain in the back of my head. Night migraine? What? Usually my only cure for a migraine is sleeping in a closet or bathtub, or some other cool, dark place. Sleeping doesn't usually trigger them.

I woke up in the morning feeling fuzzy and spent most of my day hunched at my desk with my snuggie sleeves working as a visor. I came home and crashed.

There are some fuzzy moments around hour 7 or so when Aaron brought me a bowl of cereal in bed and we watched an episode of Eureka, and then I realized I missed class and had a take home exam due. Aaron said he'd take it to her in the morning. And then I slept for another seven hours.

So here I am, still fighting that same migrane. What is going on with you, body??

Anyway, my hair looks really great.

Going on hour 48ish, do I have a brain tumor?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Roasted Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

Here is the recipe for the best soup you will ever make:

Roasted Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

1 large or 2 small butternut squash, 3-4 pounds total
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cups chopped onion
1 chopped shallot, about 2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
1 fresh jalapeno, seeded and chopped, about 1 tablespoon
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoons black pepper
2 ripe pears, peeled, cored and cut into chunks, about 2 cups
6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
1/4 cup heavy cream

1. Roast squash: Preheat oven to 400ºF. Cut squash in half lengthwise and place cut side down on a nonstick baking pan. Pour 1/4 cup water into pan and roast for 45 minutes or until squash is tender when pricked with a fork. Remove from oven and allow to cool. (This step may be done the day before preparing the soup).

2. Prepare soup: remove seeds and peel from roasted squash. Place cooked squash in a medium bowl and mash coarsely. Set aside. In a 6 quart saucepan, heat oil and add onion, shallot, ginger, jalapeno, salt and pepper. Cook over medium-high heat until onion is soft and begins to turn light brown, about 10 minutes. Add pears and cook another 5 minutes. Measure three cups of cooked, mashed squash and add to the saucepan. Stir in broth, honey and thyme and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 15 minutes. Puree in batches in a blender or food processor, then return the soup to the saucepan. Stir in the cream and keep warm. Do not boil. Serve warm.

Makes 9 Cups
Calories: 169; fat 6 gm; protein 4.3 g; carbohydrates 30 g; fiber 6.7 g; sodium 381 mg; cholesterol 12 mg.
From pg 166 of the October 2000 edition of Country Living magazine.