Sunday, December 20, 2009

My first video!

The Studly Hubby helped me put together a video so all y'all (Texan plural) can see my bump and the house in its full holiday charm (please forgive the messiness).

Here it is! I edited it using iMovie on the mac which has all kinds of neat transitions and things.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Where in the world is Ward?

Our friend Ward has become an unfortunate victim of modern technology and I'm afraid it's all my Studly Hubby's fault. The Studly Hubby used his phone to snap a picture of Ward enthusiastically holding up two bottles of hard-to-get Templeton Rye whiskey (made in Iowa and distributed only to Iowa and Illinois) that the Studly Hubby had brought back from a holiday trip. The picture got sent out to a few creative people, messed with a little bit and then turned into a viral epidemic over email... these are just three of about 10 pictures that were sent around on Friday.

Poor Ward! Fortunately he took it all well. And I think he would say it's worth it for the chance at some Templeton Rye.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Baby user manual

The Studly Hubby's new favorite book:

"Operating Instructions and advice on 1st year maintenance"

Available at

And for two years from now:

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Christmas Party '09

It's nice to have a spouse that works in industry because they have fancy Christmas parties, and if I'm lucky I get invited. We have been to some really awesome Christmas parties in our day, the best were put on by the first company he ever worked for back in the homeland (Iowa) and everyone would go out and buy ball gowns and dance all night and get wasted and stumble up to a hotel room afterwards and leave the kids at home for the night. We were wee college tikes and thought it was a pretty great time.

Now that we're all grown up we still try to have a good time and so I was excited to get invited to this year's party. It was James Bond themed, so I put on a black dress and got some flashy shoes (flats of course, now that they're in I couldn't resist) and we headed downtown (Bellevue) to party down.

Me just before - it's amazing what lipstick and dim lighting can do!

The flashy shoes

The Studly Hubby, sipping on a bond-like martini

James Bond, or at least a hired look-alike that really looked like him! It spooked me out a little. If you want to hire James Bond to come to your next party, you can! Here is his website.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

28 Weeks

Baby gained FOUR POUNDS over Thanksgiving! I hope baby is not so demanding at Christmas...!