Thursday, March 14, 2013


Yesterday was my 29th birthday.  I am normally all about my birthday-like I start counting down as soon as my sister Missy's birthday(February 13th) is over.  This year was different.  I think I am just so excited for Brent's 30th(March 25th) and for July 13th :) that my birthday just crept up on me.  Brent went all out to make sure I had a memorable day.

Brent had to get up extra early for work and I of course stayed asleep.  When I woke up this was next to our bed
All of my favorites for a breakfast in bed, accompanied by a sweet note.  I was impressed, he even put the yogurt and fruit in a bowl filled with ice so they wouldn't go bad. 

I spent the morning doing some shopping and treated myself to lunch and hot chocolate at our favorite bagel place
 The middle cup holds the chocolate chips and you add it to the milk yourself.  I can make it as chocolaty as I want :) (not sure if chocolaty isn't a word but oh well!)

My favorite avocado bagel.  Come visit me, I will take you here!

Brent came home from work at around 2 and we spent the afternoon together.  It was really nice here yesterday so we took advantage of it and went on a walk and hung out in the park

 Then he cooked me dinner :) 
Apps-Bruschetta with non-alcoholic champagne, yum!

For dinner he marinated steak for steak fondue-it was delicious and hit the spot!

Dessert-clementines and chocolates.  I'm not 100% what the chocolates were, but they were amazing!!  It is taking all of my willpower not to go in the fridge where the chocolates are and eat them!!

Thank You Brent for an amazing 29th Birthday!!  Thank you to everyone who e-mailed or sent me birthday messages! It all made my day extra special!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

22 Weeks

Baby is just over 22 weeks! He/She is the size of a spaghetti squash and weighing in at just over 1 pound! Baby's eyes have formed but the irises are still without color.  As you can see my belly is growing and I am starting to get the comments from people(mostly people I have just met) about how big and/or too small I am.  Can't please everyone :) 

Brent and I went out yesterday to do some research on strollers and I have to say, he looks pretty good pushing a stroller

But his baby holding skills do need some work before July 

Here is last weeks belly picture.  There has been some definite growth this week!

Have a good week!


Monday, March 4, 2013

How Have I Never Noticed This???

Brent and I have been living in Utrecht for almost a year.  In the same apartment.  Yesterday while walking home from the city center I noticed this

Yep, the street is Kemper Street.  I have been walking and/or biking past this street almost daily since March. What is even worse, is the place where we always got our wine before I was pregnant is on this street...and I never noticed the street name!  
So much for being the observant person I thought I was :)