Monday, December 5, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
I made it to Belgium!!! It was a long flight and with the time difference I was very tired for a few days. Did you know that Belgium is 9 hours ahead, which means while you are eating your lunch I have already gone to bed. It is very cold here right now, 27 degrees, however, it is sunny and beautiful. I am staying with a host family in Gent, BE. Many of the buildings in Gent are from medieval times and the city has quaint cobbled streets and winding canals, it even has a real castle! On my second night here my new friends took me on a walking tour of the city. I even got try one of the most popular traditional Belgian dishes, Gentse stoverij, that is a beef stew in a rich broth and is served with fries and mayonnaise (not catchup). Well, I’m off to go try some of Belgium’s other popular foods, waffles and chocolates, yummy! I have sent a few pictures of my first few days in Gent and I will send more soon. Hope you are doing great in Seattle!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Flat Stanley is a children's book written in 1964. Here is the synopsis from Wikipedia:
Stanley Lambchop and his younger brother Arthur are given a big bulletin board by their Dad for displaying pictures and posters. He hangs it on the wall over Stanley's bed. During the night the board falls from the wall, flattening Stanley in his sleep. He survives and makes the best of his altered state, and soon he is entering locked rooms by sliding under the door, and playing with his younger brother by being used as a kite. One special advantage is that Flat Stanley can now visit his friends by being mailed in an envelope. Stanley even helps catch some art museum thieves by posing as a painting on the wall. Eventually Arthur reverts Stanley to his proper shape using an air pump used for football.
Harrison's class has read the book and they each made a Flat "Stanley" to be sent away somewhere for a visit. Flat Harrison is now in Belgium! He was emailed and arrived yesterday to stay with our friends Jill and Steve and their two kids, Bronwen and Alex. This is the email I received from Jill when he arrived:
"I just checked my email and flat Harrison has arrived, he's a little jet lagged but otherwise okay:)"We are looking forward to seeing the adventures Flat Harrison goes on! I''ll post updates as I hear them.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Before I knew I was pregnant, my friend Jennifer and I booked a long girls weekend to Southern California. She hadn't been there before so off we went. We stayed at my mom's house in Corona Del Mar. We spent one day in the Los Angeles area. We went to Hollywood and Beverly Hills. It's strange having grown up down there and I had never walked on Rodeo Drive before. It was fun but most of the day was spent in the car (traffic - ugh..). Big thanks to Catrina for being our tour guide! We hit In N Out Burger on the way back to OC. It was delish!
La Jolla Cove
The trip was fun. I survived it ok without throwing up so that was good. I even stayed up pretty late (for me...).
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Our next appointment is not for three more weeks. It's a big one. In addition to my regular check-up with my OB we have the big ultrasound. It is in this ultrasound that we found out that Harrison was a boy. This time around we're not finding out.
I am definitely feeling better these days. I was so much sicker this time around. I feel like I stayed in bed for about 8 weeks. In just three more weeks we'll be halfway there!
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
In a pub, of course...