Wednesday, April 23, 2008

State Governments

So this is what state governments do.... Remind me why we pay state taxes again?

Monday, April 21, 2008

Red Wine and Rootbeer Floats

Red wine and rootbeer floats are the two things that I've been craving lately. (I haven't really had any of the rumored strange pregnancy cravings. Everything that I've wanted to eat has been pretty normal. No "pickles and ice cream" combinations or anything like that.) Early on I wanted popsicles all the time, and then for a while I wanted Arby's roast beef sandwiches. Now I'm finding that there are two things that I want: red wine and rootbeer floats (well, sometimes it's just rootbeer). Given that alcohol consumption is strongly discouraged during pregnancy, I haven't allowed myself to have any red wine. However, rootbeer floats are becoming something commonly seen around the house. (And even though there's quite a bit of sugar in the floats, I'm at least making them with caffeine-free rootbeer.)

D-25 and counting....

Monday, April 07, 2008


My mommy, along with two of my sisters, came to visit over this past weekend. Jimmy's mommy's friends hosted a baby shower for me ('cause I'm going to be a mommy soon), and I was excited to have my mommy there for the occasion. Though my mommy and my sisters (who are also mommys) didn't get to stay very long, it was nice to be able to show them the new house and just spend time visiting with them.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Dallas and Dead Presidents

For a little anniversary getaway, Jimmy and I went to Dallas this past weekend. We found very good rates at a fancy hotel, visited the big mall and the neighboring American Girl store (which Jimmy found a little overwhelming), and visited the Sixth Floor Museum. In retrospect, I think it's kinda funny (and interesting, and perhaps a bit morbid) that we visited Ford's Theatre, the place where Lincoln was shot, on our honeymoon and then visited the Sixth Floor Museum (which was formerly the Texas School Book Depository) and the grassy knoll, the place where Kennedy was shot, on our first anniversary. Maybe we'll have to try to make a trip to Buffalo, NY or back to Washington DC to carry on the trend....