Monday, March 30, 2009

Half Way

This is my official half-way week. I'll be 20 weeks exactly on Wednesday, which is also the day I go in for my ultrasound. And just to reassure some worried people: even though it's April Fools Day on Wednesday, the gender I announce on my blog (assuming we have a cooperative baby) will be the correct gender. No April fooling here.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Foodie Friday #14 - Blue Adobe Grille

Welcome back to Foodie Friday.
(for an explanation of the ratings, see here)

Blue Adobe Grille

144 N. Country Club, Mesa

Price: $$$

Taste: * * * *
S&A: * * * * *
Value: * * * *

Blue Adobe Grille is New Mexico cuisine. They have an extensive menu of both traditional Mexican style food (enchiladas, chimichangas, etc.) as well as New Mexican style food, which they call "Blue Plates".

We tried one of each style. I got a beef chimichanga, which I thought was good - just what you would expect from a chimi at a restaurant. Jake got the Chorizo Stuffed Chicken. It was supurb. We will go back just for that. Not only was it stuffed with fontina cheese (a melted Mexican cheese) and chorizo, but it was also covered in their special Amaretto mushroom sauce. Our server said that they use that sauce for a lot of their dishes. If we don't get the chicken next time, we'll definitely get something with this sauce on it.

Blue Adobe Grille is a must-visit place for Arizonans. It comes with my high recommendation. While it is pricier than most places we visit, we went with a coupon from the Entertainment Book, and it was quite affordable and very delicious.

Overall Rating: 4¼ Stars

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Appliance Poll

We're moving into a new house, and due to unfortunate circumstances, we now have the opportunity to pick out our own appliances.

Here's a picture of the kitchen. The cabinets are light wood, the counters are sort of a brown/tan/black granite, the floors are light tan travertine, and the walls will be warm gray.

We originally had stainless, so that's what I've pictured in it, but now that's changed. I've heard that stainless is hard to clean, but I think it looks nice.

With money not a factor at all, what color appliances would you choose?

  • White
  • Black
  • Stainless
  • Other

Please discuss.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


I found it. Under my bed. And yes, I looked there in December. It was right smack dab in the middle, in between the comforter we never use (only removed this week to sell) and the couch cushions we also never use.

We'll see if it still fits this afternoon.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A Comparison

17 weeks, 6 days
(just over 4 months along)

Pregnancy #1 .................................. Pregnancy #2
................................................... (today)

Monday, March 16, 2009

New Digs

Do you like it? (i.e.: can you see its potential?)

Cause chances are, we'll be moving into it at the beginning of May.

Monday, March 09, 2009

We Camped

It was cold and fun. Both those things.

Friday, March 06, 2009

5 Years Ago Today


(dress by Stephanie)

My family.
some notes: missing brother, long-haired sister, unplanned matching coral sister outfits.

Jake's family.
(missing a brother here too.)

Post-Luncheon, Pre-Reception
Yes, that's me helping to set up. Not cause I needed to, just cause I'm sort of a perfectionist.

"Backyard" Reception
I always wanted my wedding reception to be in my back yard. But when I was in college, my parents up and moved. To a condo. So this is in the common area of their condo community. But if you look in the upper right-hand corner of this picture, you can see the fence to my old back yard. So really, it wasn't too far from where I always dreamed it would be.

The Band
I know what you're thinking. "You got foreign holiday to play at your wedding???"
Yes we did. Cause we were popular. Um, right?

It's been a happy 5 years. Thanks for that, Jake.
And happy birthday.

Monday, March 02, 2009

The Cat Told Me To

Sophie will do anything this cat tells her to.


(change the voice to "Beth" for the best voice effect)