November 27, 2011

Friends, food, food, food, and more food...

This was the first Thanksgiving that both of us have not traveled since we both were in high school! After running around for the last 15 years, we were excited to stay put and relax. A group of close friends in Austin have celebrated here for the last few years, so we decided to host everyone over at our place for Friendsgiving.

The day would not have been possible without the incredible culinary talents of Meghan Hack and Andy Sabola - from the pate to the pork rillettes to the cornbread/sausage/oyster stuffing to the pumpkin bourbon cheesecake, we were all wowed at every course.

Sarah showing off her Grandma Betty traits
Turkey day uniforms

Apps started at noon

Fancy home depot bucket for brining

Meghan doing her magic... note the booze in the backgorund - may have overdone it a bit.

Birthday Boy Essie claimed he could get 99% of the meat off the turkey...

...he succeeded.

Final spread. Ridiculous.

Obligatory belly pic at 22 weeks. She's growing!!

November 14, 2011

Weekend in Playa

We had the most amazing weekend in Playa Del Carmen, celebrating the nuptials of our dear friends, Brian and Meghan Hack. Meghan (aka Queen Hostess) did an unbelievable job planning the weekend, and we are already missing Mexico.

In baby news, I felt our daughter move this week. What a strange yet exciting feeling! When I told Justin to come feel her, of course she wouldn't perform on command. So, I promptly started poking my stomach to get her moving. Justin immediately pulls my hand away and says, "Don't poke my baby girl!" Apparently she already has Daddy wrapped around her little finger...

View from our balcony, complete with a hot tub and outdoor kitchen

A rehearsal dinner isn't complete with a cigar roller - so fascinating to watch

Testing out the said cigars

21 weeks

We heart Brian & Meghan!

The newlyweds fist dance

November 7, 2011


It's hard to believe we're already halfway through the pregnancy. The first half drug out just a bit with all of the nausea, but I have a sneaking suspicion that the next 20 weeks will fly by (mostly because we still have LOTS to do to prepare). Baby T will travel to Mexico, to Kansas City, to Florida twice, and to NYC before she makes her big debut in March.

We had our 20 week ultrasound this week, and our baby girl passed with flying colors. Knowing her Type A, first born-parents, we're not really surprised:) It's actually pretty incredible what they can test for at this ultrasound, literally measuring almost every body part and major organ. While I haven't been able to feel movement yet, she is extremely active when we see her on screen (the ultrasound tech even used the word "sassy"... yikes).
20 weeks

Baby T's profile with her hand under her chin. Although we're pretty biased, we think she's just beautiful;)