Friday, May 28, 2010

10 little things

 Here are 10 little things in my life that I would like to share with you:
1.  My love for coffee is back!  I can not get enough.  It is mostly decaf, but with the clearance from my Dr. on Wednesday, I've been savoring every sip of that precious caffeine!
2.  Dallas, our sweet pup, he has really won us over the last few months.  His latest new game, he LOVES to play hide and seek!  We started with the frisbee and he's so proud of himself when he finds it.
3.  Annabelle.  Need I say more?  I just love feeling her inside of me kicking and caring on.  It's so neat to know that she started as nothing and is growing into a person.  I'm more than humbled.
4.  Couponing.  I went to southern savers workshop last night and I'm really looking forward to saving some major cash in the budget!
5.  TBA.  There is some really uber exciting news on the brink that i have been sworn to secrecy about.  And I can not wait to share... all in good time!
6.  cooking.  I'm really enjoying being on the other side on the bar, cooking, baking and all sorts of fun stuff.  What was really encouraging, I made Mediterranean pitas the other night and thought that we should add some Greek yogurt to it, the recipe didn't call for it, but I did it any ways.  The look on Frank's face when I told him, was awesome!
7.  My Vera Bradley calender
8.  Summer dresses... makes those hot flashes bearable!
9.  Date night.
10.  Baby wise.. I hear it is the only way to survive babies and parenthood.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Adventrues of Abbey in the kitchen.

I have a fear of being a bad mom.  I do.  There are silly things that I have in my mind that will classify me as a bad mom:
1.  Not being fun enough for my kids.  Not creating enough good memories for them to remember me by.  My mom created so many good memories with us, I want to be like that!
2.  Not being affectionate enough.  To them and their sweet daddy.
3.  Not playing enough.  What if Frank is the fun parent but they are stuck with me all day... that would not be okay with me.
4.  Being a bad cook, and when I say that, I really mean the lack of cooking/ baking.

So to compensate for the things that I can work on now, I have started with #4.  The other night I made muffins for frank and I to have all week for breakfast.  They were good and did what they were intended to do.  However there were a few problems.
1.  I used every measuring cup (it was premixed, just add eggs, oil and milk!)
2.  I made the biggest mess ever, frank sat on the other side of the bar and silently laughed at me the whole time.
3.  They were fiber muffins... Lord knows frank does not need any fiber and well, I'm preggers... enough said!

The next night I made peanut butter cookies and it was a disaster.  All the dishes that I cleaned from the previous said story were made dirty again.  I did not grease the pan, so the cookies were burnt on the bottom and they were not done enough.  DANG IT!  I'm failing... sorry Annabelle and future baby Robertson's!!

Night before last I made this:

It is so easy and it was good!  Easy left overs for work and the hubby LOVED it! 
Improvements to make:
1.  Defrost chicken before hand.
2.  Serve with white wine!!  (well, after September!)

Last night was a crazy night.  I didn't get home till late and frank had to work late.  I decided to try this:

This is really easy, if you have a large food processor.  We do not, so it took a little more than 5 minutes.
1.  Remember to add olive oil to the top when ready to serve.
2.  Serve with white wine!!

So that is what I have so far.  I will continue to post my recipes as I try them. Frank has really been impressed with my culinary adventures, he has even told people about it.  He says it's weird to have a wife that cooks.  I like it... but I do like sitting on the counter and helping better :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Oh the weekend!

This weekend was so amazing, I can help but to share!  It started Friday night with the Russo's to celebrate Chris finishing his masters degree!  We went to sesame in park circle.  If you have not been there, stop reading and go get a burger there... amazing!  My life was changed. (plus I got to hold Isaac while Abbi ate!!).
When my alarm went off at 6am, I threw on some clothes and met up with Bonnie and Courtney for the mom to mom sale.  I didn't take a picture of what I got, but here is something close!

I scored this gap dress and a white old navy dress for $8 total!
I found this sling that I have had my eyes on way before Annabelle was a twinkle in our eyes.  It goes
between $85 and $125 and I grabbed it for just $20!

I got this buggy/ high chair cover for next to nothing and I'm ubber excited about it!  I also grabbed a johnnie jumper and the baby wise book that we will be using for our parenting class starting in July!

If you don't go to the consignment sales, you need to!  My preggo girlfriend Hilary, got a pottery barn high chair for $10!  Lucky find for her!

Later that day, Frank and I went downtown and walked around... we took Dallas.  He did so good and we were so proud of him.  I now know why single guys get dogs... they are girl magnets!!  The italian ice girl gave dallas some samples, boy did he love it.  The lacoste manager let dallas drink all the water in the bowl and then invited him in for some treats!  Dallas also got 3 treats at the alpha dog, omega cat store because he was so good... WAY TO GO BUD!

That night, Frank and I just hung out, cleaned up our apartment some and just relaxed.  Sunday was church and found myself at the pool all afternoon patiently waiting for frank to get home.  I made some cookies and we called it a night. 

Isn't it funny how your idea's of fun change over the years?  I would have never though of staying at home on a Saturday night to be fun... but it is.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sweet Annabelle

Oh sweet baby, we named you!  We named you the other week, I've just been so busy that I finally sat down to tell you about your name.  Please love it!  We have thought long and hard and pray so hard about it!

Annabelle Hart Robertson

Sweet girl, now let me tell you where it all started.  On a road trip YEARS ago, your sweet daddy and I made a list of all the names that we liked.  Family names.  A girls list and a boys list.  We then went back and crossed out the names that we did not like.  We then started putting names together, you were Kathryn Annabelle for a while if you were a girl.  George Franklin V if you were a boy.  After we found out that you were a girl, I got cold feet about Kathryn.  We went back to the list and started over.  When daddy said "what about Annabelle Hart", I cried.  That was it.  He said let me take a shower and pray about it (you will soon learn that all major decisions are made after a good shower in our home). 

So sweet baby, your "Ann" comes from my momma, it was her middle name.
"Bell" comes from daddy's great grandma, momma Belle.
"Hart" is after my former middle name and your great grandma's maiden name.

So sweet Annabelle, that is where your name comes from.  I pray that you will love it and take pride in your family's names!  We love you baby and can't wait to hold you in September!


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