Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Go here

Seriously go!

It's called Swagbucks. I resisted at first but it just makes sense. I have two friends who have both received $100 or more in gift cards just for using this as their search engine.
I love google.
I am loyal to google.
The good news is... swagbucks is a part of google! sigh

So, go and register and tell them I sent you and then go to Heather Hendrick's blog (like in my blog roll) and comment on her blog that you signed up and that I told you to and we will both be entered to win a $20 Target gift card.

So... go!

Further incentive: their gift cards that you can win include Southwest Airlines, REI, Target, Lowes, Fandango.... GO!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Keeping my Promise.

Introducing.... Baby Lew!!
It's true, I know most of you have figured it out by now, but we are pregnant!
The reason for the delay is that we decided we really wanted to tell as many people in person as possible and also wanted to wait until we were safely through the first trimester before we released it to the press.
I am almost 12 weeks (I know, not totally through the first trimester yet...) and we found out on Valentine's Day. It was sort of funny b/c we found out that morning and by dinner that night Drew had a terrible fever, which he passed on to me and so we were very sick with the flu and completely quarantined for the first week of our good news.
Because of being so sick and the fact that I had just had surgery in January (which required a lot of unsafe-for-a-baby meds) we wanted to be cautious about getting to jolly at first. We know the Lord gives and takes away... and He still can. But honestly, we know that if something bad were to happen we would need the love and support of our community any way!
Enough downer stuff... the great news is these pictures were from about 5 weeks ago and Baby Lew is a lot more developed since then! In fact he's (gender neutral) almost fully formed just with little tiny everything! Now he just needs to grow grow grow!
Here's more what our baby should look like now....and in the next week or so....

We feel super excited and blessed to be able to bring a baby into the world and would appreciate all the prayers and support (and all advice) we can get!
Funny fact: I am the last girl in my original Louisville community group (and the first in my current community group) to get pregnant and three of us (who are having our first) are pregnant right now. It's a great and special time!
No tummy to show yet but we'll start posting those pics soon I'm sure.

Friday, March 20, 2009


First of all, have I told you about my all time favorite site on the internet? Foodgawker.com Please check it out, it's for your own good. I will confess (though this is not THE confession) that I hardly ever actually bake what they are displaying on this site but it does inspire me with ideas of things to do (that are often less complex) for dinner or helps me when nothing sounds good. Plus, if you do have a special occasion it is the perfect place to get new amazing recipes. Curious!? TRY IT!
Okay, here's the real confession:
I love refried beans.
I don't care what kind of bean it is... mash it up and I'll take it.
I don't care how you serve it to me... I like it on a tortilla, on a chip by itself or in a dip (like the rhyme?)
I seriously crave this food more than anything else!
Just thought you should no.