Friday, September 30, 2011

12 minutes for fast food?

I'd like to blame today's craving for McDonald's on my pregnant wife's craving but I just can't. Anyway, I went through the drive-thru and asked for my usual, chicken nuggets and then they had something new, sweet potato pie, uhm, OK! So, after I got Bon Qui Qui on the intercom and ordered everything she had the kindness to say, "It's going to be 12 minutes for the sweet potato pie." Ugh, what?!?! Are you making it from scratch? Is it a real pie? Holy crap. Needles to say, I didn't wait for my sweet potato pie.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Bible Lit

I'm in a Bible Literature class and it's very interesting. Today, we had a presentation on Songs of Solomon and the presenter tied in polygamy. Several comments were made to the presenter as suggestions including, "Why don't you research one religion that supports polygamy and compare it to Christianity." When the presenter said she wasn't sure which religion she could choose, someone, of course, shouted out, "MORMONS." Several people agreed. I just sat back, knowing I would have to intervene but quite unsure how to do it without sounding rude. My teacher, thankfully, spoke up and explained the mainstream Mormon church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, doesn't practice polygamy. It was a breath of fresh air. I was glad someone in there was educated on our practices. It amazes me how many people automatically jump to us when discussing polygamy, insisting we still practice it.

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Ah-mazing Ginny

If you haven't figured out yet, I, Tim, am the one who updates the blog. It's an honor to have her as a wife. Let me just fill you in on her life right now. She is pregnant, of course. She coaches JV and Varsity volleyball at the SeLU Lab School, a head ache in itself. She also substitute teaches the poor children of our parish. She also works PRN for a local health system as her ATC. She also just qualified for her local Louisiana licensure (a very long, tedious process) and can now put LAT at the end of her name, as well. Then, she is still trying to finish her thesis; an on-going process due to lack of help from people who work with her. And to top it all off, I came home from school today to fresh baked croissant rolls, homemade and chicken salad, homemade. It was amazing! I am so blessed. Thank you, Ginny for being amazing!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Waste of paper

Ginny received a letter from her student loan company. On one side was the message below (in picture). The back side was the privacy statement. That was all. No signature, no regards, no sincerely. It was quite hilarious.

I like pizza, Steve. I LIKE it.

Ginny and I made our first pizza together. It had turkey pepperoni, pineapple and cherry tomatoes. It was super delicious. We even put string cheese in the crust to make it stuffed crust. We basted the sides in butter and italian seasoning. And by we, I mean Ginny. I did eat the pizza. Believe me, it was super-duper hard to eat. ;-)

Below are pictures of before and after:

Monday, September 5, 2011

We're on our way.

We took a trip to NOLA today to the nearest Babies R Us to register. If you'd like to check it out and send us a lil summin' summin', we would be more than happy. It is a hopeless plea for help, of course! We will probably register for some stuff at Target as well. New parents, if you see anything that isn't on the registry that you couldn't live without, please let us know. Also, we are taking donations in the forms of cash, checks, money orders, cashier's checks, traveler's checks, and gift cards. Let me know if you need our address!

Also, we are thinking about trying out cloth diapers. Any suggestions? Now, before any of you get all negative, we have found a kind that is cloth on the outside and has a biodegradable, removable pad liner. They are newer and highly improved than when I was a kid. If any of you have heard anything about the newer kinds, please let us know. We would also buy disposable diapers for trips and such. I'm also saying this so we don't have an influx of disposable diapers because we may not use them all.

Practice for what is to come.

This past week, Ginny watched a friend of our's little girl. We got some practice on changing diapers, feeding and helping each other. It was a great experience. She's pictured passed out. She only likes to be held upside down.

Here is a picture of Ginny at 24.5 weeks. What a gorgeous sight.