Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Up and running... sort of....

We had a great weekend this past weekend. We didn't really do much on Saturday (thank the Lord!) and then Sunday we kicked it into gear in the baby's room and tried to get things organized. We got the wall hangings up over the crib, finally got the chair situated in the room, got things more organized in the closet, and emptied the bookcase. We were thinking that we might take the bookcase out of the room, but it looks like it may be staying, just so we can have more storage in there. We really want a dresser and bookcase in the room, but it looks like we're gonna have to wait on that for a bit. But, we decided to move the bookcase to another part of the room and we'll see if we like that after a while. There's still a lot more to go in the nursery, but it makes me feel better that we are actually in there moving around and getting things done. Oh, and also, we got a fan hung in the room. It makes it much more breezy and nice in there, and I just love it. I'm not sure why I wanted the pictures hung over the crib right now, but it's nice to see it put together. Looks like our changing table will be delivered within the next couple of days, and I'm TOTALLY PUMPED about it.

It was such a nice day because we had lunch with Katie, her hubbie, and their little girl, and then our friends, Nishelle and Kate, came over and helped us disassemble things in the nursery. It was such a pleasant day and it really just reminded me how much I love my friends, and how I'm surrounded by people who love my little family so much (even if they are 5 miles or 400 miles away). We are so blessed!
Baby Carter is definitely getting big. I have officially become that woman that people look at and think to themselves, "Good Lord! How much longer for her? Bless her heart!"... yup, that's me. My co-worker asked me yesterday, "Are you as uncomfortable as you look?"...... "Yes!" I replied! I feel like someone has hold of my hips and are pulling the crap out of them. It hurts to move, walk, sit, sleep, roll over, breath... anything! I'll endure it as long as this little one comes out healthy!

Yesterday we had a going away party for my director. I made an appetizer from a Kraft Food and Family from last Christmas. It was ok I guess. No complaints about it from anyone, so I guess I'll pass it onto you. It was quick and easy, so why not?

Spiced Cranberry Dip

1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup canned whole berry cranberry sauce
1/4 cup orange marmalade
1/8 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/4 cup PLANTERS Slivered Almonds, toasted

SPREAD cream cheese onto bottom of 9-inch pie plate.

MIX cranberry sauce, orange marmalade and ground red pepper; spoon over cream cheese. Sprinkle with almonds.

SERVE with RITZ Crackers.