Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tasty Tuesday - Papa Murphy's

Have you all ever eaten at Papa Murphy's pizza?  One just opened here in BG and Drew picked us up a pizza on Thursday night.  It was wonderful!  We got a stuffed pizza that had sausage, pepperoni, onions, mushrooms, and black olives inside of it.

The way that Papa Murphy's works is they prepare the pizza for you and then send it home with you wrapped in plastic.  When you get home you cook it in your oven and have it for dinner.  Since our pizza was very thick, we had to cook it for about 25 minutes but it was absolutely worth it!

Our pizza before we cooked it...

The finished product...  I can't believe that Drew let me get a picture of it before he started chowing down...  Like I said, it was awesome! 

Needless to say, we will be repeat customers!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Snow Days

Well friends, it snowed here last week.  Not really a whole lot but it did snow enough to cause a big mess.

This is the main road through town at a few minutes after four on a Thursday afternoon. 

The same road just a little farther out of town.  We have to drive this road for about 10 miles from our work.  Luckily it is a pretty main street and is usually not very icy or snowy.

Oh, and I definitely took these pictures while driving.  I'm a smart one, let me tell you!

 This is the country road that we turn off onto to get to our house.  Notice that its a little more white?  I was in Drew's F150 and if I started going too fast (much more than 15 or 20) it fishtailed on the street.  Fun Times!

We live at the top of a hill and I made the mistake of stopping to get the mail and of course snapping this picture.  I ended up having to put the truck in 4 wheel drive just to make it to the top.  Drew was driving my car and had to try this hill about 5 times before he made it.  We were both getting very tempted to just leave it at the bottom of the driveway until the next morning... 

And this is what the little car looked like when it finally made it to the garage!  Quite Snowy!  Needless to say, we car-pooled the next morning in the truck.  The little blue car says that it is not a snow driving vehicle!

Did you all get snow?  I know that I am getting very tired of it and absolutely can't wait until spring!  I'm beginning to wonder though if it will ever get here :(

Friday, January 14, 2011

Three Day Weekend!


Sorry for the bad blogging this week guys, its really not been a very exciting week here with the Richeys...  Had I blogged, I probably would have told you 1: its cold 2: life is boring 3: there's snow all week long...  Anyway, I'm sure you already knew that...

Oh well, I've got a little more than 35 minutes left on the old work clock and then I'm outta here, so I hope that y'all have a great weekend too!

Friday, January 7, 2011

KB & Baby - Week 25

How Far Along: 25 Weeks

Size of baby: Callie Girl is the size of an Eggplant!

Total Weight Gain/Loss: By my scale this morning - 15 pounds...

Maternity Clothes: ummm, yes...  definitely.  All maternity pants and even some tops.  They just tend to be more comfortable at this point.  I am wearing Drew's t-shirts to the gym and they work pretty well.

Gender: G-I-R-L!

Movement: YES!  We have decided that she is already a WKU fan because we were at the Western game last night and she was rolling around all over the place.  It was hard to concentrate with all of her movement!

Sleep: I am having crazy dreams which tend to wake me up at night, but other than that, its not bad!

What I miss: Honestly, nothing...  We are hanging in there just fine!

Cravings: no real cravings or aversions...  I seem to be eating all of the same foods that I ate before pregnancy, which is nice.

Symptoms: I feel great and am really enjoying my pregnancy at this point!  Can't wait for my little girl to join us though :)

Best Moment this week: Drew and I are going furniture shopping in the morning to try and order baby girl a changing table/dresser.  We are going to be able to borrow a crib, so hopefully we'll be able to find another piece of furniture that matches it.

Sorry that there aren't any pictures in the last few posts...  Hopefully I will get some soon and I'll be able to show you guys my massive baby bump!  It is actually pretty comical :-)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Things Babies Born in 2011 Will Never Know

A friend sent me this article today in my e-mail and said she found it interesting.  I read it and agree so I thought I'd share...

Things Babies Born in 2011 Will Never Know

Huffington Post recently put up a story called You're Out: 20 Things That Became Obsolete This Decade. It's a great retrospective on the technology leaps we've made since the new century began, and it got me thinking about the difference today's technology will make in the lives of tomorrow's kids.

I've used some of their ideas and added some of my own to make the list below: Do you think kids born in 2011 will recognize any of the following?

Video tape: Starting this year, the news stories we produce here at Money Talks have all been shot, edited, and distributed to TV stations without ever being on any kind of tape. Not only that, the tape-less broadcast camera we use today offers much higher quality than anything that could have been imagined 10 years ago -- and cost less than the lens on the camera we were using previously.

Travel agents: While not dead today, this profession is one of many that's been decimated by the Internet. When it's time for their honeymoon, will those born in 2011 be able to find one?

The separation of work and home: When you're carrying an email-equipped computer in your pocket, it's not just your friends who can find you -- so can your boss. For kids born this year, the wall between office and home will be blurry indeed.

Books, magazines, and newspapers: Like video tape, words written on dead trees are on their way out. Sure, there may be books -- but for those born today, stores that exist solely to sell them will be as numerous as record stores are now.

Movie rental stores: You actually got in your car and drove someplace just to rent a movie?
Watches: Maybe as quaint jewelry, but the correct time is on your smartphone, which is pretty much always in your hand.

Paper maps: At one time these were available free at every gas station. They're practically obsolete today, and the next generation will probably have to visit a museum to find one.

Wired phones: Why would you pay $35 every month to have a phone that plugs into a wall? For those born today, this will be a silly concept.

Long distance: Thanks to the Internet, the days of paying more to talk to somebody in the next city, state, or even country are limited.

Newspaper classifieds: The days are gone when you have to buy a bunch of newsprint just to see what's for sale.

Dial-up Internet: While not everyone is on broadband, it won't be long before dial-up Internet goes the way of the plug-in phone.

Encyclopedias: Imagine a time when you had to buy expensive books that were outdated before the ink was dry. This will be a nonsense term for babies born today.

Forgotten friends: Remember when an old friend would bring up someone you went to high school with, and you'd say, "Oh yeah, I forgot about them!" The next generation will automatically be in touch with everyone they've ever known even slightly via Facebook.

Forgotten anything else: Kids born this year will never know what it was like to stand in a bar and incessantly argue the unknowable. Today the world's collective knowledge is on the computer in your pocket or purse. And since you have it with you at all times, why bother remembering anything?

The evening news: The news is on 24/7. And if you're not home to watch it, that's OK -- it's on the smartphone in your pocket.

CDs: First records, then 8-track, then cassette, then CDs -- replacing your music collection used to be an expensive pastime. Now it's cheap(er) and as close as the nearest Internet connection.

Film cameras: For the purist, perhaps, but for kids born today, the word "film" will mean nothing. In fact, even digital cameras -- both video and still -- are in danger of extinction as our pocket computers take over that function too.

Yellow and White Pages: Why in the world would you need a 10-pound book just to find someone?

Catalogs: There's no need to send me a book in the mail when I can see everything you have for sale anywhere, anytime. If you want to remind me to look at it, send me an email.

Fax machines: Can you say "scan," ".pdf" and "email?"

One picture to a frame: Such a waste of wall/counter/desk space to have a separate frame around each picture. Eight gigabytes of pictures and/or video in a digital frame encompassing every person you've ever met and everything you've ever done -- now, that's efficient. Especially compared to what we used to do: put our friends and relatives together in a room and force them to watch what we called a "slide show" or "home movies."

Wires: Wires connecting phones to walls? Wires connecting computers, TVs, stereos, and other electronics to each other? Wires connecting computers to the Internet? To kids born in 2011, that will make as much sense as an electric car trailing an extension cord.

Hand-written letters: For that matter, hand-written anything. When was the last time you wrote cursive? In fact, do you even know what the word "cursive" means? Kids born in 2011 won't -- but they'll put you to shame on a tiny keyboard.

Talking to one person at a time: Remember when it was rude to be with one person while talking to another on the phone? Kids born today will just assume that you're supposed to use texting to maintain contact with five or six other people while pretending to pay attention to the person you happen to be physically next to.

Retirement plans: Yes, Johnny, there was a time when all you had to do was work at the same place for 20 years and they'd send you a check every month for as long as you lived. In fact, some companies would even pay your medical bills, too!

Mail: What's left when you take the mail you receive today, then subtract the bills you could be paying online, the checks you could be having direct-deposited, and the junk mail you could be receiving as junk email? Answer: A bloated bureaucracy that loses billions of taxpayer dollars annually.

Commercials on TV: They're terrifically expensive, easily avoided with DVRs, and inefficiently target mass audiences. Unless somebody comes up with a way to force you to watch them -- as with video on the Internet -- who's going to pay for them?

Commercial music radio: Smartphones with music-streaming programs like Pandora are a better solution that doesn't include ads screaming between every song.

Hiding: Not long ago, if you didn't answer your home phone, that was that -- nobody knew if you were alive or dead, much less where you might be. Now your phone is not only in your pocket, it can potentially tell everyone -- including advertisers -- exactly where you are.

I thought it was pretty interesting.  What a different world my Callie girl will grow up in than I did... 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I'm Becoming a Spaz...

So I'm sitting at my desk this morning and I noticed that Callie has been awfully still...  I haven't really felt her all morning.  I silently start freaking out and pushing on my stomach trying to make her move.  She doesn't.  I wait for an hour, stewing about what I should do "wait till tomorrow?  call the doctor?  drink a coke?" and then finally she whollops my insides right behind my belly button...  Not once, but twice.  Two huge kicks.  I tell her "Thank You" and continue on with my day.

Is this what motherhood is all about?  Worrying about this little girl for the rest of my life?  I can't imagine that I can be so worried about a little person that I've never met.  Crazy...

What's also crazy is that we are at 25 weeks...  Only 105 more days to go.  W-O-W...  Time flies!