I [heart] Davids It helps me to say these things aloud, I think.

January 31, 2008

Ladies Who Lunch

Filed under: Babies,Ele,Meals & Food — JeniQ @ 11:55 am

I can’t highly enough recommend a very long lunch at a fancy cafe with girlfriends to soothe the soul. Especially on a workday. 🙂

On Tuesday, I met with new mommies Ele and Molly and babies Finn and Cooper at the cafe at Nordstrom to have their tasty chicken caesar.

It was awesome getting to catch up with the girls – I haven’t seen Molly since Ele’s baby shower and it’s been about 5 weeks since I’d seen Ele and Finn. We chatted babies and transitions and pregnancy, even a little L&D. I definitely felt better seeing what it’s like on the other side, and knowing that I can do it, too! 🙂


Funny Face on Finn

Molly and Cooper


Speaking of birthdays…

Filed under: Birthday,Meals & Food — JeniQ @ 11:34 am

Yesterday was Dave’s birthday, so we went to a nice dinner at Mo’s Diner downtown. Pretty tasty, especially the dessert!

Happy Birthday Honey!

Dining by Candlelight

January 30, 2008

How much do you love me?

Filed under: Music — JeniQ @ 4:29 pm

Gordon Lightfoot is playing at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville on February 12th. Anyone interested?

Since Dan died and David had a birthday, I’m a little nervous about getting to see my treasured idols before they die.
He was in a coma for two months in 2002 as the result of serious illness. And he rarely comes this far south of the border. And this year he turns 70!


I want to go!!

January 28, 2008

More Adorable

Filed under: Babies — JeniQ @ 7:28 am

This so-so-cute outfit from Nordstrom was in the collection of stuff Jan gave me. It even has a matching little knit hat!

Doggie Outfit


Filed under: Love — JeniQ @ 7:16 am

We finally sent off our engagement gift, so it’s time to post a little “congrats” for Leslie and Vince, who got engaged over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Vince & Leslie

Woot!! Congratulations to the two of you, and we can’t wait to attend your wedding this fall!

Diamond Solitaire

January 27, 2008

Nearly Complete

Filed under: Babies,Decorating — JeniQ @ 11:27 pm

This was another good weekend for getting the nursery prepped! It looks like the crib won’t be here in time for the shower, which is disappointing, but that’s OK. The baby won’t need it when he comes home as he’ll be in the pack and play at first.

Our big project was adding more shelves to the closet in the nursery. We really needed a better way to use that space, so we added more ventilated shelving to the single full length shelf that already existed.
Nursery Closet - Right

Nursery Closet - Left

We also hung this fabulous mirror that my brother gave me when I was in college. It’s a gorgeous grain and color of wood, and I think it’ll match the crib really well.
Mirror in Nursery

Then we hung up the shelves that I painted last week. This picture doesn’t show everything, but you can see a few of the shelves. The glider, from Tyra, looks great after I steam-cleaned it last weekend, too. And the red shelves that make up the window seat are almost completely finished.
Decorated Nursery

The changing table is all done, too, and I’m really happy with how it turned out.
Painted Changing Table

I think things are really coming together! I also washed a bunch of laundry this weekend – baby clothes and burp cloths, etc. I had an entire laundry basket full of baby clothes courtesy of Jan, a friend at work. She gave them to me in little increments over time, so when I put them all together, I was stunned at how much there was! And there was another full laundry basket of baby clothes and blankets from our first shower. We have all these adorable baby clothes now, it’s crazy! Thank goodness we have someplace to put them all. 🙂

Baby Gifts!!

Filed under: Babies,Gifties — JeniQ @ 11:05 pm

Gifts have started to arrive for our upcoming baby shower!

Some of this stuff arrived courtesy of Monica.
Gifts have arrived!
Should we unpack them or leave them in the boxes? I’m not sure.

It looks like we also got our Hooter Hider, which was delivered last week, but I haven’t opened it yet.

And Dave’s mom sent us the Fisher-Price Rainforest Open-Top Cradle Swing. Dave’s already put it together and it’s awesome!
Rain Forest Swing

Pregnancy & Baby Books

Filed under: Babies,Books — JeniQ @ 10:03 pm

I’ve gotten several nice books from friends over the course of my pregnancy. Thank you all!

What to Expect when You’re Expecting
From more than one person!

The Parent’s Guide to Family Friendly Work
From our good friend Julie.

Belly Laughs
From Monica.
Belly Laughs

The Happiest Baby on the Block
From Monica. Actually, this one is one that Lindsay recommended to me when she had her first baby. When Monica had her baby last year, I got her the book and the DVD on the promise that she’d turn them over to me when it was my turn. 🙂

Those all added to the collection we had amassed at the last two Library book sales.

January 22, 2008

Bounce Rock Skate Roll

Filed under: Roller Skating — JeniQ @ 9:59 am

Damn, I wish I could go roller skating. I miss it.

January 20, 2008

Blade Runner ‘The Final Cut’

Filed under: Movies — JeniQ @ 10:06 pm

We read in the N&O about how the re-re-cut of Ridley Scott‘s Blade Runner was being played in original 35-mm format for only a few days, starting on Friday. So we made time this weekend to see it at The Carolina Theatre.

I LOVE Rutger Hauer. And Harrison Ford.
And I love my new camera, because I took these pictures with it.

Rick Deckard

Roy Batty

Pris and Deckard

It was awesome, I’m so glad we went. The movie has always left a lasting impression on me, with its dirtyness and dampness. One of the first times in movies that we don’t see a bright and gleaming future. Perhaps this is what inspired my unquenchable thirst for good dystopian fiction.
I think the movie’s use of the Chinese people as the mainstay population was one of the first times you saw that concept portrayed on the big screen for sci-fi movies, though you’ll read about themes like that in older dystopian novels and of course in current sci-fi like Firefly.

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