Friday, February 1, 2008

my favorite things at the moment

nope. you won't find gucci purses or fancy products on this list. Just some things that put a smile on my face these days.


1. This kid and all his crazy antics. I love to see his little brain working as he discovers new things.


2. My clean pantry - I don't think this photo does it justice. Sometimes during the day I open the door to the pantry just to feel good about myself. The good news is that it has lasted for over 2 weeks...a record!


3. The world's best raisin bran found at WALMART! If you like raisin bran, you must try this. the flakes are light and crispy and the raisins are generously covered in sugar. Why is cereal AND pregnancy a match made in heaven?


4. My hubby - He has been SOOO helpful! He must feel sorry for his massively swollen wife. At night when he comes home he entertains jack, offers to do dishes (gasp), puts Jack to bed, picks up around the house, and gives me and hour-long back massage. Well, that last one MAY be an exaggeration.


5. Pepcid Complete. Why didn't I know about these the first time around? The texture is much smoother and less chalk-like than TUMS. The berry flavor sends my heart aflitter.


6. WinCo - Sorry Orange County...your area is MUCH too classy for an establishment like this. However, i am sad for you because this is the cheapest grocery store around. It saves me a bundle every week! The ambiance is no Whole Foods or Gelson's Market, but the array of 30+ bulk bins to dive into makes up for it! Give it a try!

13 comments:

Lindi said...

I love raisin bran. I hate walmart, but end up there somehow so I will be sure to give it a try. I can't believe how close little Lucy will be to changing your life as you know it. So fun. How will you be spelling her name?? Just wondering. Love ya.

ali degraff said...

lindi...we were thinking LOOCIE.

Just teasing you. are there a lot of ways to spell lucy?

merideth said...

ali it is getting so close for you to be free from pregnancy....you are leaving me in the dust as i speak. i can't wait to see what she looks like. any pick of a stroller yet?

Heidi said...

I love winco now--the bins are the cause of some weight gain though.

Dad said...

It's funny how Lindi and Mer both mentioned Lucy. When I was reading the post and noticed how many days were left my heart started pounding. I'm so excited to see her.

Troy

Marie - Mother of the Bird Nest said...

I think I'll go have me some cereal right now. Our favorite happens to be Post Raisin Bran, but hey, it's all full of fiber...just what we need. I LOVE that Troy can't wait to see his little baby girl. I'm getting a little uncomfortable with my big belly, but I still feel like it's so much easier than my baby will be in 5 weeks. William is so excited for baby boy to arrive though. Well, I guess you could say I am too! :)

Celia and Scott said...

WinCo. Oh WinCo. How do I love thee? I would count the ways but nobody cares. We had one in Idaho Falls and it was my FAV! I'm homesick for WinCo.

And as for your pantry: #1-Holy organized Batman! #2-Can you come over?

SGottfredson said...

Since moving to Sacramento I have also found a love for WinCo! Wow, I can't believe you are so close to delivery. I am way excited for you. Little girls are so much fun.

rockkinrobbins said...

Congrats to Jack. Big steps. Opy and I finally got smart with Asa, we don't have to lay by our children anymore...that is about an hour of freeeeeeddddoooommmm. Asa goes to bed so easy now, I hope Jack lasts in his big boy bed for you!

kelly southwell said...

The love for Winco fills my heart! What a life-saver.
Your clean pantry is a glorious sight and it HAS lasted a long time! yea!

I'm glad Troy's been so helpful, and don't forget the dreamy rocky-road shakes... :)

Amy said...

What's going on! You guys screening your phone calls. Only 34 more days to go. Can't wait to meet Loocie! I have loads to say after this past week about having 2 kids so close together. Glad you're catching up. We'll able to enjoy and commiserate together!

Amy said...

I love coming over to your house and looking in your pantry. I would be proud of it too, if I were you.

sheena said...

Why didn't I know about Pepcid Complete when I was pregnant!!

Loocie, ok. Loosey, better.