It's hard to believe that this is D's FOURTH Easter already!
As I say time and time again....
"WHERE DID THE TIME GO?!"
This was D's first Easter. Nick was deployed to Afghanistan. I love her little chubby baby cheeks! (Can you tell I didn't own a DSLR camera yet?!?!)
Easter 2011...by far my favorite Easter Bunny pic EVERRRRR!
It seems like every year, she loses a little bit more of her "baby face".
It makes me sad :-(
The weather was AB-SO-LUTELY beautiful this weekend!
We are talking highs in the 50's.....
I am laughing because just over a year ago, I would have said 50 was freezing.
But for New England, it was nice.
The sun was out, and it was nice enough to go outside without bundling up like Ralphie from the Christmas Story.
It felt like SPRING!
This is the first time since we've moved here that D has been outside without a jacket or pants!
And in true Texas cowgirl style, she's showin' off her cowgirl boots!
D and our neighbor having a tea party in the front lawn next to her Camaro. YES...she is wearing capri pants!!! It IS Spring!
I love this picture because it truly shows a different perspective for me as a stay at home mom (SAHM). I've never truly experienced being home with D ALL DAY LONG, and the excitement and look on her face when daddy comes home after a long day of work.
I don't have a sweet tooth...AT ALL.
I am not a dessert person, nor do I really like sweet things.
It seems that this pregnancy has triggered my inner sweet tooth, but if I gave into every craving I had, I would gain 200lbs this pregnancy.
I started looking up healthy ways to make things that I crave (like chocolate chip cookies and muffins), and most of the REALLY healthy recipes I found are vegan!
I don't think I could ever become full vegan (I'm a southern girl that loves her occasional fried chicken, brisket, and steak), but I've learned that eating little or no animal products really does make a difference in the way I feel!
For the most part, I don't eat meat except at dinnertime, and my family has pretty much cut red meat out of our diet.
ANYWAY, before I go off on a tangent, here are some delicious pics of my vegan blueberry muffins, chocolate chip muffins, and chocolate chip cookies...and seriously, they tasted better than treats made with eggs, butter, and oil!
Nick took me out on a dinner cruise for my birthday (bday was Mar 25th) on Friday night.
I had an absolute blast, and it was nice to spend time (just the two of us) with each other.
Plus, I don't get out into "the city" (Boston) much, so it was nice to get out of the 'burbs.
The Chanel store of course!! I love the old buildings in Boston.
This is a random giant ninja in the middle of Boston.
Boston skyline pic taken from the dinner cruise at sunset...gorgeous
What girl doesn't love a man in uniform?
I know I do!!!
I love the way Nick looks in uniform, and I would choose him in uniform over any fancy suit any day!
1. He looks so handsome in it.
2. I am SO proud of him.
3. I love showing him off!
He put on his deltas for our "date night"...what a special treat!
I am one lucky gal.
The Romers dyed Easter eggs this year!
Can you believe that I have never dyed an Easter egg in my entire life?!?!
Nick couldn't believe it.
I always wanted to, but I felt like D was too young to really enjoy it the past Easters.
It was a TON of fun!
This is Nick trying to look "badass" with his pretty pastel colored eggs......yyeeeeaaah.....
D's Easter eggs
With the weather being nice this weekend, I decided to put my running shoes on and go outside for a run.
This was my first run in almost a year.
With my knee probs, knee surgery, and everything else that's wrong with my knees, I stopped running.
But honestly, you can't tell a runner to stop running because of an injury (that's not curable).
It was painful, but exhilarating!!!!!
I never realized how much weather could affect my mood until I moved the place with the most depressing winter weather ever!
I was so used the the gorgeous year round weather of southern California for the last 10 years!
It put me in such a good mood just to hit to pavement and get some vitamin D!
Nice weather meant that Dozer got to spend LOTS of time outside.
He got super lazy over the harsh New England winter (he's a Cali dog), and after being couped up indoors for 5 months, being outdoors WORE. HIM. OUT!
With Spring finally here, we noticed a TON of cardinals and other birds chirping around, so Nick made a birdhouse for D to hang in our back yard with a bird feeder.
I know he was itchin' for some good weather to be outside all day in the garage with his electric saw, drill, and other tools to build SOMETHING.
Pretty nice lookin' birdhouse!
I wanted to do an Easter ham for Easter, but cooking an entire ham for just Nick, D, and me seemed unreasonable.
I chose to do two cornish hens instead!
This was our Easter dinner!
We had oven roasted cornish hens, artichokes, kale salad with edamame and corn, and a fire roasted tomato soup!
Just call me the domestic goddess....lol
I will be HALFWAY through my pregnancy in THREE days!!!!!!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend, and got to spend time loved ones.
We had an amazing weekend!
HE IS RISEN!
We are SAVED!
HE WILL COME AGAIN!