Saturday, March 14, 2009

I'm Back!

I have been on a bit of a blogging hiatus, but I'm back!  I felt like the Lord was calling me to fast from TV and the Internet this week, so that is what I did. At times it was really hard, but I was able to really focus on prayer, and being a wife and mother without any distractions, so over all it was great. 

And seeing as how my last several posts haven't been much an update, I thought I would update on the happenings in the Foster family. :) The last several weekends we have been able to hang out and catch up with lots of great friends that we don't get to see very often. First of all, we had a little get together with my old teaching friends at Brooke and Wade's new house (which is beautiful I might add!!). It was so great catching up and it was also really fun to watch the kids all playing together. Emma Kate was a little out numbered with the boys, but she was a trooper and even stayed awake until 10:30 (which is WAY past her 6:30 bedtime!). It had been way too long since we got together, and the only thing missing was Tom, Monica, and Katie Lynn...maybe next time y'all can make a trip from the Big-D! :)
(she really thought those boys were too funny!)

Oh yeah, I took my yummy black bean dip, that I take pretty much everywhere, to our get together. Everyone is always asking of the recipe so I thought I would just put it on here:

2 cans black beans (rinsed)
2 cans shoe peg corn
1 small red onion finely chopped
2 tomatoes diced
2 avocados diced
2 jalapenos finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
lime juice

It is so easy to make, and it's always a huge hit!  

The next weekend, Emma Kate and I decided to head south to good old San Angelo for a girl's weekend. We stayed with Jenny, one of my best friends from college, and Macy, one of my old roommate's and her little girl, Bliss, were in town also! It was so great catching up with them, and getting to meet Miss Bliss, who is adorable!! We had such a fun time, and the girls played really well together. I wish I could say that Emma Kate was a trooper for this outing too, but she isn't much for traveling. She decided that since it was a "girl's weekend" that that really meant it was party time from 12-4 AM, and then she was of course exhausted the next day! I have decided she just does so much better in familiar surroundings and when she sticks to her schedule. Saturday of that weekend was our annual Phi Lamb Alumni Luncheon. This was the first year I had been able to get back since the first one. It was great getting to meet all the new girls and seeing a few old faces. Unfortunately there wasn't a huge turn out, but maybe with better communication next year more people will be able to come (especially all you girls that still live in SA!!! :)). 

Other than that we have just been hanging out. We enjoyed a week of nice Spring weather and are really ready for it get here and stay! I couldn't believe how cold it got this week...and wintery mix, only in West Texas can it go from 70 one day to wintery mix the next! Oh well, I guess it's to be expected since we had such a mild winter. 

In Easton news, everything has pretty much been smooth sailing once again. (Praise the Lord!) He's definitely a mover and a shaker like his sister was, but I'm not complaining, I absolutely love feeling him move around. Actually I think it was one of the things that I missed most about being pregnant after having Emma Kate, so I'm really trying to enjoy every bit of it this time around. I just looked at my little ticker thing and I can't believe in 94 days or less we will be a family of FOUR! I have my last sonogram in a week and a half so I will definitely post more pictures then of our growing boy. 

I guess that's about all the updates for now...Happy Spring Break!! 


Mariano Madness said...

AWWWW- I am sooo sorry I missed ya at the alumni lunch :( My mom was in town, so I skipped out....too bad, i would have loved to see you and miss Macy(what a cutie her little girl is!)

And whoa buddy... Emma Kate goes to bed at 6:30?!?!?!!? How in the world??? I am impressed. What time does she wake up?

You look always :)

Jennifer-Colley said...

where's the belly pics? lol

Laura said...

i really wanted to go too...but we were out of town. maybe next year...

Honea Household said...

I cannot believe you didn't call me when you were here...

Dustin and Allyson Wall said...

EK is just precious! I loved the pics of her laughing at those boys. You look awesome too! So glad your pregnancy is going good!