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Baby Update 8-31-09 August 31, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — fromdeemsideout @ 8:46 pm

Laila is still doing just fine. I’m also still not dilated. He is a doctor who will induce, but was very vague as to when. I am optimistically thinking it will be about 2 1/2 weeks from now.

I said something during the exam that scared him a bit, so he hooked us up to a fetal heart monitor and I got to listen to her wonderful heartbeat for about 20 minutes. It is such a sweet sound, even when she kicks the monitor! Laila is doing just as expected, and all worries he had are gone now.

Pray that we will be able to deliver in 2 weeks….my body has to cooperate a little more, i think….I’m not really sure what the stipulation is on that!


BRe and Crackers August 26, 2009

Filed under: Artwork — fromdeemsideout @ 8:07 pm
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So my mom and I decided to open an etsy store together. WE will be selling paintings (mine), handmade jewelry (hers), and hand painted china (hers or grandmothers). It’s a fun day!

the website is

The store name is BRe and Crackers…. BRe = Beck Richards expressions…..and if you will BRe sounds like brie (cheese)….so and Crackers is just for fun!


Beef Enchilada Casserole August 25, 2009

Filed under: I call myself a home chef — fromdeemsideout @ 5:23 pm

So last night I made a beef enchilada casserole, without a recipe. I began thinking what would taste good together and be different from my regular enchiladas. It was really good; worth writing down to keep….so here’s my attempt at writing it down!

BEEF ENC HILADA CASSEROLE (makes 2 casseroles…one for eating, one for freezing)

1.5 pounds hamburger

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 medium onion, diced

2 cloves garlic

1 packet Taco seasoning, our fave is Old Elpaso

2 Tbsp worchestershire sauce

8 oz. cream cheese

2 cans diced green chiles

1 15 oz. can green chile enchilada sauce

2 cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed

3 cups shredded Mexi cheese blend

30 (about) corn tortillas

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Heat olive in a skillet. Add onions and garlic and allow to sweat. Add hamburger and break up really well. Season hamburger with taco seasoning and worchestershire sauce. Sautee meat until cooked through and drain the excess oil. Return to skillet, but remove from heat, and add cream cheese, chiles, ench. sauce, and kidney beans. Stir. Next, spray pam in bottom of both casserole dishes, and layer as follows. Corn tortillas, meat mixture, cheese, tort, meat, cheese, tort, meat, cheese. Bake in oven for about 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Wrap the 2nd casserole for freezing. One thing to note is that I did not make 2 9×13 casseroles, they were both smaller than that.

Hope you make this recipe and enjoy with your family. And…sorry I have no picture for this one, but it was pretty appetizing.


Baby Update 8-24-09 August 24, 2009

Filed under: Pregnancy — fromdeemsideout @ 2:44 pm

Still not dilated any, so we wait. Apparently, I misunderstood a previous convo with the doc. He has not been planning a c-section for me, as I thought. There is still a large possibility that will happen, but it won’t be planned. Therefore, no date set for when my angel girl will arrive. I took this as bad news…..

However, the good news is that he will induce if I don’t start labor on my own. And if family history has anything to do with it, I probably will not labor myself.

More good news, he doesn’t think that my condition is bad enough to worry about a vag. delivery.

Pray for me tho, because this brings anxiety that I have not had to deal with before this visit.


Big Weekend August 20, 2009

Filed under: Pregnancy — fromdeemsideout @ 8:41 pm

We have a big weekend coming up! Tomorrow is my 30th birthday and (if my husband is feeling up to it) all we are going to do is have a date night. We never get date nights anymore, so I”m very excited. I can’t decide where’d I’d like to go eat….Mexican hurts, Italian hurts, Japanese is the plan for later….I just don’t know. Suggestions would be great!

And then…..Saturday, several of my friends are coming to town and we, plus some friends in town, are going to eat at Fuji for my birthday. Fuji is the BEST Japanese restaurant in the world, at least in Texarkana.

Finally, on Sunday, my friends are giving me a baby shower.

See…I told ya it was a big weekend. Now I must get back to cleaning my house so that my friends don’t see how dirty it can get!


Laila’s Room August 19, 2009

Filed under: Pregnancy — fromdeemsideout @ 3:36 pm

Here are a few pics to enjoy of what Laila’s room looks like so far….We are not finished totally, but it sure is cute already.







And her cradle, which is in our bedroom. The cradle was built by her grandpa for her daddy…. We love it!



3 cheese lasagna August 18, 2009

Filed under: I call myself a home chef — fromdeemsideout @ 8:13 pm

Lasagna around here is one of our staples, because it is quite possibly my specialty. One trick is that I use cilantro in the cheese filling instead of parsley. Other than that, it’s pretty basic….I just put extra love in and it always turns out fantastic (that’s me tooting my own horn).

Enjoy photos from our meal tonight….

IMG_0001not the best presentation, but still yummy!

IMG_0002 see…it’s red food on a red plate…shouldv’e gone with the creamy plates tonight!