Friday, December 16, 2011

Kindle vs. Nook vs. The Real Thing...

Over the last few years I've managed to hold firm to my good old fashioned books. I love books. I save them. I don't even like to let people borrow them because I'm always afraid I won't get them back. I'm like a book hoarder. I have a beautiful bookcase that I store them in so that it doesn't look as messy as it could. 


However, lately, I've been thinking that I might like an e-reader. What do you think? Do you have one? Which do you have and why do you love it/hate it?



Which has a better selection of books?
Who has cheaper books?


I've only really looked into the Kindle and will look more into the  Nook but I wanted some actual opinions. 


So, dear friends, is it worth it? I know I can get a Kindle for only $79, so if I don't like it, it won't be that big of a deal. I'm a little more hesitant to spend the $199 on something like the Kindle Fire. Which, makes me lean more towards the Kindle, just because of the price...


Oh, decisions, decisions.


Happy weekend, readers! We are celebrating Christmas with the in-laws this afternoon. I'll try to get some pics for you. I'm sure there will be plenty since it's Lainey's first Christmas celebration! 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cookies...the perfect way to loose the baby weight

This is the time of year to break out all of the holiday traditions and one of my favorites always falls the week before Christmas...baking with my grams. We have done it since I was a little girl and I still look forward to it every. single. year.

I tried to remember to take pictures, but, as usual, I am terrible!

Here are the baked sugar cookies...before the homemade icing was added. Which, of course, I forgot to take pictures of.


All the mixin's for some chocolate chip cookies.

Butter pecan...my daddy's favorite!



And my sweet Lainey bug...I over heard her prayer:

Dear God,

Please, please, please don't let mommy burn down the kitchen. Please.

Love,
Lainey

Merry Christmas, ladies!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Mommy's First Night Out...and I hit it BIG!

Saturday was our first night out without the little lady. It was hard, but so much fun. My mom stayed at my house to have a girls night in with my Lainey bug while B and I headed off to the Junior League Holiday Ball. 

This year's theme was Moonlight Over Manhattan and the committee did a fantastic job. We definitely enjoyed our night in the Little Apple. 

This is before we headed out.

Since it's all for a fantastic cause, B and I did a little bidding at the live and silent auctions and brought home two great prizes. The first was a silent auction basket filled with lots of baby goodies. It was wrapped gorgeously but I unfortunately tore into the wrapping before getting a picture...so, here's what was inside.

 Two Petunia Picklebottom bags and a cute little Kaleidoscope changing pad.



This little FAO stuffed turtle...I think she likes it, what do you think?


Trumpet MaryJanes...

 And Trumpet socks for a future baby brother maybe???


This cute little guy...too bad we don't have the money to fill it!

I had to get a picture with her personalized piggy

We also bid on a trip to Coasta Rica...AND WON!!!! Can you freaking believe it?! I'm going to Costa Rica, friends. 

We will be staying at the Lost Iguana Resort and Spa. http://www.lostiguanaresort.com/navegadores/eng/home.php

The package also came with a great gift certificate to the spa...which I will definitely be using. We will be staying in a volcano-view room. Whaaat?!

I am so excited. And yes, we will be taking the little one. 

Tomorrow my Gram is coming over and this is what will be happening!!


Awoohoo!!

And this....

is currently happening all over Texas right now....


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