Sunday, December 14, 2008

Trip to Philly

Yay! It was so nice to get away for a quick weekend. We headed to chilly Philly where we hung out with our good friends Nate and Sarah and I was able to hang out with family. We enjoyed brunch at Honey's and Morning Glory and snacked on cheesesteaks at Geno's - yum! Just what a pregnant woman needs :) You can actually start seeing my little "bump" - or maybe it was all the food....

Monday, November 24, 2008

WE'VE MOVED..........AGAIN!!!


After living in NC for almost 6 months - we found that we like Chapel Hill much more than Durham. Now I know that it's only about 15 minutes away - but trust me, its a whole other world!!! Chapel Hill somewhat reminds us of our old city life. There is much more to do and Franklin St is right near UNC and filled with restaurants and shops. We moved to a smaller 1-story home in a great neighborhood. I just love the "feel" of it and I think we will be much happier as we prepare for the baby. My parents came in town and helped with the moving and "setting up camp" - I don't know what I would have done if they hadn't helped out!!! Being pregnant and moving house doesn't work well - I was exhausted after one day of moving! My parents really liked the new area - which is good because I plan to have them visit often :) Picture of the house to follow

Monday, November 10, 2008

These are a few of my favorite things.....

So - you may be wondering how these pictures go together- so....2 weeks ago BJ and I decided to make a major purchase - a KING SIZE bed!!!! We went to Macy's and picked out a very comfortable pillowtop mattress. We scheduled to have it delivered to our new house the day after Thanksgiving. I was all excited until....I saw a new Macy's commercial this past weekend!!! The ad read that if you bought a new Serta mattress between now and Nov. 19th, you could get a FREE GARMIN GPS system!!!! I about died!! Why do I always seem to purchase things RIGHT before they go on sale or have some great deal??? Just my luck - I have been begging for a GPS system FOREVER since I always seem to get lost. The problem is that they are quite expensive. So I made a phone call to our lovely sales rep "Steve" at Macy's, returned our first mattress, repurchased the same one, and WHA-LAH - I will soon be the owner of a Garmin Nuvi 205 :) I am beaming from ear-to-eat. Way to get 2 things I want in one purchase.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Amos Lee Concert

Bj and I had a FABULOUS time on Saturday night. We have been huge fans of Amos Lee (native of Philly) for quite some time. We were quite jazzed when we found out that he was coming to Raleigh - we booked tickets immediately. I hadn't felt too well Saturday morning and I just prayed that I would feel "normal" later that night because I wanted a date night!!!! Luckily, I did start feeling much better by the time we left that night (thanks baby!). BJ and I had a great dinner at this Irish Pub in downtown Raleigh and then headed to a smaller venue to hear Amos Lee. He was everything I had anticipated - and more!! His voice was beautiful and he played all of our favorite songs. We had so much fun that night - probably the best night we've had since we moved here. If anyone would like to hear Amos Lee - check him out at - it our favorite song "Arms of a Woman".

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Baby's Heartbeat

Today I had my 2nd visit to the ObGyn - it was a great visit. The nurse told me that we were going to attempt to listen to the heatbeat on the doppler - but not to get my hopes up because sometimes it couldn't be heard until 12 weeks. I was very excited when, after a few attempts, I heard the baby's heartbeat!!! It was 154 beats per minute- which the nurse said was very healthy. Everything seems to be moving along as planned. I have actually felt more "normal" the last few days - so hopefully the "all day" sickness is starting to disappear. I just want to be able to feel good and actually enjoy being pregnant!! I think BJ would enjoy that, too :)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Baby Y at 7 weeks

Here she/he is!!!! I know he/she is just a little blob on the screen - but we're in love already!!! Sorry if the picture is a little blurry - its a picture of our picture.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Finally some big news on this blog!!!! - BJ and I went to the doctor last Thursday and confirmed that we are 2 months pregnant! We were able to see the little heartbeat beating at 174 beats per minute!!! They said the due date is Memorial Day - which is May 25, 2009. We were given some little ultrasound pictures which I promise I will post soon.

I am feeling pretty good so far - just the usual crabbiness, lethargy, nausea, etc :) I am sure we all all ready for this first trimester to end - only 4 more weeks!

My next doctor's appointment is Oct 30th - just a regular check-up with the OBGYN. So, keep us in your prayers - hopefully everything will be smooth sailing from here on out!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Happy Birthday and Happy September!

Haven't been writing too much on this blog - sorry! Today is BJ's birthday - he definitely has been showered with gifts today: Shlafley's homemade bread pudding from St. Louis, Boulevard wheat beer/Shlafley beer/Fat Tire beer/, a new softball bag, and a Cardinals fleece. We are going to Mama Dip's in Chapel Hill tonight for dinner - supposed to have some excellent "down-home" Southern cookin'.

This summer has definitely flown by. We visited Ben Houston (Bj's cousin) and his lovely family a few weeks ago at Topsail Beach - it was wonderful to just sit on the beach and relax. Blue, our dog, came along and experienced the beach for the first time. He had a blast and I was surprised that he went straight for the water. He had fun at night trying to chase the little crabs. Ben came and stayed with us for a week at Labor Day. It was so nice to finally have company!

BJ started doing weekend work at a small hospital in Ahoskie, NC. He doesn't even have cell phone service! The place is 2 1/2 hrs away, so I am left behind :( So anyone who wants to come and visit - please do!!!!

We are definitely looking forward to the Fall weather which brings cooler weather. Hopefully we will have some more visitors and get used to Durham a little more.

This coming weekend, Andrea is off to St. Louis to hang out with family and friends. BJ is going to Pittsburgh for a "bachelor party" and to see the St. Louis Cardinals play the Pirates.

Miss you all! Love you!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Off to Paris!!!!

Yay! We are off to Paris on this Friday. BJ has a medical conference in Versailles and Andrea decided to tag along for the weekend. Too bad its only for 2 1/2 days - but that should be plenty of time to see the main sites. Andrea comes back to Durham, NC on Tuesday night to get back to work by Wednesday a.m.- BJ gets to hang out to be wined and dined till Friday :) Ahhhh - the life of a surgeon.....

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Our Durham Home

We've been in Durham for about 2 weeks now - still putting away boxes and trying to settle in. We really like our rental home - lots of big windows to let in sunlight and nice hardwood floors. Our dog, Blue, loves the fact that he has a big backyard to run around and check out the activity in the neighborhood.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Leaving Pittsburgh

Its our last day in Pittsburgh. We are leaving for Durham, NC tomorrow - I am driving myself and Blue and BJ is driving a 26 ft moving truck with his car hitched on the back!!! Oh my goodness, it is going to be a very long day of driving and then unloading that truck. You really don't realize how much "stuff" you have accumulated until you see that you can fill that whole truck!!!! It will be pretty sad tomorrow pulling away from the home we've had for 4 years and the city we've known for 5 years. But, on to new adventures. Pittsburgh has definitely been very good to us.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

We're Moving!!!!

As of June 23, 2008 - our new address is:

1403 Ruffin Street

Durham, NC 27701

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Wedding Photos

YAY! The wedding pictures are finally here! Click on the link to go to the gallery

The password is "Malone". I think they are beautiful and definitely capture the day. You can view these pictures online as well as order prints.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Thank you!

To our family and friends -

Thank you so much for a wonderful wedding. We had such a fabulous time and it was so nice to have all of our close friends and family all in one place. Thank you for traveling to Pittsburgh, for the lovely gifts, for the warm wishes, and for your love and support. It was the best day ever and we hope everyone loved Pittsburgh!