Friday, November 21, 2008

Daddy, Pépé, & Wes Around noon today, Pépé got to see Wesley for the 1st time. He had been on a business trip in France. He thinks Wesley is awesome and can hardly wait until he too grows a moustache.

My second time holding him. He's so darn cute!

Starbuck's Salted Carmel Hot Chocolate

Jenny introduced me to this drink - I don't even care that much for hot chocolate, but I find myself craving this one. As Jenny says, order a "short", which leaves you wanting for more - a regular is just too much.

and I just love the internet; I found this recipe:

Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Copycat Recipe

2/3 cup whole milk
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup sugar
3 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
3 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1 tablespoon turbinado sugar crystals
1/4 cup whipped cream
2 tablespoons caramel syrup, divided

Bring the milk and cream to a simmer. Keep it just under a boil and stir in the chocolate until melted completely.
Add one tablespoon of the caramel syrup to a warm mug and swish it to coat the inside of the mug.
Carefully pour in the chocolate. Top with whipped cream, add a drizzle of caramel, a sprinkle of the salt and a dusting of the turbinado crystals.
Enjoy the fact that while Starbucks *may* stop making this delicacy you never have to!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Isaiah Joseph Drovdahl born at 9:50 a.m.

Congratulations Mark & Katie! Katie is Jenny's friend and business partner in Front Porch. Their sons are only 4 days apart.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Wesley Day 2:
Here are some photos taken last night by Wesley's parents good friend Dave Myron.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

November 15, 2008 6:28 pm, 5 lbs 2 oz. Precious Wesley James Gough arrived!
5:41 pm:7:00 pm - Wesley's sucking his toe:

8:12 pm (after Jenny's C Section):
8:21 pm:

We love you Wesley James

Jenny's in Labor! yet makes it to Gough Family Shower !!!

That's right, Jenny starting having contractions last night and went to the hospital last night for about 5 hours. They gave her 2 shots to slow down the contractions. At the shower she was still having contractions about every 7 minutes. I hope Wesley stays inside his mother for a few more days or weeks, but he may arrive earlier than expected to bless our lives.

Jenny's sister-in-laws comforting her:
Lovely Advent calendar made by Rebekah; plus Trophy Cupcakes. We all wrote inspiring words of wisdom (hopefully) for each day:Paula Gough (standing right) She really did a lovely job with the shower, as did Auntie Sass & Aunt Rhoda:Soon to be parents. We love you!

Monday, November 10, 2008

A Grateful November 10 on 10

8am morning walk - I always think of my terrific relatives named Nichols who live in Hawaii
This is still in a yard that we passed by on our morning walk.

Even though it's 10 on 10, the house needed cleaning - steam mopping, the only way to mop - this one is from Costco, of course!

Received an afternoon call to book a flight to Paris for my husband for THIS Friday. Done!

An abundance of houses for sale in the neighborhood, Here's a lovely house for sale.

Jenny (& Wes) drop by to return some borrowed items.

I love Nordstrom sales, especially SHOES!

and an eggnog latte before heading home...

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Guess what we saw this weekend?Lochness Monster?
House on fire?
The awakening?

A pot of gold?

Salmon heading home?

Artichoke blooming?

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

CHEERS JENNY! Great idea - now I just have to walk much longer with Louie.....

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Jenny's 2nd Baby Shower for Wesley
In preparation for the shower we got the most amazing hand picked flowers from Uncle Leonard.
Jeff and his mom, Paula, helped get ready for the guests arrival:

Jenny's cousins Tyler and Jacob visited Woodland Park Zoo during the Shower.

It was so nice getting together with family and friends. Thanks Jenny for having the shower at your home. Thanks Jeff for being Jenny's doula in preparation for the event. Your home and hospitality are lovely.

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