Sunday, November 16, 2008

Baby Shower in Lewisville

Last weekend I had a baby shower in Lewisville, Tx. My sister has been in Colorado since August and I have been so sad she won't be around until the baby is born. She will call me and have me hold the phone to my belly so Emma will know who she is when she comes out and we have both been going through withdraws from not being near each other. Knowing this, my parents decided to surprise me and fly Amy in for the weekend!! I was at home Friday night and all of the sudden Amy walks in!! It was awsome! So, we were able to spend the weekend together and she was able to attend the shower. My friends threw it for me and it was so special! They really outdid themselves!!! The food was wonderful, the decor was so sweet and I was surrounded by my friends and family... what could be more perfect? Here are a few pictures of the day!

Delicious Pumpkin Bread!

My Nana sent me this recipe a few weeks ago... I made it last week and it is delicious!! You can make it with or without the glaze. Easy and quick bread to make for the holidays! ENJOY!!
Nana's Pumpkin Bread
from the kitchen of Laquita Lucas
2/3 cup shortening 1 t cinnamon
3 1/3 cups sugar 1 t cloves
4 eggs 1 cup chopped nuts
16 oz can of pumpkin
2/3 cup water
3 1/3 cups flour
2 t baking soda
1 1/2 t salt
1/2 t baking powder
Mix shortening and sugar in large bowl. Add eggs, pumpkin, and water. Blend in flour, soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and cloves. Stir in nuts.
Bake until toothpick in center comes out clean. (about 1 hour and 10 mins @ 300 degrees)
Glaze: In small bowl with fork mix 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 cup undiluted orange juice concentrate, and 1/8 t ground allspice until smooth. Drizzle over cooled bread. Makes 1/2 cup glaze.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Seeing Emma in 3-D!

Yesterday we had a 3-D ultrasound done. It was something Charles did not want to do but he agreed and is now glad he did. :) We had a 15 min session and were able to see so clearly this sweet little baby we will get to hold in a few short months! We decided she has my nose and cheeks and definitely has the Cassady lips. I think she will have big beautiful eyes like the Cassady side as well. She loves to have her hands by her face and enjoys chewing on her toes and hands. It was a very cool experience and made it very real for us both. How can anyone not believe in God and his goodness after seeing something like that? It is truly amazing!!