Thursday, May 28, 2009

Bethany & BabyBear: Week 36

And down the stretch they come! (That's a nod to Bethany's love of all things equestrian.)

Yes, we're into the final month. In fact, the doctor said 1 in 10 women have their water break in week 36, so really, BabyBearcould come any time. Here's Bethany's Week 36 picture:

Just kidding... That's from our trip to the Mayborn Museum this weekend for the opening of their new exhibit, Leonardo Da Vinci: Machines in Motion. Here's what you're really here for:

Oops -- sorry, that's Orbit being really cute, even after all he's been through this week (that's a whole other blog post). Alright, here's Bethany, Week 36:

Ta da! Yay Bethany!!!

[P.S. Don't forget to make your prediction for when BabyBear will be born!!]

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

When Will BabyBear Be Born II: Electric Boogaloo

Okay, we're gonna try this a different way... Now that we're into the final four weeks (Bethany hit 36 weeks yesterday), we're going to give you another chance to predict BabyBear's birthday. This time, you can pick any date you want; multiple people can pick the same date, if they want. We just want to see who actually can predict it.

To refresh: the doctors say he's due June 23, and that they will induce if he hasn't come by June 30. So feel free to pick any time between now and the end of June. As before, leave a comment on this post, or e-mail me which day you want. I'll update the list below as we go. (Oh, and for reference, here's the first version of the predictions.)

For starters:

Monday, June 15 -- Scott
Wednesday, June 17 -- Mom B.
Thursday, June 18 -- Kerry
Friday, June 19 -- Patrick
Saturday, June 20 -- Betsy
Sunday, June 21 -- Keith, Jacob, Kim S.S., Nancy
Monday, June 22
-- Jeff (this is if he has my DNA; I like to be just a little early), Zan, Amy
Tuesday, June 23 -- the doctors, Bethany, Sister Kim
Thursday, June 25 -- Momma E.
Friday, June 26 -- Allison
Monday, June 29 -- Jill
Tuesday, June 30 -- Jennessa
Sunday, July 5 -- Kim S.S.

Gentlemen (and ladies), start your predictions!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

One of the best foods in the whole world

Some of you have asked me before for the recipe to the Rice Krispie treats I've made. I've been meaning to post the recipe on the blog for months, but my sister beat me to it, so I'll just link to her post instead.

Recipe for the awesome non-marshmallow-but-with-peanut-butter-and-chocolate-instead Rice Krispie treats!

Friday, May 22, 2009

How do I look?

Bethany really doesn't like me with facial hair, and though I hate shaving, I also don't really like the feel of facial hair, either, so chances are I'll never have more than just a few days stubble.

That said, I do wonder sometimes what I would look like with facial hair. Thankfully, Gillette has come through for me with this fun little site. So, I thought I'd play around and see what style would work best for me.

First, the pencil 'stache:

Maybe something a little thicker?

More Rollie Fingers-ish?

Even wilder?

How about the Jim Hawkins/Mac Powell look?

Then there's the full beard...

And last but not least, what I like to call the "John the Baptist":

So what do you think? Leave your vote as a comment below.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Browns go on Vacation!!!!

This past weekend, we had the privilege of meeting the rest of Jeff's side of the family in San Antonio, TX for a long weekend of fun times! It was my first time to San Antonio and not only was I very much looking forward to spending time with my family, but I also was looking forward to spending some time in a new city.

Jeff and I took some time and visited the Alamo and some gardens surrounding it, then we had lunch at the Rainforest Cafe on the Riverwalk, which was fun. The rest of the time we hung out with family at one of two pools at the location where we stayed. The first pool was half indoor/half outdoor with two water slides and the second pool was a lazy river with inner tubes available for floating. Both were VERY fun!! We also saw the new Star Trek movie, which we recommend...very action packed!

For Mother's Day, we all went out for brunch on the Riverwalk and took a boat tour as well. I loved it!! To view pictures of our fun weekend with family, please click here or view the slideshow below.

Hope y'all are well!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Bethany & BabyBear: Week 34

It's Week 34 -- just a month and a half until the due date!

Just for kicks (get it? pregnant? baby? kicks? ha!), here's a little animation showing Bethany & BabyBear growing from 19 weeks to 34 weeks.

You can click on the image for a larger version. (Here, I will resist the urge to make a joke about larger/pregnant.)