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Love and Happiness

Figo’s on College Ave June 29, 2009

Filed under: Home — 2593lrd @ 8:16 pm

We went to Figo’s on Saturday night and discovered that they had changed their menu up a little bit.  They had some new sauces.  And of course they had their daily specials.  On the daily specials was Gazpacho.  I capitalize it because I love Gazpacho.  Figo’s did not disappoint.  It was smooth and blended through with no chunks.  There was no sour cream but Figo’s did use the red pepper infused olive oil that they use for dipping bread into.  With pasta sauces, I like the simplest of sauces, basically olive oil as a base.  Figo’s had a Aglio Olio e Peperoncino sauce which is garlic, extra virgin olive oil and red pepper flakes with parmigiano reggiano.  Yummy!


Scully for Sofy

Filed under: Family — 2593lrd @ 7:28 pm

We picked up this scully for Sofy this weekend.  It’s white with pastel butterflies.  Here’s the scully on Sofy while she’s still in the womb.

Here’s the scully on Boober.  He didn’t like it much but it’s such a cute picture.


Sofy and Dirk Will Rock June 25, 2009

Filed under: Family — 2593lrd @ 9:23 pm

These are some onesies that Hilary bought.  I love them.  Sofy and Dirk will rock in these onesies.


And here’s a close-up.

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Belly Pic June 23, 2009

Filed under: Family — 2593lrd @ 6:28 am

Here’s a picture of Hilary’s belly.  This morning she said it measured 39″ around from belly button to belly button.  Tonight we measured it at 39 3/4″.  Plus we were trying out the phone cam.


New Baby Pics And… June 17, 2009

Filed under: Family — 2593lrd @ 5:02 pm

We just finished up a doctor’s visit with new ultrasound pictures.. We are at 20 weeks. Measurements were taken. They are healthy. They weigh 1 pound a piece. Heartbeats were around 150 bpm and normal.

And…we are having a girl and a boy.

Sofia Necitas de las Alas

Dirk Antonio de las Alas


“It’s OK to quit…..” June 14, 2009

Filed under: Home — 2593lrd @ 3:39 pm

I Quit

1. Quit arguing with people about the same old foolishness! Respect
their position and keep it moving!

2. Quit telling people your secrets when you know they are not going
to keep them! And if you keep telling them, then quit getting mad when
they tell your secrets!

3. Quit trying to pull people on your journey who don’t want to travel
with you. Either they believe in you and value you…or they don’t!


Stress Relief

Filed under: Home — 2593lrd @ 3:31 pm


A lecturer when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked
“How heavy is this glass of water?”

Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g.

The lecturer replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter.

It depends on how long you try to hold it.