Try It Tuesday

Hey Tryers! Since I’ve been packing non-stop, my Best Mate (Marissa) did a Try It Tuesday to help me out! So here’s her post!

 

Here’s my recipe for home made pizza pockets we used last Saturday!  It was fun, simple, and extremely yummy!

Ingredients:

Pizza, pizza!

Pizza, pizza!

~Crescent rolls

~Spaghetti sauce

~Shredded Cheese (I used an Italian 5 cheese blend)

~Toppings of choice (we had pepperoni, precooked bacon, jalepeños, and tomatoes)

 

1. Spray your cookie sheet (or pan of choice, a stone would also work great) with preferred cooking spray.

2. Lay out your crescent roll triangles.

3. Spoon about 2-3 teaspoons of spaghetti sauce onto the wide end of the crescent roll triangle.  Sprinkle 2-3 pinches of shredded cheese.

4. Add desired toppings. We had some great combinations; everyone was really creative.

5. Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes

Hot Pockets!

Hot Pockets!

The night I made these I fed my husband, my 13-year-old son, his friend, my 3-year-old daughter, and my 4-year-old little cousin.  (It was sleepover night in our house). The Husband and kids were all super pleased with this recipe and even the picky little ones ate it!  Everyone left the dinner table with a full tummy and happy!

The critics love it!

The critics love it!

#R2R

On April 19, 1995, a bomb was detonated in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. It claimed the lives of 168 people, including 19 children. Thirteen years ago, the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon was set up for Oklahomans to remember and raise money for the memorial. Yesterday the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon was held downtown.

 

Run to Remember

Run to Remember

 

I love this event. Not just because of what it represents, but also because there are events for everyone. There’s a Kid’s Fun Run (1 mile), a 5K, a marathon relay, a half marathon, and a full marathon. So no matter your activity level, you can still participate!  Me, Huff the Hubs, my sister Bridget, and two of our friends ran the relay yesterday.

 

It. Was. Awesome.

 

I ran the second leg of the relay, so I had to wait around for about an hour after the start. My relay spot was at a church, so I really go the good end of the deal. They provided snacks before the race started (something a preggo really appreciates).

 

I also got to run the “fun hill” (is there a such thing as a “fun” hill? My calves say no). This stretch of the race, Gorilla Hill, is awesome and famous for marathon vets.

 

Go ape!

Go ape!

 

While running up GH, you see some hilarious sights: people dressed as bananas, a man in a gorilla suit, and even a guy smoking a cigar and pouring mixed drinks for the runners. (I also saw a pair of 60-something men stop at a curb where there was a tub full of beer, pop open a Coors Light, chug it, crush the can, and take off running again.)

 

I love the energy and spontaneity of the Memorial Marathon. You never know what or who you’ll see. You may see a kid with a unicorn mask holding a sign that reads: “Taste the rainbow” and holding a basket of Fun Size Skittles, you may see an 80-year-old man wearing a rainbow wig, and you may even see an Oklahoma legend:

Big Barry

Big Barry

 

The spectators are awesome, the runners are inspirational, and the reason we run is heartfelt. Even though I was a little nervous, running basically a 5K while 4 months pregnant, but I’m glad I did it.

I got it!

I got it!

I now have a medal from every single event at the marathon except the Full Marathon. I am determined to do the full next year. A few people think I should wait (since Hermione is due in September and I may not be 100% by then) but I think I can do it.  Maybe I’ll recruit some of my teammates to run with me.

Go Team BB's and J!

Go Team BB’s and J!

 

 

 

 

 

Fan Girl Friday

Hello, fellow nerdlings! I’ve got some great goodies for you to feast your eyes upon today!

Think Geek has really pulled out all the stops this week, I’m telling ya. That’s why the first two finds are from them!

Sad that you’ve already played Arkham Asylum and Arkham City so much that you know the Riddler map by heart? Lamenting the fact that Arkham Origins won’t be out until October? Put your tissues away, puddin’ ’cause I’ve got a dose of the Bat just for you!

"I'm Batman."

“I’m Batman.”

Check it out! You can be Killer Croc, Two Face, The Joker, The Penguin or the Dark Knight himself! From what I gather, this is basically Settlers of Catan with the B-man. You work to take control of Gotham City, fighting crooks and takin’ names the whole way!

Next up on TG’s list of awesome geekery is something for the Trekkers (“Trekkies” is not PC, people).

"Paper, the final frontier."

“Paper, the final frontier.”

 

Yes, my friends, that is made of PAPER! Its the latest in papercraft from Think Geek! The paper craft book contains all the pieces needed to build the ultimate paper model of the original USS Enterprise 1701! There’s even electronics and lights to make it even more awesome!

 

Guys, I found an awesome blog this week through Pinterest (you know, besides my own). Its all about crafts from Doctor Who! Check out this amazeballs crib I found:

Rock-a-bye, Doctor in the treetop...

Rock-a-bye, Doctor in the treetop…

Huff the Hubs and I are registering tonight. Think Babies R Us carries this?

 

And speaking of DW, check out pictures from this AMAZING Doctor Who-themed wedding!

"I'm rubbish at weddings. Especially my own."

“I’m rubbish at weddings. Especially my own.”

 

I love the stamps!

I love the stamps!

 

You can check out all the pics here and totally be jealous that you didn’t have a Whovian wedding. (I think I may tell Hermione when she grows up that I’ll plan her wedding for her…)

 

Have a great weekend, everyone! And if you go to the OKC Marathon on Sunday, be sure to cheer for the pregnant woman crying whilst running (AKA, me).

 

 

Try It Problem

Ugh.

So, Huff the Hubs and I move into our 2-bedroom apartment next week (yay!) which means my living room looks like this:

I have to laugh to keep from crying.

I have to laugh to keep from crying.

 

And no, we can’t “make the best of it” by building a fort. I tried. It blocked the TV. Who wants a fort with no TV?!

Anyway, so because we’re moving, I’ve had to pack a lot (I’m home all day, why not? Plus, since I can’t move the boxes because I’m knocked up, this is my contribution) and prepare the apartment for the move. This means taking down all the picture frames, getting the nails out of the walls, and taking down the wall decal in the bedroom:

...unless you didn't brush your teeth...

…unless you didn’t brush your teeth…

 

I looked online and found that people were saying that the easiest way to get decals off was to use the hairdryer. So I tried it. And it worked!

It used to be so pretty.

It used to be so pretty.

 

However, the hairdryer hint did not also state that some adhesive would still be on the wall:

Not getting that deposit back now.

Not getting that deposit back now.

 

Does anyone know how to get the adhesive off? The only thing I saw online was to use ammonia. I’m not thinking that’s pregnancy-safe. I tried a Magic Eraser…not so magical. Any ideas, peeps? I know that the apartment people paint after every tenant (I think they do that instead of filling the holes in the walls left by previous residents) but I’m afraid they’ll be all: {Mean voice} “Sorry, we had to keep your deposit because of the crap you left on the wall.”

 

So go ahead, Internet Friends, dazzle me with your knowledge!

 

 

How My Pregnancy Saved Me $200

This morning was crazy.

 

My sister’s (and my) dog, Pinny Lane, had to go to the hospital to get an ultrasound. No, she’s not expecting. Lately her liver levels have been a little elevated, so BB wanted to make sure everything was okay by taking her to a specialist.

 

So after dropping of a trembling min-pin at the doggy hospital and my dad back at work (he helped me wrangle the four-legged baby) I headed back to the apartment.

 

I should let it be known that during this time, I downed a liter of water and hadn’t been in the vicinity of a bathroom for over an hour. And, Hermione felt it necessary to move around, making me do the seated version of the “I gotta go” dance.

 

I was literally less than a quarter of a mile from home when I saw something behind me. Yes, it was red and blue lights of a motorcycle policeman.

 

Sigh.

 

I pulled into the Walgreens parking lot, got out my license and registration and hoped the cop was nice.

 

The officer came up to my window and said, “I stopped you because you were going 52 and it’s a 40 mile per hour zone.” (Oops!)

 

And, before I knew what I was saying, these words came out of my mouth: “I’m sorry; I’ve got a baby pushing on my bladder.”

 

Immediately I regretted that. I’m not going to lie; I’ve flirted to get out of a ticket. I’ve cracked jokes to get out of a ticket. And yes, I’ve even lied. (My mother will be scandalized when she reads this.) But I didn’t think I’d use my pregnancy to get out of a ticket. I was embarrassed that I basically told this cop I had to pee and that’s why I had a lead foot.

 

But, thankfully, the cop laughed and said: “That’s not a good feeling.”

 

So, again, I spoke without thinking: “Oh, you’ve had first-hand experience with this?”

 

Which, praise the Lord, made him laugh again. We joked back and forth about the possibility of him being pregnant and, if he has that ability, he needs to have a long discussion with his parents about his childhood. As he took my info back to his bike, I started praying: Please don’t let him give me a ticket, please don’t let him give me a ticket!

 

And, much to my delight, he came back, handed me my license and said: “I’d better not let you wait any longer. Be safe out there.”

 

After he sped away, I gave Hermione a high-five for saving me from a $200 speeding ticket, and went home.

 

Moral of the story? Pregnancy or no pregnancy: next time you get pulled over; try to make the cop laugh. Or, you know, don’t speed in the first place. Whichever.

 

 

 

Try It Tuesday

I’m tellin’ ya, folks. Lately, my Try Its have been off the hook! And today’s is no exception!

When I saw this on Pinterest, I could feel my thighs getting wider and my mouth salivating:

Get in my belly!

Get in my belly!

I was so excited to try this so I hurriedly got all the goods together:

Ingredients

Then my lovely helper, BB, ground up all the Oreos in the food processor:

oreos in food processor

(Sorry it’s a little blurry!) After the Oreos were completely demolished, I melted butter and pressed the mixture into a dish, making a crust. You have to let it refrigerate for a bit while you do the other stuff, just to let it firm up.

After I whipped the creamy filling together, I spread it on top of the crust:

creamy filling

I put that back into the refrigerator as I mixed the pudding mixes (I used one regular pudding mix and one sugar free, just to help with the calorie count/sugar count). Then I poured the pudding on top of the creamy filling.

pudding mix

I let the pudding firm up a bit (its instant pudding so it didn’t take long) and then spread Cool Whip on top and sprinkled mini chocolate chips after.

Sprinkles

You’re supposed to let it set in the freezer for about an hour. However, I couldn’t wait that long. We took it out after about 30 or 40 minutes. And….well, I think this speaks for itself:

empty plate

OMG. It was SO. FREAKING. GOOD. I really, really wanted to eat the whole dish. I’m telling you, it was probably one of the best desserts I have had in a while! I am DEFINITELY making this bad boy again!

Case of the Mondays

Anyone else feeling like their To Do List is a mile long? Or that they really wanted to call in sick for work this morning?

This weekend was not long enough for me. After the anxiety-filled week, where I was sure we were going to see a rag-tag group of oil drillers head off to fight a meteor heading toward Earth, I needed some relaxation.

Huff the Hubs and I went camping with our Lifegroup (yep, this preggo went camping AND hiking!) and came home Saturday evening ready to crash. Sunday was packed full of a pace run (we’re doing the relay for the OKC Memorial Marathon next Sunday) and family events. Needless to say, I went to bed at 7:30 last night. No joke.

So today, all I really needed—and assume you do as well—was some laughter and maybe a foot rub. Since I can’t do the latter (I’m not a fan of feet) I thought I’d help with the laughter.

 

"Where do you want to go?"  "Oh I don't care, where do YOU want to go?"

“Where do you want to go?”
“Oh I don’t care, where do YOU want to go?”

 

People can be so sensitive.

People can be so sensitive.

 

Preach.

Preach.

 

This video had me CRACKING up. Mostly because it points out how ridiculous we girls can be: