Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Our first baby gift

The excitement is contagious! Katy and Gilbert brought me an early baby gift to demonstrate their love and anticipation for the little one.

Is this what I think it is?
A froggy for our green nursery. Thanks ya'll!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Flowers for mom to be

Dave is a sweetheart, although flowers are a small price to pay for carrying his child into the world. Yes, I’m going to milk this for the rest of my life. "I'm pregnant. That means I'm helpless. Do everything for me and buy me flowers." Hahaha. Poor Dave. It's going to be a long 9 months for him.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Surprise Sunday

Sunday was a busy day. All of the Bussey girls were at church with their babies and for the afternoon service in lieu of preaching we had us a “sangin’.” Can’t waste all the Bussey talent when they are all together!
Gilbert and Aran sang a duet that was GREAT. I’m so proud of Aran for getting up there, stepping up to the plate, and singing loud!

Then the whole family ministered to us in song. Great job guys. Cindy, Micaiah, and I also gave an encore of “A Living Prayer” despite torn up nerves!
This is just for you Aunt Margaret! Can you believe it?
So why is it "Suprise Sunday"? We're pregnant. Surprise!!
I had my suspicions about being pregnant and so did Mom, Dad, and Dave after I nearly fell asleep in my steak at Longhorn Sunday. Still, I didn’t want to test since it was so early and I didn't want to be disappointed, but Dad offered to buy one of those expensive early detection kits if I would just take it. Mom and I sneaked into Wal-mart and purchased the kit in the pharmacy so we wouldn’t see anyone we knew at the checkout. Good thing too since Cindy and Mandy met us at the door on the way out!
I headed upstairs followed by Dave (so he would be the very first to know) and lo and behold there was a very faint second line on the test that didn’t even take the full three minutes to show up. I ran downstairs to tell Mom who in turn told Dad who in turn tried to contain his excitement.
So we’ve had this great plan for the entire 2 months we’ve been trying to conceive: let’s not tell people until I’m showing and let’s tell our parent’s in person with some cute little grandma/grandpa items. That all went out the window when the little pink line showed up. Gotta tell the world! That is if my dad doesn’t get to it first. :)

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Iron Bowl Saturday

The Alabama/Auburn game gave me an excuse to have a get-together at our house and…you guessed it…make a themed cake! If only Alabama had won.

Chewie is always nowhere to be found whenever guests are over, but she’ll sure take advantage of the seats when they’re gone!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving Day at Casa Bonita!

Thanksgiving Day was spent at Jared’s mom and stepdad’s house. Bonita cooked up a sumptuous feast for us!

Emily and Chris just adopted a Shi-Tzu puppy together. Isn’t he the cutest? Jared affectionately refers to him as a Crap-Tzu. :)

Jared, Bonita, and Emily
The next generation!
Bonita still has Jared's high chair. I remember this chair and have a picture of it somewhere!

Good food and good friends

This was the most intense game of Guestures I have ever played in my life (except for that one time Brooke displaced her knee after acting out “tug-of-war” and had to go to the hospital). The girls were way behind and it order to win by one point, we had to get 16 points on the last round. That meant choosing the hardest card whether I was confident or not! “Shelf” and “coat” went off without a hitch, but I wasn’t feeling too confident about the last two. However…Jess nailed “ulcer” and Emily nailed “caress” to give us the victory by one point. You should have heard the cheer that went up from us girls after the caress card was pulled from its slot.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


After the SCS lunch it was time to head down to Sylacauga to visit Jared and Jess. I jumped on the chance to go to Shogun since Dave never likes to eat there (you have to sit next to strangers!! Oh my!!) but we sat him on the end and insulated him from other human beings so he would be safe. :)
The gals
The guys
getting the grill ready
Some balance work with an egg. He eventually flipped it into his hat!
The little onion volcano thing

Thanksgiving lunch at SCS

Behold my creation and admire it! Haha. Yes, it was tasty too.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Happy Birthday Andrew!

I made him a little cake to for Dave to take in to SCS. Sure hope I get tired of cake decorating soon, otherwise I'm going to get fat!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Thanksgiving...or should I say Happy xie-xie-giving?

Nothing says traditional Thanksgiving like Chinese Buffet! The Cedillos invited us out to eat Sunday afternoon since we are all going our separate ways for Thanksgiving Day. Katy and Gilbert are starting a new tradition of focusing on Thanksgiving gift-giving rather than Christmas.
Dad got a very appropriate game that he can't wait to play

We attracted a good bit of attention opening presents on a November Sunday at a Chinese Buffet!

My second cake! I was dying to use this little bear pan and Katy suggested I be "Beary" thankful for something as a thematic excuse to use it. :p

Xie-xie Katy and Gilbert for the great gifts and delicious meal!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Bridge Street

Mom and I had a girl's day out and decided to check out Bridge Street in Huntsville. Only part of the stores, restaurants, and attrations are completed and open for business, but we still enjoyed taking in the sites and shopping.
The movie theatre has leather seats and an adults-only balcony where food and beverages are served.
Aren't these trees gorgeous? They are actually in the Wal-Mart parking lot (NOT on Bridge Street) believe it or not.

Mommy dearest.
Can't wait for PF Chang's to open! Dave will have nothing to do with it so I'll have to sneak off without him. ;)
The carousel
Gondola rides! They are almost as expensive as a real ride in Venice. Probably because they use real impoted Italian gondolas. Move over Las Vegas!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Ace of Cakes

That’s a gross exaggeration, but I’m still proud of my first attempt at cake decorating.

Here’s the rest of the class toiling away. Our instructor has been teaching cake decorating for over 22 years!

Have you ever watched “Ace of Cakes” on the Food Network? They do some incredible things. is the bakery’s website. You can look at all of their creations. Incredible!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Some highlights of the mysterious land above the Mason Dixon

An actual fall season with changing leaves and everything!

Snow! Sure it’s not much, but I’ll take it.

Real pizza. I don’t know if I can ever eat Domino’s again!

All the way hot dogs.

Other highlights…Saying “auwl” the way, “cauffe,” “auwful,” and “taulk” and hearing my 27 year-old 6’2” beast of a husband being referred to as “Young David” and being ripped on for growing facial hair.