Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
so when i get to feeling nostalgic like this, i start thinking "so what was i doing a year ago today? 5 years ago today? or even worse, 10 years ago?" (ok, so i wasn't really considering the 10 year one until i started writing here...i am not that ridiculous.)
a year ago today was kate's "due date". and i use that term loosely, because we all know that no one really knows the day their baby will arrive (unless you have a scheduled c-section, of course). and i am pretty sure i was feeling really depressed on this day because i had convinced myself that kate was going to be 2 weeks early, and she had shown no signs of her pending arrival- yet. but then, on october 30, sweet little kate evelyn, just 55 minutes before i was supposed to be at the hospital to be induced, was born at 5:05 am. and that is what i was doing last year.
5 years ago, i had just quit my job at starbucks to join my friend julie, who had her own cleaning business. we cleaned, on a weekly and bi-weekly basis, about 24 homes. we loved it, and loved the paychecks too. :) little did i know that just 8 months later, jesse and i would be packing up our belongings and moving to the bluegrass state.
10 years ago, i had just graduated from high school and was 1 month into my freshman year of college at covenant college in lookout mountain, georgia. i loved the school, but wasn't liking the fact that i was in school and not knowing what i wanted to get my degree in. let's just say, the whole school thing didn't last long. :)
any of you remember what you were doing last year? 5 years ago? 10 years ago? this is a memory challenge. :)
p.s. i just have to make it public here- last night i made janelle's/kate's apple butter pork roast and it was DEEEE-LISH! thank you ladies!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
over the last few weeks, jesse has been trying to teach jacob how everything we "own" has been given to us by God. the toys we play with, the food we eat, the clothes we wear. none of it is our's.
so every time we drive up to the house, pulling into the driveway, jacob almost always says, "this is not our's jacob's house."
thank you, my dear 2 year old, for this reminder. :)
Friday, October 23, 2009
sweet potato casserole (for jesse, jacob and kate)
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
although he doesn't turn 30 until december 31st, candace and i decided that for planning sake, we should tell our husbands in advance about the trip we have planned for them. in january, candace, lee, jesse, and i will be travelling to cozumel for a 5 day vacation- kid free!
since kate had a little cold, only jacob got to spend the evening with some friends, who kindly babysat him. and thus, kate tagged along on our date night. and had fun trying on this super cute hat we found for her at the Gap. (no we didn't buy it... i think it was a $30 hat or something ridiculous.)
Monday, October 19, 2009
- chocolate. obviously one of jacob's favorites too. he had his first OREO this weekend. and notice his shirt even has the chocolate monster on it.
- happy toddlers and kind friends. we recently received this table as a gift from a friend of our's who was thinking of kate when they saw it. don't mind that it says "princess" all over the table top and the back of the chair. pink and princess don't matter to jacob, he loves that it is his size. he asks to eat breakfast there almost every day. i am not keen on the idea of eating meals in the living room, but this week it has been a special treat for him and i love to see him when he is happy.
- new magazines. especially Fall or Holiday editions! got this new one in the mail the other day and am slowly going through it.
- frost. not the cold that comes with it, but i like how beautiful everything looks with a sparkly frost covering it. stacia- here's my "out my kitchen window".
- dancing babies. kate has been working on her dance moves. here's a video at one of her recent practice sessions.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
and while we're on the subject of things orange, can i just say, i am loving the recent victories of the cincinnati bengals! how exciting for a team who is not always been that good, and has spent years losing game after game. keep it up, team. who dey! go bengals!
(sorry to all pittsburgh friends and family, there's always next time.)
and speaking of WINNING, jesse and i are officially addicted to the mcdonalds monoply game. jesse is most convinced that the next time we go, we will be the million dollar winners. ok, maybe next time. no? ok, then definitely the time after that?!
crazy? yes. we went there 3 times this past weekend- yep, friday, saturday, and sunday. so far all we've won is a small coffee or soft drink, and i may have gained a pant size with all the french fries and sweet tea i've consumed. maybe once we win that million dollars i can hire a personal trainer and lose the weight. :)
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
kate will be 1 year old in just a few weeks! her birthday is just one of the many reasons i love october. and here is one other
it's also the pumpkin and apple pies i had time to make this weekend as pappy and gammie pié were here to play with the kids, allowing me time in the kitchen. :)
we enjoyed having pappy and gammie here, but obviously not as much as jacob. (you kinda have to look close. jacob has his arm on her back. it was a precious moment.)
saturday afternoon we ventured out to the local Hebron Fire Station where they were celebrating fire prevention week with an open house event. there were helicopters, fire trucks, police cars, military hum-v's, a water rescue boat, an fbi surveillance van, and lots more for the kids to climb in, on, and all over. we all especially were fascinated with the Blackhawk helicopter and even got to watch it take off.
jacob in some military vehicle
kate got a turn at the wheel
jacob on the gun control in the Blackhawk