Tuesday, October 30, 2012

kate is 4

we took our annual trip to the pumpkin patch to celebrate Kate's birthday. this time we tried a new farm, because we got a great groupon deal. as we are traveling there, we are realizing that the country pumpkins farm is much farther away than we thought. like 45 minutes (and more) of a drive. i thought it was worth the drive, jesse did not. regardless, we had a fun time celebrating Kate, and fall, and also enjoyed having grandma and grandpa in town for the festivities. 

on kate's birthday day she requested "chickpotle"for dinner. that's my girl!

Monday, October 15, 2012

colorado weekend

my dad invited me out to colorado for a weekend visit this october. jesse graciously stayed home with the kids so i could enjoy some one-on-one time with my dad.

we enjoyed several hikes during the 4 days i was there.

surveyed the damaged neighborhoods from the waldo canyon fire this past june.

went for a quick (and terrifying) ride on his bike. (by the way, never again)

i enjoyed some visits with my grandma vollbracht, who turns 85 this coming march.

Friday, October 5, 2012


i don't want to forget this unique experience. i've been an andrew peterson fan since college, but my interest was recently re-sparked last december when jesse and i got to attend his Behold the Lamb of God christmas concert. what an awesome way to reflect on christmas! if you get a chance to listen to it- do it!

anyhow, i was anxiously awaiting his return to cincinnati this year for the same concert, when i noticed on his tour dates he was doing a concert for his new album in october IN CINCINNATI! (sensing my excitement?) after contacting the event location to find out when tickets go on sale, i come to find out IT'S FREE! can't get much better than that...oh wait...yes you can. throw in 2 of my best friends, a kid-free night, and you have almost-heaven-on-earth. definitely a night to remember. (including the unique location of the concert- a roomful of random couches and chairs, first-come seating, $1 popcorn and cokes- a very unique event).

Thursday, October 4, 2012

a night away

jesse and i are blessed! we are blessed with great friends who babysit for our almost-monthly date nights. and there rare and wonderful occasions when the grandparents watch our kiddos so we can go away for a night (or 5).  and such was this past weekend, jesse's mom and dad made it possible for us to steal away to indianapolis for 24 hours. it was wonderful to be together, not have to worry about the kids, and to see new places. we took in some of the sights of the city, including the soldiers and sailors monument and the indianapolis zoo. lots of walking was involved!