Saturday, June 27, 2009

We are OUTTA here!!

About to go wake up the boys to leave, so far we are on time, I wonder how the day will end. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers, both for driving and my sanity!!
I will try to update during the vacation, but while we are at my aunt's lake house, I'm not sure of the reception we it may be random!
Bye Y'all!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The boys are ready!

I have both their bags packed, a huge bag of snacks, another of new toys, games etc and a movie system. Our DVD player broke about a week ago, perfect timing as usual! So my wonderfully, smart and nerdy husband was able to work it out and we didn't have to buy anything. Ethan has the extra laptop in the case in front of his seat and he knows how to start all the different movies up and whatever he has on his laptop plays on Aiden's. The sound is wired into the car, so I can turn it up and turn the front speakers off.
We test drove it tonight on our way to dinner, it was a hit. All I heard were giggles at the movie every once in awhile...lets hope it stays like that!
How many other 17month olds do you know that have their own rear facing monitor? :)
Don't worry, that thing is so strapped in there that I am not even sure we can remove it without breaking something.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go...

Or maybe not...
We leave for our 3 week road trip on Saturday and want to know how much I have packed? Um, nothing. Yep, not a darn thing! I have a list of what I need to pack, the boys laundry is all washed and is sitting on the couch next to me, but that is as far as I have gotten! I need to just do it tomorrow, cause otherwise I am going to be freaking out on Friday. Here's hoping that Aiden takes two great naps tomorrow....

Oh, and any and all prayers, well wishes, driving dances, etc would be appreciated. I am taking the boys by MYSELF for the trip.
Seth has some weddings and obviously cannot take that much time off work, but since I want to see my WONDERFUL sister Kirsten and my party aunt in Michigan, it's worth the drive to lets just hope we survive it!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Movin' to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches...

I LOVE PEACHES!! There I said it, out loud! But I have to clarify, I love peaches, but I REALLY love FRESH peaches. Like, go pick them yourself fresh peaches. I may or may not have had a hormonal incident on Girl Trip 08 with peaches and a crazy driver (shut up Dianthe and Erin)
So when I saw that a peach farm near me was about to open for the season, I decided that the boys and I would be going up there on opening day. My parents decided to tag along with us, so we met them at Starbucks this morning at 8:30 and we were off! After getting a little turned around we made it. It was so much fun! I love finding new things for the boys and I to do during the summer.

The little peach house, where you pick up your baskets and then come back and pay, etc

small part of the orchard
The boys have their buckets ready to go!
Aiden is really into balls, and thought the peaches were balls, so he started bashing the together.

Aiden couldn't get them in his mouth fast enoughNotice the chipmunk cheeks?
Grandma & Papa with the boys

Papa and Ethan relaxing on the bench in the shade

The boys and I
Ethan is ready to go home now!
My friend Amie and I hit up the Pottery Barn outlet last year and I picked up this super cute and tiny Le Creusetcrock. She told me not to buy it, that I would never use it. Well, look at that, it makes the perfect peach cobbler for one. :)

New Fence

Remember that nasty storm that blew through DFW last Wednesday? Well I was driving in it to a clients house, and Seth and the boys were hunkered down in our bathroom with the crib mattress's. Well after it was all said and down, our poor fence had lost the battle with it. You see, our yard backs up to a BIG open field, and when a storm comes through, we have nothing to shield us from the wind, so our fence gets the blunt force of it. The fence was original to the house, and we have had to replace a few wood posts in the past, but this time we decided to go ahead and do metal posts. Something we should have done a while back. When we started to tear down the orginal broken section, my Dad pointed out to Seth that the other posts were rotting out at the bottom. SO out with the entire back fence! Seth made another run to Home Depot to get some more supplies. Now that it is all said and done, we love it! I plan on staining it next week. I can't wait to have it all done.

Papa brought Ethan his own glove

Hat: check Gloves: check
Let's start unloading
Get a good hold on it

walk it over to the piles
Almost there
He did this until all the wood was out of the van, about 142 planks! We did help, but he did a lot on his own!

This is as far as we got the first day...
Ethan was WORN out after helping us out all day
All done! Just waiting for stain!

Mmmmm, blackberries!

So we decided to pack up the boys last Saturday morning and go to a local farm near our house and do some blackberry picking.
When they woke up we got them dressed and threw them in the car and headed up to the doughnut store to grab some breakfast! Ethan was thrilled!
It was about a 20 minute drive, but pretty soon we pulled up to Duck Creek Blackberry Farm. Ethan was out of his car seat as soon as I turned the car off, he was so excited to pick berries!

Ethan starting to pick berries Aiden eating his berries
Ethan showing me his stash
Blackberry boy!
A sweaty family picture!
We are going back this Saturday to pick some more. The bushes were not totally ready and the half bag of berries that we did get got eaten before we could bake with them. :) But the people that run the farm refused to let us pay for the berries we were able to pick since we didn't get a whole bucket full. But with all the sun we have had this week, the bushes are supposed to be full! We can't wait!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Texas Sized Flip Flop exchange!!

My friend Becca is hosting a flip flop exchange! You have till Sunday night to join in! Go sign up!!

I got an award!

Misty gave me this award over a week ago, but I keep forgetting about it! Sorry Misty!!

The rules are:
Post this cute award to your blog.
Link the person from whom you received this award.
Nominate as many blogs as you'd like.
Leave a comment on their blog telling them how adorable they are!

I nominate anyone who is reading this blog and wants to participate!

We found a new splash park!

Bonus that it is here in Denton! Where you ask? Right in our kitchen! :)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Happy Anniversary Baby!

7 years ago today I was jumping out of bed, anxious for the day to start, I was about to marry the man of my dreams. We met in the most unexpected place, the place my mother always told me I would never meet a nice boy, a night club. See mom, told you so! ;-)

Seth and I met on July 23, 1998, he gave me a sapphire promise ring for my birthday in 1999, and he proposed to me on Easter Sunday April 15, 2001. I think I started planning everything the very next day, which just so happened to be my birthday. Two days later we had a date, June 15, 2002 and a venue picked out.

The last seven years of our marriage have been so wonderful and I feel truly blessed to be with Seth. He is my rock, someone who is always there for me, no matter what! I can be having the worst day of my life, and he can make me smile in just seconds. He is the best dad in the world. I love to watch him with both boys, he is a natural! I could go on and on about him, but I think more people would like to see pictures right? :)
Sorry in advance for the video mom! :)

Some of my bridals

A video from our rehearsal dinner, sorry mom! But look how much fun we were having!! We stayed there till midnight dancing and laughing with friends and family.

From Rehersal Dinner
Wedding Day!!
You can tell how WINDY it was that day, and it cracks me up how nervous Seth was, even though he was telling me he wasn't. He wouldn't even look over at me till I was RIGHT there. :)
From Wedding

My favorite wedding picture
cake & toast time

Our first dance. Seth rigged up a bubble machine to start in the middle of the dance, I loved it.

Carriage ride to leave
For our honeymoon we went to Jamaica! LOVE

View from our roomOne year anniversary on Lake Grandbury

Our 7th anniversary *official date* We went and saw Reba and George, did I mention it was in a suite! Sweet! :)
I love you baby, and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you....

Friday, June 5, 2009

Aiden's got new kicks!

I finally broke down and went and got Aiden some Stride Rite sneakers. Since he was refusing to walk before, I felt no rush to go get them. Last week I tried a pair of Target shoes on him, but his feet were way too fat for them! So I decided to bite the bullet and go to SR. Turns out he is wearing a 6 1/2W. Bonus that the shoes I picked out for him were on sale/clearance for only $29.95! But here is a question for you moms out there: Since when do you have to buy a pack of socks to try on shoes? I had Aiden bare foot like always when we went in there to try on shoes. They asked me if I wanted to have him fit bare foot or with socks. Since I was getting SNEAKERS I told them with socks. She said I had to buy them and they came in packs of three for $8. Umm what? When I took Ethan they had socks there for him to try on. Sheesh! So I paid $8 for 3 pairs of socks that I am sure he will outgrow before the end of the summer. Lesson learned: bring socks to SR from now on!

Yay for new shoes
Walking and standing: check!
Squatting and playing: check!
Looks like he is all set for summer now. I pulled out Ethan's SR sandals from when he was this age, 6 1/2W. Score! :)