Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving


This year I made Thanksgiving at our house. It was the kids, myself, Todd, and my parents. We all always have so much fun making holiday dinners together. I am glad that I paid enough attention that I can recreate Thanksgiving dinner like my mom. Enjoy the pictures!

 Deviled Eggs made by my momma

 Green Bean Casserole

 Mashed Potatoes

 My Grandma Autumn's homeade noodles made by my daddy

 My Grandma Autumn's Sweet Potatoes

 Todd carved the turkey before I could get a picture of it so here is a little bit of it. I would like to add it was picture perfect looking. I never had one come out looking so perfect! 
Of course we had to have wine too! 

Is anyone going out shopping at midnight for Black Friday? Todd asked me if I was going to go do that this year and I have declined. My friend and I went one year to the outlet mall and it was just plain madness. I think we stood in line more than anything. 

IU Basketball Game

Last Saturday Todd scored us some IU tix! Being from Southern Indiana I LOVE IU total understatement. I also LOVE basketball. My dad was a basketball coach for 30+ years. I can remember my dad going to Bobby Knight basketball camps and the last day getting a shirt for me from the camp and getting it signed. So when Todd called to tell me that he was taking Brayden and I to the game I was more than excited! He also scored some hospitality passes! I spent all week thinking what IU shirts we were going to wear. The first up was to get Brayden's shirt. He has to dress to impress of course! Next it was mine and Todds turn. We had such a blast at the game! I can't wait until we can go to another one!! 

IU warming up before the game

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fashion Show

Today Gannon and I met up with Grandma and went to the mall. When we were there we decided to go to Old Navy and have an impromptu fashion show with hats!

Poor baby was such a trooper. He totally does not feel well. He got two shots yesterday for his 15 month check up and has been running a little fever. He is tiny little guy! He weighs 22lbs 4 oz and is 31.5 inches long. He is wearing 18 month shirts but 12 month bottoms.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Gannon 15 months

Gannon you are our little monkey! You love to climb on anything and everything. You are not scared at all. You will eat anything we give you to try. You have yet to object to anything. There are times that I will take a jar of baby food with us in case you might not like something. You will always pick big people food over baby food. You love watching big brother play video games.
You  also love lovins from big brother
My favorite time of the day is the morning when Brayden will say "good morning monkey how did you sleep"? You are always looking for him. You love it when we go pick him up from school. You watch every move he makes! The other favorite time of the day is after lunch when you want to lay on my lap and we watch Sesame Street. 
You like to end your evening sitting on the couch with daddy. Usually daddy is messing around on the computer and watching cartoons with you and Brayden. You also like to wrestle daddy. 
We love you so very much Gannon. I can not wait to continue to watch you grow and explore.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran's Day

Today is Veteran's Day. I found myself this morning trying to explain to my 7 year what a Veteran was. Once I mentioned his Grandpa and his Uncle he gave me a look like he understood. My husbands side of the family goes way back with being in the Navy. I believe it goes from Great grandfather up to the present of my brother in law. My brother in law has served his two tours and thank goodness he came home safe to his family. The first time he left he had came home in time to get married. The second time he left was when my nephew was baking and he made it home just in time for his arrival too! So make sure you show your appreciation today!

The hubs, brother in law, and father in law
What is cooler than having an Uncle that flies F-18's. Let's also not forget that grandpa works on jets too!

Since it is Friday do anyone have any fun plans for the weekend?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Keeping it real

This past weekend the hubs decided to try to become a little country and go on a weekend hunt with his dad. This is a yearly hunt with his dad's old Navy buddies. So of course when I found out the hubs was going away for the weekend what is a girl to do? Call her bff of course!

The bff (LB)

So since our town is so huge with the whole three stoplights we decided to go to the town grill and eat. I had never eaten there so it was an adventure for sure! LB ordered a glass of wine. I am not a wine drinker at all. When I do drink its beer. I keep it simple. So I tried her wine and LOVED it!

Oliver Soft Red

Once having this wonderful drink I told the hubs about it once he finally got home. So when I went to the grocery I did what any respectable girl would do. I got two bottles of course.

 Keeping it classy on a Tuesday

So this has been my keeping it real for the week. What have you guys done to keep it real?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


When the hubs and I were just dating he wisked me away for 10 days to southern Spain. His dad and mom lived over there. His dad worked on jets for the Navy.  There are no words or emotions to say how excited I was! The other day the hubs dad sent us an email of pix he had found. They really cracked us up on how young we look. You can tell tho how much in love we were.

Don't you love the hubs video bag?

 Clearly the hubs was excited over his beer and me over my Pepsi

 This is on the Rock of Gibralter
 He looks as if he is going to slap me which did happen at some point in time

 The mother in law and the two monkeys

Then came Gannon

Gannon is our second child. He arrive August 12, 2010 weighing in a whopping 8lbs 7oz. Both boys came via c-section. With Brayden it was just Todd and I in the O.R. but the wonderful doctor that was delivering Gannon let my mom come in with Todd and I. It was nice having both of them in the room. Todd stayed by my side the entire time while mom was watching the entire thing.

Gannon is now almost 15 months old. He is all over the place! Brayden is the best big brother to Gannon. It is funny watching Gannon follow and mimic everything Brayden does. Both of the boys keep Todd and I are our toes!

Then came Brayden

Once Todd and I were married we knew we wanted kids. I told him from the start I always wanted three kids. I am an only child so I always wanted a large family. Todd has one brother so it is still not a huge family but more than what I have. April 2004 we welcomed a handsome 6lb 4oz baby boy. Todd always liked the name Brayden so we went with it.

Brayden is the silliest little boy. He does well at school. He is in 1st grade and just made the A, B honor roll! He LOVES to be the class clown. You never know what he might say next! Brayden has brought Todd and I so many laughs throughout the years. We have enjoyed watching him play soccer and now he is getting ready to start basketball.

From the beginning

Hi all! I hope you enjoy this blog! The hubs tried to get me to do this over a year ago but with a new baby there really wasn't time. So now we are going to make time!

I grew up in a small town in southern Indiana, by small I mean only three stoplights in town. Everyone knew everyone and their business. Oh and a bonus we lived near Amish! The Amish are great don't get me wrong. Love them!

So lets fast forward to the April 2002. I was going to college and living in my own apartment. My friend was had been trying to set me up. The first guy total stalker wierdo. The second guy she was trying to talk me into meeting I was very hesitant because let's be honest the first guy was a total freak. So finally I said yeah okay I will meet this guy. She said awesome come on over they will be off work soon. (My friend was dating the other friend so obviously the two guys were roomies) So I got all gussied up and went over there. I got there before the guys thank goodness. So I told my friend Jen hey if this guy is lame I am going to go home and watch Friends...(I met this guy on a Thursday when my fave show was on). The guys pull up and he gets out of the car and says hello to me. Well at this time I forgot how to speak and walk. I always have a lot to say and I could not even remember how to say hello. After I figured out how to talk again I was thinking hmm guess I am missing Friends tonight! So Todd and I talked for a long time and hung out and started to watch a movie (Jay and Silent Bob..classic)! I could tell he was getting tired and I was really liking him so part of the way into the movie I told him I had to leave. The next day he calls me of course I have to act like oh who is this again? He ask me out for that evening I say yes. So of course I have to think of my cutest outfit ever to wear. Thankfully Jen was over at their house and called to give me the 411 on what he was wearing. Let me add he was an hour late picking me up. Once he finally got to my apartment and we chatted for a few before going out I knew it was over. He had me at hello. I knew that instant I was going to marry this man and grow old and gray with him!

Now in November of 2002 he took me out to dinner. He was acting weird that evening but I couldn't place it. I thought well hey maybe he doesn't feel good. Next thing I knew he was asking me to marry him! Obviously I said YES! So we set the day to July 2003. The day I married Todd was the best day of my life. He looked so handsome in his tux and I was so excited to be marrying my best friend. We went on an awesome honeymoon came back and started married life. From that point on our life has been one exciting adventure after another!