Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Football Season

Are you ready? Less than 2 weeks to go. I can't wait, partly because that means cooler temperatures are on their way also!
Luke got a new jersey today and we had to try it out...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

You wanna piece of me?

Watch out!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Tractors and our Weekend

It's not uncommon for Andy to come home from work hauling some type of man toy equipment behind his truck.  I didn't realize how common it was until he came home Friday with this...
and I never even asked about it. 

Andy couldn't wait to show Luke what he had and let him try it out.
Luke was quite impressed.

The rest of our weekend was pretty laid back.  Luke and I rode with my mom and dad to some outlet stores.  Luke would try and make friends with all the little kids he would see, including these:
He also got some new shoes:

and his first shiner from the lego table:
It actually looks worse in person than in this picture.
Happy Monday!
Hope you all have a great week!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

It's a...

My niece is going to be a...
We are so very excited about this news!
I'm thinking cute monograms, pink ruffles, dresses, bloomers, bows, pony tails...
p.s. Kelly tells me she is really close to finally starting her own blog now that she has found out what she is having!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Baskets of Veggies & Bundles of JOY

If you live in the North or West Cobb area, I've got a find for you!
This is a business created by a stay at home mom (of 7!).  She goes to the State Farmer's Market and then sells baskets ready to pick up in our community.
I thought this was a fabulous idea for it's convenience, price, and our family's need to eat more fruits and veggies.
I went to pick up my first basket this week to see what a "Farmer's Market Basket" was all about.  I was so surprised to find my $15 basket full of fresh potatoes, tomatoes, peaches, lettuce, cabbage, carrots, bananas, cucumbers, pineapple, and corn. (I think)
Here's it is:
The owner was super nice and the place was packed full of people getting their baskets.
Check out their website above to see all of the pick up locations.

So after picking up my fruits and veggies, I started preparing them, hoping that I won't let anything go bad.

So what was Luke up to while I was busy in the kitchen?
Figuring out how to climb in and out of the cabinets:

and figuring out how to put on mommy's flip flops:
and many, many, many other things that I did not get a photo of.

And last, but certainly not least for my Friday, we get to find out if Luke's cousin is going to be a GIRL or BOY!!!!! YAY!!!!
I've been waiting for this day for months.
Stay tuned...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Why we Love Alden...

He comes to visit and totally makes Luke's day!

  And he comes bearing gifts...precious drawings he made for Luke.

The drawing above is Luke in this outfit.

Alden is my cousin, Matt's son.  Matt is overseas serving our country right now.  Say a prayer for Matt, can you imagine being away from your son for so long? I sure can't...but thank you Matt and all of our other soldiers for serving!
We love you, Matt
We love you, Alden

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Weekend at Nanni & Papa's & Lawn Lessons

Happy Tuesday! We just ended a great weekend- with only 1 photo to post...
This is Luke hanging out with Papa on their back deck.
Luke and I spent the weekend with my mom and dad because Andy was away on a guy's weekend at the lake.
We had a great time, Luke was spoiled all weekend of course, and I was spoiled with time to myself!  I ran all kinds of errands and did all kinds of chores, all without a schedule!

I even attempted mowing the lawn for the first time...ever.
I wanted it to be a surprise for Andy when he got home.
It only took about 10 calls to my dad before he said he was heading over to help.
I even did the diagonal lines to make it pretty, not too bad for my first time, right?
It might even look better if I took the picture from the road, but this is a public blog, so you don't get to see my house.

I also went with Kelly to Babies R Us to help get her registry started and look what I found:
It's a Nana Saver.  I had been wondering if anyone else shared my half banana problem. While it still makes the end of the banana brown, it does keep it fresher than just exposing it to air.  And keeps away any fruit flies.  Not bad for $2.99.
It makes me want to try out my friend, Beth's recommendation, the Avo Saver.
Beth, is it weird that we're both so concerned about saving our fruit?

Monday, August 10, 2009

Easy Blueberry Crumb Cobbler

Super EASY and super YUMMY
(and super rich)

All you need is this:

to make this:
You can print the recipe

Thursday, August 6, 2009


When's the last time you had a PB & J?
Did it make you this happy?!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Squash Book

I thought I'd pass along a wonderful idea my friend, Kristin, introduced to me.
A "Squash Book".
Mine is more of a squash card than a book because I left off the cover and back.
If you google "squash book", you'll find tons of directions on how to make one.
I spent less money on this than some cards cost and only 15-20 minutes making it.

They are:
& Easy.

Here's the front:

and the back:

and the inside:
(If you're a true scrapbooker, don't look too closely!)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Watching Luke...

On any given night, when Andy comes home from work he will play with Luke while I get dinner ready.  This particular night, I heard silence and had to go check.  Lucky for me, my camera was nearby and I snapped this before Luke or Andy knew I was there.  For those of you that know Andy, the second picture below will be quite humorous. 

I first saw Luke reading his book.  He LOVES books....

and then I saw Andy, deep in concentration: