Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ballpark fun!

Greg took Jace to a Fort Wayne Tin Caps game last night (minor league baseball).
This child was beaming with excitement.
As you may know, he loves sports and a baseball game with his daddy might be his idea of heaven!

Greg was a good sport about letting him drag his baseball glove everywhere.
And his bat.
And ball.
Throughout the ballpark.

Can you sense his excitement?

I am thankful to have a husband who wants to make such fun memories for our boys!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Quick Update!

Just a quick update here..
I went to visit a friend from Valpo yesterday so Greg was in charge at home.
I came home to two happy little boys... with short hair!
They look adorable but it was quite a shock when I walked in the door.
Jace asked "Do I look handsome, Mommy?"
Of course he looked handsome, but this mama would have appreciated a little warning (FYI, Greg)!
Anywho, here are the boys.

We also enjoyed some time with our best friends, the Clarks, over a bonfire in the backyard late yesterday.
No kids. No fights to break up. No poopy diapers to change.
Just four adults chatting about adult stuff.
And what good is a bonfire without s'mores? Of course we had those too!
It was fun having adult conversation, talking life and parenting and having a few good laughs.
We value your friendship so much, J and T!

We have been busy canning tomatoes and peaches, freezing corn and blueberries, making homemade applesauce and various jams.
My dad tells me I'm such a good "farmer's wife"!
Maybe he's right! )

Look at my latest Craig's List find. Dining room table and chairs. I love it!

That's all for now!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Two Peas in a Pod!

These two are like two peas in a pod!
Jace absolutely loves father/son dates and he especially loves when he gets Dad all to himself!
Greg was gracious enough to let me have a morning with Will and took Jace into work with him.
Since Greg works at a gym and Jace dreams in gym, it was a win/win!
Love to see Greg's relationship grow with the boys as they get older!
Notice their matching Cubbies hats? Too cute!

Saturday, August 20, 2011


What does a coach, coach's wife, and 2 sons do on a Saturday morning you ask?
We freeze corn, duh!
Greg and I did this a few years ago and loved having yummy, sweet corn during the winter months.
We decided to make a morning of it (and let me assure you, a whole morning it took)!
Our family inspired our sudden pioneer-ness when they froze 108 ears of corn!
Two blisters, an achey back, and a whole Saturday morning later...
There you have it! Corn to last our family all winter!

The boys had a ball playing in the corn's ice bath!
Oh we also gave canning a whirl last night and made Red Pepper Jalapeno Jam.
Mmm... combine that with cream cheese on a cracker and you've got yourself a treat!
I'm off to kick my feet up for a bit before my little pioneer babies wake up from their naps!
Happy weekend to you, friends!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Newport, RI!

Good Morning America compiled a list of America's Top 10 Most Beautiful Places.
Among them was Newport, RI, a place I got to call home a couple of summers.
Luckily for me and my family, my parents still have a place there.
If you've never been--go!
Can't wait to visit next summer!!!

Friday, August 5, 2011

17 Months

This little guy is 17 months today!
Boy, time flies!
We love you, Will-boy!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Living Room Makeover!

It's not everyday that the hubby insists I take an entire day to go shopping.
With a wad of cash in hand.
While offering to watch the kids.
All day.
I was SO excited when the opportunity arose.
Do you think I accepted?
Of course I did!
I went on an all day shopping trip last Tuesday to furnish my living room and these are some of my finds...
Black-bound sisal rug.
Not the softest on the toesies but pleasing to the eye :)

Here is a picture of the black border in a room.

LOVE our new coffee table!

My slipcovered couch!
And not exactly my lamps but very similar! Mine have a black base, but a similar shade. My favorite find of the day. Thank you, Home Goods!
I also got a couple occasional tables to take up wall space.
A large woven basket for throw blankets.
A few new picture frames.
And that's it.
It was a fun day.

Monday, August 1, 2011


I know I'm not cool.
Or hip.

But I'm pretty sure this little guy thinks I am.
And I'm good with that!
Happy Monday, friends!