August 30, 2009
little man hanging out by the tunnel.....
and looking through at his daddy.....
August 27, 2009
but because i think blogs without pictures are boring, here's one of little man.....
thank goodness tomorrow's friday!
August 23, 2009
we sang this song at church this morning. every time we sing it, it gives me chills and brings tears to my eyes. the words are just so powerful and bring up so many emotions within me. i was very surprised to learn that it is not an old hymn, but actually written quite recently by Stuart Townend.
hope you're having a wonderful Sunday!
August 22, 2009
August 20, 2009
what we thought was oregano ended up being tarragon, and i do not use tarragon very much at all, so it hasn't been much good to us.
we had no idea that you have to keep cilantro trimmed. apparently, if you don't, it turns into some kind of flower and then dies?!
our red flowers also died, for the most part. we aren't sure what happened there. maybe it was just too much sun, or not enough?
so all that to say, we were ecstatic when we were finally able to gather all of this from our
and yes, we are aware that this is August, and we are just now growing this, but we are excited, nonetheless.
August 18, 2009
this was my first attempt at canning anything, and i must say that it was pretty successful. i got the recipe here, and it was super easy, just a little time consuming. but it is so yummy, so i'm thinking it was worth it!
i put in a little less sugar than the recipe called for, and i ended up mashing it a little at the end, cause it was still chunkier than i like for it to be.
this morning i had a piece of toast with strawberry jam and what i'm afraid is becoming a mandatory-morning-cup-of-coffee. yum!
August 10, 2009
i have a love-hate relationship with the sport.
we are BIG titans fans around here, and we are blessed enough to be able to go to a lot of the games, which is one of my favorite things to do with my husband. we have had the same seats ever since our stadium opened, so we have sat with a lot of the same people for years. we have made a lot of friends; we have watched their children grow up; we have tailgated in all kinds of weather; we have cheered and yelled until we went hoarse; we have won, and we have lost; and we have had a whole lot of fun.
now for the hate aspect of the relationship. football is on at least 4 days a week - if you count college (which in this house, we definitely do). so once the season starts, it STARTS. it is here with a vengeance. there is rarely a time during the season when our tv is not either showing a game, or showing a program that is talking about a game. i understand that this is a great love of Bobby's, so I try to go along with it and stay in good spirits, because Bobby is a great love of mine. but in all honesty, by february, i will be counting down the days to the super bowl. not because i will be excited to see the game, but because that is when the off-season begins, and i will have 5 months of a sports-free atmosphere in our home (except for the pro-bowl, and march-madness, and nba playoffs, and the occasional golf tournament, and did i say 5 months sports-free?
anyways, last night the titans played buffalo
here is the newest member of the family, my little nephew, not-watching the game.....
and here is Bella with her daddy (who, of course, is watching the game).....
**disclaimer: in all fairness to my husband, i must point out that the amount of sports that i am claiming is watched by him may be slightly exaggerated for dramatic effect. **
August 5, 2009
he will not let us put a blanket over him. he will immediately pull it off, lay on top of it, and stick his bum up in the air.
i don't normally wake him from his naps, but on this day, we had to be somewhere. so, i thought i'd take the opportunity to snap a few pictures first.
and that would be him telling me we're done with the photo shoot!
August 3, 2009
anyways, we had a great time, and it was really good to see everyone. i wish i could say that i kept in touch with people better than i do, but i honestly only talk to my friend, Catherine, on a regular basis. at least now that i'm on Facebook, i'm doing a little better!
here's a pic of Catherine and me. she's been my best girlfriend since we were 6 years old (we went to the same school for grades 1st-12th together). she was my maid of honor, she was there when i was in labor with Caleb - you name it, she's been there for me! i love this girl!
here is my cute hubby with me.
and here we are with my other girlfriend, Katie, and her husband.
here's to another 10 years!