This & That

I know it's almost Christmas, but I thought I would share some a lot of photos from Thanksgiving and the beginning of December.

Jake was a very busy boy during our time in Wilmington giving thanks..

Helping Nana Cook

Played with lots of TRUCKS!

Chewed on some raw broccoli for awhile and then decided he was done chewing

The men checking out my Uncles's trash can turkey...yep you read right, trash can turkey - it's delicious!

The Feast!

The Family

Running freeee...

And a little gardening!

Big Thanks to my Aunt and Uncle for hosting everyone!

Next up...a birthday in Charlotte

All the boys are starting to turn 2 and I just don't like it!  No more babies, but big toddlers!

Lastly, finding the perfect Christmas tree and we found it...

Finishing up DP orders, but hopefully I'll have a few pictures of Christmas from around our house to share soon!


Halloween & the Big 3-0!

This year Jake was a puppy dog, thanks to his Nana who made the costume.  Jake picked up the whole I get candy if I say 'more', 'phees phees', or ring the door bell.  It started with Trunk or Treating at my parents' church the weekend before Halloween and then Trick or Treating on Halloween.  The kid racked up!

 {signing 'more'}

This past weekend we celebrated my big 3-0 birthday with a Shrimp Boil in the backyard.  It was a perfect fall evening!  Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes!  I still don't feel 30!  And a few pictures from Saturday...


Pumpkin Picking

I'm a slacker, at least a blog slacker!  We had a great summer, but it was busy busy, putting blogging at the bottom of the list.  We'll see if I can get back into some type of blogging routine.

I'm just going to pick up on our current activities, it would be way to long of a post to cover the fun of summer.

We've finally been enjoying some cooler fall weather here in central NC.  It's been great for tailgating, football games, bonfires, going to the park, and picking pumpkins!  We have a little strawberry field across from our neighborhood and this year they also grew a pumpkin patch!  So, yesterday we took a little outing across the road to find the perfect pumpkin, and we found it!  It's giant, the biggest pumpkin I've ever had!  Jake had a great time running up and down the rows pointing at all the pumpkins.  It was a delightful time with my little family!



I almost missed August too!  It's been a busy summer.  It's going to be a busy fall.  Hopefully, I'll get more motivated to post on a regular basis.  It just seems, if I'm not entertaining Jake, I'm working on house projects.  I have really been enjoying making our new house our home.  Just a few iphone pics of my crazy boy from the month (sorry if you follow me on instagram, you've already seen them).



Where did July go?! Well, July was busy, but it was a good month.  We celebrated the 4th at the lake, went to the pool, hung out at the beach for a week, spent more time at the lake, did some painting at the house, playdates, had a first haircut,  are watching the Olympics, and someone got 4 new teeth!

I promise to get some pictures up from the 'real' camera, but until then, here are some iphone/instagram photos.


A few pics from the weekend...

We were finally able to get away to the lake this past weekend.  It was so nice to be on the water again!  We had a great time visiting with family, swimming, boating, and eating.  We also discovered we have a water baby.  It was his first time really being in the water and he loved it!  We were so proud of him!  He also loved wearing his new shades I found on clearance at Target, he's so stinkin' cute!  Hope you all had a nice weekend!