Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Recap of our week

So I know I have been horrible at blogging lately.  We have been trying get lots done and enjoy our time with Daddy before the fall semester starts.  This week has been busy, but I am sitting here trying to remember what we have been up to.  Ha.  I did have to work Monday and Tues. later than normal, but the payoff for that is that I will have Friday off.  Woohoo.  Last night we got a surprise visit from a friend from Birmingham.  I say friend, he was actually my Sunday School teacher way back in 7th grade with his wife.  They were always very involved with the youth (and still are...) and were a big influence on me.  He happened to be in town for business and he had last night free and offered to take us to dinner.  We had so much fun catching up with him and having a fun treat eating at The Elephant Bar. 
I have also been crafting and sewing too.  I have found so many ideas on pinterest, that I don't know where to start with all of the things I want to try.  This week I am working on making SK some things for the fall including a smocked top and a turkey outfit.  I have ideas running in my head for making curtains.  So many things :)
I have also been getting some great recipes off of pinterest too.  Wanna see what has been on our menu....

Buffalo Chicken Mac-n-Cheese
Want the recipe?  I highly reccomend it.  It made a huge casserole, so 2 meals worth.  It was delish too!
Here is the link.

Other things on my list to make tomorrow:
Homemade yogurt
Homemade Protein bars

So fun right :)  I am excited about the clothes I am working on for SK.  My plan is to finish them up tomorrow and hopefully have a blog on Friday with pictures of them being modeled by the lovely Sarah Kate.
That's if for now.  I am off to enjoy the rest of this naptime...

Thursday, August 18, 2011

More on Alabama

I did not mean to take so long to blog again, but such is life right now.  This week has been filled with to-do lists, catching up, clean, sinus headaches, and just plain old busyness.  O well.  I haven't been feeling too hot this week, so I am just trying to keep up with life and working and such, therefore blogging has taken a back seat.

On to the rest of our trip.  I know most of you have probably seen the pictures from our trip on facebook.  I didn't take tons of pictures, not near as many as I should have, but we had so much fun each day.  It was so nice to be back at our parent's and friend's homes.  It was such a whirlwind of a trip and not near long enough to be able to see enough of everyone that we wanted to see.  We are so blessed with an awesome family and incredible friends that love us and care for us. 

So there are way too many stories to tell about the trip (esp. with my headache...), but I will try to tell some.  SK got a special treat of getting a slumber party at each of the grandparent's houses while Michael and I got to spend some time together with friends.  She had so much fun having that quality time with Mimi and Nana and Papa. 

SK is so blessed to have her grandparents.  She is so well loved and we love seeing her face light up when she is with them.  So thank you Nana and Papa and Mimi for loving our baby so much.  We love seeing her with y'all and even more than that seeing how each of you are helping us point her to Christ.  It truly blesses our hearts.

So I know this post probably is a bit jumbled, but that is the best I got right now.  We wish our trip to Alabama could have been longer, but had so much fun while we were there.
We also got to have our dear friend, Virginia take our family pictures one morning, which was so much fun!  We are so excited to have some new pictures.  It is fun to look back each year and seen how much SK has grown.  Thanks Virginia for doing such an awesome job!  We love them!

Hopefully I can get back to blogging more.  Michael is in between semesters right now so we are trying to enjoy this down time (somewhat down time at least...) as a family before the busy fall begins!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Alabama trip part 1

We are back in St. Louis after a fun filled week in Alabama.  We had so much fun I don't even know where to start.  To keep this from being a majorly long post, I am thinking I will do it in bits and pieces each day.  We left last Friday after Michael finished greek and I finished work and drove 8.5 hours to Moody, Al. where we stayed at our friend's poolhouse.  It was so fun to stay there and have a pool to have fun in.  The car ride went quite well with SK.  She watched plenty of movies, played her leapster and read and colored those whole way.  Plus we had plenty of snacks to keep us all entertained too :)
 This is how the princess took her nap in the car :)

Sat. morning started out with Mimi taking us to Cracker Barrel then some swim time with family and friends at the pool and finished off the night with some good Mexican with Nana, Papa, Lauren, and Jeremiah. It was a great day of fun and excitement.

 We went to worship on Sunday at Community (our home church) and eat a Milo's lunch with Nana and Papa then had some rest before heading to see Act of Congress (fun surpise to have them playing right down the road from where we were staying!) then had community group time back at the pool house!  (yep, we got to do lots of fun swimming)
SK with her "best friend" Maddie!

Ok, that will do it for tonight.  We are still getting settled back in.  Laundry to do, groceries to buy, things to accomplish before the fall classes start back up.  We have 2 weeks and a big list of things we hope to get done.   Hopefully tomorrow I will get part 2 of our trip.  Lots of pictures to come with telling more of our trip and some family pictures we had done while in town done by the awesome Virginia :)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Sweet Home Alabama!

We are t-minus 1 hour (hopefully) till we get in the car and head to Alabama.  I am not sure how much blogging will take place while we are there, but if I don't get around to it, just know I am having too much fun!  We are so excited to see our family and friends.  It is hard to believe 7 and 1/2 months have passed since we have been back.  Hope y'all have a good weekend, I know we will!
I promise lots of blogging when we get back to town.  Michael has officially finished up greek (took his last test this morning!) and we will have a couple weeks of recouping from that till fall classes start. 
Pics and posts to come sometime soon!