Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Happy Birthday to me! and I am back

I have not blogged in two months. A lot has happened and I kept putting this off because I did not feel like taking the time to make millions of blog posts to catch everyone up. I have decided that I am going to start a new and not worry about playing catch up. I am going to slowly try and put some pictures and stories of notable things that happened this summer. (Mostly Italy in May, Philadelphia for Deke's wedding. NYC and meeting John Mayer and Hilary Swank. Boston to see Katie and the family. A new niece or nephew was announced. Pittsburgh in July for what was supposed to be a fun 30th birthday trip for Matt which turned out to be horrible because Beau got sick. A recent 24 hour trip to DC for the heck of it.) All of that is to come...

Today was my 28th birthday. Matt and I went to Hot Wieners for lunch and then spent the rest of the day doing my favorite past time. SHOPPING! :-o My parents tagged along in the afternoon and we had dinner after going to Anthropologie. It was a wonderful day.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

How does your garden grow?

We came home to a garden in full bloom! Our lettuce and spinach is ready and we have already gotten some cucumbers and jalapenos. Everything is so big and so close together that it is hard to see what we we have missed some cucumbers....resulting in some really big ones! There are tomatoes of all kinds that we are just waiting to turn red! Our gardenias smell awesome and the lilies are super vibrant.


Giant cucumber slices

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Leaving on a jet plane...

Matt and I are on our way to Rome! We are now sitting in the airport in Raleigh waiting to board our flight to JFK.
Waiting at our gate

Beau was none too pleased when we told her that she and Grayson were going to be left behind for two weeks. Although, I think that she will be spoiled by her Pa taking her for walks everyday and Grayson will enjoy the daily treats!

Beau after we told her
that we were leaving
Grayson was really sad to see me go...
Matt telling Beau bye

I am so excited and nervous. This is going to be a wonderful adventure...

Monday, April 12, 2010

Baby Joey!

Let me begin by saying HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATIE!!!

Matt and I had the privilege of meeting Lowrie's son, Joey. He is just so gorgeous. We also got to have dinner with her and the Murdochs and Dan, Sally and Mike. It was so super nice. Joey had a little photo shoot and we ended up with so many nice shots! I may have been a baby hog, but I think Joey liked me....and I loved holding him (even though it hurt my finger).
Lowrie and Joey
Happy Family

Joe and Joey

He loves me!
Isn't he handsome?

Friday, April 9, 2010


So, last night around 11pm I was making a yummy broccoli salad to take to work for lunch. I guess I really wasn't paying attention; rather than slicing the onion, I sliced my finger. So, after a little persuasion from Matt, I went to the ER. (I was laying on the floor crying with blood literally gushing out of my finger and onto my shirt and everywhere else. I told him it would be fine if I just went to bed. I still say I was right.)

Enjoy these pictures!

You can't tell....b/c of the blood but, the insides of my finger,
like the fat, were sticking out.
Finished. Look how swollen and shiny.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Veggie Garden

Matt decided that he wanted to plant a vegetable garden on our new land. Today was a nice warm day so Matt dug out a 13'x7' area. I picked up some garden soil (11 bags!) on my way home from the movies. (I went with my parents and the boys to see How to train a was really good!) It took Matt 2.5 hours to dig the garden...with just a shovel. He got a good workout and he did an awesome job. Now we just have to wait to eat our yummy vegetables.
Matt and his hole
11 bags of garden soil
Prepping the soilSowing the seeds
Beau enjoying her day outside
The garden!
Watering the finished product

Movie time

Today I went see a 3-D movie with my parents and nephews. I thought that the boys looked really cute in their glasses!

Liam 4/2/10

Ashley and I made a trip out to Durham to have dinner with Laura, Mike and most importantly....Liam!

Liam ready to go out!
Ashley and Liam
Gizmo relaxing

More Ashley and Liam...he was so sleepy!

Window time


Grayson loves to sit in the window. Here he is watching Matt mow.


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New mower

We got a new lawn mower!