Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fall is Here!

I think I am a little late in getting my fall decor out but better late than never!  And my fall decor is pretty small but better than nothing...right???!  One day when we actually live in a house and have a little more money I can really expand my fall decor!  For now, in our little apartment, it is perfect :)  I am pretty sure last year my fall decor consisted of one pumpkin so I've got a little more! ahah!

Centerpiece-pumpkins, pine cones, and some leaves!  Guess it is a little hard to see, woops!

Coffee table

The mantle--a little bare I know but I do love those white pumpkins!

Our monogrammed pumpkin--this was our one and only fall decoration last year ;)

Monday, September 23, 2013

Meeting Baby Emory!!!

Friday when Curt got done with his rotation we loaded up the car and headed to Cape Girardeau to meet baby Emory!!!  It had been almost a week since she was born and I was dying to see her!!!!  We rolled in just in time to meet her before they had to head home for bed!  Baby Emory is precious!!!  And identical to Brynn as a baby. Seriously. Identical.  

It was such a fun weekend of just hanging out, playing with Brynn, catching up with family, holding Emory, and even getting in a little fall shopping.  Thanks, Mom!  We obviously couldn't get out and do much because Emory still isn't allowed out of the house but it was wonderful to just relax at home :)  The big girls did get out on Saturday in the absolute beautiful weather and take a little walk! Absolutely wonderful!!  I was waiting for my mom to throw her hands up in the air praising God for the weather and family :)

I had so much fun getting to see my family and Curt and I were loving the delicious food!!!  Can't wait to see them again soon, I hope it's not too long or Emory will be full grown, haha!  Love my family so much!

Curt holding baby Emory!!

Mom wanted a family pic.  Even though we were all wearing sweats pretty much?? haha  This is literally a video taken and then we took a screen shot.  It was comical.

I think Brynn might take after her mom and be a cheerleader; I'm still pushing for tennis!

Sweet baby Emory

Yep, looks identical to Brynn

Take #1

Take #2 on our walk, much better! ha!

Playing dress up with my old dance outfits! So cute :)

Making silly faces; I'm pretty sure Brynn just ate a couple of M&Ms. 

Cutest moment of the trip:  Normally Brynn will be a little iffy about Curt.  This weekend Curt asked if she would be his girlfriend and then she immediately parked herself in his lap and asked for a pic :)

So so precious!!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Trip to Knoxville

We haven't been back to Knoxville to see Curt's fam in a while so Saturday when I got off of work we headed that way and got in around midnight.  We knew it would be a quick trip but it was so worth it!  We haven't seen Amanda and Clay and the kids since June so it was great seeing them!  It was obviously great seeing Debbie, Mike, and Betty too but we had just seen them on our trip to Springfield :).  And of course we had a big family dinner to celebrate everybody being together!

Sunday morning we woke up and went to church, went to eat at Aubrey's for lunch (Curt's favorite!!), and then I took a nap before Amanda and Clay and the kids came over. That nap was definitely needed because those kids were rambunctious but that's the only way we would want them to be!! :)  

We then ate a delicious steak dinner and enjoyed peach cobbler out by the pool while Andrew swam.  Yes he was cold but he was not about to admit it, ha!

Unfortunately then we packed our bags and everybody headed home.  Hopefully we will get to do it again soon!  It was a wonderful Sunday! 

Me, Mollie, Andrew, and Amanda in the playhouse that Mike built.  I wish I would have taken more pics of it because it is awesome.  This would have been my dream growing up. 

Clay and Mike grilling :)

Andrew and me :)
Andrew's favorite thing to do with my phone....swap faces!  CREEPY!!! haha! Actually I think I look pretty cute as Andrew :)

Andrew started karate.  He was teaching me moves!

And Mollie loves ballet :) this is her staccato spin move :)

We had a small photo shoot 

Attempting silly faces

I guess Andrew left Mollie out of that one, haha

Thursday, September 12, 2013

New Car!!

The only car I have ever owned is my Hyundai Santa Fe.  My parents gave it to me when I was 16 and I have faithfully driven it ever since!  I did love the bat mobile :) However, that car had 140,000 miles on it and was finally starting to have some issues!!!  We went to see about fixing it and when they told us how much is was going to cost we decided it was time to get a new car!

We decided on a 2013 white Jetta that uses diesel!  Now I just have to make sure and NEVER put unleaded gas in it!  I'm going to have to use a sticky note to remind me! ha! :)  It is suppose to get really good gas mileage so now those trips to home will cost way less! Yahoo!!!

We would have taken more pictures but it started raining :(

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Canoe Trip

Yesterday I went on my first ever outing with work/nursing friends!  We went canoeing!  I have never really been canoeing so I wasn't sure what to expect.  But it turned out to be so much fun!  I picked up another Lindsay from work and we headed out to Lynda's.  She lives about 40 minutes out of town and near a river.  Once we got there we hung out for a while and Lynda had made brunch!  The food was delicious.  We had breakfast casserole, homemade banana bread, muffins, and fruit! Yummmm!!!  We then headed to Foggy Bottom to rent our canoe for the 2 hour trip.  

Once we finally got in our canoe, the sun started blaring and I was thinking it is pretty darn hot.  Then the sun went behind the clouds and it was super nice.  Then the clouds turned really gray and I was thinking uh oh.  Then the storm blew in.  The rain came.  And down poured. For literally 45 minutes. We hurried to try to finish canoeing. AHHHHH.  But we had a wonderful time and were cracking up at the memories we were making! Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of us after the rain but WE WERE SOAKED!  

We went back to Lynda's house afterward and changed into dry clothes and hung out for a while to avoid traffic.  We then loaded up and headed home.  It was a great day!

Can't wait for next outing with these ladies!

Getting ready!  Lindsay and I thought for sure we would need to wear these when the rapids came!
The group-minus one!  Dawn, myself, Lindsay, and Lynda
Turns out we didn't need the life jacket.  But it was so peaceful out there ;)

And then some random dog came into our canoe because we hit rock and had to get out and push! hhaha!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


So before NFL season started Curt and I had to decide who we were really going to cheer for this year. We both love Peyton Manning so we have to cheer for the Broncos. I am from Missouri so I have always been a Rams fan but then they stunk it up for a while and I stopped watching. BUT some of our best friends in Nashville are huge Rams fans so we decided we are going to be hardcore Rams fans too!  And lastly, since we are living in Nashville we decided we will sometimes cheer for the Titans.  With that being said we watched Thursday's game where Peyton had his best game of all time! Yahoo! And yesterday after church we went over to Grant and Emily's to watch the Rams game.  Em even game me a shirt to borrow so I could start the season off right :) Guess I need to invest in a couple of shirts now, ha!

This past Sunday was a great day!  We went to church, napped, watched the Rams play (and the won!!!!), took Grant and Em to Humdingers (we had to thank them somehow for letting us stay with them for a week when our apartment flooded!), and watched Breaking Bad!  O--and we played some video game--o course I was terrible.

Thanks Grant and Em for letting us come over and spend the entire day with you!  We had so much fun! I am sure we will do it again soon!

Curt napped on the couch for a while and then napped halfway on the couch and then ended like this for a while--
poor curt :(


And more celebrating!

And more celebrating! And Curt woke up--yay!

Sportin' my gear :)

Monday, September 9, 2013

The Rest of Labor Day Weekend

Sunday we got up went to church, visited my grandma in the hospital in Perryville (she has pneumonia but is doing much better now), and came home and relaxed. It was much needed!!  Sunday afternoon/night Whit, Ryan, and Brynn came over to hang out and eat. It was so much fun.  Of course us "adult kids" had some extra fun playing with beanie babies :).  After we ate we took a walk on the bike trail and got Andy's custard!  This is Curt's favorite and we haven't had it a looonnnnngggg time!  He was thrilled.  See his ice cream below and you will understand his was huge :).

On actual Labor Day, my grandparents, and Kelly and Jared and their kids came over for lunch!  Before all of that though, we made my mother soooo happy and went on a bike ride that morning.  I forget how painful it is afterwards when you haven't been on a bike in a while, but we managed.  It was great seeing family that I haven't seen in a while!  We ate, talked, ate some more, played cards and hung out!  It was perfect!  After Brynn woke up from her nap, we ran a few errands.  (I got the supplies that I needed to make another head board...DIY post on that soon!).  

It was a fabulous weekend of relaxing and hanging out with family and friends.  I hope we get to do it again soon!

Our favorite--airplane.

Brynn loves playing with our old Beanie Babies.  Of course we had to get in on the action too and turn it into a game! ha!  I think Curt and Whit were the overall winners.  This was serious competition.

Custard at Andy's!! Deliciousness!!!

My mom asked if we needed sunglasses for our bike ride--she had a bag full of old sunglasses---how old are these seriously???...hahaha 

These are the glasses we choose :)

The girls' and kids' lunch table

The boys, I don't think they really wanted their picture taken

Running errands--she is going to be a shopper!  She kept picking out EVERYTHING saying it was so pretty and that she needed it! haha!