Friday, November 15, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

photo walk : fall.










A little taste of fall from our backyard.  So excited to see the change in seasons.  It's pretty this  November.  And this was one of my favorite photo walks.

All photos were taken with my Canon DSLR.   

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

be kind.

Be kind.  Today is World Kindness Day.  So get out there and do something nice for someone.

Source : Awareness Days

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

from the long weekend.

Started off our long weekend with a trip to Kroger to start the shopping for Thanksgiving!  Hadley pushed around the little Tom in her little cart.  And since Grandma was with us, she always manages to get a little something extra as you can see Elsa jammies in her cart too.
On Saturday, we ventured out in the bitter cold for the UC Homecoming Parade!  Hadley wanted to wear two buns but we only have one UC bow so we made it work.  I love marching bands, and especially the Ooooh Ooooh Oooooh U C song!  It was super super cold, but we had a good spot on the street and it was a fun parade to see.  My favorite part was all the handmade fraternity floats with the young kids partying on the float.  Oh to be young again!  
Happy 15th Birthday to Brady!  He was not with us this weekend, but we were thinking of him on his special day.
We had a family dinner Saturday night, it was fun to see everyone.  Hadley and her cousin Adalynn just have a ball together.
Sunday morning, Kevin and I cleaned the house like a good deep clean.  Hadley helped me scrub the showers, which is my least favorite thing to clean ever!  Hadley played so well upstairs in her room and with her babies.  She's going to make a great Mom one day.
Sunday night we celebrated Kevin turning 40 with my family.  My Mom brought a sparkler as a candle.  Good thing he's a fireman right?!?!  
With Veteran's Day being a government holiday, I was off work Monday!   Did some major deep cleaning with the carpets and the kitchen/hallway tile.  Smells so fresh and the floors are super shiny.  Amazing what some super duper cleaner will do.  
The super tan skinny fella on the left is my Dad, he was a Marine.  The guy on the right is my Uncle Hank, he was a Navy pilot.  Happy Veteran's Day (yesterday).
Monday night we got our first snow fall!  I will always be a summer girl, but the first snow is always so pretty!  Hadley was so excited when she saw the snow coming down, she ran upstairs and got on her snow boots and wanted to be the first one outside in it.  Side note, I soo need to cover our grill!

Happy Monday, make it a great week!

Monday, November 11, 2019

thank you.

Thank you to the Veteran's in this world.

Stand up and pay your respect to those who have served.

(Image via : Google)

Friday, November 8, 2019

around here.

around here sent out the Thanksgiving Day invites!!!  We are so excited to host this year.
around here Hadley wearing my vest being a goofball.
around here have always voted since I turned 18.  Hope you all voted!
around here this lucky girl got a big treat for getting her flu shot.  Daddy took her and she cried before she got the shot, but didn't cry when she got it.  She's such a good kiddo.
around here love this little outdoor decor for Thanksgiving / Fall.  Stuck it right in the middle of our big pot on the front porch.

It's been one hectic week, and we have a hectic weekend up ahead too!  But a fun hectic weekend!  So.  Many.  Things.  This time of year is when things get super super busy, the holidays, get togethers, birthdays, it all seems to just rush on by when November arrives.  Had some serious things come up earlier in the week, and it really makes you think about the people in your life.  I'm glad I have the troops in my life I have now.  The ones that I don't talk to as much anymore, well, there's always a reason for that.  Life is too damn short to have drama mama's, ain't got time for that!     

Always glad for the weekends, the weather looks like it'll be sunshine but chilly.  Guess we can expect that from now on.  For Saturday, going to a parade during the day, and then dinner with the family on Sunday!  Love my family!

Happy weekend.  Have a good one.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

happy halloween.

Excited to see our little trick-or-treater tonight, rain, snow, or what not, it's still such a joy to see her so excited.  Happy Halloween everyone!

- There is magic in the night, when pumpkins glow by moonlight.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

my main man turns 40 today.

I have known Kevin since we were "just kids."  If you are unfamiliar with our story you can read it here.

I have spent the last 10 years sharing a life with my favorite person in the world.  Kevin - you are my favorite.  You amaze me.  You inspire me.  You challenge me.  You have become the most fantastic adult, husband, father and firefighter.  I'm so happy to have you in my life.

I love you.  Happy big 40th Birthday babe.  Here's to the next 40 (and 40 after that).

*photo from our backyard with his official black helmet!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

how we spent our 6th wedding anniversary.

Our anniversary weekend started out with going to the Weber Pumpkin Festival.  This festival used to be called Minges and I have fond memories of going there with my Grandma when we were little, but now Weber has taken over and it's totally changed.  We still had fun, but it was a little crowded and too big.  
Saturday night we went to a new place for dinner called The Butcher and Barrel it was good!  After dinner we just went to a few random places for some drinks.  
Sunday we went to the Bengals game with my BIL & SIL.  We had a blast!  

The weather this past weekend was absolutely gorgeous, couldn't have asked for better weather.  Good times celebrating our marriage, and even more good times hanging out with family.  

Happy Tuesday!  Make it a great week!