Saturday, February 28, 2009

Too quiet

When Jacob is too quiet in his bedroom, we know he's up to something. He normally only gets a passy when he goes to bed, but he has found the drawer we keep them in (which we will now need to hide) and he also got into the box of Qtips. Now that he is playing more in his bedroom, we need to remove the hazardous materials. hehe

My Week

So I started my new job this week. And I'm very thankful for this opportunity especially in this economy. The people have made me feel so welcome. It's a young group of people, and I'm excited to get to know them and make new friends. I need to ask if any of them have blogs. :)

There are just a couple of downsides with this position:
  • It's in Fayetteville off Dickson St, not an easy commute. I'm trying to find the shortest way. I drove 266.1 miles this week.

  • With the above mentioned, I have to take my lunch with me. This is definitely a first for me. I have been going home for lunch for almost 12yrs or out occasionally with friends. Hopefully I can adjust quickly.

  • Oh, and I'm now getting up around 5:45am. Yikes!

Luckily this is all temporary, because we are moving into a new office in Rogers off the Pinnacle exit come June 1st. The countdown is on!

Once I'm home and dinner has been cooked, and Jacob has been fed and bathed, it's practically time for bed. So I have been neglecting the blog somewhat. But hopefully I can find my groove soon. Hope everyone had a good week!

Jacob and I after a long week.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Retail Me Not

A coworker at my new job told me about a neat website for coupons and deals for retailers. Might want to check here for a deal before that next purchase.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Way Back When-esday

Timeline: August 2007
Age: 5mos

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Today is Kris' birthday. He has hit the big 3-5 milestone. I'm so proud of him, and love him so much that I want to list 35 reasons why. They are:

1. When he makes omelets for us for breakfast, he always gives me the first one.
2. He is a wonderful father to Jacob.
3. He is a hard worker in both work and school
4. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition makes him cry
5. I go to bed before him every night, and he tucks me in. :)
6. I love it when he sings
7. He's a good cook
8. He lets me spend money, and never gives me a hard time
9. I constantly ask him questions, and he always has an answer
10. His medical knowledge
11. He never gets mad
12. He's just a good guy, and gets along with everybody
13. He's always there for his friends when they need to borrow his truck
14. He watches the Sci-Fi channel. I hate it, but I think its neat that he enjoys it
15. He writes the sweetest things in all birthday / anniversary / valentine cards
16. He cried on our wedding day, and I love that!
17. He pushes the cart when we're at Walmart
18. He always gets Jacob in and out of his car seat when we're all out and about
19. He has no problem going to a restaurant or movie by himself
20. He always wears his wedding ring. I sometimes forget - sorry lovebug.
21. He lets me call him lovebug
22. We watch the Food Network together
23. He makes the best Buffalo Chicken Rolls
24. He is not a picky eater - and my mom and Beth love to cook for him
25. He has a contagious laugh, and I love it when something gets him going
26. He always tells me "bye, love you, have a good day" when he leaves the house for work
27. I can tell him at the last minute we have plans to go somewhere or do something, and he'll say "OK"
28. He puts up with my lack of patience
29. I love that he was in the Navy and stationed in a lot of cool places
30. He does a great imitation of my Dad
31. He is very protective
32. His hazel eyes
33. He is a great problem solver
34. We still hold hands
35. He is the best handyman ever - he can install or fix anything

In the Navy...

Here he is hard at studying late at night, still has his ring on - told ya. :)

Here he is watching over Jacob :)

Happy Birthday Lovebug!!! We love you!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Today is my favorite sister's birthday, and she is one of my favorite people in the world. Since she's the big 3-5, I thought I would list 35 reasons why I love Beth. They are:

1. She is a wonderful mother
2. She can get ready in 15mins.
3. She always smells good
4. Her love for Jacob
5. She's smart
6. She's confident
7. She has a great network of friends / contacts
8. She's a good cook
9. She always invites us over for dinner
10. She always includes our family in their outings / activities
11. She's always reading something - newspaper, magazine, book, internet
12. She makes me laugh
13. She's always thinking of others
14. We have so many "inside jokes" that only she and I know
15. I can lean on her for anything
16. She cries at anything. "Dead Man Walking" (see #14)
17. She always makes sure I'm prepared for any task
18. We have been pretty much inseparable since birth (mine that is)
19. She has a great sense of style
20. Her soft skin
21. Her laugh
22. Her blog
23. She is a wonderful Aunt. Aka Aunt B!
24. Her home is warm and inviting
25. She has nice vehicles
26. She always has cookies ready to bake
27. Her bed is always made
28. I love getting her opinion about everything
29. Her nails
30. She's a great grocery shopper
31. She always has a great handbag
32. Her hair always looks nice
33. She has a gorgeous Christmas tree every year
34. She is always a phone call away
35. She is my best friend

Happy Birthday Bayeth!!! I love you!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Way Back When-esday

Timeline: June 2007
Age: Jacob 3mos, Kate 8mos

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

First Haircut!

We broke down and got Jacob his 1st haircut today. He probably could've gone a little longer, as he was just starting to get the little curls to flip up - which is always so cute. We took him to the same lady who does my hair - she actually did mine, Kris' and Jacob's today! We weren't sure how he was going to act, but once again, he surprised us. He was in the best mood and had a great time. He was talking up a storm with a constant smile on his face. Yea Jacob! We had so much fun today with you!

p.s. Once Jacob was done, he walked around the salon checking out the place. Apparently I wasn't keeping a close eye on him because he managed to find the wax and stick his hand in it. It was actually on the lowest setting so it wasn't hot at all, but it was VERY sticky. His little fingers were practically glued shut. Luckily there was some magic lotion to clean his and my sticky fingers.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Hi there

Today at lunch, Jacob was eating applesauce with his spoon. Suddenly he stopped, looked straight into the spoon and said, "Hi Jacob." So funny!

p.s. can you tell I enjoy saving a picture from the internet that relates to my post? hehe

Friday, February 13, 2009

Our Little Valentine

Jacob made this at daycare today - it just melts my heart.


Jacob can now recite numbers 1-10. Yea Jacob! We are so proud of you!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Way Back When-esday

Dateline: February 14, 2008
Age: 11mos
*When I was working with Del, they always had their National Sales Meeting around Valentine's Day, so I would have to travel to NYC and miss the one day Kris is romantic (ha!). Last year was Jacob's first Valentine's, so I bought this shirt and made sure Kris put it on him so he would be seasonally correct at daycare, oh and to take a picture since I would be out of town. Good job Kris.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get Me Down

I am happy to admit The Carpenters is one of my favorite bands. I love her soothing voice, and what a range she's got (hehe). Recorded early in 1971, Rainy Days was included on the Carpenters album. Released as a single in April of that year, it became their fourth consecutive million-seller.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Birthday Party

Today we went to Nicholas' 3rd birthday party at The Little Gym, and had a great time. I was actually surprised that Jacob took to it so well, and actually played and enjoyed himself. He was clapping, singing, dancing, and running all over. Here are a few pics from our fun-filled day. Thanks Amy, Scott, and Nicholas for including us on this special day!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Towel, please?!

Today I was over at Beth's house playing with Luke, when the kid projectiled his last meal at my face. Unfortunately, my cat-like reflexes were not working. I instantly envisioned:

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Way Back When-esday (video)

Timeline: March 23, 2008

Age: 2 days shy of 1st birthday

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Small Addictions

I thought I would expose to the world my top 5 addictions. Why you ask? Because I have nothing else to blog about. They are as follows:

1). Diet Pepsi - I would probably even put this in cereal if it tasted good. I need to cut back.

2). Chap Stick - This is such an "ahhhhh" feeling when applied.

3). Laptop/Internet - I need to get a new hobby.

4). Fluffy Socks - I wear these around the house, and also to bed. If they would fit comfortably in shoes, I'd wear them all day.

5). Electric Blanket - I love crawling into a warm bed. This is a must-have during the winter.
Do you have any addictions you'd like to share?

Monday, February 2, 2009

Blueberry & Mascarpone Turnovers

Giada De Laurentiis talked me into making these for the Super Bowl Bash. Not bad I must say, and pretty easy - especially if I can do it.

So Sue Me!

So we didn't know where Jacob was for about 30seconds last night at the Pittman's Super Bowl Bash, and we found him in the backyard with no shoes on, standing in soaking wet grass (or possibly leftover snow) crying. Like that's never happened to you.