Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Both my boys were blowing some good bubbles this afternoon.

We are ready to spend more time outside. Just wish the humidity would go down

Saturday, September 24, 2011


Thanks for all the birthday calls, texts and messages on facebook. The exciting part of the day was K-State's big win over Miami. We are so pessimistic here. Up until the last minute we had no faith in our team. What a game though! We actually had plane tickets to go down to the game in Miami with the boys. We cancelled the tickets earlier in the week and it worked out since Brad didn't get his evaluation ride done we couldn't have gone anyway. It would have been fun, just maybe not with a 3 year old and 3 month old!

I started the day with a 5K run with a friend from church. I've been running a little bit lately and was curious how I would do. It was awful! Ran it in over 30 minutes and it was hard!

My cheering crew.

My dad came down last night to help us get our yard ready to seed. A big project was taking down a tree that has been leaning since hurricane Irene. After a week of off and on rain it was leaning some more. Figured it was time to take it down before it fell down.

Watching the KSU game!

For dessert, instead of cake I asked to try out the new frozen yogurt place in town. It was pretty cool, you could pick your own yogurt and topping then pay based on the weight.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Special Visitor

For the past few days we've had a very special visitor. Bryony is a friend from England who is going to college here in the states. She found time in her schedule to come down for a few days. She is very brave and took the greyhound bus here! Her family took care of all of us military wives in England so we were so excited that we could (in a very small way) return the favor.

One day we went out to Cliffs of the Neuse state park. Had a great time besides getting eaten alive by mosquito's. 

One night we went over to the Strohmeyers pizza and fire. The kids weren't too interested in it but the adults enjoyed it. The guys even put the kids to bed and us girls stayed up talking.

Jacob and his friend James, who is 2 months younger.

Bryony is an art major in college so we took her to help us paint some pottery. Julie was super brave and made some Christmas gifts for the grandparents.

 I just had Chase paint a few ornaments.

The little boys under the table during lunch.

Thank you so much for coming! Hope to see you again before too long!

Friday, September 16, 2011

3 Months

A few days ago Jacob turned 3 months! I am a little late with pictures but here are a few. 

I had to try to get a couple of pictures in their big brother little brother t-shirts.
Thanks grandmom for the shirts!

Finally, I needed a couple pictures of me with my boys. We need to get some family pictures done one of these days. I am already starting to think about Christmas cards. Will the post office be around to mail them out?? I don't know what I would do without Christmas cards :)

I almost didn't want to post these because I feel like this blog is so boring now. Now that we are back in America and in a routine there isn't much to write about. Brad is almost done with the I course and we have some trips planned this fall. Hopefully that will give me something to blog about. Otherwise if I don't post, its because not much is going on!

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Wee Wings

This is the best picture I could get of Chase at his preschool. Yep that is his preschool. The bus is turned into a mobile classroom. It goes to several different locations in the county. I don't love the location we are at now. We are on a waiting list for a better time slot that is closer to us. The teacher seems great though. I wanted to cringe when he first got there she asked him to write his name. Yeah right! He has a lot to learn this year!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Baby J Update

Finally had Jacobs 2 month appointment today. Yes he is almost 3 months. He weighed 16 pounds! For reference at Chase's 4 month he was 12 pounds 15 ounces. So at a month younger than that Jacob is 3 pounds bigger. He is 90% for height and weight. The doctor commented so many times how easy going he was. He barely complained at his shots.

I put it on facebook but I have decided to try my hand at cloth diapering. So far so good but he's only had one poop. I am tired of trying to find deals on diapers and I don't mind laundry so I figured I would give it a try.

In other news, thanks to Irene we are getting a new roof! We had quite a few shingles come off the roof so we went ahead and put in a claim. They came out to do in the inspection and we were shocked to see that the insurance should cover most of the cost of a new roof.

Chase is starting a new preschool and AWANA tonight so hopefully I can get some pictures of that and post soon.

Monday, September 05, 2011


We had a great Labor Day weekend at the Outer Banks, specifically Kill Devil Hills. We met up with friends for two nights. We had great weather and Chase loved the beach. He's been asking to go back every day since we got home.

You could definitely tell a hurricane has been through. Lots of those stick things and the beach area was smaller than normal.

Chase and Korey got along so well. Whether playing in the sand or running in the waves. 
They were so cute to watch.

We bought this for Jacob to hang out in. I think it worked out pretty well. He slept a lot which was nice. I guess the ocean noise was good background noise!

Brad trying his hand at skim boarding.

Devon and Brad going out to catch some waves on the boogie board.

Kyleigh wasn't so sure about the sand at first but she was warming up to it. She still didn't mind taking a break from the sand and hanging out with Jacob!

On Saturday night we went out for dinner. We thought the boys would be entertained by this. 

With long days in the sun and no naps - the boys were ready for bed!! That meant Kristine and I dropped off everyone and went shopping!!!

On Sunday we went back to the beach for just an hour or so. 

They also had a pool at the place we stayed at that we took advantage of.

We had a great time with the Kauflins and look forward to doing it again next year! 

Indians vs. Keys

A town close to us has a minor league team that is in the same league as the team I interned for after my junior year of college. The teams happened to be playing so I my dad and I took the boys while Brad was working late. Chase did pretty well but wasn't interested in the game too much. It was a beautiful night and we lasted until the middle of the 8th.

With Scout. I am sporting my Keys shirt but no one could tell since I was holding Jacob most of the time. Chase is in Orioles colors!

With Grandpop.

I thought I would hold Jacob the whole time. That lasted about an inning. It was pretty empty so there was plenty of room to keep Jacob in his carseat.

We are sad the Indians are moving. There are some other minor league teams not too far away. We will have to check those out next year.