Sunday, August 24, 2008

It's a Boy!

For Evin. On Saturday I braved the rain and went to Evin's baby shower here in Homewood to help shower her with gifts. She got lots of cuuuuuuuuuute blue baby boy onesies, bibs, hats, etc. There is no doubt that her little sweet pea will be the most precious little thing in Nashville. She even got a stylish bottle warmer (aka baby bottle koozie).

Mom-to-be



She's the cutest little pregnant lady!



Can't wait to meet baby Krehbiel in October! : )

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Morning Devo

"Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God." Colossians 3:1

This verse is from my morning's devotion. It is so important to keep our hearts focused on what's really important- the things above, not earthly things! Today, amidst everything going on in my life (working diligently at my job today, picking out paint for my bedroom this afternoon, dropping off pictures to be blown up, etc etc) I am going to focus on Jesus and what he means to me. I want to be passionate about the Lord!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Birthday Boy

So my husband turned 26 today. It was a good day. Yesterday, Andrew's parents, sister and neice came to Birmingham to surprise him for his birthday. He was very shocked and happy they were here. He had no idea they were coming, so it was nice to surprise him. We played a lot of Bocce Ball, went out to dinner, watched Olympics and just enjoyed the company. We played in the backyard for most of the day on Saturday- some of our neighbors kids came over to play.

Sadie, Gracie and Beth

Sadie was the line judge

Our neighbor, Lauren
On a very important side note regarding bocce ball- myself and Beth were down 12-2 but we came back with the victory over Team Gracie & Andrew. Uh huh, that's right.

After Bocce Ball Chris and Aimee came over for birthday cake and we celebrated Andrew's birthday.

Chattin' it up in the kitchen

I debated about the birthday cake. I really did. I wanted to get Andrew a golf cake since he likes golf so much, but then I thought no, there is something that he loves even more than golf. And that is UT football.


He loved it.

Later on, the Patterson fam went here for Andrew's birthday.

Patterson girls waiting to be seated

I had the sea scallops and shrimp with Pan Asian sauce. It was delish! We all got home after dinner and I just could not stay awake. I was exhausted! I felt so bad, but I just could not keep my eyes open! It takes a lot to prepare for a surprise!

And then tonight, I had planned on cooking Andrew this great birthday meal and it just did not work. It was a swing and a miss. Bummer. I hated the chicken before I even put it in the oven. Then it burned. I threw the burned chicked and recipe in the trash and Andrew and I ate Gracie's leftover spaghetti. Oh well!
Next weekend is our anniversary! Can't wait to see what Andrew has planned!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Summertime!

This summer has been a blast! I feel like we have been going and going and going. Since there's never any good t.v. on, I feel like we've been spending a lot of time outdoors and having friends over. We've been to the Ross Bridge neighborhood pool a lot with our neighbors too. It's so nice to take a book up there and read! Not to mention the tan. I started a new book, The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian and have been reading that when I can.

Fun times at the pool!

Also, a couple weeks ago we went to Andrew's co-worker/friend's house on the Little Cahaba River for a bbq party. It was a blast! We went down to the river- should've have worn sandles on that walk- and played in the water. All of Andrew's co-workers and their families were there so it was great to spend time with everybody. Normally, we see them for Christmas parties or Thanksgiving parties, so it was nice to hang out on a more "casual" note. We just laid on the tubes and hung out. Then we had wonderful bbq and chocolate pie!

Playing in the river

Derek, Rollins and Rushton Waltchack


Fun times!

Len and kids

At home, I've been working on decorating our bedroom. I have not gotten very far. I did get some new end tables though! They're tall, which is what I wanted, and metal with a glass top. I definitely need new lamps, so disregard the existing in the picture below.


Tonight I'm meeting with a lady to help me pick out curtain fabric and the paint color. I've also ordered a new, huge upholstered headboard. It will be the focal point of the room. I will definitely post a picture of it when I get it!

Last but not least- the best part about this summer- our friends Chris and Aimee bought a boat. Yep, that's right, a boat. It is wonderful! We went out this past Sunday with the Capstickdale's and the Banta's and had soooo much fun!


Andrew and Ondrew


Caitlin and Aimee

Andrew and me


Andrew and me
And the other night I looked over and saw this...

One tired puppy!
I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer!