Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

A Weekend Getaway

Last weekend we were lucky enough to take a day off work leaving us with a four day weekend.  We made an escape to Gatlinburg, TN.  This was a nice kick-off to the birthday celebrating for Matt.  This road trip was the furthest Jude has traveled, and let me tell ya...this kid was uh-mazing!  Jude has never been one to adapt well to change, but he did such a fantastic job.  **proud mom moment**  This was our trip in a nutshell...we stayed in an amazing 3-story cabin on a mountain (thanks Uncle Jeff), shopped, ate, rested, fed bears, and visited the Ripley's Aquarium.  All in all, not bad for our first family trip!  I wouldn't mind doing that once per month. ;) 


Monday, February 11, 2013

***Happy Mattday***

Today is perhaps one of the greatest days...Matt's birthday!  Today he turns 30!!!  EEK!  It is hard to believe that both of us are leaving are 20s this year.  In honor of this great day here are 30 things that make this man so amazing.
  1. He is SO patient.  Seriously, I get impatient with myself before he does.
  2. He is trustworthy.
  3. He is handsome drop-dead gorgeous.
  4. He is creative. 
  5. He loves God.
  6. He loves me.
  7. He loves our son and is such a great dad.
  8. He is smart.
  9. He is a teacher.  I love that we can relate to each others' job...oh, and summers off together are great, too.
  10. He provides for our family.
  11. He is competitive.
  12. He listens to me.
  13. He knows how to cook...this comes in handy.
  14. He is humble.
  15. Did I mention his amazing eyes?
  16. He is thoughtful.
  17. He is an awesome youth pastor.
  18. He is a techie.
  19. He loves his family.
  20. He is stylish.  I never pick out his clothes...I would be awful at that anyhow.
  21. I love that we have so much in common.
  22. He somehow finds time for everyone.
  23. He has the best heart.
  24. His silver hair is smashing.
  25. He is dedicated.
  26. He is great at fixing things.
  27. He is athletic.
  28. He is generous.
  29. He is my best friend.
  30. He is a sneaker head.  WAIT, did I actually put that on this list???

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Snow Day!!!!! Yippee!

For a teacher in the mid-west during the winter, the unexpected snow day is just the BEST!  I had one of these days last Friday...Matt didn't though (and yes, this is a sore subject *wink*).  My day went a little like this: breakfast and playtime with Jude, 3 loads of laundry, house clean, and that was all before noon!  So yes, even though I don't like despise being cold, I am all about snow days.  Jude is all about outside.  It doesn't matter if it is 20 degrees or 90 degrees he will stay outside until we drag him in kicking and screaming.  It's actually been really neat seeing him run through the snow this year.  The lack of snow in Ohio last year was a little bit of a let down.  Here are a few snow day pictures of a walk through our neighborhood.

NOTE: We will be out of town for the next few days.  It's Matt's birthday weekend so we wanted to celebrate with a family getaway.  We will be back next week!