Sunday, October 23, 2011

weekend in words


can you say gorgeous weather?  seriously, today might have been the perfect day…i can’t believe it’s october 23.

thursday charlie was honored during the school assembly.  the optimist club works with each school in the district to select a student each month from each grade that exhibits the selected character.  charlie was selected for september in which the character was ‘welcoming ambassador.’

report card time and i am one proud mama.


*i don’t remember if i shared that mac got glasses right before school started.  he usually wears contact, but doesn’t he look extra studious :)

this weekend we:

had cousins over on Friday and tried this dip. oh. my. goodness…you like chocolate chip cookie dough?  yeah, than you better run to the store and get this dip going, you don’t need any company to come to your house to enjoy it. 

spent saturday watching soccer,  ku football* and soccer again.

sunday was soccer, soccer, basketball, chiefs.  yeah, we were a little bored.  at least with all that soccer, charlie’s team won the tournament championship and they got a medal.  it’s all about the medals and/or trophies. Well worth it.


*i will always love my jayhawks, but seriously ku football is killing me.  i hate to say it but how many days till basketball starts?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

this week’s insights

i did good marrying the man i did, not only because he is awesome, but so is his family.  they are lovely, inspiring, game changing people.  love them

i just learned that a grande pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks has 7 weight watcher points..holy scheisse…

this summer i went meatless for most of my meals…to the point that i was thinking of becoming a vegetarian.  however, with the cooler weather, i’m craving roast, pork chops, vegetable beef soup, hmmm…maybe i’ll just try to be meatless most of the time

in addition to craving roast, homemade mac and cheese.  you know the real healthy kind that is a bunch of elbow macaroni and hunk of melted velveeta….yum

it’s not good to want that healthy mac and cheese when i haven’t been exercising

i woke up today and want to listen to christmas music so bad.  trying to hold off untill after halloween.  come november 1st, i think i will have it on all the time

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


we lost Grandpa Bud early monday morning. 

i met Bud 15 1/2 years ago when i took my first trip to independence to meet Jay’s family.  jay had mentioned his grandparents numerous times in our courtship, pete and bud.  you see neither one of them go by there real names, like jay and i.  :)  if i haven’t said it before my memory is really bad so what i remember is little in details.  but i do remember jay kept reminding me that grandma was pete and grandpa was bud and i remember when i left independence, i was in awe of these two people.  both pete and bud welcomed me with open arms and made me feel like i was family, not a visitor

bud and pete built an amazing life for their family of 4 boys and 1 girl.  he was a banker, a horseman, a passionate sports spectator, loved kState, a hero, a fantastic story teller and most importantly he loved his family.  as brooke said, our lives will be forever changed by his loss.

we love you Bud.  Godspeed!


Sunday, October 9, 2011

oh fall

oh how i adore you

i will admit i did not want you to come this year.  i was enjoying summer so much. yet here you are and everywhere i go i am reminded why i love you.



the entertainment a few fallen leaves bring


my favorite smells


even coffee tastes a little better in fall.201

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

12 years ago

12 years ago today at 12:31 i became a mom.

to be honest being a mom to you is easy (at least so far) 

you are an old soul in a young man’s body

you are on the verge of another milestone.  in a year you will head to middle school, in a year you will be a teenager.  but those are all a year away and while you like to focus on what will happen next year, let’s first focus on this year.  :)

love you… to the moon and back (are you too old for me to say that?).  i hope and pray that 12 is awesome for you!