Tuesday, October 16, 2012


As hinted at in my earlier post, we're having Baby #2!  I'm 24 weeks pregnant (almost 6 months).  

Being pregnant this time around is so different.  I don't get to sit there and dream of who this little person is going to be, because I'm too busy being a Mom!  But it's so fun to talk to Audrey about the baby.  She's been to several of my doctor's visits. She loves to talk about the "lotion" (or "sosho", in Audrey language) that the doctor puts on my belly.  And then she'll say "heartbeat", "kuh, kuh, kuh".  Can't wait to see these two interact!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Connors Farm

We went to a super fun farm on Monday.  Audrey had a blast!

We saw some animals - she called the Llama "mama"; I kind of love that.

Then we did some really cool "big kid" activities.  It's strange to me that she can actually participate in stuff like this now.  

The hayride.

 We walked through a cornmaze. (and no, I'm not getting fat - there's a baby in there.)

 We were just saying that the maze was a little lame when we realized that we didn't exactly know how to get out.  So we quickly took back our words - not so lame after all!

We topped the day off with a walk through the pumpkin patch.

I asked Audrey if she wanted to buy this pumpkin and she immediately began to bite it.  Oh, technicalities...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


 After tearing the enormous stump of a pine tree out of our backyard, we were in desperate need of some landscaping.  So, as usual, we found some guys who agreed to work for cheap.  (Okay, so my Dad and brother, Damen, came and helped us.)

 Damen drove his father-in-law's Kubota.

 Audrey helped.

We're really happy with how it turned out.  Now we're just hoping some grass will grow!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Kitchen Table

Chris and I like nice things just as much as the next guy.  However, one can often hear us say, "I'm not going to pay that much for that when I could make it myself for much cheaper."  Chris felt this way about kitchen tables...so we've been eating off a wobbly card table for over a year.

About a month ago, we were cleaning out our back garage when Chris noticed that the filthy shelf against the wall was actually made with some decent wood. (disclaimer: our garage is much cleaner than this - with paint on the walls over the grafiti - this is just the only picture I had of the shelves; they were a diamond in the rough)

 Perfect.  Because while we like inexpensive, we love free.  So he set to work.

For legs, he used the wood that he took off the old deck.  And once again, Chris' creative genius has paid off in a beautiful, yet practical way. Those old shelves became this:

Let's hope it's not another year before we get some good chairs.  Because yes, Audrey sits on a plastic outdoor chair.  I'd like to think we aren't cheap, we're just patient.  Glad we waited for an awesome table!