Friday, September 19, 2014

Apple Picking

After I picked Brooklyn up from school yesterday we drove up the hill to meet my sister n law and nephew to do some apple picking.  Brooklyn was so excited she announced it to everyone as soon as I dropped her off at school.  I was excited to get some cute pictures of our little pickers since it is always so beautiful up there.  I love how serene and relaxing it is just spending a couple hours up there.

Both Brooklyn and Jonas loved eating the apples, it was so much fun watching them together.

Unfortunately Kayla was at school and could not come, we also had to get back to pick her up so didn't stay too long but I'm thinking maybe we should plan a weekend every Fall where we can have an apple picking cousins day?!!

Thursday, September 18, 2014


This week flew by, we've been busy getting things around the house taken care of.  I've also been baking a lot and making delicious dinners.  I'm in full on Fall mode and finally the weather today cooled down to the low 80's, not ideal but I'll take it after the humid 100+ temps earlier this week!

Tuesday we got the carpets cleaned in most of the house so we were stuck in hubby's man cave if we wanted to watch tv

I sat in the kitchen and watched tv from there and worked on the computer

A quick run to the store earlier this week I found some fun white pumpkins and today I put all our Halloween/Fall decor out.  Both girls squealed and screamed with excitement when they walked in the house and saw everything!

Kayla helped me make a delicious dinner this week.

We got the table all set and then got the call that hubby had to stay and work overtime because of the storms we were all bummed but dinner still tasted really good!

Rustic Penne Shrimp Pasta & Cream Sauce
we eliminated the red peppers since I'm the only one that likes them.  It was so good, recipe found here 

Last night I baked up some butterscotch brownies for dessert because apparently chocolate chip pumpkin bread was not enough stuff for us to snack on this week.   Today Brooklyn and I went apple picking after I picked her up from school so now we have a ton of apples to turn into desserts for the next week so it looks like there will be more baking to come.  I'm hoping I can post all the cute pictures of apple picking tomorrow sometime.
Can't believe the weekend is just about here!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy Birthday Jonas!

We celebrated my nephew's birthday Saturday afternoon and today he is officially a one year old!

How has it already been a year?
A year ago we were all waiting at the hospital for what seemed like forever to meet this little face.

He is such a happy boy, so loving and sweet, super smart and completely adorable!

Poor lil guy was not a fan of the cake

or happy with his aunt taking a million pictures!

Happy 1st Birthday Jonas,
We love you!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Favorites


With season premieres just around the corner I thought I would share a few of my favorite t.v. shows which I can not wait to come back on!!
After months of horrible reality t.v. which I will not lie but do enjoy to a certain extent I am so looking forward to some good 'ole fashioned television shows to watch in the evenings!

First up is Nashville, I love a good drama and it can't get any better than this show.  I love all the music and can Deacon and Rayna just get together already please!

I was hesitant to even add Revenge to this list.  It used to be so good but now it's just getting weird.  I'm worried this season might kill this show if last season didn't already.  I'll still be tuning in though just to see what happens since I've been a follower from the beginning.

Ugghhh this show, The Following, it's so darn scary!  It's one of those shows that I can't stop watching even though I'm scared to watch it every time.  It is VERY suspenseful and I dread watching but I just can't turn away, I can't!  I'm curious to see where this season goes after the past finale.

After watching something scary I need some humor and I do love a good comedy!  The Goldbergs is hilarious, the mother is an absolute nut and I love that I can relate to her crazy mom ways except I usually just think them she full on does it.  It's also a fun throw back to the 80's. 

Of course Modern Family is a favorite!
I'm pretty sure everyone has seen this show by now if not, where have you been?

I look forward to Friday nights to watch Last Man Standing, why, I don't know.  It's a good easy comedy I guess.  Tim Allen is very conservative and his daughters and wife are a bit more liberal.  The show brings up political junk but it's done in a humorous way making it light and funny.  It's something fun to watch after the long week.

Parenthood.....need I say more?!  
By far my favorite show I have ever watched.  I just started watching this 3 seasons ago and spent the first half of the Summer going back and watching every single episode I had missed on Netflix.  To say I am sad this is the last season is an understatement!  I wish this show could go on forever.  I love that they pretty much cover every life event a person/family could ever deal with and I seriously want a cliffs notes on this show so I can go back in the future to remember how each character dealt with a certain situation at the time.  I cry every episode....every single time.
Watch it!

I haven't heard of too many new shows that sound like they are going to be good except for, Marry Me.  I'm looking forward to watching this new show coming in October, we loved Happily Ever After and it's supposed to be just as hilarious.  Hopefully it will be good! 

I know Scandal and The Good Wife are supposed to be really good but I never watched them because of recording conflicts with my previous shows.  Other than those two what are a few of your favorite shows that I might be missing out on?