Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Piano Guys

 Mia was pretty jealous that she did not get to go along to hear these guys play. 
Funny how the minute it began we sort of wished she was there with us. Just for a minute. 

 I left him know that "If we spend the night in Philly when we go to the Piano Guys Concert, I am going to want to stop at Ikea on the way home." Even this did not deter him.
 The best part about spending the night was that we could hang out with Ted Saturday morning. 
Brunch at Sabrina's in Italian Market. We'd never been before. 

 This child knows that he's about to go from youngest to a middle child. 
This is a temper tantrum you see here. 

 The same recipes that my Mom keeps taped to the back of one of her kitchen cabinets. This makes an early morning batch of baked oatmeal so much easier. The recipe is right here. This is a very basic recipe that I always add stuff to it to jazz it up. Yesterday it was fresh cranberries, coconut, and some pecans.

Baked Oatmeal

9x13 pan
1/2 cup Oil
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 cups oatmeal
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup milk
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 min.

 Getting the nursery set up. In case it looks like I hung that shelf too high. I did. 
I told Nate I want it high. I totally watched him do this. Now I am waiting for the right moment to ask him to lower it. Good chance it will stay right there. So I rooted around for the crates and everything that I was planning to put on the shelf went in the crates. I see we are managing with some missing hardware on the dresser as well.
Even knowing that I usually go two weeks late, I still find it hard to wait. We are still 4 days away from the due date. They say a baby is never late. 

 You can't tell, but this was a little meltdown that we had this morning. 

 Please come and get our free kittens. Free to a good home. 

 Italian Market in Philadelphia.

at Sabrina's. The decor in this room was so lovely to me.
P.S. my french toast had a layer of toasted coconut and cream cheese in the middle.

Girls Retreat 2013

A weekend with all the girls. So while the guys roughed it on their weekend away. We did not. 
Abby Weaver was our speaker and she challenged us on our personal relationship with God.
I am so thankful for Eva Jane who planned the entire weekend, speaker, activities, food, ice breaker games, etc. 
Also, a weekend like this would not be fun if it were not for the youth girls themselves. High fives all around.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


 Weekend at the cabin with friends. 

 Nate was gone on a backpacking trip over the weekend. 

 People stopping by kept commenting on our huge tomatoes. They are in the flower bed by the walk. 
 I decided I better go look at them. 
Stuart kept calling this one a pumpkin. 

Stuart dumped all the puzzles at the midwifes office a few weeks ago. I don't really enjoy puzzles.

 Mini golf with the youth group.

Night playing games with kids in the city. 

 Youth Group Car Wash

We went swimming while the guys were backpacking.