Sunday, August 22, 2010

Nothing says fall like...

Leave your answer in the comments. For us fall means FOOTBALL!! And football means, COLTS football!! We live for Sunday's. And Monday's. And then Thursday's and Saturday's too. The NFL does a great job of only letting us suffer two days with no football! Something else that starts in the fall (and usually carries over to late spring) is our need for corned beef! We used to cook it with cabbage, but I don't like it and David soon gave it up. So now it's just beef with carrots and potatoes. Still a damn good meal! There is just something about football and corned beef that feels like fall to me.

I also love the change of the season. I wish I lived in a land called-Fall. Where the weather 9 months out of the year was always fall-ish. There could be some days of cooler weather, mix in some rain, etc. But just the overall crisp beautiful fall day. I love all activities fall. Visits to orchards and pumpkin farms, hayrides, pumpkin spice latte's from Starbucks, apple cider, warm apple cider, caramel apple cider etc. I have been trying to get a group together to do the Naperville PD's annual hayrides for about 5 years now. I'm telling myself I will go this year.

Fall also means school! I always loved back-to-school. You got to buy new things, get new teachers, see your friends again, get back into school activities and sports. It was always a fun time of year for me. We just learned Zachary's new school teacher for the year. Mrs. Schamburger. We are very excited to meet her and see all the wonderful things Z will be exploring and learning this year!

The rule for me this fall is to stay busy, busy, busy. The thought of coming into Brenna's 1 year anniversary is so terrifying to me that I hope that if I just stay busy and not sit and dwell on it, I can make through the 1st and hardest anniversary.

Well, here is to a great start of fall (although it really is still a month away) and all the things we love about it!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

So much for staying up-to-date

I always do have the best intentions of getting on here and staying current with our household happenings. And then life happens. Is that fair to say?! So, this summer has just gone by so fast! We've had a lot of fun at the pool and visiting with friends and having family in. I think being busy all the time has made it go by so quickly. Our kick off to summer was our great big family vacation to Disney World!!! Zachary did great in the plane and we all had a wonderful time! Zachary loved meeting the characters and was very well behaved. He was more impressed with the parks than the gift shops and our wallets were thankful for that! Our first day in FL we were able to take a trip to the beach so Zachary could visit the ocean for the first time. He loved it! He didn't want to leave the water! Our weather was great the whole time. It rained a little one afternoon, but when you are in the "Happiest Place on Earth", how can you complain? Below is a slide show of our trip.

Upon our return we found out that we are expecting another baby due Super Bowl Sunday! This fills us with much joy, sadness, excitement, and hesitation all at once. Every emotion under the sun! I am 15 weeks now and besides the sickness stuff, all has been well. And, thank God, moving pretty quickly. We are not going to let the baby wait until February to come and will induce between 37-38 weeks depending on how mommy, daddy, and baby are fairing. Continued prayers are appreciated!

As the summer wraps up we are excited for fall, preschool, football (of course!), great new students at the studio, a growing belly, and much much more. Maybe if I don't tell myself I have to get on and update, it will flow easier and happen more naturally. Here's to hoping!

Disney Trip 2010