Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Apple Pickin'

We went up to Huber's last weekend, and did some apple picking! Judah found a teeny, little apple and ate it, (we were allowed to eat one per person). We ended up with about 12 lbs of apples, which half are in the crockpot right now turning into apple butter. =o)
After picking apples, we ate some of Huber's Apple cider doughtnuts, hot! Oh man they were good! We went over to the family fun area and did the corn maze, Judah drove around on a mini tractor, and Joe took him for a ride on the pedal go-carts.

It ended up getting a little too cold, so we headed out..stopping off at a little farm to grab a few pumpkins. What a fun fall day!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Judah's Jesus Jar

Judah's Jesus Jar was finally full! Every time he would find a coin or two he would stick it in his pocket and tell me he would put it in his Jesus Jar. Total coins (plus a few dollars) added up to $67.54! Judah's first Jesus Jar will be helping sponsor Young Foundation's Peru project! They will be sending 50 solar panels, with batteries and inverters to the believers in Peru! You can find out more at Young Foundations!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Weekend Fun

So this past weekend we decided to do a few fun things! Saturday we drove over to Louisville for the Balloon Festival. We did get there a little too early, but Judah had fun playing on some of their bouncy bounces. We stayed long enough to eat a couple of funnel cakes (Judah chose blueberry) and see most of the hotair balloons getting ready to race. We didn't stick around long, but that was ended up raining that evening and canceling the glow.

Sunday afternoon we took the kids to the Fun House, which Judah and Adelaide both loved! And stopped off at Graeters for some ice cream. Judah got a chocolate cone and Addie got a strawberry cup..they both ate it all!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Stop 2: Oak Island!!!

We left Asheville Saturday, and drove 6 hours to Oak Island, North Carolina. We manged to get there at around 6:30 pm and checked into our Beach house rental. The house wasn't too bad, nicely decorated and room enough for 8 people to sleep. The great thing was we were only a few steps from the beach, and we could see the waves from our deck. Nice!
So Sunday we relaxed and went to the beach, let Judah dig in the sand and play in the water. Addie wasn't too crazy about it to begin with..but she got used to the water eventually. The beach wasn't crowded at all! It was so nice!
Monday we drove into Wilmington, which is about 30 minutes away, and visited the Children's Museum. It's geared towards kids ages 1-8, perfect for Judah! He absolutely loved it! They had trains, a kid-sized grocery store and diner, art room, teddy bear hospital (kids could give a teddy bear a check-up) and a giant pirate ship! There was even an area for Addie to crawl around on squishy stuff.

All of it was interactive and Judah could have stayed there all day!
We did an art project in the art room...Joe helps Judah make a butterfly with wings and pipe cleaners. Judah played at the diner and served us "lunch", after shopping at the grocery.

After a few hours, we had lunch @ PT's Old Fashoined Grille (yummy burgers!) and headed over to the U.S.S. North Carolina battleship and did the tour..which was a bad idea, because it was blazing hot and halfway through climbing up and down the tight stairs we were ready to go.

Judah like some of it though..we put him in one of the giant soup pots in the galley. lol

So we went back to the Children's Museum, just in time for face painting!

And we got to check out some of the museum that we didn't look at earlier.. like this glow-in-the-dark room...

On the way back to the beach house, we stopped off and got some fresh shrimp to cook up some shrimp scampi for dinner. Afterwards we went back to the beach for a great sunset!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Summer Vacation - 1st Stop - Biltmore Estate

Summer is finally here! We are taking a break from work, and traveling to North Carolina! We stopped in Asheville last night, and stayed at the Four Points by Sheraton (got at a great deal on Priceline!). It's a really nice hotel! Fluffy beds, nice decor and free Wi-Fi (which is why I get to post right now!).
We drove into the Biltmore Village last night and had a yummy dinner at La Paz, love their fish tacos! I'd definitely eat there again. =o) We had to buy Joe some sunglasses for the trip, and Judah had to have some Spiderman ones.

Took a stroll down to a playground next to an old church, and let Judah run around for a little bit. Addie & Judah liked the little tunnel.

This morning we woke up bright and early, swung by a pharmacy for some socks (which I forgot to pack), and made our way to the Biltmore Estate! All I can say is it's amazing! All the acres of land... and the huge, huge house (castle as Judah would say). It's just awesome! We managed to do the self-guided tour through most of the house before taking a break for lunch. If you are just doing lunch, I would suggest packing one or driving back out to MickyD' about over-priced! Anyway, back to tour and finished up looking at the Basement with it's gigantic indoor pool.

Needless to say we were worn out after that, Judah was too..Addie managed to take a nap or two in the babyhawk. So although we would have liked to walk through the gardens and check out the farm,etc...we settled for driving through the park. Judah fell asleep before we could even get out of the gate. As you can see from the picture underneath, Teddy managed to make it on this trip to the Biltmore...we had to get a picture of both of them together. (Judah really loves Teddy!)

...Addie is fond of him too!

We drove back into the Biltmore Village, and stopped at the Ice cream Garden for an ice cream cone. Then headed back to the hotel...where everyone took a nap.
We checked out the Mellow Mushroom for dinner. It's within walking distance from our hotel, so we walked...super busy but very, very tasty! Joe had a pepperoni calzone and I tried the Chicken Jerk grilled sandwich. Yum!
Tomorrow we plan to check out the Tupelo Honey Cafe, which is supposed to be a big deal around here, for "brunch". (So hopefully that will cover breakfast and lunch.) I heard they are known for their sweet potato pancakes!
Then it's on to Oak Island, NC to the beach! Judah has been talking about it the whole trip (I don't think he was super thrilled about the

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Spring and Sugar Cookies

Wow it's been a long time since I've updated this blog! Sorry! We've been busy! Joe is done with crazy hours and life is finally getting back to normal. =o)

Over the weekend we took the kids to the park, Adelaide loves to swing and Judah loves playing the sand. It's was a lot of fun, and we try to make it to the park pretty often! Here's some pics of them!

I bought some alphabet cookie cutters and I promised Judah we would make sugar cookies together. He probably ate more cookie dough than cookies! He kept sneaking some (even though I noticed), and ever single time he would tell on himself..."I ate just a little bit". It was pretty funny. I hope he remembers helping me in the kitchen. =o)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A few pics of Addie =o)

Joe has been busy working overtime.. which means I sorta work overtime taking care of the kids. I was happy to go visit mom and dad and the fam down in GA for a week, so that was a nice break for me! =o)

We just got this cute skirtie in the mail and I just had to show her in it. It's knitted wool by the way, you can lanolize it and use it for a diaper cover (over cloth diapers)there is a knitted soaker underneath.

And just because she was so cute after her bath..her hair was all sticking up!

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Keeping busy! Just wanted to show off some new wool that Addie got in the mail recently! I got this set from Jeanine who also knitted Addie's "staying home" outfit. =o)

I also got a few pics of the kids with their teddy bears. Mom bought one for each of them when they were born. Judah sleeps with his and loves him. Addie's is actually bigger than Judah's, I hope she loves hers as much as Judah loves his...

..and I've decided to pick up my knitting again, all these awesome wool colorways I see online is making me what to knit Addie some longies. So I started practicing and finished this was blue (I don't know what I got blue!) so I embellished it with little flowers. It's a tad bit big for her and she keeps pulling it off. =oP