Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sweater for Callie

Back in February, I posted a picture of the beginnings of a sweater I was knitting for Callie. Well, today I finally finished! And here's the end result:Unfortunately, I don't think it will still fit her by the time it gets cool enough to actually wear it out. Too bad, cause it ended up being so cute :)
Pattern found here.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

25th B-day

Yesterday was my Birthday and that usually means that Braden has a secret day-trip planned. This year was no different. Braden took us to Bernheim Forest in Bardstown, Kentucky...well, I like to call it Bernheim "Forest"...emphasis on the quotation marks. I know what a forest in Colorado or in the was more like a Busch's Wildlife (for my family and friends in MO)...too much open space to be a forest. Regardless of the discrepancy I have with the name, it was a beautiful park and there was plenty to see and do.
We "hiked" (is it really considered hiking if you can take a stroller with you?) several trails:...and checked out the "Tree Canopy" overlook...pretty fun stuff.
Bonus = working out on my Birthday...and being able to do it with two of my favorite people! :) Side note: If I would have known about this surprise trip in advance, I would totally have borrowed a baby carrier! haha! We had a great time regardless and I definitely want to go back this fall when the trees start to change color :)

On our way back to Louisville, we stopped by the Zappos outlet! What girl doesn't love a good shoe store...especially if the shoes are discounted!?! I (finally) found some heels to wear to my brother's wedding that is coming up in a few short weeks...and only spent $18.00!

The day ended with a late dinner of pizza (it's tradition to have pizza!) and a piece of cheesecake, Brownie Sundae, from Cheesecake Factory! Yum! mom had given me a $75.00 giftcard to Cheesecake Factory last year and instead of using it to get a couple of nice meals out, we used every cent to go there at least a dozen times to get cheesecake! Mind you, I was pregnant and we would only get one piece at a time and split it...haha, yeah, that still doesn't make up for the fact that I ended up gaining 40 pounds during my pregnancy!

Overall, my 25th Birthday was splendid! Oh, and I didn't die from just typing 2 5! Ugh, yes I know it's not "old", but it's one year closer to 30...and 30 is old in my book.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day

Happy 1st Father's Day Braden!It's amazing to see how having Callie has really brought us even closer may be because we cherish our "alone time" much more...or it may be that Callie just rounds us out as a little family...or maybe something else that I just can't put a finger on...but whatever it is, I'm thankful for my husband and father of my little girl. He's the best! He works so hard each week to provide for us and comes home each day excited to see his girls. On another note, Callie is now 7 months old. She's still as sweet as ever and I think she looks alot like her daddy and will take after his personality as well...but I'm sure we will soon find out. She is learning and growing as each day passes and I'm soaking it all in.

Nothing cuter....

...than a sleeping baby. Nothing will ever change that. :)

Monday, June 7, 2010

swing, swing, swing...

serious:serious:ok, now we're having fun: