Tuesday, October 28, 2008


We went to Pumpkinfest with some friends last weekend. It was a very crowded event! But that didn't hinder the kids from having fun together. There was a whole street designated for the kids to ride pony's, play games and jump in inflatables. Very fun! Here is a pic of me and my little pirate..

And here is a pic of Andon and R2-D2.

Eating some sour candy! ;)

And waiting for his friends Owen, Lucas and Avery to arrive...

Here is a pic of the boys is their costumes... Aren't they so cute!?

Here are the boys waiting to ride the pony's. Andon was very emotional the whole time we were waiting because there was a specific horse that he liked and wanted to ride. Every time he saw a kid get on that horse he would start to cry! We almost didn't let hime a ride a horse at all. :) So, finally when we got to the front he asked the man if he could ride the brown horse with the green on it.

And here he is on his horse! The whole time he was riding it he was petting it! When the ride was over he stayed on when all the other kids came off. The lady was standing there trying to get him off but he kept talking to her about the horse. When he got off he came running over saying my horse's name is Blaze! It was very funny!! We weren't sure if he made it up or she told him that name! :)

All in all it was a fun time outside in the beautiful weather. Because really ever since the weekend it's been in the 40's! I think we went straight to Winter here. I'm guess i'm gonna have to get used to the cold weather!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Rock Star Night!

Well, like I said in the previous post, last night was Family Fun Friday. We had so much fun playing guitar hero and rocking out. :) We keep saying we need to get 3 mullet wigs to wear while we play the game. We would end up wearing them all the time! There is just something so funny about a mullet wig!!! I am laughing right now!

Anyway, Jared has decided to start printing some T-shirts for Andon. I am very excited about this! So this week he came home with a few shirts "hot off the press"... Here are the two he brought home Friday night..

Here is the art Jared designed for one of the shirts... Very cool huh!? Especially for a 4 year old to wear!

Here is a pic of the boys wearing their Rock Star shirts..

And here are the boys playing their guitars! I know, Jared looks pretty serious! :)

It was such a fun night and then we had such a busy, fun day today. Andon and I helped Jared put together his booth for the YS show he's going to next week and then we met Jeffrey and Elizabeth and their kids in Downtown Franklin. After that we headed to their neighborhood for a Halloween get together. We had such a fun time hanging out with them and all their neighbors! I have plenty of pictures from this fun day but will have to post that tomorrow. I am exhausted and we are headed to a new church tomorrow. Jared met a guy tonight who invited us to their church. :) So, we'll see. Please pray for us in this situation. I am ready to have a church to call home!

By the way.. if we ever get mullet wigs, don't you worry!!! Those pictures would be on here in a second! :)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Letter S Week

This week Andon learned about the letter S at his MDO. When I dropped him off on Wednesday his teacher told me to have him wear Silly Socks on Friday. The fun thing is when we got home there was a little package in the mail. My Mom (Nana) had sent Andon a letter and a couple pairs of fun socks she had picked up for him! He was pretty excited because they were Batman. And the letter was so sweet! Thanks Mom! Here's a pic of my little feet... :)

And here's a pic of my silly boy. He saw a picture of his friend Bradley this morning on the computer wearing a clown nose and wanted to take a picture wearing these glasses! :)

Tonight is Family Fun Friday! We are having a Rock Star night and I already have plenty of pictures for another post! But I'll spare you for now... :)

Pumpkin Carving Take II

Well our cute little pumpkin we carved last week didn't last very long. We put him out on the porch and within a few days I found him laying on the ground. Busted and stinky! It had rotted already and couldn't hold up any longer. So we headed out to get another. This time the boys said they wanted to do a mean face again. Boys. :)
So here is a pic of Andon pulling the stuff out...

And here is our new pumpkin.. Sorry not the best picture. It was hard to get a good picture with the blinking light inside. :)

We haven't really been up to much lately. Tomorrow we will be headed to downtown Franklin for Pumpkinfest. That should be fun and I can't wait to get some pics of Andon in his costume. Next Friday is Halloween and we've always gone to the Fall Festival at our church. I am so sad to miss it this year... :(
Jared will be headed to Pittsburg from the 30th to the 4th of Nov. So I think Andon and I will be going trick-or-treating with Elizabeth and her kids. Andon has never been so i'm sure he will have fun. Other than that, Andon's birthday is coming up! He will be 5 on November 4th. He wants to go to Chuck E Cheese. He has never been so I think we may do that. My baby is gonna be 5!! I really can't belive it. I've been going through all my pictures lately, seeing how much he has changed. I think i'll post some baby pictures here soon. :)
So that's all for now. I still haven't got any good pictures of the leaves changing. As soon as I do i'll be sure to post.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Sprucing Up!

I have been wanting to spruce up the blog lately. I have been all over on those free template/background sites and just couldn't find anything that I liked. So I started clicking through the blogger templates they have available and saw the all white and really liked it. Nice and simple, just what I was looking for. Then I asked Jared to make me a header. Don't you like what he did?! It took him about 30 minutes or so and I just love it. And I have been ready to change the name. The Road Ahead was perfect for the start of this blog. I was looking forward, anticipating what was to come. As Jared and I were sitting there thinking of a new name, we knew it was going to be called The Three Of Us. It was the little saying afterward I wasn't so sure of. We came up with a few great lines and then I said "living in the moment". We both said "oh, that's good". It wasn't until we left there and were walking around a park that I was thinking about that little saying. I said "Jared, that is actually so fitting, the blog was called The Road Ahead while we were getting ready to move and then getting adjusted to Nashville. And now it say's Living in The Moment. We're here, we're ready for whatever God has for us. It's so exciting and sometime's scary but I wouldn't have it any other way." It has been so fun to have a blog to post pictures and keep in touch with everyone. I didn't think I would ever be comfortable writing something and then putting it on the web for people to read. But I am and so happy that we decided to do so.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cookies = Happy Hubby!

I have been going to this bible study on Wednesday mornings at Forest Hills Baptist Church led by Nancy Dunn. The study is Godly Wife/Godly Mother. I have only been a couple times but have taken away so much. The very first week something she said was "know what makes your husband tick, what ticks him off and what tickles him". It is so neat to leave there and think of ways to make my husband happy. What a sweet reminder! One of the things she asks us before we even start is "have you done something to tickle (something he likes) your husband this week, is there something you know ticks him off and if so did you not do it". Well, this week while I was grocery shopping I bought all the ingredients for chocolate chip cookies. Pretty simple but they are my husband's favorite. So today Andon and I whipped them up and when Jared came home for lunch the house smelled so good and they were ready for him. He was so happy! I think he ate 5 with lunch and took a bag back to work. So sweet!
Here is a pic of Andon getting ready to help make the cookies...

And here is a pic of my hubby headed out the door, back to work. Can you see the bag in his hand? So cute!!!

Something so simple to say "I Love You"....

Sunday, October 12, 2008

I love Fall!

I absolutely love the Fall! I love opening all the windows and letting the breeze run through the house, the crisp fresh air. Pulling out all my cute sweaters and boots. Being able to order Pumpkin Spice Latte's from Starbucks! Knowing the holiday season is almost here. And getting to watch the leaves change colors!! This will be my first year to see the beautiful colors everywhere being that I am from Florida and you just don't really see that. It is my favorite season and then comes winter which I am pretty excited to be spending our first here in Tennessee. Hopefully we'll get to see snow here. If not we won't have to drive too far to see it. Anyways, back to the fall. This weekend we spent some time carving the pumpkin that Andon brought home from school. Jared wanted to do something simple. Last year they went all out but I thought the pumpkin was kind of scary so we did cute this year. :) Here are some pictures of my boys hard at work on the pumpkin.
First cleaning the thing out.

Then drawing the face on ...

And carving the face out.

And here he is in all his cuteness... :)

So after they cleaned out the inside of the pumpkin I started rinsing the seeds. I have never made pumpkin seeds but knew it was pretty simple. Here is a picture of the finished product. They were so yummy!!

I also made pumpkin butter! No, not from roasting and pureeing the pumpkin. Maybe i'll do that next time. I just happen to have cans of pureed pumpkin and all the right spices to make it the day we were carving the pumpkin. Here is a picture of the finished product. It is so good. But, only I think that here in this house so it's gonna take me a while to eat it all. :)

I love getting into the changing seasons. Next weekend we will be going to a pumpkin patch and corn maze. I will take lots of pictures and start getting some pictures of the beautiful colors all over the mountains!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Letter P Week

It's been about a month and a half since Andon started the Mom's Day Out Program. That decision was one of the hardest yet most rewarding we have had to make since moving. When he first started he would cry every time I dropped him off and then I would cry and be terribly sad the whole time he was there. That has quickly turned into him running into the classroom all proud and yelling "bye Mom, see ya later!" And when he gets home he always says "I want to go to school all day again" I guess because he feels it wasn't long enough. But it is the perfect amount of time for me. Five hours two days a week is about all I can handle leaving him. :) Sweet little thing..

This week they are learning the letter P. So on Wednesday they had a pumpkin patch all set up for the kids to pick out their own pumpkin to bring home. Along with that they did a hay ride ( which he can not stop talking about ) and played games and potato sack races. And today he got to wear his pajamas to school for P day. How cute is that!? So, of course we took a few pictures before we left and when we got there. He chose to wear his Batman pj's. So in the car he was in character mode which made me a little nervous. I had to tell him that you get to wear your Batman pj's to school but your Andon and he kept saying "Mom I am just playing"! He has a pretty good imagination and I don't need him pretending someone in class is the joker or something and want to start to fight! :)

So here are a couple pics we took before school...

In this picture he is putting his hands up to make his shadow look like Batman. Told you, pretty good imagination. :)

And here is is flying into school. He did it all the way to his class!

I have two creative and imaginative guys in my life! It is always an adventure around here! :)

Monday, October 6, 2008

What a Weekend!

This past weekend was the women's retreat for my church at home in Florida. I had been looking forward to this trip since I moved here to Nashville 2 months ago. And what a weekend it was! I have come home feeling refreshed, renewed and ready to apply what I have learned. We did the Beth Moore Loving Well study which was awesome! She talked about how God measures maturity by how we love and how we will never learn to love well without allowing Him to love us first. We have been called to love.

I took my camera with the hopes of taking many pictures but I completely forgot! So here are a few that I snapped right before I had to head to the airport.

This is Brandi, Brooke, Me and Cassie.

Here is a picture of Me and Sun.

Here is a picture of Abby, Me and Christie, my sweet running partners!

And this is a picture of two of my favorite women! They both have loved me and taught me so much! Jackie has been a wonderful mentor and friend over the last year and a half and Terri lead me to the Lord 7 years ago. I am so thankful to have these precious women in my life.

The trip was wonderful and then I came home to my handsome hubby and sweet little boy. The house was spotless and Jared was pretty proud of himself for that! :) I have to say I am one blessed girl!

Now we have to start planning something girls! I can't wait too long without seeing all of you! I'm thinking twice a year get togethers! :) I had such a great time, I miss you all already!!