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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Strawberry Picking

I went strawberry picking for the first time ever this morning!

It was so much fun and I loved every minute of it.  My friend Kelley asked me to go with her and I'm so glad I did.

Here is the strawberry patch....


And my bucket....



They were only $1.49 a pound!  That is so cheap!

I was amazed to see how strawberries grow.  They grow from the center of flowers.  I never knew that!


Kelley took her strawberries home to make jam and I took mine home to just eat 'em.  I might have to make some jam though.  They were delicious and sweet!

Here's me and Kelley...


It was a fun first time picking and it won't be my last!

Happy Saturday!

Love, 
Katie



Saturday, March 8, 2014

Happy 30th Jon!

It's my sweet husband's birthday today!

We've had such a wonderful day today!

This morning I cooked him a yummy breakfast.  Biscuits and gravy, sausage, and scrambled eggs!  It was pretty tasty...even if I did make it!


He also got to eat off of the special birthday plate!

We also went to the golf course today!


It's been a long time since I was Jon's driver at the course.  It was a beautiful day and we both enjoyed being outside so much!

I also enjoyed it when he made an awesome birdie put!  I yelled a little when he did it!  He hit a put that was about 30 feet from the whole.  I was very impressed!  

After golfing, we went and shopped a little and then went to dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse.  It is a delicious place to eat!  We ate so good and we're really excited about our leftovers tomorrow!

Jon even got a free ice cream sundae!


It's been a great day!  Within the next few minutes we will be watching the Duke vs. UNC game.  

It would be sweet for UNC to win for Jon on his birthday, but I just don't think it's going to happen!  (Sorry, babe!)

Happy Birthday, Jon!  I love you more than I could ever put into words and I hope that you've had a Happy 30th!

Love,
Katie

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Surprises & Friendship

This past weekend was one of the best weekends!

It was my Mom's 60th birthday party!  All of her friends are turning 60 this year and they've been celebrating and having fun enjoying each other's birthdays.  This past weekend, it was time for my Mom and her friend, Emily to have their party.

Jon and I didn't get to come home for her actual birthday and I was really sad about not being there.  Earlier this month I decided that we would come in later in the month so I could go to her birthday party with all of the girls.

So that's what we did.

We surprised my Mom on Friday night and it was awesome!  I got my Dad and sister to help me surprise her.  They both told my Mom that they wanted to go out to eat on Friday night.  She didn't think anything of it.  My sister went down to my parent's house after work and Jon and I walked in the door a few minutes behind her.  I walked in the living room with a balloon yelling surprise and she couldn't believe that we were there.  It was the best!

Once she got over the shock, we went out to eat at Longhorn Steakhouse.  It was delish!

Here's Mom and Dad!


P.S. They give you free ice cream at Longhorn if it's your birthday!  Their food is also glorious!

Here's me and Jon....


It was such a fun night!

The next day we got up and headed down to Georgia for the party while Jon and my Dad got to spend some good quality time together.  The party was at Pam's house, one of my Mom's sweet friends.  Her house was so pretty.  She had everything set up beautifully for the party and the entire time I was there, I was dreaming of having a kitchen just like her's one day.  It was so pretty!

Here are some pictures from the party....

Yummy sandwiches, chips, pasta salad, fruit, cupcakes and all of the fixings.  Pam knows how to throw a party! 


Hi, Cindy!  :)

Doesn't everything just look so pretty?


Cindy was so sweet and brought everyone these little Seeds of Happiness.  They were cute little clay balls with smiley faces to brighten your day.  So sweet and cute!


Now....let's take a look at the cupcakes.


I would love to have another one of those!  Yum!

Here's some of the gang....the two birthday girls and sweet cousin, Carol!  


The other side of the table...


Another view....


The birthday girls got to open lots of sweet gifts, too!


Some were hilarious...


This group of ladies are a hoot to be around.  I really didn't know what to expect going to the party, but I'm so glad I got to go.  I'd never gotten the chance to hang out with all of them that I can remember (probably when I was a baby, but I surely don't remember that).  I think we spent a good four or five hours just fellowshipping with one another.....there were a lot of laughs!


It was also fun to hang out with my sister, Hailey, and my cousin Jennifer.  We were part of the " kids" there.  Haha!


It was so sweet to see the love that these ladies have for one another.  The memories and fun times that they have shared throughout their years are so special to them and so fun to hear about.  I got to hear stories about my Mom and I also got to tell stories on her to her friends.  It was so much fun to share in the love with these precious women.  It's amazing to see that after all of these years from growing up in high school and church together that they still remain close.  Friendship is such a beautiful thing.

I even got to take some goodies home from the party....


Socks, a smiley, and some earrings that my cousin brought back to me from Tanzania.  How fun!

Here are some of the daughters from the party....


Lauren, Hailey, Jamie, and me.

And the crazy ones....


They are so fun!

It was such a great, great weekend!  I'm so happy that we got to surprise my Mom for her birthday!

Hope you had a Happy 60th, Mom!  We love you!

Love,
Katie

Saturday, February 1, 2014

A Wild Saturday

It's been wild around here today!  I hope you can sense some sarcasm!

Here's what we did today...

I tried out a new way to take off my fingernail polish...


It was amazing!  You take a small piece of tissue paper with fingernail polish remover on it and then place that on top of your fingernail.  Then you wrap a piece of aluminum around your fingernail.  A few minutes later and your polish comes off easier than you could ever imagine!  I know it seems complicated and looks like you have alien hands, but it is awesome!  Trust me.

We also had some sausage biscuits for breakfast.  Jon started frying the sausage while I was watching one of my shows on the Food Network and when I got into the kitchen the sausage patties looked like hamburgers.  They were huge!


I stared cracking up and he cut them in half.  Love him!!

The sausage was delicious! 

We enjoyed a fun, lazy day around the house today.  We watched some basketball games, a movie, and we hooked up the old school Nintendo!

That's right...


We played the very first Mario Brothers Game today!  It was so much fun!

We did have to dust it off though to get it to work properly.


We even played a little Tetris!


I was amazed at how many of the little secrets I remembered to this game...


And for once, I got to be Mario!  I was always Louigi when I was younger because I had an older sister that got to be Mario!  Love you, sis!


We've had a lot of fun today!  


I'm determined to beat this game.  I'm going to have to put it up soon or else I'm going to become addicted to the most fun game of the 80's!  Oh, the memories!

Hope you've had a great Saturday!

Love,
Katie

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Snow Cream

We got some snow in Wake Forest!

Here's our front yard...


and here's the backyard...


Jon had to go into work this morning at 4 AM!  Eww!  He's pretty nice to go to work today because he made it safe for people around campus today.  I was lucky enough to get to stay home due to the "treacherous road conditions".

Once he got home he decided that we HAD to make snow cream!  So that's what we did!

We gathered the snow...


Luckily Jon caught a dead spider that almost made its way into the bowl.  Phew!

I was playing in the snow while he was gathering it and when I turned around he had gotten quite a bit!

 
So we got to work...


We mixed together 1 cup milk, 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1 tsp. of vanilla.


 Then we added our snow and ta-da!  Snow cream!


And a very happy husband!


Here's another fun picture....


I still have my pumpkin from October!!!  How crazy is that?  Maybe it will keep until this October.  Ha!

I hope you're cozy and warm wherever you are today!  I feel like a kid in school again!  Too bad I'm not at my parents house sledding down the big hill in the front yard....oh, the memories!

Happy Snow Day!

Love,
Katie






Tuesday, January 28, 2014

One of the Best!


I forgot to include one of the best pictures from the Carolina basketball game the other day!  Isn't it marvelous?!

Love,
Katie

Monday, January 27, 2014

Homemade Applesauce

Jon loves applesauce!

I had the day off, so I tried out Pioneer Woman's homemade applesauce recipe.


It turned out beautifully!


Jon said it was the best applesauce he'd ever had!  Yay! And it was very easy to make!  Hopefully me doesn't eat it all in one day because I know he's going to ask mento make more.  Ha!

Happy Thursday to you!

Love,
Katie


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