Monday, September 29, 2008

A little Mason update

Sorry I have been neglecting the blog. We've had a crazy whirlwind of things happening around here. For those of you who don't know yet, Corey was laid off last week. We knew that it was coming but the reality of it stinks. We are doing fine considering the circumstances and just trusting that God knows what he is doing. Corey had an interview last Friday that went really well... we wil keep you posted on that. For now we are just trying to figure out what to do. Corey is looking for jobs and we've also put our house up for sell and rent on Craigslist. We just did that yesterday and we've already had calls and emails from people that are interested. It's such an amazing house, so I am confident that it will move. Corey finished the driveway and yard this past weekend. It looks amazing. What curb appeal. Well, I hope everyone else is doing well. Please pray that our house will sell/rent and that God will have his way in our lives.

I leave you with some random pics...

Thursday, September 18, 2008

cool pic

Some of friends, Missy and Eric, came into town from Wilmington this weekend. We had a really fun time hanging out with them and catching up. Eric got this neat pic of the 6 of us hiking (Missy has a bun in the oven!). Miles looks like a little cub! Thanks Missy and Eric for coming to see us, it's always a lot of fun!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Corey turns 29

Well yesterday was Corey's 29th birthday. I still can't believe he is almost 30. Time is going by so fast, and it's only going to get worse now that we have Miles. We had a fun time celebrating with our small group last night. They all came over to our house to celebrate with us. I baked all morning and had quite the spread. We had cupcakes, chocolate cake and banana pudding. Miles took a great morning nap yesterday so I was able to get all my baking done! Here are some pics of Corey's little shindig!

This is a pic of Corey's birthday goodies. I got him a Sigg Aluminum box that he can pack his lunch in. It's really cool.

Friday, September 05, 2008

my boys

Miles Audi

Well Miles officially has his first Audi! Not really, it's on loan from a friend in Texas. My dad sent it to us a while ago, but we have just now gotten it out for him to play with. He's not too into it yet, but just give it a little time.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Looking Glass Falls

continued...after we finished up at Black Balsam we decided to take the scenic route home and drive through Pisgah Forest to see the beautiful Looking Glass Falls. What an amazing waterfall! Here are some pics from the waterfall.

Our weekend recap

We had a great 3 day weekend! It went by pretty fast, but it was a lot of fun. On Saturday we worked on the house for most of the day. Corey got the porch primed and we went and bought paint for our house. We finally decided on colors and are really happy with them. Corey also got a little baby proofing done.

We had a party to go to on Saturday night for one of Corey's co-workers who is moving to Phoenix. That was a lot of fun to get together and let Miles play with some other kids! Here are 2 pics from the party...

On Sunday we worked on the porch some more getting the fan hung and doing other little projects. The porch is really starting to take shape! Here's a pic, it's almost finished!

On Sunday night we went over to our friends house for dinner. We had a wonderful meal which consisted of hamburgers, made from local grass fed beef, some really good cole slaw that I made from local organic cabbage and local tomato, we also had baked beans and homeade chocolate ice cream. It was such a good meal... we even had homeade buns that one of Laura's friends made. The buns were amazing. Here is a picture of the coleslaw I made. It was true southern, vinegar slaw!

Miles was so worn out from the weekend! On Sunday night we put him to sleep in our friends pack and play so that we could stay and hang out a little later than usual. He feel asleep at their house around 8:30. We got him up to take him home around 10, and he didn't wake up. We got home and put him in his crib and he slept until around 8 AM!!!!! He's never slept that long! I think he was a little worn out. We were worn out too. We decided since we had spent most of our weekend doing projects around the house that on Monday we would get out and do something outside. So Monday we went berry picking at Black Balsam. It's a really neat spot right off the Blue Ridge Parkway about 30 miles from Asheville. It was really cloudy and foggy but it was amazing to get out and be in nature! Miles was a trooper! We were determined to get outside even if it meant being wet! Here are some pics from our day trip!

We rigged up the umbrealla so MIles would stay dry. It was too funny! Here I am drinking from a tap of natural spring water! The water was amazing.

We had to put Corey's vest on Miles because he was getting a little chilly. It was too cute! The hike to pick berries was so much fun. We didn't get to pick as many berries as we had hoped because it was a little rainy and Miles was exhausted! But we had such a good time making memories. I have more pictures to post from our adventures but I will do another post, because this one is getting way too long!! Cheers!