Tuesday, September 27


This past weekend Ty and I went home to see our families. Ty took Step 3 boards on Thursday and had Friday off, so I took off from work and we headed home for a long weekend. We had so much fun with our families and all the little ones kept us entertained.

Mason "helping" me bake cupcakes.
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My mom watches my nephew and one of Ty's nephews on Fridays so we got to spend time with both of them. I gave Wade a little dollop of icing and he decided to dip his puffs in it. haha.

Things are so fun at grandma's house!

Saturday morning 4-wheeler ride
Ty and Nathan

We trimmed Nuts' nails and cut a little too far on one of them and had to take him up the clinic to get something to help stop the bleeding. Thank goodness there are 3 veterinarians in the family!

We spent Saturday afternoon at Ty's sister and brother-in-law's house to watch the OSU game. We love going over there and Brent made the best ribs. yummy.

A little football during half-time
Ty and Lucas

Lillian looks so cute with that big bow!

Lillian and I had a dance party during the game. I'm kinda embarrassed to admit this, but my calves were a little sore next day. haha.

It was so nice to go home for a few days. Now it's time for everyone to come visit us! :)

Wednesday, September 21

snail mail

I love getting mail and our mailbox has been overflowing lately with invites, thank you cards, and birth announcements. I have them all lined up on the windowsill. I love pretty paper and all of these people and occasions are so special.

Speaking of pretty paper, Megan gifted me with these adorable note cards. I love them!

Tuesday, September 20


I went through my closet several months ago before my mom and Ty's mom had their own garage sales. I got rid of a lot of things, but not enough. You know those items you just can't get rid of for whatever reason...I seem to have an abundance of those things. It is time to purge.

These jeans are in excellent condition and I love the color of them, which is probably why I have held onto them for so long. They never really fit me right.

Citizens of Humanity, Ingrid, sz 27
$65, free shipping!



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Sunday, September 18

the weekend

We spent Friday evening and Saturday looking at houses and we think we have it narrowed down to two homes. There will be a second look at both of them Monday evening. I don't think we can really make a bad choice with either one of them.

Saturday evening I had a personal shower/bachelorette party to attend for a good friend and sorority sister from college. I was so happy to spend the evening celebrating Kelsey.


The shower set-up was so cute!






The start time for the OSU game was late--9 pm, then it was delayed due to weather. Nuts and I were waiting for it to start.
It finally started after midnight and finished sometime after 3 am. That is crazy!
We could not stay up that late! We're such old fogies.

Tuesday, September 13


Ty and I took dinner over to Megan & Brent's Saturday night. We had a great time hanging out and cuddling cute babies.
Knox is snug as a bug!

Ty with Miss Sloane

I bought extra large tips from Bakers Bling on etsy and have been wanting to try them out. We had a church luncheon on Sunday and our part of the alphabet was assigned desserts. The church luncheon combined with taking food to Megan was the perfect time to bake some cupcakes. I had the brilliant idea to put food coloring in the cake batter. Something went terribly awry and I apparently need to find some directions on how to do this. The insides of the cupcakes turned out great. The outsides turned a crunchy brown. They looked moldy with the blue middle showing through the golden brown in certain places.

Luckily, M & B didn't mind the ugly cupcakes! I thought they were pretty tasty. I didn't dye all the batter and made some mini cupcakes that turned out just fine. I'm in love with the new tips and will be trying them out again very soon!

We received an offer on our house and after several counters, we are under contract with a couple. Time to get moving on finding a new house! AAAGGGHHH!! Thankfully Ty is off this weekend and we will be house hunting. Ty is taking vacation all of next week to study for Step 3 boards and takes his test on Thursday. It is a crazy time around here!

Wednesday, September 7


Ty and I love to be near the water. It can be a lake, river, ocean, whatever. We love it all. The water has a calming effect on us and we would love to own a lake house someday.

We took a drive Friday evening to a lake near us and had a picnic.
It was such a relaxing evening.



Ty worked a 24 hour shift on Saturday/Sunday and had to work on Monday, so I was on my own for the weekend. I went to see The Help with Ashley and Jane. The book is my favorite and the movie was so good! The movie really did the book justice and I don't say that very often about books made into movies.

Jane and I stopped by Jessica's to see her new house. It's perfect for their family! Then, I picked up dinner from Pei Wei and ate at the hospital with Ty.

The temperatures really cooled off on Sunday and I'm loving it! The highs this week are in the low 80s. On Monday, I went to the zoo with my aunt, cousins and their little ones. It was a gorgeous day.

I finally figured out the fishtail braid!
It took a lot of youtube videos and a tutorial from Megan's MIL, but it finally clicked. I don't know why it was so difficult for me.
Thanks for all the comments on my vlog! You guys are so sweet. My favorite comment was from my SIL: Nathan and I watched this and he is loving it! He is like, "I want to see Aunt Lindsey talk!!" I love my little nephews and niece!

Thursday, September 1

accent vlog

I never thought I would do a vlog, yet here I am, posting a vlog. I've watched several accent vlogs this evening and thought it looked like fun. Here we go...

Of course, my mouth is hanging wide open in the opening shot. beautiful.

The instructions are to say these words:

Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught

And answer these questions:

  • What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?

  • What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?

  • What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?

  • What do you call gym shoes?

  • What do you say to address a group of people?

  • What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?

  • What do you call your grandparents?

  • What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?

  • What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?

  • What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

  • From Jenna's Journey

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