Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Play Time w/ Tucker

For the past week I have tried to get some pictures of Tucker playing. Seeing how hard it is though to take a picture of him they are usually blurry or not of his face. He is extremely hard to take pictures of because he SO busy but regardless of how bad they turn out I am determined to show you how big he is now.
He also has the cutest smile but I can never capture it....
I promise he does smile!
 Here are a few pictures from the last few play times and guess what-- you might see a smile or two...

Snack Time

Now Let's Play
Crazy Hair and Crazy Boy-- playing on big brothers bed

Whenever Tucker goes missing always check his room first...
Oh no,he found the wipes, again!
Playing with big brother's frog
What kinda face is this?
Playing with the doodle. He loves this thing...Even though it is big brothers.
 And I couldn't leave Ethan out...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to Gus........
Today he is 31. He makes me so proud. I sound like a mom but honestly I am his #1 fan.
Yesterday I told you we were heading to dinner tonight and we are. We have reservations at Maggiano's and I already know what he is going to order, the Pesto Pasta dish. Although he may surprise me and have something else due to the fact that last night I cooked him his birthday dinner request. Ribs (taken from our Prime Rib on Sunday), pesto pasta (completely homemade), and veggies. Let me just tell you, I am no griller. I will leave that to him from now on.  The meat was chard (I felt so bad) it just cooked faster then I thought. So Sorry!
He also wants to see the new Robin Hood Movie, which is coming out today. Can you say...PACKED...Yup, I am pretty sure it is going to be packed. So I may have to take him in a few weeks. You know--once the crowd dies down--I'll let you know on Monday what the final decisions was.

I am more in love with him today then when we got married. I didn't think it was possible. How can someone love someone more then when they get married? But they can. The longer your together, the more stuff you go through together, the deeper your love grows. I know this sounds mushy and all but it's the truth. I do think he is a wonderful Father and amazing Husband. What can I say?
Happy Birthday Gus!
I Love you!

Happy Birthday Daddy....This is the card Ethan made Gus last night. He gave it to him with our early family birthday dinner. 

Monday, May 10, 2010

{Good Morning Monday}

I know I am a day late at saying Happy Mother's Day to you ladies but better late then never, right?
Happy Mother's Day!
I hope your weekend was filled with wonderful memories with your kids and family. I know mine was. We enjoyed the entire weekend relaxing, spending time with the kids, visiting with our moms and thanking the Lord for all he has done for us. 

I know I am not perfect... I have alot of imperfections but with the Lords help I can be a women, wife, and mom that exemplifies Christ.  I have such a desire to train my children in the way of the Lord. I pray that they will come to know Christ as their personal Saviour. It is a huge responsibility we have and I pray I do not take it lightly. One thing's for sure, with two boys to raise my task will not be easy, I am bound to mess up along the way. It will not always be served with a cherry on top but this is the path the Lord has for me. I am to love, train, discipline, guide and instill God's truth into my children. It is comforting to know that God will be holding my hand along the way and loving me through it it all.
I pray that I will allow God to constantly show me areas that I need to work on, in order to be the kind of mother, wife, and woman of God that He has intended.
  I'm reminded of the wonderful grace that God provides. I'm thankful for the salvation He has given me. And I'm thankful for the opportunity to be a mom...

Hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day. And don't forget, "Mother's Day shouldn't just be one day of the year we show appreciation to our Moms. It should be everyday."

The End

Woohoo....This is the LAST post on our trip. I am sure you are all saying, "It is about time." 
I tend to ramble and show way more pictures then what people are interested in, so I decided that today will be the last post on our trip. I also won't bore you with all the little details of our really good dinners. I am sure you are thanking me right now.
This was a little bookstore/restaurant that we stopped at while on our drive through the Cape. The food was average but every other meal we had while on our trip was amazing so I guess one dish could be average. I wish I would have taken pictures of our favorite meals but I am sad to say I didn't.

My Turkey wrap with Fries.
Gus' Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla.

(Above) The bookstore/restaurant.
This is the cute store (above) I bought this book at. Which I will be sharing some recipes and pictures with you for sure....
 These are little stores on the main street in Chatham.
Aren't they adorable. I wish our stores looked like this.(above)
The library
These are more stores on the main strip. We parked and walked all these little shops. It was a really nice morning.
I love the all wood walls and ceiling.
This restaurant was our favorite of them all. It was a Tuscan style restaurant and we both enjoyed homemade pasta dishes and a dessert from this place. The owner/chef and his wife ran the restaurant as well as made all the food from scratch. It was just a perfect little romantic place to end our last night.
  This was an interesting meal served at our Inn for breakfast on the last morning we were there. It was french toast but it was made different then I have ever seen before. This was actually a picture of Gus' meal b/c I don't eat ham and he loves it!
 Ames Plow was a place we ate at while in Boston. I had a hankering for Pizza and so that is what we got.
This might be deceiving with looks but the taste was--well--I think the best pizza I have had in a long time, so this last piece didn't last long.
 Oh and I can't forget to show you what we got around in for 4 days.

The End

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Our Trip-Part 1-3

This morning I started to think about sharing all our pictures with my Evans Family readers as well as Mommy Buzz  readers.Mainly to share with family and some far away friends that don't get a chance to read Mommy Buzz. I wouldn't want to leave them out....
So here are my post from Mommy Buzz about our Cape Cod, New England trip.
Back to the Good Ole.....Life
Well I'm back...
After a week off from blogging I am ready to get back into the groove of things. As some of you know I also took some time away from the blog to vacation with my husband. It had been way to long since our last getaway and it was much needed. I hope you can understand now as to why I chose to not let everyone  know I was gone. I wanted my kids, my sister and her family (who watched our boys for us) to be safe and not to worry about people knowing we were away. Although I wanted to write about it because I was so excited I decided to hold off until I returned. 
Hope you didn't mind! :-)

As I was preparing for this trip, that I was highly anticipating might I add, I was also nervous and already missing my boys that I hadn't even left yet. The preparations for getting the house cleaned, laundry completely done, play with the kids and give them my undivided attention while they were awake, pack, write a list for my sister about schedules and so on was time consuming. Don't get me wrong, loving and playing with my kids is NOT time consuming.....It is precious time. It was everything else that wasn't fun but I knew in the end it would all be worth it. And it WAS....

So that was reason number 1 I took time away. So I could prepare and spend time with my kids before the trip. Reason number 2 is that I was finally getting alone time with my husband and I wasn't going to let anything come between that. Those of you with children understand how rare it is to have complete quiet time with the hubs. I mean can you believe I getting excited over having a meal without food flying everywhere for once. Just kidding ---my kids don't throw food but I was looking forward to quiet relaxed meals...

My husband and I had planned to go to bed early, be completely packed, try to relax and be nice and rested for the trip. Well sleeping was a joke....Although we were packed and ready to go I think we were too ready. Can that be possible?
We both tossed and turned for at least an hour once we were in bed. I am sure you can imagine my racing thoughts that Thursday night. After all the thoughts went through my head I started to pray," Lord, I know you are in control. So please help me rest well and GO TO SLEEP." So I did finally dose off to only wake a few hours later to my 4 am alarm. Yup... That's right my friend. 4 AM. Our plane was leaving at 7:30 am on Friday morning and we had to be at the airport by 5:30. What was I thinking booking an early flight? I guess I wasn't thinking at all but with all the excitement that I had I was able to jump out of bed, get ready, and make it to the airport without any signs of sleep deprivation. 

"Whoo, What a relief..... We made it and with tons of time to spare and no problems getting through security."  Is what I whispered to my husband as we sat down outside the gate we were about to board. I remember thinking, "I am getting 4 entire days with my husband, what am I going to do with all this time?"
Well we had lots planned but more on that later.....

15 Minutest into our flight I told him I was bored.I wasn't used to lull time and now I had to site there for 2 hours with NOTHING to do. So I grabbed a book and tried to read but that didn't last long. I am not a reader and it wasn't holding my interest. At least I tried to enjoy a good book, right?
I know that sounds horrible but he was all into his book and I just wasn't into mine.
So what did I do? While my husband joyfully read. I wrote. Yup, can you believe how fast the time flew. Before you knew it we were landing. Now the fun begins....

You know what? I never told you where we were going, did I? 
Cape Cod, New England. 

I have another post planned for tomorrow with more stories and adventures of our trip. As for now we are home and I have stuff to catch up on. I must go and love on those boys that I so terribly missed and that are very excited to see me, might I add.

(This was another days post below that I am including into 1 big post today)

A Lovely Walk
Today's post is a pick up from yesterdays Back to the good ole...Life. Basically I will show you pictures and  tell you short versions of mine and my hubby's vacation from this past weekend.

So onto our trip. 
Our trip was from Friday Morning April 30th-Monday Night May 3rd. We visited all of Cape Cod and some of Boston. It was neat visiting all the little towns and seeing what each of them had to offered but we did cover alot of ground in that short time. Some of the towns were established as early as the 1600's. Which was really interesting to see.
Here are some pictures to go along with our trip....Well alot of pictures. I will post in parts each day so I don't overload you with them all.

We stayed at a place called Captains House Inn. It was located a few blocks from the ocean on 2 acres in Chatham, New England. It was absolutely gorgeous, romantic, peaceful, and the service and breakfast was always excellent. Each morning the chef/owner/innkeeper made an outstanding breakfast, each afternoon they served tea, and in the evening they had cookies, tea, and coffee. The Inn didn't serve lunch or dinner so we found restaurants with amazing food each day.
This is the Main house(where we stayed.) They also have a Carriage House, Captains Cottage, and Stables for a total of 16 rooms and suites.
These are pictures of our room and bathroom. We had a small staircase that lead right to our door (seen at the top right) and the main staircase was down the hall.
Pictures of the Inn
Sitting Room
Kitchen and Butlers Pantry
The Garden and more of the property
Our attempt of getting a picture of the two of us

A Lovely Walk
These are lovely homes we saw while on our walk in the neighborhood of our Inn.

As I continue to look through my pictures I have so many to share with you. I will have another post tomorrow of the beaches and shopping photos I took.

Beaches and Lighthouses
So I think I am getting close to being done with showing you some pictures from our trip. I know your thinking--few-- this is not a few but I can't narrow them down very well--as you can see. I have one last post tomorrow with food and shopping pictures to show you. After that I think I will be done but for today here are pictures from the beaches and lighthouses we visited.

This is the first beach we attempted to walk on. Due to them working on the ramp and stairs down to the beach they had the beach access closed off. This is one of the thirteen lighthouses on the Cape.

This is Gus--as if you couldn't guess--just gazing out on the beauty and calmness of the morning water.
This next beach was in my opinion the prettiest beach of them all. It was in Truro,on the Harbor side. The water was absolutely gorgeous and the weather was perfect. 

This is almost the same picture as up top but I had to show you the clearness of the water. To bad it was 60 degrees or else I would have gone swimming. It looked so refreshing though!
I know its grainy and not great but it's a picture of us. I think we only have 3 from the entire trip of us both in it.
This next lighthouse is the Chatham lighthouse and beach. It overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. It was pretty chilly this particular morning and we had planned to come back to walk once it warmed up more but this weird fog came rolling in not even 15 minutes later and it lasted til the next day.
This next set of pictures is from Quissett Harbor in Falmouth. The Knob which is the second picture overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. This is a place that as we were there the fog rolled in. You can see how the weather changed from picture to picture.
On our way to the Knob we saw some different types of boats and also got to see first hand how they catch fresh clams.
And last but not least the 1.5 mile trail through the woods to the Knob. 

Previous two post on our Cape Cod, New England trip is found here: A Lovely Walk or Back to the Good Ole...Life

Revelation 4:11

"You are worthy, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they were created
and have their being."
Revelation 4:11

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