Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Owls

We had a little bit of an adventure last night. But first, since we found out we were expecting I wanted to do an owl themed nursery. Boy or Girl. I have found the cutest fabric and poster on Etsy. First thing, I asked Ryan if he liked the owl's, he did, and I haven't thought about nursery ideas since. Owls it is.

Last night, I would say around 2:32 a.m., I heard hooooot whoo hoooot. I didn't think too much of it until Ryan sat up, flustered, and said "Do you hear that? Do you know what that is?"... (long pause because I was asleep) "Yes, it's an owl". He got up, opened the front door, stared them down, and then slammed the front door. He did this a couple of times and the owls (yes, more than one, by the sound of it...3) never missed a beat. He came stomping back to bed frustrated that he couldn't get them to go away or shut up. So what do you do when you can't go to sleep because the owls are being to loud? You turn on the window unit even though it's in the 30's outside. It worked and I went back to sleep.

When Ryan was trying to scare them away, I couldn't help but smile. I love owls and baby H is going to love owls too :) As for Ryan, he loves owls too but would rather them not sit outside our window and hooot hooot all night.

Oh!Louise Designs on Etsy.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The book..

I failed to mention it on here but I started Ree Drummond's (a.k.a Pioneer Woman) Black Heels to Tractor Wheels about a week ago.

I read her blog version over a year ago and loved it. The book has more detail and a third part which includes their first year of marriage. Once I started this book I couldn't put it down, Ryan would catch me reading and say, "you'd better put it down, your going to be bored when you finish" or "I wish I could video your face while you read" (because I couldn't stop smiling).

Ryan was went to Dallas for the day on Saturday while I printed shirts, helped at church, and then ate with Casey and John (yes, third wheel but I was hungry). After we ate I went home, exhausted. All I had left was part three and I really wanted to wait but I couldn't resist. I picked up the book and what seemed like seconds were the words The End. I flipped the page back and forth a few times and then felt very sad. So, I called Ryan and gave him the news and all he had to say was, "I told you, you should have paced yourself". Really? I said good bye and then went to sleep.

Last night with nothing to read I decided to look up the instructions on how to use my sewing machine. I knew how to use it 5 or 6 years ago but some how for the life of me I couldn't remember how to thread the machine or insert a bobbin. After about an hour of piddling I had finally got it! (With the help of my man).

And now I am pleased to announce that the front of our wedding quilt is finished!!! If you weren't there or don't remember we used cloth invitations that we ask our guest to sign so we (I) could make a memory quilt. I made a mental note to have it done before our 1st Anniversary. Seeing how a few months ago I hadn't even started, I really didn't think that was going to be possible..but now, I can see the end.

I'll try and post a picture of the front soon. Also, if you need a good read, go get Pioneer Woman's book. It's a wonderful love story that I promise you will LOVE.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A buttermilk morning..

Good morning everyone :) I woke up and decided to make Pioneer Woman's Buttermilk Biscuits.

Hot biscuits with real butter and homemade grape jelly (compliments of sister Jessica) = Deliciousness Now off to church and an afternoon celebrating the twins 5th birthday!

Can you believe they're 5?!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Flash Cards..

Last week my friend Cindy came out to the house and we went fishing. Afterwards we cooked out on the grill and she drank wine. Among the many things we talked about, baby room decor came up (imagine that).

I was showing her a few of the shops on Etsy that I had been eye balling and when we came upon Gingiber and I showed her these AWESOME flash cards, she insisted she get them for baby H. So I argued with her but after a few minutes I gave in :) The plan is to frame them and hang them in the room. Eventually, when baby H can read I want to take them out and use them for their flash cards. I just thought I'd share. They haven't come in yet but I am VERY excited about them!

(Images via Gingiber)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The weeekend...

Well I had an eventful/busy weekend that started with a trip to the Wichita Mountains on Friday with the lovely Mom and sister Jessica. We hiked all throughout the the Channing Gardens. The trail was 2.4 miles one way. Part of the trail required us to climb up and over boulders, interesting to say the least. Here is a couple shots of Mom and Jessica and then Mom and me on the boulders. I'm glad we took the pictures at the beginning because we didn't look so hot at the end of our hike. 5 hrs of hiking = exhausted Kathryn.

Then we came home, got cleaned up, and then headed to Casey's for a family ladies Bunco Party! No pictures but great fun! I didn't win anything but rolling THREE Buncos sure made my night!

Saturday me and the hubs planted our knockout roses in the front bed, rested, went to a cookout at Kalynne and Chase's new casa, and then went to the Neon Spur to watch a few friends play.

Today after church I decided to make Joy the Baker's Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread. One word. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

I don't have an after picture but needless to say, there isn't much left with the help of Austin, Caleb, Ryan, Clair, Mom, and me :).

Now we are about to grill some hot dogs while trying to shoo away these two stinky (when I say stinky...I mean the smell would be comparable to a pig that's been dead about a week)Hound dogs.

I'd like you to meet Copper (Jacob and Lauren's Blood Hound)

And know who she is :)

That's all for now..we're going to eat, possibly watch something on the tube, and hit the sack.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Well..I never got my hands on a Farmers Almanac but I did plant my herbs. I planted Basil, Sweet Basil, and Dill. I plan on planting more because fresh herbs add SOOO much flavor to your fresh summertime veggies. I planted the seeds in pots and they are currently outside sunbathing. I hope they decide to germenate and become plants...time will tell. These seeds were TINY..

Dill seeds

Basil (sweet and reg look the same, or at least mine did)

The only thing that worries me that I may have coverd them with too much top soil :( We'll have to see. I will be planting some double knockout roses in our front flower bed and I will post some pictures so you can see :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Farmer's Almanac

Does anyone have the 2011 Farmer's Almanac?? I am need of one...Ryan is going out of town starting today through Sunday and I think this weekend would be a perfect time for me to get some seeds planted and potted. The problem is if they start to germinate and it freezes again they die. If I plant the pots I can bring them inside but the flowers in the ground I will not be able to bring in the house. So now I am trying to decide if I should be patient and wait another week or two or should I go for it and get them in the ground...

I will do some researching to see when the last freeze is predicted and let you know what I decide. At the very least I could get the herbs in the pots and just bring them in the house.

I am being so cautious because this is the first time EVER that I plan on planting SEEDS. I've already bought all the seed packets, they are just waiting to go in the ground. I usually buy already developed flowers and plant them at the beginning of summer and they look great until the first freeze. But this is the fist Spring that I have lived at a house that enables me to plant seeds in Spring and hope they grow through out Summer and Fall. I've never had a house of my own that actually had a yard. The house in Byers was all concrete!

I'll be back to let you know what I decide.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ash Wednesday and other good news...

Today is Ash Wednesday, the start of lent which is the season of preparation for the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. Instead of giving something up this year, I will be taking something on. I am going to attend daily mass at least once a week. I am really excited about this decision because I think it will help me from getting so caught up in the weekly craziness.

And now for the other good news...

If you read the top header you will notice a change....that's right! Ryan and I are expecting a little one. I am 3 months! Nausea has been a factor so far but I have seen a small relief the last couple of days. I'm hoping it is coming to an end but I'm not going to get ahead of myself. I am going to stay positive and be thankful.

Good day to you all.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Spring is in the air

This is one of my most favorite times of year! The trees are starting to blossom, the air is losing it's winter crisp, and I can enjoy outside time with my shovel and rake.

I apologize for being so scarce. Things have been a bit crazy! Not that there slowing down but the fresh air has put me on the right track this morning. Just a little update....

Poor Ryan has a bug and was at home all day yesterday (mostly in the bathroom) and laying in bed today. Hopefully getting better.

I've also been busy trying to figure out what we're going to do for our ONE year anniversary!! I can't believe it's right around the corner. On the top of the list for now is Beavers Bend State Park near Broken Bow, OK. A camp site right on the river, hiking trails near, fire, charcoal grill, and perfect Spring weather. SIGN ME UP :)