Wednesday, September 30, 2015

What's Up Wednesday | September

September 30th you arrived way too fast for me!
But you are here, so that means it is is time for...
Linking up with Mel, Shay & Sheaffer.


What we're eating this week...
Meatloaf, Caesar salads, and chicken noodle soup!
I found some super yummy, yet clean eating recipes on Pinterest and in the Fixate cookbook!


What I'm reminiscing about...
That 9 years ago I was just a week away from marrying that crazy, lovable guy of mine :)


What I'm loving...
Listening to X share the new things he has learned at school.
The little prayer they say before snack and lunch time, and a couple of the songs he sings that he learned in music class are so adorable and wonderful to hear!

What we've been up to...
Everything and nothing. lol!
Mainly work, but have taken some time for a bit of fun too :)




What I'm dreading...
Trying to stay warm this winter!
The new to us (but very old house) that we have moved to is primarily heated by a wood stove.
I have been freezing in the mornings when the temps are low and it is only September!
I can't imagine how cold it will be December - March! :/

What I'm working on...
Getting back to a healthy routine.
Working out and eating smaller portions.

What I'm excited about...
To help out with X's first official school field trip next week!
We are heading to Wayne's Country Market for hay rides, cider sipping, apple picking and more!

What I'm watching/reading...
Hello Fall TV!
This past week and a half a lot of my favorite shows returned with new episodes as well as some newbies.
I still have quite a few on my DVR from last week, but I am hoping to stay awake after X goes to sleep to catch up. #wishfulthinking
I am super excited for The Blacklist to return this week!

What I'm listening to...
Lately I love when Locked Away comes across my radio :)

What I'm wearing...
It is officially Fall and the temps are finally starting to drop in Ohio.
That means I am pulling out my boots, jackets, and scarves to add to my normal work attire.
And on weekends you will most likely find me in a comfy flannel or sweater with some jeans.
Well, unless it is Sunday. I rock my jersey on Sundays :)

What I'm doing this weekend...
We are heading to a friend's hometown for their annual Oktoberfest.
We have never been to one before, so Mic and I are overly excited.
I am especially excited for the food! lol!


What I'm looking forward to next month...
October is busy!
Besides Oktoberfest, we will be celebrating our 9th Wedding anniversary, attending another Browns game, (fingers crossed) hosting an open house for potential home buyers, having our family photos taken, and celebrating Halloween with Trick-or-Treat!

What else is new...
Just busy planning our outfits for our family photos!
I love the colors in this photo below.

Bonus Question
What's your favorite Halloween tradition?
Hands down it has to be costumes!
I used to love dressing up for Halloween or anytime really as a kid.
I can't tell you how many times I dressed up as Jem, Kimber, or just a punk rock girl in general.
#childofthe80's
I need to start planning an annual Halloween bash so I can dress up too!
For now, it is just X.
At only 3 he is requesting a certain costume this year!
He wants to be a brown dinosaur like his stuffed T-Rex :)
That most definitely can be done!
Ordered the costume on Monday from BuyCostumes.com and received 20% off my order!
X's first Halloween 2012 :)
He was just shy of being 11 months old!
He sat on the front porch with me while I handed out candy.
In 2013 he dressed up as Perry from Phineas & Ferb and headed to the Columbus Zoo!
We skipped actual trick-or-treating this year since he didn't eat any candy yet.
And 2014 my little ninja turtle was all about going door to door and saying those sweet little words!
Thankfully, he still wasn't terribly interested in the candy as this point yet.
This year I am sure that kid will be begging for some of that candy! lol!

And that is it for the month of September!
I just love the month of October and know that we will have a great month :)



Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sad & Sunburnt + A Giveaway

Thursday was Auction Day at our house.
Well, for my in-laws anyway.
The workers lined things up, moved boxes around, etc. for hours.
I have never been to an auction of any kind so I was interested to see how things go down.













I watched for just a little bit as the auctioneer walked by each box and the crowd followed.
If one box didn't sell, he would just push them together until they did.
I can't lie, I was happy when it was all over and all the cars were out of our yard.

On Friday we got home from work and school and the weather was so nice.
X wanted to hang out by the creek for a bit and throw rocks :)

After errands and such Saturday morning, we headed north to meet my family for dinner.
Once dinner was over, we headed to my dad's house.
X has been talking about racing cars with my dad for over a month!
He was so excited to do it!

Sunday was game day!

Of course practice tackling and cheering went on before leaving for the game :)



We actually took the Jet Express from Lorain this time around and it was such a nice boat ride!


I forgot to transfer the pics Mic took while on the boat :(
This is where we arrived in Cleveland.
Right outside of the stadium, the Rock Hall, and Science Center.




We grabbed some delicious food at B Spot in the stadium.
And of course we had to get our annual souvenir cup!
#HadenNation

After a great game last week the crowd was pumped to see the Browns go to work against the Raiders!



Unfortunately, that didn't happen :(
UGH! Another rough game to watch.
They gave us some hope in the 4th quarter finally, but unfortunately it wasn't enough.
They lost 27-20.
We headed back home burnt and sad :(

There is always next week #saidbyeverybrownsfaninhistory

On to more fun things!
Time for another Disney favorite DVD giveaway!
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