Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Family & Football

Those of you that know me well know that there really aren't two things in this life that I love more. (Well, except some really good bread, cheese and wine...) And this past weekend was chock-full of family and football - and it was great! My family from Philadelphia rented an RV and drove the long 14 hours to Nashville so we could all go to the Titans vs. Eagles game on Sunday. it was an adventure for them: three kiddos under the age of 3 and four adults all packed in to one vehicle for 14 hours on the way down and 14 hours on the way back. DANG!!

My cousin, Jarrett's oldest son, Ethan (7) loves all things sports-related. Right now, he is playing in a football league back home. On Wednesday, he won "The Pancake Award" because he made the best tackle in practice - he smashed someone like a pancake, ha! So, he brought his award to Nashville so Aunt Mimi (my mom) could make him her famous pancakes.

That evening, we watched the Vols and the Phillies while noshing on pizza. Unfortunately, both of our teams we didn't document our sadness with pictures ;)

And at 7:00 am Saturday morning, we were all up and at 'em to head down to the stadium for some tailgating fun.

And then headed to the game.

Our seats were literally at the second to last row alllllllll the way up. I think I burned 1000 calories walking up to our seats, but it was worth it. Especially watching Knox's face during the game - he loved it!

I was torn the whole game about who to root for...I've been an Eagles fan my whole life, but being from Nashville, I am obviously a Titans fan, too. I truly didn't care who won - I would have been happy either way. The Titans eventually prevailed; but I think the Philly fam enjoyed themselves just the same.

All in all, it was an exhausting weekend, but we had SO much fun and can't wait to see them again!!!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Knox's 1 Year Pics

Disclaimer: This post is written by an incredibly biased, absolutely in-love-with-her-precious-family momma :)

What do you get when you have one stunningly beautiful baby boy and a great friend who is also a great photographer??


Neither Kurt nor I love being in pictures ourselves, but it is always so worth it to have these lifelong treasures in pictures. I don't know about Kurt, but I for one feel unbelievably blessed to have such an amazing family; and seeing these pictures just reminds me of GOD'S ABUNDANT, OVERWHELMING LOVE for us. I'm floored by it!

Of course, the pictures I love most are the ones of just Kurt and Knox - seeing my sweet boys together makes my heart melt.

Especially this one...


Then there are the ones of just me with my sweet little boy - ain't nothin' sweeter than a momma and her tough guy!

But, of course, our favorite ones are of just sweet little Woog all by himself. (Not sure if I've ever mentioned this before, but the nickname that has seemed to stick for Knox is "Woog"...started as "Booger Wooger," got shortened to "Wooger," then stayed as just good ole "Woog.") And out of the 308 pictures on the CD, these are just a few of our prepared - there are still lots :)

This is BY FAR my favorite: captures his personality perfectly!

For daddy's desk at work:

Go Blazers!

Not sure why I love that one, but he looks so sweet and peaceful.

Then, of course, we have a few of all three of us:


This is such a mischievious little face...

And I just love this look:

Now, no photoshoot would be complete without some hysterical outtakes...

I just don't even know....


we're falling...