Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Last night we walked down a particularly spooky street close to where we live called Hillcrest Ave. Most of the houses on that street decorate with a different Halloween theme. Here are some pictures I took:
Creepy huh?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

apples everywhere!

Apples, apples, apples! All day on Sunday I stayed busy making apple butter and canning it. It actually wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. First you take the apples:
Peel, slice, core:
In a large pot add apples with cider, sugar, cinnamon, and some other spices: Simmer for several hours, until it looks like this: The canning process was the hardest part, but well worth it:I've also made apple bread, which I highly reccommend! It's soooo good! I've already made 7 loaves. Don't worry, we're not eating all of them....I'm sharing with people at my work.
Right now the last batch of apple bread is in the apt. smells so yummy! Oh, and I still have MORE apples...I guess next it'll be apple crisp, or apple pie....apples, apples, apples!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Fall Fun!

Drove over to Indiana yesterday afternoon and visited Huber's Orchard.

We took a hayride out to the pumpkin patch and picked our own pumpkins:

We also bought a huge bag of apples....and some apple cider....I'm planning on making some apple butter more to come on that (if it turns out! lol!).

Sunday, October 12, 2008

the shop

new earrings at the shop.

go check it out!


My brother Skyler plays lacrosse for his school and I was able to go to one of his practice games while we were at home last week. I took a couple pics, Skyler is in the red shorts:I've never played lacrosse and it looks like a really rough sport, but I'd like to learn the rules for future reference. Anyone out there have any insight?

Cute or Not?

For some reason (not really sure why) I've been wanting to learn how to cross stitch. While rummaging through the sale isle recently at Michael's I found this kit:
I got it for real cheap and was excited to start my new project (one of dozens that I've already started and haven't completed! haha!). Here's what it looked like in the beginning:In progress: And here's what it looks like now:
Not completely done, but it's coming along very nicely. It's actually way easier than I expected and I think it's really cute...but maybe I'm old-fashioned!

So here's the question: Cross stitch, hot or not?

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Took off work a few days and went home to St. Louis for Braden's cousin's wedding. Here's a few pics: BridesmaidsAaron (friend), Grant (Braden's brother), Joe (Braden's dad), Braden (my hubby!), Jon (friend)Amanda and Brett right before taking off in the stang.

Also, another reason for our trip home was the annual NANC conference. Lucky for us, it was downtown St. Louis so we were able to attend. I was really excited to hear from speakers such as John MacArthur and Elyse Fitzpatrick. I have already been able to put into practice some of the things I learned from this conference.

On our way back home to Louisville we stopped and visited the Anheuser-Busch Brewery and took the tour. Here are a few pics Braden took with his camera phone: Thursday Braden turned 23. We celebrated while we were at home with family: My little sister Miranda made him the sign. He got $, a new pipe (yuck), and I knitted him some sweet fingerless gloves:

And I took him here for his birthday dinner. Great food and great view of the river which is beautiful at sunset.

That's all for now!