Growing Up

You might think, by the title of this post, that I am going to talk all about Jude.  You know, like how big he is getting and how active he is.  


 This one is about the real big kids in the house.  Kyle and I.  We did something really grown up yesterday.

We bought a car!

We have been talking about getting a second car for months.  We could really use a little extra space.  Especially when we drive back to Utah at the end of the summer.  Sitting Indian style for 26 hours on the way out here wasn't fun for me! Our dream was to get a Honda Pilot.  We both really love them.  However, they are on the more pricey end so we were looking at other options a little more wallet friendly :) The only thing is, the Pilot has everything.  The third row seat, extra space, storage, comfort, rear a/c....Then we went to a Honda dealership and fell in love with this beauty:

She's a 2006 Honda Pilot, 66,000 Miles, Leather, Sunroof

We are so excited to have this new car.  As Kyle said while driving it, "This makes us feel more like family."

P.S. Check out Kyle's FB page for up close pics!  He uploaded all the dealer photos.


Slugger Museum

Every Wednesday the boys get the morning off.  I love these mornings.  Kyle works 10:30am-10pm everyday and Saturdays from 8:30am to about 5pm.  Wednesdays he doesn't have to go in until 1pm!  It's our only time to do something.  Sometimes it gets used up going grocery shopping or just staying home.  Last week a bunch of us decided to go to the Louisville Slugger Museum. This place was awesome!  Especially for baseball lovers.  We took the tour and then headed to their batting cages.  It's incredible to watch them basically hand make all the bats.  Only the actually carving of the bat is done by machine.  At the end of the tour everyone got a free mini bat!  

Look who is in first place!

Trip to the ZOO

Yesterday Jude got to go to the Zoo for the first time ever.  

It was so hot and humid out but we figured it would be all summer.  So we toughened up and headed out!
We went to the Zoo with our good friend Kylie.  Her husband Kyle is out here selling for Terminix also.  Being out in the scorching sun gave us both a much better appreciation for our husbands.  We got to walk through misters every so often to cool off.  They go out every day and walk in this sticky heat!  

Anyway, the Zoo was a blast.  We really got to see all the big animals. The polar bear wasn't out just because it was so hot.  We saw giraffes, bears, tiger, zebras, camels, elephants, gorillas, rhinos, hippos, sea lions, birds, birds, birds... it seemed like for every animal we saw there were 2-3 different kinds of birds in the same exhibit.  Jude did really well.  He was happy the whole entire time.  What a trooper he is to be out in that heat.  As soon as we buckled him into the car he closed his eyes and went right to sleep!  

What a fun day!

One of the coolest things ever...we got to see these two bears playing with each other.  They were chasing each other around and then would "fight" each other!


So We Moved to Kentucky....

So we moved to Kentucky and then what happened?  I neglected my blog.  On the bright side, we are LOVING it out here! Kyle is absolutely loving his job.  He brought it up the other day that this is the best job he's ever had.  This makes me happy.  He's thinking that he'd like to do this again next year.  There are no guarantees that we'd be back here in Kentucky so really we could be anywhere over the country! Jude is growing up.  He picked up and started crawling a couple weeks ago. All on his own...no rocking or anything.  Just got up on his hands a knees and took off.  I was in shock.  Now our days consist of me chasing him around pulling him away from cords, tables, chairs...everything.  He didn't just start crawling, he also pulls himself up to standing on anything possible.  He's getting better at gently falling down once he is done standing but he still takes a tumble here or there.  Our favorite pastimes while Kyle is away at work are going to the pool and baking/cooking new treats and dinners. So far we have made several batches of cookies, homemade pizza, Cafe Rio shredded pork burritos with Cilantro Lime rice, dressing, and black beans (check it out here), Andes Mousse Pie, cupcakes....just to name a few! We are really loving life right now.  The only thing better would to be closer to family but we are looking forward to visiting Arizona in a couple weeks!

I'll do a post of pics later!