All Things Christmas

A glimpse of our 2012 holiday season....

"Virgin Chocolate Martinis...aka chocolate milk"

We had a busy and wonderful Christmas with family and friends...anddd are so excited for our baby girl to be here so very soon!


Books & Underground

This weekend Brian, Adam, and I went to "Hutch" (Hutchinson, KS) to spend a few hours of our Saturday. It's about 30-40 minutes north of here. Very cute town. Adam was all hyped up about going to the salt mines and running full force on a continuous coffee high. We went up to an Amish Yoder's Cafe because we heard wonders about their food. Myths of cinnamon rolls the size of your head...for less than $2. After indulging in such healthy food we went to Bluebird Books. Another designer at Adam's work created the logo for this adorable store. This place was whimsical. We got into the car after purchasing some "necessary" items for baby anderson and headed to the salt mines. We went 650 feet underground and had a pitch dark 2-3 minute elevator ride down...kinda freaky. We toured around and went on a "dark ride" tour...They preserve a lot of movie costumes and such down so they won't deteriorate. Adam loved the batman suit. 

We also decorated for Christmas, went on a hospital tour, and bowled at my school's holiday par-ty. Busy, busy Saturday!   

You Know You're Pregnant When....


You know you're pregnant when...

- You're bulldog can walk faster than you on walks.

- You wear leggings for 5 days in a row and feel no shame.

- When you beg your husband to get a treadmill for each other's Christmas gift...then you find one on sale, purchase, have him and a friend spend 30 minutes getting it through the front door...and still have yet to use. 

- When you need to lean back to get momentum to get yourself outta the car. 

- When you complain about your how much your back hurts in you in 90% of the emails you send your husband daily.  

  - Pour Pom Wonderful Juice into a wine class and pretend it's wine when you get home from teaching at a Title 1 school...(while eating chocolate...in a warm bubble bath...lit by candlelight). I know.


Boss & AMari!

So my brother, Austin (aka Boss) proposed to his girlfriend last weekend! Long story short...he was planning on doing it three weeks before he did and "plans/weather" just weren't working out...meanwhile, my mom and I were probably driving the poor kid crazy! When are you going to do it now? Will someone be able to take pictures? Should we make signs? After engagement dinner? Desserts & drinks? ha. Aus was not impressed with us gals...

He took Maribeth downtown to a fancy schmancy dinner and on a light up carriage...and got down on one knee:) 

I am so excited to have Mari as a future sister-in-law! Love the crafty homemaker to pieces! I foresee us doing all sorts of crafts and her helping me improve my skills in the kitchen!

Al & Ash brought them this "la romantica" wine for this romantic occasion...ha.

Miss Mary made sure we had light up ice cubes (which I am a huge fan of and will probably be incorporating to any party I have in the future...even if that "party" consists of Adam and I dropping these in ginger ale on a crazy Saturday night)...

Congrats you two! We are so excited for August 10, 2013! Woooo Hoo!


Free Fallin'

A couple of weeks ago our neighbor, Andy, invited Adam to go skydiving. He had some vouchers that a friend gave him for his and Jackie's wedding and...she is pregnant and due on Christmas! So...he had to use them up and graciously invited Adam to come experience the thrill of falling 10,000 feet before they had to be "responsible dads" :) 

I was totally fine with my husband going to do this life-threatening adventure until the night before this little excursion. I was laying down on the couch enjoying Undercover Boss, delivery pizza, and an uncaffeinated Diet Coke (with a shot of vanilla that probably added caffeine) from QT one minute, and then crying while calling my brother Alex the next. Alex has gone skydiving before so I needed him to tell me Adam would be so so safe and I wouldn't have to worry. Ha. I have always wanted to skydive myself...so, I was very confused with my pregnancy emotions. Al gave me the "you need to let Adam do this, as a guy he is probably so excited to do this, this is something that you don't get to do very often, especially for free! You need to be a supportive wife, Amy." Sweetly, he did express how he knows he "has never been pregnant before so he doesn't know how I'm feeling inside, but I just need to calm down and relax". I think he was so confused by my tears right when I called, the first thing he asked if I had been drinking?! Ha. Um...NO!" Silly Alex.

So, I got over my pregnancy-self...and we bundled up and headed out with the neighbors to be risk-takers. We pulled up to this lovely piece of work and I couldn't help but to be a little confused. This is where this all takes place? My husband will be jumping out of one of these planes and straight up free falling for 30 seconds? Here? Interesting...It's fine. I guess I just didn't picture a skydiving operation like this...but it was good. It was simple. Not over-dramatic. Not over-"done". It was just a lot of men that who had other full-time jobs and this was their passion/hobby on the weekends. A lot of them have done this thousands and thousands of times. It was second nature to them. So, I finally felt confident with them taking my husband/daughter's father up into the sky:)

The boys sat down to watch an instructional "video" and the pregs went to Panera for cinnamon crunch bagels & hazelnut cream cheese (this would be our "thrill of the day").

When we returned they were strapping up and getting ready experience life. 


It was a fun experience to see them trickle down the sky as I tried to think what Adam was thinking at that exact moment. They were so tiny. They were up so high. I was so sure that Adam would either pee his pants or pass out on the way down;) He did perfect! In fact, right when landed he said, "Man, after you have the baby...we should come back here." He also said right when they were about to jump his tandem partner told him they would be doing a couple flips right off the bat...Adam thought he was joking. He wasn't.

So, thanks Andy and Jackie for sharing the love:) An exciting way to spend a Saturday before 11am.