Tuesday, September 25, 2012


I am so glad Tristan is closer to his cousins and can spend time with them. Here are a few pics of Tristan hanging out with some of his wonderful cousins!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

fun and busy weekend

What an exciting weekend we had! Tristan got to stay over at Grandma and pa Davis' for the evening on Friday and had so much fun with them, Gideon, Bri, Joey, and the rest of the crew who came over. He was so excited to spend time with them that he didn't even tell me goodbye! :)

Next was September's monthly girl's dinner at Yokohomo for sushi and it was so much fun!  A few new girls joined in on the fun this month, there was lots of laughs, great parenting conversations, learning about Dusti's six children (she's a saint and still works full time), Brea's ability to not drink her weight in alcohol and still manages to sound drunk, Stephanie's surprise show up, all the while we are sitting cross-legged under a Japanese table. So. Much. Fun! I tried some new sushi dishes and loved them more than I realized I would. Can't wait until next month to see what Dawn has planned! 

The next morning I headed to Cooper's Cause 5K to run the race with Isaiah....we were steady side by side until the end when he sprinted right away leaving me in the dust. Haha....he did great!! So proud of him!

Later that day we met my cousin out in Garnett to enjoy the Cornstock Festival. Travis Marvin was even there performing with other artists. I hadn't seen him in forever, and he actually stopped by the Casey's the same time we were there and I gave him a great big hug. Of course I didn't remember to get a picture. But he did great and Tristan was dancing all over the lawn!!  

We also met up with my cousin who lives in Florida and it was nice to see her again and hang out ~ even if for a little while. We ate bad foods ~ nachos, pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, Doritos, freshly squeezed lemonade, and, of course, corn on the cob with soy butter!

Sunday, September 16, 2012


Patriots. Sam Adams. Shocktop. Clam Chowder. Harvard. The Sox. Beantown. Boston.

We arrived in Boston for Nathan's knee surgery last Wednesday evening in just enough time to make it to the resort which was centered in the heart of Patriot Stadium and shopping in Foxborough, MA. Tired from working and traveling, we headed to the bar at the hotel and indulged in some Sam Adam's and Shocktop brews while eating a steak, green pepper, and Gorgonzola cheese fire roasted flat bread. We attempted to watch Avengers in the room, but fell asleep just after we started it. 

Nathan's hello text to Tristan since we wouldn't be able to talk to him before  he went to bed. 

Our. 9th. Anniversary. 

We lounged around for a few hours in the morning catching up on work stuff and then headed to the Natick Mall to exchange some items and buy a few unnecessary items. :) Look at these beauties I longed for:

Next we headed to Nathan's MRI appointment in preparation for the next day's surgery. Once we completed that, we headed to our class ~ ON. CAMPUS. That was exciting to actually be able to do. So naturally, we had to pose for some pics. 

After talking to Tristan and giving him goodnight kisses through the phone, we sent him this picture so that he would remember who we were. ;)

Afterwards, we headed to the local brewery on Harvard Square and had the local food along with some good beer. While this wasn't the traditional anniversary dinner out, it definitely was fun to be able to go to one of our classes on Harvard Campus!!

Surgery Day

Nothing out of the ordinary here...we headed to the hospital, prepped Nathan for surgery and I eagerly waited for Dr. Minus to come and tell me all was well. ....and of course it was.  Nathan was a little disoriented when he woke up, but he was able to immediately bend his knee since they didn't do the surgery like they had in the past (didn't cut above his patella). We headed back to the hotel and relaxed for several hours before dinner. Nathan was fine to get up and move around, so we headed to this really cool Mexican restaurant where we dined on lobster guacamole and had an excellent view. They even gave us iPads to order from instead of menus!

All smiles!

Such a cool idea!

The yummy steak tacos I had for dinner!

The yummy lobster guacamole!

Our view!

Thank You.

Thanks for all of the thoughts and prayers during this hectic trip to Boston. Thank you to Aunt B and Uncle D for helping out with Tristan while we were away. It made it so much easier for us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Hopefully good things will come from this surgery so we don't have to go back ~ at least for a doctor visit. XOXO

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

monday night dance par~tay

Tristan had his cousins, Jackson, Isaiah, and Bailey stay over on Monday night and they had a blast! Not only did we have tacos, but we played baseball in the yard, had San Pellegrino drinks, and some yummy Orange Leaf froyo. I think Isaiah's favorite part was taking a bath in the jet tub. 

I am pretty sure Uncle Nate was jealous that he had to be in DC for work and missed all the fun. The kiddos decided to finish the night off with some dancing to Thriller ~ in spirit of the upcoming Halloween holiday. I am also pretty sure they all had a great time with Aunt Nana and Tristan....I'll be the cool aunt, I don't mind. ;)

everyone's doing the worm and snake

village west winefest

Another year of fun at the Wine Festival.  Thankfully Aunt Amy and Uncle Sterling were able to have Tristan stay the night with Colton so we could attend this year. :)  

Good food, good wine, good beer, and great friends!   My camera died once we arrived, but I was still able to get some pictures with my cell phone (they aren't the best quality). Enjoy!

$6000 ice sculpture that Steve helped with....

John getting a little VIP treatment

My new favorite pizza -  Chiusano's Pizza

Bryan and Buck announcing the winners....did we win?

Nope...not this time!

Of course there was beer!

...and fireworks.

My stud of a husband.

dancin' and drinkin'

So adorable!

....sponsored in part by Steve and Bryan's bar ~  Bottle 12