Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pumpkins, Chili, and Smores, Oh My!

My darling hubby, intently carving our pumpkin
This past weekend was the annual Klahn Harvest Festival. The first was started by me thankyouverymuch but has since migrated to my in-law's house, thanks to their awesome bonfire pit.
As you can tell, Mrs. Smith adores the gutting of the pumpkin.

We had lots of fun getting together, carving pumpkins, eating chili, and of course, eating smores.

My sis and I enjoying the best smores in the world.
Isn't fall grand?

Friday, October 23, 2009

a tale of two couples.

This lovely couple is celebrating 33 years of marital bliss today.

This lovely couple is aspiring to that, only about 31 years behind (but who's counting?).

Congrats Mom & Dad!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bloggy Love.

Since I'm not sure how many of you few but loyal readers like to surf around finding other blogs, allow me to help you out today. Go over to this cheeky little blog and read about the life of blogger Kristi and her adorable fam. Her posts are witty & cute and I always get a kick of of keeping up with her!

Bringing her up to an even higher position in my little blog universe, she's hosting a GIVEAWAY!! If you love freebies like I do, check this out from ...and baby makes 3!

GRAND PRIZE: This girl can’t live without her caffeine and her shopping. Thus, one lucky reader will win a $10 gift card to Starbuckies and a $10 gift card to Target. Le swoon.

FIRST PRIZE: I’m obsessed with paper products. I know. Shocker. As such, one lucky reader will win any $8 product of her (his?) choice from bleu soleil design. Plus, Jackie's offered to throw in 6 gift tags to match the design of your choice. Thanks, Jackie!!

SECOND PRIZE: I do love me some Mickey D’s Diet Coke. Again, shocking. The winner of this prize will receive a $5 McDonald’s gift card to get ‘cha own damn Diet Coke. Or fries. Whatever, I don’t judge.

Receive one entry for doing each of the following: (Yes, you can do them all. That’s what she said.)
- leave a comment and tell me your favorite Starbuckies treat
- become (or already be) a follower of this blog
- post my giveaway on your fabulous blog
And…drumroll please…get TWO extra entries into this giveaway by urging your blog peeps (or Facebook friends, Twitter birds, etc.) to vote for “…and baby makes 3!” in thebump.com’s Mommy Blog Awards.That's a total of FIVE possible entries. You have until Wednesday, October 21 to enter. Get to work!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

for shame.

this is my cat during the titans pathetic excuse for a game today. let's say, oh, about halftime. i didn't even know cats could get embarrassed. but clearly, callaway just can't watch anymore. and who can blame him?

Saturday, October 17, 2009

weekend bliss.

I should start with this - I love doing things for my husband. I like trying to surprise him (although this is nearly impossible), finding things in the store I know he'll love, and the like. So Friday, I decided I was going to make a run for Wife of the Year by treating him to a weekend he'd love. Here it is, picture style - because I think pictures make posts more fun.
this happy couple loves some sports. even if our teams are having the most dismal of seasons.

We started off Friday evening with a little date night: dinner at Logan's & then a movie that hubby's been dying to relive his childhood by seeing:

surprisingly poignant. i cried. but hey, i also cried at the nutty professor.

For Saturday, I wanted something really fun and festive now that the weather has turned chilly. So this morning, we made our way to a delish brunch at Ellendale's, followed by some good ole college football.

vandy vs. georgia...good seats, huh?

After that, we headed to Cheesecake Factory for some grub and a to-die-for piece of pumpkin pie cheesecake (one was enough to split, natch). And now we're curled up in the bonus room with our doggies. Pretty much perfection in my book.

ordering this should make thanksgiving dessert a sinch! YUM.

Hope you had as great a weekend as we did!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

California Love.

For the past 3 days, we have had some very special visitors in our house: the Blaylocks!

the highlight of the game - tailgating

Crystal & I have been friends for about 12 years now (yikes I'm old!), but since she lives in California, we don't get to see each other nearly as often as we would like. So imagine my excitement when not only she & her hubby came to visit, but brought along their newest addition - this adorable little bean!

little miss emery, aka the CUTEST little girl on the planet

We had a great weekend: Titans game, Walden Farm pumpkin patch, and some great eats too!

fun at the farm!

It was so much fun, and I already am looking forward to next spring, when we will hopefully be traveling out West to visit these super fun friends! Love you guys!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Race for the Cure

This morning myself, some family & friends participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. It was a lot of fun and, of course, for a GREAT cause - the cure of breast cancer.

The race is a 5K run or walk (we walked...duh) and this year was held in Maryland Farms. The layout was great, we got lots of fun freebies and got to be outside in some beautiful weather! We also got to help with a great cause and see just a glimpse of how many women & families are touched by this disease.

Since October is breast cancer awareness month, make a mental note to give thanks and say a prayer for all of the important women in your life. I know I did today!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Sis!

Here's wishing my sister-in-law (but more like my real sister) Misty the happiest 27th a girl could wish for! She is a wonderful person and I am so lucky to have her as a fellow Klahn!!

taken at the big bang piano bar, where we will be celebrating Saturday!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

M is for Magazine. And Marie.

I LOVE reading magazines. First of all, I love to read, period. But, there is something so relaxing to me about curling up on the couch after a long day with a favorite magazine. Sadly, in the process of moving, not getting cool college discounts, etc., I have let all my subscriptions lapse.

Imagine my excitement, then, when I received this in the mail:

I have never subscribed before, but I picked up a free subscription online and thought I'd give it a try. Of course, being ME, I totally forgot about it until it popped into the mailbox yesterday. And look - it even has two of my favorite ladies on the cover!

Preliminary flipping through looks very promising. Can't wait to settle in this weekend and give it a good read!