Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snow Day!

Well, I missed out on posting on the last huge snow we had {please note the sarcasm there}, but we woke up to an actual legit snow this morning, so we had to go out and have some fun!

look how much we got!

and, as usual, callaway hung out unaffected.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

8 Things...

*Note: Sorry, I am not blog savvy enough to figure out why my lists are an ugly, unreadable color. All I can say is, if you highlight them you can read them!! Sorry friends!

I was reading my BFF's blog today, and she had this super fun list posted, so I decided to jump on the bandwagon. So here a couple of lists, some interesting, some you might already know. Have fun reading, and feel free to post on your blog so I can learn more about you!

8 TV Shows I Watch:
Grey's Anatomy
The Office

Keeping Up with the Kardashian’s

Iron Chef America

Ace of Cakes

Parks & Recreation


Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

8 Favorite Places to Eat and Drink:

Home – my hubby is a pretty great chef, thankyouverymuch.

Pal’s Sudden Service – one thing I miss about East TN.

Italian Village – amazing place in Chicago that I LOVE.

Dewey Destin’s – in Ft. Walton Beach. Delish seafood.

Dewey Klahn’s – speaking of Dewey’s, my FIL. You should be jealous of this food.

Sonic – tater tots, and other delicious stuff. Like milkshakes. Heaven.

Maggiano’s – TO.DIE.FOR. Well, really fabulous at least.

Melting Pot – cooking is fun there!

8 Things I Look Forward To:

Seeing myself become a mommy

Seeing Andrew become a daddy

Our beach babymoon in May

Being a SAHM/Retirement, whichever comes first

Traveling new places with my family & friends

Coming home to my hubby & animals every evening

Valentine’s Day/My Birthday

8 Things That Happened Yesterday:
I had dinner with a good friend that I don’t get to see often.

I stayed up too late watching Friends.

I had a relatively calm work day.

I snuggled with my pups on the couch.

I did some work for a church committee.

I had lunch with my wonderful mom.
The W2s came in at work!!

I thought about blogging, but didn’t. SLACKER ALERT!

8 Things I Love About Winter:

Snow, if I can stay in all day.



Christmas & our traditions.

Holiday Parties.

Christmas shopping – for others, of course.

The return of spring!

8 Things on My Wish List:
A Coach baby bag.

A killer “push present.”

Flowers on Valentine’s Day.

Tile in my bathrooms.

A maternity pillow.

A nice cuddly kitty to trade Gracie in for. No, I’m not actually going to do this.

A maid.

Window tinting for my baby-mobile. As in auto, not as is hangs-over-crib.

8 Things I'm Passionate About:
My husband & our life together.

This child I’m cooking.

My faith.

Spending time with my family & friends.



Doing a great job at my work.

Great food & interesting beverages (when the bun is out of the oven, of course).

8 Words/Phrases I Use Often:
I love you.

Bomb Dot Com You have to be at work to hear this one.



Sit/Off/Enough/Come, etc.
That’s what she said.

I hate that game! Spoken in reference to Call of Duty, the bane of my existence.

I KNOW! You must channel your Monica voice to get the full effect.

8 Things I've Learned From the Past:
A few close friends is all you really need.

Sports are totally fun to spectate.

Sometimes the hardest trials seem like no sweat a couple of years later.

You can laugh at most of life’s dramatic moments after some time has passed.

You’ll be glad to look back at the fun & crazy stage of your life.

Marriage is amazing – ok, this is the recent past/present, but still true.

Take time for yourself and your family – don’t just “go” 24/7.

Sometimes your husband is right. Ok, many times. It’s annoying, really.

8 Things I Currently Want/Need:
An endless supply of cash.

A fabulous baby nursery, complete with hardwoods and French doors.

Someone to fix my hair every day.

New landscaping in my front yard.

To know the gender of my baby!!!

A cell phone that works properly & consistently.

To walk on the treadmill more.

A mani/pedi and a prenatal massage.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Baby Watch: 14 Weeks.

Well, sportsfans, I am currently 14 {and a half, but who's counting} weeks pregnant! This means baby is growing like a weed and it is starting to show!

Baby Klahn is currently the size of a lemon.
Hard to believe that little lemon makes THIS happen!

the yellow shirt is a coincidence, but it is nice that baby and i are matching!

So far I have still been blessed to feel healthy with very little sickness. We are VERY excited to find out whether Baby Klahn is Baby Boy or Baby Girl, so the fun of registeries and nursery decor can really begin!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Score Update.

Klahn Household: 2 1/2.
Monsters: 1/2.

I am giving the laundry a half point because I am still in the process of destroying it. All in all, I'm calling it a victory.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Monsters, Inc.

If you think monsters aren't real, think again, friends.

I have several living in my house right now...

1. The Laundry Monster: I live in fear that this monster is going to come to life and eat me alive in the middle of the night, by its sheer strength and mass. You can try to rid yourself of this thing, but it never.goes.away.

2. The Christmas Explosion Monster: I love Christmas. I love having my house decorated for Christmas. But I really hate the my-house-is-half-undecorated-because-I-am-pregnant-and-too-tired-to-do-anything-after-work look that we are sporting right now. Note: Yes, I have taken down all outside decor so as not to look like the Clampett's.

3. The Weather Monster - Bad weather equals two extremely messy members of my house that insist on trucking in and out every day. Well, ok, they don't actually insist on it, I do. Cleaning up rain, snow, and mud is better than the alternative.

Can you guess who is a primary culprit?

But, I'll have you know I plan to attack all of these monsters between now and Sunday evening, and they shall be banished for a week good.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

An Ode to my Bling.

Hello, swollen pregnancy hands. Goodbye, beautiful engagement ring that I love. I will miss you for the next six months.

At least the wedding band still fits...for now!

Friday, January 1, 2010

A Farewell to 2009.

Well friends and fam, since 2009 has come to a close, I wanted to write a little Klahn-Year-In-Review. Enjoy the trip down Memory Lane!

January 2009: A quiet month for us. January's are like that, I think.

February 2009: My sis-in-law, Misty, threw a killer 24th birthday bash for me {literally}. It was a 1920's themed murder mystery!

March 2009: Game night for Andrew's 22nd birthday.

April 2009: Added Sadie to our family! She was so tiny!

May 2009: Lived in our house for a YEAR! Vacationed in Mom & Dad's old stomping grounds - the Florida Keys. Stayed at a gorgeous resort in Key West. What fun!

June 2009: Went to Chicago for our 2nd anniversary. Stayed in our first B&B while there.

July 2009:
Steve McNair's untimely death. Titans fans everywhere were at least a little sad.

August 2009: This was a busy month! I started this lovely blog. We took a relaxing trip to Crossville, TN and did a little fishin'! Threw a bachelorette party and my sis-in-law's birthday - Summer of '69 theme!
September 2009:
My BFF got married! Andrew & I were proud to both be part of the big day.

October 2009:
Annual Klahn pumpkin carving & harvest festival. We also got a visit from our West Coast friends - the Blaylocks!

November 2009:
Found out that we are going to be Mommy & Daddy in 2010 - our biggest adventure yet!

December 2009: Andrew was awarded as the National Apartment Leasing Professional of the Year {this wife is so proud!} We spent a wonderful Christmas at home.

We had a pretty amazing year, and know the next promises to bring even more joy & love into our lives.

Happy New Year from the Klahns!