Friday, October 28, 2011

Labor Day

Our Labor Day Baby 
we love you Cade
love your mama & dad 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Whidbey Island {Fall}

Family. Fall. Beach. Cozy. Love. 
Some images from our first family vacation to the beach house on Whidbey Island

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fabulous Friends & Comfort Food

I have a fabulous group of girlfriends that started a birthday dinner tradition a few years ago. I LOVE these nights and so look forward to these nights with the ladies. They always consist of great food, wine, lots of laughter, more wine, and stories of happenings in our crazy busy lives.  Last night we celebrated belated birthdays for the amazing Rebecca and Jen. Heather and I hosted at my house this month.

{A Comfort Food Inspired Menu} 

Fig and Blue Cheese Crostini topped with walnuts and drizzled with honey
Cranberry-Orange-Pecan Salad 
Turkey Lasagna
Rustic Olive Bread 
Pumpkin Cheesecake 

{The Ladies Birthday Gift} 

Fun & easy read - great love story. I love all things Pioneer Woman

Friday, October 14, 2011

Perfect Fall Day

Today was a truly a perfect Fall day. My sister and I took advantage of the sunny, crisp Fall morning by walking the downtown Gig Harbor waterfront. We made a few favorite stops and new discoveries along the way today. First stop was at Suzanne's Bakery - we picked up some delicious pumpkin spice muffins for breakfast. This is a must visit for yummy pastries, pies cakes (the layered strawberry and whip cream cake is a slice of heaven) sandwiches & soups. We also stumbled upon a new spot that we cannot wait to try - Red Rooster Cafe. We only picked up coffee here today but cannot wait to head back for breakfast or lunch. The Cafe is so cute and the menu looks delicious - the Creme Brulee French Toast is what caught our attention this morning. Below are some images from our fabulous morning.

The trees are starting to turn
Inspiration : Lovely Succulent Wall 
Red Rooster Cafe 
Jerisich Park 
Pumpkin Spice Muffin from Suzanne's Bakery

The afternoon was spent shopping with some of my best friends and baby Cade at Dame Lola's Fall and Holiday Show, a late lunch (my favorite salad - the Buffalo Chicken Salad) at the restaurant I worked at for the last 3 years - Varsity Grill and a fabulous dinner & evening with dear friends that are going to be married in just 16 days!
Baby Cade is now asleep (my husband too) so now it is time for this mama to get some rest. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

{Love} One Month!

October 5th was a big day in our house - Cade was 1 month old! Being a mama is the BEST job ever  and we are so in love with our baby boy. Happy 1 month baby Cade. 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

{Pumpkins: Welcome Fall}

Mama and Baby Cade
Cade's first trip to Spooner Farms Pumpkin  Patch 
Love this pumpkin display! 
Yummy Caramel Corn 
My favorite time of the year has arrived - Fall! Well really Fall through Christmas is my favorite time of  year, so the best time of the year has begun! This year might be the best as I get to create all new memories and firsts with Cade.

Last Sunday we took Cade to his first pumpkin patch. We started our morning with pumpkin spice lattes (my favorite seasonal drink) and breakfast sandwiches at Starbucks and headed to Spooner Farms in Orting. We met our friends out there who have a baby boy 5 days younger than Cade, our sisters (both visiting from out of state) and my in-laws.

Spooner Farms has it all - pumpkin sling shot (none of us hit the target - we could have won a free pumpkin if we did), corn maize, face painting, great gift shop, and seasonal treats to eat and drink while you wander through the pumpkin patch. We loved the caramel corn. After a great morning at the patch we headed home with our pumpkins, hay bails and small gourds.

Happy Fall! 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Welcome to The World Cade!

We welcomed our little baby boy on September 5th - Labor Day. He was 1 week late but perfect and so worth the wait! This is the picture that I used on our birth announcements - my sister took some great photos in the labor and delivery room and this was one of them.

Things have been busy with our new baby and life has gone by so quickly over the last 27 days. Now that I feel like I have a semi grasp on what life is like with a little one (as much as you can) - I am going to try and blog again, consistently. It has been awhile and while I still read all my favorite blogs everyday - I miss working on this one. I am not quite sure of the direction for my blog now, but I am sure once I get back into blogging it will come to me.

Looking forward to our new life adventures with the new love of our life, baby Cade!