Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

This past weekend we took Harleigh to the pumpkin patch, and met up with her BFF Julia, and cousin, Landon.  Obviously, we took some pictures, and here are some:

Cutest little pumpkin in the bunch, huh?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Harleigh's Room Before and After

We thought we would share a few pictures of Harleigh's room since we've hung the beautiful curtains Mimi made for her.  Thanks Mimi (Zak's mom)!!



Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Girls Weekend to Hot Springs

The first weekend in October, I went to Hot Springs with Bryn, Katie, and Natalie (who are all in book club). Below are a few pic's from our fun weekend of hot springs, massages, wine, s'mores, and great stories!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

3 Years of Wedded Bliss!

Today marks our 3 year wedding anniversary!  I'm so blessed to have a wonderful, caring, loving, spiritual, forgiving, funny hubby in my life.  Zak is such a wonderful dad and partner, I can't imagine life without him.  I thought for this post I would share the story of how our relationship unfolded.

Our first date.  I think everyone knows this story, because it is MY FAVORITE to share.  Zak and I met in high school, and he asked me out.  At the time I thought I was too cool to be in a relationship so I declined.  In college, Zak and I saw each other again, however, I had a boyfriend at the time so it didn't work out.  Finally, in 2005 Zak and I met again at Jackalope Jack's in Charlotte.  It was my birthday so I was out with girlfriends and Zak was there with his buddies.  I knew one of Z's friends from college so I chatted with him while keeping my eye on Z the whole time.  After hanging out a few more times, Zak finally had the courage to ask me out (after being denied twice before- you can imagine he wasn't jumping at the chance).  Zak was a complete gentlemen opening my door when we went to the movie theatre and on the way home. While in the car, I was asking Zak questions to get to know him better and see if this was something worth pursuing.  I asked what he wants to do, where he sees himself in 5 years...and his response was "I don't know.  I'm probably going to get my head shots done, and pursue acting/modeling."  I think he thought I was into that.  I thought for sure that I was only going to date this aspiring "actor/model" for a few months in the summer and that would be it.  Guess I was wrong, I'm still totally diggin' the actor/model 5 years after our first date!! ;)

Last year, April 2009, Zak surprised me by sending "Our Story" to the Charlotte Observer (the local newspaper).  I had no idea he did this until someone from Charlotte Observer called to confirm.  It was interesting how Zak left the story above out of the article....

I love you, Zak, and look forward to celebrating many, many, many more anniversary's!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Halloween Preview

Confession: I bought this costume after returning from my honeymoon 3 years ago.  I have always wanted a child to be a "Sweet Pea".  Needless to say, I've been looking forward to this Halloween.  Here's a preview of Harleigh's costume:

Friday, October 1, 2010

Daddy Daughter Weekend

This weekend will be the first time I leave Zak and Harleigh for a night. I'm not worried at all, I know Harleigh will be on her best behavior while mom's away, and be a complete "angel" for daddy!

I'm heading to Hot Springs with a few girls from book club.  We leave Sat around lunch, and when we get there we have a mineral bath waiting for us along with massages to follow!  I'm hoping it's a relaxing and restful night!  

I'm looking forward to my "Girls Night Away", but I'm definitely going to miss spending time with Zak and Har Har.

I know Zak has some fun plans for him and Harleigh while I'm away.  He and his BFF Jason have a day full of watching College Football without any interruptions from the wife.  Jason sent me this text "Tell your hubby I'm up for a '2 men, a baby, and some college football' party on Sat".  I'm glad to see Jason is willing to hang out with a baby on a Sat night.  And yes ladies, he's SINGLE!!!  Check out his blog: 

Pictures to come of mommy's night away....