Sunday, September 27, 2009

Apple pick'n

Last Monday Grandpa Kline paid us a visit on his way through to Chicago. We only get to see him three times a year so we thought we would do something fun to spend time with him. We went to Tuttle Orchard and picked apples. It had rained all morning so we got a little wet and dirty but that was half the fun! Garrett had a lot of fun finding the apples and then having daddy help him get to them. He just kept saying "apple, apple", which was one of his first words because he loves apples!! We had a great time and the apple crisp we made at home was delicious!

Pick'n Jonathan apples with daddy

Getting a boast from dad

Garrett aka: Apple inspector

Spending time with Grandpa

Tasting the rewards

Garrett had a blast in the pretend farm driving the tractor

Lov'n the John Deere

Boiler up!

Last weekend, Brandon and I were invited to a Purdue game by our new neighbors, the Gutwein's. It was the first time Brandon had been on campus in 8 years! I really enjoyed walking around and getting the official tour of campus...A LOT bigger than Butler that is for sure. The school spirit there is amazing and the campus was full of energy. Unfortunately we loss the game to N. Illinois but a great time was had by all. I can definitely see myself wearing a Purdue Mom sweatshirt!

Entrance of the Engineering Hall

The brand new Neil Armstrong engineering building

The bell tower

Me at the Engineering fountain

Yes ladies, the DG house at Purdue

..."where the shutters are so green?"

Walking into the game

Our view of campus


Friday, September 25, 2009

5 years ago....

I cannot believe we have been married five years already! I feel that many days go by in the hurry of life and I do not get to express my appreciation for you. I want to thank you for being such a good friend and partner. There is no one else I would rather go through marriage, parenthood and life with. Thank you for working so hard to be good dad and husband. Most of all, I want to thank you for being a Godly example to Garrett. He is constantly watching you and you are so careful in your actions and words everyday. Thank you for being a Godly leader in our marriage as well, for encouraging church on a weekly basis to filing our home with great Christian music. I know that having two working parents in our home is tough but you are so great at making this a “team” effort everyday. Thanks for making me laugh and being silly with Garrett, it has taught me not to take life so seriously. You are the only person I know who can make up a song about everything from eating broccoli to taking a shower! I am looking forward to the future and glad you will be holding my hand.
I love you.

Our honeymoon in Maui

The day we found out we were having Garrett!

First family photo!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Kline Family Trip to Kentucky Lake

For Labor Day weekend we made the trip to Kentucky Lake for the Kline family reunion. This family tradition started last year but we were unable to attend so we were excited to attend this year! We rented a cabin for the whole family at a resort on the water. We had so many fun things to do: boating, tubing, fishing, volleyball,swimming, playing in the sand, and eating and eating and eating some more!! Each family paired up and took turns making dinner which made it fun to try some new recipes. Also this year was the first annual cocktail contest. Each couple had to come up with an original drink and then were scored by the other participants. Preston and Shannon won this year and will have their names/drink put on the family trophy! Here are few pictures from the weekend!

Garrett's favorite part was the swimming pool!

Garrett can make yogart and hot dogs look so appetizing

The boys hanging out poolside!

Daddy fishing with uncle Harry

Hanging out with cousin Patrick

This was Garretts first trip on Grandpa Jerry and Grandma Kline's boat.
He was unsure at first!

Daddy tubing with Uncle Harry

"Hey mom this boating-stuff is pretty relaxing"

Playing in the sand with Jolynn

His favorite part was getting dirty and then getting pool baths!

Daddy and uncle Harry making dinner, pork chops, yum!

Everyone enjoying each other's company

The "drink" champions