Thursday, October 30, 2008

Palin Power =)

I am glad my friends thought of me when they had an extra ticket to see Sarah Palin in Jeffersonville, IN last night! What would normally be a 20 minute drive across the river turned into a 2 1/2 hour ordeal due to all the traffic, but when you are in good company it doesn't really matter.
We got there just in time to hear Hank Williams sing his last song...yeah, we didn't miss much! =) Palin was well received by the rednecks of southern Indiana - I mean, the gracious republican hosts of southern Indiana. hahahaha! It was an interesting evening but Palin did a great job and we had a fun night. Thanks, Chris, Gilbert, Kim and Tracy!

Tracy and Kim on the way to Jeffersonville, IN

Sarah Palin...woo hoo!!! We could see her from where we were standing but she was very miniature so I took one of the screen instead

Kim, me and Tracy at the rally

Chris, Kim and Tracy showing their Palin support

This is the poster that I made in the backseat of the car while we sat in traffic...unforunately they didnt allow posters to be brought into the rally so it was pointless, really.


Sunday, October 26, 2008

UT vs. Bama - I lost the bet!

Nathan is from Alabama so he is a Bama fan...yeah, one of Tennessee's biggest rivals in college football. Well, they played yesterday so we decided to make bets. If Tennessee won, he had to clean the toilet and if Alabama won, I had to clip his toenails. Note: I HATE FEET!!!!!! I guess I had too much confidence that the mighty Vols could win. After the season they have had I have NO CLUE why I agreed to the bet but oh well.
The final score 29-9 Bama!


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pregnancy Update

Nathan and I went to the doctor yesterday. We were able to meet with the doctor that will become a close friend over the next 7 1/2 months. Personally, I am VERY pleased with him and I am completely at peace about the process knowing that he will be there with us.

We found out that I am 7-weeks pregnant and due mid-June. How exciting! I will keep y'all posted as new developments occur. Luckily (knock on wood), I haven't experienced any morning sickness - just fatigued and HUNGRY! =)

WEEK 7 - The babies heart begins to beat; the brain and nervous system begin to grow rapidly; arms and legs begin to grow; facial features (including eyes) start to form. IT'S AMAZING...such a little miracle!


Monday, October 20, 2008

Baby Moore

WE ARE HAVING A BABY!!! Details are still to be determined due to the craziness of birth control BUT we are way excited and we have been waiting for the confirmation to be able to tell everyone!! We think I am about 6-weeks along but we are waiting to have an ultrasound on Wednesday. I was on birth control for a few months before and after we got married and I quit taking it about two months ago. My body hasn't been "normal" since -- some of you women out there might be able to relate! =)

Anyway, we could be closer to 8-weeks but we are going to wait until Wednesday and find out. I will keep everyone posted! Yay!

Ok, now for the HUMOROUS side of this - I took the first test and was kind of in shock, "For real? Am I really pregnant?" Ok, so a few hours later (yes, you heard me right...a few hours) I took another test that was another brand, "Ok, so this might be true." Then the next day I took yet ANOTHER test..."Oh my goodness! I am PREGNANT!!" And I few days later I took the final test, "It's official and Nathan is going to kill me if I keep spending money on pregnancy tests." My doctor just laughed and said, "I think we have an affirmative." Ya think? =)

I will keep you posted but know that we are VERY excited!!


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Game Day with the Girls

I have been a UT fan for as long as I can remember. I grew up watching my Daddy cheer the Tennessee Vols on with contagious enthusiasm. I don't pace from room to room like he does -- which is hilarious to watch -- but I LOVE football season and I look forward to game day every week. I am fully aware that this season has been a struggle for the mighty Volunteers but I am confident that they will redeem themselves in the years to come.

Yesterday, the Vols played Mississippi State. This is UT's homecoming so it's normally not expected to be a challenging game. To be honest, I was nervous to see if UT could pull off a victory considering they were 0-3 in SEC play (that means that they hadn't won a single game in their division - yeah, NOT OK!).

Luckily, I have a few fellow Tennessee fans here in Louisville so we decided to get together and watch the game. The game wasn't being shown on basic cable but a friend of mine has ESPN GameDay in her cable package so she got the game for free - free is always good! =) I also have a couple friends that are Mississippi natives and committed MSU fans so what a great opportunity for some clean, fun, competetive fellowship! =)

Lauren Helfenbein and Lauren UT buddies

Katy Ferguson and Beth White...MSU fans

Friends and rivals =)

Fighting it out before the game even began!!

Lauren and I excited to see the VOLS finally win!


Saturday, October 18, 2008

HBC Fegenbush Festivities

Last night Nathan and I joined about 100+ other members of the Highview Fegenbush Music Ministry ( for an evening of fall festivities - BBQ dinner, pumpkin painting, hayride, carriage ride, bonfire, smores and lots of fun!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Birthday Week Part III

Birthday week was great -- I was able to have a special dinner with my wonderful husband, get gifts in the mail from family that lives too far to hand deliver them, receive phone calls and emails that reminded me of how blessed I am to have such a wonderful family and group of friends. Thanks to those of you that played a part in birthday week!

I spent the last few days of my 28th year (sounds so depressing but it's really ok...hahaha) in Michigan! Nathan and I took Friday off work and spent the weekend with great friends who went above and beyond what we expected. We are so thankful for their hospitality and friendship! THANKS, UTHE FAMILY!

Day One -

Nathan and I left Louisville on Friday morning at 5:50 - yes, I got up at 5:00am! I haven't been up that early in a LONG time. He got up even earlier than me so that he could finalize our "journey." He is quite the navigator so he had mapped out a way that would best allow us to see the fall foliage. We took the back roads/highways most of the way there and it was gorgeous!

I was really excited! I love road trips!

We arrived in Michigan later that afternoon and made our first stop at a park that was surrounded by Lake Michigan. This was GORGEOUS!! We spent about an hour to an hour and a half taking pictures, rock collecting and just enjoying the scenery.

Nathan did something VERY sweet. He is going to hate that I am bragging on him and showing this off but I thought it was very thoughtful...and creative! There were lots of pretty rocks on the shore so we decided to make a rock collection - I had lots of decorative ideas running through my head. =) Nathan had a different idea with the rocks....PRECIOUS!

After spending time at the beach we had a picnic at the park. There wasn't much to it but it saved us money...there's nothing like peanut butter and jelly, peanuts, pringles and bottled water! =)

We left Lake Michigan and headed towards Hudsonville which is where the Uthes are from. Marisa was SO KIND in allowing us to stay at her house all weekend. We went to her house, hung out for a little while then headed to dinner at Logan's.

Brennan & Nathan

Me & Marisa

After dinner we went to the mall to shop for Michigan gear. Remember those tickets I got in the mail during birthday week? Well, they were being put to good use!

Nathan, that might be a little small!

Crazy Michigan fan...


Remember, this has all happened in ONE DAY...we left Friday morning, went to Lake Michigan, had dinner at Logan's and shopped for Michigan gear. What a long day!!! We ended Day One at Marisa's house -- games and BIRTHDAY DESSERT!!!!

I have never played a game with someone that laughed so fun!

CATCH PHRASE! The girls beat the boys 3 out of 4 games! Oh yeah! Way to go, Marisa and Jill!

APPLES TO APPLES...we only lasted one round of this game because Chris was no fun to play with. Hahahaha kidding.

Then came BIRTHDAY DESSERT -- birthday sundae! So yummy!

Day Two -

The Michigan game was at noon. Brennan and his family were supposed to meet someone at the stadium to get their tickets at 10:00. So, we left Hudsonville at 7:00am to make our way to Ann Arbor for the big game.

Ready for the game

Our seats were separate from the rest of the crew but we had fun cheering on the Wolverines from our side of the stadium. Unfortunately, Michigan lost to Toledo by a score of 10-13. The Toledo fans were SO excited for their big win while Michigan fans were just reminded that they were having a not-so-good season. No worries, y'all! Being a Tennessee fan, I feel your pain!

The "Big House"

Us at the game

It's not the Marching "T" but they did good! =)

The Michigan Wolverines

The Toledo fans were so excited that their team was able to defeat Michigan 13-10. The team rushed to the Toledo fan section of the stadium.

After the game Nathan had to talk football with his friend, Mike.

So, I just sat on the sidewalk and waited for everyone else to get back to the car.

Brennan was not too thrilled with the outcome of the game.

We drove back to Hudsonville after the game. Nathan and I decided to spend the evening watching the Florida vs. LSU game. We ordered take out from Famous Dave's and enjoyed a quiet evening at home. It had been a very tiring two days!

Day Three -

We got up Sunday morning -- HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! -- packed and went to church with Marisa and her parents.

Ready for church on our last day of vacation

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME...but so sad that we had to go back to Louisville

After church we went to lunch at Arnie's which is a cute little restaurant in Richmond, Michigan. Brennan had to head back to Louisville after the game on Saturday because of his commitments at church on Sunday. Lunch was SO quiet without Brennan there. It was kind of nice! hahahahahahahaha

After lunch we walked around the park in Richmond. It was so nice!

But all good things must come to an end, right?! We left Richmond and made our way back to Louisville. Unfortunately, it took A LOT longer getting home due to heavy traffic outside Grand Rapids. But, we made it home safely and I had a GREAT BIRTHDAY WEEKEND! =)

Thank you, Nathan, for taking the time to plan our trip. You did a great job! I love you!


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Birthday Week Part II

And birthday week continues...but first I have tell you what Nathan said about the picture in the previous post. He opened the blog, saw that picture and said, "Uhhhh, that's porknography." It was hilarious! (He LOVES barbecue so it makes a lot of sense if you understand that about him.)

I got TWO deliveries at work today. The first came this morning...

Michigan football tickets! I am a DIE HARD Vols fan so I am not betraying my "peeps". I just enjoy football and one of my favorite things to do is attend games. Well, Nathan and I are going to Michigan this weekend to visit with friends and enjoy a weekend getaway. We are going to the Michigan vs. Toledo game on Saturday afternoon - I am SO excited!

This afternoon I received another package...

It was my birthday present from my parents. Now, I know I should have held on to it until my birthday, but I KNEW the purse was going to be in there and I REALLY wanted to take it on our trip so I opened it. Mama tried to lie to me and tell me it wasn't in there but I knew! =) They also gave me a Southern Living Cookbook and a Visa gift card. Included in the box was a book - I have started reading a lot and they got me the third book of a series that I am reading. I have the first two books but I needed the third - Moms have great memories! THANK YOU! I LOVE YOU, MAMA AND DADDY!

I ended the day at Chili's with two of my best friends, Cassie and Beth.
It's been a great week!!


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Birthday Week Part I

My birthday is Sunday, the 12th, and the celebration has begun!! Nathan and I went to Famous Dave's for dinner tonight. Now, if you know me very well then you know that I don't eat any of the stuff that is shown in the picture...well, corn on the cob is good. I got the cajun chicken sandwich -- Yummy!! =)
We split a piece of pecan pie for dessert to celebrate my special day...only 5 days away! Happy birthday to me!!
We are leaving Friday morning for a weekend trip to Michigan which we are very excited about. Neither one of us has ever been there but we have friends that live there and they say it is GORGEOUS this time of year so we are looking forward to it.
Yay for birthday week! =)


Sunday, October 5, 2008


Nathan and I saw Fireproof on Friday night. What a great movie! If you haven't seen it yet, it is a must see. Nathan isn't a big fan of movies so I am very thankful that he was willing to take me.

Olivia has college friends that are from the Louisville area so she rode with them and stayed with us. I picked her up late Saturday morning. I usually run errands on Saturdays and she was a great sport about going along with me. I was very excited to finally to go Hobby Lobby and get our big wedding picture framed. I have had the picture for a few weeks now but I was waiting until a framing sale somewhere. Hobby Lobby had their frames 50% off so I couldn't pass that up!

This is hanging at the end of our hallway.

We went and visited Kevin and Lindsey who had a baby a few weeks ago - Anna Kate (I blogged about her a few weeks ago). She has changed so much in the past few weeks so it was great to get to see her and visit with Kevin and Lindsey. Olivia and Lindsey were both bridesmaids in our wedding so they were able to catch up which was nice.

Anna Kate Cheatham

Olivia was visiting some time last year and I made spicy chicken pasta for dinner. She has talked about that meal ever since, so I knew what was for dinner! =) Nathan was working so he got home at 6:00, reheated dinner and we headed to a surprise birthday party for our friend, Josh.
His girlfriend, Crystal, threw the party at her house - we had a good time.

Crystal and Josh - HAPPY 29TH, JOSH!

We came home to watch football and play Phase 10. We play this card game every time Olivia is here and it is always an experience. Well, Nathan won this time which is the first time EVER!! He always says how much he hates the game because he always loses - well, bless his heart!!! =)

The score sheet...Nathan is the winner!

We went to church this morning then Nathan had to go to work so Olivia and I went to Moe's for lunch. We met up with her friends this afternoon so that she could get back to school for soccer practice tonight.

What a great weekend!!!

Oh, and today is our 6 month anniversary...awwwwww!! =)