Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Happy  Halloween!!

Last night, Brett and I carved our pumpkins that we got from the pumpkin patch earlier this week.  This year, we went with happy pumpkins.  =)  And we also decorated the mini pumpkin we got for the little babe.  I tried to make it look like a baby pumpkin, but I'm not so sure I succeeded.  ;)

Trick or Treaters, we're ready for you!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

An Evening at the Pumpkin Patch

The other night we made a trip to the pumpkin patch!  It was so much nicer going on a week night compared to the weekend - way less crowded!  The hayride to the pumpkin field doesn't run on week nights, but we were still able to find some good winners in the piles and piles of pumpkins down the hill.  We even got an itty bitty pumpkin for the little babe! :)

And then we went home and made homemade pizza!  We used this amazing pizza flour that we got in the Strip District over the weekend and I'm pretty sure it took our pizza skills to the next level. ;)

What a perfect night!
Now, I just need to figure out how I'm going to carve my pumpkin... hmmm!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Awesome Weather & Good Eats!

...scenes from the weekend...

Hellooooo fall!

Gorgeous sunset walk on the trail

Delicious spontaneous dinner Brett whipped up
(after our original spaghetti squash dinner fell through... it was rotting!)

Morning coffee on the back patio with the most glorious weather

Sunday at the Strip District stocking up on the best foods

Adventures in screen printing (so much trial and error with this craft!!)

My homemade pumpkin chocolate chip cookies... tis the season!!

Another awesome fall weekend in the books!
And even though it's Monday, I am so pumped for tonight:
It's pumpkin patch & homemade pizza night!
Yes please!*

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Our Gender Reveal Party -- The Video!

Here's the awesome video that my little sis made from our gender reveal party!

I am kind of completely in love with it!
I am so happy she captured all the fun details of our party - what a great keepsake!
And how fun will this be to show our baby boy some day!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Biking, Hiking, and Plenty of FALL!

...scenes from the weekend...

A perfect fall friday evening bike ride followed by homemade pizza night!

Exploring & fall foliage at Coopers Rock along with delicious grub at Black Bear Burritos!

Sizing up the pumpkin & gourds selection at Trax Farms

The cute little winners!

And ending the weekend with homemade roasted tomato salsa & mexican
using some fresh veggies we got at the farm

Yes, fall weekends are the best!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Our Gender Reveal Party!!

Even though I already announced that we're having a BOY (!!), I wanted to share some pictures from our gender reveal party because it was so . much . fun!  We had the party at our house and our families came from far and wide to be with us for this exciting occasion.  We are so lucky to have such awesome families!  This little babe already has so many people that love him and he hasn't even arrived yet!

And now onto some pictures...

Along with tons of awesome food and blue/pink treats (which went un-photographed, oops!), we had a $1 gender raffle, boy and girl pins to wear, and fun old wives tales to help the guests decide on their vote.  It was a big hit with everyone, I think!  Oh, and my mom surprised me with a FROYO BAR for dessert (which also went un-photographed, I was too excited I guess haha)!!

And, of course, the big reveal!!

It's a BOY!!!
(love this little animation!!)

It was seriously the best day!  We had so much fun finding out the gender of our baby with our families.  And we could not be more EXCITED that our little babe is a BOY!  We are already picturing all the fun things we're going to do with him... camping, biking, going on lots of adventures, the list goes on and on! :)

Baby boy, we can't wait to meet you!*
...but please stay in there for a while, we still have a ton to do before your arrival ;)

(PS - my little sister put together a fun video from the day which I will share soon!!)

Monday, October 13, 2014

It's a...


We are so so so excited!
February 2015, we are ready for you!

(more photos from our gender reveal party coming soon!)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Boy or Girl?

This is the question that has been running through our minds for the past 20 weeks... and finally, this weekend, we will know the answer!  We are having our families over on Sunday for a gender reveal party and I am so excited.  I've been having fun crafting all week in preparation for the big day. :)

We had our ultrasound almost two weeks ago and had the doctor write the gender on a piece of paper and seal it in an envelope.  This envelope has been sitting in our house (out of sight, out of mind... yeah right!) for the past two weeks slowly eating away at our curiosity.  My mom is having one of her friends prepare the reveal so we (and our families) will all find out the big news together at the same time!

People have been asking us if we are hoping for a boy or a girl more and to be completely honest, both Brett and I couldn't care less.  Once you are pregnant and start reading about all the crazy things that can happen to your baby, the whole 'desired gender' thing goes right out the window.  All we want is a happy and healthy baby, no matter what the gender!  Though I will say that we both have this weird feeling that it is a girl.  I've been having dreams that it's a girl and I just get this strong intuition that it's a girl.  I really have no idea why!

But on Sunday, we will know for sure!!  Ahh, let's make these next two days fly by, okay?! :) :)

Monday, October 6, 2014

I'm on a Boat!

Wedding fun with family and friends!

A cozy sunday night with Brett's homemade granola and festive fall decor

Scenes from the weekend.  We had a such a fun weekend full of time spent with family and friends!  On Saturday, Brett and I (along with my whole family and some of my very best friends that I don't get to see enough!) attended a wedding for our childhood friend which was held on a huge boat sailing up and down the rivers of downtown Pittsburgh.  It was so fun!  Even though I wasn't able to drink like everyone else (preg probz...), I was still exhausted on sunday and very much so welcomed a relaxing cozy night at home.  And now it's Monday and I am already counting down the days until next weekend -- aka our gender reveal party!!  Here's to hoping this week flies by. :)

Thursday, October 2, 2014


Looking back through some of my photos from previous fall seasons and I gotta say.. I love fall!  We didn't really get to experience fall last year, since we lived in Southern California.  So I am pretty pumped that we are back on the east coast this year to fully enjoy it!  The pumpkin patches, changing leaves, crisp weather, delicious baking, cozy scarves, the list goes on and on.  And the thing I'm most looking forward to this fall... finding out the gender of our little babe!!  We are having a gender reveal party on October 12th and I.can.not.wait!  Happy fall!*