Monday, December 17, 2007

Williamsburg in the Winter

December 5th my Hubby proposed to me. Ahhhh...sweet memories. So, since then we've returned to the spot where he proposed at the same time. This year was no different. The trip began as any good trip begins, with a trip to Cracker Barrel. And nothing says Cracker Barrel like the ever popular "jump the golf tees" game. (I'm sure there's a more refined name for it, but you know what I'm talking about.)

Well, I am proud to say that I have a "genius" for a husband. Not once, but twice he widdled that annoying little thing down to one tee! I was so proud of him I made him take a picture.

Then it was onward to the old part of Williamsburg. We like to try a different tavern every time we go, and this time it was Josiah Chownings (mostly because it was impossible to get reservations anywhere else!) Below is Mr. Josiah. That was great fun. They seat you at group tables, in other words, no privacy. So we struck up a conversation with the couple across from us and had some fun watching the tavern's magician do his tricks.

The rest of the day we enjoyed the sites, sounds, and smells (provided by the lovely beasts below) of Williamburg.

My Hubby in front of the fireplace at the Williamburg Inn. (We could never afford to stay there so we just hang out in front of their fireplace and pretend.)

While Kris read I went on a photo adventure, as I often love to do cause he often loves to read! Below are some shots around the Williamburg Inn.

The "Library" of the Inn.

A mysterious spiral staircase. (Ok, not so "mysterious" but I liked the sound of mysterious.)

The golf course.

And we ended the day with a romantic walk around the "grounds". We discovered that our camera has a timer! This means 2 things. 1) I don't have to beg people to take our picture anymore, and 2) no more up-the-nose self portraits. You're welcome.

The photo below happened when I asked if we could do something different besides just stand next to each other. He said, "Come here." I said, "But what are we going to do?" He said, "Just come here." So being the good wife that I am I listened, and as I counted down 3, 2, 1...he scooped me up and the rest as they say, is history.

I love you, Hubby.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Football, Friends, and First Fnow

We've started buying Christmas presents for our little booger, but we can't wait to give them to him! One of those prematurely given gifts is a ball set (football, soccer ball, and basketball). Out little guy has gotten really good at catching them off the bounce pass. The football catch still needs to be mastered, but I just like this picture of him with this ball so I decided to post it!

We recently went over to visit one of the cutest girls in our church, Anna Tilles. She is actually almost 2 months older than Jack, but being that he's off the charts and she's in the fifth percentile you wouldn't have guessed she's the older one. Although, she is more advanced in her intelligence. She does things like wave, where our Jack is still just biting things. :)

Our little man putting the moves on pretty quickly!

And then there was the first snow of his life. Here are some shots from yesterday and today.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Jack or Jess? or even Kris?

People sometimes ask who Jack looks more like, me or Kris. Well, I personally think these shots seal the deal for me. However, both Kris and I have noticed recently that he's starting to look a little bit more like him! So now you're wondering what Kris looked like when he was younger. Here's your answer...

A hunk from day one. :)

First Tooth!

I don't have any pictures as proof, but Jackers woke up this morning with his firth tooth stickin' out. He was so brave. He only woke up once during the night from the discomfort. I'm sure he gets his high pain tolerance from me. (Not!)

Thanksgiving at the Raglands

This year we celebrated Thanksgiving at my parent's house. Jack got to meet lots of people and dogs that he's never met before. Maybe in a future post we'll have pictures of the large dogs licking my son's face. In the meantime, enjoy some pics from our time together.

Jack and my Dad.

The fam at a local Starbucks. Of course Jack's was decaf.

These are my two brothers. I think this is their first appearance on the blog. Believe it or not, Josiah (the one on my left) is only 13! Ben is training to be a DC firefighter. Isn't that a face you'd want pulling you out of the flames. :)

It was accidentally brown and blue day. I guess it's not a surprise when I'm the one who picks out clothes for the whole family.

These "clothes" were picked out by my mother. Look at those muscles!

So much to give thanks for!