Tuesday, October 22, 2013

30 Years

Once in a while right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale!

Today is a beautiful day! My parents are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. 

What an awesome thing for me to say. 30 years of love, struggle, distance, kisses and memories! I am so blessed that these two are my role models for a very happy marriage. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

5 on Friday

Loving this bible verse this week. It has been posted in many places at my house.

My extremely HOT hubby gave me these pretties for my birthday. He bought the wrong size but Tory Burch is now shipping me the right ones. That store is so good to me!!!

My Origami Owl necklace of the week. Having a mom charm is the best charm. If you are interested in buying any Origami Owl then please visit me site. HERE

This morning Caleb and I had a play date with my dear friend Brittany and her gorgeous daughter, Peyton and Callie.

So excited to the WEEKEND!!!! Whoop whoop!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

My Birthday Weekend Extravaganza

This weekend I decided that I was going to take a break from my 31 challenge to spend every minute with my family. Jeff is traveling so much lately, that I was jonesen for some one on one time. It's all about what matters most!

Now for my blessed birthday weekend. Prepare to have picture overload! 

My weekend started with hanging out with my soul sister, her boys and my little man. We went to the St. Pete Saturday morning market. I love all the organic vendors with the most interesting food. We bought beet chips (Caleb is obsessed!), okra chips, goats milk feta cheese (my new favorite cheese), and had the best smoothies.

Saturday night I was suppose to meet up with my friends at Green Bench, but a migraine derailed that plan. So it was an early night for me!

Sunday I was in the mood for some fall festivities so momma and I drove an hour to Hundsader Farm. This family farm turns into a huge fall festival for three weekends out of the year. They have corn mazes, hayrides, pumpkin patches, craft shows, live music, petting zoo and the best part... a pumpkin canon! This was not my first time at the farm but if was my first time at this festival. All year long they have you pick its. I love there green beans, I bought around 8 pounds the last time I was there.   

 We could not get Caleb to sit still for a photo. So Jeff and I are going to take him to a patch closer to home.

 My word it was HOT! Poor Caleb was getting a little over heated so we left and this boy was all smiled when the AC was blowing on him!

That night Jeff had planned a date night for just us. We hadn't had one in ages and I needed my hubby time! He took me on the boat to have a nice ride on the bay. We have only had our boat for 3 weeks and this is still a learning experience for both of us. But he is a natural on the water... and so hot driving the boat. (heart is fluttering!)

After our sunset cruise we went to dinner at The Burg Bar. BEST fish taco's I have ever had. If you are in the St. Pete area then please do yourself the pleasure and eat here!

On Monday (my actual birthday) my parents, sister, Caleb and I were off to Dade City to spend some time with my grandparents on the farm. But first we needed to stop and get some hot and ready donuts at krispy kream.

My grandparent live on a farm. They use to have cattle, but with my grandpa's health not doing great they sold them. Now their acres are leased out to a goat farmer. Total win win... grandpa doesn't have to mow and those goats have acres to live in. Aj and daddy took Caleb to pet the goats and see the dogs that protect them. He was all giggles when the goats liked him. (he also got scrubbed down when he got back to the house)

That night Jeff made us a grilled chicken salad before we went on the boat. I was so excited to take Caleb to the sand bar. I was his first ever "beach" experience.

I looks like I am strangling him... I'm not.

My sweet boy LOVED the sand bar. He is one of the reasons we bought a house on the water. We want our kids to grow up with the love of family time and having the best times on the water. A little salt life baby!

After the boat ride Jeff had the sweetest surprise for me. He went out and bought a slice of cake with candles so he could sing to me.

Day Fourteen

My family.

My family... how do I even start this. They are crazy, loving, annoying, always in your face, amazing group of rascals. People always ask us what our heritage is because we are a mixture of loud Greeks, I'll hurt you if you hurt my blood Italians, drink and eat like Germans and friendly like Canadians. We just tell people we are Navy, a breed of it's own. 

The four of us have always been extremely close. We didn't grow up around the rest of our family so always depended on each other. The best times I have is the ones spent with them. Our family is together at least once a week. Jeff and I always say that we will move to Denver one day... my family said they will move with us. That would be fine with me. 

They LOVE my husband. My daddy always says he now has the son he always wanted. My momma thinks he walks on water. Aj calls him her brother... like she introduces us as her brother and sister, then I have to explain no I didn't marry my brother. We have had some odd look come our way (thanks Aj).  

My family is precious as gold!

Day Thirteen

Why and When did you start blogging?

I originally started blogging on my other blog, Simply Me in 2008. After 451 post and 54 followers I made a big change to start The Gable Family.

I was a Navy Brat growing up and made MANY friends that I still love to keep in contact with. The easiest way is through blogging. I also wanted to keep family up to date of what is going on with us. Then after blogging for a bit I realized the incredible people you meet. I love my blogging family. They pray for me when I need it, celebrate my joys with me and lift me up.  

Day Twelve

What is your dream job.

When Jeff and I started dating in 2004 I was a senior in high school and he was a senior in college. We both new this is it... we have met our soul mate and we started to talk about what we wanted for the future. Jeff wanted to do something in marketing and wanted to be a big deal... he got it! For me I just knew I was meant to be a momma and wife making that my focus. Jeff was completely on board for me to be a SAHM. We both agreed I would work until we would have our first baby. That was such a wise move for us, we saved every penny that we made and was able to purchase our dream home.

Being a SAHM is a true joy and blessing. I believe that this time I have with Caleb is so precious, and the joy I have watching him grow everyday is everything I ever wanted. Yes, sacrifices are made for me to be able to stay home. I don't shop like I use to, we don't travel that much and our grocery bill had to be tightened down. But it is all worth it!

Jeff and I had a serious talk right before Caleb was born, what is my job details going to be. (Jeff works incredibly hard and long hours. When he gets home, I want nothing more than for him to relax and hang out with the little man!) My "job" includes...
Cleaning the house.
making dinner.
take care of the doctor appointments.
run any errands for Jeff.
take care of the budget.
and many more odd jobs (But I don't do the lawn. That is Jeff's pride and joy!)

I love my dream job!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Day Eleven

List 5 blogs you read on a regular basis.

My five favorite blogs are all girls that I could see being a good friend of mine. I adore reading about their families and what they are up to. I have been encouraged by all these girls when I struggled to get pregnant. They prayed for me and left the sweetest comments. They might not remember it, but it touched my heart! I have seen these gall get engaged, married and have babies. So very thankful I found their blogs!

5 on Friday

Obsessed with Essie in raspberry. It is the perfect fall color for me... not to dark.

My sister and I are traveling 50 miles to go to a Hobby Lobby! Love this store.

Just bought this little gem for Caleb. We are going to Georgia for New Years and Colorado to go snowboarding. This hat is going to be awesome for the winter weather.

My Birthday is Monday so this weekend I am going out with my dear friends to celebrate me turning 28!

My daddy loves candy corn so I am going to be making these little loves for him this weekend!