Saturday, October 25, 2008

5 Years Together

5 years ago today Noah and I met standing outside of my house in Norfolk. Now anyone who knows the story of that night knows that it was not all romantic and everything but we did pretty much start dating from the night we met on and knew we would be together forever pretty soon after we started dating. It's been pretty amazing this week to think about how much our lives have changed in the past 5 years. We've had a wedding, bought a house, got new jobs, and have almost 2 kids. Instead of going out at 9 we go to bed at 9 and I pray no one calls after 9 and wakes me up! Of course once the new baby is born and we get through the up all night phase I'll start wanting to hang out on the weekends and stuff again but for right now that seems like a totally different world to me. Now you may be thinking, "what are Whitney and Noah going to do to celebrate?" Well the answer is nothing. Noah is out of town in Atlantic City with a bunch of the guys. It's someones bachelor party or so he tells me. So Izabel and I will spend the day cleaning the house and doing some shopping and then eating whatever I can find in the fridge and going to bed. Sounds romantic right! I'll let Noah make it up to me when he gets home! Here is a picture I found of us about a week after the night we met. It's amazing to see how 5 years has changed our looks as well as our lifestyles!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

1 Year Pics and Halloween Sneak Peek!

Here are the one year pics I promised! I'm so excited that they came out so well. Montana at the JcPenny in Lynnhaven has been doing the pictures each month for a while now and she is the best! It was her idea to use the real cake in these and I was hesitant but I'm so glad we did. I found a really little cake at the grocery store and since Izabel has discovered her love for cake she was very happy. Every time we would try to move her for a new picture she would scream because she couldn't get to the cake! Needless to say it was an adventure! Also at the end is a picture of Izabel in her halloween costume. We did the pictures the same night as the 1 year pics. I was going to wait until halloween to show it off but I thought I'd give everyone a peek now! If you'd like to see all of the pictures click here and type in Whitney Ketchledge as the customer name. Enjoy and let us know what you think!

Hunt Club

On Sunday we went to the Hunt Club for their fall festival with my Mom and Dad and Rebecca and RJ. It was a pretty crisp day but it was beautiful and we were all excited to go. The hunt club was one of mine and Noah's first dates almost 5 years ago so it is pretty special for us. Of course we went at night for the scary stuff. During the day they have regular hay rides, a petting zoo, lots of inflatables and games, pony rides and a pumpkin patch. It was so much fun and I think Izabel really enjoyed it. I haven't been feeling well but it was nice to get out of the house and watch Izabel have a new experience. I think the petting zoo was her favorite part. She didn't even hesitate. She went right for the animals. She touched all of them and chased the chicken's around. The only time she wasn't paying attention to the animals was to stop and dance whenever she heard the music. Everyone around us would watch her and laugh. It was so funny! Here are some pics!

Ready to go!

Touching the goat, she's not afraid!

Family Pic!

RJ did not like the animals as much as Izabel did!

Feeding the animals with Mommy and Daddy

Why are we sitting on hay?

Trying to give RJ a kiss...don't look Dad!

Family pic on the hayride!

Pony rides!

An Izzy sized pumpkin!

Picking out her own pumpkin

Trying to pick up a Mommy pumpkin!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Drew's Birthday Party

Saturday morning Izabel and I went to Drew's 3rd birthday party. Drew's mom is a friend of mine from work and we've been out to their house before so we were excited to go out to his party. He had a fire truck theme and the brought out a real fire truck! Izabel wasn't so interested in the fire truck but she had so much fun playing with the big kids. From the moment we walked in she never stopped moving around and playing with all of the toys. It'll be nice when she starts having more kids around her age to play with! Happy Birthday Drew! We hope you had a great weekend!

Playing with Drew's toys!

Drew as the fire chief!

Sitting on the front of the fire truck!

Blowing out the candles

Izabel with her fireman's hat