Thursday, November 13, 2014

instalife lately

a few photos from my phone,
and forrest's too....
spotted ole yeller on our stroll downtown
both kiddos sportin' their auburn gear last weekend,
too bad the game ended with a big L for us
old building + we need coffee faces
tried out the boba wrap this week,
wilkes slept through our park adventures so i give it two thumbs up
i'm obsessed with autumn in tennessee
i'm forever outnumbered
"this big brother thing is tiring, woof!"
hope you all have a great weekend!

Monday, November 3, 2014

10 fingers + 10 toes = 1 blessing

There weren't any pregnancy announcements on facebook, no weekly bump photos on instagram, and there won't be a birthing story on this ole blog.  We kept him our little secret treasure for nine months (minus family and a few friends) - and we liked it that way.  No big fuss and for the most part, 2014 was simple and our focus was on a happy and healthy baby boy (and lots of Saturday donut runs).  He made his arrival in the early hours of October 21st and our lives have been turned upside down in the best way.  We can't seem to steal enough kisses or wipe off these goofy smiles from our faces.  Forrest and I have learned so much in the past two weeks - how to change a diaper, what swaddling means, what 2 am looks like (ehh), and how much we need and appreciate each other and our partnership in this life together.
48 hours before our family of three turned into four
Scared out of my mind but head-over-heels for this teeny bundle
Best papa a little guy could ask for!
I used to spend most of my time in the kitchen, things have changed a bit around here :)
Private concert for both boys.  Don't worry, Salvador is still getting plenty of attention and is smitten with his new baby bro (most of the time)
Halloween 2014, slightly different than other years
And just like that, our family is complete

Sunday, August 10, 2014

chattanooga farmers market

Now that summer is almost over, we are back!  Let's see, what's been going on for most of 2014...we moved from the northshore to the south of Chattanooga, we sold a house in Alabama, we turned a year older in April, we've walked this town over and over, we decided to be huge soccer fans, work work work, and obviously no blogging.  And now for our summer Sunday routine:
I'm not a fan of turning on the oven when it's 90 degrees, but did manage to put together a peach crumble with vanilla ice cream because how could I not with those beauts?!
no lack of peppers in this town

I prefer my apples sour
there is an entire food truck court at the market but Forrest and I can't seem to walk by the taco truck to try any of the others (taqueria jalisco)
we aren't sure how often this blog will be updated but if you are having Salvador withdrawals,
you can always follow our shenanigans on instagram at brooklynjackson
"i know you miss seeing my furry arse!  woofie woof!"

Monday, February 10, 2014

High Point Climbing and Fitness

Forrest has been eye-balling the new climbing gym downtown for a few weeks now and we finally made our first visit this past weekend.  He's always been a fan of bouldering and I've only been a fan of cheering him on from the sidelines.  The thought of climbing a rock with no ropes and a small "crash pad" at the bottom to catch your fall never really appealed to me until the gym opened.  High Point Climbing was the perfect place for us to spend the afternoon - climbing for him, little climbing / mostly treadmilling for me.
we biked / ran over because parking can be a biznitch
it's a monster
you can even rope climb up the outside of the building
(although i'll probably be passing on that)
tall wall
loves it the most
a few thoughts:
1)  bouldering in a gym with a padded floor was a blast
2)  best arm work out ever
3)  i may be slightly afraid of heights

if you find yourself in chattanooga,
check this place out!
high point climbing and fitness
219 broad street
(i mean you can't miss it)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

instalife lately

lots of photos from my phone,
and forrest's too....
we checked out a new restaurant and its big wheels on the northshore a few weekends ago.
the idea behind the menu is from farm to table and i'm still on the fence about the food...the drinks were on spot though
the glass bridge, my least favorite in chattanooga
i retired my thirteen year old running shoes this past weekend (thank you parents-in-law for the gift card!!) and put four miles on the new kicks.
"it's about dayum time! woofiegeez!"
forrest's worst nightmare, a quinoa and roasted veggies super bowl snack
another year, another fail at cardboard sledding
"how many times before you realize this will never work!? woofie woof!"
just a little shopping at collective clothing with this gal.
i didn't buy this outfit but did ask for the name of her hair stylist
night out with the co workers.
and no, we didn't dye our tips red even though this photo suggests otherwise
the walnut street pedestrian bridge never gets old
we found a gem of a watering hole on tremont the other day,
check it out - the growler
the good ole selfie - only because i scrolled through my phone the other day and realized i didn't have enough of this face (and probably way too many of the other fluff)
have a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

snow day

The snow has passed for now but we enjoyed playing in it while it lasted....
i was at work when it started falling and by noon we were advised to hit the road.
i stopped by the doggie daycare to grab sal and thought we would make it home without any problems, key word "thought"
snow globe
i made a mistake on our drive home and turned on a road that was slightly uphill in stopped traffic.
my tires started spinning and we were going nowhere so i parked, grabbed my laptop, a pile of work papers,
and unfortunately no coat.  salvador and i walked a mile home and even though i'm sure other people had it worse, we couldn't feel our fingers and paws when we finally made it to the apartment.
"are you seriously in a long sleeve tee in this weather? woofieatleastimwarm!"
crunchy streets, ain't nobody got time for that!
the next morning we both worked from home and made a quick snow day donut run
tender bones jackson and his twenty-five layers
"mama, make it go away! my paws are numb! woofienobueno!"
we met up with holtcamp for a lunch break at hair of the dog.
don't let the sun fool you, it was still cold as snow balls.
i told forrest to pretend to throw a snow ball and this launch hit me square in the face.
i'm sure we'll get another flurry before spring - tender bones, you better watch your back.