Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fall is here!!!

So, if you can't tell by my overusage of the exclamation points, I LOVE FALL. I love everything about it, and it seriously gets me so giddy just thinking about it. Although, thinking about it now makes me wish I could go visit Boston (or some other city in that area) around this time. I would love to just be able to experience a true fall, and visiting there at this time would allow me to enjoy the crisp weather before it gets freezing up there.

Well since Monday was the first official day of fall, Jason and I have begun a tradition that we hope to continue for many years to come. On Autumnal Equinox (fancy word for first day of fall!), we bake pumpkin bread. Jason's dad, Steve, used to make it all the time. He was an amazing cook and we miss him dearly. While the recipe calls for pumpkin and helps us get into the fall season with its delicious smells arising from the oven, I see it more as a way to remember my awesome father-in-law. I look forward to the days when Jason and I can cook this recipe (and his others too) with our children and tell them about their wonderful Grandfather. We can't wait to teach them about him and to let his legacy live on.
Welcome Fall.....


'Take a hike-IKE!'....'Hunker down'...'IKE-inator'..okay, I made up that last one, but seriously, we've heard 'em all and quite frankly I'm tired of IKE. Even though he's been gone for almost 2 weeks now, we still don't have power. Yeah, you read that right, Jason and I don't have power and aren't even scheduled to get it back until Sunday. Can you believe that? We will have been without power for over 2 full weeks once Sunday comes. Needless to say, we're ready for it. It's amazing how much you depend on electricity, and how much you miss it when its been taken from you. Luckily, my dad has a huge generator and we've been able to stay over here for the time being. I'm sure they're ready to get us out, but they've said nothing such. We are seriously so grateful, as we all know how tempers flair when people are hot. Good thing we didn't have to experience that! Thank you MOM and DAD for putting up with Jason and I, brother Jason, Granny and Aunt Becky too. We love you so much!

Pretty boring around here...

Well, life in the Gibbs' household is pretty boring. I have officially started up with school again and I am STRESSED OUT! I am taking 16 hours and 9 of those hours are reading block. I'm excited to be in the last semesters of school, but nervouse at the same time. I have tons of reading to stay on top of and many projects for all of my classes. I can hardly believe that we're almost finished with September. I must remember to take this semester one week at a time.