Foggy Bottom News

2.28.15

Our little artist.IMG_9191IMG_9185IMG_9196IMG_9200

2.22.15

From the past few weeks! IMG_9042 IMG_9044 IMG_9048 IMG_9066 IMG_9079 IMG_9085 IMG_9092 IMG_9126 IMG_9132 IMG_9140 IMG_9157 IMG_9163

2.1.15

Shots from the weekend!IMG_9000IMG_9006IMG_8981 IMG_8979 IMG_9019 IMG_9017 IMG_8996 IMG_8993 IMG_8990 IMG_8985

1.31.15

We want warm weather!IMG_8864

1.19.15

From the weekend!IMG_8889IMG_8876 IMG_8880IMG_8911 IMG_8915 IMG_8926 IMG_8928 IMG_8948

1.10.15

Donuts and Coffee.IMG_8842IMG_8844IMG_8846IMG_8847IMG_8852

1.8.15

New reading material for the new year.IMG_5088

12.21.14

Winter heat.IMG_8562 IMG_8568

12.6.14

Its been raining.IMG_8467_2IMG_8454_2IMG_8451_2 copyIMG_8448_2IMG_8457_2

11.23.14

Snack break.IMG_8002

11.17.14

Garlic time.IMG_8378IMG_8398IMG_8410IMG_8406IMG_8403

11.10.14

Weekend.IMG_8354 copyIMG_8340 IMG_8343 IMG_8358 IMG_8362

11.3.14

From the weekend!IMG_8249 IMG_8258 IMG_8269 copy IMG_8322 IMG_8329 copy

10.27.14

Some of our favorites from Jargo’s 1 year session.  Can’t believe he’ll be 17 months in a couple days!  Thank you Amy Campbell Photography for capturing his first year!  Jargo_oneyear_amycampbellphotography_110 Jargo_oneyear_amycampbellphotography_096 Jargo_oneyear_amycampbellphotography_091 Jargo_oneyear_amycampbellphotography_067 Jargo_oneyear_amycampbellphotography_042 Jargo_oneyear_amycampbellphotography_012 Jargo_oneyear_amycampbellphotography_006

10.22.14

Precious Jargo.IMG_8190

10.13.14

Brothers.  Makes me miss my sisters.  IMG_8213 copy

10.6.14

From the weekend!IMG_8177IMG_8168IMG_8151IMG_8143IMG_8135

10.3.14

Jargo is missing his cousins already!  Happy Friday!!IMG_8109

9.25.14

Season change.IMG_8032 copyIMG_8047 copyIMG_8058 IMG_8038 copy

9.21.14

Sweet Jargo.;jn

9.20.14

Piglets, bluegrass, and the lake.  Life is good.IMG_7914IMG_7949IMG_7945 copyIMG_7923IMG_7922IMG_7957IMG_7970 copyIMG_7973

8.22.14

If you follow the blog you may have noticed I’ve been slacking on my ‘Jargo Friday’.  I’m not even sure what week we’re on… hopefully I’ll get it together soon! IMG_7553 copy

8.17.14

A lot of ‘firsts’ for Jargo on our beach adventure!IMG_7866 IMG_7857 IMG_7855 IMG_7789 copy IMG_7766 copy IMG_7755 copy IMG_7720 IMG_7654 IMG_7617

8.2.14

Good day sunshine!IMG_7558IMG_7566IMG_7571IMG_7577 copyIMG_7583IMG_7586IMG_7584IMG_7594 IMG_7597

7.25.14

Jargo Friday!!  (28/52)IMG_7536 copy

7.20.14

Sunday morning stroll.IMG_7474 copyIMG_7477IMG_7485IMG_7506

7.18.14

Jargo Friday!!  (27/52)IMG_7454

7.14.14

A weekend at the lake!IMG_7432 IMG_7420 IMG_7379 IMG_7364

7.11.14

Happy Friday!!  (26/52)IMG_7338

7.7.14

Red and Ready!IMG_7293 copy

6.27.14

Happy Weekend!  (24/52)IMG_7264 IMG_7282

6.20.14

Good morning, Friday.  (23/52)IMG_7203

6.15.14

Happy Father’s Day, y’all!!IMG_7201

6.13.14

Happy ‘Jargo’ Friday!!  (22/52)IMG_7179

6.12.14

Dustin’s 1st Barn Quilt!!IMG_7150

6.9.14

From the weekend!IMG_7108IMG_7079IMG_7098IMG_7092 IMG_7122 copy IMG_7134 copy

6.6.14

Happy Weekend!!  (21/52)IMG_7068

6.5.14

Foggy Bottom.IMG_7015 IMG_7026

5.31.14

1 year ago today we became a family of 3.  As I sit here staring at our son, I can’t help but wonder where the year went.  We are so lucky, Jargo.  You are simply amazing and our love for you is indescribable.  Today, I want to share our birth story on his birthday.  Happy 1st Birthday little dude.

Our birth story is pretty funny. My husband and I have been debating since we got pregnant if we wanted to raise our child in the city of cincinnati or move back to one of our hometowns. During the last couple of months of the pregnancy we decided we wanted to move. So, we put our house on the market to sell during the last month of our pregnancy, not knowing when it would sell or even if it would sell. Well, 4 days later, it sold! And, we had to be out of our house by May 24th (my expected due date being June 6th.) You can imagine the craziness. We ended up being really excited about this, we’d have everything out of the house before our baby was born, instead of having to do everything after. So, our plan was to borrow an RV and camp at a campsite from May 24th until he/she arrived! What fun, right. Well, we started looking into campsites and the only one that had 2 weeks available was an hour from our doctor and hospital. We took it, set up camp, and just waited. On May 30th, we met with our Doula (after finally getting service on our phone in the campsite). I was getting nervous after meeting with her because she was going to be on vacation June 9th-16th and I didn’t want to worry about meeting with someone else. Well, I went to the restroom after our meeting and something didn’t seem right. But at the time, I just thought I peed a little because I had been holding it the whole time! So, we get back to the campsite and get ready for bed. We ran out of propane, so we didn’t have hot water, a working stove, or refrigerator. That night, I held my stomach, not knowing if we were gonna have a boy or a girl and said, PLEASE COME OUT, I’m ready!! I did everything I could to start labor, took a walk (to the bathhouse), did some yoga, listened to my hypnobirthing cd.  Finally went to bed, woke up to pee every hour, didn’t feel right, my back started hurting!! At around 8 that morning it was getting really uncomfortable to sleep. I had to prop up pillows and just try and find which position was most comfortable. Which was nothing. I had been leaking fluid too… I ended up calling my doula at about 9am and told her what was going on. She recommended I call my doctor to see what he says. Well, he wanted me to come in and get checked. At about noon he checked me, and asked if we wanted to know how far along we were and I couldn’t help it, I needed to know! We were 3 cm and 100% effaced! He said, “you’ll be having a baby tonight!” My husband and I looked at each other with the biggest smiles on our faces! The doctor recommended I take a hot shower because I was in back labor. He also recommended staying close to the area. Well, this was a bit of a problem, we had our hospital bag, but we left everything out at the campground! (1 hour away). We decided to go back to the RV, collect our thoughts, get stuff together, and drive back in and get a hotel room right by the hospital so I could sit in hot water! Well, let me just say, being in labor and being in a car for most of it is extremely uncomfortable! (and nerve wrecking!) Our doula recommended I download an app on my phone to start timing the surges and to look up different positions I needed to be in to turn the baby (since i was in back labor they said most likely he/she was sunny side up). On our way into the city, my surges were timed at every 5 minutes. (I now know why they call it the “oh shit” handlebar in the car!) We check into the hotel at about 2:30, I immediately take a hot shower and yell to my husband every time the surges start so he can time them. Well, it’s about 4 0’clock and the surges are getting powerful and about every 4 minutes. I started spotting (which the doctor said i may do because of getting checked) but it seemed like it wasn’t stopping, and it was making me nervous.  Our doctor recommended we go in to triage and get checked. After finally getting to where we needed to be and getting checked in, the surges are VERY powerful.  Let me add, at this time I missed a call from my dad and his voicemail was, “well, you’re probably in labor now, haha”.  Well, yes dad we were!  It was about 5:30 when we got to the hospital and 6 o’clock when we got back to a room to get checked. We’re 6 cm. and 100% effaced.  Well, at this time, knowing how far along we were, my husband started making the phone calls to the family!!  I immediately went to the shower and stayed under HOT water while the doula put pressure on my back. The surges are coming all the time and extremely powerful.  I start talking myself through the surges using my hypnobirthing techniques!  The nurse asked me to let her know when I thought it was getting close so she could call the doctor. Well, at about 8:30 I started to feel like I had to go to the bathroom.  The nurse checked me and sure enough my water broke and I was 100% ready to go! and I couldn’t help but push!! She immediately called Dr. Froehlich and said he needed to get here asap. After she hung up the phone she called a backup doctor saying. “we have a natural patient, I don’t know how long she’ll last until her doctor gets here” This is when I knew it was real. I thought for sure I wouldn’t have the baby until the middle of the night. Luckily, our son held out for Dr. Froehlich to deliver him and he was born at 9:04 pm weighing 7lbs 8oz and 20.5 inches long. Born on May 31st (he came 6 days early). I have chills just thinking about it all again. It is something we’ll never forget.  A big thanks to my husband for running around getting everything ready, calling our family and friends, holding up legs, timing surges, supporting me and helping me achieve my goal of a natural delivery!jargo_new_085jargo_new_008jargo_new_029jargo_new_050jargo7months_port_amycampbellphotography_015jargo7months_port_amycampbellphotography_109

5.30.14

Happy Weekend!!!  (20/52)IMG_7021

5.29.14

Our family and friends got together to celebrate Jargo’s 1st birthday!!! (a week early)…And it was perfect!IMG_6955 copyIMG_6804 copyIMG_6809IMG_6783 copyIMG_6847 copyIMG_6966IMG_6756IMG_6782 copyIMG_6773 copyIMG_6731IMG_6738IMG_6976IMG_6746 copyIMG_6747IMG_6752

5.27.14

Big weekend for this guy!  More to come from the “Jargo Jamboree”!!  Until then, here’s our weekly post that we missed on Friday!  (19/52)IMG_6912

5.21.14

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5.19.14

If you haven’t checked out Hunter’s BBQ yet, you must!  You can admire my husbands paint job while you’re there 😉IMG_6664

5.16.14

Happy weekend y’all!  (18/52)IMG_6558

5.9.14

Happy Friday from this stud!!  (17/52)IMG_6662

5.5.14

From the weekend!IMG_6587 IMG_6594 copy IMG_6599 copy IMG_6602 copy IMG_6626 copy IMG_6634 copy IMG_6639 copy IMG_6649 copy IMG_6653

5.3.14

1 month difference 2 hogs can make.IMG_5887 IMG_6588 copy

5.2.14

Jargo Friday!!  (16/52)IMG_6575 copy

4.27.14

And so our garden grows…IMG_6510 IMG_6511 IMG_6514

4.26.14

Chill day.IMG_6493

4.25.14

Happy Friday!! (16/52)IMG_6483 copy

4.21.14

Double post today!  We were on the road to visit family and friends for Easter so you get your “Jargo Friday” on Monday!  (15/52)IMG_6312 copy

4.21.14

Jargo’s 1st Easter!IMG_6362 IMG_6395 IMG_6414 copy IMG_6430 copy IMG_6442

4.16.14

It’s about that time to start visiting your State Parks.  Can’t believe we live 10 miles from this place!IMG_6125 copy IMG_6132 IMG_6133 copy IMG_6138

4.12.14

Adventures on the farm!IMG_6145 IMG_6153 IMG_6156 IMG_6163 IMG_6185 copy IMG_6197 IMG_6204 IMG_6218 IMG_6221 IMG_6224 IMG_6235

4.11.14

It’s Jargo Friday!  Happy weekend everyone!  (14/52)IMG_6086

4.10.14

Around the farm!IMG_6062IMG_6078 IMG_6100 IMG_6081 IMG_6071 IMG_5939

4.7.14

Woke up to this cutie!  Looks like spring has sprung!!IMG_6040_02 copy

4.6.14

Warm Season Crops.IMG_6013

4.5.14

Finished!  Dustin’s 1st barn quilt.  Can’t wait to see this on the farm!IMG_5954

4.4.14

It’s Friday!!… and we have a -big time- teething boy!!  (13/52)IMG_6011 copy

4.3.14

Got that shit spread.IMG_5917

4.1.14

Getting closer…IMG_5892

3.31.14

Had a wonderful weekend wedding dress shopping in Cincinnati!!  So happy for my younger sister and her future husband!  Even Jargo had fun 😉  (happy 10 months, Jargo!)IMG_5876 copy

3.28.14

I have this obsession with keeping Jargo’s shirt on his head when I’m changing him. He loves it, I love it, we laugh the whole time! My sisters and I used to do this as kids. “long hair sisters club!” Happy Friday y’all!! (12/52)IMG_5860 copy

3.27.14

Smells like a farm!IMG_5846

3.24.14

A visit from Grandpa!!IMG_5713 IMG_5720 IMG_5733 IMG_5742 IMG_5767

3.21.14

Happy Friday!  (11/52)IMG_5694

3.20.14

Porch with a view.IMG_5701

3.17.14

A few from the weekend!IMG_5618 IMG_5643IMG_5642IMG_5418

3.16.14

Here’s a couple shots from the Kentucky Green Living Fair yesterday.  There were so many inspiring young farmers, old farmers, wood workers, wine makers, coffee/tea makers, breastfeeding workers, basket weavers, and local food.  I had to put the camera down and take it all in.  Oh, and live music.  It was great to see everyone out on a beautiful day…even though it was inside!IMG_5629IMG_5631IMG_5632

3.15.14

2 down, 2 to go…IMG_5605 copy

3.14.14

Happy Friday!!  See you all at the Kentucky Green Living Fair tomorrow!  (10/52)IMG_5600 copy

3.13.14

Skate break.  One color down.IMG_5595

3.12.14

Love seeing green!IMG_5585

3.11.14

I love our walks.IMG_5551 IMG_5557 IMG_5560 copy

3.9.14

Meet Banjo, the farm boss!IMG_5538IMG_5546

3.8.14

Barn Quilt in process…IMG_5547 copy

3.7.14

It’s friday!  (9/52)IMG_5523 copy

3.3.14

The seeds of life!IMG_5487

2.28.14

Jargo Friday!  (8/52) IMG_5439

2.27.14

It’s happening…IMG_5434

2.25.14

Spring, are you there?IMG_5427

2.23.14

Oh hello, baby greenhouse.IMG_5409

2.21.14

Happy Friday!  (7/52)IMG_5372

2.17.14

Preparing for this years growing season!IMG_5391

2.16.14

Early risers.IMG_5349 IMG_5354 copy

2.14.14

This Valentine ♥… Happy friday y’all!  (6/52)IMG_5338

2.8.14

Snow birds.IMG_5323 IMG_5317

2.7.14

I mean, come on!  Happy Friday!  (5/52)jargo182

2.4.14

We can almost see the Cumberland River.IMG_5208 copy

2.2.14

A flavor for everyone.IMG_5311

2.1.14

Welcome home, Gus and Sissy.IMG_5231 IMG_5241 IMG_5245 IMG_5250

1.31.14

8 months old!  (4/52)IMG_5202 copy

1.30.14

Our first Mango Lassi!IMG_5220

1.29.14

Frozen, cracked pipes…we’re done with you and these frigid cold temperatures!IMG_5215

1.23.14

Jargo and I will be on the road tomorrow, so you get your “Jargo Friday” on Thursday!  (3/52)IMG_5183

1.19.14

Our first “Saturday White Bread.”IMG_5168 IMG_5173

1.17.14

Happy Jargo Friday!     (2/52)IMG_5147

1.16.14

Excited about our books that arrived today!IMG_5141 copy

1.14.14

Foggy Bottom.IMG_5095IMG_5101IMG_5138 copy

1.12.14

Pig catchin’ and maple syrup makin’ at Flying Nectar Farm!IMG_5064 copy IMG_5066 copy IMG_5084 copy IMG_5065 copy IMG_5088 IMG_5071 copy

1.10.14

First of many “jargo friday’s”.  (52 week project)IMG_5042

01.09.14

Checking on the farm.IMG_5017

01.06.14

Excited we got to pick out our piglets from our good friends at Flying Nectar Farm!IMG_4948 IMG_4947 IMG_4944 IMG_4941 IMG_4937

01.05.14

Our first new year on the farm brought us our first egg!IMG_5011Our

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