Sunday, June 9, 2013

One Year Ago...

I FINALLY became Mrs. Jacob William Goetze!  What a joyful day that was! I am so thankful to be married to this wonderful man!  This has been one of the most wonderful and rewarding years of my life.  I have definitely learned a lot about Jake and I didn't know!  (Which is funny because I thought I knew a lot).  I enjoy every minute that I get to spend with him and I am looking forward to many more years of marriage!  

Can you believe its already been a year?!?! CRAZY!!!

Friday, June 7, 2013

WCHS Alumni Game

In high school, Jake played for the Wake County Homeschool Worriers baseball team.  A few weeks ago, they called all the alumni back to the field for their First Annual Alumni Game.  We had so much fun at this Mini Reunion.  It was so fun to see players that Jake played with in high school and catch up with their families.  
Picture before the game with most of the Alumni (some showed up at game time)

Praying before game
National Anthem
(I love that you can see a few guys from the current WCHS team while the Alumni are lined up on 3rd base line) 
Jake in the Outfield
Jake up at bat!
 All I can say is that my man STILL GOT IT!  I love watching him play baseball/softball!  This was such a fun night to catch up with old friends and let these guys play some ball together again!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

1 Year at Wells Fargo

Jacob has officially been an employee at Wells Fargo for an entire year!  It is crazy how quickly time has gone by.  I am so thankful for how hard my husband has worked while at Wells Fargo!  Keep up the good work Baby!  SO PROUD OF YOU!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Swinging with T

A couple week ago, Jake and I kept our nephew Thomas.  Oh how we love our Thomas so much.  He loves to play on the playground, so Uncle Jake took him on the swing.  Just look at that face!  He is loving it!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Middle Console

 Trigger LOVES to go for a ride in the car.  When I ask him "Trigger, do you want to go for a ride?", his tail starts wagging and he runs to the door.  Since he was a puppy weighing 3.5 pounds he liked to ride on the center console in Jake's truck.  My jeep does not have a center console, so he sits on the seat.  When he was little, he was small enough to curl up and rest his chin on the edge.  As you can see by the pictures below, he no longer fits comfortably on the console as he now weighs 10 pounds.  He tries really hard to lay down, then he will nudge my arm as to say "Please let me rest my head on your arm since I'm too big to lay down."

 If you can't tell, I LOVE my sweet Trigger.  He makes us laugh all the time.  Puppies are so much fun!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Playing CatchUp

I am so sorry it has been so long since I blogged.  We have been super busy lately with lots of changes.  I will try very hard to update our blog more often starting Monday so I can keep everyone posted about our newlywed experience.  Summer is here and we will be going to the beach next week, so stay tuned as we celebrate our first anniversary!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Happy Birthday Trigger!

Isn't he the cutest? Trigger was NOT happy with us for putting a hat on him!  I had to chase him around and then he ran under the table.  He is so funny!  

Happy Birthday Trigger!!!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Baseball Season

Jake and I have really been looking forward to this baseball season!  Patrick, Jake's younger brother, is a senior in High School and he plays for the Wake County Home School Worriers.  Jake and I have been away at school for the past 4 years, so we have not been able to watch Patrick play as much as we would like.  Now that we are finished with college and we are home for good, we try to make as many games as possible.  There are also a few guys in our youth group that play on the same team, so its fun to watch them play as well!
Night Games are ABSOLUTELY my favorite way to watch baseball.  There is something about watching a baseball game under the big lights!

Thomas and Amanda came to the game! GO UNCLE PAT!!

Aunt Lucy and Thomas after the game!! I sure do love cuddles from this sweet boy!!!

I am so glad it is baseball season!! Jake and I are really looking forward to watching a lot of baseball especially as it gets warmer!!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

FINALLY Cuddly Trigger


A few days ago, I posted that Trigger was not very cuddly.  One evening last week when Trigger got home from playing with Jake's Grandmother's dog Bailey, all he wanted to do was cuddle with me.  I soaked up every minute!  He jumped up on the couch and just cuddled right up against me.  He was so sweet! Normally, he will cuddle with me for a minute or two and then he gets up and goes and lays by himself.  On this night he stayed with me during an entire movie! I sure do love my Trigger Boy!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Naughty Trigger

One day last week, Jake called me right when I got off work and all he said was, "You will not believe what YOUR dog did!" He would not tell me over the phone what happened.  Of course my mind started racing and I was thinking the worst.  When I walked in the door, all I had to do was turn the corner and look in the bathroom and I saw the mess!  All I could do was laugh.  Trigger has only done this twice since we have had him.  The first time the toilet paper was on the roll and he was just tall enough when he stood up on his hind legs to reach.  This time I had set the toilet paper on the bathroom counter (I had learned from the first time not to put the toilet paper on the roll again) and all I can figure is a piece of it was hanging down just far enough for him to reach.  Honestly, I should have known that Trigger was up to no good on this day.  While I was getting ready he was in to EVERYTHING!  He jumped into the laundry basket, he was trying to get trash out of the trashcan, and he was just being wild!  I'm not sure what got into him on this day, but I am so thankful my Trigger is sweet most days!

Monday, April 8, 2013

100th Blog Post!

Hey Everyone,
I hope you have enjoyed following along with our Newlywed Experience! I have really enjoyed going back and looking at everything we have done together through our first year of marriage!  

Love you all,
Jacob and Lauren Goetze

Friday, April 5, 2013

Relaxing Saturday

 My man loves to fish as I have mentioned many times before and any spare minute he has, he wants to fish.  We were headed over to his parents house Saturday evening and the pond is about half way between our apartment and their house.  So, we left early and spent a few hours by the pond.

 We let Trigger run off leash, which of course made me SUPER nervous, but he did great! He listened when he was called and did not bother the ducks too much.
 This was Trigger's first time seeing a fish.  He actually got really close to smell it and the fish squirmed and hit Trigger in the nose with his tail.  After this experience Trigger would not look at or go close to any of the fish that Jake caught.
I love this picture! Trigger wanted to be right with Jake all the time, until Jake caught a fish, of course!  Then he would just run away! Isn't God's creation just beautiful?!?

 On our way to Jake's parent's house we had our windows rolled down and Trigger wanted to stick his head out the window.  His hair was REALLY long and I thought it was funny how it looked with the wind blowing in his face.

I love Saturdays where we get to relax and be together!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Easter Bunny

Bunny Ears!


Excited to see the Easter Bunny!

 Bye Bye Easter Bunny!
Being an Aunt and Uncle and being there to share these sweet moments are so sweet!!! Having nieces and nephews are one of the most wonderful blessings!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Homemade Pizza...Well Sort Of

I have never made homemade pizza.  Growing up we would make mini pizzas on English Muffins, but not full size pizzas.  Pillsbury pizza crust was on sale so I thought we would give it a try.  I bought all the ingredients and we were set! (This is where the "sort of" part comes into play!  I didn't make anything from scratch!  I bought all the ingredients individually and then put them together to make a pizza! lol)  

Jake rolled out the crust.  We tried to make it bigger, but the crust kept tearing.  So our pizza turned out to be a funny shape.  I have NO CLUE how pizza places get their pizza to be a perfect circle!  We tried tossing it up in the air (like you see at pizza places), we tried mashing it with our fingers, and a rolling pin.  None of these options made it easy to make a perfectly round pizza.  

Anyway, we had fun in the kitchen.  We laughed with each new method we tried to make the pizza round.  Once we finally gave up and just decided to eat whatever shape it turned out to be, we added sauce, cheese, pepperoni, and bacon.  
 Jake adding Cheese
 Before Going into the oven!  Half the pizza was cheese (my half) and the other half had the pepperoni and bacon (Jake's half).  
 The final product!  It was very good! 
  I am so thankful to have a husband who is willing to help me in the kitchen.  I love the memories we have made laughing about making something new or messing it up together!  We really do make a great team!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

My Fisherman

One Saturday afternoon, Jake and I went to his Maw Maw's pond.  We have been really busy lately and he has been talking about wanting to go fishing but couldn't find the time.  While he was fishing, I was in the hammock.  Oh it was WONDERFUL!! Such a relaxing Saturday! 
 He was super excited to catch one. The fish weren't biting as good as he would have liked, but he caught a few!
I love relaxing afternoons with my Husband!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


 After AWANA Janessa loves to run around in the gym.  One particular Wednesday night, we were setting up for a basketball fundraiser.  The basketball goals were set up and basketballs were out.  We were the only ones left in the gym, so Janessa decided to show off her skills!
 Uncle Jake holding her up to score a basket
 Pops helping Janessa spin the basketball on her finger
  Pops holding Janessa up!  

We had so much fun playing with her!  She loved being held up high and being able to hang on the rim!