Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

...from our family to yours!

I guess crossing my fingers worked because the weather is absolutely SPOOKTACULAR today!  No really, it's a perfect day!  We've already been to a party and we can't wait to head out later for some good ole fashion trick-or-treating!

Hope everyone is having a safe and Happy Halloween!!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

My Little Pumpkins!

I don't mean to keep talking about the seasons, but I really think we've gone straight from Summer to Winter here.  And between Tim's work schedule (he's been working a lot) and the rain's weather schedule (it's been working a lot, too) we have only made it to the pumpkin patch once!  It's sad because I love this time of year and Halloween is one of my favorite holidays!  Luckily Kami sent me a JibJab video (see last post) a few days ago and and it totally cheered me up!  I've seen it before; a few of my friends have done them with their families and I thought they were hilarious, but it's SO much funnier with your own....I've watched it several times and I laugh EVERY time!

Also making me smile are these little guys.  They had so much fun at the ONE pumpkin patch we made it to.  I'm glad we got to go....and I'm still crossing my fingers for a dry Halloween!      

Thanks, Kam! :)

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Average Mornings

Grandma Stacey (or "Gram" as we've been calling her lately) took the kids last night, so I am all alone this morning....NOT the average morning.  But while I am enjoying it to the fullest and trying to get as much as I can done (taking a little break for blogging, of course ;) I actually miss this......

One of our average mornings....

Sunday, October 24, 2010

How do you like them APPLES?!

Fall is finally here!  The weather is crazy this was hot a few weeks ago and today it is literally pouring down rain as I type this.  Somewhere in between, we had perfect weather and made it to Apple Hill.  I have such fond memories of going to Apple Hill as a little girl and I love that Tim and I have made it a tradition to go every year with our kids :)  What do I love so much about Apple Hill?  Insert the word FRESH in front of every one of these - apple donuts, apple fritters, caramel apples, apple pies (ok I don't really like apple pie, but I like the way they smell), apple cider, apple flavored milkshakes (this last one sounds a little weird, but think apple cider milkshake or caramel apple milkshake)...need I say more???

Bill's Apples

Rainbow Orchards for...

THE BEST fresh apple cider donuts! 
(Fresh like 'they don't fry them until you order them' fresh...and they are worth the wait)

And fresh apple cider :P

Picking apples at Pine O Mine

High Hill Ranch - one of our favorites...and everyone else's,'s always crowded!

The kids thought this duck was hilarious!

Ugh....I have had the worst time uploading to Blogger today!  It's taken me WAY longer than it should have  (seriously, I've been in here for hours) and there is one more pic that I wanted to post (one of my favorites from the day), but it won't upload no matter what I do!  I would blame it on the computer, but Tim would just tell me "it can't be...we have an Apple."  Pun intended...because he would actually call it a Mac, but you get where I was going with that.....anyway!  I'm going to try one more time and then I'm giving up...for now.  

Ok this isn't the version I wanted, but it will have to do!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Goodnight Sun

Enough with the beaches already, right?!  This was most likely our last beach trip for the year so we soaked it all in.  We enjoyed every last bit of sun and sand before it's gone and replaced with chilly air and crunchy auburn leaves.  Which I can't wait for....but we sure will miss the beach!  And I sure will miss these boys playing in the waves while I watch their silhouettes running and jumping across the sunset....until we all sit together on the beach and watch the sun go down and the kids say, "Goodnight sun."  THIS is what I've been waiting for my whole life....for THESE MOMENTS...  

Friday, October 15, 2010


A while ago I got a forwarded email from my friend Jenna about the benefits of drinking water versus the "evils" of coke (but it tastes so good, especially with mexican food)....and at the top she wrote "No wonder you drink so much water."  I don't really....drink so much water.  I might drink less coke than you, Kam...and less beer than you, Jenna...but I don't drink nearly enough water.  I'm lucky if I drink 3-4 glasses...and that's on a good day.  But this email totally made me want to try harder.  It also made me want to pour a can of coke in the toilet and let it sit for an hour instead of scrubbing it clean (if you're as lazy inquisitive as I am, you'll want to know if this really works)!  But back to water.....we've had some hot weather lately and have been trying to spend as much time in it (water, that is) as possible.

The kids love these bath colors!

Cooling off in a cooler (yes, we filled it with water)!

IN the water table (hope this things doesn't have a maximum weight).

At one of our local parks

We can't get enough of the beach this year...