Wednesday, October 27, 2010


...I found pumpkin spice cream cheese at the grocery store! It is so yummy, I am tempted to eat it by the spoonful.

...I felt very safe since my son built a trap in the backyard to prevent any large animals from attacking me.

...I used more paper towels than any other previous day.

...I made 20 hairbows, with the help of my eldest daughter.

...I realized that my husband makes better chicken fingers than I do.

...I had everyone loaded and buckled in the van before I realized that the car battery was dead and we weren't going anywhere!

...I snuggled with my middle daughter before her nap time and enjoyed her little giggles of excitement.

...I struggled to keep two little girls quiet during family devotions so that the older two would not be distracted in what they are learning.

...My eyes filled with tears as I listened to my favorite little boy read a story to me about a cow that was stuck on a fence.

...I enjoyed a pumpkin spice latte while doing my grocery shopping ALONE!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Joanna Grace

My brother and his wife welcomed their third child, Joanna Grace, into their family today. Jon is in medical school and just began his OB/GYN rounds today, so Joanna was his first delivery!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Piglets! The kids loved watching these little critters oink around.

Sarah and Benjamin conquered the corn maze!! There were 12 posts that they had to punch on their card and they found 10 completely on their own, working together.

We love our baby Ruth!

Rachel had a great time playing in the straw maze, the play house, and the wagon with her cousin Jaden.

Fall Fair

An annual event for us is a fall fair. It kicks off the fall season for us...our favorite season of the year. Here are some various pictures from that day.

No trip to the fair is complete without cotton candy!

Rachel took her first ride on her own horse on the carousel...and LoVeD it!

Sarah went on the roller coaster by herself (it was her ride of choice) and said she was too scared to scream, but loved every minute of it.

Benjamin chose the magic carpet ride.

Rachel chose the teddy bears. She really wanted the yellow one!

We had a great time in the barns, looking at the cows, horses, sheep, goats, and even a camel!

Friday, October 1, 2010

5 Months

Like her new shirt? ;-)