Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Pictures from the pumpkin patch. It is a tradition to go to this pumpkin patch every year. It is owned by D's friend. So we get to pick all the pumpkins that we want. He usually tries to unload some really big pumpkins on us. This year we decided to go out into the fields and pick our own. Drew got a wagon because we were unsure as to which ones the princess and Drake would want. Meg decided to have Drew pull her to the field. HA

Drake decided to help his daddy pull the princess and her pumpkin. How sweet is this!

Hope everyone had a safe and Happy Halloween.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

I am still here!

Too long since I have updated. Hate it when life gets so busy that I don't have a chance to update. So much to talk about. Drake's birthday party was a big success. His parents rented a big bounce house. All the kids had so much fun.

Started school on Tuesday; had a small melt down the night before. Scared to begin a new chapter in my life. All was well after a call from my mother-in-law. She knows just the right thing to say. The first class was very nerve racking with two tests right off the bat. Passed them both. It was a basic English and math test. Just to see if you had any smarts, Thursday was the second day filled with 6 hours of lectures. My brain was mush by the time I got home. It is going to take me a while to get back into the swing of school and studying.
A good friend of D's owns a pumpkin farm. So Drew, Meg, D and I took the babies to get pumpkins. Drake calls them punkies. It's the cutest thing. They each picked out baby ones and then two big ones for carving. I will post those pics tomorrow. That is if I remember to update. Devin and Heather did not go to the pumpkin patch. They took Brennon to a rodeo. Umm I like pumpkins but I would have loved to go to the rodeo and horse show. Maybe next year.
Well another weekend and another deer in the tree. D got an 8 point buck this morning. Freezer is full of meat I don't eat and now another one hanging in the tree. Greaaat!
I played the good wife and took lots of pictures for him to show his friends. Will not be posting any of those anytime soon. Your welcome.

Back to the books.
Many Blessings,

Monday, October 18, 2010


Friday was a very quiet evening for Drake's Birthday. The princess came to spend the night with us and ended up spending the weekend. Her and Drake are getting along a little better. So close in age and her having and older brother causes fights sometimes.
Saturday I went to lunch with Devin and the princess. Love spending time with my Dev. I don't eat out much so it was a real treat.
Saturday night we went to a wedding of one of Drew's best friends. The bride Beckee was just beautiful. Beckee and Drew; Beckee's twin sister Aubrey and their cousin Sam have been very close friends since they were in kindergarten. Drew calls them his girls. It was so much fun sharing this wonderful evening with all of them for Beckee's wedding. I thought I had some pictures but they didn't turn out.
I do have a picture of the princess taking a nap. She is so peaceful when she is sleeping. But look out when she wakes up. She starts talking and doesn't stop. Poppa tried a game with her on the way to the wedding to see who could stay quiet the longest. Um guess who lost. HA
Today was just beautiful. The high was about 65 and no wind. Picture perfect day. A day that I like to do some outdoor projects. Like clearing out the garden. Weed eating and trimming bushes. Drake was trying to help his daddy with some dirt hauling. He was such a big helper. There is so much to do before the weekend. I have made a to do list a mile long and each day we are seeing what we can get done.
Drew got another deer this morning with his bow. Can one have too many deer? My answer is YES. One is too many. No one should have to see a deer hanging in ones yard. Thanks goodness I have no neighbors to speak of. I need a nap!

Many Blessings,

Friday, October 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Drake!

Today this sweet angel turned two! I can hardly believe how fast time has past. It just seems like yesterday that he was born. He is talking so much now and is so funny. Next weekend his parents will be having a very large birthday party for him. I will post pictures of all the fun.

After a fun day of watching precious Drake play with all his toys his mom and dad got him. I am snuggled up on the couch with another angel or I should say princess. Aspen is spending the night here at the zoo while her mom and dad work. Love to watch her sleep. Another sweet baby; yes at three and a half she is a baby to me.

Many Blessings to a wonderful weekend

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ten things

Here is a list of a ten things that I have learned about myself in the past week.

1. I can't live without Craigslist.
2. I really love spending alone time with my hubby (as long as we have been married its good to know these things; ya never know when that could change. HA)
3. I really don't like jeans.
4. HoneyCrisp apples are the best apple there is. Why can I not have them year round!?!
5. I can't live without my mother-in-laws wonderful advice.
6. I am not perfect but that is ok with me.
7. Love Love Love when my house in completely organized.
8. Nike tennis shoes make my feet happy.
9. Nervous and excited about school starting.
10. Love my boys more than my Louis Vuitton purse. This isn't something that I learned this week; its just I ran out of things that I have learned about myself and both of my boys are on my mind. I wish they both were here so that I can squeeze them to death.

Talked to Stephanie today. One of the reasons I love Wednesdays so much. That is our day of the week that we catch up on what is going on in our lives. We both are so excited for her to be coming home next weekend. I can't wait until she graduates college so that she can be home to stay.

Many Blessings

Monday, October 11, 2010

It feels good to be back home. My father-in-law had surgery on Friday; he did really well so my mother-in-law and I was able to bring him home Friday evening. The hospital is a long two hour drive from my in laws so Friday was a very long day.
Saturday was a very relaxing day; D and I slept in and then spent the day just visiting with his parents. It was awesome. Very relaxing. Our lives are getting ready to be really busy so it was nice to just take a weekend to relax and recharge. My Mother in law made chocolate chip cookies and fed us some amazing food that she was trying out on us. One of the things that we like to do is try new recipes on each other.
My father in law is recovering nicely so we felt it was ok to come back home on Sunday afternoon. D and I returned to the zoo with a few less people living here. It was great that Matt and Amanda are going out on their own. We wish them many blessings.
Today was rainy yucky day. I spent the day unpacking and getting a TB test done before I start school. Hope tomorrow I am able to get some things done on my to do list.

Many Blessings,

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Once a week

Maybe I should only post once a week because that is what I seem to be doing lately. Monday I spent the day with Devin at his house. I really enjoyed myself. I wish we both had more time to spend together. His wife has been fighting a virus for several days now. I am praying for her to recover as soon as possible.
Yesterday I spent organizing my closet. Packing away most of my summer clothes and washing my winter clothes. It always feels good to purge all my unwanted items in my closet and get completely organized. I tell you the heavens open and the angels sing with this job is complete. I have a whole list of items I am wanting to get done before school starts. It's just how I like to roll.
D and I are off to the lake tomorrow; my father in law is have surgery Friday and my mother in law would like for me to be with her. D is going to show his support by fishing and hunting while we are at the hospital. That's how he rolls.

Many Blessings

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Beautiful Weekend

Another beautiful weekend. The temps were cool and crisp. Love it!
The zoo has been a flurry of activity. The guys have been hunting and building deer stands. I picked up Aspen on Saturday morning so that she could spend the weekend with us. She is having so much fun with Mariah and Taylor. They had a slumber party last night right after Matt made them Banana splits. Personally I was grateful that they all stayed at the lower level of the zoo because that is a lot of sugar before bed and there was lots of giggling going on. It is so strange to have so many girls living here at the zoo. I am used to so much more testosterone; its kinda nice for a change.
I wish I could say that we got something accomplished this weekend but we didn't unless you count the 3 deer stands that were built. Which I don't. I can't even supervise such an event.
Crazy busy week ahead. Looking forward to it.

Many Blessings