Sunday, October 30, 2011

happy birthday, coop

Happy 2nd Birthday to our puppy-dog, Cooper!
Don't know what we would do with out you around.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

carving pumpkins

After our visit to the pumpkin patch we were both excited to carve pumpkins.
Neither of us had carved a pumpkin in years.
We always talked about it, but just never did.

Coop was very interested in what we were up too.

A nice action shot of Nate.

Nate took a not so great picture of me carving that I have opted not to share.
Also, we didn't have any candles the night we carved so we planned to take pictures later.
Well... we still haven't gotten candles and Nate's pumpkin took a turn for the worse, but carving them was a step in the right direction. Maybe next year we will get a picture of the carved pumpkins.

Nate did a tigerhawk (duh!), and I carved a ghost.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

the pumpkin patch

The weekend before last my mom and sister visited my brother, and before they headed back we stopped at a nearby pumpkin patch for the kids to have a little fun.

Does anyone else put hedge apples in their basement to keep the spiders away?


Meagen had to plug her nose while we walked passed the cows.
She clearly is not a farm girl. 

Zander loved the the corn and hay maze.

They took turns picking which way to go next.

Lisa had to get a picture next to "Jake's" grave (her husband's name).

Meagen and Zander took a minute to see how tall they are this Halloween.

 A little fun with my sweetheart. 

Nate needed a little extra help with his wagon. 

We had a blast at the pumpkin patch with our family. 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

happy birthday, nate

Happy Birthday to the best hubby I could ever ask for.
Wishing you many many more, old man.
Also, congrats on one year since you graduated from chiropractic school.
You make Coopie and I so proud.
Wifey & Coop

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

born a model...

Trying to get a nice picture of your three-year-old nephew

And you may both end up feeling something like this...

But in the end it will be worth it to have this...

Monday, October 17, 2011

going to the chapel

Sam's wedding day has come and gone [ :( ], and I can hardly believe it.
Seems just like yesterday we were at her wedding shower.
I happened to get a few pictures while we were getting ready.

The bride's mother using cold Budlight to help with puffy eyes.
Works every time.

Sam getting the finishing touches on her hair.

Beautiful fall colors.


The hubs and I after the ceremony. 
He told me I was pretty. 
I blushed.

Okay, so it didn't go just like that. More like this...
Me: Do I look pretty?
Him: Yes.

We had a great time at Kevin and Sam's wedding. 
My legs were sore for a week I danced so much. 
May you have many MANY years of happiness... and many MANY babies!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

special day

Happy 4 year anniversary to my sister and her hubby! 
Wishing you many many more!

And a very Happy 1st Birthday to our niece Tessa!
Cannot believe you are a year old already!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

cooper gets a fence

Our first home project is finished. It was probably the most important too.
A fence for Cooper.
Our poor dog had no idea what life without a leash could be like.

Some before pictures.

The boys hard at work.

Cooper was all about helping the boys work...or more so he was all about playing with his Mama in the grass.

Okay, unfortunately I just realized I haven't taken any good pictures of the fence yet.
However, here is one I snapped the other day of Coop enjoying the nice weather leash free.

This little family is loving our new fence. 
Although, I  am now making Nate check for hawks before he lets Coopie outside. 
I have this crazy fear a hawk might swoop him up.
Irrational? Maybe.

Friday, October 7, 2011

wilson's orchard

Last Saturday we took a little trip to Wilson's Apple Orchard outside of town.
They had hundreds of different kinds of apple trees. 
All of the tress were dwarf varieties so that people can easily pick them.

Unfortunately, the apple supply was a little low. 
They told us that the next bunch would be ready in mid October, and that if we picked them we wouldn't be to happy with what we got when we got home. 
So we spent the time hand holding walking the rows.
It was very little house on the prairie. 

Next year, I think we will go a little earlier in the season.
Some of the first apples are ready in August.

This was Nate's very first time at an apple orchard.

I was hard at work searching for all of the apples.

Our favorite part was the hay rack ride, thanks to "Bessie", out to the orchard.

I have an obsession with weeping willow trees.
I always tell Nate I want to live under one, although I would just settle for one on my property.

We ended our trip to the orchard by stopping into the little store full of goods.

Jalapeno Pepper Jelly, anyone?
I think I will pass.

We shared the most amazing apple turnover under the shade of a tree.

It was a new fun way to spend our Saturday.