Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pumpkin Picking & Halloween Cookies

Do you pick pumpkins or harvest them? I don't know the correct terminology for it. Anyway, the last weekend in June my mom had Bella, Ryan, and Alex plant the little pumpkins in her back yard. Last week it was time to cut them off the vines! The kids were so excited since they'd watch their little punkins grow for months! After we picked them we decorated cornocopias with them (see previous post). The white ones are "ghost pumpkins"

On Thursday we had another Halloween project! Candace and Kristie came over to Ona's house and helped us make some yummy Halloween cookies!

Ah I've said it before and I'll say it again.... I LOVE THE FALL!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fall....My Happy Time

Have I mentioned before how much I love the Fall? It is by far my favorite season. I love all the color changes and the blustery rainy days. My candle collection makes its appearance during this time as well. I have a few faves: Vanilla, Apple Cinnamon, and Pumpkin Spice. Maybe this is why I like holiday bazaars. They always smell like that. During the winter is when I break out the Sugar Cookie candle or bake cookies just because I want my house to smell like that. But yes, I love the fall. I always want to be home, wrapped up in a blanket with hot chocolate (or cider!) reading a book. The other day there was so much thunder, wind and rain I was already loving it and to make everything even more wonderful, it was the day I was making a crock pot stew!!! Oh the house smelled wonderful (and I had a cinnamon spice candle burning too). I turned the heat on, (once Brandon is finished with the new gas insert it will be pure bliss to have that on instead of the furnace) got a book, a blanket and my Chelsea and we sat in the love sac switching between reading and listening to the rain. Simple things like this make me so happy. It was perfect. Then Brandon came home and everything was more perfect. Now if only I could teach him to just sit back and relax and enjoy the fall as much as I do.

Cornucopia my mom and I made from the pumpkins the kids grew in her backyard and the rest of the stuff is from the Mukilteo Farmers Market and Michaels. I ALWAYS need more Fall decorations.

Tree in our backyard. I have been watching the leaves change color and fall off. Maybe I should buy a rake so that I can rake all the leaves up and then jump in them!

I Hit a Quarter of a Century

So my birthday came and went and was relatively uneventful. It was on a Monday (already depressing) and I had to work all day. Brandon took me out for a really quick dinner at Applebees which is literally two minutes from our new house and then Nick, Shawn, Dan and Kellie came over and hung out for about an hour. The night ended with a bedtime of 9pm. Yep, I'm old. I can no longer say I'm in my early twenties. Lets hope this is a good year =)

Thanks to my wonderful husband, we now have a nice LCD tv hanging on the wall in our bedroom. It was MY birthday present, but I suppose I can share.