Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Fall Has Arrived

Fall has arrived in the Pacific Northwest. Though I hate being cold and having to wear layer upon layer of clothes, I do love all that comes with fall: falling leaves, brisk walks outside, apples, yummy fall comfort food, pumpkins, and Zoe's favorite, Halloween. We have been busy around our house these last few weeks. We've painted in our bathroom and bedroom; Nathan created extra storage in our laundry room and our closet and I've been doing fall projects with the kids.

Last Saturday we went on the Farm Tour - several local farms are open and have all sorts of things to do from hay rides, hay mazes, food, animals and it's a great time for the kids to see what happens on a farm. We visited a dairy farm, sheep farm and the local Christmas tree farm (they grow tons of apples too!)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Do you ever have a plan for the day and from the instant you gain consciousness in the morning, know that it just isn't going to happen the way you imagined? That is how today is - and it isn't even 8am! I woke up with a raging headache and no meds; when I went to call in the prescription, the lovely automated voice told me it had expired. I had to leave a really nice message asking them to check their records and please fill it as soon as possible otherwise, I seriously may hurt someone. So, now I'm loaded up on Excedrin Migraine, coffee and Solanpas-like Icy Hot in a patch (causing my heart to race, my hands to shake and my next to tingle like crazy) and feeling a slight bit of relief if only my children would quit screaming. They are pretending they are having babies and having to ride in the ambulance (the ambulance is the a bunch of pillows and blankets piled under the table in the craft room - pretty creative if you ask me!) I'm only blogging because I think I'll pull my hair out otherwise!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


It's October first already - where did September go??? I feel very busy these days and that's alright! I am off the rest of the week and we have all sorts of things planned. Halloween is a favorite at our house - Zoe says it is her most favorite holiday (as well as Christmas and Easter!) and she had us get our decorations out this week. We have figured out costumes (just wait!) and are going to work on a fall craft tomorrow - thanks Auntie Darah for the great idea! We will post pictures of our finished product.

We have a lot of things going on this month starting with our Annual Girls Get-Away weekend next week. I'm sure I've written about it before, but is a 3 days of girl time with grandma's aunts and cousins. It is relaxing and so much fun to visit, reconnect and watch the little one's play, play, play. On the 17th, my best friend/sanity-keeper/person-who-always-makes-me-feel-like-I-am-really-a-good-mother-no-matter-what is coming to visit. Even though Darah and Guthrie are only coming for the day, I can't hardly wait. I haven't seen her since July 2007 and we are so excited for Zoe, Teagan and Guthrie to play together - It is long overdue! The next day we have a OctoberFest/Harvest Party at Dennis and Becky's, so we will have a busy weekend!

Ok, I will post more tomorrow - I'm going to watch The Hills online because I've missed the last 2 episodes!

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