October 30, 2010

Pumpkin Muffins

Yum. You need to make these muffins. The boys were crazy about them! They are delicious! Andy liked them. Wilson liked them. Luke liked them. Tyler liked them. I liked them. The End.

*I'm just not a food photographer. Or any kind of photographer. Sorry. There is a picture after the link!

October 17, 2010

Happy Fall!

This weekend we went to the pumpkin patch to get pumpkins, ride on a hayride, and buy apple donuts! It was a lot of fun. The boys fed the goats - even Tyler! I also bought mums to plant for the porch. Andy drilled holes in my planters so the water could drain out and not oversoak the flowers. It looks so nice out there now! I bought a new door mat and a sign that is fallish to hang on the door. I tried two new recipes, buttered rosemary rolls and pumpkin pie squares. I didn't use rosemary on the rolls because that is one of the few herbs I don't have...I just used dried italian seasoning. The pumpkin pie squares are pretty good, but not exceptional! I have many more pumpkin recipes I'm wanting to make this fall. Yum!

October 10, 2010

Fall Break!

We've really enjoyed our fall break. It's sad to see it come to an end! I'm always a little down on my last day from a break before returning to school - even though I really like my job. It's just hard to get myself back into the swing after a few days at home with my family. Anyway- here's what we've been up to!
Day 1 - my mom and I took my boys and Cara's girls downtown to look at a bunch of horse statues. We ended up seeing 15! It was fun to see all of the different artwork and read the names of the horses. It was like a scavenger hunt. We packed a lunch and ate a picnic in one of the parks. That afternoon I met up with a friend for a walk in a different park. I got a lot of walking in on Wednesday! That evening we hung out at home and made pizza. This horse is name Bluegrass.

This horse is named Teacup.

Day 2 - I had lunch at The Glitz with my mom, sister, and a friend of my mom's named Cathy. She gave this lunch to my mom with Cara and I for Christmas. It was fun! We've known Cathy a long time so it was nice to catch up with her.
Day 3 - we left for Great Wolf Lodge with my side of the family! My parents, grandparents, 2 family friends, my family and Cara's family all went. We stopped at the outlet malls nearby for about an hour and then went to the water park for a couple hours before dinner. We had a great time that night doing GWL's trick or treat scavenger hunt, playing in the arcade, and listening to story time.
Day 4 - we spent from 10:30-3:00 at the water park! It is so much fun. Andy and I took turns riding some of the bigger slides with Wilson or Luke. If you haven't been you should definitely plan to go! Last night we finally ate at our new Cracker Barrel for dinner as we came back into town.
Day 5 - church, cleaning, laundry, grocery list, etc.