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So last night after a busy day and a busy evening (we had fundraiser orders to pick up and had to go vote, too) we finally sat down & carved our pumpkin!! This was the sketch I drew up for our pumpkin - Michael did his own version of it, though! 
And it turned out pretty good! I didn't pull out the tea lights last night b/c we were kinda late finishing it, but tonight we'll set it out so the kids can watch it glow!

Emma had fun playing in the yuck, too.  She kept trying to get Aaron to get his hands all in it, but he decided it was better just to use the big spoon! Ha! Aaron looks pretty proud of it though, doesn't he???
We're gonna roast up the seeds tonight, too - I love pumpkin seeds when they're all toasty and crunchy!

Happy Halloween!

Pumpkin Patch Visit

We do two Pumpkin Patch visits every year - Saturday was our first at a local Christmas Tree Farm. We started out with a hayride through all the Christmas trees that took us out to a pavilion where we roasted hot dogs & made s'mores. The kids decorated pumpkins & had a competition for the best pumpkins, had their faces painted, and got tons of treats.

We even had sack races - yes, I did race, no I did not win, & no I did not fall either!! Sorry - no pics of that part of the evening!!
It's beginning to feel look and feel like Fall around here - I love it!!


Haven't done one of these in a while... There is so much to be thankful for...
As always, I'm loving my wonderful family!

I'm loving these two so much & how much they love one another & how well they play together... Don't be fooled that they never fight - oh yes - they do fight...but what brother/sister relationship isn't blessed with the occasional quarrel!?!?
 I am also thankful for the cooler temps the weatherman is predicting for this weekend! And I'm loving that this is a short work week for me - I need it, too. I have a ton of stuff to get done Friday before the weekend is here!

At work before sunrise...

though, that won't be the case when the time changes. Right now I can watch it come up over the horizon - and it's pretty spectacular from 27 stories up in the air...

Festivals, Parties, & the Water Sprinkler

Sound like a fun weekend to you?? Sounds like the next couple of months to me, biz-eee!!!!

But oh so much fun, so I'm surely not complaining one bit! Friday night my brother came over - he and Michael had a weekend fence project to work on. My parents came over, too & we all had a nice dinner out - Saturday morning we were up & at it again early! The guys went out & got donuts for the kids while they picked up supplies & my parents came back over. We headed out early for the fall festival at our church. There was so much to see & do...the kids had a blast.
I honestly thought they would pass out at soon as we made it home & take a good nap before we had to head out again, but no such luck there. So, we made lunch, played a while, cleaned up, then got ready to hit up Jacob's birthday party!

They had a blast there, too - we all did! He had a Halloween birthday party so everyone got to dress up in their Halloween attire!
Emma had a twin at the party &…

Emma You Rock

Emma you inspire me! 
I love your independence! I love that you are a non-conformist, how you follow your own style and your own dreams! I hope you keep that freedom for the rest of your life. You are so unafraid to just be you & I think that is a gift.
You're smart & beautiful & sweet & stubborn & determined & outspoken & I love all that! I love that you want to be the rocker for Halloween instead of the princess! I love that you want to read books every night & do your homework as soon as you bring it home (nerd!!) - that you aren't the procrastinator your mother is!
I love that you like music and want to dance when it's on and that you know the words to so many songs & love to sing them (that's from your daddy)!! I love how you are such a wonderful big sister to Aaron - how you help him put his shoes on every day & always pick him up when you hug him. 
I love how you love the Texans - even so much that your new favorite color…

Masters of Disguise

We had fun at the party store today! Emma and Aaron now both have their Halloween costumes... and Michael & I got a little something for trick-or-treating, too!  (And no, that picture of Michael by no means is b/c he's supportive of the person that masks portrays!!!)
We've had a fun day running around with the kiddos - now Mommy & Daddy have a hot date tonight!! The fall season is upon us and the weekends are filling up fast with birthday parties (including Emma's), Pumpkin Patch visits, office Christmas parties, kids Christmas parties - it's all about to be here! So we gotta take the few weekends that aren't already booked and run with them!

Now we just need the fall weather - please!!!

Can I just say...

this has to be one of the best purchases I've made in a while! Now I am sure I am not the only person to say they don't like to iron - but here's how much I don't like to iron. My daughter saw the ironing board the other day behind the door in the laundry room & actually asked me what it was!! I'm not kidding! I HATE ironing! Lots of fabric softener and pulling it out of the dryer while it's still smoking are my secret!

BUT, that won't always remedy the wrinkles & after my niece told me how wonderful her garment steamer was (and b/c I've been wanting one forever) I finally gave up and got my own! This thing is uh-maze-ing! Not only does it get all the wrinkles out of the easy stuff - ruffles, it works on ruffles!! And the itty bitty shorts of my little people that always get rolled up on the ends - it works awesome on those, too!
And it's small, folds up even smaller, has a retractable cord, and wheels to make it even easier to move around!

Finally Got a Blue Room

Is it weird that I've always wanted a blue room in the house??? Well, now I have one - our master bathroom is blue...very blue & I love it!

We actually did this a while back, but I haven't taken the time to take pictures till now. I still have some work to do in there actually - I can't decide if I want to paint the toilet room (not the same color though) or leave it white. And I still need to put some things on the shelves in there - the shelves that my hubby hung for me!

I love the canvas that I found. It has lotus flowers - have I told you I love lotus flowers - and the tips are all marbles! I thought it fit perfectly over the tub and the marbles pull in all the colors I want in the room.I want to find some more accessories with all those colors - I found the perfect ones a long time ago, didn't buy them like I should have, then of course they were gone when I went back to get them. That's what I get for hesitating I guess. 
I played with the new panoramic …

Family Weekend

We had a lot of fun family time this weekend - indoors mainly b/c it rained all weekend long. We had originally planned to hit up a festival, but the weather changed those plans. Friday I took the day off (though I ended up working between all the fun, too) - I started with breakfast with Aaron and had lunch with Emma at school!
Emma's nose is healing so well, too - it's improved soooo much since this picture from Friday. I can't believe how much better it is today. We've been putting Neosporin on it several times a day and it's really working.

We did a little shopping this weekend - had a little fun playing around together!
Emma & Aaron had fun trying on everything! LOL - they really wanted these fuzzy, pink hats, too!

Since it was still raining most of the day Saturday we were indoors most of the day again. My daddy came over to check up on Emma and bring her some stuff to make her smile - and for Aaron, too of course. My mom was out of town, so it was just d…