Friday, September 11, 2009

In the air

I am not sure why Fall is so many peoples favorite season...I mean, I do, because it is mine, but being the pre-season to the most dreaded could it be liked so much?

Crunchy leaves, caramel apples, pumpkin roll, Trick or mornings and cool night and warm in between, AHHHH.

Here in my city it is also the time of year the circus (not just any circus but The Ringling Brothers circus!!) comes to town! I love walking to our car on those crisp nights.

We LOVE the pre show too (free to anyone that has tickets to the circus), elephants painting...what?? Go and see for yourself!

Our family loves the circus, and we try to go every year. And we like to take my Grandma along who also very much enjoys the circus!

With deal a deal this this, you can't go wrong:

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We are hoping this one comes to our city:

“I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Feld Entertainment. Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.”

Saturday, September 05, 2009

We will miss you Mr Jeep

Just for my own records I wanted to post pictures of our beloved Jeep.
Awe. It is so sad to know they will be killing our Jeep when the government pays the dealership we traded it to.

Don't get me wrong the new Subaru is wonderful, we were just attached to our old trusty Jeep.
But just for sentimental purposes here you (I) go:

We will hardly miss the messes you made on our nice driveway.

Friday, September 04, 2009


Awhile back I was talking on Facebook about the cupcakes I was making for my brothers girlfriend for her birthday (which is the same day as E's bday!).
She has a pet hedgehog Quilla who is so cute. I saw in a Martha Stewart Living magazine a hedgehog cupcake pattern, so I just had to try my hand at it....take a peak:

It took forever, but they were so cute!

Some are better than others.
The frosting was really melting because it was so hot that day.

This is what they looked like in the magazine, not bad for my first real
cupcake decorating=)

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Vacation Day 2

The day after we went to the zoo we went whit water rafting as a family.
We were very much looking forward to this adventure, and boy was it.
Josh and I and Merci paddled our hearts out for 11.5 miles.
There were tears, there were many times we gave up and there was fun in between.
We needed a bit more man power and bigger rapids, I cannot wait to go with some adults to bigger rapids!

Our little look out.
E was not help paddling, since the paddle was twice as big as him, so he sat on the front of the raft to watch for rocks=)

After lots of screaming and crying we finally got E to get off the raft into the water-we went on the family float and the rapids were nothing to fear, so much of the trip was calm water, so we swam a lot.
(60 degrees...brrr, but it was mid 90's so it felt really good!)


My love.
My heart flutters just to look at him.
I am forever grateful for this man.

The scenery was beautiful all around.
It was so peaceful amidst all the hard work of paddling for 11 miles.
My arm sure did ache for days.