Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday Motivations

Yesterday was beyond beautiful.  A lovely 62 degrees with bright, crisp, clear skies.  Perfect day for pumpkins.

October 28th, Thing 3 turns 15.  Look out world, all three Things will be street legal {-ish: Thing 2 hasn't gotten his license yet, & Thing 3 will only have a permit-- but still, they'll be out there...forewarned is forearmed & whatnot}.
On her birthday weekend we are having all the Things plus a Stretch {Thing 3's boyfriend,on the right in the pic below, looking cool next to Thing 2} & a Blondie {Thing 1's adorable best friend & possible new roomie} for a birthday feast & pumpkin carving extravaganza.  Then, we'll meet up with Nina & Poppy {my mom & dad} to go see our college's production of Night of the Living Dead.

Because nothing says 15-year-old girl's birthday like a theater full of zombies~*

Today was part 1 of birthday prep: Pumpkin Retrieval Day.  Off to the local patch/corn maze/haunted farm house for a good scavenge.

The last two pics feature the Things making fun of me trying to get them to pose for a picture.  In the background of the lower picture is a cute little family experiencing baby's first pumpkin patch.  Little do they know that 15 short years later their son will be goofing off for the camera, refusing to pose nicely & insisting on cuddling the pumpkin he named Zero.  Because its round.  Like a Zero.  Sigh.  I wonder if I can send this pic to the girl he likes in school.  Ah, revenge...
When we got back home, Thing 3 took some pictures of the view from our back yard.  According to the local news, last weekend was optimum leaf-looking time, but you'd never know it by today.  It was beyond gorgeous.

Not kidding.  That's our back yard view.  In that first pic, the closest trees are ours {we have just shy of an acre}-- the fence line is the same in the pic below, which separates our yard from the hay field that runs up to a wee patch of woods a-top the hill.  The same wee woods that I can see from our kitchen window.  The mountain range is to the left of the woods-- we have that view out our living room window.  So awesome.
Have I mentioned that I am totally in love with our house & property?  *blissful sigh*

The leaves on the ground are starting to pile up.  Sometime next week I'll scoop them up & chuck them over the flower beds to help insulate them from the cold to least, I figure it insulates them.  I'm not much of a gardener.  

And here are the Chosen Ones for those overcome by curiosity as well as for Thing 1 & Blondie who foolishly trusted us to pick their pumpkins for them as they had papers to write {mwahahahaha}

Small orange round one is Thing 1's {she said to get a perfectly round one}, Stretch & Thing 3 are sharing the big guy, Thing 2's is hanging out next to the broom.  Blondie gets the funky ridged one {she said to get an ugly one}, my hubby chose the  bumpy- lumpy dark orange one & the pale pumpkin is all me~*

Here's hoping you have a glorious day, full of beautiful, squashy, crunchy goodness~*



  1. Looks like a great day! Beautiful color in your neck of the woods, too.

  2. Lovely photos! It really looks like a perfect fall weekend :)

  3. I like the different variety of pumpkins you showed in the first photos. The day did look perfect and the fall colors are fabulous.
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  5. Wow your views are amazing! It looks like you are really out in the country, so jealous.

    1. I know! And we are only 15 minutes away from the 8th largest city & the 4th largest university in the state-- its awesome *giggle*

  6. I'm so jealous of your property. I'm also trying to imagine my parents coming to see Night of the Living Dead. Not likely. Sweet photos. Happy birthday to your baby!

    1. Lol, yeah, my parents are zombie lovers-- well, my Dad is at any rate~* And Happy Birthday to your baby too!!


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