Sunday, October 18, 2009

Apple Orchard tradition ...

Just about every year we have made it to the orchards. I LOVE going. In fact, our apples are gone and I want to go get some more! :) I lurrrvvves me some Honeycrisp apples!

This year we made it out just before the cold snap! Yay! And I found a great kit to play with to show off a couple of the pictures I took! It is called Fall Pickins by Colie's Corner:

The colors in this fall kit were fabulous ... the red is my absolute favorite. :)

You can read more about this year's trip and see a few more pictures by hopping HERE.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Don't Sing to Me!

As you may have read earlier, we had a birthday party on the 27th for our littlest man's 3rd birthday. Chase wasn't thrilled about being sung to. In fact, he down-right pouted about it!

For October, I get to play with designs by simply.scraps and Colie's Corner, at Gotta Pixel, and I chose a really funky birthday kit to play with. I will totally and freely admit that the title swayed my purchase:

He didn't exactly CRY, but he did sure pout. :)

and here is his pout from his 2nd birthday!!!

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Oreo Cows, Pumpkins and Apples

I went in search of the amazing fall colors, and they were found. :) I of course didn't want to just take pictures of trees ... so I was very excited when on a quiet country road I was able to stop and take this picture (helped the colors along in post-processing to look more like they did in real life). :) If you haven't guessed ... these are the "Oreo Cows" as my oldest son lovingly referred to them. I thought it was hilarious!!! If you haven't guessed, this will HAVE to be scrapped. Blake was a bit grossed out when I explained that I'm pretty sure this type of cow is the kind made into hamburgers. Hamburgers??!! Yes, Blake ... hamburgers. Blech!! And did you know what chicken nuggets and chicken sandwiches are made of? Chickens? Yes! Blech! And ham, bacon, and sausage come from pigs! Blech!

(Do you think he switched to being a vegan?? ... his order later tonight at McDonald's should tell you how concerned he was .... cheeseburger with apples. Hee hee.)

After snapping some pictures of the fall foliage, we went to the orchards ... they were quiet! I am sure they are very busy on weekends. We started at McIlquhams where I actually bought a couple of decorative elements that were inexpensive, and then headed across the way to Connell's - me snapping pictures as we went.

Check out Chase's new GREEN boots!!! (He loves these things!)

After picking out a pie and caramel apples, we went outside and I planned to take a picture of the kids by the huge fence erected by the apple trees ... when I happened to notice the gate had been left open into the orchard!!! So, I quickly herded the kids over to an abundantly laden tree (yes, nice big words, right?) and snapped a few pictures. They looked perfect on my little bitty screen ... here is what I actually got. Hee hee:

I wish a "posed" shot didn't always have a "posed" grin too ... I need some tips, lol. :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Chat later ... for now .. enjoy these ...

WALLFLOWER by Bella Gypsy

I got to play with this warm and beautifully colored kit by Bella Gypsy this week:

(using a picture from my friend, Katie)

My 3 kids in quite possibly their first group photo! :)

I really need to get to bed, but I just had to share!!!