Saturday, September 29, 2012

Another 1st

We had another 1st this week!!
Olivia had her 1st field trip at school.
She took her 1st bus ride to get there.
They went to the pumpkin patch. I (of course) went with her and her class.
It was adorable.
She was ecstatic on the bus. 
That was probably her favorite part.
I just loved watching her interact with her friends.
LOTS more pics to post on this momentous (ha) event.  Coming soon....
Liv on the bus:

Friday, September 28, 2012

Fall is in the air!

It is definitely fall in Michigan!  We are waking up to cool temps, there is a nip in the air, and the trees are starting to turn colors!
Here is my front porch..the beginning of my fall display.  We grew the gourds!  The pumpkins didn't take this year, so this is one that Liv got on her field trip to the Pumpkin Patch.  The mums should be in full bloom soon too!
And this is a view of our back yard!  The trees are starting to change.  This is our first fall in this home...but I bet that this is going to be beautiful in a couple of weeks!!

Happy Fall!!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

County Living...

Simple joys of living in the country....
This is the view of the sun rising from my bedroom window:
Not a bad site to wake up to, huh?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting...

I am linking up with Michelle...(I know post overload today) of my fav hobbies :)

Love this look:

How cool is this? Blake would DIE!

Cutsie pumpkins...

I made this last night. This pic is not very appitizing...but it was GOOD (and super easy)!

I could totally make this...I think I will :)

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It's our Anniversary!!

Happy anniversary Ryan.
It's been 3 years since we got married and 5.5 years since
we met and I still get butterflies when I see you walk into a room.
Thanks for making me the luckiest girl in the world.
It's been a great three years.
Here's to many more. :)

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Today I am linking up with Jamie for "What I'm Loving Wednesday"

I am LOVING that Blake is such a sweet, caring, SMART boy.  I never have to worry about his behavior at school...makes a mama proud!!

As always I am loving being a mom to this sassy, pretty, energetic little sweetie.  I am not loving that she fell down and got this boo-boo on her nose.  But she is still as beautiful as ever!!

I am Loving that my sister is getting married in ONE week.  We are leaving for Vegas next Wednesday...and she will be getting married on Friday!  More than anything, I am really just LOVING that she is so happy.

As a bonus to that, I am LOVING that we get to go to Vegas....and that we get to stay at Mandalay Bay - where the wedding will be :)

Head on over to Jamie's blog and link up!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

What I've been wearing

Michigan weather has taken a drastic change over the past week or two!  Fall is in full effect.  Its a little crazy...COLD in the morning (30-40) and then pretty nice by the time I get out of work (60-70).
Here are some of my work outfits...
Shirt: TJMaxx
Skirt: Kohls
Shoes: Payless

Shirt: JCPenney

Pants: Forever 21
Scarf: Aeropostale
Shows: DSW
 Shirt: Ann Taylor LOFT
Pants: Candies from Kohls
Boots: Christmas gift from my mama :)
I am really getting the itch to do some fall clothes shopping!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

CMU for the Win!!

This weekend I traveled to Iowa for work for the CMU vs. Iowa game.  I go because I am responsible for the pre-game tailgate party.  We invite our alumni from all of the surrounding states!
Iowa was just a 1 hour plane ride, so we rode the charter flight with the team.  We left on Friday and were back on Saturday...quick trip!
We went to Iowa with nothing to lose, and little hopes. We are a MAC team and Iowa is Big10.  We were a little out of our league...
BUT, to our excitement and Iowas surprise...we WON!  It was very exciting.  Right down to the wire!
My boss and I on the walk-though Kinnick Stadium on Friday!

Celebrating an exciting win with CMU fans after the win...

I had the privilege of watching the game from the we were right next to all of the action!!
The stadium sure did clear out fast...I think that the Iowa fans were a little shocked!

Great win for CMU...and make for a fun trip for me!
Fire Up Chips!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Giddy Up!

The Fall Fun just doesn't stop around here!!
On to the pony rides.  Although....I would not call this GIANT HORSE a pony!  Blake was definitely the smallest boy in the pony line.  All of the BIG kids (like maybe too big to ride a pony) took off to the itty-bitty baby horsies...and left this giant to my Blaker.  He didn't mind!  He climed up like it was no big thing at all!!
He got up and whispered (ever so proud) "I don't need help." 
OK big boy!!

He was in heaven. 
The minute that the horsies took off he said in a loud and proud voice....GIDDY-UP!
The pony-attendant-girl was cracking up.
He proceeded to "Yee-Haw" and "Giddy-Up" the hole time.
It was great.
Then he busted into a live version of "Ridin' the Range" from one of his favorite shows, The Backyardigans. 
He got off...and was walking with his chest all puffed out :).
He said "I wish I had my cowboy hat."
We have a natural on our hands!
And once again...Poor Liv is just too young.  But she did get a kick out of watching!! 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fall Fun - Part 3

Apple Orchard fun - Take 3!
The pure happiness on Blake's face here is great.  He was So proud of himself. Ahhhh!!

And they're off!!

Blake was taking this barrel driving VERY seriously....

Poor sweet Liv is just a little to young this year to ride.  Next year, sweet girl!!

And now on to the train...we have a little conductor on our hands!!  Chooo-choo!!
 Ringing the bell.  The.whole.time.
I just cherish all of these memories with these two sweet babies!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Horsing Around - Fall Fun Part 2

A few more pictures from our weekend trip to Anderson and Girls Apple Orchard!
Check out these cool swings that look like horses!!
 The kids thought that they were awesome...
 My heart just swells when I look at this little beauty...what an angel!!
 Yee-haw, cowgirl!!!
 Two for the price of one!!  Poor Blaker...he is getting so good at "tolerating" his baby sister.  She is just obsessed with him and wants to be with him every minute, of ever day!
 so sweet!!
Until next time cowpokes!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fall Fun!

This past Saturday Ryan was in a golf outing so my mom and I took the kids on a little adventure.
We wen two a small pumpkin patch and then an apple orchard as well.  It was a beautiful day and the kids were so good.  I have some pictures to share.  I will start with these, and add more soon!!
I told Liv to "go pose by that tree with your pumpkin"....look at this peanut, this is how she posed, BEHIND the tree...she is something else!!
There were ALL sizes of pumpkins and we let each kid pick one.  They both picked these tiny little cute.  Pumpkins ranged from these to HUGE $10 pumpkins.  These were 75cents.  I guess we can afford that :).
 This was as Anderson and Girls Apple Orchard.  They have ALL sorts of things for the kids.  A petting zoo, lots of animals, hay rides, pony rides, ice cream, etc.  They were in heaven.

This is just a little glimpse into the future...Blake cruising around with Liv riding shotgun.  Yikes.
 Checking out some fish in the pond.  Of course Liv has to get as dirty as absolutely possible.  She is something else!!
 SO cute :)

Exploring all that there was to see....she is just growing u so fast.

I can (and will) dress her as girly as possible...and nothing slows this girl down.  She is wild!
 My handsome Blake and his cheesy grin :)

More fall fun pics to come soon!!