Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Yup… You get jack o’ lanterns in November

Ok, Ok, I’m still catching up on Fall, but you know you want to see what our jack o’ lanterns looked like.  We carved them on Halloween, then we roasted the seeds and watched a “scary” movie that was actually really dumb and cheesy.  Perfect for Halloween.

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This picture is a little blurry, but oh well.

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My pumpkin. I like a classic jack o’ lantern.

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Timber was not much help.

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Chris got a little carried away and broke a knife.  He doesn’t know his own strength.

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Chris’s finished pumpkin.  He likes a freelance design.

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I loooove me some Halloween.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Catching up with Fall

Yeah, I know that everyone out there in the blogging world has already posted all about Fall and Halloween, but I’m a giant slacker this month.  So I’m gonna do a little catching up and I’m going to post some pictures of our drive to Greenbluff. 

It was a Sunday afternoon and it was super rainy.  We didn’t stop at a ton of farms, but we really enjoyed the scenery and the drive.  It was our first time out that way, and we got lost on our way home.  It was all good though ‘cus our wandering led us into Spokane and right to World Market. Yeah!

Without further ado… Greenbluff

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Ahhh… cute little kitty.

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They were not impressed with the rain.

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Catch ya later.  I’m gonna drive my new ride on outta here.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Corn Maze

A few weeks ago, Chris and I decided to go to our local corn maze with Jan and Jesse. I thought that it was good old fashioned fun, but Chris couldn’t understand the point of wandering through corn while following a map.  Geez. Where’s his sense of adventure? Next year we’ll have to go at night when it’s haunted.
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The point of the maze was to find each of the checkpoints.  When you found the checkpoint, you had to punch your card/map with the special little hole punch that had different designs.

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The maze also had a few carnival rides and some helicopter rides.  It was pretty cool to see the helicopter flying overhead while we were walking through the cornfields.

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It was a good day, and I know Chris had just as much fun as the rest of us. Even if he didn’t want to admit it.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I’m Blogging Again!

Hey there! Remember me?

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It’s been a couple of months, and I’ve had some serious writing block.  I’ve attempted to post several times, but alas, writers block struck every time.  Well now I feel like that writers block is over.  I have a few big things to talk about over the next several days.  It’s been a non-existent couple of blog months, but I’ve had a lot going on in real life.  I can’t wait to tell you all about it.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award

Hey.  Guess what everybody! One of my favorite bloggers, Elizabeth over at love is the adventure, left me an award last week.  Check it out:


Isn’t that cool?  I feel so honored.  She has such a great blog, and it makes me smile to think that she enjoys reading my blog too.  Elizabeth is a PhD student in theater, and she’s always sharing her views on life and her adventures with her husband Kyle.  If you haven’t read her blog, you really should check it out. 

Here are the rules for accepting this prestigious award:

Thank the person.

Thank you Elizabeth! It was so nice of you to think of little ol’ me.

Share 7 things about yourself.

1.  I grew up on a big cattle ranch in Montana.  I spent my childhood making bows and arrows out of tree branches, splashing in the creek that ran through our ranch, playing with baby kitties in the barn, and riding horses.  Cattle drives were a way of life and my high school job was cutting hay.  I had the world’s best childhood.

This is not a picture of my actual childhood, but it might as well be.
2.  I hate the sound of liquids being poured from a pitcher. Especially in the morning.  I grit my teeth when I pour myself a cup of coffee.  Nope, none of those horrible little fountains in my house.

3.  I have three cats, but my favorite cat is Amira, otherwise known as Mimi.  Don’t ask me where she got that nickname.  It may sound mean to say that she’s my favorite, but she has tons of personality that only someone like me could understand. For instance, when she growls at me and tries to bite, it really means she’s playing and loving every minute of being evil. What’s not to love?


4.  I hate the word moist. Look at what shows up when you enter it into Thesaurus.com:


That word just sounds dirty, and I really don’t want to use it to describe a cake or other food product.

5.  I love the TV show Friends.  I still watch it over and over because I own the whole series on DVD. Johna makes fun of me because I still cry when Ross and Rachel break up.  What? It’s sad. Even after the 789th time I’ve seen it.

6. I can quote the movie Wayne’s World almost word for word. Aladdin too, and The Little Mermaid, and Spaceballs. It’s a gift… and it’s not at all pathetic or weird.

7.  If I never had to work another day of my life, I would travel and throw pottery.  Not throw it at a wall… you know… make pretty vases and whatnot.  I love to make pottery.  Here’s a vase I made:

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Pass this award on to 5 other recently discovered blogs.

I’m pretty new to the blogging world so all of these are recently discovered to me.  I seriously love these blogs. Check ‘em out:

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sunday Drive

Chris had the day off on Sunday, so we decided to go on a little drive in the mountains.  Getting out of the hustle and bustle of town does wonders for the soul.  We drove, we walked around a little, and I took a ton of pictures.  I love being out in nature.

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Thimbleberries… Yummy.

Check out this bee.  I spent a few minutes trying to get a good shot of him.  I wish he wouldn’t have been hanging out on knapweed.

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We decided to stop by the river to look for fish.  The water was so clear, we could see several cutthroat trout swimming in a deep pool.

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The only creepy part of the drive was this random scarecrow tied to a tree in the middle of the woods.

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What the hell is this guy doing way out here?