In 24 years, I had never been to a pumpkin patch. I wanted to go this year, despite feeling like it was only for little kids and families. Do you ever just have that feeling, like you are too old for something. I cannot wait to have kids so I can do all the fun, kiddy stuff again, and probably enjoy it more than they do.
There is a pumpkin patch about 5 minutes from our house, which was nice. We were about to drive over an hour to a different farm, and decided to check here first. There is always a corn maze there, but we weren’t sure if there was a pumpkin patch.It was a pretty, sunny day and there were lots of pumpkins to choose from. We walked around, took pictures, looked for the perfect, but not to big to carry around… pumpkin and then lastly, we waiting in line for like 30 minutes to pay. Only one person checking people out… come on!
I learned a few things this day:
- Pumpkins are pokey and have sharp little things all over the stem
- People with wagons are way smarter than we are
- Do not wear boots or anything with even a small heel of any kind, or you will probably almost fall 10 times while walking on the lumpy ground
- It was fun regardless, and I liked picking my own pumpkins from the ground and not a big cardboard bin from King Soopers
Here are a few pictures from our day…
And here the pumpkins are at our house…
Have you been to a pumpkin patch before? Did it take you 24 years? I think I am going to make this a new tradition for us!
Bobby and I had been thinking about adopting another dog for a few months now. We wanted Bora to have someone to play with, we wanted to save a dog, but I was skeptical.
I am so happy with our decision to get Das. He is a two yr old, Blue Doberman that is from Amarillo, TX. He was moved to Colorado a few weeks ago, and we just met him and fell in love. Him and Bora hit it off so well. I was worried she would be a brat, but they already love each other.
He is getting used to his new home, but I have no doubt he will be fine after a few days. We love him! Expect to see more of him around the blog.
Bora shows up in the background on a lot of pictures. For anyone that doesn’t know, Bora is a Red Doberman, and is Bobby and I’s first dog together.
On September 8th, she turned one! I was going to be in Nevada on Vacation on the 8th, we we celebrated the Saturday before. She got some new toys and a dog cookie. She was funny because she did not know what to do with the cookie since she never has any human food. It took her forever to eat it.
We also forced her to wear a birthday crown :)
Happy Birthday Bora! I am so glad you are our puppy :)
On September 12th, we had been in our house for a year! It is an amazing feeling and I couldn’t be happier. Bobby has made this year the best year of my life, and I cannot wait to share more memories with him in this house.
We fight over projects, we laugh at each other, we play with Bora, Bobby makes messes for me to clean, the sprinklers break… but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I love when customers know exactly what they want. It takes the guess work out for me, and I know exactly what I need to do to make them happy. Plus, I am the same way when it comes to planning, so I can appreciate that.
My most recent order was for an old friend and I was so happy she contacted me to make cake pops for a family member’s baby shower.
Her theme was gray and yellow, with baby giraffes and elephants.
I have made giraffes before, but it was fun to make them a little different this time.
Elephants are a different story. I have been asked to make elephants before and failed miserably. Enough, for me to just tell the customer, I couldn’t make them. This time, I HAD to make them, and after my first attempt…they turned out awful again. Stupid trunk…
There was no way I could give them out the way they were or make a customer pay for them. So I made another whole cake just for four cakes pops, and I was so happy I did. Here is a picture of the first (on the left) and then the new ones.
Totally different style, but so much better! I was SO happy and am in love with how they all turned out.