Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pumpkin Patch 2008!!

Yes folks, it's that time of year again!! Time for the 3rd Annual trip to Stoney Ridge Farm!! This year Julie, Nick, and Linda joined the usual suspects- Jaimie, Ethan, Jana, Aaron, Chelsey, Alex, Mathew, and myself, of course. (we missed little Jamie, but she was partying with her gal pals) We were almost a full tractor ride ourselves!! We had a blast running through the box maze, trying out all the photo op places like the growth chart, scarecrow and cowboy, then were on to the animals!! Nick brought quarters, so he and Ethan fed the mini donkey and horse, and the geese/ducks/turkeys. Nick confused a horse for a kitty, and Julie confused a dove with a peacock (made for each other, eh?!) We took turnes riding the tractor carts out to the pumpkin patch, and went immediatly for the corn maze! Nick, Julie, Jana, Mathew and I ended up down a different row than every one else, so once we figured out we were going in circles, we made for the back door!! Nick was VERRA disapointed in our cheating, and had to pout a little. We found 2 wheelbarrow loads of pumpkins and gourds in the Gourd field, and headed back. The pumpkin Jaimie is lugging is the "baby-got-back-botty-licious Lula" (complete with enough butt cheek that there is crack- honest to goodness!!!) I believe it tapped out at 41 pounds!! After the treck to get the pumpkins to the front of the farm, we were ready for a nap, but powered on to Nina'a in Everson for a little lunch.

Jaimie, Ethan and i carved pumpkins on Sunday, and Ethan was all over it!! He kept saying "Remember when we did this last winter..."- it was really cute! He helped clean out his pumpkin, and did most of his own carving! Jaimie and I picked out a green pumpkin too, so we could carve out eyes and hide them under the trailers when we go camping for halloween... but since hers had a soft bottom, she left him in tact for now. Mine is a bloodshoot eye and a squinty eye, though in retrospect I should have done both bloodshoot. Oh well!! My other is bats flying with a partial moon... it was fun!

Fall Is Here!!

For those of you that follow my blog, here are a few pictures Steve and I have taken of this glorious fall season! The one with the mist is the "view out Steve's office window" as he likes to call it, and the other 4 I took from places around Whatcom County. Enjoy!!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Remember that Hotter than Halfax day in August?

I thought these were fun- that hotter than hell day in August? Steve and I hung out at home, missing a river floating day, but in the meantime, consumed almost a 1/2 gallon on vodka, spent the day with our feet in the kiddie/doggie pool, reading books, (yes, Janet Evanovich) and danced on the lawn at sunset to Garth Brooks "Work'n on a full house" (yes, we walked out the isle to that). It was hot out, but great hanging out with my husband and doggies!


Saturday, October 04, 2008

So.... Since I was last here...

I would like to announce the beautiful marriage of Paul and Dori MacAbee!!

Paul and Steve have been friends since... well, forever. They are like two peas in a pod, and talk more than I do with my girlfriends on the phone when they are far apart. Paul is the big brother I never had, and some times I think I am the den mother they both need! Paul is such a sweet, kind-hearted, making sure things are ok find of guy. I feel blessed that I am the one that he used to cry on my couch between girlfriends, while Steve was outside having a cigarette and oblivious to Paul's need to share with me. I have been there through jumping cars, almost sinking vessles that shall not be named, guys night, fires and druck driving in the field, flippin' tombstones in the woods, and random parties over the years (Go Yettie, and Paul is the hottest guy in drag I have ever seen!!)! He took me on my first Harley ride, and I'll bet his nipple piercings have never been the same since! ( Sorry!!) I just can't say enough good things- for every dumb-bunny, jackass thing he and Steve have done, here has been something kind-hearted in return- I just love they guy to bits. As for Dori, I can't think of a better person for Paul to fall in love with- she's practically a Doctor for crying out loud!! (she's finished in May- Go Girl!!) We all know Paul and Steve never just hurt them selves- it's a flat out WOUND! ( see Paul's Propane tank incident for perfect reference) But on top of that, she's really great! She's very down to earth, and a good center for Paul's tendancey to be outragious. She's fun, smart, and even though she's from Eneumclaw, she actually likes to hang out here when she's in town! She's a great partner for Cranium and a great resource for when Steve turns blotchy purple on New Year's and Dodson's is the closest thing to a drug store we can get to in our "festive" state (in heels, no less). I think, as she said on their wedding night to Steve and I, that this "is marrying into a great, solid friendship", that she is very right. Steve and I are proud to have her as part of the family. Congrats, and we love you both!!

Steve and Dori at the reception having a "moment"

Steve and Dale boogying down!

Just us...