Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fall Festivities

Howdy, folks! Here it is, the Tuesday before Halloween, and boy have I needed to update!

OK, let's see. Haven't heard anything from the nice people at CPS. I did get security locks on my front and back doors, but I think they were just trying to scare me. It worked.

So now I just pretend all of that never happened. Here's what we've been up to so far this Fall. (My favorite season, by the way)

Early in October we met up with Pop and Grama Nette, and my brother, Billy's family at the local nursery for some Fall fun. The kids decorated little pumpkins and planted their own little flowers. And lucky Uncle Billy won four tickets to the Texas State Fair!
Some decorating fun.

Billy helping his youngest, Jorden, with his flower. That's his other son, Jimmy, behind them.

Conner and I scooping out his potting soil.
Fun times were had there.

Within a few days, I was craving some of my all time favorite treat!

Holy cow, I love me some caramel apples...

Another few days pass by, and we settle in for some Halloween cookie making. Another fun tradition for our family.
Conner preferred to decorate in his skivvies.

Not sure how my pictures got stuck over there, but Russell was gifted two cookies from the children.

Every year in Allen there is a "Book of Mormon Pageant". There are some people who own a bunch of land and they have a path cleared through the forest. Dozens of members volunteer and, dressed in Scriptural attire, they take you through the story of the Book of Mormon. We were asked not to take pictures once we were inside, but I snapped a few of the cuteness between cousins before we got in.

Conner and Jorden.

Pop and Grama Nette in front.

Caden, Jimmy, Carter and Karlie.
Makenna in between.

After the pageant, we went to Brahm's and ate ice cream. Conner's face says it all...

Makenna, intending to be Giselle from "Enchanted" for Halloween, got to get her hair dyed red!

Last weekend we left for our new family fall tradition: a trip to Springfield for all the Fall festivities.

First we met up with our niece, Mary, who is attending college in Bolivar. (Just north of Springfield)

I spent some time admiring the beautiful trees outside our hotel room. Have you ever?

We dressed up and attended "Spooktacular" at the Dickerson Park Zoo. One of our favorite things to do at Halloween time.

We went to the Pumpkin Patch where we conquered the corn maze...

...and made hot dogs and smores by a campfire. How fun is that?

Still not sure why my pictures are way over there, but that's Uncle Wes and Aunt Kelly. (My mom's brother and his wife)

We had a great time and plan to do it next year, and the year after that, and the year after that...
Hope you all are having happy times and are staying healthy!


Thompson Family said...

Looks like so much fun! Springfield is so beautiful in the fall.

Kristy said...

So fun! Maybe someday we'll make he trip with you, i dream that I will get to see Fall someday!

Jeanette said...

Whew! You've been busy. Looks like fun:-)

Joella said...

I hate knowing you came to springfield and we didn't get to see your family. I'm glad you had a good time.

Tori said...

ashley, what is the thompsons family's email, i cant view their blog, and cant email them to get permission, cause i dont have their email address

ryerye006 said...

Aww I miss you guys maybe sometime soon I will get to see you. And also its sad but I have only had one caramel apple ever it was good. I want another one! :DD

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