Friday, October 26, 2012

Our 2nd trip to Tanner's.

Oh, Tanner's. 
We can't stay away. 
Matt & Jakob. Tanner's 2009.
 Thank you for being full of rich autumn colors and smelling like cider and cinnamon brooms. 
we love you and your apple fritters. 

You can read about our previous Tanner's adventures here, here and here.

Last Saturday, we met Steve, Amanda, and Jakob to pick out our carving pumpkins. Jakob had somehow managed to spill Amanda's coffee all over himself in the car. So the boys didn't go play that much since Jakob had no coat (it being covered in coffee and all) and it was kind chilly. Amanda wasn't impressed but i thought it was kind of funny. It always is when it isn't your kid... or your car covered in coffee. (iloveyou manda). Anyways, sticky jeans and all- it was a good time.

Jonah got pulled around in the pumpkin cart, since Daddy is awesomely strong like that.
Jakob and Jonah are adorable. They get SO excited to see each other. It's like a reunion even if it's only been a few days. Considering that they used to be together 24/7 though, that's totally understandable. And I love it.  Jakob is so protective and sweet to Jo-Jo and they are always giggling. I got some pictures of the boys together and I'm really happy with how cute they came out. It's been a while since I was able to get them both to cooperate for a picture.
 Jonah got an apple and was very content.

It was a gorgeous day 
 and I'm so glad that we got to share it 
with some of our favorite people! 

Do you have any fall traditions that you do every year with your family?


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Halloween Nails

Color: Honk If You Love OPI! 
spider web detail done by my awesome manicurist :)

trying to get into the spirit of Halloween around here...
just wait til you see our costumes ;)

Friday, October 19, 2012

Apple Butter

Last weekend we went to the Bailey's and made apple butter. We had a good time hanging out with everyone. Natalie wasn't able to make it, which was a bummer. I got to spend some quality time with Celeste though- in the ER- because she had some crazy allergic reaction in her eye. Seriously, crazy. It looked like her eyeball was gonna pop out. (Don't worry, she's fine. She got some allergy eye drops and she didn't go blind.)

While we were gone, Jonah got to hang out with Sarah and the chickens.

photos courtesy of Sarah:

Apple butter is delicious. Especially when Rob's mom makes it. YUM. I love it. The process of making it is pretty awesome, too. A huge kettle of apple mush and seasoning sits over a fire for HOURS and you have to constantly stir it. Everyone took turns stirring and canning. The stir stick was giant and you more or less scrape it across the bottom opposed to actually stirring. I don't know exactly how many mason jars were filled when it was all said and done, but there were a lot. 


Best thing ever :)

Next to him of course:

Hiis Daddy's pretty great too. xoxo.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

What's in my bag?

This might just be my opinion, (and since you came to visit my blog you obvi want to hear it, right?) but there is something AWESOME about another girls purse. It's like a treasure chest. I love reading "what's in my bag?" blogs. Maybe full of receipts, a random jumbled mess of bobby pins and 5 pens that don't work... (or is that just mine?) but under all that debris, i think it's safe to say that you can judge a girl by her purse. not that we're into judging around here but you know what i mean. SO- get ready to judge get to know me better... cause here's whats in my bag!

Purse- Kathy VanZeeland To-gather Forever bag. color: bone


1. emergency hair accessory. i try to stick with greys and silvers cause they go w/ just about everything.
2. snacks. for me and jonah. currently: goldfish and blueberry pecan KIND bar.
3. sunglasses. and a case to keep them scratch free and in one piece.
4. eos lip balm. love this stuff. i have it stashed everywhere. currently: sweet mint flavor.
5. gum. always extra. usually mint chocolate chip, but currently: root beer float.
6. hand lotion. i hardly ever use it.
7. wallet.
8. roller perfume. currently: daisy by marc jacobs.
9. paper and pen. I'm an avid list maker.
10. hand sanitizer. it's a dirty world out there. currently: B&BW dancing waters.

there you have it! if you want to join the fun, post what's in your bag and leave a link in the comments!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Tanner's, and 4 kids (part II)

In case you missed part one, you can find it here.

Petting Zoo
Silly Photo Ops
Lots to do!
because when there is a giant hill, you roll down it.
baby on the loose!