Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I'm a few days late...

On this little thing called the "weekend recap!"  With the middle of the week officially upon us, I figured there was no better time than the present to do a little weekend run-down...I mean it is only 3 days past the weekend, but whatevs!  Haha!  I just had to include this weekend rewind post because this past weekend, although crazy, was one full of family memories that I never want to forget...

That said, let's get to it.
Friday night we had a mini date night, the hubs and I and some friends, and we did the whole haunted house thing...let's just put it this way...I'm not a person who likes to be scared, let alone pay someone to scare me, but our friends invited us, so I couldn't say no.  This is me "pre getting the crap scared out of me" scared face.  All in all, it wasn't that bad...I may have just pottied in my pants a teeny bit...
Saturday was spent cleaning my disaster of a house, watching football and whipping up this super simple, super yummy pumpkin turtle dessert.  We had some friends over for a game night, and I wanted to have something sweet, yet fallish for us to nibble on while playing.  It was the bomb.  Like for real.  Super easy too.  Check it out here.
Sunday morning was spent doing this, as I mentioned yesterday...and I just want to thank you all for all of your sweet comments on them!  I loved reading each and every one!  
Then, after lunch, during naptime, I whipped up these yummy chewy peanut butter chocolate chip cookies to take with us that evening.  Might be my best batch of cookies yet.  So good.
Then, after nap, we headed to the local pumpkin patch that is a huge deal here in Omaha.  This place is ginormous and soooo much fun!  We started going with Madden last year, and have decided it will be a yearly tradition.  He loved every single minute of it!  First stop at the patch was, of course, a picture with Mickey.
The Frankenstines and their ghost baby.
This is an annual must.  But he wasn't too thrilled about posing for this one.
He could have slid down that slide all day if we would have let him.
Madden loved these family style pedal vehicles...Mommy and Daddy on the other  hand got a really good workout in! 
My Mom even came to town to enjoy all of the fun with us!  So sad my Dad got stuck back on the farm, but we had a great time with "Grammy!"
Love this picture of us three.  My mom and her oldest daughter and oldest (and only) grandchild!

This kid is a natural cowboy...I mean look at those roping skills!
Another annual family photo...I just love comparing how much we have all grown and changed in the past year!!
Thank you for letting me bombard your computer screen with all of those photos...

What about y'all?  Any fall traditions that your family does?

Until next time...


  1. We love Vala's and have made sure to take annual photos too :) I love comparing to the previous year

  2. It looks like you guys had a great weekend.. All of those sweets look amazing. I'm loving the family picture too..

  3. hi..nice blog...would you like to follow each other on both gfc and bloglovin?
    let me know..

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    1. I had a typo...any way...I love all of the pictures! It looks like you guys had a lot of fun!

  5. I just came across your blog! I am excited to now be following!


  6. Where oh where are you Jenna??? No posts for way too long! :)

  7. I was thinking the same thing! Miss your posts!

  8. Stumbled across your blog and just wanted to say what a beautiful little family you have! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!