Thursday, October 25, 2012

Cider Makin'


Every year we go to the pumpkin patch, every year we buy their cider, and every year we cry when the last drop has been drunk.

So this year, we thought we'd buy our own apples, and do the cider makin' ourselves.  Even more fun?  Invite others over to share in the fun, and the work, {and the cost!}, and the deliciousness!!
So that is what we did, folks.
 We took a lot of apples, did a lot of slicing, a lot of crushing, and made a lot of cider! 
 And I'm thinking we're going to have to do this again soon, because there were an awful lot of apples left over ;) 
 I'm seeing some apple pie in our near future.

And the little ones?  They're not feeling so great :(  There has been some sort of illness circulating the house for the last month, but Kam has gotten a lot worse over the last few days.  We may have to make a trip to the doctor soon.

Taylor is cutting four molars at once, sigh.  And her new trick?  I'll let you see for yourself:


Minutes of entertainment, right there.

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Hi There

Oh.  Hi there.  Long time, no blog. 
I'm going to be honest.  Lately, the thought of blogging hasn't appealed to me in the slightest.  Life is racing right by me at about a million miles an hour, and I don't seem to have time to wash my hair {ew, right?}, let alone find a spare minute to blog.  Truth be told?  If I did have a spare minute, I'd much rather spend it snuggling up my lovies anyway.
But. Then I think about how much I love to look back through old blog posts.   And guess what, I can't look back through blog posts if I don't actually post.  Bummer.  So, I guess I'll just have to find some time in the wee hours of the night to devote to this ol' blog here.
So . . . What have we been up to?
 Homeschooling, dance classes {we have them three days a week now, don'thca know}, and everyday basics seem to take up an obscene amount of time.  Either life is just plain getting crazier, or I'm becoming much much more disorganized and spacey in my old age.

Other activities that have been consuming our time . . . 
We went on our annual girls trip with my MIL, and had a ball!


Three days at the beach was just what we needed.


We've also . . .

Recently sold my car
and bought a new {to us} one.

And I've been keeping busy with photography, which has been such a blessing.

Check out this gorgeous family from a session last week:

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Oh my goodness, don't you just want to smooch on those cheeks???


Today was spent at the pumpkin patch. One bottle of apple cider, 6 donuts, and lots of coughs, sniffles, and congestion {from the hay?} later, and I think we need a day to rest and recuperate.

Oh!  And in a couple, short weeks we are headed to southern Oregon to visit my sister.  We can't wait!

What have you been up to?
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