Thursday, October 21, 2010

Squire's Castle

Are you loving fall yet?  'Cause we are!  One of the good things about living in Ohio is being able to see the beautiful fall trees!  They are absolutely gorgeous here.  We definitely had a beautiful earth created for us.  Last weekend, finals ended and externship applications were submitted!  It was time to get out and enjoy ourselves!  We have wanted to go to Squire's Castle since we have been here and we thought that it would be a great time to take the drive up there.  It was a lot of fun.  We went on a little hike and the colors on the trees were just amazing.  The only thing that was a little disappointing is that we didn't get to go inside the castle because there were 2 different weddings going on while we were there...Bummer!  Now we know not to go on a beautiful Saturday!  Here are a few pictures that I took while we were there.  On this little outing I realize how much I dislike my camera....Hopefully, very soon I can get my new camera....I'm always dreaming :) 

Yes, a picture of me!  I was there and have proof!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My Pumpkin Patch

I have finished more pumpkins for my pumpkin patch.  I am loving all of them.  As you can see below, they are all different shapes and sizes.  I just love all of them.  I tried picking a favorite one but I like them all for different reasons.  I have been on a pumpkin break for that last week or two but I am hoping that I can get back into doing more before the season is over.  I still have tons of fabric and even a few different fabrics that I haven't even touched yet.  To answer questions from before, I started with a pattern that you can find here then I just adapted it to make all the different shapes and sizes that I wanted.  Or I did make one of them this way, which was even more simple, but you can only use one fabric per pumpkin that way.  They were so simple to make and I love them!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Going to Grandma's

This last weekend, my grandmother has some major surgery.  My mom drove up from Oklahoma to stay with her and I was able to go for the weekend.  Luckily, the surgery went well and good news was given.  She is now home recovering.  I am glad that I was able to go up there and spend time with them.  I was nice and didn't take any pictures of her in the hospital, but here is one of my favorite pictures of when I was a baby with my mom and grandmother:

 Love you, Grandma!

This is prime time for the beautiful fall colors.  I was able to take a few pictures as we drove by some incredible scenery.  Not the best, but they will have to do.  After all, I was in the car while I took these.

I was also able to stop by and see my Grandpa, Dad's Dad.  It was so good to see him.  I stopped by and he was raking leaves!  He's 84 and still raking leaves!  He amazes me all the time.  I love his house.  Everything about his house brings me feelings of happiness.  I once wrote a descriptive report on his house...I wish I could find that.  Oh well....I didn't take a picture of him, but I did take a picture of his house while I drove by :)  I know, I'm strange....

I had a good time and we were all very happy with the results of my grandmother's surgery.  It was a short little weekend trip, but I'm very glad I was able to go. 

The only thing I didn't enjoy was the fact that it's suppose to be only a 3.5 hour drive, but it ended up taking me FIVE hours both ways!  On the way there, I hit traffic and some construction and then got lost....I thought I would be golden on the way home leaving on a Sunday afternoon, but I wasn't that fortunate.  There was a really bad accident.  They shut down the highway and it took me 2 hours to go about 2 miles.  I won't give details, but it was the worst accident scene I have ever seen and I drove by about an hour and a half after it had happened.  The accident has kind of haunted me this last week.  I have prayed for those involved and their families several times.  It turns out that 5 people were killed and 4 were seriously injured.  My thoughts and prayers go out tho them and their families.

Just so I don't leave on a sad note...While I was in the traffic, I saw a couple of hot air balloons.  It was nice to have the short distraction as I sat and waited.  I even got my camera out and took a picture.
That's all for now...Love ya Grandma!  Get well quickly!!!