Fall Family Fun

6:43:00 AM

So you may have noticed that I have been out of the "blogging world" for a few weeks... Maybe that's because my life in the "real world" has been moving pretty fast and very busy!  I have lots to catch you up on, so this may be a long post.  So bare with me.  Then again, I have been distracted my "duty" diapers and the tugging of my shirt to come and play already, so it may just be a "coming soon" post...

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OUR ANNIVERSARY TRIP

Our anniversary trip was WONDERFUL.  This was the first time that Wade and I was able to soak up some much needed quiet time together.  But I have to be honest, we didn't just got to soak up some rest or even beach time (because the weather was gorgeous)... We also went to a real estate conference to learn how to "flip" houses.  Before I tell you about the conference, let me say that this has always been a desire for Wade to do... I mean he is in construction and he loves to see old things turned to new.  But the passion goes much deeper than that.  His main desire is to help struggling "little man" companies and even homeless people looking for work to complete the construction on the "flip".  He has such a huge heart and I know God is going to bless him for it... SO back to the conference. We signed up and even payed money to go to a Armando Montelongo Real Estate Seminar.  Yes... you probably recognize the name from his "promising to make you a millionaire in just a few months" infomercial... the infomercial that we fell for.  We got there and realized that it was a huge effort to pounce on the emotions of struggling citizens with desires to be successful.  It was also a way to empty your pockets and put your trust in a man that made millions doing this profession.  We decided that our money was going to stay in our pocket and our trust was going to be in the Lord.  So we took advantage of the time together, learned some about flipping houses and even prayed with some couples that were eager to take this next plunge into real estate investment.  They were excited and we loved having the opportunity to talk about Jesus to several different people! 
One day... we will do this, God's way.


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FALLing in Love TOGETHER

This Fall season at the beach has welcomed us with such good times, wonderful memories and joyous laughs.  We have had some really busy moments, but not the kind where you are running around stressed trying to fit everything possible in a short amount of time.  The kind of busy that is full of family memories and sitting back watching life take place as a family. 

You know the kind of moments where you feel like you are looking downward on a bubble of pure bliss...




Riverfest...
We ventured downtown Wilmington to partake in our first River Festival!  The girls eventually fell asleep in their stroller and Wade and I enjoyed a leisure walk, had a cup of coffee and a gluten-free cupcake!  Lela must have smelled the sugar, because she awoke in the cupcake bakery and demanded a bite!





Then we went to our special picnic place to
watch the boats...






Picture Day and Show and Tell...
Emma Jane actually was the one to remind mommy of her BIG day.  She was so excited to share with all of her preschool buddies the good news...  God's Word.  She tucked her Bible in her little backpack with such enthusiasm and off she went.  The teacher said that she stood up proudly and said,
 "This is my Bible and I read about Jesus.  He loves me very much and I love Him!"

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My girls...  they sure do LOVE each other...

I honestly can't believe I captured such a great picture...

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(Here is where I stopped writing due to the chaos surrounding my typing space and left this "draft" for another day, in another week, during a much more quieter nap time... I really don't know how people work from home?)
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PUMPKIN PATCH WITH FRIENDS!

We went on our first adventure away from the beach in efforts to see a real pumpkin patch.  We drove an hour and half to realize that the only way to the patch was to take a haunted hayride, which was quickly out of the question.  You don't spend years of trying to get your children to sleep all to mess them up with spooky stuff.  So we did what anyone would do... we took advantage of the Family- Style restaurant and ate until the cows came home! 
It took me back to my Daniel Boone days...



We had such a great time hanging out with friends and just being together... who needs a pumpkin when you have awesome friends to enjoy!

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But sense we didn't get a pumpkin, we decided to try again the following weekend 
at a "beach style" pumpkin patch... 









It was a fun, quick way to get a pumpkin! 


FALL ACTIVITIES...
Mommy likes to make stuff and Daddy likes to carve stuff. 
I would definitely say that Daddy did his best this year.  He worked so hard that the girls got bored with the project long before he finished. 


We made a purple, sparkly spider!


October 31st...
We got together with great friends and had our first "trick or treat" party at the house!!  We had tons of goodies and treats and the kiddos... well they were dancing around and hyped long before the first bite of chocolate! 

Enjoying her friend "Minnie" and even met some new friends along the way!

I think the boys even enjoyed themselves!!

Cupcake, Mermaid and Minnie!

I could just squeeze them...



We returned home just in time to pass out the last of the candy bags, recycle some candy (because we had wayyyy too much) and enjoy a nice quiet evening watching Scared Shrekless. 

I have to note...

Not only did my master pumpkin carving husband get tons of compliments for his Mermaid Creation, but one guy even whipped out his cell phone and took a picture.
Although Wade didn't say anything, his face said enough... 






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  1. Anonymous19.11.11

    Great! thanks for the share!

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