Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hike pictures

Chris and I went for a hike yesterday.

We went up on the mountain by our house. There are a bunch of lookouts up there as well as an old fire tower that they are restoring and the Pagoda. The Pagoda is also being fixed up, it had scaffolding all around it, so I didn't get any pics of that.

Here are some pictures. Maybe tomorrow we'll go get some pictures by the lake and waterfall.

Isn't this bird hole neat?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

We love fall!!

It's been so beautiful lately!

There are so many fun family things to do this time of year! We love going on hayrides, pumpkin picking, hiking, camping, hay jumping and anything that has to do with fall!

Saturday we went for a quick trip to a local farm and did their fall festivities. They have some great things for kids as well as for adults. Chris even did some scootering!

We'll probably go pumpkin picking and through a corn maze one day after school this week or next. I still need to get the corn shocks and hay bale for the front porch too!

We've got a week and a half until we go on our next camping trip! We can't wait!! We're going to Elk Neck State Park in Maryland this time around with some friends! All that family time is the best!! I wouldn't trade it for anything!

I'll leave you with a layout. I don't think I posted this one before. I did it for one of the September sketches for Scrapbook News and Review.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


A very, very dear friend of mine lost her husband yesterday morning.
He was 38.
They have two children, ages 4 and 7.
No words can express how sad I feel for her and her family.
I wish I could take away all of their pain.

There is a group of us that talk several times a day on a message board. We are all trying to pull together for her, to help her and her sons. Everyone has made such generous contributions.

Lisa Pace has an auction up on her blog now. 100% of the proceeds will go to our friend. I ask you to please check it out right here.

Thanks so much!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Maiden voyage and a new layout!

Last weekend we had the maiden voyage with our new camper!! Tropical Storm Kyle was trying to ruin our weekend, but we didn't let him! It actually wasn't so bad, the heavy rain was at night and we just had some showers during the day. The clouds broke away for some blue skies and sunshine a few times too! I didn't take many pics, only 18 to be exact! I know I've said it before, it's so nice just enjoying the moment instead of trying to stop things and take pictures constantly! All I need are a few pics to go with the eternal memories!

We went to a campground called Spring Gulch which is in New Holland, PA. It's only about 40 minutes from our house. It was very nice there, we had a great site and were right in the heart of the campground. They had tons of activities including candy bar bingo, hay rides, ceramics, scavenger hunt and even a live band on Saturday night. It was 50's and 60's weekend. Because of growing up with a motown loving dad, I knew all the songs! I actually enjoy that music much more than what is on the radio these days! So much more danceable! LOL

Here are a few shots from the weekend!

We were in an area with a ton of walnut trees. The kids loved collecting them and then playing store!

I almost forgot to report that we had no incidents this trip! No falling out of the camper, no kid deserting another kid, no riding bikes off of a cliff! The truck handled the camper well too! And, of course, it's always a great bonding time!! We are so excited for our next trip out in a few weeks! This time we're going to Maryland!

No other news to report except for this:

Yep, that's our boy! Jack came home from school with this last week! Puts a smile on my face every time I read it!

I managed to get a layout done this week too! I snuck it in one day right before I went to work! I gave myself a time frame and stuck to it! It took me about 45 minutes.

That's all for now! Chris and I have a debate date for tonight! I need to go finish prepping the food!

Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend!