Pumpkin Patch 2016

This year we ventured to Canon City, Colorado to Diana’s Farm and Pumpkin Patch. It was worth the drive and really reasonable compared to other pumpkin patches around! I recommend it!fall2016_pumpkinpatch-1fall2016_pumpkinpatch-2fall2016_pumpkinpatch-3fall2016_pumpkinpatch-12fall2016_pumpkinpatch-7Searching for their “perfect” pumpkins. fall2016_pumpkinpatch-9fall2016_pumpkinpatch-8fall2016_pumpkinpatch-5

fall2016_pumpkinpatch-11fall2016_pumpkinpatch-14Above: I found my perfect pumpkins :) fall2016_pumpkinpatch-18

Our littlest “pumpkin” – okay, okay I’ll stop with the fall references ;) fallkids2016-1-2

Ted strongly suggested that I got in the picture. I really dislike being in front of the camera anymore. But I knew for the kids sake and the fact that we can now look back years later and have THIS amazing gem, it would be worth it! I honestly almost didn’t share this image because this momma isn’t as tiny as she used to be. My biggest yet, but it is where I’m at and I know I won’t be here forever. Thankful for this little one growing inside!

Ted took all of the above photos with our Canon and I edited them. Below are iphone photos.

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“Mommy, where are my toes? … There they are!”

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Chaseyboy helping Evey down the biggest slide.

Another fun, HOT trip to the pumpkin patch for the books!

Some “throwbacks” below minus a few years I didn’t blog:

Baby Chase – Harvest Farm 2009

Pregnant with Shailo – “Punkin” patch 2011

Pumpkin Patch 2012

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Apple Orchard + Pumpkin Patch 2015

Aspens + Kiddos

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Chaseyboy, age 7.

I love this boy’s spirit of adventure. He’s always up for a trip to the mountains, or a nearby creek or trail. Here he is with his newly lost top tooth next to the giant one which came out months ago :)fall2016-1fall2016-2Shai, almost 5-years-old.

Literally everywhere we go Shailo collects sticks or rocks or pinecones. “Treasures” to him! We have many lying around our yard from all over Colorado.

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She can be super girly and usually will choose a pretty dress over anything else, however, she’s always running just a step behind her brothers. She’s a brave little wildflower!fallkids2016-1-6Everly in her beautiful dress made by The Simple Kind . We couldn’t pack it up for fall, so she’ll be wearing it with leggings and a sweater when the weather cools down! fall2016-13

It was a beautiful and quite memorable trip to spot the changing Aspens! Just to keep it real – and look back and laugh someday – the drive 1.5 hours into the mountains was great but upon arrival there were many tears she by Little Miss Ever over her jacket hood being down. We also forgot our dog Lewis’ leash and he wasn’t allowed to wander about so we had to leave him in the car which caused more tears and frustration from ALL of the kids. The mom and dad of this adorable bunch exchanged some not-so-kind words in the midst of the chaos. And THEN we enjoyed our time in the mountains. :) Well worth it all in the end. Will we do it again, yes. Will it be chaotic, you bet. Such is this life that we’ve chosen and I find it truly amazing!

ALL photos above were taken by Ted and edited by me. The photo below was snapped on my iphone to capture daddy in the pics as well. <3

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Spring Snow(s).

Our Colorado winter was a little lacking but along came April and so this the snow! I’m not particularly fond of cold weather but enjoyed it because a) my boys (Ted included) love the snow. b) Colorado desperately needed it and c) because I knew the Colorado sun would melt it in no time. Here are some photos of our spring snows:

581795_10151344515076989_421121396_n‘Today’ was just 2 days later. This is Colorado (and I’m sure elsewhere … but from the winters we experienced while living in Wisconsin for 7 years, this is pretty amazing.)
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Above: Here is Ted running from me like a sissy man ;) after he pummeled me with now. Hehe20130424-202746.jpg

Chaseyboy wanted to help me out by kicking the snow off the car. Sweet boy.20130424-202759.jpg

We had a cancelation but had already left the house, so I took the boys out for a spontaneous date. It was really fun and memorable.20130424-202833.jpg

We enjoyed the temporary weird Colorado spring weather … but I’ve gotta say, we’re thankful for the sunshine’y days now!