Wrapping Up October


I took Eva and her buddy to the movies on $5 Tuesday… we had the theater to ourselves!


After dance class, Eva sat down and said, “Mom, take my picture!”

We met up with cousins in Provo and the kids loved throwing rocks into the stream.img_0085-2

Finn was just the cutest at a family wedding. Seriously. I’m obsessed with him.

My big girl!img_0091-2

We went to our friends’ house for the premiere of The Walking Dead and their little girls made these “Survival Kits” for us. It was the cutest/funniest thing ever!img_0093-2

Finn loved swinging on the monkey bars at the new play area at the mall.img_0094

… as did Eva.

Loving those chickens at the farm

We checked out the new City Center Park in Orem… it’s amazing!img_0134We (well, 99% TJ) carved pumpkins with my sister-in-law and her family on Sunday. My contribution was baking the seeds.

October, you were amazing. You started in Disneyland and ended on Halloween, can it get better than that? You were just too fast! It’s going to be Christmas before you know it, and yes, duh… I’ve already started listening to Christmas music! Thanks for a great month, we packed you to the brim!

Farm Country: Monday Night Activities

TJ was out of town a lot in October, so we tried to keep really busy to pass the time. One Monday Evening for FHE, I took the kids to the farm and they happened to have some little games and crafts that night set up for the kids. Eva loved making her jack-o-lantern cat and scarecrow and Finn loved rolling the pumpkins everywhere, ruining all of the kids games.

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Lehi Fun Center’s Fall Festival

We have Pass of All Passes (seriously, such an amazing deal) and checked out Lehi Fun Center’s Fall festival one afternoon. As usual, that place needs some serious renovation and upkeep. But it never fails to provide hours of fun for my kids! Eva loved the bounce houses, she did the maze one probably ten times! And the corn pit with slide was also pretty cool! Another free, Fall activity… can’t beat that!

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Scarecrow Festival (x2)

Thanksgiving Point’s Ashton Gardens had a neat Scarecrow Festival going on for a week in October. We met up with some friends there one afternoon and were delightfully surprised how much fun it was! There were so many neat scarecrows, the gardens were still beautiful, and it was just a perfect Fall day to be outside!

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We loved it so much, we went back with TJ and Hannah on Saturday. We seriously have loved our Thanksgiving Point pass. Getting to do stuff like this for free? Amazing!

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Jaker’s Pumpkin Patch

We checked out Jaker’s Pumpkin Patch down in Springville with my sister-in-law and Eva’s cousins the last week of October. We had such a pleasant October, that day was so warm! The kids played in the corn pit, fed some animals (saw our first Kangaroo, which made the Aussie blood in me so happy!),  did the hay mazes, loved the slides, went on a tractor ride, and got to pick some pumpkins to take home.

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An Afternoon at Grandma’s

When my parents left, I was too sad to go home, plus TJ was out of town, so we headed to my in-laws to cheer us up. We played in the leaves in the backyard and it definitely did my heart good seeing those cute kids of mine out there!

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A Saturday in September


Woke up early for a High Fitness class!img_0038

Went to the park with the whole fam and this cheese ball!img_0041

Drove through the Alpine Loop! Eva loved the “white trees” that looked like lollipop sticks.img_0042

A gorgeous view with this guy… clearly I had to document it.img_0043

Heart Eye Emojis!

A Night in the Canyon

One evening in September we headed up the canyon with a picnic dinner and s’more supplies. My sister-in-law took pictures of Finn for his birthday-I’ll post those soon… they’re adorable! I’m so glad we did this in September because it’s already getting too cold to go in the canyon at night!

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Last Weekend of August

We had a lot of fun the last weekend of August. We met TJ’s brother’s family up at Vivian Park for dinner and the girls loved exploring together. Then Saturday we went to the Renaissance Festival at Thanksgiving Point. There were tons of booths, activities, concerts, shows, etc. We will definitely do it again!

Also, on Saturday there was a father in our neighborhood who had been deployed and came home that morning. The neighborhood lined the streets with signs, balloons, and yellow ribbons as he headed home to see his children. It was such a tender moment seeing him great his kids and to shake his hand. I was able to teach Eva about soldiers and how we should always treat them with love and respect because we owe so much to them.

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A Saturday in the Mountains

We met our friends, the Mecklenburgs, up at Big Springs Park in Provo Canyon. We went on a little hike first then played with the kids, made s’mores, and while the kids played so well together, we actually got to play a round of Catch Phrase together like the olden days before we had kids! The girls played in the dirt for the majority of the night and so they were covered head to toe… but they had a great time, so it was worth it!

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