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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I'll have one large pumpkin and a raise, please.

We're only halfway through the week and it's already been quite an exciting {and exhausting} one thus far.

Sunday afternoon, Nick and I fulfilled one of my wishes - to go to a pumpkin patch to pick out our pumpkin.

You may think that's a pretty lame wish, but you have to understand, I grew up in the mountains - we didn't have pumpkin patches. Instead, we would head over to Walmart, the local grocery store, or even a gas station or roadside loaded up truck bed from out of town to pick out our pumpkins. We had lots of fun carving and painting the pumpkins, just not one ounce of fun in the purchasing part.

{And my stars, do I love to shop - even if it is just for a pumpkin.}

So off we went to Georgetown to Bi-waters Farm to pick our pumpkins. It was great to be back in the town where Nick and I met in college and started our storybook romance.

This gal in the next pic went to college there too, but we met looooooooooong before that in preschool. Friends ever since, simple as that. This is Bridget, who you may recognize from our wedding photos as my maid of honor.

The little fluffball she's holding is Hendrix's new girlfriend,

Bella is a Coton de Tulear and Hendrix is a pound puppy, but their different classes can't stop this puppy love ♥

We had a blast on the hay ride and of course - finding our way through the corn maze!

Isn't this hilarious and adorable?

I'm already making my plans to copycat
this in our front yard next year.

We laughed our butts off during this photo and even more after it was over and we saw the finished product on the camera display.

Bella looks like she's definitely done this before with her paw
hanging nonchalantly out the window.

For a moment, I forgot all about my pup while in the petting zoo. I was in love with the farm babies and ready to take them all home. Too bad they weren't for sale, Hendrix would love to rabbit chase all the live-long day.

We took absolutely every chance for a photo shoot with the gorgeous fall colors and I couldn't pick just one to show you.

Sorry, just a few more...

Bridget bought these cutie-patootie pumpkin costumes for our babies at PetSmart just for the day. Thanks, girl!

I'm sure we'll be back one day with our real babies, also dressed up like pumpkins, and also being pushed together by their mommas to be boyfriend and girlfriend.
Can't wait.

To finish up the exciting part of the week, on Monday, I put on my big girl panties and asked for a raise... and got it.

I am so excited to go car
shopping now!
{Probably won't be buying until after Christmas, but that's even sooner than we had planned with the raise now in the picture.}

The exhausting part of the week was getting up at 3:30am on Monday morning to be at a CVS two hours away by 6:30am for inventory before opening. Then finding out at 8:30am that I was also scheduled to work at a different CVS, also two hours away, who was calling to see if I was running late when I didn't show.

Puh-lease. I'm not super woman, people.

The mix-up was fixed {no fault on my part, by the way} but I still had to spend the night at my parents on Monday night, being that it's the halfway point between the stores, so I could make it to work the next day to fill in for the schedule mix-up. I had no clothes, no tooth-brush, no make-up and I was on a serious sleep drought. Thank God for my parents for taking me in! My mom fed me and washed my clothes so I could wear them again the next day.

All of this saved me precious drive time from going back to my house, providing me a tiny bit more sleep for the 14 hour work day and 3 hours of driving I had ahead of me. Not to mention, had I went back to Lexington, Nick would have seen a full blown sleep deprived and work frustration fueled melt-down, in fabulous 5 year old style. The melt-down has now been postponed for a later date. If the raises can continue, I think I can muster up enough willpower to postpone it indefinitley. Ha!

I don't even want to think about where I would be without my
mommy and daddy...


  1. Super cute outfit for the pumpkin patch and a large congratulations on getting a raise!

  2. YAY!!! Congratulations!!!

    && you all look like you had a wonderful time at the pumpkin patch, I love the pictures!

  3. Thsoe pictures are too cute, I love their little doggie hair "blowing in the wind"!!!

    Congrats on the raise! Good for you!

  4. Looks like y'all had a blast at the pumpkin patch :) and I'm loving the puppies' outfits!

  5. What fun photos! I know you guys and the pups had a very fabulous day!

  6. What fun! We still have not picked out our pumpkins, but y'all's pups are ADORABLE!

  7. i love that you took your doggies with you! we had planned on going to the pumpkin patch tonight here in richmond, but i ended up getting a migrane headache. now we're hoping to go to the georgetown pumpkin patch over the weekend!

  8. You know we will always be here when you need us. It gave me an excuse to cook. I am enjoying the homemade angel food cake and wish you had taken that with you. It may be fatfree but it's not calorie free. Mom

  9. Thank you for the Kentucky pictures:) I had the pleasure of staying in Nicholasville for two weeks and just fell completely in love with Kentucky. I'm a California girl but always have felt a southerner at heart. Alabama has always been my 'dream home' but Kentucky sure has tugged at my heart strings. I check your blog just hoping to see more of beautiful Kentucky!!

  10. Congrats on the raise pretty girl!!!!


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