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We met over 8 years ago at church as Shaun was walking in and I was walking out. The few words exchanged sparked an interst that kept Shaun coming back. When we FINALLY began dating 4 years later we soon knew there was something special here. Our first year quickly flew by and we both decided we never wanted to spend another year with anyone else or without each other. We married in the place where it all began on January 1, 2011 (1/1/11) and gave birth to our beautiful daughter Ava Marie on September 22, 2011 our next little one, Clara Rose came 16 months later on February 11, 2013. This blog began with our preparation with our wedding and has entered into recording the days and events of our newlywed life and new motherhood.

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Ava's 1st trip to the Pumpkin Patch!

Saturday we had such a nice family day after SO many weekends of Shaun working and us focusing on getting the house ready for the appraisal.  A relaxing morning at home with a funny baby and a good nap, followed by a lunch date, a little fishing,

 some "Richardson's" ice cream (mmmmmmMMM!)

and a trip to the Pumpkin Patch on what turned out to be a perfect Autumn Day. 

Here are some of my favorite photos of our little pumpkin!  Enjoy a good look into our day!

Somebody JUST woke up from a nice car nap...
 Where ARE we?

Getting ready for our first "Hay/Tractor Ride"

Daddy will help Ava pick the PERFECT pumpkin... (He ran all over and brought her one after another)

Is it THIS one?

NO... there Daddy!

Maybe THIS one?

It could be one of these...

I think  this one...

Hmmm... then again...

This is SUCH a hard decision...

Gee... which one could it be...

There are so many to choose from...


Here comes DA-DA!

And he's carrying the BEST one yet!

Put it down right here...

I'll keep it safe *pat-pat*

Ok, HOLD it!  I think that's ENOUGH!



It's right here!

But then again... (oh my!)

Mommy... I like this place... I feel like I "fit in" here...

Have I told you today that your BELLY looks like a PUMPKIN?  It does momma... in a good way.

The tractor driver took this great family pic!

Found her favorite!  Time to take it home

*sniff face* "Take that!" (to the other little boy on the hay ride) I have the best pumpkin!

Looking through the "littles" to pick one out.  A lady said, "Can I pick THAT pumpkin to take home?" (meaning Ava) 

She does make it hard to resist....

 !!!spots a chicken!!!

Checking it out with Daddy...
 It checked THEM out too!

 THIS is where they live DA-DA?  I like our house better...

Finds the perfect "little one"...

(I love this shot!  Look at Shaun's hard working hand and Ava's perfect little one)

Ava meets the sheep!

Check out that face!  She's SO excited!

An impromptu kiss from a Happy little girl!

And a ride from Daddy's strong shoulders...

Some more apples for Canning...

And Finally time to head home!

Ava got home and promptly pulled out the little pumpkin from the bag it was in (she tried to lift the big one) and carried it around all night.  We put it in her pack and play with her and she just played and played with it (the stem is now quite a bit shorter) amazed with the thing.  What a funny little "pumpkin" she is.  I was positive upon looking at her that we DEFINITELY chose the perfect one to bring home to keep!


  1. Adorable! I SO wish Annamarie would wear hats! I had to be creative when coming up with a halloween costume for her this year since she won't wear hats or anything on her head. :(

    1. She doesn't always wear them (hasn't really needed to with that curly mop), but this one was easy and the whole outfit kept her nice & warm! She did look cute, though... have to admit! I think she and Annamarie would be great friends!


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