Going Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so Sarah went pink in honor of her great-grandmother.

photo 1 copyeditedOur local beauty salon was going pink to raise money for a women currently going through treatments for breast cancer.

photo 2-2 copyeditedIt was a fun way to raise money and awareness.

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Pumpkin Pickin’

Last week was Fall Break for the kids, so we made our annual trip to the local orchard for some pumpkin pickin’.

The weather was absolutely gorgeous!

We like to go out to the fields to pick one, but this year we just picked from the ones they had already brought in since Brian’s ankle was still healing a bit from when he sprained it last month.

Sarah didn’t care one bit.  She thought it was an adventure anyway!

pumpkinSarah had a blast picking out our pumpkin and looking at all the odd shaped ones.

gourdWe even got to enjoy a hayride before we left with our pumpkins (Sarah had to have her own baby one, too) and the usual necessities of apple cider and apple donuts.  Oh, man!  Those donuts are a little heaven on earth!  They put out large batches of 1/2 dozen containers and they are all gone within minutes.   Yummo!

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Shop Much?

Wednesday was payday, which translates to grocery shopping madness day.

I usually do one big trip to Aldi’s each month.  It’s too far away to do it more than once a month considering we hardly ever go into Lexington anymore.  I also usually make one big trip to Sam’s and then will most likely end up stopping for a few items again later in the month.  And then there is always the pleasant Walmart trip. Not.

So 9am Wednesday morning I put down the back seats in the car, throw in the cloth grocery bags, and off I go to…

Sonic (must have caffeine reinforcements!)

Discount bread store





And home by 1:30

(would have been sooner, but I had to pick Daniel up from school on the way since he had a bad headache)

photo 2-2 copyeditedUnderneath those Walmart bags are cloth bags stuffed with all the Aldi’s goods!

photo 1 copyeditedAnd that doesn’t include the stuff on the floorboards in front of the middle seats.

Can you say TIRED!

And then all that stuff got dumped in my kitchen…


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