Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Happy Halloween (2012)

It's hard to believe last year Sam was in Afghanistan and we were living in Utah with my parents. It was such a blessing for us to be around so many loved ones while Sam was away. I can't tell you how lucky we are to have the families we have. I have been blessed with the most giving, patient and selfless parents a child could ever ask for.  I wish Sam was with us last year. We missed him so much. This year I wish we lived a bit closer to our families so we could party on all the special upcoming Holidays with ALL our loved ones. But, you know what they say… it is what it is!!!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sweet Potato Soufflé- A Healthy Fall Treat!

I don't know about you but I am always looking for yummy, healthy ways to enjoy fall! There are so many fabulous things to eat during Fall. There are also a lot of things we love and enjoy that aren't that good for us. Because I have been cleaning up my eating a bit over the last couple of months I have some exciting new recipes to share! 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Bumble Bee Besties

I have been missing from this blog for the past week and a half or so but I have a really good excuse. My amazing parents came all the way from the good ol' USA and stayed with us for a week. Sam took time off and we had some adventures. I dropped my parents off at the train station this morning and absolutely hated watching them walk away. Then this morning I walked into "their" room and it made me pretty sad. There is a terribly empty feeling here without them. I know I just need to look at the bright side of things. It was HUGE that they even came at all, even if it was for one, very short week. It was a packed week full of beautiful sights, gorgeous weather and most importantly- the best people! 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Our Family Fall-ing!

I like to soak it all in. I love the seasons. I love the Holidays. I LOVE my family. I have this fear that I won't remember every perfect moment. That may explain my crazy habit of picture taking. I have been this way for a long time, though. I remember when my first, precious nephew was born. I took hundreds of pictures. My brother-in-law and sister, were concerned, I could tell. My B-I-L thought I was going to make the little guy go blind.  And the tradition continues, my children may in fact have less than perfect vision because of the many times the flash has gone off in their eyes. :) But, at least we will remember every stage of their little, young lives! 
These three are, clearly, my everything.

Friday, October 4, 2013

"Witching" you a Happy October!

Starting in September, the German "Blumen" Gardens have had seasonal squashes... most importantly PUMPKINS! They have these gardens ALL over. You can pick flowers or purchase things they grew in their gardens/farms. They leave a big "kasse" (cash) box and you leave money for the things you take. I have gotten two HUGE zucchinis and Lonydn and Sam picked a giant white flower one time. We have also started small and gotten some mini pumpkins and squashes. 

We have already been frequenting these places for fun AND because I (of course) had to take photos of the kids (and Sam)! Trip was asleep in the car for this fun photo session. Londyn had a ball all by herself. She rearranged the pumpkins and drove the tractor "all over!"