Monday, October 18, 2010

Pumpkin Patch & Other

It's been hard keeping up on here. I thought I would have time over the weekend to update but a 'no plans' weekend turned out to be busy and eventful. Saturday Hub and I, our friends, and our two pups ventured out to a pumpkin farm.  
We went through the corn maze, the girls and dogs took the 'easier/shorter' route and the boys took the 'longer/harder' route. We thought for sure we'd beat them. Lori tried navigating through the map and when that eventually failed we tried to follow others who looked like they knew where they were going. 

Near the end of the maze we kept getting turned around/lost, then we looked up and saw them watching us from a lookout point. Sure enough, they had won the game and were waiting for us to find our way through. But hey, we had two dogs with us.. and we were enjoying the day anyway ;)  After that we got a bite to eat then picked out our pumpkins to later carve. 

Besides a little wind, it was a nice Fall day to be outside and Roxy loved the extra long walk.

Afterwards we dropped Rox off at home, ran errands, went over to Hub's parents for awhile then picked up Famous Dave's delicious food for dinner and watched Invictus
(I'm pretty sure that's a run-on sentence- oh well ;)

Invictus is a touching true story about bringing together a racially and economically divided country, South Africa, in 1994. Newly elected South African Nelson Mandela believed he could bring all his people together through one common ground, one universal language...a sport. In particular, their country's rugby team the Springboks. He showed his support by attending the games and talking personally with the captain of the team. The Springboks worked hard and won the World Cup in 1995 which indeed united the people in cheer. It was incredible to see how one common interest, a sport, strengthened the entire country. It was a great movie, I definitely recommend adding this to your Netflix line up!

Sunday we did a deep Fall cleaning of the house and took care of the yard work. Later we had a couple friends over for Redskins Sunday Night Football game against the Colts. We lost, but it was a good game. The Colts are a great team and I'm proud of the Skins for hanging in there and giving them a fight till the end!

Other news/thoughts: 
Sunday morning I got a call that my younger brother was in a car accident with friends early that morning. He is, thankfully, okay and was able to walk away with minor injuries. But a girl, friend, that he was with is suffering major injuries, including a broken arm and broken femur, which she had to have surgery for today. The scary part is that this happened in a neighborhood. The vehicle went through a ditch and hit two trees. I cannot share the details of what happened because the case is still fresh and under investigation, but I'm just very thankful that everyone is alive and okay, and that something much worse didn't happen. So if you could, keep her in your thoughts and prayers that she can recover fast and be able to chase her one year old son around soon. It's a solid reminder to be careful out on the roads, even a small accident can cause much damage.

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Jenn said...

I love the fall pictures! And yes, I agree - I was very proud (and surprised) that the Skins were able to keep up with the Colts. I'm sorry to hear about the accident, but am too glad everyone is ok!

amylou said...

your maze photos look too fun! I love that you took your dogs!
Sorry about the accident. Glad your brother is ok. that is always so scary when if happens to family!

Mrs. Werginz said...

Howi s that "no plan" weekends turn out to be busy...same happens to us!! Glad y'all had a fun weekend! Will say prayers for your brother's friend! I broke my femur as a child but they have come a long way in treatmnet so hopefully she will be good as new soon!!

Johnnie said...

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Ashley Sisk said...

This looks like a lot of fun...especially the maze - I wanna go!

Photo Freak said...

those are some cute photos!

Christy said...

Thanks for linking up with us today on the Tuesday Train. Have a wonderful week!

The Chambs said...

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