Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Pumpkin Patch and Free Vintage Military Thanksgiving Image

Hi Everybody!

The weekend is here! Hip Hip Horrah! Not that weekends make a lot of difference to us, but I know there are a lot of you out there that really enjoy them because you don't have to work and boy do I remember those days! lol

So do you have any big plans for the weekend? There's not much planned here. I think it will be a lazy weekend, next week should prove to be quite full so we kind of want to save our energy.

Last weekend, we decided we'd attend a Pumpkin festival in a little town about an hour away from here. Arthur, Illinois is an Amish community. As we pass by their neat little houses, I stare with envy at their gardens. Each one of them was lush and beautiful even at this time of year. I've always wanted to be a good gardener, but never succeeded at it. I think I get inpatient and bored with it. I've always been in a fast paced world and being patient and watching a plant grow just doesn't work for me. So, I guess I'll continue to stare in disbelief and wonderment at their gardens.

The kids got a huge kick out of seeing the horse and buggies traveling down the highway. It was quite unusual for them and very interesting. I thought about taking a picture of one of the buggies but I've heard the Amish don't like that. I can understand their point of view. They're not an oddity just a people with a different type of life style. It would be kind of like someone taking pictures of me or you because we're wearing say a tie-died tee-shirt. I think I would be irrated after awhile.

The day was gorgeous although the wind did pick up in the afternoon and made it just a little bit chilly. Everyone had a good time, when we left, our little wagon was full of pumpkins and our belly's full of wonderful food.

My DH, DMIL and me - notice our little wagon is empty for now!

We had plenty of picture opportunities throughout the day. This is an ark filled with two of every kind of squash and pumpkin that is grown at the pumpkin patch.

DMIL with her cheesy grin that I so love. lol

Tara(my daughter) and DMIL in the paw paw van.

We had such a good time, that we're going to add this to our list of "Fall Must Do's" next year.

Last week, I added a couple of new Thanksgiving Cut Outs. Have you seen them? I think they turned out super cute! You can find them in the ebay shop here and the Etsy shop here . One of these days in the very near future, I'm going to have to spend an afternoon at home so I can get the web shop all updated with the new items... lol It's been really hard to gather enough free time together in order to spend the time at our house doing this.

Thanksgiving is coming up quick, especially for Military families whose soldiers are overseas. So here's a Thanksgiving card specially for them. Make sure you click on the image before you save it.

Have a great week, plumb full of smiles!


  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [23 Oct 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [24 Oct 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  3. Hey sis!! Looks like a fun time was had by all and the pics are great! What a wonderful tradition to start up! Have a great week and thanks for the freebies! Love ya!

  4. Thank you for the military card.. I live on post and there are so many families here whose loved ones are deployed. It's nice to reach out and let them know that they are thought about and that we are grateful for their service.


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