Thursday, October 14, 2010

Keeping up with the Balluff’s! October 11, 2010

Not to be outdone by Connie’s recent blog about her Halloween Pumpkin Patch escapades, on Monday the 11th in honor of Columbus Day, Lynn and I were both off from work, so we spent our day in similar fashion! This first picture is of the bake sale.  My favorite goodie was a brownie, chocolate chip bar!  Yummy!  When I figure out the recipe for this one, I will share!P1050205

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We got that feeling for fall that is so common this time of the year, even though the weather that day was 80 degrees!P1050209

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We took our couples picture that I love so much!  Lynn was happy with just one, so this is it!P1050216

It was hard work picking the “perfect pumpkins” but I  walked away happy with our purchases!P1050215

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I really had fun with my handsome one, your father, and Jed Rock to the grandkids!P1050213

This is the “pumpkin patch” we have the tradition of going to—it is off of Quaker Lane, and Seminary Rd.  The address is 3606 Seminary Rd. Alexandria, Va.  It reminds us of Grandma Nelson as it is an Episcopal Church.P1050217

After we left the pumpkin patch, I was hot and thirsty and in the mood for ice-cream from Baskin-Robbins!P1050222

Guess what flavor ice-cream I was in the mood for? That’s right, pumpkin of course!P1050224

Later that day we put out our pumpkins for a picture only!  We can’t leave them out for fear of squirrels!  In fact, our neighbors bought a pumpkin that day as well, left it out, and not it is history for all the hungry squirrels in the neighborhood!P1050230

I wanted a quick dance with someone, but found this guy a little “stiff!”P1050231 P1050235 P1050234

Later that night we walked to Fairlington Pizza as part of our Family Home Evening.  O’ yeah,  we walked to breakfast this morning to Bob and Edith’s Cafe.  All in all, we logged in over 9 miles of walking together this day. It was a great way to stay fit and welcome in our fabulous fall!

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I told Anne I would show her my new magnetic “spice rack”.  The rack is actually the side of my frigerator!  I am so proud of this. I now have room for food in my cabinets, instead of just spices.  My labels were made with the new label maker Lynn suggested I get that is computer compatible. Go ahead, spice up your life like I did mine!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Lynn’s 51st Birthday

IMAG0085IMAG0087  We went on a 5 mile walk on Saturday morning,  ate dinner at Outback Steak House on Friday, drove to the mall and laughed at and tried on  funky Fall fashions on Saturday evening (Dad got a new I-Pod Nano), bought  frames for Dad’s Army awards, and rented videos later Saturday night, and finally his actual birthday arrived on Sunday, September 19, 2010.  I made  a homemade breakfast of French Toast, we went to church, took a nap and I made him dinner.  Only then  was he able to open presents from Connie,  Tony and me.  I got him “stuff” for his Droid phone and Connie and Tony got him cool music---Jon Schmidt from Connie and Hans Zimmer from Tony. In summary, Dad’s birthday was wonderful’; made even more wonderful by the sacrifice and phone calls from his children and sacrifice of his wife.  (That last sentence was almost a direct quote from Dad!) Thanks everyone!

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