i didn't get to ride a pony today.

Well, well, well, looks who's blogging? Maybe someone else should take this thing over since apparently I am not doing a very good job of it any more. If I was giving myself a report card for this blog, I'd probably comment on "focus issues" and "lack of effort".
Fall resolution: drink more apple cider/blog more. Keepin' it simple and real around here.

We went to the pumpkin patch today. Obviously. It's part of the October bi-laws. Yeah, it's a little early - we're more last minute pumpkin getters - but a) the month is super busy b) Lucy was super ready.

As in sprinting to the barn yelling "I gun' get me a pumpkin."
Well ok.
ps by the end of the day PK have bought us $50 in pumpkins. We're usually grocery store pumpkin-buyers where pumpkins are what? 17-cents a pound or $3.99 each? I didn't realize pumpkin patch pumpkins were basically off the runway couture. Lesson learned.

But even with all her pumpkin talk. "I want this" "I want that" when we actually got out to the pumpkin purgatory, someone was only interested in gourds, naturally referred to as "corn". Which is a big improvement over last year when the pumpkins were big "apples". Baby steps.

Super glad to know we trekked through the mud when we could have bought her a summer squash from the produce section and she'd have been just as happy. Second lesson learned.

ALSO, big disappointment. Lucy got to ride a pony at the Pumpkin Patch and they said I was too big. I asked and I was age-discriminated against. Calling the ACLU tomorrow. This is the most important part of the post, hence, the entire post is titled in reference to it and not in reference to the lovely family outing. Please. FYI they cost $125 to rent two ponies or horses for an hour. How to you spell "Susie's 29th Birthday party"? I spell it P-O-N-Y. Holla.

Oh, regarding the hat. Yeah, so I may have watched a few too many reruns of  The Rachel Zoe project on Saturday and that's what will happen. Watch responsibly.
Shelley did not watch responsibly either. For the record, we didn't plan to both wear hats but we did both wear them as a direct result of Rachel Zoe overdose. So major. We love a good knit moment.

How killer is that hoodie that I got Lucy? How creepy is that picture?


Super excited happy face. Mouth = size of pumpkin. I think a pumpkin is like finding a husband, or maybe more so a wedding dress. You just know. It's an emotional moment for me every year.

Chuck said this was the Sir Mix Alot pumpkin.
"36-24-36 - only if she's 5'3"

Lucy's little pumpkin. "It's small like me."

Swinging take one.

Swinging take two and there goes the boot. Whoopsee daisies.


  1. I love Lucy's get up. Totally screams pumpkin patch. And your mom's sweatshirt is amazing. Welcome back to the blog. I've been missing you.

  2. The facial expression on Shelly is priceless in the Swing Take Two picture.

    ♥ Ashley


    PS. Thanks for sharing your life and in wonderful writing. You are so talented. Its fun being able to catch up on an old friend's life.

  3. Dude. I love your family. I hope I find as much excitement and joy when I find my husband one day as finding a pumpkin. I can only wish.


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