I think Fall is my favorite season of the four. I love watching the leaves turn color. I love decorating my home with fall items to make it more cozy. I love the cool nights that allow me to cuddle up on the sofa and watch my favorite sitcom. Most importantly, I love fall baking because it leads me right in to Christmas baking! There are more reasons why I love this season, but I think I will just stop right where I am at.
Last night, my husband and I were able to do something together for the first time as a married couple. Carve pumpkins. I haven’t carved a pumpkin in ages. I did kind of cheat this year because I purchased a carving set and outlines at Hobby Lobby over the weekend. Dustin made a scary pumpkin. I honestly don’t know what you call the guy and I carved an alien. Let’s just say, Dustin won the pumpkin carving contest.

Ta Da, Dustin’s masterpiece!

My alien creation!
Since we didn’t have actual candles, Dustin improvised and used our dining room light to get the full effect. All together now, Ohhh, Ahhh!
Once we got our pumpkins all done, I baked our pumpkins seeds thanks to Food Network for an easy recipe in this month’s magazine.

I would like to mention about this past weekend too. I was able to have a girls day and we sure went all out! My coworker Codi, her dear friend Mary and I went to a concert. It just wasn’t a concert, the main performer-well I like everything about her-she’s amazing…Miranda Lambert! So here is what you missed:

The Randy Rogers Band opened for Miranda Lambert. A very good group I must say.

Justin Moore was there too!
Oh wait, look who I ran into. My other coworker and dear friend Mary!

Oh yes, she’s the real deal! My dream is to play a pink guitar like her!

And she even brought the Pistol Annies-a new group and they are amazing!
And we all I had a great time! Thanks for the ladies day, gals!

So there you have it! This weekend, I will be sure to have some more exciting things to tell you about as Dustin and I are heading to SuFu (short for Sioux Falls) to see my family-since its been long overdue! We are going to be taking in a Augustana Football (my sister-in-law’s brother starts for them) and it will be exciting to see everyone again.

Jet’s Favorites…

I can’t believe that its almost been a month since I last posted. Time has sure gotten away from me once again! I have done a lot in the past couple weeks but it just doesn’t seem like I have enough time to just sit down and let you know what’s happening. I just need to start making time. It sounds so simple doesn’t it! Since I’m just in a lull of what to write that I thought I would feature our adorable and loving yet trouble-making dog Jet!

This is a rug that laid in our bathroom. It was nice and cozy when we would step out of the bathtub. But several weeks ago, it got a new use!

It now belongs to Jet. And this is how the short story goes:
Dustin needed a haircut and I threw the rug out into the hall. Shortly into the hair job, he became Jet’s property! The end!

He drags it around the house like it’s a prize possession of his. He has shredded it and I’m still surprise that it has been intact for this long.

But don’t let this innocent face fool you! This household items destruction spree has a long history. Two more items have taken a beating from the jaws of Jet-plastic bottles and working gloves.

So that’s all I have now. I’ll keep you updated with which household item falls next to Jet’s mouth!

Shout out to Daddy…

Good morning everyone on this beautiful Sunday day! I’m nestled up on the couch with a cup of coffee and watching the Glee Project on TV. I have a feeling this day is going to be one relaxing day, which I’m not going to complain because yesterday the house got cleaned.

But today, I want to take this time to honor my papa! It’s Father’s Day today and it’s a day to recognize the love that fathers give to their family. My father is extraordinary! For the past 24 years of my life, my dad has been there to pick me up when I have fallen, has instilled values and beliefs into me, and most important has always said to be yourself and not change for someone.

How does the saying go? You’re always daddy’s little girl? I believe that I’m daddy’s little girl regardless that I can mom all the time! I remember the many times working cattle and sure I never knew where to be half the time, but dad would place me a spot and tell me not to move. Also, the many times we halter broke calves. I think that was the moment when I became tough because you can only get kicked a few times, head butted by a calf or endure many rope burns.

There have been a few disappoints throughout life, like running the the 3-wheeler into a group of pallets in the middle of the driveway and flipping it or that time that I have backed many vehicles into well-established buildings or grain wagons.

But throughout my life, I believe that I have been the best daughter my papa has asked for. And, I couldn’t ask for a more amazing, loving, caring, supportive, unselfish, hardworking, and nurturing father to walk me down the aisle on Saturday to give me away to my best friend and to his new son-in-law. But, I always remain daddy’s little girl!

So, Happy Father’s Day daddy! You deserve a day to relax because this days is about you! See you Wednesday! Love you!

Happy ‘Chocolate’ Friday…

That’s right…I’m blogging for the second day in a row! Very unusual, I know, so don’t get use to it! I had to blog because it’s Friday and I had to end this week on a good note…especially if there is chocolate involved!
I just have to say it: Dove Chocolate, I love you too! Thank you for writing thoughtful messages in your wrappers. I just want to keep eating chocolate to find out what advice you are going to give me next, but that would hurt my waistline!
These are my two personal favorites:
Yes chocolate brings good things to life, so therefore you’re allowed to do nothing! What perfect pair!

Have a wonderful weekend! And remember, regardless of your busy schedule, you’re allowed to do nothing because Dove Chocolate told you so!