Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Hope everyone has a SPOOKtacular night!

I'm excited to be passing out candy at our house- our first year in a house! :)
I can't wait for the treat or treaters to come and to see all of their costumes!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Fall Fun

Okay, on to the pictures as promised from yesterday...

First the yummy mini-caramel apples:
-To make these, peel the skin off apples and then use a melon-baller to make the tiny apples. Dry them off with paper towel and then cover them with caramel. Finally cover the caramel with nuts or candy. I used mini-M&Ms. Then, enjoy!

And the rest of the assortment of food:

We carved pumpkins too! Look how awesome they all look!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Caramel Apple Goodness

A while ago I came across these yummy looking treats on Laurenmakes and I just knew that I had to make them. Last night we had a Fall/Pumpkin Carving Party at our house. We had a blast! And it was the perfect opportunity to make these awesome mini caramel apples.

Unfortunately, I left my camera at school, so I can't show you my picture...hopefully tomorrow I'll continue this post along with other pictures from the party.

This week is report card week...aaahh! which is probably how the camera got left at school. Tonight I went to school and worked until about 10:30- the crazy thing was is that I wasn't the only one there! It was a party at school. The good news is that the tee-pee is now up in the room- I'm excited to see how the kids react to it.

Here is a picture of the tee-pee in the room last year.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Weekend Recap

October seems to be the month of traveling for Dan and I. Not that we are traveling to any warm or exotic places, but rather driving in the car for many hours. This usually means that Dan is driving- unless he is REALLY tired and then lets me drive, him picking out songs on his ipod and if he is feeling generous puts on a song of country for me here and there, and me trying to be nice and not fall asleep. I hate that feeling of driving in the car all sleepy and the happiest thing to do would be to give in and fall asleep, but you have to stay awake. You keep nodding on and off not knowing if you slept or if you managed to stay awake. Anyways...on to the weekend...

On Friday night we decided to order some pizza and then go to Target to get two things. (How can you every go to Target and just buy two things!?)
1. A frame. You see our house for many months had no frames up because I couldn't decide. Then I decided, but I was short one frame, so it has been an uneven display of pictures in the living room. So we needed the final frame.
2. Season 3 of How I Met Your Mother. If you have not watched this show- do it! We hadn't seen any of the episodes until we went on our honeymoon. The cruise has the same shows appearing on T.V. over and over and over, so we watched the same 2 episodes quite a few times and I laughed every time.

Then, we enjoyed eating our selected candy and watching Season 3- it was a good Friday night.
Saturday morning we got up fairly early and headed off to Arcadia Bluffs. The boys (Dan, my brother-in-law, and my dad) were going golfing in the afternoon there. It was a beautiful fall day! The girls went shopping but didn't have much luck. We had thought about spending the night there, but then decided it made just as much sense to drive back home. So we did.

Next week we are off to Canada (or as I affectionately call it- Can-Land) for a friend's wedding.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Weddingness is a word, right?
I always wanted to write about wedding planning while all the planning was going on, but it just got so ridiculously busy that I decided it was out of the question. I still love looking at wedding photographer's blogs and all of the inspirational blogs and websites that I spent hours on while I was planning my wedding.

What was the first thing that you planned for your wedding?

I'm pretty sure ours was trying to find a venue and date that worked. Our engagement was almost a year...about 11 months, so it was long enough, but we still had trouble finding a date that worked. The challenges...we needed a date in the summer since I'm a teacher and summer is the most popular season for weddings, we live in a middle sized city, so there are many venues- but not so many that you have too many choices, and between American holidays and Canadian holidays there weren't many dates left in the summer.
We finally found a date and a place, but it happened to be the week after one of my best friend's wedding :( After a phone call to her, she said that it would work out find and so we booked the date. :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

The First Post

It's kind of strange to start a blog...I've read so many of other people's blogs, but to write your very first post...hmmm, what to actually write about?!
I love reading other people's blogs, and then I wanted to start one for my classroom for parents to view, but then I decided that perhaps I should start my own and experiment with it first before trying to make one for the here it goes...

We'll start with 5 facts about me...

1. I got married this summer on July 19. :)
2. I teach 24 lovely (most of the time) kids in 4th grade.
3. Two things I love are stars and the color pink.
4. My favorite kind of ice cream is Moose Tracks.
5. Fall is the best season...not too cold, not too hot, and colorful leaves...perfect.

And of course every post needs a picture...
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