Best Family Weekend In Months!

Instax Picnic
I wish I had a photo for every memorable moment from the last three plus days but other than Saturday morning at the pumpkin farm, we were either having fun at night or too into the moment to remember a camera! It was refreshing and just what we needed as a family to reconnect after so many weekends full of travel, Reserves drill, obligations, or deadlines with work.

Instax Weekend

Rows and Rows
On Friday after a trip to the grocery store and a run to grab some take out we decided on a whim (at 7:30 p.m.) to find a parking spot and have a picnic at Jordan Valley Park. It felt like those late summer nights in high school when the weather is perfectly warm and there are lots of people out enjoying the communal company of each other. The kids both got wet at the fountains and were out like a light when we finally put them to bed.

Instax Weekend
The next morning we made it to Anton's Coffee Shop and made friends with our waitress. It's still a toss up for us between Gailey's and Anton's for breakfast food but Anton's will be our go to if we're in a hurry. They have the greatest vintage high chairs made out of metal and covered in red and white gingham oil cloth and my omellete was delicious!

Instax Weekend
After breakfast we drove back to our neighborhood and spent a good hour at the pumpkin farm. Sebastian and Brett walked down rows of broccoli, climbed up piles of bark, and roamed through the pumpkins patiently stopping for photos at my request. Sebastian told me to take one of him on the wood chip pile and then made Brett do what he had done and took the photo below.

Instax Weekend
Later that evening was when we had invited our friends over to enjoy the fire pit so we got the house cleaned up a bit and decorated the front porch with pumpkins and mums. Our friends brought granny smith apples and caramel sauce and we had apple smoked turkey brats and S'mores with mint chocolate chip chocolate squares. We do weenie roasts extra fancy, ya'll.

Double Decker
The police showed up about thirty minutes after we'd started the fire and the rest of that story can be found in the previous two posts. It was even more sweet to have our friends there to enjoy our good news and get excited with us as we had been talking about it soon after they had arrived!

Sunday was spent enjoying our mostly clean house, playing with the kids, finishing projects, drinking coffee, fabric shopping, and making honey bran muffins among other things. I've gathered all of my supplies for pumpkin pie filled cupcakes and am prepared to make it work this week!

The leaves have just started turning here so it's starting to really feel like autumn despite the 85 degree weather. This week I'm excited to knock out some new sewing projects for my upcoming e-course as well as get some more handmade decorations up. Stay tuned for a fun tutorial!

Fall 2010

Don't our kids look like they're having the time of their lives?

How did you spend your weekend?


morgandkim said...

Hey that yellow big flower print fabric in the bottom image, i have that same fabric as a pillow case. I found it in an op shop here in Australia and used it to make a vest for my sister.
so crazy.
just thought i would share.

morgandkim said...

ps. I spent my weekend snuggled up inside with my husband watching movies as we had heaps of rain.
It was fantastic. Also uncovered a game we had forgotten we were given as a wedding gift, 'Monopoly City'. Its actually pretty rad and not a long as the original game.

twas a lovely one indeed.

Mim Smith Faro said...

This is such a great post! You sound so happy and the pictures are marvelous. I am so happy that the Vespa was recovered.

My weekend involved a Friday night wedding which was a great opportunity to dance and laugh with friends; homecoming events on Saturday- including watching my 15yo daughter and her friends; and Sunday was for family relaxation :)

Ali said...

It looks like you had a lovely time! I love all those pictures you took!

On my weekend, I went antique shopping! It was a lot of fun :)

mama*thayer said...

i'm planning on making those same cupcakes! great minds. :)

Laura Wynn said...

aw, what a happy family picture! (well, I'm pretty sure the kids had a blast :) Happy Autumn!!

jaderox213 said...

i love this post! such pretty pictures! it really looks like y'all had a good weekend and all this talk about fall and pumpkin patches really makes me miss the texas hill country.

it was a pretty nice weekend here in new orleans, though. a little warm for my taste this late in the year, but lots of sunshine!

lisaroyhandbags said...

I love this post! sounds like the perfect family weekend and I love the photos you took. A great way to celebrate the return of your Vespa! :)

Mandy said...

There must have been something in the air because we had an equally wonderful weekend. :) Love all of the pics - fall is just the most amazing time of the year. We took the boys to IKEA on Saturday and yesterday was a trip to the orchard and the park. I love the memories we are creating with our children - they are really the best, aren't they?

Elizabeth said...

I love it when things come together. :) We walked our legs off to see the last 2 days of ArtPrize, a giant art contest in our city, and enjoy unseasonably (esp for MI) weather in the 70s and 80s. :)

ana said...

adorable post :) such a lovely family.

hi, it's hanna. said...

upcoming e-course with sewing projects? sounds like fun!

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i spent my weekend with my friends in the sunshine enjoying the first few days of the autumn holidays :)

happy owl erin said...

love having magical weekends like that!!

Mireille said...

How cute....love your family!

jari spry said...

love your sweet fam. we need a weekend like that. xo.

Ashleigh said...

What a cute family photo at the end.

Lesley said...

adorable photos! where is that pumpkin patch?! we took my niece & nephew to the wilson-rutledge farm on saturday... but that one looks cute!

RachelDenbow said...

I always forget the name but it's on Fort between Grand and Sunshine. Across from the big nursery, although they have pumpkins, too. It's a small family run business but the flowers are SOOO pretty!

Marie aka bettiescrapbook said...

OMG you guys are so cute!!! Time flies so fast! Miss you all and I am lovin how u did all the pics. What a clever way to display lots and lots of them! xoxoxo

Danielle said...

Looks like a fun weekend! We went to our Church Picnic Saturday then Sunday night we went canoeing on a local lake. It was so beautiful! Wonderful way to end the weekend.

Marisa said...

You have such a gorgeous family!