Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Pumpkin Festival

Because of Nate's new work schedule, he was not able to go to the pumpkin festival this year.  I was not going to let that stop me.  I was watching Gabe that day, so I thought it would be fun to have Sunni and Ashton come along.  We didn't have a lot of time, but we were able to see almost everything and of course ate the famous pumpkin doughnuts.  Even though it was a week-day and in the afternoon, it was still a little too busy for my liking.  Here's to next year!

 How cool is this?  Gourds that spell out OHIO

Bob Evans

Another year means another Bob Evans Farm Festival Weekend!  It was pretty bitter sweet this year.  My dad, step-mom and grandma were on their way out to join us this year but had to turn around for a family emergency.  We thought about not going, but decided last minute we would regret it if we did not go.  Hopefully they can come next year.  We had a un-seasonably warm weekend.  Compared to this last year, it felt like heaven.  As with every year, the May's joined us and I think we had the best time yet.

 Nate and his Mom
 At the competitions
 the boys shucking corn
 so proud with their cups

Monday, December 13, 2010

Our "forever ago" Florida vacation

I am well aware that we took this vacation back in Sept.  I have so much to catch up on, so here goes:
Many of you probably know that I am quite the book nerd.  Harry Potter books are pretty high up on my list of favorites.  When I found out they were building a Harry Potter WORLD, I was quite beside myself. (all nerd comments are welcome)  I signed up on their website that would send out updates and how it was coming along.  One day I received an email that they were selling package deals to those of us that had been following along.  I called Nate, asked his opinion (luckily, he knows me well) and booked it right away.  The package included the following: 2 day park hopper passes, 3 nights at a on-site hotel, breakfast at the 3 Broomsticks in HP land, commemorative tickets, plus a few other goodies.  We already had our free ticket to Disney World for volunteering, so all we needed was to get there.  Luckily, I found some dang cheap flights.
This trip was truly amazing!  It was such a great time to bond with Nate, and luckily he knows how to keep up because I can be kind of OCD when it comes to amusement parks!  Another cool thing, we found out about a week before leaving that our friends, the Fishers were going to be down there the exact same time.  We were able to meet up with them the last day and go to the beach.  Totally unplanned, but so much FUN!  It was my first time at a FL beach.  So warm!
Well, here are some pics. It may seem like a lot, but I would say it is about 30% of what we took.  Enjoy!

 Men in Black
 Believe it or not, this was one of our favorite rides-hate the show, loved the ride!
 Dinner at Jimmy Buffet's

 Hogwarts Express

 Hagrid's Hut

 Only in HP Land can you rent lockers with your fingerprints ;)

 My cousin, Nichelle joined us at Disney World

 It was SOOOO hot that weekend
 Cocoa Beach