Wednesday, November 2, 2011


The month of October came and went, without even consulting me once. So here I am, in a new month, blogging about the previous month...

We planned a mini vacation to Disneyland this month. Steve's work schedule is different now that he's not a classroom teacher, so he was able to take a week off in October. Our plan was to spend a few days at Disneyland and then come home and finish up some house projects. Instead, we all got sick, and spent most of the time trying to get healthy. However, we had booked a hotel room in Anaheim, which required a 72 hour notice of cancellation. Seriously, 3 days? Who knows 3 days ahead of time that they're going to need to cancel? Seeing how we weren't going to get our money back, we decided to throw caution to the wind and go to Disneyland regardless of our health. And you know what? It all turned out just fine and we actually had a lovely time. Our dear friends Matt, Shannon, Ben, & Emma Miller came out and joined us one night. Ben and Delaney love each other, and I'm hoping for a double hook up with Emma and Jude as well.

Dancing, dancing, this kid is always dancing...

With the kids in line for Delaney's favorite ride--the train!

Possibly her 2nd favorite ride, the carousel...

Look, it's Jude! And he's drinking coffee! Aak!

Obligatory Sword in the Stone shot...

Matt and I on the teacups with Delaney and Ben. This is parental love at it's best, folk. I do not like to spin.

We also visited Hurst Ranch this October for their annual harvest festival, just like we did last year. This time around, Papa and Steve joined us. It was a beautiful, albeit hot, day. You think I would be used to 90 degree weather in October after living in Southern California for the past 8 years. Somehow, the hot autumn weather always throws me for a loop and makes me a bit cranky. I think it's time that I come to accept that fall in Riverside doesn't arrive until November...maybe. Anyway, the flower fairy garden was, once again, a big hit with Delaney.

Flower Fairy Delaney

Happy Fairy

Jude wore his overalls to the farm, because that's what boys do.

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