Monday, October 27, 2014

Quality Time

Saturday my niece and I cooked a feast for my in-laws.  My niece loves to cook and I love sharing that with her.  It was breakfast for dinner kind of night.  We might have (definitely) went a little overboard - citrus scones, waffles w/ homemade banana syrup, sweet potato hash browns with green onion vinaigrette, garlic/cilantro home fries, scrambled eggs and sausage links.  Definitely not your everyday dinner.  It took us about 2 1/2 hours to make the meal and less than 30 minutes to devour it. 

Sunday was a perfect morning walk.  I reminded me of when I first started walking in the morning back in May. When I started it was still a little dark (not great for picture taking), but the sun came up and it was completely light by the time I was finished.
The other day I posted a picture of this house in the pitch dark.  Here you can see they have quite a bit more decoration than I originally thought.  Yep, there is a creepy graveyard.  I think I liked it better when I couldn't see that :)

My husband brought Millie along for her run.  She was a happy pup.  I love this bright jacket on my husband so I can see him heading toward me sooner. And hopefully any cars will see him too :)

Sunday afternoon we spent a little time out at my in-laws farm working on some centerpieces for my oldest niece's upcoming wedding - in 2 weeks!!  I still can't believe she is getting married.  I couldn't resist stepping away from our project to snap a couple of pictures. 
This pumpkin is one my mother-in-law grew. Just a couple more days to finish getting orange.  I wonder if it will make it.  She gave me one that is much greener so our jack-o-lantern might be a little non-traditional :)

My father-in-law has an unbelievable wood shop.  It is bigger than my house!  This is only one of the three rooms.
This would be me pretending I know that I am doing with a drill press.  I am not going to lie - it was tougher than it looked.  You have to put some pressure on the lever to keep the drill going.  Given my complete lack of arm strength I tired pretty quickly. It was slow going and that tested my patience.  It is possible woodworking is not for me...or maybe I just need more practice. Either way it was a good time with my sister :)
After we finished our woodworking we took a quick walk out to the timber. This is the view from the "treehouse" at the top of the hill. My younger niece is down there somewhere...can you spot her?

Can't believe October is almost over. I love fall and I want it to last so much longer. 


  1. Such pretty pictures!

    And you look like a pro with the drill press!

    1. Thanks. It was a little fun...but I sure didn't feel pro :)

  2. Wow I just can't get over what a pretty fall you have up there! Your FIL's woodworking area is quite impressive!

    1. That shop is ridiculous!! That is were our custom computer desk will be built as soon as we finalize the plans. My husband is going to be happy little nerd :)

  3. Mmmm....sweet potato hash browns....

    And I get to meet you this weekend!

  4. Sweet potatoes were mother-in-law wants me to make them for Thanksgiving. We are excited to meet you too :)