Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Gobble gobble

A few weeks ago we went on our annual turkey hunting trip with my family. We had a great turnout with 15 people there!

Eric got an 18lb bird. The biggest bird I think anyone has caught in the whole 23 years they have been going.

Both Eric and Brian slept outside one night in the bed of a pickup truck which I thought was crazy. Apparently they slept well so that's all that matters.

I think our group picture turned out fabulous, and even though we are all holding guns and dressed in camo, it is frame worthy and deserves a spot on my living room shelves.It was pretty fun this year. I even ventured out hunting on my own and didn't get lost! I'm glad that I've gone twice to experience the adventure and hang with my Grandpa, but I know that it is truly a male bonding weekend. That said, perhaps next year I'll let the boys do their thang and I'll hang with the girls. In the end, everyone got a bird except for me, Stephen and Dad. Bummer luck!

Monday, October 3, 2011

October Date

Yay for pumpkin patches and corn mazes! Stephen and I went to the Milkes family farm in Shawnee last Saturday for our date. It was a modest little farm, and just perfect for the two of us.

It was a bit hot for October, 82! So the first thing we did when we arrived was have fresh homemade lemonade! It was delicious! While we drank our lemonade we wandered through the corn maze answering trivia questions to help us either make the right turn or the left turn. I think we got quite a few wrong!

When we finally made It out of there, we played a quick game of checkers before heading to pick our very own pumpkins off the vine. We chose two medium sized pumpkins and one small one. It was so cute and perfectly round. We did find some really, really big ones too but they were still really green.

I would go again. And who says you can only go to things like this with kids... People at my office do. But I think people of any age can go. We certainly had a blast!

I do have a few pictures, but I'm doing this on my new iPad blogger app so I can't upload the pictures right now.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Monthly Dates

I wish I had a more clever name for it. But I don't. That's exactly what they are....monthly dates. In July I decided that Stephen and I don't go on enough actual dates and do new things. I mean sure, we occasionally go to taco bell, catch a movie, but really, we just don't go on bonofide dates. So we, but more like me, decided that every other month one of us would plan the date. I had August, he had September, now I have October and so on. The rule in the beginning was that we wouldn't tell the other person what we were planning for our month because I didn't want the other person to think.."well, I don't really want to do that" or "Serioulsy, that's what you have planned?". So far it was worked. Kind of. Sure, we haven't changed our date ideas, but we have had to tell each other what we are doing for scheduling purposes and stuff. Oh well...we're only on month 3!

The other point is that there was no monetary value attached to the dates. But, the goal was to keep it fairly frugal.

We went to Grand Lake with some friends. I hadn't planned on this being our date, but after the fact we did declare it our August date since we had never really been to the lake and just relaxed together. It was loads of fun and I think Stephen and I rode the jetski the most out of anyone.

Stephen planned a camping trip at Lake Eucha near Pryor, OK. This one area of our state was not in a burn ban so we could actually build a small campfire. We had our little trip the weekend after our 4 year wedding anniversary. The weather was perfect; barely breezy and warm. The relaxing weekend was just what both of us needed. We did absolutely nothing and I didn't think about a single chore that had to be done at home. We cooked hotdogs by the fire, and had a delicious hobo dinner with smores. And we even made donuts for breakfast! We had a beautiful spot picked out right under a big tree with a great view of the lake. On saturday, we laid out on our big quilt and listened to Cowboy football, I took a nap and we played cards. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

This month I only had two weekends to choose from. The 1st and the 22nd. I had already panned we were going to a pumpkin patch and corn maze! We have our date today so I'll have to fill you in later about this date!