Monday, October 31, 2011

i {heart} pumpkins

Happy Fall from the Pope’s…Garden Oct 19 (11)

… and Hank.Garden Oct 19 (13)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Garden Update | October

The garden has changed a lot since September – even in the past two days! Last night we were to have our first big freeze, so I picked as many peppers and cherry tomatoes as possible.

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I can’t believe how many jalapenos those four little plants have produced! I can make some more cowboy candy! And the cherry tomatoes have been to-die-for juicy.
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And look what I found underneath all of those pepper plants!Garden Oct 19 (5)

The gourds have changed a lot also. Started to lighten in color and some have spots. Garden Oct 19 (10)

So after last night’s freeze, this is how the sad little plants looked.

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I have a few more carrots to dig up and then need to cure the gourds, then can wrap up my harvest report.

Monday, October 17, 2011

A memorable weekend

I spent the weekend with one of my best friends, Melissa, helping her celebrate her wedding! Here’s a picture recap of our weekend:

A great winery with the bridesmaids, followed by pedicures.


Devastating flood damage, but the roads were open from Atchison across the Missouri River finally!



Getting all pampered and beautiful for the big day!




Beautiful bridesmaids’ dresses and beautiful bridesmaids!




Great new memories as newlyweds:



Theta sisters:



And a Wabash Cannonball to celebrate a Wildcat win! What better way to end a great weekend!



Congrats, “Twin”! I’m so very happy for you in finding such a great guy and hope you find marriage as quite the blessing.


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Deep in the heart of Texas

Ronny and I had the opportunity to visit his grandma in College Station, Texas this past weekend. We had a great time – she made some great tasting food (grandmas are good at that!), saw some fun sites and learned some new things about Texas (like did you know Texas was its own country for almost 10 years?!).

One of the best parts of Texas…stars are everywhere.DSC00181

This was the greenest thing we saw in Texas: a turf farm.DSC00169

Grandma took us to Independence, TX, where there is a historic church and beautiful antique rose emporium garden.

Then we went to Washington-on-the-Brazos – the birthplace and original capitol of Texas.DSC00217

We ate lunch at this great little place in the adorable town of Brenham, TX, then ate some Blue Bell ice cream – made right there in town! Ronny just couldn’t get away from his work and decided to judge the dairy cow.DSC00220DSC00225

We had such a great time with you, Grandma Pope! Thanks for treating us to a fun weekend and I’m glad we could help you finish some projects. See you again soon!