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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Scenes From The Season...

Glimpses of Fall...

Outside our home...

Hagdalena Magdalena Hoopensteiner Walendiner Hogan Bogan Logan was her name...
Funny song Andy learned in Kindergarden.
He made a picture of her and we taped it to our front door.


The pumpkin I chose was called a princess pumpkin.
It just made me happy!


Inside Our Home...

Things the kids made in years past...


laminated and used every year.

Fun to remember!

Just little touches here and there...

Autumn Festival Yankee Candle...MMM
Now sold at Target.

This display I keep out all year.

Bought these pumpkin candle holders years ago at Restoration Hardware...

Autumn leaves purchased at Target too!
Love that store...

Buying honey at a roadside stand.

Andy's favorite!


Off to the pumpkin patch...

If you could feel sad at this place...you need prozac!

I have them all well trained.

I'm a picture junkie...


Years ago...

Now...

Looking for the perfect pumpkin...

Sword fighting demonstration at the pumpkin patch!
What fun!!


The perfect lunch...pumpkin pie, lattes, and hot chocolate...


Time to go home and make the Jack-O-Lanterns...

A true artist...

He doesn't like to touch the pumpkin guts...

The kids worked together to build this cute haunted house from a kit...

Hannah, Ben, and Andy's creations come to life!

Boo!






41 comments:

Erin M. said...

omg! what lovely photos---I feel like I'm right there and I love seeing your decorations. They're amazing! Will you come to my house & do mine next year??

p.s. your kids are darling!

Ed Adams said...

That's a lot of decorating.

Cute kids.

Raoulysgirl said...

Loved this! What a beautiful family!!!

5thsister said...

Lovely! What a fun way to spend the day.

Now tell me, do you also send out Halloween cards to everyone on your mailing list (I actually have a friend who sends out cards, like every holiday was Christmas...seriously, halloween, Valentine's, 4th of July, President's day...well, I might be kidding about President's Day)

Daffy said...

...she has two eyes in her head, one was yellow and the other was red...oh Hagdalena Magdalena Hoopensteiner Walendiner Hogan Bogan Logan was her name

...she has two teeth in her mouth one pointed north and the other pointed south... oh Hagdalena Magdalena Hoopensteiner Walendiner Hogan Bogan Logan was her name

I won't go on... I learned that in 3rd grade and always make my nephews giggle when I sing it. Love it!

Your photo montage is FABU! A woman after my own heart... I love the camera. I've already trained Girl...she knows to strike a pose and has done so from a very very young age. Your shots of Fall are wonderful! Thank you for sharing

Tami G said...

I LOOOOVE this!!!
I love pictures too and your montage is so wonderfully put together!
YAY for fall & Halloween and decorations! I LOVE the Princess Pumpkin!
Your family is beautiful =)

Have a great day!
TAmi G

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

I love these photos; the decorations are great and the time at the pumpkin patch looks so fun. And pumpkins+sword fights-- who knew they went together? :)

Willoughby said...

Now that's what I call holiday (or seasonal) spirit! The only thing close to seasonal that I have displayed is a bowl of fall gourds on the dining room table. We haven't even gotten our pumpkins, yet.

It looks like your family had a fun day at the pumpkin patch. What a bunch of cuties!

Martha in PA said...

Stopping by for that latte today! It's a great day for lots of lattes here in PA, rainy, drizzly and damp!

Love your pictures, and your princess pumpkin. That was the shape I wanted too, but Tara likes them rounder!

Your decorations and photos are all fabulous!

Have a good day!

MJ said...

What a beautiful family!!!!
Thank you for sharing your fall decorations and family day out. I especially like the one where your oldest son is holding the Indian Corn - I kept waiting to see a picture of him eating it like a squirrel ;o)
A Princess pumpkin is very fitting for you!!!!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!!
MJ
Dirty Little Confessions

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Your family is gorgeous!

LMJ said...

WOW!!! It's all so nice! Loved it!

LMJ said...

WOW!!! It's all so nice! Loved it!

Corrie Howe said...

Great time. I love all the decorations and the pictures of the family. Thanks for sharing. I especially liked the roadside stand with hubby(?)

Kathy said...

Thanks for sharing the photos! Such pretty decorations and a beautiful family!

Cameron said...

WOWIE, that is some super festive FUN, I love it! Could get anyone in the mood for fall / halloween festivities!
Nice!
Cameron
www.conquerthemonkey.com

Tiffany said...

i love the scarecrow and all the little crafts! can't wait until my kids are older and we can do all of those things.

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

What a beautiful home, and fun fall activities! And those wicker-like pumpkins on your mantle...unless I miss my guess, Target, too? I bought one just like that!

Thanks a million for your sweet comment yesterday--it totally brightened my day :)

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

What great photos! I'm also a photo junky...can't get enough! Your house decorating puts mine to shame. I have a felt ghost with googly eyes and a felt bat that is hanging from my son's ceiling fan. Does that count? :)

I also would like to point out that I have that same orange jacket. Aren't we cute? We have such good taste.

Martinis or Diaper Genies? said...

is there anything better than fall? I vote no.

kys said...

Great pictures! I love the one of your kids in the wheelbarrow. They are so cute! (Are they too old to be called cute?)

Project Survive said...

LOVE your decor!! So cute!! I especially love the fireplace area!

Emily


http://projecticansurvive.blogspot.com

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

Just spotted your comment over at my place...never thought of grabbing free decor from the mountains (although there are two once-stunning, now decaying leaves on my counter...) but I DO decorate...a hodgepodge of Target finds, handmade stuff, candles, and yes, some of my photos :) I guess now I'll have to do my own "home tour" to show it all off...LOL

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

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JennyMac said...

LOVE all your awesome pics...your family is too cute. And I am coveting that princess pumpkin. It looks perfect.

JennyMac said...

LOVE all your awesome pics...your family is too cute. And I am coveting that princess pumpkin. It looks perfect.

Allyson said...

i think this is one of my favorite posts of yours! nothing beats fall decorating, pumpkins, and family. your children are adorable!! :)

ShellyInOz said...

You have done a lovely job decorating your home. I have not even contemplated what I will do with mine. I think it might be a lone cut-out of a pumpkin in the window--so sad.

I hope the kids have a fantastic time on Saturday night!

Joanna Jenkins said...

I think you like this time of the year as much as I do! GREAT pictures. Thanks for sharing.
xo
PS Love the toothless photo :-)

Rook No. 17 said...

What a warm and inviting home! I love the display on the hearth and the way the children's school creations are artfully woven into the fabric of the season! Mmmm...roadside honey! I love the shot of the sword fighting display at the pumpkin patch -- I've seen a lot of original things at pumpkin patches, but this was a first for sword fighting!

Jenn @ rookno17.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Fantastic pictures! Love seeing your families at the Pumpkin patch and then at home "designing" their jack-o-lanters. The children's faces are so cute! "Of the moment" photos are wonderful and priceless.

I really like your Halloween & Fall decorations. I saw a lovely front porch with a cute rocker and a wacky, awesome leaf-less bush or tree and a beautiful firaplace with letters spelling out Family (love those letters!) and a mantel with framed photos and some very cool pumpkins.
The Princess Pumpkin is terrific!

Fantastic Haunted House Kit and the Jack-o-Lanterns turned out Fantastic! Somebody wields a knife with some major talent :o)

This is a fantastic post! Thank you!
It's so nice to meet you both!
~Amy

Matty said...

Your family really gets into the Halloween season. You sure have a knack for decorating. Everything looks great. And it's great that you keep the things the kids made.

I love the smile without the teeth. That is priceless.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

That was fun...I feel as if I got to know the family. That is a great family picture...we always look like idiots in ours. It looks like a fun day!


Sue

ScoMan said...

That's a hell of a lot of Pumpkins.

My name is PJ. said...

This was EXCELLENT!

Love the name of the witch....VERY MUCH!

And those pilgrims? How sweet!

elvira pajarola said...

OHHHHHHHHHHH! FINALLY I CAN COMMENT!!!!!!!!!!!

I AM SOOO GLAD, great, great!
FANTASTICO!

So, before I go in desperate search for wonderful PUMPKINS in TUSCANY (I just have to digg....)
I would love to give many COMPLIMENTI to this fantastic post. My boys just looked at it and we got so inspired to create today some TUSCAN-HALLOWEEN-LIGHTS!

Thanks so much!!!!!
ciao ragazze (girls)
elvira

hurstburst said...

Gorgeous house, gorgeous family! I love seeing glimpes into your life beyond the couch you and Charisse sit on to chat! (although that's pretty too!

Traci said...

I am truly happier for having seen these fabulous pictures today.
:-)

Holly said...

These pictures are fantastic. Thanks for the tour around the home, and the pumpkin patch festivities, and even the pumpkin guts (my son hates them too). We have a laminated placement just like that...Joe insists on using it every year! What fun!

Holly @ 504 Main

Heather said...

Love this post! Autumn is my very favorite season; I just wished it lasted a bit longer. The leaves are almost all gone from the trees around here, and the promise of winter is not far behind.

Did I mention winter is my LEAST favorite season?

ahem.

Great pictures. I love Target, too. And Yankee. Just got a spiced pumpkin candle for my birthday...yum.

!!The Obnoxious SAHM!! said...

awesome cool :)