Friday, September 26, 2014

Our anniversary at County Line Orchard

For our anniversary on Wednesday, we took a break from new home projects, and Patrick took Delilah and I to County Line Orchard. The orchard was one of our favorite fall activities last year and since they opened a few weeks ago for the season, I couldn't wait to go. It was a beautiful fall day and we had such a great time. 

Once we arrived, we headed straight to the big red barn for some warm pumpkin and apple donuts and apple cider. The store at the orchard is amazing. You could spend hours in there and spend a fortune. After some delicious fall treats, Delilah and Patrick took a ride on the moo choo train. Last year I rode the train with Delilah but this year being pregnant, it was Patrick's turn to squeeze his long legs in and take the ride through the orchard with her. They loved it and it was highly entertaining to watch from the orchard. 

After some quick apple picking due to aggressive mosquitoes, we headed to the the kid's farm which is one of the absolute best. You can feed the animals which thrills Delilah. Her only complaint is that you can't get inside the with the animals. She could spend an hour feeding the goats alone and I think that she might have. 

After a run through the hay maze and some toy tractor rides with friends she made at the orchard, we went to see the pumpkins. 

When we arrived home that night, I looked through our photos from last years trip. I can't believe how much our baby girl has grown up in the past year. We completed our trip with this photo which we will now take every year, or at least for as long as she lets us. 

County Line Orchard 2014

Count Line Orchard 2013

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Our new home

We are in our new home and we are so in love with it. We have only been here for a few days, but many projects have already started. Our home has so much character & charm being built in the 1950's with an addition build on in the 70's. Most of the home is updated, but there are many projects and renovations that we have on our list. Our basement is at the top of the list. The basement had not been updated and it has that lovely, musky old home smell. Patrick came home from work the other day, grabbed a beer and an axe and demoed the basement. He had entirely too much fun doing it. Might have been the happiest he has been throughout this entire move. Men really love to destroy stuff. 

I keep loosing Delilah. The house is much bigger than I thought and she is having a really good time running through it and finding places to hide from me. At 6 months pregnant, I'm not moving through the house very quickly, certainly not as fast as her, she's a little lightening bolt. I wish that we would have recorded Delilah walking through the house for the first time the night that we moved in. She was here when we looked at the home, but it was someone else's home then and filled with their things. Delilah spent the day with Patrick's parents while the movers were at our new home. That night she came through the house and went in to each room one by one looking for her room. She would walk into a room and say "oh this is so nice Mama", over and over again. It was pretty amazing. When she found her room she was so happy & excited. I'm so grateful that she is happy and at home here. 

Much more on our new home to come. I hope to post some before and after shots as we accomplish some of our projects. Special thanks to everyone who gave us a helping hand throughout this process. Every little and big thing has been so much appreciated. 

Just a few INSTAGRAM photos of Delilah enjoying her new home