Monday, September 26, 2011

Corn Maze

As previously mentioned, I'm doing my best to embrace Fall, and what better way to do that than a corn maze? Thank you, Groupon, for allowing us to enjoy this event at half price.  I love groupon.  I'm currently waiting on "Alterations by Sarah" to finish hemming my pants for half price, also thanks to groupon....but back to the corn maze....

It's located near my school, so of course, I was lucky enough to spot a few students wandering around, but it was dark and they don't really expect to see their teachers out having a social life, so none of them even recognized me.  But I was definitely not avoiding any of them...not me....I'd love to smile and say hi on this Saturday evening....(A life goal of mine is to invent a sarcasm font)

Ok, back to the maze....I think we were under the impression of, "How hard can a corn maze really be?"

This hard...
 Here's Jessica making our plan of attack.  Through the cow udders, around the tractor, beside the silo and we're done.  Piece of cake.

After watching the "Corn Maze Safety Video" (seriously), we were given an activity page and on our way. 

Because we are rule followers, we filled out our activity page as we went.  Which actually ended up being a great guide for us to see if we'd been to certain places of the maze already. 

How do we read this map? Where the heck are we?

So are you dying to know just how hard this maze was?  Fifty-four minutes hard.  We were lost in the same general area for a good twenty minutes.  It was a good time!

Here I am saying "Embrace Fall", "Set out your pumpkins" blah, blah, blah...and it was over 80 degrees today.  Crazy Kansas.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Embrace the Fall

If I can no longer be pool side with a good book and a great tan, then I'll embrace the fall. 

My best ever mom is a fabulous decorator and graciously let me borrow some fall goodies to use at the BP.  Today is also her birthday! (Happy Birthday, Mom) 

Bring out the pumpkins, cinnamon spice candles,  crisp leaves, and cool weather!  Embrace....and enjoy the fall.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

BBQ & Birthday Bash

The whole clan collected back in GB this weekend to celebrate Labor Day.  I arrived first out of the 3 of us on Friday evening and it was kind of strange for it to be me and the empty-nesters without The Kid home.  We enjoyed a great meal and an episode of 20/20.  I have no idea why I like that show; I hate anything scary, but love me some real life murder mystery.  College Barbie and Jana and her crew arrived on Saturday in time for us to celebrate my dad and Matt's birthdays. 

DQ ice cream cake...duh

Next, we had a "birthday party" at the infamous Walnut Bowl!  Jana and I thought this would be perfect for dad because every vacation or family outing he's always suggesting bowling.  Hindsight 20/20, I guess it's been a few years since he's said this because he mentioned needing to stretch before we headed to the alley.  Apparentely we should survey the crowd before partaking in rigorous physical activity such as bowling.  Now, we didn't want to have to fight a crowd or get there and be among the hundreds of bowling league teams and stuck without lanes, so Jana called to reserve two lanes for us.  I can't help but think the guy who took her call hung up the phone and just started laughing.  We forget what the booming metropolis of GB can be like....
The parking lot...keep in mind one of those cars is ours

They're even posting Wanted posters
Needless to say, we had the whole place to ourselves and had a blast!  I'm pretty hit or miss in bowling and have scored everything from 60 to 140.  This time around I was able to lead the pack with a whopping 132!! Here's the picture to prove it. 

Here are some other shots of our birthday bowling bash.

And why not top a post off with some cute pics of the cutest nephew ever!  Enjoy :)

Lesson learned...maybe just half an oreo next time

Isn't that the cutest diaper-butt you've ever seen?

I promise he wears pants...and smiles!