Tonight, I had an urge to write. Perhaps, it’s because I haven’t been feeling too well, and writing seems to keep me mentally focused. Anyway, here’s to a Saturday post!
Yesterday, we finally had the chance to take our yearly excursion to the Pumpkin Capital, Half Moon Bay. It was crowded, but we still had a wonderful time. Maui and Hilo loved that there was an array of pumpkins to sniff, lol. As a matter of fact, Mr. Naughty Hilo “marked” his favorite pumpkin. How embarassing!?
After the marking incident, we all merrily went our own ways to pick out our pumpkins. Maui and Hilo were eager to go after the smaller ones.
However, Mommy had to direct them to a more suitable size for carving.
…and here’s the 2010 batch of pumpkins, which we can’t wait to carve:
After the pumpkin patch, Maui and Hilo decided that they needed to have playtime at the beach. Well, we couldn’t resist their sweet little faces, so we took them to the coast to run off leash. Boy, did they have a blast! See that curved trail of paw prints?! Those are the crazies running all the way to Gloria (she’s the human speck in the distance). Maui and Hilo are those tiny little dots on the left, hehe.
…and after running back and forth (a million times), they decided to catch their breath with Mommy.
After spending some time at the beach, we thought it would be adventurous to hit up another pumpkin patch, one where you could pick them right from the field. We were in the Pumpkin Capital of the world, so why not go to one more, right?! The next patch had livestock too! I had such a blast feeding the smelly (but cute) piglets.
It’s always nice to get fresh air every now and then. It made my day just to be outdoors. Sometimes, just going out can put a smile on someone’s face.
After excavating the entire patch, we found one of the biggest pumpkins in the patch. Goodness, it was HEAVY! Gloria couldn’t lift it, so I thought, “What the heck?! You’re so weak!” Then, I gave it a go, but guess what happened?!
…it was heavier than it looked. Sheesh! I guess I’m just as weak as Gloria, haha!
…and to think, this is a super small one compared to the heaviest pumpkin they weighed in this year for the annual Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival.
Oh, what a joyous and festive October day. Days like these, I never want to forget.
Now, for the scrapbook updates…
Today, my class went well. I love when the students are lively and upbeat. It’s so fun and inspiring to watch others create. That’s another reason why I love this art from – it’s all about inspiring others to be artistic!
Lastly, did you know that I’m the guest designer of the month for Nikki Sivils?! If not, check out my latest work using some of Nikki’s latest releases. Today’s post was all about ME, so if you have an extra minute to spare, head on over there to leave some love. In the meantime, here’s one of the layouts that I created:
The above layout features her Blueberry Hill line. To see the rest, head on over to Nikki’s blog!
Okay, that’s enough writing for tonight. It felt good to write whatever came to mind. I love that about blogging; it’s like creating – therapeutic.
PS: Have any of you seen the November/December 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes?! I have a few layouts in there, but I haven’t seen it yet. If you have a copy of it, do my layouts look okay?