Wednesday, October 22, 2008


It's October and we have snow!!!! Does that mean Santa comes earlier? Ruthie and Mommy were screaming snow as we opened the blinds this morning.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Ruthie "helping" Daddy rake the leaves.
What fun being a kid!
Ruthie is holding one of the many mini pumpkins Mommy has bought for her over the last 3 weeks.  Who can say no to a mini pumpkin?  

A Weekend Away

We went about two hours west to a lodge that was originally built for one family.  Now it hosts paying guest and includes horseback riding, fishing, 4 wheeling, etc.  Everything in was about 4x's normal size.  You will see in pics below.

This is the cabin where we stayed.  It is one of two cabins that is across the lake from the lodge.
Nate did a lot of fishing.
This was the view.

My mom would love how it is decorated.
Even the chairs were HUGE!
You can't even see 1/3 of the room in this picture, but you get the idea.
There was so much detail to everything...enlarge pic to see the mantel.
Nate is standing beside one of the rams holding up the mantel.  This helps you see the size.
Part of the beautiful kitchen
The barn was huge and the horses enjoy much better accommodations than most people.
Again, Nate is in the picture for scale
We drove to some small neighboring towns.  We happened to come across a hotdog stand that we saw featured on the food network.  Yes, it is a huge wiener. 

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Our visit with "CLICKER" (Clifford)

Clifford the Big Red Dog came to Barnes and Noble today!  I think it was the most exciting day in Ruthie's life thus far.   In her book Clifford comes right after Jesus.  
Ruthie did a great job.  She was very excited, but kept her distance.  She kept yelling "Clicker" and blowing him kisses.  By the end of it she gave him a kiss.  What a great day!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Fall Fun

Thursday is Nate's day off so we started the day at a local breakfast joint.  They have the best cinnamon rolls in town.  It was twice as large as Ruthie's head and oh so good!

We then went about 30 min. outside town to a farm.  We picked a pumpkin, feed lots of animals, and went for a hayride.  

Ruthie loved the chickens which reignited Nate's desire for a coop in our backyard.
This is about as close as she would get to most of the animals.
There was a sweet camel there too.  Ruthie began to spit when she saw him because that is what we have taught her camels do.
This week we also went to the zoo.  This is really the bear exhibit, but Ruthie is much more interested in the fish.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Random Pics

We were able to go hiking with some friends to see the beautiful Aspens. Ruthie fell asleep on the way down. The pink fluff in the back is Eleanor searching in Ruthie's pack for snacks.

We went to see a 1016 pound pumpkin.
We went to a outdoors store for their garage sale. Ruthie got a coat for next year and mommy got a pair of trail shoes for cheap.

Grandma Deb and Grandpa Gary sent Ruthie 3 Clifford toothbrushes. She didn't know what to do with herself.

Where are you???
There you are!
Ruthie has started to wear my bras and underwear around her neck for long periods of time. I spared you the bra picture.

Trip to Wilmington

On our way to Wilmington from Charlotte we stopped outside of Peachland to enjoy some peach ice cream just like Mommy and Daddy used to do.
Yeah!!! The beach!
Godmother Nanner came baring gifts.

Ruthie had a good time playing at Nanny's house!

Ruthie was obsessed with "Baby Ben". She kissed him everytime she got the chance.
She even shared Doggie with him!
Will and Ruthie Play-Dohing it up.

Trip to Charlotte

Grandma Guthrie brought Ruthie an Elmo balloon to the airport. What a great start to our trip!

Ruthie loved reading with her Grandma G and Paw-Paw

Ruthie loves her Paw-Paw

If was great to see Uncle Chad, Aunt Ebbie, Griggsy and Kenty!

Grandma G took Ruthie shopping at Old Navy and Target...
She was struting up and down to the mirrors.

Pam, Charlie and Ruthie enjoying Grandma's Creme-Brule cheesecake!!!

Griggs has gotten so old!!! I can't even stand it!

We love Aunt Ebbie!

Ruthie and Jakey sharing Goldfish

Pam and Ruthie played follow the leader around the house with the strollers. Everytime she passed these doggie bookends she insisted on kissing them and Paw-Paw.