It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start. -Mother Teresa

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Family Fun Goal: Visit the Pumpkin Patch

Opening weekend at the Pumpkin Patch 
and beautiful weather so we headed over!

Nancy, Josie, and I checking out the Pumpkin Patch.

Michael and Jo tasting some pumpkin ice cream.
Nancy & Nancy squash taste testing. (Don't worry they made sure they had some ice cream too!)

Michael and I are Pumpkin Royalty.

Michael trying on Jo's sunglasses

Attempt at a family picture. We told Nancy to take it anyway - this is really what our family looks like: 3 normal people and Jo being Jo.

Jo was enthralled with the wagons. She pulled around the wagon for over an hour!

Sometimes big people sat in the wagon and she just tried to pull it.

Attempt #2 at a family photo...possibly getting further away from a decent shot.

My beautiful cinderella, I mean Nancy.
Baby Ella about to be eaten by a giant spider. This was pretty much the only picture we have of Ella because she slept the entire time!
Not perfect but we are all looking and no one is in obvious defiance or distress.


  1. We go to this pumpkin patch every year as well! I buy up packages of pumpkin cookies and we eat Them all in two days!!

  2. You guys are awesome. I love that you're intentional about doing things together as a family. The pics with Jo squirming are HILARIOUS...I totally laughed out loud!

    By the way, have I ever mentioned how jealous I am that you and Nancy get to see one another?? :)

  3. love the attempts at a family shot! lol There were some REALLY cute, smiling pics of Jo as well! :)