Archive for October, 2011

Pinterest Power

True confession time:  I spend WAY too much time on pinterest.  It’s almost an addiction.  I justify it by saying it inspires me and reminds me that there is much beauty in the world.  It feels good to do something with all that inspiration:  I redid my fall mantle yesterday.

We made this family tree with handprints after seeing a similar one on pinterest.

 It’s messy, wild, and has my babies handprints- love it!

Fall Indian corn arrangement via Aunt Suzan and Sycamore Springs Farm.

Candy Corn hurricane glasses via pinterest.  Need wider candles but just used what I had.

Never met a bunting I didn’t like.   Super fun to make.

Today my heart is full, I’m counting my blessings:

 sleeping late, Joey made coffee, fall break, time to create and breath and just be.  God’s gifts all.


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This girl is turning seven soon.  This year her party was at Scoop’d in Turkey Creek.

Fabulous ice cream sunday cupcakes by Jennifer Morton-this girls has skills.

Ava got to make a batch of chocolate ice cream.  Foodie Heaven for her mom!

This face says it all!

The girls made their own sundaes with marshmallows, Reese cups, sprinkles, Oreos, fudge, caramel, cherries and whipped cream.

  I think this is the first party of the 11, I’ve hosted for my kids that I really enjoyed!

So nice to not cook, clean, or all that jazz!

Such sweet, sweet girls and little brother too.

Thanks Scoop’d!  We’ll be back soon!

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Last Saturday found Ava searching for the perfect rocks

To make a special gift for Mrs. Frear

Frogs are the classroom mascot

The note had no less than four hearts and said, “Mrs. Frear, You’re Frogtastick!!!”

Yes Ava, she is!  We are so thankful for the wonderful staff at Farragut Primary!

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This weekend was spent on our family farm at Sycamore Springs in Allardt, Tn (near Jamestown) 931-879-5526.

Here is the view from the hayride of the tree house, new trees, and pumpkin put-put in the background.

Every Friday 4-7 and Saturday 2-7 in October are open to the public.  Field trips and parties by reservation.

We rode through the Tennessee trail to one of the five pumpkin patches.

It was the quintessential fall activity to help the kids find the perfect pumpkin.

Team Thompson on the hayride

Wreaths, gourds, butternut squash, and Indian corn are available.

The white polar bear pumpkins were a favorite of A and G’s .

Tom Turkey is our mascot.

My kids were able to convince Grandmama to ride the Pumpkin express.  Corn hole, put-put, gravel Tonka pile, old-fashioned games, fire circle for s’mores, and gift shop are available.  I’m biased but it’s really worth the drive!  I’ll throw in spiced cider for our Farragut friends who make the drive!

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