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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pumpkin Picking and Family Fun

A few weeks ago Bill mentioned wanting to go to a Pumpkin patch with me, and I thought it sounded like such a "Ryan idea," and told him I would love that.  Well, as usual, I struggled to remember he wanted to do something since I did not write it on our calendar, so he brought it up again.  I expressed enthusiasm and asked when he wanted to go, and we couldn't pick a time, so it slipped my mind one more time.  The third time around, he was frustrated and said he could tell that I didn't want to go... To his surprise I said I was completely excited and wanted to go SO badly.  It's so funny how different people read a situation!  I had been excited since the first mention.  We put it on the calendar and asked my sister Faith and her boyfriend Josh to join us!

The only reason I mention this is to let you all know that sometimes I cannot remember anything.  In fact, I just completely forget things all the time.  I never want anyone to take that personally.  I just have the worst memory.  Like... I leave cabinets open and burners on... poor Bill has to follow me around often and make sure I don't do anything destructive!  I have to learn to laugh about this characteristic of myself, or else it will make me sad.  It is not for lack of care that I forget...

Now, onto my pumpkin patch recap!  
The four of us headed to the patch, pick your own vegetable field, and corn field maze as a small bundle of excitement.  We carpooled over, which I think always helps a groups moral, and we walked the fields of pumpkins.  Honestly, it was pretty slim pickins when we arrived.  However, we found some humor in it and picked some sad looking pumpkins to be prominent in our photo ops :)  We had a great time wandering through a joke of a corn field maze and learning how the "pick your own vegetable patch" worked.

At the end of this outing I realized how comfortable I am with these lovely people.  Faith and Josh are younger than Bill and I, but we really enjoy their company and it is just natural now since we have been able to spend so much time together.  

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