Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Happy birthday Mark......plus the pumpkin patch

First, I want to wish my dear sweet husband Mark a very happy birthday. Wednesday, October 25th he turns 39. I love him so much and I hope his day is special. I plan to spend the day with him and cook him a nice dinner. I got him a flat screen monitor for his computer. His desk isn't very big so it was very cramped with the huge one on there. I can't believe I'm envious of a gift I got for him, since I too have a huge boxy monitor, but I know he is going to love it, so that makes me happy. I still need to set him up his blog, but haven't had any time. I WILL do it though.
Today me and my sisters went to a pumpkin patch...not the good one out at Schnepf Farms. This one was not so great. We took Kaden and Preston, a boy Coleen takes care of. The kids were both "off" a little bit, so it made for an interesting morning. Julie leaves bright and early in the morning so we wanted to do one last thing together.

I brought the tripod so we could get some sister pictures. That part was fun.
I love pumpkins...actually I love anything to do with the fall season. They had a hay ride from hell (excuse my potty mouth) but it was just terrible! It was SOOO bumpy that my bail of hay was sliding closer and closer to the edge of the trailer. I was scared to death. I quickly jumped over to Julies bail of hay thinking that the weight of two of us would keep in in place. On one of the bumpy turns one of the bails fell right off. We were bouncing all over the place and there really wasn't anything to hold on to, so we were so glad to finally get off that thing...horrible experience...but we couldn't help but laugh about it.
After lunch me and Rene' went to Sam's Club because I had to pick up some popcorn and reeses pieces for sticky popcorn that me and my friend Paula made 8 batches today for the teachers and staff at the elementary school. I had to take this picture of Rene' because she is not even 100 pounds, but she was able to sling that 50 pound bag of popcorn over her shoulder...just too funny! Heck! That thing is over half her body weight. She may be little, but she's strong!
Hey! Where is everyone??? There were 34 of you that responded to the fun little survey and I know that wasn't all of you, then you dissapeared again....come back...I miss you girls! Don't tease me....talk to me. :o)

17 comments:

Missy's Blog said...

Jolene ... I'm back, I'm back. I've not left comments the past few days because we have family visiting. I soooo missed my blogging friends. I hope Mark had a very happy birthday. The picture you posted of the two of you is so nice! The pumpkin patch looked like alot of fun. I just love the fall too. It's so nice that you were able to get pictures of you and your sisters together. Family pictures just aren't the same without everyone. Hope you had fun making the sticky popcorn for the teachers ... it sounds yummy!

SmileyCarrie said...

I'm here!!
Great pictures Jolene.. love the one of your sisters! How nice to have three sisters!

Happy Birthday to Mark!!

Chris said...

Happy Birthday Mark!!

You reminded me that we need to get our pumpkins....yikes this month is going so fast.

You and you sisters take good photo's together.

Pam said...

OK first of all you need to check your calendar because Thursday is the 26th! I know this because the 26th is my baby's bday and he's gonna be 8! WAHHHHH! Wed. is the 25th! ;)

Secondly, Happy Bday Mark! You youngster you! ;)

And Man that Rene girl is a brut! ;) Now I want sticky Popcorn! :)

Kristan said...

Share Share Share your sticky popcorn recipe !!!! We always take treats on Halloween night toa friends and we sit around a bonfire and have a potluck. This sounds yummy !!!

Chickenbells said...

Wonderful sister pictures! They make me miss my sister so much...all my pictures are headless (tee-hee...must teach the cat to take pictures!) You look so busy...in a fun way, of course. I am just drooling over PHX in the background, and wishing that I trusted my care enough to drive down for the day (saving up for a new car) I hope Mark has a really happy birthday, and I think that gifts you covet make the nicest ones!

Becky said...

first the recipe for the popcorn is a must. it sounds great. second where and how do you pop all that poopcorn.

Chickenbells said...

oop...meant car, not care (and, it's 43 here, I am just imagining the lovely weather this time of year down there!)

Cee said...

I'm slow. When I saw your sister carrying that bag of popcorn, I automatically assumed that it was already POPPED. You have to prepare a 50 lb bag of popcorn?! Mom tells me all the time "The things that you will do for your children; just wait and see."

Have fun! I'm sorry that I didn't see you on Monday. I'll be ther for Angie's Simplicity class (10-noon) on Thursday. I hope to see you!

maggie Holmes said...

i love the sister picture - so cute!
glad you made it through that hay ride! lol!!

Valerie said...

man! sounds like the punpkin patch was the pits! bummer for you, missy...but at least you got some great pictures!

Valerie said...

p.s. - Happy Birthday, Mark!

Andi said...

Did you actually POP all that popcorn??? That's a LOT of popcorn!!!

I couldn't help but laughing about your hayride story. Glad no one got hurt. The pumpkins look wonderful in the picture!

Caroline said...

Hope Mark had a great birthday.

Wow, that sure is a lot of popcorn.

Jolene George said...

Thanks Pam...my brain new it was Wednesday, but my fingers typed Thursday. I fixed it. :o)

Tayler said...

She sure is a little thing isn't she? You must have giving her that liquid vitamin with magosteen in it that you gave me. Bye the way that stuff is awsome I'm feeling better than ever,thank you for introducing it to me.

Laurie said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Mark! I turned 39 on the 25th, too!

Jersey Laurie