Established 10.30.10

Established 10.30.10

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Lovin' October

I love October for many reasons... pretty color on the trees, harvest time, cool days/nights, breast cancer awareness month, friends' wedding and our anniversary.  
I was on my way to go ride w/ Karl and saw this field of corn stalk bales... I don't think I've ever seen that many in one field at a time, they were never-ending!!  
Always have to make time to "go home" and ride with my dad too.   I remember fitting in the combine with my sisters a lot easier when we were smaller.... now with long legs, it's a little harder to have on sit in the buddy seat and one on the cooler without being a lil' smushed :)
I drove grain cart for dad for a while and had a little helper.  He was supposed to be taking a nap but thought it was more fun to kick me with his feet when I told him to lay on the floor and take a nap :)
Night riding..... dusty!!
Pella hosted their annual "Pella in Pink" walk.  Since this is the first October mom is cancer-free we secretly rounded up friends & family to surprise her the morning of the walk.  It's great to know everyone is still praying for continued caner-free checkups and supporting her.
Yet one more reason why I was anxiously awaiting October.  Joslin got married yesterday to the man of her dreams. The day was beautiful, she was gorgeous, the service was great and the reception a ton of fun!!  I love weddings and everything about them - they just make me happy :)
The get-a-way vehicle :)  The best man did a good job of keeping it a secret and this big dog was parked outside the church when the ceremony was over.  They had panels in the front half so it wasn't cold driving down the road, carpet laid down so no heel spiked fell through the holes, chairs set up & blankets to keep warm.  It was a super fun ride!!  They had a step ladder for getting in and out of the trailer but as you can see it was still a pretty big step to get in...we tried to keep it as classy as possible while in dresses... :)  While driving down the road Joslin said "now we know it feels like to be a pig!"  Um Jos, there are about 160 pigs walking around in sawdust when they are in trailers but yes, you're right, 20 people dressed up in tuxes and dresses sitting on chairs, laughing and having a good time.... yup, we know just how it feels to be a pig :)  Is there a document that records funny things brides say on their wedding day?! I would definitely add that one to the list... :)
  For their first dance we stepped outside to the patio where they lit off their red heart lantern and let it fly into the sky....as they danced the guests lit and set off other lanterns and watched them fly into the sky -- it was really neat.  The look on their faces is how happy they looked all day long!!
Congrats Mr. & Mrs. - you have a great life together ahead of you :)