Fall is Here

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fall thatgirlwhit

Come October, the weather has been nice enough for boots and more time spent outside before evening. Jude, as always, loves helping with chores and going on long walks down by the river. I am always snapping pictures on my phone of our everyday moments, so this is a iphone pic post. I am trying to get better at doing things with all the photos I take.

Nights have been crisp, which is perfect for campfires. Perhaps we can fit in an evening camping before it gets too cold.

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pumpkin cookies

pumpkin chocolate chip

I always try new pumpkin recipes every year – and usually am disappointed. Maybe I can blame it on my oven, but whenever I try baking breads, they are dry or underdone in the middle. With pumpkin cookies – they are too cakey or doughy or with hardly enough flavor/sweetness for my liking. This time around, I realized that I prefer the cookies after they are fully cooled or even chilled in the fridge as opposed to hot out of the oven. And I would say the recipe was a winner; however, I have a couple more from friends that I want to try out.

Recipe I made – that does not use eggs – can be found HERE! 

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farm boy thatgirlwhit

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cowboy jude

Jude has an obsession with this hat of my Grandpa’s. No matter where I put it, he finds it.

xoxo

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Fall 2015 | Pumpkin Patch

Now that we have a little person in the family, things like visiting the pumpkin patch are more fun! Jude enjoyed wandering around in the dirt, through fields of zinnias, and eating homemade strawberry ice cream from Washington Farms in Bogart, GA.

Here’s to fall!

pumpkin patch

 

pumpkin patch

pumpkin patch

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pumpkin patch

pumpkin patch

Jude decided it was a good idea to put a handful of potting soil into his mouth. That kid…

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pumpkin patch

pumpkin patch

pumpkin patch

pumpkin patch

pumpkin patch

pumpkin patch

pumpkin patch

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pumpkin patch

pumpkin patch

xoxo

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the married life

marrying james is the best decision i’ve ever made.

…right up there with serving an lds church mission and getting a Costco membership.

i love him! marriage is so much fun. honestly, we go together perfectly. i love that every morning and night, he is there. it is a beautiful thing having someone to share everything with.

there has been some adjustment. the hardest part about being married, is probably our time management. before, it was easy to get things done when james wasn’t around because he didn’t live with me. NOW we both work from home and live under the same roof. naturally, we love spending that time together – but we realized quickly that it was easily wasted because james would cuddle the whole day away while watching Netflix if I agreed to it.

but, we’ve gotten a better grip on how to be in the same small apartment and do our own separate things. we’re over having to always be in the same room as each other…which makes homework, chores, and work happen more often.

even though sometimes james catches me studying like this sometimes…

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james is so sweet to me in so many ways. i love making our “house” a “home”, and he surprised me one morning with these lovely fall mums!:

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we both like to entertain…so having friends over is always an option!

we’ve had a couple “Debate Parties” which were both a full-house success. (on such occasions, i love that i own a crockpot! i’m a little obsessed). or just nights of movies and games is always fun.

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we also did our first BYU tailgating. kabob style. it was great! …though agreed that next time we’ll scale-up a bit….

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we also had our first Cornbelly’s experience! we went with B and Kelli and had a fun fall night of pumpkins, deep fried junk food, and haunted mazes of sorts.

B and James fit in with the other little boyz…

that night was both mine and james’ first haunted anything experience. SUPER fun with B and Kel! i found out i’m a screamer, kelli ain’t eva scurred, and both B and James are runners…James especially when there is a chainsaw involved.

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since fall and the leaf change came around, james and i like to drive up in the mountains.

we enjoyed the pretty views up there with these two!…lora & dan…

james was even so diligent as to carve our love into an aspen…

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3.5 weeks of marriage down, and i’d say we own it!

more to come!…

love, whit

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autumn is coming!

i love georgia because it has all four seasons.

and it has a very beautiful FALL! i am getting very anxious for this time of year and all it brings.

cider in an apple mug?! YESplease!

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fall fashion. boots, cardigans, tights, and scarves!

i have to mention that this last week, i just happened upon some excellent clearance at Target – woven/knit/patterned tights for $2!! knee socks for my boots, too. $2. i love a good deal. and yes, i stocked up for the season.

thai spiced pumpkpin soup

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on a different note. Dieter F. Uchtdorf is the man.

his inspiring words from this last weekend’s conference…

love, whit

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