Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween with Ian and visiting Cheese Addiction

A little late in posting this, but Happy Halloween! Argh, we be pirates this morning. And since it's Friday, yes, I wore this to work as well.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Disneyland after the pumpkin patch plus a Halloween Party

After visiting Tanaka pumpkin patch, since it's so close by Irvine, we stopped by Disneyland!
Ian's not so sure about his Halloween hat. That's okay buddy, I'll wear it today.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Pumpkin Carving day at the Flowers house

Welcome to Ian's pumpkin patch! In a tradition that reaches back at least 5 years, we're having a bunch of friends over to carve pumpkins.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tanaka Farms - visiting a local pumpkin patch

Welcome to Tanaka Farms! In early October, our neighbors Grace and Gene invited us to join them at a nearby pumpkin patch.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Dining at the Napa Rose with Ruston and Jacob

After exploring the parks we were hungry. Good thing I set up reservations a month ago for the Napa Rose! Theresa and I have enjoyed it every time we've gone. This will be Ruston and Jacob's first time.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Disneyland with Ruston and Jacob - Holiday Haunted Mansion and Halloween Pumpkins

It's a very special Sunday afternoon and Ruston, Jacob, Theresa and I are all getting together at Disneyland. We're going to check out some of the fantastic Halloween events going on here.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns - going to see thousands of carved pumpkins as Descanso Gardens

Welcome to Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns at Descanso Gardens. To get into the Halloween spirit, I threw out the invite to all our friends to join Theresa, Ian and I to go see over 5000 carved pumpkins. As usual, Jacob and Ruston were quick to accept!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Visiting the Erie Apple Orchard

I'm a bit behind on getting this last trip report from Michigan finished.
On our last day in Michigan, we all visited the Erie Orchards. We try to get out here every year to pick apples.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Picking a pumpkin and carving pumpkins in Michigan

I know I'm behind on some of my blog posts. We're going to jump back to Michigan and our trip to the farmer's market where we pick some pumpkins and then carve them.

Ian learns to walk, Ethan's game and Abby's game

Ian is getting a lot of help learning to walk while we're in Michigan. There were a few spills along the way, but by the end, he really started to get the hang of it.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Arby's Meat Mountain sandwich

I've been meaning to try this for some time. The Meat Mountain from Arby's. Back home I just don't have an Arby's close by, so I've never made the trek to find one. Finally, I was able to track one down.

What is the Meat Mountain? Read on.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

Visiting Frankenmuth Michigan and Aubrey's volleyball game

It's Tuesday and we're in Michigan hanging out with family. Today Donald has a special treat planned for us. We're driving nearly 2 hours north to Frankenmuth Michigan.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Austin's football game and Ian's tries his first donut

It's Sunday morning and T, Ian and I are up in Michigan visiting family. One of the things we're excited to do is see the nieces and nephews playing sports.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Flying to Michigan and Ian's first White Castle experience

Every year, right around this time, Theresa and I take a trip up to Michigan. We visit with family of course, but it's also the season for apple orchards and pumpkin carving. Plus the weather is a little bit chillier than California so it helps us get into the Fall spirit. This year we've got another passenger joining us. Off we go!