Sisters, friends, blessed.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Apple Picking

I cannot remember very many 80 degree Ocober days? We certainly made the most of today, and spent a good portion of it at a quaint little scenic apple orchard. It was the perfect combination of delicious apples along with farm animals for Hadley to enjoy :).

Byndel was content to view the animals from Daddy's arms.
Behind the orchard was an incredible little hike that set us up where we could see for miles!

Finished by picking some bright red juicy apples of the Liberty McIntosh variety. What a beautiful  day to be a family.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Grandpa's 60th!

It was quite the birthday bash over the weekend!!  And, rightfully so when you are turning 60!  Nothing like starting the weekend out with a little swimming in October, ha! The air temperature was a balmy 55 degrees, but Grandma & Grandpa worked a little magic for the grandkids, and had the pool at 95 degrees :)
Brooklyn, Piper, & Hadley lemon dropping into the bath water.

Hadley getting in the last bit of cannon ball action for the season.

All 10 grandkids gearing up for Grandpa's big party lakeside! 
Graham 18
The party made good use of Mom & Dad's beautiful new firepit patio!
10 little buddies again
ALL of Mom & Dad's siblings, spouses, and parents were in attendance.  It was the perfect night!
The Burseth family drove all the way in from the Chicago area!

Bryndel and my cousin, Katie (who two days later, on Dad's real birthday, gave birth to her 4th child, a beautiful baby girl named Eleanor Mae!).

Me and Grandma! 
Grandpa Siebert, Dad, and Grandpa Jerry

Kyle and Nathan
This is what too many smore's looks like :)
 I love my mom.
Grandma Joan and aunt Julie.
Oma Steck, Heidi, and Nolan.
Bryndel and Cy, who was just little under the weather, but still seemingly enjoyed all of the action and the smore's :)

Kyle, Asher, Mikey, Grandma, Jeremiah, Kenzie, Katie, Nancy, Nathan, & LeAnne 
We followed up the perfect night, with a fun morning playing outside.  Bryndel, Savannah, Grandpa, Mikey, and Grandma had a great game of follow the leader lakeside.

Thanks for such a special family weekend!  60 has never looked so good, Dad!