Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

I love fall but I really hate don't like Halloween.  Don't get me wrong, the candy is great, but I really hate the idea of dressing up.  Mostly because these days Halloween, for most girls, is an excuse to go into public looking extra scandalous.  That just doesn't sound fun to me! Besides the candy, I do love going to a Pumpkin Patch, the cooler weather, Pumpkin Spice candles, the decorations and carving pumpkins! Earlier this week, Maury and I went to a huge pumpkin patch by our house and got ourselves a pumpkin!

Love him :) 

Carved Pumpkins

I really love how these look so I got a little one for our house :) 

So many to choose from!!

It was such a pretty day

Maury said we could get any pumpkin he could carry out
and this is what he picked! Haha funny guy!

The Christmas Tree's are growing!! 

They had a pumpkin and corn cannon

Us with the pumpkin we chose!

Once we got home, we decided to be creative and make our own design and it worked out horribly.  We both ended up giving and just coming inside! Oh well, last year our pumpkins looked good!

Okay, maybe good isn't the right word!

Until next time,

Brie :) 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


I have a mild okay, very large obsession with Pinterest.  
I just felt like sharing some of my finds that I have tried or can't wait to try someday soon!

I have dreams about this closet
(Picture courtesy of Pinterest)

LOVE the huge white frame
(Picture courtesy of Pinterest)

Next time I travel I will wear this
(Picture courtesy of Pinterest)

This will hang in our house
(Picture courtesy of Pinterest)

Can't wait to make this broccoli cheddar soup this winter
(Picture courtesy of Pinterest)

Yeah...this will be so fattening amazing!
(Picture courtesy of Pinterest)

These are just a few of my favorites that I wanted to share, hope you enjoy!

Until next time,

Brie :) 

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Best Surprise

I have to admit, I was a little down about my birthday this year. I knew it was going to be a Monday, so Maury would have to work, which meant I would end up spending much of the day alone.  Little did I know, my sweet husband, my mom and my grandma had been planning a surprise for me since the beginning of September! Boy, did I feel silly and like a brat after all of the whining and complaining my poor husband had to hear for the weeks leading up to my birthday!

Sunday morning Maury woke up bright and early to go to work for a 24 hour shift, except that was a lie, he really went to the airport to pick up my mom and grandma! He told me before he left we could meet for lunch around 11am so to be ready to go! I got all ready to leave the apartment and drive to a restaurant we had picked.  As I was picking up my purse to walk out the door, the lock started to turn like someone was unlocking the door and my heart started beating SO fast.  I was terrified someone was coming in to get me!! (Dramatic, I know, but it's an irrational fear of mine!) There was Maury is regular clothes (he left in his uniform so I wouldn't catch onto his secret) and right behind him, my mom and grandma came running into the apartment yelling Surprise and Happy Birthday!! I was so shocked that they pulled this off! I was shaking, because I was excited and because of the fear of someone coming into the house.  The next birthday surprise was that they were here until Wednesday, they were staying at the apartment with us, and Maury didn't have work on Monday! I knew this was going to be such a great birthday! :) We spent each day shopping, eating, decorating, eating some more and shopping some more!

Mom and Grandma on the plane 
I am so proud of my grandma for flying here!!

The Space Needle from the sky

Kinda blurry but you get the idea, I was shocked!

Blowing up the air mattress 

On my birthday! :) 

Mom, me and Grandma 

My best friend, twin and mom 

My beautiful grandma 

The 4 of us on my birthday!

Dinner at The Pink Door

We love FroYo!!

My mom and Grandma helped me decorate my apartment and I absolutely love how it turned out. I can't wait until Maury and I have a house so they can help make it beautiful!

Our fireplace mantle 

Our kitchen table decorated for Fall :) 

The new table tray

I am so grateful my mom had the idea to come surprise me on my birthday! I love that we are so close and hate spending time apart. She is my best friend and we have SO much fun every time we are together.  I think we are both very excited for once Maury and I live in Fresno again!

Until next time,

Brie :)