Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Corn Maze Dayz

Hands down--no questions asked--Fall is certainly my most favorite time of the year. Bittersweet as it is, I always find myself getting most homesick during the months of September and October. Perhaps it's the crisp cool weather, the fact that my favorite color is everywhere (orange), the beautiful array of leaves changing colors before our eyes, or--and I really think this is why--it is because Fall reminds me of family--of apple picking, pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, cider drinking fun. Hence, I was excited when I got to travel to Roanoke last weekend, even if it WAS for the H1N1 Vaccine.

After my oh-too-short two day trip home, I convinced mom to come up to Northern Va with me for the rest of the weekend. On Sunday, Justin too was off, and the three of us went to a corn maze/fall festival in The Plains, VA. It was fantastic--and really quenched my thirst for Fall activity that I so look forward to every year.

We enjoyed looking at livestock, going on a hayride around the farmland, watching adorable pumkin-clad kiddies romp in the fields, drinking hot apple cider, eating kettle corn, shopping at quaint Farmer's Market (excellent apples!), and navigating our way through a HUGE corn maze! It was exactly how I would spend everyday if I had it my way! No matter how long I live in Northern Virginia, my heart belongs in the country-- "you can take the girl out of the honky tonk, but you can't take the honky tony out of the girl!"

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Inappropriate Joking

My husband told me the most fantastic inappropriate joke the other day, and it is totally worth sharing online:

A kindergarten teacher is teaching her class of 5-year-olds how to recognize different foods by taste alone. She has the whole class close their eyes and walks around placing various foods on their tongues. They do excellent with the first several rounds--guessing everything from pineapple to pizza. Then, she walks around and places honey-flavored lifesavers on their tongues. The whole class is puzzled, rolling the candy around inside their mouths and guessing random wrong foods.

"I'll give you a hint," says the teacher, "it's something your mommy calls your daddy at home."

There is a short pause--then one little girl gets it and exclaimes . . .

"Spit it out! Spit it out! Spit it out! They're ASSHOLES!"

I LOVE IT! So, for that very special honey-flavored asshole in your life--share this joke--and say I love you. "I love you, Justin!"

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Many Faces of Maggie Mae

After all this time, I cannot believe I have never paid tribute to my very best friend. So, that being said, I give you-- the many faces of Maggie Mae:

The Regal Face

The Relaxing Face The Brown Eyed Girl Face

The Pouncing Face

The Close Up Face
The Sleepy Face
The I've Had Enough--Stop Taking Pictures of Me Face
The Googly Eyed Face
The Grizzle Face
The I Partied Too Hard Face

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Gallagher Wedding

This weekend Justin and I traveled to Philadelphia, PA to celebrate the marriage of our two dear friends Fred and Jill Gallagher. It was such a lovely fall wedding--complete with pumpkins and beautiful, deep autumn colors. Jill looked absolutely stunning in her wedding gown, and Fred looked quite handsome himself. The ceremony was perfect, the food fabulous, and the company unforgetable. Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Gallagher. We love you both!