What a beautiful weekend! We spent most of it outdoors, enjoying the crisp, cool weather. On Saturday we went on a hayride with a group of friends. The horses pulled us out to a pumpkin patch where we spent most of our time trying to find Trent the perfect pumpkin. It had to have just the right size stem, and not a single spot on it. Needless to say, he had to settle for one with just a teeny spot on it, which he accepted but not without pointing it out to us several times. Lana had fun running between the rows and trying to get people to take pictures of her.
Yesterday after church we went to Ott's with Matt's Mom, Chad, and Chad's girlfriend Sarah. We go every year and the kids are such pros at posing at just the right spots for pictures. After that we went back to Lynda's for dinner and a marathon leaf-raking session. She kept thanking us for helping, but I don't think she realized how much fun we had! I think we got the better end of the deal. We don't get that many leaves from our one tree in the backyard, so they couldn't get enough of the enormous pile we had. Anyway, we came home exhausted but recharged for a new week.