apple harvest

Every year Southington, the town our ward buiding is in, has an Apple Harvest Festival. After hearing about their famous apple fritters (Sam's favorite treat) we decided not to miss it this year. Someone was raving about them to Sam at work, and told him "just to jump into the longest line we could see". We did, and sure enough it led to the most delicious treat I've had in a while. Fresh, warm, sugary apple fritters!

(This is us in line wrapped around the tent.) After our appetizers we walked around the many food tents and decided on huge cheesesteaks for lunch while we watched the parade.Landon thought the tiny Mason cars were so funny! He still laughs everytime we ask him about the parade.
We also got some pumpkins, and more importantly, pumpkin whoopee pies! Let's just say, I hope we're in town for next year's Apple Harvest!

1st day of school

Landon started his 2nd year of preschool. He goes 3 times a week and loves every second of it!


A while back the Jeep died. We knew this day would come , we just hoped it would last us more than 6 months. Landon was pretty sad to see the "new" car go, but having Mater haul it away was a definite plus! Bring on the next beater...
We snatched up another car (which has already been to the shop twice) and don't worry, this was only the 2nd day I had to deal with the invalids working here at the DMV. Car troubles are the WORST!!!



Last month we were warned that the entire East Coast was going to be hit by a hurricane. I had no idea what to expect, this being my first hurricane and all, so I obeyed the news folk and tried to load up on batteries and water. However, upon arriving at various stores this is what I found...They told us it would be a level 3 hurricane by the time it hit CT. We had a pretty good supply of things in our minuscule "food storage" but everyone was FREAKING out so I felt like I needed to be overly prepared. Seeing the stores and all the frantic people was the scariest part of the whole thing. I understand the importance of having a food storage, and being prepared now that I've lived through this tiny drama. The storm came and went. Sam and Landon took advantage of church being cancelled and even sat on the stoop and watched the storm for a bit when our power was knocked out. A lot of people had a lot of damage, and no power for a long time. We are SO lucky to have been "hit" so mildly. Our power was back on within 24 hours. I am so grateful for our safety and the safety of our close friends and family in this situation. Another bonus to living in the southwest... NO HURRICANES!