Monday, October 20, 2014

Logan and Anni's first trip to the P Patch

We took the munchkins on their first trip to the pumpkin patch, and to be honest, it wasn't the biggest hit with them.  However, in the defense of the pumpkin patch,  it was also a farm and garden, so there were more interesting things to look at than just stationary, orange spheres.  Anni and Logan loved the animals and waterfall!  They also had a bounce house, which was what attracted  most of Anniston's attention.  Poor thing was so distraught that she was too little to go inside. The pumpkin patch we chose to go to was Summers Past Farm, which is an adorable little place right outside of Alpine.  It was very small, so it wasn't packed at all, even on a Saturday.  The babies could run around and we didn't have to worry about them getting trampled, which is a very big plus! The munchkins had a great time chasing each other and everyone else around at Summers Past Farm so it was a successful first trip to the P patch in our book!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Bumbleberry Pie and Some Wilderness

I'm a planner by default, so I like to have most of my days and weeks planned out with very little room for change.  Gabe, however, is the complete opposite.  This man is the epitome of spontaneity.  On very rare occasions, I feel like living on the wild side and being spontaneous too.  One of those very rare days was our trip to Julian. I asked Gabe the night before if he thought heading up to Julian for the day would be fun.  He said, "Sure. What do you want to do in Julian?"  My response went something like, "I have no clue. Let's just go with the flow." Gabe almost died of shock!  So the next day, we packed lunch and headed up to Julian. We wandered through the adorable little town for awhile. It was a little chilly and warm pie sounded wonderful, so we stopped by Mom's for some pie.  Not either of our actual mom's, but the bakery, Mom's Pies. Gabe had been wanting to go to Mom's since our visit to Julian last year, but the place was always ridiculously busy.  Luckily, this time we seemed to have beat out most of the rush. We ended up getting bumbleberry pie.  It had absolutely no apples in it, which is actually kind of lame of us, considering Julian is know for it's apple pie. But of course, it was absolutely delicious, so we didn't feel the least bit guilty, and who knows if they actually make their apple pie with Julian apples anyway. After indulging in the best pie I've ever tasted, we decided to work the pie off with a little hike. Anniston was on a bit of sugar high and needed to get some energy out.  Hiking has always been something Gabe and I have loved to do together, but this was the first time Anniston got to hike along with us, instead of begin stuck in her carrier.  I am happy to report that she enjoyed tromping through the forest as much as we did. She was covered in dirt, with flowers in one hand, rocks in the other, and a huge smile on her face. I wish there were more hiking areas in San Diego.  Thinking about it makes me really miss Boise. Living only 15 minutes aways from a beautiful forest was nice.  Hopefully, someday very soon, we will be able to explore the forest of Boise again, but next time, we will explore it with our little nature girl.