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Once there was a pig…

by Emily Honsvick 0 comments

Fall

Once there was a pig... and it was huge! And it was best friends with a kangaroo next door. True story! Last week we went to a super fun Pumpkin patch here in Utah. My friends told me that I was about to see the biggest pig ever, I didn't believe them until I saw it. That pig was crazy huge!!! Emma got such a kick out seeing the big Bertha of a pig. Paisley (The little girl I nanny for now) just kept laughing and pointing at it.

Although the pig was cool, my favorite by far was the Kangaroo! I am now trying to convince Jake that we need one when we finally have his hobby farm that he desires. I think it is a great compromise. He gets cows and chickens and I get a kangaroo and goats haha.

But seriously, have you ever petted a kangaroo? They are so soft and cuddly. I love it. This guy in particular LOVED to be petted. That little animal made my day!

Emma, I think, could have stayed at the pumpkin patch all day long! Between the huge slide they had and the corn pit, this girl was in heaven. Sadly though, Lizzy loved it until she got too cold (we happened to have picked the coldest day to go) So when the 11 month old screams  says it is time to go, its time to go haha. Here are a few pictures of our adventures.

P.S The corn pit was So. Much. Fun!!!

Fall Is In The Air

by Emily Honsvick 1 comments

Adventures Life

Fall is in the air and I am in love. This is my absolute favorite time of year. I seriously count down until the first day of Fall so that I can whip out my scarfs, boots, and cute sweaters. Plus this means many adventures involving crunchy leaves, pumpkins, and lots of Hot Chocolate. What more can a girl ask for. But with Fall in the Air, it also brings many changes to my little family. First is that we our completely out of school. This past summer Jake was giving a couple of tests that he had to pass to continue his PHD program. He was able to pass one but not the other. We feel  good about this though. We both feel that this is the path that we are suppose to be on. We are growing and learning and becoming better people. We know that God has a plan for us and he will lead us where we are suppose to be, even if it is not  easiest or clearest path to take. So Jake is now looking for a full time job. We are excited, curious, nervous, and everything thing else you can think of about this new adventure laying before us. It is strange to think that we could go anywhere. With Jake looking for a job and not continuing his PHD our goals have changes significantly. Now we are aiming at working for a couple of years and then going back to school to get an MBA. We are dreaming and scheming about the new adventure ahead, but for now we are trying to be patient with the job hunt and enjoy spending so much time together as a family. And we have been having so much fun together as a family. Yesterday we were able to take Emma to her very first pumpkin patch. She was in Heaven, running around examining all the pumpkins, playing with the hay, and trying to convince us to take all the pumpkins home.... it almost worked too. Instead she got to take home her very own little pumpkin and one pumpkin that we can use to color and decorate. Here is a little peek into our adventure...

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This was the pumpkin Emma originally wanted hahaha.

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Spring equals Easter Fun

by Emily Honsvick 2 comments

Easter Fun Activities

I am so excited that Spring is here. I love the nice fresh weather where I can spend my days outside exploring with Emma. One thing that I am looking forward to is Emma's first Easter. I just love coming up with different ideas to celebrate the Holiday. While I can't do everything that I dream about doing until she gets a little older, I thought I would share with you come fun Easter Ideas that you can do with your family. So for the next couple of weeks join me as we discover some fun ways to celebrate Easter with loved ones. First on my list is a must for Easter... Decorating Eggs of course!

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How fun is it to dye Easter eggs with all sorts of designs and colors. There are two ways that I love to decorate eggs the most. Here is what you will need...
  • eggs
  • rubber band
  • crayons
  • color dye
First the rubber band eggs
  • Take your eggs ad wrap your rubber band on it. You can shift the band to make some cool designs.
  • Next dip the egg in the dye
  • Take the egg out and  pull the rubber band off and wala a crazy egg
Now for my favorite: The Crayon Egg
  • Pick a crayon to use and write/ draw anything you want to on the egg.
  • Next dip the egg in the dye
  • Pull the egg out and done.
I love putting little messages on the eggs this way. It is so fun to do his with kids and see what the come up with. My family made me this special egg a couple of years ago to say that they miss me. They are pretty silly.

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I can't wait until I can dye eggs with Emma! What are some of your favorite Easter Traditions?      

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