Weekend Adventures

Hello and welcome to the first week of November! How was your weekend? Ours was busy and blessed. Here’s a rundown of what we were up to!


Grandma reading Usborne book to toddler

My mom came over! We indulged in my latest obsession of thrift shopping and also filmed a vlog. Sadie spent the night at my parents’ house.

Jimmy and I planned on driving golf balls at Top Golf, but it was booked so we went to Rural King (a farm supply store) to look at the chicks and rabbits 🙂

Baby gap Christmas dress

I was able to get Sadie this Christmas dress at the thrift store for $0.58. I can’t wait to see her wear it this holiday season!


Sadie spent the day with her cousin Caroline at my parents’ house and had such a fun time! 

Toddlers sitting in boxes reading books

While Sadie was hanging out with her cousin, Jimmy and I went on a quick day trip to West Virginia and visited one of our favorite places, Cabela’s. It’s an outdoor recreation store that has an aquarium and all sorts of animal displays.

We also went out to lunch and browsed around a bookstore. It was really great to catch up with Jimmy and have uninterrupted conversations! 


Jimmy and I agreed that we want to take Sadie to Cabela’s soon. We think she would really enjoy it. Last time she went she was only two months old!

In the evening, we met our church family at a local sports center for our church’s Halloween alternative.

Since we don’t celebrate Halloween, our church puts on an activity each year during the time trick-or-treating takes place and we all get together and have fun. 

Pushing stroller in rollerblades

Yes, that is my dad pushing Sadie and Caroline in a stroller while rollerblading, haha! Love it.

Family at roller rink

We had such a wonderful time with everyone and I was reminded of just how much I enjoy rollerblading! 


We went to church, caught up around the house (cooking, cleaning, gearing up for the week ahead, etc.), and went back to church in the evening. 

Toddlers eating lollipops

The kids were given lollipops during the evening church service and they were very happy about that 🙂

What was the best part of your weekend?

Cutest Pumpkin in The Patch

We celebrated Sadie’s second birthday with our families over the weekend and had such a lovely time! Since we had the party during the first weekend of October, I decided to go with a pumpkin theme and enjoyed decorating and baking for the special occasion. 

Pumpkin birthday party decorationsPumpkin cupcakes for pumpkin birthday party

I baked pumpkin cupcakes with cinnamon buttercream as well as chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream. We grilled hamburgers and hot dogs for dinner, had a bonfire, and even did a piñata! 

Jimmy had been working so hard all week to get our concrete countertops and recessed grill (no more see through grill!) all ready and installed for the party and he did it! Doesn’t it look amazing? He still has some finishing touches to do, but it was functional and we were pumped! Now we just have to figure out how to get Niva to stop walking on the counters 😉

Outdoor kitchen with concrete countertops and built-in grill

Moments I want to remember:

  • How excited Sadie was when she woke up from her nap and realized all of her favorite people were at our house, plus she was surrounded by balloons and candy. Life doesn’t get much better than that, right?
  • Singing happy birthday to Sadie. She was shy and confused at first and then smiling and happy. So cute. 
  • Watching Sadie enjoy her cupcake and open her gifts. She didn’t know what to do with all of the gifts she was spoiled with! 
  • Spending time with our families on a beautiful fall night. It was fun to see Remi, Caroline, (<– Sadie’s cousins) and Sadie play together, too.
  • Being so excited for Sadie to wake up the next morning so we could play with her new toys together!

Now, time for some photos!

Second birthday party with toddlers and number two piñataSisters with their babiesPumpkin cupcakes with pumpkin decorationFamily at birthday partyFall party decorationsToddler fall birthday partyGrandparents holding three grandbabiesLighting candles for birthday cakeTwo year old blowing out birthday candlesFall bonfirePiñata at birthday party and opening giftsToddler eating a cupcake

What a special evening to celebrate the sweet girl we have been blessed with! 

A look back…