Saturday, October 31, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Pumpkin Carving

The womens group at church carved pumpkins for our get together this month. It was my first time to ever carve a pumpkin, and may be my last for a few years! It was a lot harder than I though it would be!! Here's the finished product!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fall Has Fallen....

You know, just like Spring has Sprung! It'll catch on, just you wait!

Not that I ever really need a reason to bake, but we had a fall party for church yesterday. So I made a batch of my fall sugar cookies complete with my grandmas kool-aid frosting! There'd be more, but I burnt the last tray....oops! At least the dogs enjoyed the 'well done' cookies!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Chilli Fest 2009: West Virginia Edition

Friday night, we hosted Chilli Fest. This is an amazing event where everyone brings their best pot of chilli, and we chow down and play games! Chris' family has a chilli fest every year, and since we obviously can't make it this year, we decided to have our own out here!
Just some of the pots of chilli! yum!!

All the boys, ready to play Battle of the Sexes!

The girls all ready to play!

Joanne and Sarah. Doesn't Joanne look wonderful?! She just had a baby a week ago!!

Shane and baby Caylea! Poor Caylea was passed between us all!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Paintball Fun

Chris and some friends played paintball on Saturday. They got a late start and ended up playing in the dark, but they had a blast. I stayed near the house with Marathon and all the other dogs!Nate and Chris ready to head out for some serious paintball!

Sarah putting all her gear on.

Moses, Peanut, Molly, and Marthon watching the hot dogs cooking! (all the dogs minus Rufus)

Aaanndd....this would be where Ben spent the ENTIRE night....playing God of War on ps3!

Marathon retired to the couch after 7 hours of running and playing!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

ResQ Bonfire

Chris and I have started volunteering in the church youth group, ResQ. We really love getting involved with the kids. Sunday was the annual bonfire. We had a great time getting to know the kids better, and of course, making hotdogs and smores!!

Pastor Jason playing some sweet tunes to Hunter

Chris enjoying some hot chocolate by the fire.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Baby Bixler!

Our good friends Joanne and Caleb had their baby yesterday afternoon! Caylea Elizabeth Bixler finally made her appearance after two days and two types of inducing! She's beautiful and mom and dad are doing great! Here's some pics of Chris and I with baby Caylea!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Doggie Date

We've been looking for a good place to play some paintball capture the flag. Kyle, a guy Chris works with, has 385 acres, so we headed up there on Sunday to check it out. It also just so happens that he has to Vizslas. So, we brought Marathon to play! They ran and played for hours, and she loved every minute of it!As you can tell, this was near the end of the day, when the dogs are pretty worn out!!

Chris was pretty excited to practice his paintball skills!!

Also, if you think about it today keep Joanne in your prayers (the super-cute pregnant girl pictured above)! She's being induced today and has been in the hospital since yesterday!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Seneca Rock

Saturday was the first nice day in two weeks, so we headed out to Seneca Rock to see the leaves!Ricky and I looking out the trout!
The view at the top!
This is where Ricky and I stopped.....Chris went on!

Friday, October 2, 2009

WVU VS Colorado!

Mollie had some tickets to the WVU game last night, so we made it a girls night and headed out to the game! Traffic was took us 2 hours to make a 40 mile trip! It was a pretty good game. Even though WVU didn't play very well, we still won, and that's what matters!!
Their marching band was AMAZING! They were in the shape of West Virginia here!

Here comes the Mountaneers!

Jen, me, and Mollie!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Capture the Flag

Getting ready for Capture the Flag!!
Rickey invited us all to his 100 acre farm in Mannington to play Capture the Flag. We all had a great time and are already talking about the next Capture the Flag event with paintball guns. After the game, Joanne cooked hot dogs and we had chips, drinks, and s'mores. We all had an unforgettable evening!!

The gang posing for pictures

Shane and Rickey getting ready to hit the field

Joanne cooking hot dogs and pausing for a quick pic

Surprisingly, we got the fire started and going with wet logs and wood.