Today, with my pumpkin spice latte in hand, we drove 2 hours away to an apple farm.

Yes, we could have gone to the grocery store and bought apples ….but this was a little more fun.

I would like to point out that we were about to drop the two youngest on the side of the road on the way there.

I was very tempted to say, "Don't make me turn this car around" or "I will give you something to cry about"……. but I refrained!

All was right with the world once we arrived at the farm and they could move those antsy legs of theirs.


We all filled our bags with delicious and beautiful apples.



They have 15 different varieties…I have no idea what I picked…to me they were apples.



After we were picked out we had a little lunch and then headed over to their pumpkin patch.



The only rule was that they had to carry whatever pumpkin they picked…seems fair to me.



As we were checking out with our pumpkins, apples (how many apple pies can one woman make?) and apple cider I asked the girls behind the counter if there were any good antique stores around.

Are there any good antique stores around????  They thought I was crazy…they said that there was a town TEN MINUTES AWAY with nothing but antique stores.

The sky opened up and angels began to sing….I ran back to my husband…yes, I really ran to him….and asked if we could please, pretty please with sprinkles go to the town.

After he said yes and all the children groaned …we headed to the town of Florence, Colorado.

I know my husband is awesome…I know.

And no, he does not have a girlfriend or some weird gambling problem that he is trying to cover up…he loves me….so there.

I am very good to him too…..if he would only start a blog and tell the world about my awesomeness!!!

OK…on with the day.

Once we were in Florence we went up one side of the street and then back down the other.

I went as fast as possible and would love to go back another day…without a two (almost three) year old.

So…what a day.


Beautiful weather, time together, apple picking, antique treasures and two trips to Starbucks.


What did you do this weekend?