Monday, October 20, 2008

Pumpkin Patchin'

There's a fabulous pumpkin patch in WI close to my parent's house that we visit in the fall. The weekend we went, the trees were in full color and the countryside was beautiful. We took a wagonride to the fields and picked out our own pumpkins. Ella got to go on a pony ride (a big highlight for her!) and Tristan and John did the corn maze. (ask John about his video taping "mishap" in the maze!)

You can't beat the beauty of Wisconsin in the fall!

Popcorn Farm

This weekend we all took a drive to a popcorn farm in Benson, IL where I did a photo shoot for my sister's magazine. It was so nice to be away from the city and experience farm life for a day. The highlights of the day were being up close and personal with the pigs (I was actually in the pigpen!), having a warm lunch in the field with the family, and riding on the combine with the 75 year old Grandma- wow.

John's mom was in town for the weekend and was able to go with us to the farm. We all had a really relaxing, fun day. It's amazing to me that a quiet peaceful place like this is just 2 hours away from Chicago! We all felt like we were in Iowa, not so close to the city!