Thursday, October 11, 2007

Fall Festivities

So we've been busy enjoying some fall fun, even though the weather wasn't always all that fall-like. I took the girls pumpkin picking at Butternut Farm late last week and it was about 80. Butternut Farm is a great place for pics but the girls weren't interested at all.

Over the weekend we made a trip to Gloucester. While the girls were spoiled by Nonna, Dom and I snuck away for a few hours to take pictures at Halibut State Park in Rockport, MA. It was another beautiful but unusually warm day and it was great for pics. It also made me really want a macro lens as well as a telephoto. I enjoy taking nature shots and "artsy fartsy shots" as Dom calls them. I took over 100 shots and got some neat ones. Here are a few faves. I may have to start a seperate blog just for pics! Now I have to learn how to use some photo editing software.

The second part of the weekend was spent at our friends the Beikmans who were hosting an Oktoberfest at their home. It was lots of fun with everyone bringing a favorite fall dish. There was lots of yummy food! One of the highlights for me was learning how to make homemade donuts from Audrey's mom. I got to be event photographer and Audrey and I are planning to put together a recipe book from everyone's recipes. I made pumpkin whoopie pies and they were gone in seconds.
The kids had a blast playing, carving pumpkins and decorating a big teepee that was set up in the back yard.


pixel princess said...

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Lisa said...

Cyn...these pictures are gorgeous. At some point Chuck and I will have to splurge on a nice camera too :o)I love the photo of Dom at Halibut and very creative!

See you guys in a month...yeah!

Jennifer said...

Looks like it was a great weekend!