Monday, September 28, 2009

Your Top 5 Fall Favorites

I said that if you responded with your top 5 fall favorites I would post them as a follow up post to mine... Only 3 responded, so here they are!

Jennifer Self
1. Starting our nature walks
2. Fall revival
3. apple picking (hope to do this anyhow!)
4. Thanksgiving dinner
5. Smell of leaves and fireplaces in the cooler air

Kayla Satterfield
I agree with all of the above! And don't forget EATING pumpkin pie-not just smelling pumpkin!

1. Pumpkin Pie Flavored Shakes and coffee creamer.
2. Hayrides
3. Fall Pictures (as a kid my mom made the three of us kids get pictures every fall, I detested I think its awesome!)
4. Drinking Hot Chocolate without feeling guilty.
5. Wearing cuddly sweaters (in fall colors of course!)

Thanks for participating! It's always fun to find out what other people's favorites are too! :0)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Top 5 Fall Favorites

Top Five Favorite things about the Fall Season...

1.) The gorgeous colors!
2.) The smells of apples, cinnamon, and pumpkin
3.) The cool, fresh, invigorating air
4.) The fun decorations: pumpkins, gourds, scarecrows, hay, mums etc.
5.) Fresh apple cider! YUM!

Now, as I have mentioned before...fall is my favorite season, so I could probably go on and on with a list a mile long for this season. However, I said I would be doing my top 5 favorites for each season, so here it is for fall. I would love to hear your top 5 favorites too! You can email them to me ( and I can post them as a follow up post to this; or if you don't wish for it to be posted you could simply specify that in your email. You also could just list it in the comments box to this post! Either way I would love to hear your input! :0)

Picture is compliments of

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Snap Shots

Yesterday was a beautiful day so I thought we should take the opportunity and take some sweet husband wasn't really thrilled with the idea, but he cooperated anyways...:0)
Most of the shots are on the "ladies" property next door LOL I don't think they would mind though... :0)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Special Visitors

Sunday afternoon I looked out our kitchen window and in our back yard was a little fawn that still had its spots!! I was so excited and of course, summoned my husband to get the camara. As we watched, another fawn appeared! Pretty soon the third one picked its way out of the woods! How adorable they were! They stayed there some time--long enough for a pretty good photo shoot, then disappeared back into the woods to find there mama...

Monday, September 14, 2009

Just a little break

Sometimes you just need to get away, even if its not too far.... we had one of those days recently and here are some pictures we took...

*Wedding Bells*

Saturday September 12 was Trevar and Amanda McQuiston's wedding...Luke was one of the groomsmen so we were there. Congratulations Trevar and Amanda!

This is the anxious groom awaiting the appearance of his bride :0)

*The Kiss*

Mr and Mrs Trevar McQuiston

Feeding each other cake at the reception

Better late than never...

Our late blooming sunflowers.... even got a shot with a bumble bee on it! :0)

Happy Belated Birthday!

Usually I like to post a happy birthday note on our blog for those in our family...However, we were out of town for Luke's moms birthday (at her house actually!) so I didn't get to post this until today...If my brain had been working properly I would have scheduled a post; however, as usual, it wasn't working properly, so my apologies for the late post...ANYHOW, Happy Birthday mom LaVan! Hope it was a good one; and you have many more to come! We Love you!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Here are a few more pics from around our area when the family was still in...

Jerry relaxing on our front porch
Mom keeping score for our mini golf game
Playing mini golf

Dad, Jerry and Luke playing mini golf

Me and mom

Vacation-The LaVan Inn & Suites

On friday everyone came to our house...Jeff, Jen and the kids left the next morning but it was fun while it lasted! :0)

The Self Family-Jeff, Jennifer, Jessica (7), Jeffery (4), Jerrod (1)
The whole Davis/Self/LaVan crew (minus Jerry who was still getting dressed LOL)

Jeffery getting a haircut at our house

Uncle Luke and Jerrod

My two little helpers! They were still in their PJ's but wanted to help get breakfast ready LOL

Vacation- Virginia Beach

On thursday we went to Virginia Beach...We had an absolute blast!! The weather looked like it might rain, but when we got there it didn't...So...that meant we didn't have to contend with "scantily clad" individuals and we had a portion of the beach all to ourselves! The kids, my sister, mom and Jeff (my sister's husband) all waded in, but the rest of them didn't want to get coated in sand for the ride back... We didn't care though! Oh what fun to feel the wind in your face and the waves at your feet! :0)

This is Jerrod (the one yr old)...he wasn't sure what to think! LOL
Me and my mommy
My sweetheart and me! :0)

My mom and Dad---still sweethearts after 30 some years! :0) (sorry I always forget the exact amount of years!) :0)

My mom, Jeffery, me, Jessica and Jennifer wading in and waiting for the waves!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Vacation-Shenendoah Resort Part 2

The adult horse back rides were scheduled too far ahead already but the kids got to take a pony ride...

Jerrod on the pony with Papaw helping him stay on lol
Jeffery concentrating on staying in the saddle :0)

Jessica petting one of the horses in the corral

Jessica riding like a pro on the pony
Luke and I at the little Italian restaurant we went to for dinner--Fabio's

Vacation- Shenendoah Resort Part 1

We spent one of the days at a Resort in Shenendoah valley and had a blast! There were lots of things for us to do there including horse back riding, volleyball, horseshoes, mini golf. We did what we had time to do and unfortunately had to forego the rest for a later time (hopefully!) :0)

Me, mom, Jennifer and my brother Jerry goofing off on the sand volleyball court
Us three girls being goofy

Me Jessica and Jennifer (the sun was too bright to look up long enough to get the picture! LOL)

Me and Jessica on the playground slide

Jerrod on the slide