October 20, 2015

Weekend In Review

I think the weekends have become one of my favorite parts of the week. Like most weekends, this weekend was GREAT!


I was craving a cheeseburger. Cheeseburgers are seriously one of my favorite foods. Why? I don't know, they just are. And in my opinion, not many places make a good burger.

At work that day my co-worker was talking about this burger joint she had gone to for lunch and she said it was really good. So the rest of the afternoon, I spent thinking about cheeseburgers and I just had to have one.

After work, Andy and I hopped in the car and headed over to Toxic Wings & Fries. My co-worker was right, their burgers were pretty good. Andy and I split a fry, burger, and wings. The best part of the meal was the burger. Their beef come from local grass fed cows, they smoke their patties, and make their own buns. It was pretty delish! My mouth is starting to salivate just thinking about that burger.


Was a lot of fun! We ran a few errands, grabbed a bite to eat, hit up a thrift store, and headed to the pumpkin patch.

Eugene has some really awesome thrift store. I always seem to find the vintage dishes that my mom likes and some how they always find their way into my car, and then they make a trip to her kitchen in Washington.

Vintage Bowls.

On this trip I found these super cool green bowls with gold trim. Usually when I find these kind of dishes the gold has worn off or all they have are wine glasses (and we don't need any of those). I thought I scored with three bowls at $1.49 a piece. Mom had five already, so now she will have a set of eight.

Water Jug.

I also, found one of those large glass water jugs that people put out for parties and weddings. I have wanted one of these things for a looonnnggg time but couldn't bring myself to spend +$20.00 on one. Every time I went into Target and I would look at them and look at them, but I couldn't justify purchasing one.

My patience paid off. I picked this beauty up for $5.00. Not only is she super cute, she doesn't leak! I think I scored on this one.

After our thrift shopping adventure, we headed out to Detering Orchards to find ourselves some pumpkins and apples.

Andy found himself a pumpkin.


Andy with his pumpkin.

I found one.

Andy & I with our pumpkins.

We went on a hayride through the apple orchards and out to the pumpkin patch. We found ourselves some cute little guys to decorate our front porch. I think the was the first time either of us had been to the pumpkin patch, since we were little. We really enjoyed ourselves! We loved the cows, the apple pie and cider, the hum of the tractor and all of the fallness going on. 

Andy being a goof.

Me with a beautiful apple tree.

Earlier in the season, I made some really good dehydrated apples. Andy thought they were so good he ate them all in the course of a week. He has been asking for more apples ever since. We picked 60 pounds of apples in about 15 minutes, it was super fast and easy. We plan on dehydrating the later this week. Hopefully they last longer than a week.


As usual, we went to church. Each year the young children put on a program during Sacrament Meeting and it is always super cute. You can't help but smile when the little kids speak in church. As we were listening to the children, a girl about 10 years old went up to the pulpit and she started talking about Jesus and the "ten leopards". Andy and I looked and each other, momentarily puzzled and then looked back up at the girl and she said it again "ten leopards." We knew she was talking about Christ and the ten lepers but she kept saying leopards. Andy and I again looked at each other and tried really hard not to laugh. She was just too cute! After the meeting, Andy looked at me and said, "I was imagining ten leopards sitting around Christ purring." I couldn't help but laugh at that. Needless to say, church was pretty awesome!

That evening we had some friends over for dinner. It was a pretty good time and we are glad they were able to join us.