Friday, October 29, 2010

After getting hitched..

We went to lunch with everyone and then we headed home so the twins could nap.  Napping didn't quit work out so we decided to take the kids to Linder Farms.  It was nice because we had been to Farmstead earlier and had a lot of fun and now we got to check out the other place.  Braydon came with Greg's parents and I am so glad he did.  He is such a cute kid and had a lot of fun at Linder Farms.  Like the other place this one had a ton of stuff to do.  First thing's first we had to get pictures with the cutouts.

The twins played on the tires as we headed to the bounce houses.  Braydon liked going down the big slide and the twins liked the bounce house.  Jaelee turned the bottom of it into her own slide and Jayse found corn to pick up and take to his dad.

After the bouncing we went to the swings. They were swings like they have at the fair where you get strapped in and spun around. Jayse had this little smirk on his face the whole time.  I think all the kids had fun.

After the swings Braydon got to go rock climbing.  Man for being only 6 he sure is an adventurous little guy.  He just scaled right up the rock and down and went again.  He told me that the rock climbing was his favorite.  While he was rock climbing the second time the twins and I went through the hay maze.

Little adventurous Braydon then went on the trampoline, they harness you in so you can bounce really high.   Braydon of course had to try a front flip and a back flip.
Next we decided to take a hay ride, again hard to get pictures while on the hay ride but when we stopped to look at pumpkins I got a few.
After the hay ride Braydon wanted to go back to go rock climbing so Greg, the kids and I took a break and ate some popcorn.  Then we headed over the petting zoo, where they had a kangaroo and a camel among other things.  The twins once again loved feeding the goats and sheep.  I didn't get any pictures in the petting zoo because the moment I stepped in there my allergies got the best of me.
We stood by the fire for a little bit and then headed home.  The twins and Braydon all got in bed to watch a movie.
Thanks again to my in-laws for driving all the way over here and for the great time at Linder Farms!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

We made it official....

After 2 kids and almost 4 years together we are finally just the Thorntons!  After losing Greg's brother last month in a tragic car accident we felt like life is just too short to wait for the perfect dress, place, time & all the other reasons we had for not getting married.   We picked the date of 10.21.10 because my birthday and the twins birthday both falls on the 21st so it seemed to fit.  Now for the rest of our lives Greg just has to remember the 21st, pretty he has no excuse not to remember!  We just went to the court house to get married it was simple and easy.  I did manage to find a cute white dress days before with pockets which was perfect because any dress I had looked at over the years I was drawn to the dresses with pockets!  Thank you to everyone for your support and kindness!  And a special thank you to my in-laws, Greg's parents drove all the way from the Oregon coast just for one day to see us get married at the court house!

I have to add this, I was making Greg take these pictures after we got married to help us announce our marriage.  After we took the one where I am over his shoulder Greg's mom made Steve get out of the van and come do the same pose.  I thought it was so cute and I think the picture turned out great so it was well worth making him get out.

Pumpkin Patch Fun

Ok so I am a little behind on blogging.  So I am going to attempt to get caught up.  We have had a lot going on.  The weekend of the 16-17th we went to the pumpkin patch with my two very best friends, my sister and all the kids.  I can't even tell you how much fun it was to spend time with my favorite people and their families.  We do not do it enough.  The kids had a lot of fun and I took a ton of pictures, beware there are a lot and I even edited out some I took somewhere in the range of 250 photos.  There were so many things to do.  The twins have been wearing their sun glasses a lot and wore them the entire day.  I thought it was cute.  Anyway we started by the animals, the twins really liked the goats, they picked corn up off the ground to feed them and thought that was the funnest thing ever.
After the animals we headed over to this huge bouncy thing, it looked like a huge parachute that was blown up.  It was really pretty cool and of course all the kids loved it.
After the bounce place I tried to get a picture of the twins sitting on the big rocking chair but they both started to cry when we put them on there.  Theresa's little girl sat there though and I got an adorable picture of her.
Next we went over to the cow train.  I thought the twins would really like it but the second we put Jayse in his cow he started crying.  Jaelee was ok until they pulled away from us and then I could see her crying.  All the other kids seemed to like it.
 Next up was the slide.  It was not your typical slide, it had tubes that rolled as you went down it.  My sister helped Jayse up to the slide and as the twins went to go down it they didn't get very far because their feet kept stopping them on the tubes.  So Brandi decided to just go down with them.  It was very funny to watch.
Right next to the slide was a box of corn.  Basically like a sand pit but with corn.  I think this was Jayse's favorite place of the day.  He could of played in there all day.
After we peeled Jayse away from the corn box kicking and screaming we went to wait for the tractor & trailer for the hay rides.  While we waited I took a few pictures of the families, I didn't take many pictures on the actual hay ride it was to hard to balance the camera and kids.
When we were done with the hay ride we decided it was time to go pick out our pumpkins.  We waited til we could get a wagon for the pumpkins and then we headed out to find the perfect ones.  We found the pumpkins we wanted pretty quickly and went to get them weighed and paid.  After all the excitement from the day we were all pretty starving so we went to lunch.
Jayse must of had a lot of fun because on our way home after lunch he feel asleep before we even got home.
While the twins were napping Amy, Kyle, Emma and I went and took some pictures.  Emma was a great assistant photographer and we got some beautiful pictures of Amy & Kyle (those to come in another post) After the twins napped we carved pumpkins and made sugar cookies.
We packed a lot of stuff into one day but it was totally worth it and a lot of fun!