i have 2 nieces that are 7 and 5 now, and most days, i'm not really sure where the time has gone. mikayla, the 7-year old, was born the summer before my senior year of high school, so i only lived in town for the first year of her life and then i was off to college. mikenna, the 5-year old, was born when i was a sophomore in college, so we've never lived in the same town until last year when ryan and i moved back home. when we lived away, i was home frequently for the weekends so i got to see them a lot and was as involved as i could be in their lives. now that we're back home, it seems like i've almost taken for granted that they are just a quick car ride away, and i really don't get to spend nearly as much quality time with them as i used to.
with the hopes that we'll be adding to our family soon, i really want to try to get as much time in with the girls as possible before life gets even more chaotic. SO, this weekend, ryan and i decided to take the girls on a quick road trip and visit Boyd Orchards in Versailles, KY. we couldn't have asked for better weather or better company! the girls are so grown up now and very opinionated!!! they were very excited to plan which activity we did first, which slide to go down next, when to visit the orchard's store, etc. the fall breezes were blowing but the sun was also out shining brightly, so it was the perfect combination for a day spent outside.
we had a great time and were all super tired on the way home. maybe it was from the hay ride, a trip to the pumpkin patch, wondering through the corn maze, sliding down the slides, feeding the animals in the petting zoo, and stuffing our faces with pumpkin donuts and candied apples? hmmm...i dunno!
anyways, here are some of my favorite pictures from the day: