Pumpkin Land!

Today, Kayla, Brynn and I went with Kayla’s pre-school class to Pumpkin Land!  It was so much fun!  We walked though the pumpkin patch and then got lost in the maze.  We had fun looking at the goats and the bunnies,  there were even a bunch of baby bunnies.  The girls loved those!  Then they played on the play set and we had a picnic!  At the very end we walked through the spooky alley and saw Cinderella’s flying coach!  🙂  The last thing we did was pick out a pumpkin to bring home.  The weather was perfect and warm and I am thinking it might be a Halloween tradition to go there.  I found the coolest swan gourd that I am going to hollow out and make into a bird feeder!  I can’t the credit for the idea though, it was my neighbor, Julie’s.  I am hoping she will show me how to do it.  But it is the neatest looking thing and as a bird house in my garden it will be awesome!

Just an update about last night.  We didn’t quite get the pumpkins carved.  We got them cleaned out, but then it got too late and the kids needed to go to bed.  Tonight I am having a Scentsy Party and so the carving will commence again tomorrow. 🙂  I will take pictures when we are done.  The kids are very excited.  This is good though because now I can really give the seeds the 24 hour salt water bath they are suppose to have before roasting. 🙂

Then we really will eat the seeds the night we carve the pumpkins.  Kayla has told us she wants “scarrry face!”  I just told Jason that we are going to stick to pretty simple designs this year so we don’t have to spend 2 hours on one pumpkin.  He is wondering why I am taking all the fun out if it!

I just have to take a moment to encourage everyone to really look at the issues and make informed votes on the 4th.  I am not going to get too into it here because I am becoming extraordinarily opinionated on the isse of the next president and I could really spend the rest of the day playing my case here.  This is not the time.  But I have been forwarded a video in my email from Jason of Pres. Ezra Taft Benson in 1977 giving a talk on Socialism and standardized government.  He speaks plainly and I think everyone should listen to it.  There is one other video of Pres. Benson where he discusses the proper role of Government (Link at the bottom) I also highly recommend you watch this as well.  I have several friends who are not informed or are just voting a certain way because they know other people are voting that way.  I strongly encourage everyone! to research and study the issues at hand and make informed decisions.  Remember that the Lord has given us the Bible and the prophets as guides in these last and confusing days.  Don’t let the media and fancy speeches confuse you, persuade you and deceive you into voting for things that we should be against as designed by God!  Anyway, that is my little piece.  As I said I am going to try not to get into it too much here.  If you want to talk about it or argue about it, whatever the case may be, you can email me. 🙂

Ezra Taft Benson on Socialism

The Proper Role of Government