Monday, November 5, 2012


Happy Monday, friends! Did you all have a nice weekend? I took my own advice from Friday and had some quality relaxation time. Here's a little glimpse into what I've been up to!

Although this wasn't over the weekend I have to share my Halloween costume for the year. In my current position I have the absolute pleasure of working with K-8th I of course had to dress up like a cat for Halloween! It was so adorable to see their reactions when they saw that I had dressed up!
I spent a few hours over the weekend setting up my new computer! Since changing jobs I've been without a Mac..needless to say I'm very excited to leave my PC behind.
Since I'm going to be out of the country for Thanksgiving and my cousin was home on leave from the Navy, we had our family Thanksgiving yesterday. I was given the hefty responsibility of baking one of the pumpkin pies. Baking pies is one of my favorite things to do so I had to go all out! 
Here I am with two out of three cousins!

...And cooking with my adorable grandma!

Also, you may remember that I mentioned a family auction last week. For those of you who don't know, I live in a small town in southeast Iowa and my grandparents' have a farm about 30 minutes north of where I live. After years of collecting, my grandpa gave us the go ahead to auction off all of his antique tractors, parts, 4 wheelers...basically a bunch of his toys. I realize this is a bit of detour from what I typically share with you all, but my family and I spent so much time preparing for the day I though I'd share a few pictures.

Although it went from 70 degrees and sunny to 35 degrees with clouds/sleet  (resulting in me bundling up in the farm attire below), it was still a great success! Here are a few of my favorite images that I captured...

Have a wonderful Monday!


  1. You and your grandma are so cute :-) one of my favorite things is to bake with my grandma. Such great memories.

  2. Oh my goodness you look beyond adorable in your Halloween costume! I'm totally jealous that you have a MacBook Pro, I've been dying to get one! Loved looking through your pics!

    xo jen
    Pearls & Lace