Monday, October 27, 2008


I love pumpkins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin carving, pumpkin candles, pumpkin sugar cookies with orange is just the time of year for pumpkins!
We went to our first pumpkin patch on Maui this year and had a marvelous time. We got to pull a pumpkin right off the vine and that was a first for all of us! My dad was here visiting for the weekend because Ethan is now 8 and was baptized on Saturday! So Captain was able to go to the pumpkin patch with us. The kids really love having him around.
Troy and I ran the Xterra 10K on Saturday morning and that was awesome! Troy finished in 1 hr 2 minutes and I finished in 1 hr 7 minutes...the exact same time that I finished in 2005-wierd! It is a great off road course with lots of uphill (1/2 of the course) and rocky downhills, logs, trees, and sand...deep beach sand and lots of it. It was a great challenge, very satisfying to finish and the endorphins lasted a long time.
While we ran Sydney and Captain Grandpa snorkled and saw 7 turtles and an eel. Ethan boogy boarded, Ember danced on the shore, and Sophie played with our babysitter Tani in the sand. All in all it was a lovely morning.
So happy fall, happy halloween, happy pumpkin carving and squishie orange hugs to all of you!


  1. Way cute pictures! It is funny how we are so far away from each other but doing so many of the same things! I ran a 1/2 marathon on Sat. My time was 2hrs. 4 mins. with the last 2 miles uphill. We made pumpkin bread yesterday for FHE and we are carving pumpkins on Wed. Wish we could do all of it together!

  2. So happy to see a new post. I have missed your updates and pics of your sweet family. The pumpkin patch looked great! Wish we could join you for some pumpkin bread, don't think I have ever had that... but sounds wonderful!!!
    Miss you, give your family a big squeeze from us!

  3. I always forget how much i like pumpkin food until i eat it again. My new favorite is a pumpkin hazelnut bread, sooo good! I've made it twice already, and am embarrassed to admit that the recipe makes the equivalent of three loaves, oiy! I feel like a little piggy now. Great job on the run. I wish I could be jealous, but I just have absolutely no desire to run. Enjoy this pumpkin time of year!

  4. Gotta love fall... especially a pumpkin patch on Maui! I will have to come over and help you post the pics...