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20 October 2012

Off to the farm.

2012-10-202Weekends are the only time we get as a family of four.  Just the four of us hanging out together, playing together and cuddling together.  Now that fall is finally here, and the temperatures are finally dropping, we can take advantage of the fun fall activities like Linder Farms. 

Just getting out the door takes a lot of planning and precision.  Like today.  We ended up back at the house just after leaving when we realized my diaper stash was depleted, and we had forgot Presley’s milk.  Then, when we say we are going to be somewhere by 10, we really mean 11.  It’s impossible to make it out the door with all of us intact when we need to.  We have to subtract an hour to make up for the hour we lost just trying to leave the house, then calculate our actual time of arrival 10+1(-1)8*24= our arrival time.  Not sure that even makes sense.  So, off to Linder Farms we went!

After a trip back to the house, a quick coffee grab, we make it to the farm.  This place was all that we expected, and we loved every minute.  From the adorably hungry goats, chickens and sheep, to the four different pumpkin patches, to the bumpy hay ride, to the corn maze, to the barrel ride (poor tall Bill was so squished!) to the warm sugar donuts.  Linder farms was the real deal and it was a blast! 

Now we sit here in peace and quiet.  Presley is up from her nap and we’re reading books, Tyler is at a friends house for a play date and Bill is watching soccer.  Later today, we’re going grocery shopping.  Don’t be jealous.  

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XO,
The Maxell’s

29 comments:

  1. Hi Karen! Looks so fun! Your family is beautiful. Love the black and white picture. Over from Mom's Monday Mingle and now following. Have a great evening.

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    1. Thanks, Becky! I'm a huge fan of black and white pictures! I'll be sure to follow you back! Have a fab evening :)

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  2. Hi there! I am your newest follower, I hopped over from Mom's Monday Mingle. I love your blog so far and can totally relate to getting out the door on time/not on time.

    -Jessie
    www.jessieandconor.blogspot.com

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    1. Hello Jessie! Thanks for stopping by! I'll be sure to follow back. Can't wait to "meet" you too!

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  3. Hi Karen!!..I found your blog through the blog hop! Nice to meet you!! I also just went to the farm looking for pumpkins! :))

    Luisa
    labellemadeleine.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Luisa! Love the way you spell your name! It's nice to meet you too! I'll be sure to follow you back :)

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  4. Adorable kids! I found your blog through Monday Mingle! I hope you will follow me back.
    Thanks
    Jenn
    couponcalimom.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Jenn! I'm also following you :) Hope you have a great day!

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  5. Love the farm pictures--that pumpkin is HUGE!!!! New follower via GFC from Mom's Mingle blog hop. Would love it if you could visit my humorous site and follow back. Thanks for sharing! http://Menopausalmother.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I will definitely return the follow :) Have a fabulous day!

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  6. What a lovely blog! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would stop on by my blog and return the favor!

    www.enjoyingtheepiphany.com

    Thanks!
    Sarah

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! I will definitely return the follow :) Happy Monday!

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  7. Your family is beautiful! New follower from Mom's Monday Mingle party. Great blog cannot wait to see more. Would love if you could come visit/follow me.

    Thanks
    Nichole
    www.pinkieforpink.com

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    1. Nichole, thank you so much for the sweet comment and the follow!! I will definitely return the follow. Happy Monday!

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  8. you have an awesome looking family. I am your newest follower from At Home Take 2 Blog Hop, I hope to see you come and visit me at http://www.wonderfullymessymom.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Brandy! I love the super sweet comment and the follow :) Much appreciated! I will definitely return the follow. Happy Monday! xo

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  9. These are such ADORABLE pictures! Found via monday mommy mingle blog hop :). Newest follower, follow back if you like moetalksalot.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks!!! Glad you found us, and I will visit and return the follow right now! Happy Monday! xo

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  10. haha It's hard to be on time when you have kids!

    The pictures are absolutely beautiful you have a beautiful family!

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    1. No lie!! Thanks for the sweet comment, Ashley! Hope you had a fabulous Monday :)

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  11. Awww... we don't have cornfields here, or at least I don't think we do... so I'm loving all of the picks and really truly isn't family time the bees knees? =)

    Aloha,
    Following ya now from Monday Mingle and lovin' it. If you are up for a bit of a ride come join me as we ride the wave of life at localsugarhawaii.com-- guaranteed to be filled with ups and downs and everything in between and I'd love to have you with us.

    xoxo,
    Nicole
    localsugarhawaii.com

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    1. I can't wait to see visit your blog! Hawaii?!?! JEALOUS!!!

      Totally agree with you, family time is the bees knees! Love it!

      Hope you have a fabulous evening :) xo, Karen

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  12. Absolutely wonderful pictures... what FUN you had. I understand your pain of taking FOREVER to get ready to go... I love your equation. I add 15 minutes late-time for each kid I have with me. As your newest follower {#71, rock on!} I have to ask about ALASKA! I was born in Fairbanks and grew up in Kenai. But I've lived in California for the past 26 years. YIKES, that makes me OLD. Now I wish I would have never brought that up... OK, we will talk about AK after I apply a generous amount of wrinkle cream. xoxo jules

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    1. YAY #71!!! HOLLA! Yes! Ask me about Alaska! I was born and raised in Anchorage and have been to Fairbanks and Kenai. Did you leave Alaska for Cali when you were 2? ;) Let's talk! Shoot me an email! xoxo, Karen

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  13. Looks like so much fun!!!
    Ps. I love your blog title!

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  14. Weekends are when we get to spend family of five! We also went to a farm around us for our pumpkins. Check our my blog! your newest follower! please follow back! http://threesisterandus.blogspot.com/

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    1. I will definitely check out your blog and return the follow! Thanks for visiting :)

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  15. Is that Linder Farms? We go there every year. So much fun! You know, you look really familiar. Where do you work? Thanks for linking up at Mom's Library!

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