Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New Blog

So I've been trying to upload pictures for a couple weeks now with no success so we have officially moved to a new blog site.  Please visit for all future posts.  Please also note that this new blog is not even close to being finished and needs a lot of editing.  So please be patient.  Its kind of ugs right now, but we'll get it better!  Thanks for being patient!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Hey Great Grandma!

Hey Great Grandma Lohman...somebody REALLY likes your strawberry jam!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Fall Fun

Tis the season for raking leaves!  The kids loved helping with raking leaves this year.  However, what kid would choose to rake leaves...

...when they could blow them!  (All raking has thus ended for these Carlson kids! :))

 We had so much fun playing in the leaf piles.  Moving here we thought we wouldn't have nearly as many leaves as we did in Altoona.  Boy were we wrong!  Pretty sure we had more!

P.S. Thanks Susanne for helping me solve my pictue issue!

Random Question my attempt to upload more photos to our appears we have used our allotted 1 GB of photo storage.  Being of the "very Dutch (and cheap!)" descent I would rather not pay a monthly fee to add more storage.  Has anybody else who has a blog run into this problem?  And if so, is there any way to get more without paying anything?  Until then...sorry we can't upload any photos!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Halloween Activities

This post is a little late in the ball game, but I thought I should post some pics of the kiddos at our churches "trunk or treat" event as well as our pumpkin carving night.

Our two little kiddos.  This look of confusion on Bryces face pretty much stayed the entire night.  He couldn't quite grasp the concept that by getting dressed up in his cute lions costume he would be freely given candy...without Mom saying no.
Brielle and her sweet Sunday school teacher Miss Tara.
Bryce...still confused.
Bryce would go up to the people giving out candy and extend his arm and would just freeze.  He would simply stare and not move...even after getting his piece of candy...he would still stay frozen with his arm extended.   We had to physically remove him from the scene...otherwise he might still be there staring and standing.
The night before Hallowee we did a little pumpkin carving.
 Grandma Carlson was on hand to be able to participate in the festivities

Unfortunately I didnt' get any of the after shots once the pumpkins were complete, but the kids had a great time.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fall Fun

A couple weekends ago we took a trip to Arthur, IL...right in the heart of Amish "The Great Pumpkin Patch" to get some good ole pumpkins for carving.  This was seriously the greatest pumpkin patch ever! 
Of course they had your typical huge, ginormous pumpkins like all pumpkin patches...
 ...but they also had this huge wall 'o squash...yes squash...
...and these characters

 ...and a sunflower maze (we were a little late...not much sunflower left in that maze)
 ...and pumpkins as far as the eye could see

 Brielle had a great time in the hay maze...Bryce...slightly confused by what was going on
...and again Bryce slighty confused as to why his parents plopped him on this giant seat

The biggest hit of the day?  Was it the pumpkins or the mazes or the squash...of course was the popcorn!  This was the scene you find during the majority of our afternoon...the kids chomping on popcorn.
 Hey Bryce...why aren't you in the pics with Brielle by this friendly little hay bale guy...
...or running through this giant wall of something with Dad?
 "Too busy Mom...stuffing my face...leave me alone please...nows my chance to get as much in my mouth as possible until Brielle comes back!"
 We had a great time, found our pumpkins, and will be sure to be back again next year!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Happy Halloween!

From the "Cubbie" and the "Nittany Lion"