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Pumpkin Poop

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or more commonly known as pumpkin guts!

Sweet Emmalee was excited to scoop out the Pumpkin Poop tonight when they came over to carve pumpkins!

I think this was the first year that the girls actually partook in the actual pumpkin carving process.  In the past they have enjoyed the idea of scooping out the “pumpkin poop” and carving the pumpkin, but once the tops were cut off the pumpkin and they looked inside they quickly changed their minds!  Chickens!

2014 was a whole new year for them.  This year they were all in!  The both scooped their pumpkins and then assisted in the carving of them!

Emmalee chose to draw a face on her pumpkin and Brandi carved it out, while Maddie & I each picked a pattern off the internet and carved them.  In the end I think all three turned out pretty darn well!

Mason didn’t help, but did enjoy emptying out my mom’s linen napkin drawer, throwing the napkin rings all over the kitchens and watching them roll across the floor!  He did join in for a couple of photos on the front porch after they were done.

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Pumpkins from left to right: Maddie’s witch, my owl and Emmalee’s queen!

Every loved the final products, especially the girls when we lit the candles and turned off the lights!  Mason enjoyed the pumpkins until we turned the lights out and then he panicked.

I hope you all have a wonderful, safe and DRY Halloween!

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#CatchTheMoment365 ~ Week 39

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Well, I’m chuggin’ right along trying to get all caught up.  Who cares that we are currently in week 41?  I continue to plug along and still haven’t missed a photo yet!  Slowly but surely I will get caught up!

For those of you who read about my last blog post, I’m excited to announce that the event brought in over $18,000 in donations!  That money will be cherished and allow Eastside Baby Corner to purchase more car seats, diapers, Pack ‘N Plays, formula and much more for kids in need living in King County Washington.  I’m so honored to be a small piece of this amazing organization!

Week 39 was another great one for me!  Here’s what I did that week…

 

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For more information on this project please visit one of the hosts by clicking the badge below!  Feel free to come join us and our 365 day journey behind the camera lens!

Catch the Moment 365

with Mindi at Simply Stavish, Sarah at Nurse Loves Farmer, and Stephanie at Behind the Camera and Dreaming.

How does this work?  Everyday I am posting a new pic to Instagram, Twitter and my personal Facebook page with the hash tags #365DaysofCori and the official challenge hash tag #catchthemoment365.  On Friday’s I will do a recap of the previous week’s photos and *hopefully* give a little more insight into each one, why I took them and any history behind them.

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#CatchTheMoment365; Week 36

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This week was my big event for Eastside Baby Corner, our 5th Annual Pants Party, where we asked our donors to bring a pair of new or gently-used pants and stay for a free family fun carnival.  In just one word….AWESOME….I’m so happy with how well it turned out, the number of donations we received, the attendance count, vendors, volunteers and everyone who helped make it possible!  I’m THRILLED with how everything came together and extremely proud!  Yay!

My only complaint is I messed up on the “days” and was off a day.  I’m so OCD that it drives me crazy, I’m trying to take a deep breath and move on but it’s hard!  So there, I have put it out there for all to know, my week 36 mistake.

Other than that mistake, I had a great week 36!

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For more information on this project please visit one of the hosts by clicking the badge below!  Feel free to come join us and our 365 day journey behind the camera lens!

Catch the Moment 365

with Mindi at Simply Stavish, Sarah at Nurse Loves Farmer, and Stephanie at Behind the Camera and Dreaming.

How does this work?  Everyday I am posting a new pic to Instagram, Twitter and my personal Facebook page with the hash tags #365DaysofCori and the official challenge hash tag #catchthemoment365.  On Friday’s I will do a recap of the previous week’s photos and *hopefully* give a little more insight into each one, why I took them and any history behind them.

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#CatchTheMoment365; Week 35

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I had to do a double look when I typed Week 35.  How are we already through Week 35?  Well technically now Week 36 since I’m behind (again).  September is here and summer is coming to an end.  Crazy.  Absolutely crazy!

Week 35 was a fun one.  I took another trip to Eastern Washington to visit my Grandma.  Brandi, Jaime and the kids all came too so it was a lot of fun!  The rest of the week involved preparing for my big work Pants Party which was happening the following Saturday.  Between Kennewick and Pants Party my week was extremely busy!

Ooohhhh and my sweet niece Emmalee started Kindergarten….that’s almost crazier than it being September and Week 35!

 

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For more information on this project please visit one of the hosts by clicking the badge below!  Feel free to come join us and our 365 day journey behind the camera lens!

Catch the Moment 365

with Mindi at Simply Stavish, Sarah at Nurse Loves Farmer, and Stephanie at Behind the Camera and Dreaming.

How does this work?  Everyday I am posting a new pic to Instagram, Twitter and my personal Facebook page with the hash tags #365DaysofCori and the official challenge hash tag #catchthemoment365.  On Friday’s I will do a recap of the previous week’s photos and *hopefully* give a little more insight into each one, why I took them and any history behind them.

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#CatchTheMoment365; Week 33

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Week 33, I made it! AND I think if I get it posted tonight it’s still within the “official” week for #CatchTheMoment365!  Yay me!

This week included the funeral of my Grandma.  It was a sad time of mourning, but also a fun and exciting time to reconnect with family I don’t see very often.  Flying out on Wednesday I never would have expected that this turned into a great trip with lots of wonderful memories.

One of the most memorable parts of the trip is when we headed back to the family farm to celebrate my Grandma’s amazing life!  I have blogged about the farm in the past and how it’s been in my mom’s family for nearly 100 years, but if you missed it you can read and see pictures of the inside of the farm HERE and the outside of the farm HERE!

The end of this post includes a massive mailing I assisted with at work.  Our new Communications Specialist, Stephanie, redesigned the quarterly Eastside Baby Corner print newsletter and it turned out fantastic!  Not only is it gorgeous, but it brings a new level of professionalism to EBC.  Everyone I have talked to is absolutely blown away by the new look!  If you are interested in learning more about Eastside Baby Corner and want to check-out Eastside Baby Corner’s 2014 Summer newsletter click HERE!

This week was a great one!

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For more information on this project please visit one of the hosts by clicking the badge below!  Feel free to come join us and our 365 day journey behind the camera lens!

Catch the Moment 365

with Mindi at Simply Stavish, Sarah at Nurse Loves Farmer, and Stephanie at Behind the Camera and Dreaming.

How does this work?  Everyday I am posting a new pic to Instagram, Twitter and my personal Facebook page with the hash tags #365DaysofCori and the official challenge hash tag #catchthemoment365.  On Friday’s I will do a recap of the previous week’s photos and *hopefully* give a little more insight into each one, why I took them and any history behind them.

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#CatchTheMoment365; Week 21

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Okay, is it just me or was this week just constantly off?  I’ve been a day off and confused on the day all week.  Not that I’m complaining about having Monday off, but I’ve just been confused all week!  Needless to say it doesn’t seem like it’s time to get my Friday #CatchTheMoment365 post up….let alone the 21st edition of the challenge!  TWENTY-ONE!

In last week’s post I mentioned that I was headed for Eastern Washington for Memorial Day weekend and what a fun weekend I had!  The first four photos show some of the fun we had on our getaway!  The trip was a blast, the sun felt wonderful and even though we sat in stop-and-go traffic that added an addition two hours onto our already four hour drive, it was worth it!

My only complaint is my own fault.

On Saturday while we were getting ready to go out and play my Grandma told me to make sure I put sunscreen on.  I made a big deal out of how I don’t ever burn {insert Public Service Announcement*} and didn’t need to wear sunscreen.  Well it’s true, I don’t burn….very often.  And yes, that day I got burned….bad.  Since I had made such a big deal out of not wearing sunscreen I couldn’t complain about the pain at all, nobody wanted to hear about it!  So I had to suffer in silence!

*Public Service Announcement: YES, I know how dangerous it is no to wear sunscreen and that it causes skin cancer.  I know, I know, I’ve even had cancerous moles removed that appeared due to sun exposure, but I don’t learn.  I’m stubborn and not to mention extremely stupid!

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For more information on this project please visit one of the hosts by clicking the badge below!  Feel free to come and join us and our 365 day journey behind the camera lens!

Catch the Moment 365

with Mindi at Simply Stavish, Sarah at Nurse Loves Farmer, and Stephanie at Behind the Camera and Dreaming.

How does this work?  Everyday I am posting a new pic to Instagram, Twitter and my personal Facebook page with the hash tags #365DaysofCori and the official challenge hash tag #catchthemoment365.  On Friday’s I will do a recap of the previous week’s photos and *hopefully* give a little more insight into each one, why I took them and any history behind them.

Happy Friday!

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Hoppy Easter

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This Easter was a crazy one for my family.  My Grandma put her house on the market and in 12 hours she had 3 offers and a bidding war…suddenly we had just a couple of days to put on a massive garage sale – which just had to fall on Easter weekend.  In addition of the garage sale, Alex was home for Spring break but was flying back to Idaho on Sunday morning.  So we made the decision to hold a garage sale and Easter on Saturday.  It was a busy day.

We had our family over for Easter dinner on Saturday night and then dying Easter eggs.  Everyone spent the night and Sunday morning we woke up to see if the Easter Bunny had visited, had a big breakfast and then send Alex off to the airport.  Needless to say it was a world wind weekend.  Lots of fun, great memories, laughs and a whole lot of photos were taken!

I have been horrible about getting non-steps to a million or #catchthemoment365 posts up and have made it a goal to post a non-related post once a week.  I have a bunch of photos that I’m in the process of editing that I want to get up on my blog, but life just gets in the way….not to mention exhaustion!  With that being said, here’s that first post Smile

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And then no Benson holiday would be complete with out a throw-down.  This time it was Kelly –vs.- Maddie in a jump roping contest.

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The game might have been slightly rigged, but in the end Maddie was the big winner and Kelly the loser.  We’ll just say Kelly was a bit skeptical by the results Smile

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Alex and Mason with their final vote for the winner….

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My dad and Aunt Sue were in charge of the voting…at this point Kelly was up 2-1 votes, but Maddie was about to make her big comeback.

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Our official jump-rope official, Emmalee, congratulating the winner.  Notice Kelly in the back with the smirk on her face, she was a good sport and new she had no chance to beat Maddie!

Hope you all had a Hoppy Easter!

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#CatchTheMoment365 – Week 10

Well it finally happened….I messed up.

Yes, it does happen…occasionally…take a photo because I guarantee this doesn’t happen often.  I.Hate.Messing.Up.

Yes, I miss numbered my days for the last two days of the week.  Betcha didn’t know that both March 2 and March 12 were day 61!

It was only a matter of time before I messed up the numbering.  However in order to be true to the challenge I didn’t fix or edit the day and they are being post as I originally posted them….WRONG.

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For more information on this project please visit one of the hosts mentioned above or click the badge below!  Feel free to come and join us and our 365 day journey behind the camera lens!

Catch the Moment 365

with Mindy at Simply Stavish, Sarah at Nurse Loves Farmer, and Stephanie at Behind the Camera and Dreaming.

How does this work?  Everyday I am posting a new pic to Instagram, Twitter and my personal Facebook page with the hash tags #365DaysofCori and the official challenge hash tag #catchthemoment365.  On Friday’s I will do a recap of the previous week’s photos and *hopefully* give a little more insight into the photos, why I took them and any history behind them.

Happy Friday!

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