Fall Weekend!

Busy weekend with Fall Festivals and Corn Mazes!

Friday was a low key night. Michael was going to be running Pitchell…which is a fun run of 67 miles from Mt. Pisgah (south leg of BRP) to Mt. Mithell (north leg of BRP). The race however started at 12 midnight. He had to leave around 6:00 so the girls and I watched movies. I got up early Saturday morning due to a cat wanting food, I was watching a movie on TV and I got a text from Michael asking if I could open the front door, he didn’t have his keys, and that he was quitting. He said it was too soon (three weeks out from the Bear 100). He said at mile 4 his legs just weren’t right. He ran 30 miles and went back and got all his stuff. Our plans without him for the day were going to Costco in Greenville, SC and to EK’s fall fest at school. So now Michael was going. However he was super tired and slept a good bit during the trips.

So we got all ready and headed to Costco to replenish our meat supply, and get some stuff for the new house. Costco is my favorite store ever…so we were all pretty excited to be heading back to one. Sams Club just doesn’t even come close to Costco! So we got the things on our lists and we mowed down hotdog combos and pizza and hit the road back to Asheville. Getting into Asheville during leaf season is a bit of a nightmare. As soon as I passed airport road I said I should have got off on that exit. It was bumper to bumper and stop and go all the way back to our normal exit. Lesson learned. While at Costco we got Aladdin and we put it on when we got home. Michael napped. After the movie we loaded up and headed to Ella Kate’s Fall Fest. Fun was had by all. They did two bouncy houses, played cornhole – Ella Kate was kind of good, two of them were set up and she got all the bean bags in the hole, but they were on the other cornhole game, so that was amusing! – also played bingo, rubber ducky game, and a few other games. They mowed down cotton candy and Ella Kate won a cupcake on the cake walk. They gave Addison a tiny cupcake for being a good sister.

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Addison’s face after eating blue cotton candy…had a blue beard! Ella Kate in the background eating Addison’s leftovers.
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She is on!!
and off!
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After the festival we headed to a little Mexican joint near our new house. It was pretty good, cheap…and they were super nice! We headed to the house after eating to check it out. Last week the driveway was poured, garage painted, and now there is a hole in our garage ceiling that we aren’t sure about.

Garage door painted as of yesterday, front door is still white.
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Aren’t sure about the hole. We read on the upgrade sheet that stairs for attic were an upgrade. We just figured they would all have them…weird. So we are not sure what this is for…if they had to cut a hole to install garage? Mystery hole.
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I was walking from the back to the front to get back in the van…doors were locked on the house…and a new neighbor asked if we were the new neighbors and I said yes. I talked to them for about 20 minutes while Michael and the girls were in the car. They are retirees from France. They are headed back there in mid-November to wrap up some final ties. I told them about us and said Michael was asleep in the van. Then another neighbor walked over and introduced himself…another retiree from California. So Michael got out of the van and we talked to everyone for about 30 more minutes. They were tickled to have Ella Kate and Addison as neighbors. They told us about the rest of the people who moved in as well. The people across the street have kids as well, not sure if boy or girl. They also told us that they keep the key to the houses in the white box and that we could be able to get in now that our house was locked. They are temporary locks. So that was fun! They were all super nice! We are having a neighborhood party next Sunday from 3-5. So that will be fun to meet the rest of the hood.

I picked up the mailbox key last Friday. I was told that they are having a meeting this week to discuss a timeline on our house, and that they would let us know. I haven’t heard anything yet and will be firing emails tomorrow to find out any update. All he told me last week was earlyish November. Argh. Just need a date. Gimme a date peeps! The stove and fridge are being delivered next Wednesday, a week from today.

Anyhoo…we went home and to bed. Church on Sunday morning. Michael has been trying to form a running plan on his weeks off. I told him if he wanted to run Sundays we could go to the 10:55 service and have a big Sunday lunch like back in the old days of living with our parents. Bust out some casseroles and chicken parm. He thought I was crazy, but said okay. Plus the kids can see how a traditional church service works!

We are also changing his running weeknight run to probably Tuesday…we have been wanting to go to church on Wednesdays to eat and let the girls go to small group. Michael and I will be going to one as well with the preacher, so that is fun. Our first night is tonight.

We got home after church and headed to Eliada Corn Maze. Ella Kate was pumped because they had everything that Addison got to do on her fieldtrip and she got to do it all too! Corrugated slide, cornbox, hayrides, spider thing, cow train, and 4 corn mazes!

The slide and my finger! Boo!!
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Love a good cornbox! I did laundry yesterday…corn everywhere!
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Two of the mazes were for kids…Ella Kate read Jack and the Cornstalk and Spookley the Square Pumpkin to get through the maze!
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Both of my girls have at some point bit it at the corn mazes…Ella Kate was Addison’s age when she fell into a mudpuddle and boohooed…Addison was holding and walking around with 3 ears of corn..I told her to put them down, but she knows best…end result…tripping, throwing corn, screaming “MY COOOOOOORN!” and boohooing…Mom turns around, laughs, take pictures, and said “Told you so!” Good Mom.
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Surrounded by Pisgah National Forest!
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Cow Train.
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Had a fine time! We are looking forward to the weekend…my parent’s arrive Friday! So far they have plans on taking the girls to the Peanuts Pumpkin Patch on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad Saturday!

Will update on the house situation if we find anything out!

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