Saturday, October 31, 2009


Halloween is a favorite holiday of the Pulley kids; the mom, not so much. But, I decided to make it easy on myself this year. I let Annabel buy the costume she wanted and the other two came up with their own costumes.
Darren always takes charge of the pumpkin decorating.

It's great that they are old enough to do most of it themselves.

The girls went to the ward trunk or treating. Noah stayed home to do homework (his choice). I made Darren come as well. I told him if he stayed home, I would be very mad for a long time. I spent the night complaining about being out in the wet, cold night. Is there an equivalent to Scrooge for Halloween? That would be me.

Bea and her best friends. I crocheted Bea's beret from a pattern from 1936. A little big, but she liked it.
We compromised on the costume. She had to add the t-shirt and she couldn't wear the fishnet stockings that came with it.
Noah went as Steve Irwin-his own idea and creation. He went out with friends this year and we didn't see him all night. Bea also left us for friends this year.

I got my tonsils out the night before, so I pretty much took it easy and have no pics of the kids trick or treating, but they had a good time and brought home a haul of candy.


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bea and leaves

I love fall and I love fall pictures. Bea was my photo assistant with the Talbots, so I had to get some pics of her as well.

She is so pleased that her hair is long enough to put into ponies.I wish I could just bottle up these colors and smells and bring them out whenever I wanted.


Willing Victims

I am always looking for someone to let me take their picture and the Talbots finally relented.Photobucket
We have had a beautiful fall and I had a very photogenic family to work with. I think it all came together very nicely.
Seleta, I hope you didn't find it too painful and were happy with the results.


Saturday, October 24, 2009

leaves and acorns

Bea is always willing to be my traveling companion, my photo buddy, my tag-a-long.
We went with Darren to Genesee Valley park-he to check out a 5k path and Bea and I to check out the colors.
Bea found acorns and couldn't hold all the ones she wanted to bring home.
She was collecting leaves for her friend Emily who has a leaf collection.


Monday, October 12, 2009


Bea decided to try out Lacrosse with her friends this fall.
I swiped these two pics from Joanna.

She was a little ambivalent when she started, but by the time the 6 wks were over she loved it and wants to play again in the spring.


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Gro Moore Farm

Every fall we go to Gro Moore farms for pumpkins and to visit the goats. This is always the highlight for the girls, Noah, not so much.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tree planting season

Fall means it is tree planting time in the Pulley yard.
We found a nice tulip tree (aka yellow poplar) that we put in the front yard. It should grow to 100ft.
Close up of its leaves.
Darren is replacing a dogwood that died this year with another. Good luck to this one.


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Camp Cutler

Noah had his Order of the Arrow ordeal this weekend and the colors are beginning to change in the hills. No pics of Noah, but a few of the changing colors.


Friday, October 2, 2009

Trip to the View

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Joanna called to tell me she had tickets to see the View in NYC. I love The View and tape it everyday, so I was, of course, thrilled. We had requested these tickets 2 years ago for a previous visit to the city, and they had finally come through. We coerced Suzy into joining us and Mary flew in all the way from UT for our 36 hour visit to NYC and the View.
I saw Central Park for the first time.


We stayed right in Times Square.

Waiting in line for the show.

Harry Connick, Jr was the main guest on the show. We received his newest cd and album.
Mary was asked to do the commercial break with Sherry Shepard.

I was so excited when we came across the Naked Cowboy in Times Square.
Mary bumped into Sherry one last time in the subway.
We had an absolute blast of a time and it was so great to see Mary. I love that she is willing to fly east and join us on these crazy girl trips.