Thursday, October 16, 2014


You know how everyone talks about fall being their favorite and a world without Octobers would be quite different. Well, I agree, maybe not with all of the cutesy quotes though. October is by far my favorite month of the year. Here's just a few reasons why: 
My birthday 
Chad's birthday 
Pumpkin patches 
Straw mazes 
Recipes like this 
And the social acceptance of eating candy until you explode
This month some how takes me back to the wonderful world of childhood. I seem to remember the most random things about growing up and a majority of them revolve around this month. So just like everyone else here in Rexburg we headed to the pumpkin patch to re-live some of those memories.
It was a cold windy mess (hence the lions mane) but we still found our little pumpkins. 
I think Chad's favorite part was the potato he found and this cute little cat, but we all have things that make us happy. I love this month and all that comes with it. 
Who's in for year long Octobers?! 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The "Ruff" life

It's been a month of change here in the Hilburn home. First on the list, the purchase of our little pup Riley. Chad has always wanted a dog and so we after some talk we decided to try it out. Smart….maybe not but we were willing to try!
After the first few weeks we were pretty accustom to the little guy, but the people who lived around us…well not so much. Long story short, to add to the list of changes, we packed up and moved on a Wednesday. Yes, the middle of the week, during school and work. To make for a more interesting story in the middle of the move Chad cut his finger open and we headed to the ER for stitches…passing out multiple times on the way and scaring his wife half to death. 
After we got all settled in (again) we resumed our normal habits of camping and fishing one last time before fall/winter rolls around here in Idaho. Not only was it our last camping trip, but the last one for Riley too. If those changes weren't exciting enough, we decided Riley needed a better home. Not better parents (selfishly) but a place to run, and be a dog instead of being in an apartment. So with that being said, here's to our last weekend with Riley! 
We've had a good run our little Riley, but it's time to go have an even better life. And for us, maybe we will try to keep the excitement down to a minimum this month of marriage. But then again, excitement is what makes life fun, right!?