Our Annual Orchard Trip

Today we braved the cold (mid to upper 40’s) and headed out to the orchard. This was the 2nd year that Lili and I went and the 1st visit for Dave. We met up with a couple other adoptive families and had a wonderful time. Lili went on her first pony ride,

jumped on one of the inflatables, and picked out pumpkins. We also took a hay-rack-ride, minus the hay. I neglected to take any pictures during the ride though. We came home with pumpkins, kettle popcorn, caramel corn, apple salsa, apples, and apple donuts. Despite the cold temps and cold wind, we had a great time and I think it will become an annual event.
By-the-way, I don’t think we’ll be purchasing apple salsa in the future.
After the orchard we grabbed some lunch and headed to the hospital to visit Ryan. He has been moved from ICU to the ICU step down unit. He is certainly doing better but wasn’t eating. Between having new staff he doesn’t know and the staff ordering food he doesn’t like, eating was a problem. I ordered him food while I was there and once it arrived he took no time finishing it off. Within a 1/2 hour of eating, he was sound asleep so we headed home. It was really good to see some of the old Ryan coming back.


  1. Looks like she had a great time! We braved the 20 degree temps last weekend at the Pumpkin Patch. Yikes! Where is fall in the upper midwest? It's too soon for winter!

  2. hi debbie… looks like you guys had a lot of fun. i know you are worrying about Ryan… i hope you did enjoy the fair too! And i'm sorry to hear that Ryan is still in the hospital. I hope he gets out soon. definitely keep me posted.

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