Photo of the Day: Date Night at the Corn Maze

A couple of weeks ago my husband and I had a rare, fun evening date at the Liberty Corn Maze. Their mazes are amazing – five different mazes form a really intricate design – this year was the Kansas City WWI Museum. Four of them are over 2.5 miles long! We had a lot of fun finding the checkpoints throughout three of the four mazes.

A side note … this week we had a date night at our local library, watching Charles Dickens’ great-great grandson perform A Christmas Carol! Not only was the performance top-notch, but it was free. As infrequently as we do it, unique date nights are really key to keeping a relationship strong.

Photo of the Day: Easy Autumn Centerpiece

Although not the cheapest fall craft I did this year, I love how this turned out. Next time though, I’d make sure all 3 hurricane vases were narrow enough that the cats couldn’t paw out the corn kernels! I would have loved to add twine ribbon & a burlap table runner, but I know my cats too well to think I could get away with that.

Hurricane vases: $16
Peas/beans/corn kernels: $10
Candles: $18

Total for the 3-piece centerpiece: $44

Project 52 Week 4: Survival of the Fittest

We passed by lots of open fields driving to Topeka, Kansas this weekend, as I’m sure you can imagine. I’d seen this silo with a tree growing out of it several times in the past, so I had big plans to stop and take photos. I finally decided to tell my husband about these plans after we got on the road. I guess he’s used to my odd photography requests by now, because he didn’t think twice about it. When we approached the silo, he graciously pulled off the highway and even trudged through a dead corn field with me. I seem to pick the coldest, windiest days to take photos, and Saturday was no exception. But I think the end result was worth it.

A tree growing out of a silo is truly a sign of survival. It’s always interesting to see where trees will grow.

Day 251: Perfect Day

Yesterday’s outdoor temps were perfect, so we opened up the doors and windows after work and sat outside to eat our grilled burgers and steamy corn on the cob. During dinner I casually mentioned that if we lived in Hawaii, we’d have weather like this everyday. Jerod replied that he would be perfectly fine with moving to Hawaii. Now if we could get all of our family and friends to move with us?

A steamy ear of corn, along with a burger and a baked potato, make for a perfect outdoor meal.