Wednesday, October 27, 2010


One of our favorite fall traditions is going to Linder Farmers. Most years we go with our wonderful friends, the Bernards. Last year we had sick kids and ended up having to go seperately but thankfully this year, we all were in good health on the date we had scheduled to go so we had them over for soup and rolls before heading to the pumpkin patch. It had rained earlier in the day but I think with Tyson's mid-day prayer "please let it not rain so we can go to the pumpkin patch tonight" (his cute idea to pray!!), the rain stopped by late afternoon and had dried out enough that it was not a muddy mess. We had a great time!!
Corn kernel sand box-I found several kernels in the washer :)

The train ride- I thought Katelyn would think she was too big for this ride this year but she hopped in and looks to be having a good time.

He thought he was so cool!! But of course he had to ride the "boring normal way" when the ride began.

We always enjoy the petting zoo they have at Linder Farms, especially the kids, since they are so deprived by having NO pets in our family.

I personally love this picture!!

I loved this Walllaby. I put my hand out to feed him and he grabbed ahold of my hand with both of his, which it happens to have decent size claws, and just ate out of my hand until every piece was gone. It's no fast eater like the goats I'll have you know. My arm was so tired by the time he finished :) I decided awhile back, that if Wallaby's were regular pets, I'd have one in a heart beat. They are sooo cute!!

Logan and the fast eaters. He loves the little baby goats and has ever since a baby goat befriended him at the fair a few years ago. He still talks about the goat that loved him and was sad he had to leave :)

I snapped this cute picture of the Bernards while we were on the hayride heading back with our pumpkins.

Ethan, Logan and Tyson.

Another great year at Pumpkin Patch and hopefully many more!!
Wow, I can't get over that I just finished a post to my blog!!!! I'm sure most won't see this since I am a slacker and never post and most have given up on me but hopefully the fall photos were enjoyed by those that visited. More fun photos and news to follow soon :)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Even though I have a bazillion pictures to post, this one will be lame and not have any because I have 5 minutes to hurry and update since it has been way too long!!!

So in the fall we did pay off our store loan BUT we are moving to a bigger location in the same shopping center!!!!!!!!!!!! We have completely out-grown our current spot and we were offered an amazing deal on a huge spot (pretty much across the parking lot) and a yummy restaurant is replacing us (I can't say what it is but it is yummy and the 1st to Boise :). Anyways, we had hoped to buy a house this summer but with the relocation, that will be put off another year, which it is completely worth it to be able to get the new store up and going 1st.

Just to give you an idea of why we are so excited about this move: the current selling square footage of our store is 2000 sq. feet, witth 3 computers/ cash registers, 4 dressing rooms and the largest storage unit in our current storage place and it has over 350 decent size storage bins full of backstock clothes- that Justin spends countless hours rotating with the newest stuff and what a pain it has been!! He loads up bins, drives them to the storage unit and unloads them, then loads up the ones to go back to the store (to put out and sell), and drives back to unload them at the store!!! He does this day n and day out (well except Sunday :) and that is on top of the hundreds of other things he has to do.

So our new location (which will be as of the end of April to early May) is over 6500 sq. feet of selling floor (yes over 3 times as big) with 10 dressing rooms, 5 cash registers/computers and no need for a storage since we still have over 3000 sq. feet of storage room in our new spot!!! We are SOOOO excited if you cant tell!!! It has been and will be quite a lot of work but it will be so worth it!!! If you come to Boise, you'll have to stop by and see us (Platos Closet :). After the new location is ready, I will post pictures of our current store and then ones of the new store.

I know that was probably hard to understand and probably even boring but it really is an incredible thing for us!!! Next time I will post pictures and fill ya in on the rest of our crazy life :) Hope everyone is doing great and Happy Spring!!!