Monday, October 29, 2012

Riding around the block

Riding around the block were words that came out of my mouth pretty much on a daily basis growing up when the weather was good and I wanted to ride my bike.  I find that I am saying it again, but not as often as I wish and should for my kids who don't get kicked out of house to play outside often enough. That is something I will be working on.  Yesterday we did get out and were riding around the block.
I love that trees that live around our block

Picture of the kids elementary school.  I love that it is tucked away into some beautiful old trees.

The giant silver maple across the street from our home.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Love the trees

Oh sweet homemade apple juice.  You smell delightful and taste delicious and make the kitchen a sticky mess.  Autumn not only is a beautiful time of year, but brings with it a harvest that makes the kitchen and those in it work all day and into the early night to put up bottles and bottles of apple and grape juice before the winter storms make their presence known.  "Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year." -Chad Slugg

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

When golden leaves fall

The fall season is not complete until a trip out to the farm has been taken.  Every year we have gone out with moms and kids, but this year we went out as a family.  The kids love the slides, mini donuts, bottled water that costs a fortune, the pig races, the tractor ride and picking a perfect pumpkin.  It ended with mom and dad getting headaches and wanting to go home and take a nap, but overall it was a delightful day.

Jon feels a little too old to be posing for this picture.

the only slide Sam felt comfortable going down

I really liked the colors of this lady's outfit so I took a picture,
 it lasts longer

Waiting for the pig races

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Friday, October 12, 2012

adorable little girl

My adorable little girl who had to stay home from school today because she wasn't feeling well.  Now she is in her room playing with all of her littlest pet shops.

Monday, October 8, 2012

a little harvest

I remember my sister saying that once you start gardening you can't stop.  It is true that once you start gardening you're addicted and becoming a homeowner you want to take pride in the purchase you have made and keep up with the curb appeal, but I have also found gardening as a sense of relaxation for me, not necessarily for my body, but for my mind.  I love having planted something and checking on it everyday to see it's progress.

Last year I didn't clean out the old dead annuals and instead left them there to help replenish the soil.  This spring I had flowers growing like crazy from the seeds dropped over the winter.  It was kind of fun to see which flowers came back and where.  Every year is a different experience with the garden and learning from the previous season in order to make the next season even better.  Well for how much I actually do spend time working in the garden, it never fails to produce a harvest, and no matter how little that harvest is I am ever grateful for the days spent in the garden.