Monday, September 26, 2011


Babysat Trey 

 The kids went backpacking with Dad, Papa, and Grammy while I worked & had class over Labor Day.

Brandon & Alan set up Al's 26 ft. teepee behind the cabin and we spent a night in it.

Farewell BBQ for my screenwriting class

Walking Jonah to his first day of preschool

They posed themselves for this one!

Trying costumes at The Disney Store.  She tried on every pair of princess shoes in the store!

Having fun in a Halloween shop in the mall

Elora begins preschool

The Halloween decorations go up

Jonah tries a climbing wall in our friend's garage

Brandon builds a wigwam

Date night

Brandon makes the kids a swing

Brandon bakes me a birthday cake (he's a keeper isn't he?)

The kids take advantage of everything there is to do at The Homestead's 125th Anniversary festival this past Saturday.  We had a blast!

Elora got a unicorn and Jonah a spider

Elora kisses a frog

The leaves start to change on the mountains

And that's not counting playdates, catching a frog, catching a snake, going on walks...

Monday, September 19, 2011

Don't You Just Love Fall?

September and October are my favorite months of the year.  September has warm days but the evenings are starting to cool off.  Change is in the air.  People start wanting to cook indoors and bake again.

October is cool and crisp and smells of dried leaves and pumpkins.  Winter squash, apples, and soups are in season:)  Not to mention quick breads and pumpkin desserts.  Halloween decorations are up (mine actually come out around Labor Day).  The leaves are changing.  Sweater season (I wish I could wear a pair of jeans, a sweater, and boots everyday of the year.  At least I can for all of Oct. and Nov. and again in spring.)  Ah, I love it all!

Fall is also my favorite time to travel, especially to places with gorgeous foliage.
Oct. 2003 - my first trip to NYC.  Gorgeous.
Oct. 2006 - Massachusetts.  Beyond gorgeous.
Sept. 2007 - 2nd trip to San Francisco.
Sept. 2008 - Oklahoma, southern UT, & AZ (two gorgeous fall weddings)

Oct. 2009 - Colorado.  Majestic.
Oct. 2010- Connecticut (& 3rd trip to NYC).  Brilliant.  And Oregon, which was also lovely.

Oct. 2011 - Anaheim, CA.  Unimpressive foliage but it's gonna be SO much fun!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Evening Project

I was reading a recent blog of my cousin-in-law and felt inspired to organize.  Brandon took the door off our pantry several months ago as it can't open if either the fridge or the dishwasher are open (poor kitchen design).  Having a large pantry is my favorite feature of this house, but it's still hard to keep tidy.



The photos hardly do it justice.  I stood and admired the finished project for several minutes.  :)