I was sorting through some photos on the computer and thought I'd share a few moments from the fall season. With my older girls away from home, sometimes the only way they can catch up with what's going on around here is through my blog, bc there really isn't time in their whirlwind trips back to Omaha to go through all of the pictures I've taken - even if the photos are of them! So I show some here, and the rest I email to them.. if they actually open their email. ;)
On one beautiful, brisk afternoon back in October, we drove out to the pumpkin patch...
My younger girls have never matched their socks, btw. I'm not sure why, but Bre is the only one of the three who can't stand mismatched socks. Sabrina and Sophie think it's the only way to go.
These chili dogs and root beer are a highlight of mine every October!
We decided to go through the corn maze, but when I expressed a concern for getting lost (which happened one year), Sophie said that she'd be the leader by holding up the bag of remaining kettle corn as a spot to focus on. If any of us were to get lost, just look for the bag held high over the corn.
That's when it occurred to me that Sophie's arm should be too short to be seen over the cornstalks, and then it dawned on all of us that the corn had already been cut for the season. Doh.
But she continued to hold it up anyway, as a beacon of hope.
Moving into November... Thanksgiving was completely wonderful, as usual. The only thing missing was the rest of the family: Audrey, Shaun, Natalie, and my brother Paul.
We hauled lots of food over to Mom and Dad's house, but I ended up forgetting the Honeybaked Ham. Not at my house, but at the store. What a disappointment that was! But all was forgiven when I explained that I'd pick one up for Christmas Eve this year. (Thank goodness one doesn't pay for their ham until it's picked up, or I'm not sure the Christmas Eve white flag would have worked on Big Papa.)
Bre picks up my camera once in a while to snap photos, and I love it when she does this bc it's always when I'm not around, and I can see what I missed. I love these moments... In the kitchen commotion of getting all the food wrapped and ready to load into the car, Sabrina cleared a space and painted her nails. Bre took her picture, and even though the focus is a bit soft, I love it anyway... (Bre is going to be mad at me for posting this with the soft focus, bc she really does know how to take an amazing photo!)
One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving this year is that Josh joined us!
Have I mentioned that Josh is a very patient man?
Only once in a while does he break his silence.
I just love these two.
And now we've come to December, and I can't wait to see what the month brings. I love this time of year... all the comings and goings, gift-shopping and wrapping, and mostly family members coming back home.
May this season bring you much joy!