Thursday, September 27, 2012

I love fall

I love fall.  I love the beautiful colors that sweep across nature's canvas.  I love the weather that is not so cold that you want to hibernate  or so hot that you never want to leave the comfort of home.  Everyday seems like a good day to make warm muffins and drink in the season. 

It seems to be the only season that we actually make time to get away from the everyday and enjoy the great outdoors.  We took our annual walk around the arboretum exploring all the varieties of holly, not to mention the paw paw trees.  We've been toying with the idea of planting an orchard next year with apple trees and paw paws and maybe a pear tree or two.



















 
And we enjoyed this delicious apple cream cheese bundt cake.  It's our annual tradition.
 
Happy Fall!


Friday, September 21, 2012

  I think creativity has gotten a little out of control at our house.








So, if you're wondering what I've been up to or what the kids will be doing this weekend.  We'll be home, cleaning windows and closets, and mirrors, and a couple of walls.  Oh and celebrating fall.  Stay tuned for a delicious apple bundt cake recipe!

Friday, September 7, 2012

"Low Key"

I hate feeling overscheduled and obligated. So, it's probably no surprise that we spent most of the summer just hanging out at home, eating popsicles, and watching more TV than was probably good for us. 

It was definitely low key, just the way I like things.  You'll see those two words a lot on the blog because it's how I envision my life.  Simple, easy, and fulfilled. 

 But occassionally, I like to stir things up and so the last week of summer break the kids and I co- hosted a field day at the park near our home with a number of our friends.   I was disorganized.  It was way too  hot.   It was  a little frustrating for some of the kids that balloons were popping left and right even before the games started.   And it was without a doubt so much FUN and left me asking myself "Why don't we do this more often?" 





 I love all these kids.  They are sweet and kind and such good examples to everyone around them.

 



 I am so grateful for each of them and I am especially grateful for their moms.  Oh how I love each one of them!  They are great friends, talented women, and dedicated mothers.  All the things I strive to be.  I am so grateful for their influence in my life and their willingness to put up with my many quirks like hiding out at home for the summer instead of hanging out with them more often.  (  =