Thursday, October 22, 2009

Seasons' Change

There are plenty of seasons changing...
*9th grade volleyball is all done. JO coaching season starts soon. (yep, that's more volleyball.)
*Halloween costumes are coming out & duck hunting gear will get packed away.
*Sylvia thoroughly enjoyed getting many birthday gifts that she is super thankful for & Daren is unknowingly anxious for turning 1. :) (And he'll be officially crawling in 2 days for sure!)
*The winter sleds are sitting on the grassy hill next to the tree that has the kids' pool wrapped around it after a few windy days.
*Apples are coming off the trees as fast as the leaves.
*Oh dear Lord get us through another laundry switching of the clothing season... Right now there is everything from fleece sweatshirts to bikinis going through the washer & dryer then mounded into a laundry basket awaiting a box if it is a summer clothing item or the winter clothing will hopefully make it into a dresser drawer. Needless to say we are trying to figure out who actually wears what size in the winter season clothing!

I had to post this picture - it is of a quilt we received as a gift.

AMAZING!!! It is like a little story of our beautiful homestead.

The gifts that people share sometimes are so touching & eye opening. Thank you to ANYONE who has ever given us a gift - we still appreciate it to this very day!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Only October?!?!?!

"Ugh" is right. As darn cute as Daren is who knew we'd be bundling everyone up in October already?!?! You can't read the thermometer in the one picture but let me tell you it is ready WAY lower than it should be for this time of year!!! We were at about 27 degrees this morning; not good. Yesterday I scraped a heavy 4 inches of snow off my van to get to fall teacher conferences! Like I told a few people the other day. Spring lasted until August, then summer started as soon as school did. Now fall lasted about 2 weeks & winters here.
Is this what Tim always dreams of when it gets close to North Dakota time?!?!? I like this weather WAY better in his dreams!!!!

I don't know what party bug has bit us these days but we had a Mary Kay spa party & a women's softball party here last week. This week its Sylvia's birthday party & 4H Halloween too! Who doesn't love a good party for a foot massage or hay ride. The bonfire was a chilly one - I stayed in the house... a party with more desserts than food can never be a bad thing!
And how about the sickness looming over our country?!?! This is NUTS!!! I felt silly at teacher conferences not able to remember which kid missed which days of school. Now I know we've all have/had something & run plenty of temps, coughs & now taken stock in the tissue industry! Its only October...