Sunday, October 14, 2007

Pumpkin Patch

Today was a beautiful fall day. I decided it was time to go get our pumpkins. We went to a local farm and picked out some pumpkins to carve and some to draw/paint on. Timmy picked out four pumpkins that he wants. He has plans to make the small one an alien LOL!

I picked up some cornstalks, bales of hay and some mums! The cornstalks and hay wouldn't fit in my car so I came home and had Rich (and his truck) come back with us. Fortunately the farm is very close to our house. It was so pretty there with all of their mums on display. I love how pretty fall mums are. We got our "goodies" home and I put them around the yard. I think I still need to head out and buy a couple more pumpkins. I also have to take a trip to the attic to find the scarecrow.

While I was in the store paying for the things we bought I left Timmy and my camera outside. He decided to take a few pictures. I thought they came out pretty well!!

take care,

Thursday, October 11, 2007

A tragic loss

This past Sunday I learned that the daughter of my cousin lost her life in a car accident. She was 28 years old, a wife and mother of an 11 month old little girl. I hadn't seen her in years but the tragedy of her death is still heartbreaking. I think of my own 27 year old daughter and don't know how I would be able to cope with such a sudden and tragic loss.

Today was the wake and there were hundreds of people there to honor her memory and support her friends and family. The obituary in the paper was one of the most tender, loving obituaries I have ever read.

My heart is so heavy for her family right now. I just feel so sad!

take care,

Monday, October 08, 2007

It's been a month!

As I have said before the beginning and the end of the school year simply exhaust me!!!! It's been tiring for sure. It seems like every week there is a meeting, and then after school I've been busy with the dentist (yes, again) I just got crown #13! It seems most every day there is something after school that I need to do.

Most days I get home in time to start dinner, get ready for the next day, do a few "chores" and get to bed! On Friday's after school I watch Mackenzie and then again all day on Saturday. Sunday is shopping (for my mother as well as my own family) and laundry and then it starts all over again! I have been good and made it to our knitting club meeting every week :)

A couple of weeks ago I came home to see police across the street. Our neighbor had suddenly passed away. Poor Tim was just distraught! It's very sad to look across the street and see it so empty.

The good news this past month is that Britt went for an ultrasound and it looks as if she is having a boy! She's goes back at the end of the month for another u/s and hopefully there will be a clearer picture to remove all doubt!! :) :)

I have really enjoyed this long weekend. I actually had a two day weekend. I liked it so much in fact, that I am looking forward to Veteran's Day next month LOL!

Well, there's my brief, and boring update.

take care,