Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My favorite time of year!!

Cool nights, crisp mornings and apples. The pumpkins are ready to be harvested, and the cornstalks are being tied into bundles. We visited the apple orchard today, and bought our first apples of the season. The mums have been place by the front & back doors. Mr. Ghost and Mr. Pumpkin are lit up in the flower bed. The pumpkin candles have been burning each evening, filling our home with the scent of autumn. Extra blankets on the bed, freshly washed blankets on the corners of the couch.

This is my favorite time of the year.

Monday, September 7, 2009

My baby is six.

When did that happen? Last Thursday was my bubby's birthday, and this weekend we celebrated in our traditional fashion. We had a big campout at my inlaws house with all of our friends and family. All of our campers parked in our usual spots, bonfire roaring, kids laughing, glow sticks glowing, beer flowing. We boated and swam, sang and ate. We told ghost stories, which incidentally back-fired on all of us because all the kids were too scared to sleep out in their tent. We had SO much food. It was all awesome!! Old friends and new friends alike hung out and enjoyed the last hurrah of summer with us. As I sit here with my ginger pumpkin candles burning, I can't believe summer is over. Back to work, back to school, no more long weekends for awhile.