Saturday, November 6, 2010

I can't believe I've missed this beauty all my life!

So Fall is definitely my most favorite time of the year and it is even more true here in Virginia. In AZ it's just nice to get out of the 100's finally but here in Virginia I am blown away at the beauty around me. The leaves have been turning colors for awhile now and we decided that we'd go to Skyline Drive that everyone raves about. It was beautiful. We got some wonderful pictures of the colors of the tree's . Our little nature path down the way from us is just as beautiful if not more cause it's not an hour's drive... Anyway it is part of the Shenandoah National Park so we got a stamp in our National Park Passport. I have a goal to get all of them since I probably won't hit every Temple the way they are popping up all over the world.

So far we've made place mats with the leaves and I made a tree of many colors. I gathered all sorts of leaves and then a little branch and then hot glued the leaves to the branch so I have a green, orange, brown, red and yellow tree branch for my center piece. I really like it but other people probably think I'm weird for having a bunch of dead leaves on my table.

It's also starting to get quite chilly. I went to the store this morning at 8 and had ice on the car window I had to scrap off with my credit card. So we winterized the house with some help from our neighbor. Never had to change the flow of water before. I hope it works. It's really fun to bundle up the girls. They look adorable with their big jackets and beanies. I just have to join in and get some warm clothes. I've got nothing. I guess I have what is called Mom Disease when there is any extra money it usually goes to the kids not to the mom. But I'll have to get something soon! Oh and we were told to get the Salt for the side walk early as it goes fast once the first snow comes.

I've been preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday buy trying out my sisters heavenly home made rolls and my first try was awful! so next week we'll try again to see if I can perfect it a little better or it might be Rhodes rolls for us. I also made my favorite pumpkin cheesecake. It was wonderful and I'm glad I got to share with some friends. I'm worried about the Feast coming up as I have to have everything ready to prepare on Thursday as my sister in law is coming late Wednesday night. I hope I don't forget anything. I'm sure it will be fine. I love thanksgiving and everything that goes with it so I think I'll have everything under control but I'm still a little worried and ansy for the up coming guests and holiday!

I've got Kathryn's Christmas all done except for a Sunday Dress and I've got the Dress for Charlotte. Not sure what I want to get her. I got a toy today that I'm hoping will help her want to crawl after it as it moves. I have Weir families gifts all done. and am on to thinking about my family and Matthew. I think we might forgo presents for ourselves except for some much needed pants for Matthew and I may get a sewing machine but we'll see if we can afford it after all is said and done.

I sure do love this time of year. I've already put in the Christmas CD's in the car for my listening pleasure!

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