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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Indian Summer

Today's weather was absolutely gorgeous!  Especially for late October!  It was around 80 degrees and mostly sunny.  A slight breeze was blowing.  It was glorious!

However, I got up this morning still not feeling great.  I wasn't coughing as much but still felt just kind of icky.  So after getting the kids to school, I went back to bed.  Sure, there were things that needed done, but I wasn't up for doing any of them.  I woke up just before noon and felt so much better.  After a shower I felt like a new person.  I still didn't sound great (and I still don't), but I feel so much better.  Praise God for His answer to my prayers!

Back to the gorgeousness of today ... since it was so beautiful ... and since I was feeling soooo much better ... I decided to take the kids to a pumpkin patch after school.  We hadn't done that yet this year due to so many other things going on.  My friend, Laura, reminded me of a local farm market that offers free hay rides and corn mazes, so we went there.  Free is good.  :)  They weren't doing hay rides today (only on the weekends) but we still enjoyed the corn maze.  And the kids and I picked out some gourds and pumpkins to bring home.

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Keira had been at a Stand Tall (anti-drug) rally this afternoon after school.  When I picked her up, she had a spider and a spiderweb painted on her face.

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Bribery is what I have to resort to to get Nick's picture these days.  Today was pretty easy - I promised him a bottle of water.  Most times I wouldn't get off that cheap.  :)

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Alex needs no bribery.  He was having fun getting lost in the corn.  He even wore his safari hat he got at church last night during our missions conference.

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The kids picked these squash out of the bins but we ended up only buying the one Nick is holding.

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Of course there were lots of pumpkins.

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And corn.

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And Keira even took some pictures of me.

It was a beautiful day!  I'm glad we got out to enjoy it because there is snow in the forecast for next week.

3 comments:

Melissa said...

i love fall! Love that pumpkin picture!! Your family is precious!

Laura said...

I love how simple that farm was. And cheap!

Rainey said...

Yay for getting pictures of you! :-) I love that one! I also think the one of Alex in the hat is great! He looks like such an adventurer.