Thursday, August 21, 2008

Autumn In the Air

Nothing makes me long to be outside more than a touch of Autumn in the air. We are currently having Autumn weather in August in Pennsylvania. Highly unusual. We turned the a/c off. Highly unusual! For this time of year anyway!

Yesterday, after dropping the girls off at work, the little ones and I went and kidnapped my mom for the day. We did a little bit of shopping, and then home to lunch and an afternoon on the deck. The sun was still bright so we used the umbrella, but it was so lovely outside I could have napped!

Rachel talked Grandma into a game of Monopoly (horse edition) and they played for hours!

Here, Rachel shows of her "money."

Soon everyone was home from work and Tim and I and my parents went to dinner. That is a rare treat to go on a double date with Mom and Dad. When we got back, the kids were ready for bed, but we changed plans and sat outside on the deck.

We all bundled up to ward off the chill of the night, but it was so beautiful and clear out. We saw satellites and meteorites go by in the sky...of course there were many airplanes on their routes to places far tea and hot coffee to warm ourselves, little ones to share laps and snuggle with, Sarah fell asleep on Grandma's lap and then Kyle went to sleep on Papa's lap. It was tough, but they handled it well!

We are so blessed......


  1. I love what Kyle is wearing. I think this is the first time I seen him wearing his Duck's jersey.

  2. omg this is so cute i am jealouse its hot here. i want to come out during the winter again sometime maybe after i graduate. to much stuff with madrigals but ill definatly have mom put pictures up whenever i have a madrigal thing. well i love you all and tell everyone hi

    <3 always katie

  3. Isn't it great to have a deck to sit out and relax on and enjoy the wonders of God's creation? Thanks for sharing.

  4. Sounds like a lovely day.

    Chelsea just said on her way home from work that she wants to see Kyle.

    Maybe tomorrow eve?

    Becky K.

  5. Is there anything that touches a mom's heart more than one of your loveys sleeping on dad's lap or grandpa's lap?!! Sounds like a wonderful day. Blessings... Polly

  6. You sure packed a lot of sweet times and memories into one day!

  7. It says it's going to be in the
    70's today. I am liking this but don't want to see what Sept/Oct are like!! Yikes!


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