This colorful fall weekend we: Had an amazing time participating in our church's fall festival, Made a trip to the doctor with Joshua for some help with a cough that won't go away, Took a Sunday afternoon fall drive to admire the peak of beautiful fall hues, Made a rainbow of fall colored leaves from our excursion.
This weekend we: Visited the replicas of Columbus' Niña and Pinta, Treated ourselves to The CrepeMaker, Baked 3 loaves of Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread and 3 loaves of Banana Bread, Made 2 quarts of applesauce with cinnamon and cloves.
This weekend we gathered: Some of our good friends over for an Outdoor Movie Night - complete with popcorn, a fire, s'mores, and caramel apple cider and hot chocolate. For a sweet friend's 9th birthday party - pop star / karaoke style. Some sticks to make fall hued God's Eyes. Outside the majority of time to soak in the fall temperatures, wind, and beautiful weather.
Last Friday morning we set out on our Annual Apple Picking Adventure. It was a beautiful day as we walked the rows of Arkansas Black, Stayman Winesap, and Pink Ladys. Unbelievably, we were the only ones in the orchard that day and it was very quiet, for the exception of the creaking of the ladder, the honeybees buzzing by, the occasional thump of an apple hitting the ground, the grass under the wagon wheels, and the conversation amongst ourselves. It was a grand adventure!
Now...what to do with that whole bushel of apples? :)
We had a full weekend of: Friday night dinner with some special new friends; Exploring nature around our yard - a 2-foot wide spider web, a lizard, and grasshopper; Planting fall mums and a croton; Ending with sniffles, a fever, and lots of Kleenex.