Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Happy Fall, Ya'll!!

I've been missing in action around my blog lately!!
Lots going on for sure!
This one has had LOTS of things going lately. .
He had his senior pictures done a few weeks back. .
Only 60 edited prints that we will have to choose from now. .
Can you spell. .
Me too!
Cami was taking pictures of Becca taking pictures :-)
He and I went to Beloit last week to check out their Vo-tech school. .
We loved it. .
From the program facilities and instructors. .
All the way down to the indoor pool and cafeteria!!
Seems like he will be studying carpentry and heating/air for the next two years!
Graduation packets and invitations lists. .
Scholarship information and ACT scores. .
Musical practices and 4-H activities. .
AND. .
social life!!
This guy. .
Is mostly busy with his social life. .
He has been working after school with his dad. .
And studying hard.
He is also starting to think about post-graduation options. .
But mostly is concerned with his girlfriend!
He is our official chauffeur. .
And makes sure his sister gets to her after school church group on Wednesday!
Now he will also be getting Devin picked up after his practices.
Devin has his FIRST basketball practice TODAY. .
We have never engaged in pee wee sports. .
So the opportunity to now get to be a part of that game. .
Is pretty exciting to him!!
He's really been enjoying 6th grade. .
And is on a leadership team as well. .
He is in a close family competition with his oldest brother for the "most extroverted!"
And wants to be a part of EVERYTHING!!
Little girl. .
Has had a very exciting week. .
With lots of things to "count down."
We got to go see her "adopted" sister perform in a college music program. .
We met all the far, far away cousins Saturday. .
at a really fun pumpkin patch (photos will come later). .
And our annual Halloween bash was Sunday afternoon. .
WAY more excitement than one little 6 year old girl should have!!
The younger two had a pumpkin decorating contest at school last week. .
Seemed a little early. .
But glad it is out of the way!
Devin took 1st place in his age group with his carved pumpkin. .the photo isn't great. .
But his jack-o-lantern has eaten the kid who was attached to the leg and shoe!!
This little girly-girl. .
Continues surprising her mom lately. .
With her tomboy ideas. .
She chose her brothers pirate costume to wear for Halloween over her princess dresses. .
And she opted to make a FOOTBALL painted pumpkin!!
She did ALL the work herself. .
And got 1st place in her age group of unassisted pumpkin artists!
TWO happy kids!
Tristan and I have been going through his senior pictures and our family pictures. .
Considering which will be blown up. .
Which will be wallet sized to give away. .
Christmas cards. .
Graduation invitations. .
SO much to think about!!
I can't WAIT to show you all of  my favorite pictures from our session. .
But I need to find a little time to upload them to my computer!!
Hers are MUCH better than the ones I snapped. .
And were a LOT of fun to look through!!
The weather has been DELICIOUS here. .
nice brisk mornings, warm afternoons, and cool evenings!!
I'm picking tomatoes by the plenty now. .
And SALSA day is coming up next week!!
I love spring because of the promises of new life. .
But I LOVE fall. .
for the reprieve in the temperatures. .
the VIVID colors in the landscapes. .
the change over to comfort foods. .
And long, lazy evenings curl up in bed and read and study!!
Wishing you all a FANTASTIC Wednesday!!
More fun photos of our life to come. .
Hopefully sooner than later!


  1. Fall sure is nice this year. Enjoying the great weather. Just enough of a chill to change the seasons and still warm enough to get outside easy in the afternoon. Saw some of your session photos on Facebook. They all look great. I don't know how you're going to decide!
    The fall colors are keeping me out with my camera more than wanting to work inside, but we're deep into our bedroom remodel with hopes that it will be done before Christmas! Glad the Beloit trip was good. Enjoy all the events with your family!

  2. Such beautiful photos--they're all terrific!
    And those kids sure have a lot of talent. What a great family.

    I agree---fall is the BEST time of year! I only wish it lasted a bit longer.