There have been several times I have wanted to update this blog but I have a hard time finding time to do it. I should be practicing music right now but I really need a break, so here it goes.
We are totally and officially experiencing Fall in the Northwest. We can have some beautiful crisp days and some dismally dark, rainy days. On the good days we try to take advantage and spend some time outside. A few weekends ago Kevin came home. Dustin came up to visit so the whole family was together.
The men went out in the street and had a rowdy game of touch football.
Fun was had by all except the game did not finish without injury. Jim took a dive into the street (at least his head made it onto the grass) and came in with some rather disgusting scrapes and a possible cracked rib. Boys will be boys, at least that’s what they keep telling me.
Then we decided it was the perfect weekend to carve pumpkins. Even though, at the time, Halloween was weeks away.
Careful with the knife, Staub
The pumpkins did last until Halloween but they were scarier than any of the trick-or-treaters. The mold that grew was disgusting and they almost dissolved in our hands when we put them out. They were in the compost bin by 9:00.
Last weekend we had a party for the fall birthdays in the family. Ann and Jim were both celebrated. Kathy was here from Kansas and Dustin and Tasha showed up too. Here are some family photos.
Tasha, Kathy and Ann
Kathy’s dog Isabella. She wasn’t at the party. She was at our house hanging out with Bacchus and Reiner.
As always, we had a good time. Plenty of food and drink and stories to tell.
We picked names for Christmas and I got Dad. I already know what I’m going to get him.
This weekend has been a little sunny and little stormy. I did get some nice fall pictures though so I’ll share just a few. These are the rest of the walla walla onions from my garden. I was afraid the frost would ruin them. They are yummy.
The maple tree behind our house.
Another maple tree in our backyard.
And with that we had to put our clocks back today. I don’t mind getting the extra hour but I’m a little annoyed that my rehearsal tonight that is at 7:00 is really at 8:00. Yuck