Saturday, October 20, 2007

Great visit

Had a very nice visit with my parents today. I got up there about 11am, chatted w/dad for a bit, looked through the local papers, my cousins came over to take some bait out for the deer, chatted with them for a bit, ate some lunch, showed mom & dad the pics from our trip up to the U.P. and went for a "crop tour" as my dad always called it. A ride around the countryside to look at the crops. Some are my dad's fields and some the neighbors. We also stopped and visited with our neighbor up the road. Mom baked pumpkin pies this morning so we had that after lunch and I got some to bring home too! All in all a great day. Dad is doing pretty good. he still says some strange things but overall he's soooo much better! Mom did say they had a huge argument the other day and she almost took him back to the care facility. But he ended up apologizing because he was in the wrong. She reminded him that he won't remember the argument tomorrow, but she will. Anyhow, they seem to be doing well.

I got home shortly before 7pm and now am vegging watching a movie, doing some laundry. Tomorrow will be cleaning and baking. Joe is at his dad's hunting (with the dogs) and the girls are at their dad's also. Alone time, gotta love it!

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Fall Colors

Just wanted to share a few more pictures from our trip. The picture on the right is the trail to view the Falls. The picture below is of the Lower Falls. And of course the one above is US! :)

Friday, October 12, 2007

Weekend Get-Away

Last weekend Joe and I made a trip to the Upper Peninsula to get-away and see the fall colors. I am so glad we did it that particular weekend because this weekend is even colder! It was rainy and cool, but we had a good time nonetheless. We arrived at Mackinaw City between 8:30 and 9pm after dropping the girls off to my mom & dad near Saginaw. We stayed over night in Mackinaw City and then got up early to be on the bridge at "sunrise" - well needless to say it was foggy and sunrise didn't really matter either morning, Saturday or Sunday. lol But we did get up to Tahquamenon Falls - both the Lower and Upper Falls. They were beautiful. Here is a picture of the Upper Falls & the colors. We also went to Whitefish Point and seen some rescued boats and some boats that do the rescuing. We also went to St. Ignace and shopped there and in Mackinaw City. Sunday, we got up, went to the Casino for a bit and then came home, picking up the girls from my parents. At least getting home a bit earlier than planned worked out getting laundry done! lol

One Year Ago Today....

I remember standing on the deck taking a picture of our first.......SNOW!

Thank goodness it isn't quite that cold yet this year. I'm just never ready for winter to come. Lindsay had a soccer game on Thurs night and it was damp and cold....I already didn't feel well but then sitting out in the cold yucky weather...didn't make it any better.

Have I mentioned lately how I dislike winter?? BUT then again, I'm thankful it hasn't snowed....YET.