So many reasons to love fall

Gorgeously sunny weekends is just one of them.

Last weekend hit 80 degrees. This weekend was more typical. Long sleeves and a jacket. Perfect romping in the leaves and exploring weather. Scott drove us over to the west coast and we explored Montague and Pentwater. Dev was a bit bummed out that the putt-putt golf place was closed, but he was happy enough hitting the playground, running around and hiking (a very short trail).

Fuzzy wuzzy


We had a gorgeous fall weekend. A little warmer than I might like when tromping around in a corn maze, chasing a 4-year-old who thinks its quite funny really to try to lose his parents in the corny chaos. I was indeed able to relax. Amazingly.

Visited a new coffee spot in K-zoo (and a favorite one this morning as I was heading out of town), did a little window shopping (who can spend money these days?), went rollerblading while my mom took a stroll, read three magazines and several pages of my newest book selection, watched two episodes of CSI (love!), took an evening walk with my mom in the yummy fall weather last night, spent the day pumpkin-patch visiting and bike-riding with my kiddo, and enjoyed a delish dinner grilled by my husband.

Le sigh.

The way summer weekends should be

Don’t mind the dirty feet. We were having fun!

This weekend was the fourth summer get-together we’ve had with the families of the two babies who came over on the plane with Devin. Although they’re certainly not babies anymore. Four! They’re four. How did that go so fast?

There was much fun splashing, tubing and chowing down on grilled pizza. (Unless you were Devin and all you decided to eat was chips and candy.) Closed out by a gorgeous sunset that the kiddos were oblivious to as they chased each other ’round and ’round the living room.

We were also invited to an impromptu birthday party by the family across the street. The 8-year-old star of the birthday festivities took a liking to Dev and made him feel comfortable amongst all of the older kids. They found “buried treasure,” played balloon volleyball and chased each other around. After the party, there were also monster-truck races on the sidewalk. It was Devin Heaven!