A Beautiful Fall Weekend
I know I’ve said it before, but the weather here in Colorado can be crazy! It is the middle of September and it was snowing here this morning and afternoon. yes. snowing. in the middle of September. It is much too early for this!! I have a feeling it is going to be a long, cold, wet winter.
It was a beautiful fall weekend though with mild temperatures and lots of sun to keep things bright and cheery (the calm before the storm). Saturday afternoon after lunch we headed down to Penrose to the Happy Apple Farm to see about getting some fresh apples. We hadn’t been down there since I was pregnant with Sarah, so Brenna didn’t remember it at all. We came home with a few apples and a couple of pumpkins. There were still quite a few apples on the trees, but our favorites the Gala were all already picked. There were lots of Golden and Red Delicious still, but because of the high numbers of apples on the trees most of them were pretty small this year. So we didn’t get many apples. I still have to make apple crisp out of what we did bring home- I just haven’t felt like doing all of the coring and peeling yet. This was the first weekend that the pumpkin patch was officially open, so there were lots to choose from there. Hopefully the pumpkins will last until Halloween gets closer sitting in the garage.
journaling: It’s been several years since we last visited the Happy Apple Farm in Penrose. There is nothing quite like apples picked fresh off the tree with your own hands. Because hail destroyed the whole crop last year , this year the trees were dripping with apples. They were a little small, but they sure did taste yummy!
credits: Delicious and Tiny Vellum Dates by Ellie Lash at scrapbookgraphics
fonts: CK Constitution
journaling: We spent quite a bit of time at the Happy Apple Farm pumpkin patch looking for the perfect pumpkin for the family, but Sarah wanted a little one of her own. We finally found one just right for her while walking back to the farm shop. Sarah was very happy when we left the farm to head home.
credits: at scrapbookgraphics: Primitive Fall by Jen Ulasiewicz, Sketch Collection 25 by Jen Caputo, Mixed Stitches 2 by Manuella Zimmerman, Newsworthy Alpha by Birgit Kerr; Date Bits 19 by Misty Cato at SweetShoppeDesigns; fonts: TXT Abrasive
And a LO about Sarah’s latest obsession about her looks- freckles. She has at least moved on from insisting she has green eyes- she is back to being content with her blue eyes.
journaling: It's Sarah's latest obsession about her looks -whether or not she has freckles like she sees on the cheeks of some of her older siblings. I don't know why she has become so concerned about things like this. Is it just because she wants to be assured that she really does belong in our family? she wants to be just like them? or something else entirely I don't realize? I reassure her that yes, she does have a few freckles dotting her cheeks that make her look cute and try to move the conversation on. I wonder what the next thing is going to be?
credits: Primarily Educational (recolored), Mixed Paint Alpha (recolored), Eclectic Templates No. 1 (retired), and Teeny-Tiny Torn Tags by Jessica Bolton at funkyplaygrounddesigns; fonts: Tom's New Roman
The aspen leaves around town are starting to turn. It’s a little earlier than usual this year, probably because of the cooler and wetter summer. They always turn a bit sooner up in the higher elevations because of the colder temperatures, and it is always a glorious sight. We haven’t been up to the mountains to take pictures of the aspens in a couple of years now. Mark thinks next weekend will be ideal to see them, so maybe that will be the Saturday outing if the weather is nice since we don’t have any dance things scheduled that day. So, in the meantime I’m still going back and scrapping these older photos- some of them more than once now. I need some new material! You can’t beat the view though, no matter how old they are ;)
credits: Golden Days and Golden Days Addon by Pixel Works at scrapartist; Date It by Amber Clegg at scrapartist