Monday, October 25, 2010

more FALL pictures.

Here are a few more pictures of our mountain weekend get away!

AMAZING
fall colors.
Evan & Uncle Jim
Hiking: self portrait.

happy monday.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

October bliss.

The mountains were incredible.
The colors brillant.
The company divine.
The conversations sweet.
The laughter contagious.

Hiking.
Campfires.
S'mores.
Snuggling.
Books.
Cars.

AND quality time with family.
Much needed. Much enjoyed.
[You were greatly missed, Kristin!!!]

Here are a few [of the many] pictures we took.
We miss y'all already.



baby truett.
evan & auntie em.
mater & chick hicks.

more to come.
love. em

Friday, October 22, 2010

simply happy...

because....

-Pumpkin bread is baking in the oven [you inspired me, Amy.]
-Our home study is complete [and sitting next to me]
-We spent last weekend with family [I hope to post pictures tonight]
-My nephews are a few of my favorite things on earth.
-Bentley got a bath and haircut.
-Work went well today and I'm sitting here sewing tonight.
-My house is in disarray, but I'm ok with it.
-I bought the ingredients to make homemade laundry detergent [all natural and cost effective]
-I had a great conversation with my mom driving home from work. [I miss her.]
-And I'm home tonight with the one I love.

all is well, friends...all is well.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Track Out!

James is tracked out of school and it's a beautiful thing.

We went to Lake Johnson [and Sonic!] last week.


Saturday, we went on an amazing bike ride through Umstead State park.

He is roofing our house this week.


We leave for the mountains on Friday.
Dad, Sue, Rick, Julie and the boys are meeting us there.

I can hardly contain my excitement.

Evan's sweet, "i love you auntie em" melts my heart every time.
I can hardly wait to cuddle with my boys.

this was last year...
i can't wait to see what this year will look like!

...counting down the hours till we reunite.


i love this time of year.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fall Lovin'

It's officially my favorite season...and it's finally feeling like fall in Raleigh! The air was crisp tonight. Jeans and long sleeves were worn [with flop flips, of course!] The 7 day forecast shows temperatures in the low 70s and sunny. The air is off, windows open, apple cider scented candles burning....oh, welcome back fall! After a scorching summer, it's a beautiful thing...

The farmer's market is my favorite this time of year and that's were we started off on this Saturday morning [pumpkin spiced coffee in hand!]

We bought mums. sweet potatoes. and apples grown in the mountains of NC.

We spent the afternoon and evening with our good friends, John, Kristin & Josiah. We did a shopping at the little outlet mall, then found a local sports bar and watched the Michigan football game! It was a blessing to reunite with dear friends and cheer on our faithful home team to a victory over Indiana.

a great Saturday indeed.

Fall weather. Farmer's market.Flip flops.Friends.Football. & Flannel pj's.

simply delightful!
[White pumpkins are my favorite...
don't you agree, Andy?!]