Tuesday, October 29, 2013


We've been so busy the last two weeks, I can't catch my breath.  After the dragon boat races I turned right around and flew up north to visit my sister and the kids.  

My dad and I left on Thursday night.  I  could get used to a four day work week!

Grace's school was having their annual harvest festival so most of our time was spent there.  It was fun 
participating in Halloween activities with the kids.  I haven't done that since they were little.  

Look how big Grace is.  Isn't she beautiful?  She can stop growing up now!

I love my sister's dogs.  Joe swears whenever I go visit lisa I'm just as excited about seeing her dogs as I am her and the kids.  He might have a point.  Lol. 

I was trying to take a selfie with Sawyer in the picture.  I didn't really succeed.  

Lisa's dogs have it rough.  Finn found a comfy place to take a nap.  

My sister's cat only likes to drink out of the bathtub. Silly kitty. 

Oh yeah, I cut my hair.  Actually my wonderful boss cut my hair.  She used to be a hair dresser. Can you see why?  What a fabulous job she did!  I absolutely love it.  

We did end up going to the arboretum last Sunday after the dragon boat races but it was hot and I wasn't feeling that well so we didn't stay long.  I hate that my body sometimes doesn't work like it should, especially when it's hot out.  I would love to go back when it's cooler and explore a little more.  
It is a beautiful place.  

They used to film Fantasy Island here. (De Plane De plane!)

Katy Perry filmed her latest video for "Roar" in front of the waterfall

The greenhouses were my favorite

  The roaming peacocks were pretty cool too.  They were totally tame.  

I didn't realize they stayed in family units.  Here is the momma peacock with her two babies and dad was always close by.   

The last two weeks have been a whirlwind.  I'm looking forward to a mellow weekend coming up with not much planned.   I am tired.  

I can't believe Thanksgiving is in one month! And then Christmas soon to follow!

I'm so excited about Christmas this year.  It's been a long time since I was this excited about Christmas. It took all of me not to purchase Christmas ornaments at Michael's last weekend.  
I'll probably wait until after Thanksgiving to do that. 

Maybe.    ;)

1 comment:

dawn said...

Wow, you live in such a beautiful area.
Hope you are feeling better.
Blech, hot weather, we are still in the upper 80's...nasty