11.21.2014

This Moment . . .


{this moment} ~ A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.
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Our football player, Brendan!!  : )

Many blessings for a happy Friday and a beautiful weekend ~ Wendy


11.14.2014

This Moment . . .

{this moment} ~ A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.
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Baking her first apple pie with Nana!!  : )

Many blessings for a happy Friday and a wonderful weekend ~ Wendy



11.08.2014

Halloween Catch Up . . .

This past week has been a busy one around here.  Halloween came and went and already seems like a distant memory.  It's my favorite holiday.  I love to see the kids in their costumes, especially the homemade ones.  I love the sound of the leaves as you drag your feet thru them.  I love to see the spooky touches and jack-o-lanterns added to front porches. 

Megan and friends gathering for pizza before trick-or-treating.


This year, we trick-or-treated in Upper Nyack.  It's the town that I grew up in.  It's so bittersweet to me.  Very few of the same families live there at this point.  They've either passed on or moved away due to the high cost of living in an area so close to Manhattan.  There was a huge in-flux of  people that moved to Rockland County in the '90s.  This is really a great place to raise children and only 20 miles from Manhattan so it's perfect for people that have to commute into the city.  It also makes me a little sad when I remember how it was being raised in a small town where you knew everybody.  Simple people (I mean that in the nicest of ways) living simple lives.  I had a wonderful childhood and, thankfully, I'll always have those memories.  : )


Creepy!!!!!!
My fairy princess.

One of my favorite houses. 


My hope for my children is that they, too, have lots of happy memories as they get older and look back.  The gift of a happy childhood truly is one of the most precious gifts you can give to them.  : )


Many blessings for a wonderful weekend ~ Wendy





11.01.2014

Slim Pickins . . .




By the time we got to the pumpkin farm, this is all that was left.



It certainly makes it a lot easier to choose.


This happy girl didn't seem to mind.




A son's new found passion . . .


and a beautiful sunset.


All in all . . .   A very good night.  : )


I hope you're having a very happy Saturday!! ~ Wendy

10.31.2014

This Moment . . .


{this moment} ~ A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.
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Many blessings for a happy and safe Halloween ~ Wendy

10.28.2014

Close to Perfect . . .

We've been spending a lot of time in Cornwall lately.  We're hoping to make it our new home next year.  More than any other time of the year, fall is when I want to be there the most.  If someone took me on a drive, blindfolded me and dropped me in the middle of the town, I'd take off my blindfold and swear I was in Vermont.  Its small town feel reminds me of how I grew up.  No place is perfect but it certainly comes close to meeting all of my criteria for perfection!!  : )



We visited Jones' Farm in hopes of bringing home a pumpkin or two but my perfect little angel (do you detect a hint of sarcasm??) below decided that she was going to be in a mood and complain about pretty much everything.  It was windy out that day and she was cold (although it was in the low 60's!!) so the hay ride to the pumpkin patch was out and the pumpkins that had been pre-picked were too small to carve so they were out too. 

Magical rocks in the gift shop.



So we settled on visiting the barnyard to see the miniature ponies, goats and chickens. We were even lucky enough to finally see Miss Fern out of the barn.  She's been a part of the Jones' Farm family for a couple of years now and this was actually the first time she was out of the barn when we were there.  She was enjoying the sun and didn't even bother to look at us when we talked to her and told her how pretty she was.  : )


The view from the gift shop.


As you can see, the foliage still looks pretty good here but it's been so strange this year with some trees not even reaching peak yet and others having lost most of their leaves.  To top it off, there's a chance of SNOW in the forecast for this weekend!!!!  Oh my, that Mother Nature is quite the comedian, isn't she??  NOT!!!  : )


Many blessings for a very happy day ~ Wendy