The leaves are changing so quickly here, and the array of colors is positively breathtaking. Chris and I are purposefully taking time to get out with the kiddos and enjoy the changing season before
we freeze our butts off winter descends upon us.
Last weekend as we were driving home, we ran across a beautiful state park. We decided to return the next day, properly attired and with the dogs, to check it out on foot.
It was quite the Herculean effort just to get everyone out the door and in clothes that, if necessary, could be burned and not missed, but that also covered enough flesh to keep the cold at bay.
Jackets? Water bottle? Sunglasses? Diapers? Wipes? Kids? Dogs? Leashes? Dog poop bags?
At one point while we were getting ready, I secretly wanted forgo the family outing and just stay home and watch a movie.
And eat popcorn.
But, clearly, my secret wish wasn’t fulfilled. And I’m so glad it wasn’t… pictures of us eating popcorn and watching a movie wouldn’t be nearly as interesting.
And the colors of the leaves as nature prepares for winter.
And Shepherd standing on a bridge.
And Asher looking through some kiddie binoculars.
Wait. Maybe these really are boring.
You don’t get a stray tick and some dog poop on your shoe from staying home and watching a movie.
Looks like a great day. Stefanie, did you hear about Dr. Ponseti's passing? I assume you have heard but wanted to let you know just in case you had not heard yet. He helped so many kids!!!! My prayers are with his family.
Those are some gorgeous pictures! It might make freezing your butts off worth it to live among such pretty scenery?? (Not really.)
Really beautiful pictures. Looks like a wonderful NE day….
Lori Lynn says
You captured the day perfectly through your pictures and words. These days will mean the world to each of the participants and they will be able to look back upon it because of your efforts.
How DO you do it girl? Seriously? Big kids- check. middle kids-check…little kids-check. Dogs-check- dog poop-check…flower pot destroyer-check…sanity-check.
beautiful! Wish the trees did that down here in Texas. Instead they are green, then they die..no beautiful in between colors. God sure made some amazing things for our eyes to see didn't He?
Love the one of the kiddos on the log, I think cute enough for Christmas cards!
Looks like you all had a great time!
Thanks for sharing!
Miss Anna B says
I want to live on the east coast. Have I said that enough? Looks beautiful. Looks like fun. Dog poop and ticks are always better than a movie anyway 🙂
You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place! I would love to live anywhere that has that much beauty! It looks like your kiddos are enjoying it also!
The Ferrill's says
Never boring, Stefanie! Beautiful! Isn't amazing all the gear needed for a simple park trip? Yesterday we had soccer games after church and so our van was packed to the top with all the stuff. Wow. Wow. When we got back home, unpacked, and the heaps of sweatshirts and gear that needed washing. Wow. How can it be that I'm doing laundry like I've just come home from China and all I did was go to church and soccer? 😉 But I am SO THANKFUL for all the stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!! It means we've got lots of lovin', right? 😉
The fall colors are breathtaking…thanks for sharing your pics of your fun day!!!!!!!!
Lots of love andprayers for that TA!
How beautiful those pictures are!
Oh seeing your pictures make me so miss Upstate/New England autumns!!!!
PS – love the white house on the hill – wouldn't I love to cal it home – it looks so perfect up there:)
Blessings for a wonderful week, Ashley
So beautiful! Looks like you had a blast!
I can't think of a better way to take in this time of year… Love it!! 🙂 The kids all sitting on the stump is adorable…and I love your little 'tree hugger' too!! 🙂
Stacy in New England says
"you are changing the world, one little heartbeat at a time" This is from my favorite song and reflects on the simple, special moments in life, like your walk in the woods. Have a great day!