October 20, 2015

Pumpkins 2015

I mean, we are entirely predictable creatures.
Every year we carve pumpkins and every year the kids gag at the smell that comes just a the orange stink bombs are cracked open.
I sit and wait for their disgusted reactions each year.
And each year I smile and laugh when I see them gagging.  Familiarity is so comforting.
These people of mine make me so happy.

Once the pumpkins are gutted, we laugh and sing the "Monster Mash" and have just as great of a time as we did in the years before.
These years are going by fast and the years left with all three are not as many as I would like.  
These are the days, for sure.

I love them.

Happy Halloween 2015

October 19, 2015

witches cook

This little witch likes to cook.

And I like this little witch.
Mama is lovin' spending this last year home with him.

October 17, 2015


This is as good of a family picture as I could get with the wind and the timer.
Going to the orchard is a family favorite.
I love it especially when it is cloudy and chilly.
So, we ended on wondering over on the perfect day.

Oh, do the Frakers want goats.
Yes, three of these floppy ear friends would just about do us in.

And now for a few too many donut pictures.
They are always perfect.

October 15, 2015


Ida played soccer again this season.  It is something she enjoys and I really enjoy watching her play.  I can see how she has grown in confidence with each season.  
This season she was so excited because she almost scored a goal.  
She had a great coach and great season.
She even let me yell way too much and sideline coach her
much more then I probably should have.
I just couldn't help it.

And, she's always goofing around on the field at completely appropriate times to do so.
See you next season!