Goodbye to All That

Today, winter arrived. The sky was gray, the wind was bitter, and north eastern Ohio received it’s first dusting of snow. *sigh*

I’m actually not opposed to winter. I enjoy the festive feel that my home naturally takes on as the colder temperatures outside make everything feel warm and cozy on the inside. I enjoy  celebrating holidays with family and friends, and to the comfort that accompanies the rituals and traditions of the season. And this year, I’m excited to create a new capsule wardrobe for winter 2014…but more on that another day.

I am, however, sad to see fall go. I’m sad to say goodbye to brightly covered leaves, to warm days and cold nights, to weather that is just right for long walks. Today, I would like to bid fall a proper farewell with a photo album of some of my favorite, recent fall activity. 

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We love fall walks!

 

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Painting pumpkins!

 

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Daddy and Oliver.
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Little artists at work.

 

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Our littlest pumpkins getting in on the fun!

 

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Inspecting each other’s handiwork.

 

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DIY Fall leaf crowns.

 

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Leaf collecting.
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Only the brightest will do!
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Assembling the materials.
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Careful crafter.
Look at that focus!
Look at that focus!
Voila!
Voila!
I said, "Look, you have a crown! That means you are a king!" Theo heard, "I have a crown which means I get to tell you what to do..."
I said, “Look, you have a crown! That means you are a king!” Theo heard, “You have a crown which means you get to tell me what to do…”

 

 

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Bundled up with baby O.
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We love it when daddy can join us on a walk.

 

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Wait! How did this picture get in here? (I couldn’t help myself…I had to include another photo from Halloween. I love this little cop with his bushy mustache!)

 

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Fall at our house means raking leaves. LOTS of leaves.
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Raking leaves: a family affair.

 

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Picture perfect.

 

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Gorgeous views.

 

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Fall reflections.

 

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Theo “fishing.”

 

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Always, always climbing. Always, always smiling.

 

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This fall, we started walking up to our local Subway once a week for lunch. I love our little lunch dates together.

 

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Sometimes, it’s the simple things that mean the most – like sharing a meal together with my boys.

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature’s first green is gold
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

-Robert Frost

 

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