Thursday, November 13, 2014

Our little girl isn't so little any more!

Yep, it is getting more and more official every day. In big and small things. Our little girl isn't so little any more.
Here is Savannah's room before...
Yep, way back...

...then of course we had The Little Mermaid phase for a while.

And here is Savannah's room today. She picked the bedding, the rugs, and the curtains. The only thing we didn't do yet was paint...which I am hoping to do next year. We'd been talking for a while now that Savannah was getting too big for her bed and needed new furniture so when we finally had the money in the budget well that kind of made it a rush decision. We were able to find this used furniture for a great deal so we bought it right away and didn't really have time to paint.

As far as the small things go? I was reflecting back to the day Charlie cried when we bought Savannah her first Happy Meal. And just the other day I cried because she ordered her last.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Meuer Farm Day

Saturday we drove about an hour into farm country to spend the day with the Girl Scout Troop 4109. We started out taking a hayride and then had fun getting lost in the corn maze. The weather was absolutely gorgeous and the farm was near Lake Winnebago - which I forgot to get a picture of. :(

Waiting for the hayride.

Here's an old creek on the farm property that is older than dirt - the farmer says it has crayfish in it. This would be fun to have in the back yard don't ya think?

They have a grove of Black Walnut trees. They looked pretty dead but this is because they fall early in autumn but bloom early in spring. We learned that the trees poison the soil and no other type of tree can grow in with them. I don't think I've ever eaten a Black Walnut.

We sat under these trees for a while as the farmer told us about the maple they collect. It takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup. Wow!

Savannah found a lady bug on the wagon.

Here is the side of the farm where they have the pumpkin patch and the slide for the kids. There was also a corn shoot where people could aim to hit targets (including the car) win string cheese.

Savannah's gettin' as tall as the corn these days.

Found this guy on one of the trails in the maze. 

Daddy and Savannah had fun answering all the clues that were given for the maze. We picked the scriptural Q&A clues. I think we did pretty good.

We had a lot of fun. I am happy to have made such fun memories. Happy Fall!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Beautiful Life

I just love the fall weather...well at least after I have finished grieving over summer. Here in Wisconsin it is so beautiful because of all the large trees everywhere you look. I don't have to go up the mountains to see them - they are right in my own neighborhood!

Autumn is also my birthday time and I am feeling so loved today with the showering of gifts. My husband and kids cleaned the house from top to bottom, it is sparkling clean. They even mopped the floor! So I am relishing in this time I have on my hands and enjoying just blogging which what used to be more of an every day occurrence for me I rarely make the time for any more.

Isn't life as beautiful as the colors God has given us?

Playing ball at the school playground

Bear loves to people watch!

Savannah is learning the United States this year in 5th grade. We played a game where I would jump on them and she would call their name out. Some of them we didn't even know!

I just love the fireworks of fall time!

On the way home from the playground

Savannah is learning the violin this year

I noticed a bright yellow light shining into our house this afternoon and wondered where it came from. When I went outside I found the reflection of the sun on the bright yellow leaves of the Aspen tree in front of the garage to be the reason why. So beautiful! As you can see we are in the process of planning for next spring to put in new landscaping on the left side in front of the garage where the raggedy bushes used to be.