Oak Glen 2017

I’m not sure how many years we’ve been going to Oak Glen in the fall for apples, but I do know that this was year 5 with our dear friends!  It was the first time we didn’t actually pick apples ourselves, but no one seemed to mind; it’s more about the play time, hiking, hot dog picnic lunch, and other traditions…

I love traditions…

I love apples…

I love fall…

I love our friends…

I’ll stop now…

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LA County Fair 2017

Last month we did our annual trip to the LA County Fair.  This time felt much different than in the past.  For one thing, it was the first time my husband missed it — and so did Natalie, due to not feeling well.  It was also a first for X-man!  To top it off, the weather was actually chilly.   I don’t know if I’ve ever been to the Fair when it was below 100, much less cool.  Different.  People missed.  But, good.

We ran into friends right of the bat.  That always seems to be the case at the Fair!

X-man’s favorite was the bubbles…. by far!

The traditional chocolate milk picture!

Until next year, Fair!

To Blog or Not To Blog…

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First things first… Isn’t that butterfly AMAZING?  The kids spotted it in our backyard, and when I noticed it wasn’t moving I ran to grab my camera.  Apparently, I didn’t need to run; it stayed there a few hours!  Natalie was the first to notice that the backside was totally different from the top.  Then Sierra had a picture of this exact butterfly in her math book that day.  Crazy.

And now, onto the question… You see, blogging has become a lot more difficult as my children have gotten older.  We’ve had later bed times, and I have been more tired.  Then there’s my photo editor I use.  I always loved Picmonkey, but after all these years they’ve decided to charge for their service!  Finally, just as I was starting to blog a few weeks back, my computer had issues downloading pictures.  It seems all these things have made it very difficult to blog, and I’m left wondering if I should…

I still have pictures from our summer vacation… plus several from the last few weeks.  My hope is to continue on.  I love this journey of documenting the joy in our days, (as well as the trials that seem easier to handle through a camera lens!)  I love going back, and re-living the memories and praising God for His faithfulness.  I will continue to pray and post as I can.  So, I guess that is my answer.  We shall see!!!