Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Trip to Illinois

I decided this year to take a few days and fly out to visit some siblings over Halloween weekend.  I stayed at my brother Rob and sis-in-law Michele's house.  While I was there, my younger brother Thom and sister Tara also came to visit.  Unfortunately, I forgot my camera (!) so had to steal pictures that they took on their phones, which are mostly of the kids.
Henry - 10 1/2 months,  Eva - 3,  Sam - 4

Every morning, Rob & Michele's three kids snuggle in their room while the adults take showers and get ready.  I would come in and snuggle with them!

Isaac is shy for the camera
Enjoying the swingset
Getting ready to cut the grass
Decorating Halloween cookies
Sam and Eva are very interested in carving the pumpkin
Posing with the jack-o-lantern
All dressed up for Halloween!! Eva is a princess, Henry is a train conductor, Sam is a car mechanic, and Michele is an astronaut.  Time to trick or treat!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Autumn in NC

Our backyard
Backyard #2
We took a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, up through central and north NC and into Virginia.  Stopped several times to take pictures.  I forgot my camera, so these pictures were taken on Matt's phone.  The leaves were so beautiful - a little hard to see all the colors on these pictures, wish I would have remembered that camera!!