Thursday, October 3, 2013

Summers end...

Hi all!  Can you believe that Summer is gone, and Autumn has, not so quietly, taken its place?  I have been really busy this last month, and hopefully, with the change of seasons and the quieter pace it sometimes brings, my life will also quiet down.

Of course, football season is upon us - and we love it!!  My oldest grandson is a freshman this year, and we are really enjoying freshman football. 

 I'm not sure how I caught him alone on the 30 yard line!

Can you see the rain headed straight for us!

We got sprinkled on, but this beautiful double rainbow was our prize... and they won their game!

We just got back from an 8 day camping trip with some good friends.  We had such a good time, and the weather was just gorgeous!

Here we are all decked out, nice and cozy.  

The trees and shrubs are just starting to change, so it was a nice time to take Cole for a walk and check out the scenery.

So beautiful!

So many good visits!

Lots of "checking it out"!

 Kathy, making sure we had a clean camp...

 And who can resist a fun game of catch!

 Mike made sure that we ate good...good friends, good food, good times!!

The fourth day we were there, it decided to s.n.o.w. on us!!  We were all toasty in our trailers, but really, the nerve!!

I just happened to have a Trish Yearwood, Christmas CD with me, (always prepared... :0)), so I played it while I decorated my tree!

The snow didn't stay around too long...this time!

All good things must end, but there's always the next time -  which happens to be this coming Tuesday!!  On to the next adventure!  

I hope to find some time to check in on everyone - blessings to you all!



  1. It looks like you are enjoying the beautiful days of Autumn! That rainbow photo is just beautiful! Our trees are changing here too - especially in the mountains. We awoke to snow this morning however - and I hope the colours last a bit more for us. Anyway, have a blessed day!

  2. Hi Barb.....I love all this stuff that has been going on with your busy days.. I'ts a fun life!!
    That sure is a handsome guy standing there on the 30 yard line!! I bet you think so too.. and oh my goodness, the rainbow is double gorgeous!! What a sweet Blessing.
    I could so see myself in the camping world. I've never been camping, but I truly believe I would love it...

  3. SNOW!!!! Totally nervey! I love that you decorated and played Christmas music. Hilarious.
    The colors of the trees is stunning. I do love Fall, but I am not ready for how cold it's been!

    Love your football player. He looks pretty intent! I spy the windmills in the foothills there!

    Awesome that you get away and keep a clean camp. That is definitely the way to "rough it"

  4. What a fun trip. You live in such a beautiful area. It's great to support grandkids and their activities. I'm not ready for snow, we had kind of a mild winter last year. I don't really like the snow because I don't like to drive in it. Good to hear from you and to see you posting.

  5. Yes... sadly Summer is over. Great news though... Fall is here!!! I really love Fall.
    Looks like you had a great camping trip, and I love that you made a little tree, and had carols to enjoy too :)
    What a handsome grandson you have there. Hope they have a great season!!

    Have a great conference weekend !


  6. Sweet Barb, snow already! Your holiday looks wonderful!

  7. Gosh that looks like so much fun. I've always wanted to be in a family that does things like that. And those dogs. FREEDOM! :)

  8. you are and blogging in your autumn fashion. I like that! What fun it must be to go camping with good friends in such a beautiful location.

  9. Hi Barb! You've posted some beautiful pictures in this post. That rainbow photo is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! It's always good to see you on your blog posts!

  10. Oh how FUN!!! Love football and it makes it even better when it's a grandson playing! What a beautiful double rainbow and all your lovely fall photos! I'm glad you guys get the chance to go camping - Thanks for sharing!!!

  11. Barb, you are having way too much fun. I wish we could have caught one of Christian's football games. At least we saw the one here. I miss these dear grandchildren. Your camping trip looked like so much fun. The pictures were awesome and I loved your decorated tree. I hear you are off for a dear hunting trip. Take lots of pictures for that one since our children and grandchildren will be there. I miss your blog posts so it is always fun when you are back on.
    Blessings, love and hugs!

  12. Hi Barb, it looks like you had an enjoyable time camping with your friends. Lovely photos! I love the one of the rainbow. :)


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