The long summer has finally passed us by and Autumn is here for real. It's rainy, cool and cloudy and I'm more than happy for the moisture. We're relaxing by the fire and it feels so nice. We haven't had a frost yet but it's coming soon.
Our DIL Kristi made her first pumpkin pie from scratch and it turned out GREAT! She used a recipe for an extra spicy filling and it was just like my moms. She is making two of these for our Thanksgiving dinner and wanted to practice. :-)
She made her own whipped cream after I showed her how last week and piped it on my piece of pie. YUM!
My sweet little Buddy - I think he needs brushed! :-)
I was experimenting with my iPhone camera and snapped this image of my "Prayer Plant" variety - Calathea Ornata (thanks to Amy from Love Made My Home blog for helping me identify this plant!) in front of my leaded glass window.
My son Travis brought two dozen roses home for his wife.. sweet. I've been burning this spicy scented pillar candle in the dark evenings.. it sure cheers me up.
Yesterday was Dayle's birthday! Happy Birthday honey! Kristi took the boys shopping for cards and gifts and they loved seeing grandpa open them. Hayden got him a Star Wars toy and Caleb got him a stuffed ninja doll. He told grandpa that if anything should happen to him, Grandpa would have that toy to remind him of him. Awwww. Travis and Kristi treated us to dinner out and invited our older son Shawn and his family to join us too. It was a fun time.
There really isn't much nicer than the radiant heat from a real fire. Delightful.
There is a lot of business I have to take care of today so I won't be swimming. I've been putting off making some doctor and dentist appointments and I have to do my treasurer work for Portland Women's Forum. So.. today is the day. I hope you have something more pleasurable to do today! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)