We Midwesterners were thoroughly spoiled by a long and lingering fall. Here's a glimpse into some of our favorite moments:
Can you tell which buns are his?
So pleased with his creations! He put them in his own kitchen to cool.
Sharing kombucha by the back porch.
Evening hikes on my sister's farm.
Watching the harvest.
Introducing the kids to my favorite children's musician, Jack Pearson, at our local book festival.
Enjoying family time at our annual church convention.
These two make me smile every day!
Lots of hikes in the refreshing fall temps.
Gray and his straw hat are inseparable these days!
Gray fashioned a "bow" from a strip of plastic off the saran wrap box and turned his guitar into a violin!
Introducing Rain to her Auntie Kayla.
Discovering a yummy organic orchard not far from home.
Harvesting our garden.
Special treats to celebrate Kayla's visit home. (These chocolate-filled croissants from Trader Joe's were AWESOME!)
Family time at Frontenac State Park.
Enjoying my parents' new puppy--the sweetest Great Pyrenees / Anatolian Shepherd.
Frolicking through the leaves.
Trick-or-treating with two little giraffes.
Strolling around our little town on crisp nights.
And just like that, frosty turned to frigid, and brisk to blustering. Oh well, we enjoyed fall while it lasted!