Friday, October 3, 2008

A welcomed season

Our breakfasts are changing now with the cooler weather and our new gluten-free status. We've recently discovered the goodness of warm rice (leftover from the previous night's meal) in hazelnut milk with brown sugar, nuts, and fruit. And this morning was my first attempt at crockpot (gluten-free) oatmeal and I realized I was instantly won over by the ready-made warmness of it all that I didn't mind that it was a little on the gooey side.

It's raining here now and I suddenly realized last night when I was sitting on the couch listening to Jeremy take our garbage outside to be hauled away, that I'm happy it's Fall. That I love the feeling of a bundled up house, of being tucked warm inside it's walls listening to the coldness happen outside. Summer is beautiful and welcoming but each year when Fall comes back around I find I'm ready for it and eager for the season and all it's pumpkiny-ness.

Jeremy's parents were here this last week and we all had a wonderful time. The boys loved being the center of attention for 4 straight days and squeezed every bit of grandchild/grandparent interaction out of it they could. We toured the city, went to the zoo, and took Grandma and Grandpa to their first ever trip to see the ocean. The beach was gorgeous and the weather was perfect. There was a lot of lap-sitting and book reading and more hugging than we could count. We had such an amazing time with them and look forward to doing it all over again next year. Thank you Grandma and Grandpa for flying here to see us!

I'll be back around here a little more often now. I have this aversion to being tied to things, like a computer, that every now and then I need to step away and take a break so I can love it again. So I've been quiet on email, blogging, etc... and just enjoying what others are writing about. I love the peacefulness and beauty in blogs like High Desert Home and Living, Learning, and Loving Simply and the craftiness of SouleMama and Homespun Living. There are many more amazing blogs I love to read but most all are about being a mom, doing it well, and loving every moment of it. Something very near and dear to my heart.



The Averys said...

Fred & Bonnie, always awesome.

Adam and Raechell said...

Oh, my...where to begin with this post. :p

The breakfast looks out of this world yummy! I adore warm cereals with toppings. Yummmmmmmmm!

Grandma and Grandpa had the best time ever with you all...and I think Grandma loved it enough to stay! :D Aren't they the best!?!! We all think so.

Fall is my favorite season of all! Not only do we get to take out our sweaters and sweatshirts from storage, but we get to take breezy walks and enjoy warm evening beverages before bed.

Fall is also my time of year for baking, sewing and crocheting. I feel creative! I am currently finishing one crocheted blanket, started another, and I just spent the day sewing Alex's Halloween costume. I love this time of year.

I can't wait to check out these links! Fun, fun. Thanks for sharing.:)

Adam and Raechell said...

I love the links! :) Absolutely beautiful blogs. I will return to them often. Thank you for sharing.

Adam and Raechell said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Karli said...

What coffee shop is Bonnie waiting in line for? The only time I've waiting in a line out the door for coffee is the original Starbucks in Seattle. Those are some great pictures of Jeremy's parents. They still look so young. I'm glad you guys had a good time & your boys got to spend some time with their grandparents. Karli