I thought I'd start today with a wrap-up of our weekend. In fact, I like the sound of that so much that I might have to do that on a weekly basis. Warning: There are far too many pictures in this post. Since one of the primary purposes of this blog is to journal what our family is doing, taking bunches of photos is a necessity. (Side note: I recently had my blog made into a book, which I haven't received yet, and I am really excited about getting it). I'm sure I will not regret all of the photos that will be in there. :-)
On Friday night, we did one of our family's favorite things and watched an episode of "Little House on the Prairie". There are 9 seasons and we are on the very last disc of Season 9. Braaten wants to start all over again, but we're thinking we would like to find another wholesome, family show and start afresh.
After that, we put on a home video. The twins were just 2 years old. What handsome, sweet, little boys they were/are. Melanie was 4 and had the cutest little face matched with a sweet little girly voice. Braaten was 6, wore bangs, and had hair down to her bum. Austin was 8 and still had teeth growing in after his baby teeth had fallen out. It was fun to watch.
Cooper, one of the twins, has been drawing guitars and cutting them out. He is fascinated with this and has made 17 of them. I love the way he and Grant draw.
When Shawn was cooking our Saturday morning "big" breakfast, he found two eggs with twin yokes in them. Grant and Cooper each had one and were thrilled with the find. It seems to be a "twin" themed weekend so far.
Shawn and I took some time away to walk Fletch. I grabbed the camera so that I could capture the colors of fall and pictures of things and places we often see. We want to have those memories for when we move back in order to look back fondly on our experiences.
We walk down this street almost daily. It has homes that are worth a million pounds. It's a beautiful, quiet street.
Hydrangeas are one of my FAVORITE flowers.
After we took this picture, Shawn said as if Fletch were saying it, "God, is that You?" because of the beaming sunshine on him.
These next few pictures are in Lymm Village.
I visit Sexton's Bakery often. What can I say? They have nice bread!
Fletch wanted to meet this dog even if he wasn't real.
Our local butcher, Hopkinsons.
Isn't this a great view?
This is the canal that goes through Lymm and travels all the way down to London.
Along the canal, if you make a right, you can go and have some Tetley... not the tea variety.
These canal boats only go 4 mph. It would take a very long time to get down to London.
Although the fall color changes are not as brilliant here as back home, we managed to find some beautiful trees and bushes.
During our walk, we saw many different things, including a kayaker.
I love the stone bridges that we often see.
The Cooperative is a local foodmart that we visit several times during the week.
I love this firey red bush. It's right in our neighborhood.
After our walk, we visited a travel agent to help us plan a weekend getaway to London for all of us. Our friends, Annette, Quentin, and Matthew will be visiting in February, so we wanted to start planning ahead. They definitely want to go to London while they're here. Shawn took Austin golfing at the Lymm Golf Club in the afternoon.
In the evening, we went to church for an event called "Fun for Everyone". We played games like Pictionary and Jenga, ate cake and had tea. It was a blast.
And on Sunday we worshiped the Lord in church, brought our shoe boxes in for "Operation Christmas Child", and then relaxed at home. I was able to do some quilting. I finally watched "Pride and Prejudice" which I have been meaning to watch for a very long time. What a great movie! One of the settings, Mr. Darby's home, takes place at Chatsworth House in the Peak District. I had the pleasure of visiting there in August and it was fun to see it on film and know that I had been there.
My sweet hubby got a migraine after dinner and had to go straight to bed. He is doing much better today.
How were you blessed this weekend?