(Things that made me happy with week, Fall Edition)
Early trick-or-treating with cousins, and butterfly costumes.
Fall walks on a trail near our house,
That lend themselves to photos like these,
And treasures like these leaves and this milkweed pod, and the apples we bought at a local orchard. We used to make Christmas ornaments out of milkweed pods when I was in grade school. I felt almost giddy when I showed it to Monkey and taught her how to open it up to reveal the feathery seeds inside. It was a mixture of happy memories, excitement at watching my daughter learn about her world, and the realization that I had someone who would bring me a milkweed pod ornament. My parents still have those ornaments and hang them on the tree.
Homemade apple pie made with the apples from the orchard. I forgot to take a picture before we dug in. Oops! I actually made two pies — one for us, and one for my brother and his fiancé, which brings me to …
My brother has moved back to Milwaukee!! He and his fiancé are back in town and we hope they stay a long time. His fist pump = my feelings exactly. Love.
A loaf of my grandma’s homemade bread. Unbelievable when toasted with butter. You’ve died and gone to heaven when you use it for French toast. You can use her bread to barter for things in our family.
Living in the country, especially on a gorgeous fall morning. It just makes me look up at the sky and say, “Good morning, God.”
What made you !!! this week?