"He said, "There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live" Dalai Lama
I saw this quote the other day and I just absolutely love it. In my grief of losing my mom the days are hard.... I've been journalling to collect my thoughts, memories and more and reflecting on it all. I am taking the time to enjoy my days however long I may be here to see them. I have several posts planned so I wanted to back track a bit to the fall beauty in our yard, Halloween and Hayley getting inducted into the honor society. Wishing so much my mom was here in the physical presence to see all the things going on with us and the girls. I miss her so very much.
Walking around our yard, I took a few photos of when the leaves were changing and all their pretty colors. I will soon do an updated post of the bareness of the trees as winter is pushing its way towards us. We desperately need some rain soon! Our pond is at the lowest it's ever been! Come enjoy a little walk with me :-)
Fall has always been my favorite time of the year. I love the beautiful colors and the crisp air... it's also when Jerry and I started officially dating... October 21st, 1990 :-) So this time of year always holds a special place in my heart. :-) I think to think back on our good memories of sitting around the bonfires, watching the high school football games and more.
A deep breathe... to enjoy the beautiful, sunny morning and the crisp air that fills my lungs.
This particular tree is right outside our sun room and soon I will be hanging our feeders back up for the birds to enjoy. I love sitting in there and watching them.
For Halloween this year the girls chose some pretty easy costumes. Kathleen was Harry Potter! We actually found the costume awhile back at a consignment store and she was right away saying I want that for Halloween!! :-)
She looked so cute dressed up in it. :-)
Hayley loves Stitch, it's one of her favorite Disney characters so we ordered it from Amazon and she loved it! I think it's so adorable! Was definitely warm for her too walking around and trick or treating.
We also took Hayley's friend Courtney with us to trick or treat. The lines were really long in town so we didn't stay there long. We decided to go to a couple neighborhoods.
We also drove over to see my dad. It was his first Halloween in the new house and he said he did get a few trick or treaters. Was really hard not seeing mom there. She would have loved getting those trick or treaters to come and see them. Growing up we lived out in the country and no one came out that far. So many things she was looking forward to in her new home....
We are so very proud of both girls as the have straight A's in all their classes. The high school sent us a letter to induct Hayley into the National Honor Society and we are so extremely proud of her and how hard she works! She puts a lot of hours into her school work and it certainly has paid off!
My childhood friend Dawn and her husband Sam (whom the girls refer to as their aunt and uncle) moved down last year to be closer to us too and it was so great to be able to have them there for Hayley and support her! Love these two!!
Never ever stop reaching for the stars Hayley.... even after you catch them keep going!!! Love you so much!!!
Our dear friends Ed and Lynn whom we also consider family came and supported Hayley also. They had to leave a little early after the ceremony so I wasn't able to get pictures there but this is after we got back and they came to the house for dinner along with dad, Dawn and Sam. I wanted to be sure to get their picture with her, even if they did change clothes at home, lol. I don't care what they wear they are wonderful people and we love them!
We just celebrated Kathleen's birthday so that post will be coming up next! Looking forward to catching up with all your blogs though it may take me a couple days :-) As you know this is one of the busiest times of the year and the whirlwind has started! :-) Thanks for stopping by my blog today and catching up with me. I appreciate it and love getting your comments and emails. Have a wonderful week!