Monday, October 20, 2008

It's a beautiful morning!!!

It is going to be 68 degrees today with the promise of 54 degrees and snow tomorrow.
The weather may be fantastic today, however, the best part about this wonderful morning is I get to go through my pictures and my memories of a fantastic weekend spent with my daughter! We had beautiful weather all weekend! I thought we were going to have some rain during our time in Washington, but it didn't materialize! We were truly blessed!

We arrived midday Friday and took Heidi and Travis to dinner and to the movie. If you haven't seen Eagle Eye, I highly recommend it. It is full of action and suspense.
Saturday we had coffee and then we headed to Green Bluff. Green Bluff is a little farming community and Parents weekend is right in the middle of their Apple Festival-"a six week all-out apple frenzy". Besides picking apples and pumpkins, they have live music, hayrides, and the best pies we have ever eaten!! It is truly a family fun event!! Here are a few pictures from our afternoon at Green Bluff:

Eating the best pie ever at Harvest House.

We found a few golden delicious apples on the tree, but the pickings were slim this year. We ended up buying some apples from the store at Walter's Fruit Ranch instead. I have to tell you though, that is still way better than anything we can find here in Montana!

Of course we found a few pumpkins at Knapp's pumpkin patch. They have the best pumpkins around!! As you can see, we had a great time!! One of these days we are going to have to go out in the spring and early summer to pick some cherries and strawberries! Yum!

Later that day, we ate at the Olive Garden and had a very nice and relaxing dinner. We were able to talk and just enjoy one another's company. I treasure that time! After dinner we went back to our hotel and I hemmed Heidi's dress slacks for her upcoming nursing school interview. We were all pretty exhausted and called it an early night. Sunday we had breakfast at our hotel and then we had to take them back to Heidi's apartment. It was hard for us to say goodbye. Heidi is so settled and she is so at home now. It was a lot different having her live in an apartment rather than the dorms. I really don't know how to explain it except to say, we were going back home and leaving her at her own home. I guess it is just another step in the leaving and cleaving process. It is one of those bitter/sweet things that you are happy and sad about at the same time. I guess I will just suffice it to say, we are so proud of our daughter and we had the best time this weekend!!

The drive home was absolutely amazing. The Tamarack trees were in their prime and the forest was ablaze! I don't know if you have ever had the chance to see a forest full of changing Tamarack trees, but if you ever get the chance, it is a sight to see! The pictures just don't do them justice.

I also have to post my layouts from the Little Red Scrapbook October kit. It was one of my favorite LRS kits ever!!

Thanks for looking!! I hope you all have a great day!!



:: gingerkitty :: said...

super CUTE!


Ally said...

Oh - what fun! So glad you had the chance to visit your daughter! I'm prepping for some of those same feelings this year - just trying to enjoy her while I can!

lauren said...

beautiful layouts! i particularly like the first two!

Mary Jo said...

I am so glad you had such beautiful weather and such a great visit with your daughter. You look so happy!

And I love your layouts from LRS! I'm always inspired by your work there :)

Erin said...

love those fall photos! I'm a little jealous of all that foliage! You are rocking the Sass! Those layouts are beautiful!

Larajc said...

TOTALLY awesome layouts. Best wishes to your daughter getting into Nursing school. Sometimes that is the hardest part, going through the application and acceptance process, or at least it was when I went to nursing school all those years ago (gulp--18yrs ago)...WOW, that long ago.

Nicole said...

as always your layouts are amazing! love the pics of your weekend.

Carla said...

Kristii, your trip sounds awesome!! I am so glad you enjoyed it and what fun pics! Those trees are beautiful!!


Tiffany said...

What an absolutely fabulous time! It looked like so much fun. I am so happy for you.

And those layouts..*swoon* Fabulous my dear. Just fabulous.

Rita said...

Your trip sounds wonderful! And your LRS LOs are pure eye candy!! Excellent use of all that Sass!

Staci said...

Wow kristii, the layouts and the card are fantastic! You did an awesome job with the kit! Glad you had such a good weekend - great photos of you and your family!

Anonymous said...

wow you got some great shots kristi! sounds like a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

wow your work is awesome!!