harper at the pumpkin patch

We were back up in IL for a friend’s wedding and while we were there, we took Harper to the pumpkin patch! Harper loves fall and can’t wait for it to finally come to Texas!

Pumpkin patch 2013

Pumpkin patch 2013

Pumpkin patch 2013

Pumpkin patch 2013

Pumpkin patch 2013

Pumpkin patch 2013

Pumpkin patch 2013

Pumpkin patch 2013

Pumpkin patch 2013

Pumpkin patch 2013

Pumpkin patch 2013

Pumpkin patch 2013

She had fun visiting and playing with both of her grandmothers! She loved my mom’s old rocking chair and quickly learned how to climb up and stand on it!

Harper

Harper

Harper

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take a walk when autumn comes to town

We enjoyed an unusually warm couple of November days last weekend in Chicago, but due to recent wind/rain, most of the fall leaves have already fallen. Luckily, I took advantage of an equally nice October afternoon a few weeks ago and took a few pictures of the leaves in their just-turned-yellow state. I live right across the street from this forest preserve along the Des Plaines river and had never spent time in it before (except to drive through it to get to work). Glad to know it’s a nice quiet place to take a stroll, just steps from my place.

Fall Leaves

*Blog post title is a lyric from the song “Autumn Song” by Van Morrison