I’m popping in to take part in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Rainbow Colors! We’ve experienced snow, sleet, ice, rain, record breaking temperatures and unseasonably warm temperatures all in the last week or so. We are due for more nasty weather tonight so I’m in great need of some cheerful colors to brighten my day!
somebody’s watching me! As you may or may not know, my house is filled with the pitter patter of little (2 year old) and bigger (8 year old) feet and along with the pitter patter comes toys- lots of toys. And these sneaky little guys manage to leave them in the most unexpected places.
I have these dolls in a wire basket and an old Weeble hiding on a shelf in my office.
I never know when a Lego guy will be peaking out from his hiding spot.
This rabbit that 2 year old Beej swears came from Teletubby land is always sticking his head out from behind his newest hiding place- today’s being the lid to the train box. And Teletubby Dipsy, who usually sleeps with Beej, snuck down and peeked out at me from behind Pooh the other day.
I don’t remember encountering tricky toys like these the first time I went through the kid thing. Maybe I was just too busy raising the kids to stop and notice. These little surprise faces peeking up at me always make me smile. They are always a welcome reminder of my special boys- as if I could ever forget them!
Autumn is my favorite time of year. I live for the days of leaves changing colors, hoodies and jeans, and crisp leaves rustling as they blow down the street. It’s the most beautiful time of the year. Here are some autumn quotes along with photos of my favorite fall colors:
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” -Albert Camus
“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” —Lauren DeStefano
“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.” -William Cullen Bryant
“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” –Chad Sugg
“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” -Emily Bronte
“Wild is the music of autumnal winds amongst the faded woods.” —William Wordsworth
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald
“I’m so glad to live in a world where there are Octobers.” -Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery
If you live in a part of the world that has glorious autumns, I hope you are enjoying the changing colors! And if you aren’t, I hope that whenever your autumn is, you get to experience this beauty!
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau
My oldest son dreamed of becoming a firefighter when he grew up. And he did.
Learning did not come easy to him and he worked hard to earn each and every good grade he received. When he hit his teen years, things got rocky, as they sometimes do with teenagers. I worried. He tested boundaries. We made it through.
And a week after he graduated from high school, he began the EMT program. After working as an EMT for a few years, he got into the Paramedic program and became a certified paramedic. With his end goal in sight, he was trained in the fire academy and was hired as a firefighter-paramedic just two years ago. He continues to study and added Engineer to his certifications.
He had a dream, he worked his butt off to achieve it, and I am in awe of him. He is an inspiration to anyone who thinks that their dreams are beyond their reach and I couldn’t be prouder of him.