I cannot believe it is Thursday already! Chase, Trey, Taft, Addie and I left last Thursday afternoon (no school on Friday) and drove to Seattle to visit grandpa and grandma (nice, needed break)
my m&d live right next door to Remlinger Farms, which when I was a girl, was this obscure place out in the boon docks where you could go pick berries in the summer. It is now the "it" place, especially for pumpkins and other fall festivities. I am however sort of bummed by the fact that it has CHANGED and become so crowded and commercial–so, we skipped out on Remlingers and went across the valley to Jubilee Farms, which is actually a biodynamic co-op of organic farmers! We had an awesome time — I mean seriously when the sky is blue in Seattle, the sky is really blue–and now, I’m sitting here singing "The Bluest Skies You’ve Ever Seen …" (anyone know that song?) The only charge was for the pumpkins–everything was free.
Addie wasn’t sure what to think at first, but eventually warmed up a bit.
I watched Chase and thought how many times we’ve done this together–love annual traditions for that fact.
Chase also caught his very first fish "all by himself,"
which is a big deal for him!
Tafty’s front tooth has been loose since school started–I’ve begged him to pull it out, cause it got so loose it just looked funny. Finally Sunday morning, he bit into a pear and the deed was done!
little boys change so much between first and second grade, I’m so going to miss having my "little" boys. This one is growing like a weed right now and the baby-tooth years are drawing to an end.
And finally, check out the HUGE leaves we found on our walk …
We are all into "peek-a-boo" right now, because Addie is so into "peek-a-boo" Everything becomes a "now I see you, now I don’t" game.
Oh, wait I can’t forget to show you these funky mushrooms–anyone know what they are?
I’ve never seen anything like these — they were growing right at the edge of the driveway and looked like they were oozing thick black tar or oil — there was an article about mushrooms in the Seattle Times, but no photo of anything like this.
I’ve been busy this week finishing assignments for SS, tying up loose ends with Cathy on my book and announcing what I think are some pretty cool classes (and something brand NEW and super cool) for 2008 at BPS. Speaking of classes …
I’m getting SO EXCITED about our big trip to Australia. I’ve had some emails about what my plans are. I’m teaching among other things, my Finish Line Scrapbooking lecture/hands-on class. Several months ago one of my students sent me a couple of photos of her 6×6 album that she "finished" I LOVE it.
This is probably the most liberating hands-on class I’ve ever taught.
It’s all about "letting go" and connecting to creative intuition that
lets you make quick decisions and get stuff done! We have so many choices in product these days and so many expectations about "how" things can and/or should be done that many, many of the women I meet are paralyzed to some degree or another. The concepts and strategies I share in this class are the best way I know to push past any kind of creative block and get back in the groove.
I’ll post some pics of my Finish Line album too– the next time I teach this class stateside is early next year at the Get Croppin’ Event in Chantilly, VA and spots are going fast. I’d love to see you there!