The official start of fall in our family: Applefest day in Weston, MO with a quick stop at Red Barn Farm on the way out of town. Every year I'm relieved when the kids haven't decided they're too old for the tradition. I hope they realize even if they do, we'll drag them along anyway. We think this was our 13th year in a row.
We're back from a Spring Break roadtrip to Taos, NM with my parents. It's so much easier travelling with older children. There are no tantrums and few fights, and we're LOVING it. Taos is beautiful in a "let it be" sort of way. Peeling paint, old adobe, rambling sage bushes. They don't seem to strive for perfection in the way that we midwesterners do with our McMansions and manicured green lawns. Plus there's art everywhere. It felt good there. We spent lots of time outdoors- skiing and hiking, sitting in the hot tub, and rambling about town. The kids were rock-stars at the skiing. Seriously. We cooked most of our meals in the condo, but had a few nice meals out too. Old Martina's Hall was our favorite- beautiful rehabbed building and amazing food. The toy store in town was adorable. There was yet another snow storm here while we were gone. It's melted now. And we're back into the groove again at home. I'm getting ready for the upcoming shop weekend, Brian is working on the bathroom, and the kids are enjoying just a little bit of warmer weather. Happy Easter, friends!
Applefest and Red Barn Farm. Cool, cloudy and just right. I'm so glad they're still excited about going every year. I was the only one who fell asleep on the way home.
I made this quilted log cabin pillow for some friends that are soon to become new parents. They're good people, through and through, the kind of folks that should be raising kids on this planet of ours. After a quick photoshoot together, it's apparent that they are just giddy about this baby. I'm giddy for them too, knowing only a little something about what lays out ahead of them. Aren't they adorable?!