We had the pleasure of Rachel's company for her fall break from college this weekend. I love it when she comes home. I get to hug her and be her mommy for a few days. I also get to peek over her shoulder as she works on her art. I am amazed at her talent. It increases every time I get another look. Dee and Richard had fall break as well. My son devoured a new book by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians). He proclaimed The Lost Hero "awesome" and passed it on to Rachel. I must say, she had something to do with his fast read. She kept after him to finish so she could take it back to school and read it herself. She owes him!
Sunday brought a bitter-sweet end to the weekend. It is always hard to say goodbye to my girls and send them off to live their own lives. I miss them so! Dee and I took our turn in the car pool of roommate's parents and took Rachel, Aubrey, and Melissa back to Ephraim. It was a beautiful drive full of vibrant color, scattered sun, and rain drops. I cursed myself for not recharging my camera batteries. Alas, you will have to put up with cell phone photos. For my Arizona friends, this is autumn!
The trees outside of Rachel's apartments.
My feet, NOT wearing flip flops...sigh!
The view from my driveway. Our neighbor's trees always get excited for fall. I don't know what kind they are but they drop their leaves first every year. Our maple trees hang on to their leaves until it is way too cold to be outside raking.
What are YOUR trees doing today?